Friday, November 13, 2020

Weekly Village Update 11.5.20


Chamber News
CACCE Outstanding Chamber of the Year
We are proud to announce that we have been award CACCE Outstanding Chamber of the Year for North & South Carolina with under 700 members.

This is regional recognition for our efforts on the Rock United Relief program, implementing a plan to safely host Art in the Park and so much more!

Year-Round Exposure!
Chamber Partner Program
We've expanded the Chamber Partner Program to include two new levels of benefits.
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
Are you interested in learning more about Partner benefits? Call the Chamber at 828.295.7851 to learn more.
Grow With Google
Using Data to Drive Growth
Tuesday, November 10th from 1:00-2:00pm

In this session we’ll teach you how to:
  • Identify business goals (and how you plan to use your online presence to achieve them)
  • Incorporate data into your plan and how to find actionable insights in customer patterns and trends
  • Select the best tools to help you find the answers you need
  • Demystify Google Analytics and learn how to make it work for you

Final Grow with Google Seminar!
25 Days of Holiday Shopping
Sponsored by Modern Ford of Boone
The Chamber is going to celebrate 25 days of Holiday Shopping. Please share with us your unique gift ideas, packages or promotions!

To be featured on social media and in the Holiday Gift Guide you need to let Suzy know what you'd like to feature by Nov. 10th.

Marketing Webinars
Constant Contact has put together a schedule of marketing webinars Nov. 4th - Nov. 9th

Check out the list of email and Holiday Marketing seminars here.

Most of them are free!
To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email by Wednesday.

Our newsletter reaches over 1,000 member contacts each Thursday!
Upcoming Activities & Meetings

  • Town Council Meeting - November 10th
  • Grow with Google - November 10th
  • Business After Hours at Egg Rollin - November 17th
  • Lighting of the Town/Parade - Cancelled
  • Holiday Stroll - December 4th
Member News
New Members!
Help us in welcoming our new members:
Village Cafe
Village Café is open on a week by week schedule.

They will be open this week Thursday - Sunday for breakfast and lunch from 8am-2pm. Reservation recommended, call 828.295.3769.
The Schaefer Center Presents
The The Schaefer Center Presents (SCP) virtual performing arts series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, features a streamed concert by the bluegrass collective Watkins Family Hour, made of up siblings Sara and Sean Watkins (founding members, along with Chris Thile, of the wildly successful Nickel Creek), Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8pm (ET). The duo — Sara on fiddle and Sean on guitar — celebrate their newest release, brother sister, a reflective album replete with rich harmonies that highlight the familial bond. The virtual event — streamed from the duo’s home base of Los Angeles — is free of charge, but advance registration is required at
Casting Bread Give Thanks 2020 Challenge
Casting Bread announces its Give Thanks for 2020 Challenge. During the twenty days from November 1 – 20, the organization will focus on the things for which to be thankful in 2020.
Thanks for 2020 Challenge:
1. Donate $20
2. Donate 20 cans of food
3. Challenge 20 people to take the same challenge
Visit to make your donation, donate 20 cans of food, and download tools to help you invite 20 people to increase food security.
Coat Drive
The Blowing Rock Rotary Club is participating in a Coat Drive through Nov. 9th.

Gently used and clean coats, blankets and scarfs will be accepted for donation at the Blowing Rock Chamber.
Caldwell Hospice I Want to Help
The grief support services of Caldwell Hospice will offer two virtual opportunities via Zoom for I Just Want to Help presentations with considerations for COVID-19.
·  Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 2pm
·  Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 6pm
Caldwell Hospice Grief Services Coordinator Kimberly Setzer, MSW, LCSW, will facilitate the discussion. To enroll in either of these educational events, please RSVP by calling 828.754.0101 or emailing Registered participants will receive a Zoom link. To learn more about all grief support services, call or visit or Facebook. 
We'd love to see you!
The Chamber Team is glad to see our businesses re-opening! Email Regina to let us know you're open and we will stop by for a socially distance visit.
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening at Beautiful Jewels. Estate, Designer & Fashion Jewelry, Women's Accessories & Fine Antiques.
Beautiful Jewels Grand Opening catered by Café Violette.
More events and updates can be found on our online calendar.

To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email by Wednesday.

Our newsletter reaches over 1,000 member contacts each Thursday!
Thank you to our 2020 Chamber Partners!

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