The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center will be closed December 24th & 25th.
What is going on at the Chamber?
We are quickly approaching 2021 and that means we've got a lot going on to get ready for the new year! Don't miss out on taking advantage of your membership by skipping these opportunities:
Member to Member Loyalty Card - this card is to promote Chamber Members supporting each other! Offer a small discount or special rate to fellow Chamber members . Email Regina by December 18th to be included.
Chamber Directory & Visitors Guide Ads - our Chamber Directory is printed every year and has a distribution over 12,000+. Would you like to include an ad to further promote your business? Email Regina by December 16th (it's not too late!)to be included. New this year - we are offering design services.
Blowing Rock WinterFest - is on its way! The order deadline for an ice sculpture is December 28th. Email Suzy to participate in WinterFest.
App Regional Healthcare will receive 800 doses of Moderna Vaccine
On Tuesday, Dec. 15, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System was notified by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services that it would receive 800 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, as part of NCDHHS’s Dec. 21 weekly allocation.
"We were told yesterday that our first allocation of vaccines will ship to us next week," ARHS President and CEO Chuck Mantooth said. “So it appears that Christmas will come early. Our organization has been anxiously awaiting this news for several weeks. This is overwhelmingly good news.”
This year we will not be hosting the Polar Bear Plunge or any ticketed events, but we working on creating a fun weekend focused on celebrating the restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities in Blowing Rock.
Want to add something to the schedule of events? Email Suzy the information.
Bent Tree Furniture is a boutique furniture store offering quality and one-of-a-kind pieces for every room of your home. We also offer bedding, rugs, mattresses, and other home goods. All pieces can be bought directly off the showroom floor.
The Northgate Group is a high end residential and commercial General Contractor specializing in historic renovations and modern structures.
Horton Hotel Rooftop
In addition to offering a cozy space in the swanky Lobby Lounge, the Horton features a ROOFTOP SNOW BAR with fire pits and drinks to keep you warm and toasty (Dark Spirits and Hot Cocktails). You are also welcome to order one of NEW WINTER COCKTAILS from our Lobby Lounge and bring it on up. We have blankets for purchase if you need extra warmth, or bring your own. Best of all, we are now open at Noon on Saturdays and Sundays - Enjoy Hot Chocolate and Warm Appalachian Cookie Co. Cookies. We are proud to provide spaces that offer safety and leisure and are working hard to follow all recommended guidelines.
Boone Real Estate Report
In a year of milestones for High Country real estate sales local REALTORS® recently eclipsed a new one - the $1 billion sales mark.
Through the end of November High Country REALTORS® sold a record 2,960 residential homes worth $1.06 billion. That’s a 43 percent increase from 2019 and double the sales from 2017, according to the latest real estate report from the High Country Association of REALTORS®.
The value was boosted in great part by the sale of million-dollar properties. There have been 134 such homes sold in the four-county area this year; 19 for more than $2 million. That’s according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service (MLS) which tracks sales from REALTORS® active in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties.
Yosef Media Live Streams
App State Wrestling Events
Appalachian State University has signed a limited license agreement with Yosef Media LLC, producer of The Grind, a multimedia channel that focuses on App State wrestling. Yosef Media will have the right to produce and live stream App State wrestling events through the 2022 season. Yosef Media has partnered with Rokfin to be the streaming platform used by The Grind for the 2020 Southern Conference schedule.
Send a $5 Honor Card to a friend or family member this season honoring them with a gift to Hospitality House. 100% of contributions support our housing, hunger relief and homeless prevention programs in seven NC counties. The 2020 Holiday Honor Cards are available through December, online at HospHouse.org for a minimum donation of $5 per card. Hospitality House will ship your cards free of charge. Additionally, they will even mail your entire Christmas card list for you. Simply provide each Tribute recipient address in the online donation form.
Give the gift of Chetola!
Tis’ the season to treat your employees!
Though the holidays may look a little different this year, it’s important to make sure your employees feel the spirit of the season. Give them the gift of Chetola. Come together with your team and enjoy carryout meals from Timberlake’s or treat them to a Chetola gift card to enjoy the season with family.
11am-3pm. Come by the Rumple Sanctuary (mask and social distance) to visit and enjoy a moment of Christmas Eve peace and listen to the Silent Night Virtual Congregational Singing
4:00pm Pre-Recorded Christmas Eve Nativity Service. Join our young families and youth for this online service premiering on our Youtube and Facebook pages.
5:30pm luminaries will be lit.
6:00pm Parking Lot Christmas Eve liturgy and luminary drive through.
View a full list of events this month at Rumple here.
Village Thrift Holiday Sale
ALL Christmas decor & clothing (actually all red or green clothing) will be 1/2 price at Village Thrift Dec 17-19!! Hurry in for your last opportunity to shop or drop off donations in 2020. All pants are just $1.00.
Located on Valley Blvd. next to Woodlands.
Business Membership at BRAHM
Join BRAHM as a small business member & receive these benefits:
Facility Rental Privilege (for business meetings and company social events)
An unlimited number of gift memberships may be purchased at half price for your patrons and clients
One-hour complimentary social event (rental cost only, $200+ value)
10% off in the Museum Gift Shop
Member Pricing to Museum programs, workshops, and classes (excluding fundraisers)
Membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program (NARM)
Contact BRAHM at 828-295-9099 for more information.
December 12, 2020-January 4, 2021 with a “very virtual” rendition of the High Country’s newest holiday tradition.
Enjoy Snowbelle favorites like SING, MERRY & BRIGHT and LIKE THIS choreographed by
Cheryl Cutlip. Embrace the true meaning of Christmas with SILENT NIGHT choreographed by Bradley Parquette and LITTLE DRUMMER BOY choreographed by Amanda Edge. Kicking their way through the streets, meet our Snowbelles up close and in person as they share sights and sounds of North Carolina's High Country as well as personal heartwarming stories.