Monday, December 7, 2020

Weekly Village Update 12.3.20


Chamber News
Blowing Rock Testing Clinic
The Chamber has partnered with AppHealthCare to provide COVID-19 Testing on Wednesday, December 9th from
1pm -4pm at the Blowing Rock School.

Testing is free.
Update from the Town of Blowing Rock
In response to Governor Cooper’s latest Executive Order, #180, the Town of Blowing Rock and the Blowing Rock Police Department have made some changes to their staffing plan. Effective this Friday, December 4, 2020, the BRPD will add two additional foot patrol shifts on each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until further notice. These two additional shifts will work a schedule of 10am-6pm, and be focused on the Main Street, Sunset Drive, and Memorial Park areas of town. Each officer will be charged will informing businesses, residents, and visitors of the new Executive Order. Each Officer will have information available to give to each individual with the information from the Executive Order. As a reminder, Executive Order #180 states:

  • A face covering will now be required in all public indoor settings if there are non-household members present, regardless of the distance away
  • Face coverings continue to be required in public outdoor settings if individuals are unable to maintain six feet of social distance with non-household members
  • In restaurants, guests are required to wear face coverings at their table unless they are actively eating or drinking.

These additional shifts are in addition to the normal shifts (road patrol) that will continue to take place on those days.

Chamber Directory Ad Sale
Ad spaces for the 2021 Chamber Membership Directory are available for purchase now through Dec. 16th .

Our directory has been the #1 requested free publication the Chamber produces.
Over 12,000 of the new guides will be distributed through the Blowing Rock
Visitor Center, all N.C. Welcome Centers, handed out at trade shows and
available through our lodging partners. They will also be mailed to each person
who contacts the Chamber requesting information on Blowing Rock. Take this opportunity to market and
promote your business to thousands of potential visitors and customers!

New this Year - in house design services. Want to place and ad or update an old one but don't know where to begin? We've got you covered. Design services begin at $95.

Contact Regina today to reserve your space!
The Holiday Stroll is tomorrow, December 4th from 4-8pm downtown Blowing Rock!
Christmas Cheer Contest
Want to show off your business's Holiday Spirit?

The Holiday Decorating contest will be live on Facebook from Dec. 11-24th. The public will be asked to vote by "liking" the image or images of their choice!

All businesses are encouraged to enter. Awards will be given to a retail business for Best Window Display and to a business for Best Indoor or Outdoor display.

One photo per business.

Email Suzy to enter the Holiday Decorating contest by Dec. 9th.
DOT Seeking Public Input
The N.C. Department of ​Transportation’s NC FIRST Commission is asking the public to use a new online investment tool to provide input on future revenue solutions from now until December 14, 2020. Please see link below for more information and to provide your input.

PPE Discount
Prices on PPE have been updated on Receive an additional 10% off when you use code "Blowing Rock Chamber"
To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email by Wednesday.

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

Member News
FOT Telethon Tonight!
Join WYN tonight at 6:30pm for a LIVE Festival of Trees TELETHON supporting Western Youth Network! The Western Youth Network (WYN) is taking a modern twist on the “old-school” telethon! Tune in for this family friendly event, fun for all ages. It is sure to be a good time with prizes available and lots of smiles. Anyone who purchases an auction item, makes a telethon pledge or donates at any level whatsoever is entered into our exciting “52 Weeks of Christmas” raffle! All proceeds benefit our community through supporting local youth and WYN’s important initiative.
Give the Gift of Westglow
Give the Gift of Westglow this Holiday Season! Enjoy attractive savings on Westglow Day Spa Package Gift Certificates!

Half Day Spa Package - $150
Sampler Day Spa Package - $200
Deluxe Day Spa Package - $300
Dayglow Day Spa Package - $400

Restrictions apply. Click here to purchase instantly!
Holiday Food Drive
Alair Homes is thrilled to be partnering with Hunger & Health Coalition, Inc.’s A Simple Gesture Program for another
#alaircommunitychallenge this year! For their Holiday Food Drive, they are challenging the high country community to join them in providing holiday meals for 300 Watauga County families!!

Holiday meal bags should include items like stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, peas, carrots, and green beans.

Today until December 15th, you have the opportunity to give back to a family in need. Drop your bags off at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Building.
The Schaefer Center Presents
The university's highly acclaimed Hayes School of Music will present its beloved annual holiday scholarship concert in virtual format on Friday, December 4th at 8pm.  The concert will continue to be available for viewing through December 6th at 10pm.

To register, simply visit the website address below, and click on the gold "register for event here" bar, at least three hours prior to the performance time. An email message with the link to access the concert will be sent to you prior to the start of the 8pm performance on Friday.
Carolina Snowbelle Christmas
A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas returns this
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.

Tickets on sale at .
Gift Wrapping at Tanger Outlets
Casting Bread is ready to ease your stress by
providing gift wrapping services this holiday season. From November 27 to December 20, shoppers can visit Suite 48 (formerly, Wilson’s Leather) at Tanger Outlets in Blowing Rock from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a beautifully wrapped gift at a small price.

Proceeds from the gift-wrapping service benefit Casting Bread’s work to increase food security for people in need. You may also drop off donations of shelf-stable food at the gift-wrapping station.
DeWoolfson Sale
DeWoolfson's Holiday Down SALE starts November 27th and goes through December 12th.

20% off of our own down comforters, pillows, blankets, and throws. 

WFBR Grants $125,000
The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) is making a difference for women and girls in Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties by granting $125,000 to area non-profits!  
Learn more here.
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.
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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