Monday, March 22, 2021

Weekly Village Update 3.18.21


Chamber News
Entrepreneur Roundtable
Hey, entrepreneur! Learn more about the dynamic new resource Startup Caldwell-Watauga, and ask your burning business questions to our expert panel of entrepreneurs, mentors, and small business owners during our Virtual Entrepreneur Roundtable event on March 18th from 12:00-1:00 PM.

Confused about how to start and grow your business? Have specific questions about being a business owner in Caldwell and Watauga counties? Our panelists are ready to answer any and all of your questions and help you succeed. You don't want to miss this event!
Bass Lake Sidewalk Project
This week, contractors for the Bass Lake Sidewalk Project will be focusing efforts on drainage construction at the intersection at 221 and Main Street. Based on NCDOT agreements, work can only be performed in the roadway from 9am-4pm weekdays. During these hours, motorists may want to consider alternative routes around the intersection. Traffic control is being conducted, but minimal delays are expected. The intersection will be opened back up this week and will remain open until flat work begins for the walkway itself. For the foreseeable future, 221 beyond the intersection will be limited to one lane Monday – Friday from 9am-4pm. 
NC Pro Bono Resource Center
This free remote clinic is designed to help small businesses and nonprofits navigate the legal issues they are experiencing due to COVID-19. Small businesses and nonprofits will get to meet with a lawyer for a free 45-minute legal consultation by phone or video conference (client preference).
Clinic appointments are scheduled at a time that is convenient for the client and attorney. After you apply for services, we will match you with a lawyer, and the lawyer will call you to schedule your appointment.
Boone Area Real Estate Report
- Housing inventory remains at a record low in the High Country area as homes continue to be purchased almost as soon as they are listed, according to the latest real estate report by the High Country Association of REALTORS©.

REALTORS© sold 182 homes worth $91.4 million in February. That’s a 5 percent increase in unit sales compared to last February, the month prior to the shutdown of North Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Update from AppHealthCare
“With three approved COVID-19 vaccines now available, it is important to note that each vaccine is safe and effective and has been studied in clinical trials. We have full confidence in these vaccines and hope people will take the vaccine that is offered to them when it’s their turn. The news of a third vaccine provides more hope, and we are very glad to have more vaccines available to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” stated Jennifer Greene, Health Director, AppHealthCare.
Upcoming Activities & Meetings
Member News
We Are Open!

The Schaefer Center Presents
The Schaefer Center Presents (SCP) virtual performing arts series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, will showcase the university’s Dept. of Theatre and Dance in Best of the Appalachian Dance Ensemble Thursday, March 25 at 8pm, the final event of the SCP spring season. This virtual best-of program will feature nine previously recorded works from faculty choreographers danced by App State student performers. All curated works were produced and presented between 2011-2019 and highlight the genres of modern dance, tap dance, dance of the African diaspora, and dance theatre. Run time is 75 minutes. The event is free, but registration is required.
BRPF Hydrangea Garden Clean-up
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
1 to 4 p.m., March 24-27
Love gardening? The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has a fun opportunity for you. The nonprofit is seeking volunteers from 1-4 p.m., March 24-27, to spruce up the hydrangea garden at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Participants will prune the peegee hydrangeas and remove debris near Bass Lake on the estate. Volunteers can attend all sessions or select specific days. Watauga County Extension Agent Paige Patterson will give a course on proper pruning techniques at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 24. To sign up to help, e-mail Audrey Pearson at
St. Patty's Day The Horton
$8 The Irish Cocktail (a traditional Irish whiskey staff drink)
$11 Call me Irish Coffees
$5 Ice cold Guinness stouts
$7 Clover 🍀 Closer Shooters (green lucky shots)

We’re open in our lounge and rooftop
Thursday & Friday 4pm till last call 10pm
Saturday 12pm till last call 10pm
Sunday 12pm till last call 6pm
Friday March 19 - Sunday March 21
Friday March 26 - Sunday March 28
Friday 2PM - 5PM
Saturday and Sunday 12PM - 3PM
Easter Photos at Tanger Outlets
Spring is in the air, hop into spring with fresh portraits of the kids and the entire family presented by Reg & Kala Photography, LLC. Photo sessions are 10 minutes long and cost $125.00+ tax! After your photo session you will receive an online gallery where you can choose and purchase your digital files or prints!
CLICK HERE to book your session and select your photo packages! Photo sessions by Reg & Kala Photography, LLC will be located in Suite 16, just near Banana Republic and Van Heusen. Don’t forget to shop with your TangerStyle 25% OFF Savings Coupons for extra savings on the perfect Spring and Easter outfits for everyone!
Tuchin Center ARTalks & Events
Join the TURCHIN CENTER for the Visual Arts for their spring semester ARTtalks with easy and safe access to their exhibition artists. ARTtalks include a presentation from the artist about their practice, their current exhibition and an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

For more information and to register, visit their website:
More events and updates can be found on our online calendar.

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