Monday, April 12, 2021

Weekly Village Update 4.8.21


Chamber News
BRC Leadership Class Project Update
The 2019 Blowing Rock Chamber Leadership Class restroom project is under way! The restroom at the Blowing Rock School parking lot will be completed by Summer and will be open to the public. More information to be released soon.
Best of Travel Awards
Blowing Rock has been nominated for TravelAwaits "Best Of Travel Awards" in the Best U.S. Small Town category! There are many more categories to vote in as well. Voting continues through Sunday, May 2nd and you can vote once per day per category.

Delivery Trucks on Main Street
Businesses are requested to work with all your vendors and suppliers to get all large truck deliveries completed by 10:00 am. Remember, these suppliers work for you. They will do what you request if you tell them how important it is for these vehicles not to be impeding traffic flow on Main Street and Sunset after 10:00 am. If they don’t want to follow the rules, there are plenty of competitors who will. They will only do this if you, the customer makes it important to them. The restricted traffic flow causes issues for visitors and residents alike, both of which could be your customers. These trucks also take up valuable parking space intended for YOUR customers.
Upcoming Activities & Meetings
Member News
Ribbon Cutting: Appalachian Fossil Museum & Doc's Rocks
Join us on Friday, April 9th at 11am to celebrate the new location of Doc's Rocks and Appalachian Fossil Museum!

Now conveniently located at Tanger Outlets in the old Loft building.
Chetola Opens New Track Trail
Chetola Resort has partnered with Kids in Parks to create a new TRACK Trail at Chetola! TRACK Trails are meant especially for families.

The Grand Opening for the Bass Lake TRACK Trail is on April 17 at 11am. The trail head is located near the tennis courts at Chetola and will be open to the public.
DeWoolfson Spring Sale
DeWoolfsons Spring Sale runs April 8th - 25th on all European white goose down fills made by DeWoolfson.

Visit or call 800.554.3696 for 20% off (excluding current sale items). Use coupon code at checkout: THANKS2021
Empty Bowls is Back!
 The event will be on Saturday, April 24th, 5 to 8 pm, and Sunday, April 25th, 11 am to 2 pm at the King Street Art Collective located at 585 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607, just above Doe Ridge Pottery. This year, ticketholders will be able to drop in to choose a locally-made bowl, listen to a live band, and check out the App State Senior Design Showcase. 
Please note that due to the pandemic, Soup will not be served this year. To best keep our patrons safe, we are offering two different days and various pick-up times. Tickets can be purchased in advanced at and links can be found on the Hunger and Health Coalition’s or the Watauga Arts Council website and Facebook page.
Mountain Alliance Dinning Guide
Mountain Alliance provides transformative experiences and support to all Avery and Watauga teenagers, regardless of means or background. Through volunteer service, challenging outdoor adventure, cultural outings, after school academic support and mentorship, we strive to unlock the leadership potential present in every teen. Our partnerships with Avery and Watauga County Schools help students achieve success in school, graduate, dream big and and achieve their goals as they become the next leaders in our community. The annual Dining Guide is one of our largest fundraisers and 100% of the proceeds support the Mountain Alliance mission in Watauga and Avery counties. Purchase a dinning guide online here.
Grandfather Mountain Dollar Days
Grandfather Mountain will open its gates to High Country residents, employees, and their guests for only $3 each April 1-23, as the park’s “Dollar Days” promotion returns in time for spring.
The promotion allows anyone who lives or works in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, or Wilkes counties — along with their guests traveling in the same vehicle — to visit at the discounted rate. Students attending a local college or university are also eligible for the discount.
Due to COVID-19, however, Dollar Days guests must book their visit online at To take advantage of the reduced rate, guests must choose the Dollar Days admission rate when reserving their visit.
Horton Hotel Rooftop
Join The Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge for sips and snacks on the Horton rooftop and watch the High Country turn green ☘️πŸŒΏπŸƒ

Hours: Thursday and Friday - 4pm to last call 10pm; Saturday 12pm-last call 10pm; Sunday 12pm-last call 6pm
We're Hiring!

Visit the Blowing Rock Job Opportunities Facebook group to see job postings from Westglow, Meadowbrook Inn, The Manor and more! This Facebook group is monitored by the Chamber and for Chamber members to share employment opportunities.
More events and updates can be found on our online calendar.

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