News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
November  7, 2017
News for Members
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Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

with Cash Drawing!!

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November 28
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Your Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Board Elections are in progress right now.
Please VOTE!
An electronic ballot has been emailed to you.  Please look over the candidates bios and click the
button to cast your important votes. Thanks for your participation! Deadline to place vote is November 10.

Chamber 2017 Award Nominations
Please take the time to nominate a special person or business for a 2017 Chamber Award, to be presented at the Annual Banquet on January 27. Following are the categories. To nominate someone, write a short summary of the reasons why you think they deserve to be recognized and send it to Jan Hackett at
1. Chamber Member of the Year:
The Chamber Member of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to Fannin County through community service and volunteerism. The recipient must be a Chamber member or employee of a Chamber member business.
2. Community Service Award:
The Community Service Award is presented to a Chamber member business which has made an outstanding contribution to the community.
3. Lifetime Chamber Membership:
Honorary membership is presented to retired or retiring members who have demonstrated long term service to the Chamber and/or the community.

We are now taking nominations for the
2018 Leadership Fannin Class!
Please email Jan Hackett at to submit your candidate’s name and email address.

For the annual banquet
January 27
at Brasstown Valley

We are currently looking for ten sponsors for the 2018 year cash drawings. The cash drawings are held at three business after hours each year. The sponsorship cost is $75.00. This will get your business name placed on the advertisements for the business after hours events as well as mention at the event. Please contact Dianne Mallernee if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. Thank you!

Ribbon Cuttings
Margo_s Bistro _ Deli Ribbon Cutting picture
November 2 was the ribbon cutting for Margo’s Bistro & Deli. Margo serves authentic Polish dishes such as: pierogis, stuffed cabbage rolls, homemade stews, goulash with potato dumplings and kielbasa on fresh-baked rolls. Enjoy daily soups; butter bean soup and barley beef soup. Margo’s also offers all natural meats that are local grown in Blue Ridge. 11 Mountain St., Blue Ridge.
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November Community Events Calendar
September 29 – November 12 – Fall Foliage Train Ride in Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway 
October 7 – November 11 – SAAG National Juried Art Show, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
October 28 – November 19 – Japanese Maples Colorfest, Gibbs Gardens
November 10 – Veterans Walk, McCaysville & Copperhill
November 11 – Roxie Watson in Concert, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 11 – Veterans Day Parade/Program, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 11 – Firefly Music Presents Alex Guthrie Band, Location tbd
November 18 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
November 18 – January 6 – Holiday Art Show an Sale, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 18 – Live Music is Better – Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 18 – Who DunIt? Mystery Art Fundraiser, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
November 18 -19 – Mistletoe Market, North Georgia Technical College
November 19 – Firefly Music Presents Luke Bella, Location tbd
November 23 – December 30 – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights!,Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
November 23 – Blue Ridge Turkey Trot – 5k, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 23 – Community Thanksgiving Open Table, Fannin County High School
November 24 – Light up the Basin, McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN
November 24-26 – Santa Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
November 24 – December 10 – White Christmas, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 24-26 – Merry Mountain Market, 3 Monkeys Antiques
November 25 – Firefly Music Presents Collin Raye, Location tbd
November 25 – Christmas at The Art Center, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 25 – Light Up Blue Ridge, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 25 – Tuba Christmas, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
December 2 – Kiwanis 58th Annual Christmas Parade, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill
Recurring Events
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern

Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing

November 24 – Blue Friday,
Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – Town Wide Caroling
November 24 – Light Up the Basin, 
Downtown Copperhill/McCaysville
6:00 p.m.
November 25th. – Light Up Blue Ridge
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.– Holiday Music playing
11:15 a.m. – Santa Arrives on the train
noon to 3:00 p.m. – Tuba Christmas – on the Train Deck
noon to 5:00 p.m. – FCHS Theater Group preforming at Sycamore Crossing
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Santa in the Gazebo visiting with children. Feed Fannin will be taking the Santa pictures.
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Alex Higgins – on the stage in the park
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Quinn Leach – On Depot St.
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Brass Quartet – on the Train Deck
5:30 p.m. – Parade starts
6:45 p.m. – Winners of the Window Decorating Contest are announced
7:00 p.m. – Lighting of the Great Tree
7:05 p.m. – Colin Raye will be singing O’Holy Night
In This Issue
Business After Hours
Board Elections Going on Now!
2017 Award Nominations
2018 Leadership Fannin Nominations
Save the Date for the Annual Banquet
Sponsors Needed
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar
Light Up Blue Ridge Schedule

Chamber Events
November 9 – Ribbon Cutting for Jewish Congregation of Blue Ridge, Fannin County Chamber
3:00 p.m.
November 15 – Board of Directors Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Executive Board Meeting at 11:00 a.m., Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
November 16 – Ambassador Lunch, location tbd
12:00 p.m.
November 16 – Golf Committee Meeting, Fannin County Chamber 12:00 p.m.
November 20 – Tourism Committee Meeting, Fannin County Chamber 12:00 p.m.
November 23 – Thanksgiving, Welcome Centers Closed
November 28 – Business After Hours with Cash Prize Drawing at Fannin Brewing Company
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Members To Member Ads
SAAG Juried Show
Cameron Hall Virtual Tour
High Hope Estate Auction
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
BRMAA Arts ShowWhodunit
2017 Turkey Trot

Light Up Blue Ridge

Merry Mountain Market

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