Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
November  14, 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.

Shop Small and share your support for the spots you call your  
own, whether it’s your barbershop or even your one-stop garden supply store. Places like these keep our community
strong and  vibrant, potentially employing friends, family and neighbors.   On Saturday, November 25, invite your friends to Shop Small and show love for their favorite places. Because when small businesses succeed — we all do!
#SHOPSMALL – November 25

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.

34th Annual Banquet
Saturday, January 27
at Brasstown Valley Resort
(Spoiler Alert:  We’ve got dueling pianos!!)

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
Ribbon Cutting for The Jewish Congregation of Blue Ridge
November 9 was the ribbon cutting for The Jewish Congregation of Blue Ridge. The Jewish Congregation of Blue Ridge is a new resource for Jews in and around Fannin County (North Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina). Their services are traditional, informal, and inclusive. For more information, call  828-644-3543 or 404-702-0878.
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November Community Events Calendar
October 28 – November 19 – Japanese Maples Colorfest, Gibbs Gardens
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 – Blue Friday – Downtown Blue Ridge Shops
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 – December 17 – Gingerbread Village Display, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
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 – Blue Ridge Christmas Parade, Downtown Blue Ridge
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
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 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, La Pizzeria
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 21 – Ribbon Cutting for A2B Transit at the Fannin County Chamber
11:00 a.m.
November 23 – Thanksgiving Day, Welcome Centers Closed
November 28 – CANCELLED!!!Business After Hours with Cash Prize Drawing at Fannin Brewing Company
Members To Member Ads
Job Fair at Blue Ridge Assisted LivingBRMAA Arts ShowWhodunit
2017 Turkey Trot
Open Table Poster

Light Up Blue Ridge

Merry Mountain Market

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