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Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
January 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.

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Here’s a Quick Look at 2017!
Total New Chamber Members …………………115
Total Members…………………..………………….770 
Lodging Business………………….………………………………….Up 12%
Website Sessions………………….………………………………..849,417  
Website Users…………………….………………………………….599,955
New Website Users…………………….…………………………….69.74% 
Facebook Fans……………………..………………………………….81,000

Looking for Ways to Network in 2018?
Join this great group of Chamber Ambassadors!
 

Bobby and Debra Amburn – Mountain Laurel Cabin Rentals
Bonnie Roper – Farmers Insurance
Brenda Morgan – Hayes, James & Associates
Chrystal Trent – Blue Ridge Pharmacy
Donna Tipton – United Community Bank
Glenn Harbison – The News Observer
Gretchen Loggins – Mountain Emergency Animal Center (MEAC)
Helen Sandonato – PruittHealth Hospice (Blue Ridge)
Susan Kiker – Fannin Regional Hospital
Kimberly Miller – University of North Georgia
Leah Rock – Douglas Inn & Suites
Lesa Reece – Mountain Gateway Appraisal
Lisa Hood – Tri-State EMC
Lisa Pritchard – Fetch Your News
Mark Belongie – Southern Financial Consultants, Inc.
Pam Fink – LG Web Consulting
Sandi Simpson – Norton – Mountain Insurance
Greg Spencer – Toccoa House Properties
Sandy Ott – University of North Georgia
Steve Smith – North Georgia Law, LLC
Chamber Ambassadors meet once a month for a networking lunch, and attend ribbon cuttings and other Chamber events.  We know — there were 57 ribbon cuttings in 2017! You don’t have to attend them all!!  For more information about joining our Ambassador group, call Dianne Mallernee at 706-632-5680 or email her at diannem@tds.net.

Chamber Member Anniversaries! 
Thank You!
 

Town & Country Furniture
Tri-State Heating & Air
Appalachian Country Living Magazine
Escape to Blue Ridge
Terry L. Wilson
BR Main
Getaway Valet
WoodmenLife
Pulse Medical
David Ralston
Doug Collins, U.S. Representative
Hidden Key Properties

WANTED:
Sponsors for Business After Hours
We’re looking for a few more sponsors for Business After Hours in 2018, so let us know if you are looking for this kind of great exposure for your business! Call Dianne Mallernee at 706-632-5680 or email her at diannem@tds.net.

Welcome New Members!
April’s Attic 
(706) 374-1300
April  Leach
April’s Attic offers antiques, collectibles and country-primitive home decor.
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Blue Ridge Surveillance
P.O. Box 645
McCaysville, GA, 30555
Britton Quintrell
Blue Ridge Surveillance offers the latest video security technologies and surveillance solutions to help solve security challenges and meet the needs of your application. They also offer a comprehensive set of security services ranging from site survey and needs assessment to local installations, technical support and post-installation maintenance. 
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Daffodil Hill Farm & Carriage
(706) 851-4430
Barbara Noyes
Daffodil Hill Farm & Carriage offers horse-drawn carriage rides for your special occasion. There are several carriages available that will seat 2-7 people; the white wedding surrey seats 2, the Replica 1893 Miller solid maple surrey seats 2 and a one-of-a-kind Vis-A-Vis surrey that will seat up to 7 people comfortably.
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Pulse Pilates Blue Ridge
Tess Nagel
Pulse Pilates is the Tri-State areas premier reformer pilates studio. They offer group reformer classes as well as private training.
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January Community Events Calendar
November 18 – January 6 – Holiday Show and Sale, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
January 6 – Gretchen Peters Live, Blue Ridge Community Theater
January 25-28 – School House of Rock, Blue Ridge Community Theater
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Brewery Tours & Tastings:
Thursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here
In This Issue
34th Annual Banquet
A Quick Look at 2017
Join the Chamber Ambassadors
Chamber Member Anniversaries
Business After Hours Sponsors Wanted
New Members
Community Events Calendar

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Chamber Events
Calendar
January 3 – Lunch N Leads at Blue Jeans Pizza and Pasta
12:00 p.m.
January 9 – Ribbon Cutting for April’s Attic, 6850 Appalachian Hwy., Mineral Bluff
11:00 a.m.
January 10 – Ribbon Cutting and Open House at the McCaysville Visitor Center, 53 East Market St., McCaysville
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
January 15 – Welcome Centers CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.
  January 16 – Ribbon Cutting for Sleep More Mattress Store, 1901 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge
10:00 a.m.
January 19 – Ribbon Cutting at Mercier Orchards – 75th Anniversary, 8660 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge
5:00 p.m.
January 24 – Board Orientation at the Chamber
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
January 27 – Annual Chamber Banquet at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa
6:00 p.m.
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Member Renewals
 Thank you!
1 My Mountain Cabin Rentals
1st Franklin Financial Corp
Abernathy’s Complete Home Furnishings
Anne Merkel, PhD.,ND, CNHP, Autoimmune Specialist-Energy Therapist
B.F. Remodelers
Blue Ridge Highlander
Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
Blue Ridge Rotary Club
Carlos & Carol Martel
Cartecay Vineyards
Chapman Fence Company
Cohutta Country Store
Company House
Distinctive Developers
Escape to Blue Ridge
Fannin County Animal Control
Fannin County Development Authority
Ferrell Gas
Herendon Construction & Custom Built Homes
Hidden Key Properties
Horse Creek Stable Bed and Breakfast
Inside & Out Home Maintenance
Jerry’s Mountain Furniture
Johnson Cleaning
Keel Properties
Media Marketing Group
Mountain Transportation
North Georgia Equestrian Tours
North Georgia Technical College
Norton – Mountain Insurance
Pruitthealth Home Health Blue Ridge
Pulse Medical
Rachel Callihan Cowart, Harry Norman Realtors
Square Frame Media
The Chocolate Express
Walhala Ridge Furnishings
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