News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
July  10, 2018
News for Members
Fannin Co. Chamber Logo

Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

Two Great Business After Hours in July!

BAH Treo Blue Ridge

BAH Mercier Orchards Downtown

Chamber & Member News & Events
 
FOCUS GROUPS & INTERVIEWS FOR COPPER BASIN
RENAISSANCE – JULY 17 AND 18
Planners from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government will be in the Copper Basin on July 17 and 18 to conduct interviews and focus groups for the Renaissance Master Plan.  Appointments are available for participation by community and business leaders at the following times:
First Baptist Church of McCaysville:
Tuesday, July 17 at 1:30 or 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18 at 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Please contact the Chamber at 706-632-5680 if you are interested in participating.
 
PRIMARY RUN-OFF ELECTION IS JULY 24;
EARLY VOTING STARTS JULY 2
Two local primary run-offs will appear on the Republican primary ballot on July 24. Incumbent Larry Joe Sosebee faces Glenn Patterson for Fannin County Commissioner.  Steve Stanley will run against Mike Cole in the school board race. Other races in the Republican primary run-off include Casey Cagle vs Brian Kemp for Governor; Geoff Duncan vs David Shafer for Lieutenant Governor; and David Belle Isle vs Brad Raffensperger for Secretary of State. The Democratic Party run-off includes Sid Chapman vs Otha E. Thornton, Jr., for State School Superintendent.

Community & Local Events Calendar
July 12-29 – The Savannah Sipping Society, Blue Ridge Community Theater
July 14 – Singing in the Mountains 15th Annual Concert, Fannin County High School Performing Arts Center
July 20-28 – Georgia Mountain Fair, Georgia Mountain Fairground
July 21-22 – Butternut Creek Festival, Meeks Park
July 27 – Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise Ins, Dairy Queen
July 28 – 3D Off the Wall Exhibit, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
July 28 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Depot
July 28  – Contemporary Southern & Folk Art Exhibit Opening Reception, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
 
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Wednesday
*Visitor Time, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Tri-State Model Railroaders, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Pickin’ in the Park
* Brewery Tours & Tastings:
Thursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing Company and Grumpy Old Men.
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

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Celebrating Independence Day. United States of America USA flag with fireworks background for 4th of July

Chamber Calendar of Events
July 17 – Business After Hours at TREO, 588 East Main St.
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
July 18 – Chamber Board Meeting at noon, Chamber Board Room
July 17 & 18 – Focus Groups and Interviews for Copper Basin Renaissance.
July 19 – Ribbon Cutting for First Choice Landscaping at the Chamber
10:00 a.m.
July 24 – Primary Run-off Election Don’t forget to vote!
July 24 – Ribbon Cutting for Mountain Valley Community Bank, 111 Collins Ave.
10:00 a.m.
July 25 – Ribbon Cutting for Black Dog Mountain Rentals, 434 Martin Crossing, Cherry Log
2:00 p.m.
July 26 – Ambassador Lunch at Alpine Deli, 204 West Main St.
12:00 p.m.
July 31 – Golf Committee Meeting at La Pizzeria, 76 Forge Mill Rd., Morganton
12:00 p.m.
July 31 – Business After Hours at Mercier Orchards Downtown, 260 West Main St.
 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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Member Events
Habitat Orientation
Glow River Float
UNG Save the Date
CASA Fundraiser

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
July  2018
News for Members
Fannin Co. Chamber Logo

Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

Two Great Business After Hours in July!

BAH Treo Blue Ridge

BAH Mercier Orchards Downtown

Chamber & Member News & Events
 
FOCUS GROUPS & INTERVIEWS FOR COPPER BASIN
RENAISSANCE – JULY 17 AND 18
Planners from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government will be in the Copper Basin on July 17 and 18 to conduct interviews and focus groups for the Renaissance Master Plan.  Appointments are available for participation by community and business leaders at the following times:
First Baptist Church of McCaysville:
Tuesday, July 17 at 1:30 or 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18 at 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Please contact the Chamber at 706-632-5680 if you are interested in participating.
 
PRIMARY RUN-OFF ELECTION IS JULY 24;
EARLY VOTING STARTS JULY 2
Two local primary run-offs will appear on the Republican primary ballot on July 24. Incumbent Larry Joe Sosebee faces Glenn Patterson for Fannin County Commissioner.  Steve Stanley will run against Mike Cole in the school board race. Other races in the Republican primary run-off include Casey Cagle vs Brian Kemp for Governor; Geoff Duncan vs David Shafer for Lieutenant Governor; and David Belle Isle vs Brad Raffensperger for Secretary of State. The Democratic Party run-off includes Sid Chapman vs Otha E. Thornton, Jr., for State School Superintendent.

Chamber Member Anniversaries!!
Burger King
 
Southern Appalachian Artist Guild
 
 
 
Fannin County Public Library 
Mountain Paws Cabin Rentals

9 New Members!
First Choice Landscaping
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
(706) 200-2960
Kyle Boyer
First Choice Landscaping is a locally owned and operated company that offers a variety of lawn care and landscaping services that are custom design to each individual property. 
Lanier Tech Pros
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
(678) 701-7787
Stephen Bradley
Lanier Tech Pros is a full-service digital marketing agency that has been creating beautiful yet affordable responsive websites, social media campaigns and custom search optimization solutions for customers in Blue Ridge and across north Georgia for more than a decade.
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Mercier Orchards Downtown
260 West Main St.
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
(706) 946-3411
Rita Suiter
Open daily 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Mercier Orchards Downtown serves breakfast and lunch as well as offers a bakery and hard cider/wine tasting area. 
Mountain High Cabin
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
Scott Nelson
Mountain High Cabin located on Sunrock Mountain in the heart of Blue Ridge is unrivaled for its 180° phenomenal views of the Smoky Mountains. Get that secluded mountain feeling while being just 5 miles from town, Mercier Orchards, and all mountain outdoor activities. 
 
The Cider House
(706) 492-7753
Stephanie Cots
Enjoy a home-cooked lunch or dinner with our famous homemade fried pies and pressed cold cider at The Cider House.
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Toccoa Overlook Cabin
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
(770) 329-3640
Kelly Pearson
The Toccoa Overlook Cabin is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 and a half bath mountain view home on the Toccoa River that can sleep up to 15 people. It is nestled on 9 acres of private land with hiking trails down to 500 ft of river front on the Toccoa River.
 
Toccoa River Cottage
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
(770) 329-3640
Kelly Pearson
The Toccoa River Cottage is a cozy studio home on the beautiful Toccoa River that can sleeps 2 people. Beautifully appointed and romantic, the Toccoa River Cottage is the perfect destination for a getaway for you and your special someone! The Cottage is only 2.5 miles from downtown Blue Ridge.
 
Troy Shirbroun, Coldwell Banker
(407) 739-4230
Troy Shirbroun
Troy Shirbroun, is a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker High Country Realty.
 
WoodmenLife, Julie Dermer
Epworth, GA, 30541
(678) 447-1161
Julie Dermer
Julie Dermer helps local families prepare for the future, while working with them to make a difference in our community. As your WoodmenLife Representative, Julie will learn what makes you unique, and work with you to tailor solutions based on your financial needs.
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Community & Local Events Calendar
July 4 – 4th of July Observance, Epworth Community Club
July 4 – Blue Ridge Freedom 5k and 10k, Downtown Blue Ridge
July 4 – 4th of July Fireworks, Meeks Park
July 7 –  Carl Pruett and The Crossroads Band Blues Roots, Blue Ridge Community Theater
July 7 – Van Dilbeck Memorial & Steel Head Race , Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
July 12-29 – The Savannah Sipping Society, Blue Ridge Community Theater
July 14 – Singing in the Mountains 15th Annual Concert, Fannin County High School Performing Arts Center
July 20-28 – Georgia Mountain Fair, Georgia Mountain Fairground
July 21-22 – Butternut Creek Festival, Meeks Park
July 27 – Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise Ins, Dairy Queen
July 28 – 3D Off the Wall Exhibit, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
July 28 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Depot
July 28  – Contemporary Southern & Folk Art Exhibit Opening Reception, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
 
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Wednesday
*Visitor Time, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Tri-State Model Railroaders, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Pickin’ in the Park
* Brewery Tours & Tastings:
Thursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing Company and Grumpy Old Men.
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

Copper Basin Renaissance

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Community Events Calendar

Celebrating Independence Day. United States of America USA flag with fireworks background for 4th of July

Chamber Calendar of Events
July 4 – Main Chamber Welcome Center, Caboose and McCaysville Center are all closed for the holiday.
July 5 – Ribbon Cutting for Mercier Orchards Downtown, 260 West Main St.
10:00 a.m.
July 17 – Business After Hours at TREO, 588 East Main St.
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
July 18 – Chamber Board Meeting at noon, Chamber Board Room
July 17 & 18 – Focus Groups and Interviews for Copper Basin Renaissance.
July 19 – Ribbon Cutting for First Choice Landscaping at the Chamber
10:00 a.m.
July 24 – Primary Run-off Election Don’t forget to vote!
July 24 – Ribbon Cutting for Mountain Valley Community Bank, 111 Collins Ave.
10:00 a.m.
July 26 – Ambassador Lunch at Alpine Deli, 204 West Main St.
12:00 p.m.
July 31 – Business After Hours at Mercier Orchards Downtown, 260 West Main St.
 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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Member Renewals-Thanks!
 
A Rolling Thunder River Company
Akins Funeral Home
All Choice Plumbing
Americas Best Value Inn
Angela Stewart DeLorme, P.C.

Bethel UMC

Blood Assurance
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Assn/The Art Center
Blue Ridge North Georgia Ford, Inc.
Blue Ridge Oil Change
Blue Ridge Pharmacy
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Blue Ridge United Methodist Church
BumbleBee’s Cafe Blue Ridge, LLC
Burger King
Cohutta Country Store
Coldwell Banker High Country Realty
Danielle’s Great Eats Deli
Das Kaffee Haus
DOTSGOOD
DQ Grill & Chill
Edd Stepp Agency, Alfa Insurance
Edward Jones, Mike Hamby
Enchanted Mountain Retreats, Inc.
Family Life Chiropractic Center
Fannin County Board of Commissioners
Fannin Lanes Bowling Center
First Baptist Church of Epworth
Georgia Department of Labor
Habitat for Humanity
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Jaime Levins
K & S Tank Lines
Kevin Panter Insurance
Kiwanis of Blue Ridge
Melwood Springs Water Company
Men on the Move
Mountain Laurel Cabin Rentals
Mountain Paws Cabin Rentals
Mountain Property Limited
Mountain Valley Motors
Mountain View Orchards
Nicholson Agency Insurance Mart
North Georgia Boat Lift
North Georgia Physical Therapy
Nottely River Valley Vineyards
Ocoee Animal Hospital
Out of the Blue, Inc.
Paradise Hills, Winery Resort & Spa
Parris Medical Services, Inc.
Pat’s Kountry Kitchen
Russell Seabolt, D.M.D.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Southern Appalachian Artist Guild
Southern Financial Consultants, Inc.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
State Farm Insurance/Charles Edmondson
Stress Buster Vacation Rentals & Property Management
Terminator Pest Control Services
The Lilly Pad Cottage
Thomas Insurance Group
Tin Loong of Blue Ridge
Toccoa River Tubing Company
Total Lifestyle Concepts, Inc.
Town & Country Furniture
Tri-State Business Women
Tri-State EMC
Tri-State Model Railroaders
United Community Bank
Whispering Pines Campground
Wildwater Limited
Willow Creek Cabin Rentals
Zip Line Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge
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Member Events
Habitat Orientation
Glow River Float
UNG Save the Date
CASA Fundraiser

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

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Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
June 19,  2018
News for Members
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Fannin County Sponsoring 
Electronics Recycling 
Ecyclers USA will be at the Senior Center on June 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to recycle your electronics. These will include:
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Subassemblies and Components
  • Surplus Inventory
  • Home Electronics
  • Central Office and Communication Room Equipment
  • Microwave/Ground and Satellite Based Transmission Equipment
  • Office Equipment
  • Barcode Equipment, Pagers, Copy Machines, Fax Machines, Telephone Systems (cordless, cellular, desk)
  • Security Equipment
  • Utility and Power Equipment
  • Metals
**There will be a $10.00 fee for each Television or CRT Monitor**
440 West 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA
To see specifics on items that may or may not be available to be recycled:

Ribbon Cuttings!
 
June 12 was the ribbon cutting for Duane Thomas, Realtor with
Anchor Brokerage.
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June 14 was the ribbon cutting for Skyfall Cabin. Located in a brand-new, gated community with access to the Toccoa river, 10 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, Skyfall Cabin is a brand new 3200 square foot modern cabin featuring an expansive open floor plan with a pool table, shuffle puck, dart board and more. This cabin sleeps up to 8 adults and 4 children.

June Community Events Calendar
June 19 – Summer Youth Art Camps, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
June 23-24 – Ride the Rails Festival, Mineral Bluff Depot
June 22– Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise In, Dairy Queen
June 29-30 – Riverfest, Downtown McCaysville
June 29 – Firecracker Special, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
June 29 – Lake Blue Ridge Boat Parade, Lake Blue Ridge
June 29 – McCaysville Fireworks, Downtown McCaysville and Copperhill
June 30 – Old Timers Parade, Downtown Blue Ridge
June 30 – Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks, Lake Blue Ridge Dam
July 4 – 4th of July Observance, Epworth Community Club
July 4 – Blue Ridge Freedom 5k and 10k, Downtown Blue Ridge
July 4 – 4th of July Fireworks, Meeks Park
 
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Wednesday
*Visitor Time, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Tri-State Model Railroaders, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Pickin’ in the Park
* Brewery Tours & Tastings:
Thursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing Company and Grumpy Old Men.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
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June 19 – Business After Hours, Blue Smoke Barbecue, 3365 East First St., Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
June 21 – Ribbon Cutting for SafeKeep Pest Management at the  Chamber
10:00 a.m.
June 25 – Ribbon  Cutting for Escape the Line Ocoee’s #1 Escape Room, 115 Ocoee St., Copperhill, TN
10:30 a.m.
June 27 – Board of Directors Meeting, Chamber Board Room, Executive Committee at 11:00 a.m, Board of Directors
12:00 p.m.

June 28 – Ambassador Lunch at Mesquite Grill, 4860 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge
12:00 p.m.
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Member Events
Glow River Float

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community, Fannin County Chamber
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
June 12,  2018
News for Members
Fannin Co. Chamber Logo

Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

Fannin County Sponsoring 
Electronics Recycling 
Ecyclers USA will be at the Senior Center on June 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to recycle your electronics. These will include:
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Subassemblies and Components
  • Surplus Inventory
  • Home Electronics
  • Central Office and Communication Room Equipment
  • Microwave/Ground and Satellite Based Transmission Equipment
  • Office Equipment
  • Barcode Equipment, Pagers, Copy Machines, Fax Machines, Telephone Systems (cordless, cellular, desk)
  • Security Equipment
  • Utility and Power Equipment
  • Metals
**There will be a $10.00 fee for each Television or CRT Monitor**
440 West 1st St., Blue Ridge, GA
To see specifics on items that may or may not be available to be recycled:

June Community Events Calendar
June 16 – Community Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
June 16 – Blue Ridge Wine and Jazz Festival, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
June 16 – Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival – PULSE Trio, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
June 19 – Summer Youth Art Camps, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
June 23-24 – Ride the Rails Festival, Mineral Bluff Depot
June 25 – Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise In, Dairy Queen
June 29-30 – Riverfest, Downtown McCaysville
June 29 – Firecracker Special, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
June 29 – Lake Blue Ridge Boat Parade, Lake Blue Ridge
June 29 – McCaysville Fireworks, Downtown McCaysville and Copperhill
June 30 – Old Timers Parade, Downtown Blue Ridge
June 30 – Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks, Lake Blue Ridge Dam
July 4 – 4th of July Observance, Epworth Community Club
July 4 – Blue Ridge Freedom 5k and 10k, Downtown Blue Ridge
July 4 – 4th of July Fireworks, Meeks Park
 
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Wednesday
*Visitor Time, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Tri-State Model Railroaders, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Pickin’ in the Park
* Brewery Tours & Tastings:
Thursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing Company and Grumpy Old Men.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

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June 12 – Ribbon Cutting for Duane Thomas, Realtor with Anchor Brokerage at the Chamber
1:30 p.m.
June 13 – Ribbon Cutting for Impact Design & Creations at the Chamber
11:00 a.m.
June 19 – Business After Hours, Blue Smoke Barbecue, 3365 East First St., Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
June 27 – Board of Directors Meeting, Chamber Board Room, Executive Committee at 11:00 a.m, Board of Directors
12:00 p.m.

June 28 – Ambassador Lunch at Mesquite Grill, 4860 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge
12:00 p.m.
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Member Events
The mission of the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce is to provide services to members, support existing business and promote economic development and tourism, while preserving and enhancing our community’s character, natural resources and quality of life.

 

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

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June  2018
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Community Participation July 17-19
For Copper Basin Renaissance Project
The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute recently announced a Renaissance Strategic and Planning Process for the Copper Basin, including the cities of McCaysville, Copperhill and Ducktown, funded by the Lyndhurst Foundation.  The Chamber will assist in coordination of the project, which will take a year to complete.
The next step is public participation and input on July 17, 18 and 19, including focus groups and interviews of interested citizens and groups.  If you are interested in participating in a group or interview, please email Jan Hackett, jahackett@tds.net, or Sarah Mickens, Sarahfccoc@outlook.com.
The Renaissance project assists downtowns through the creation of a community-supported vision and plan. The RSVP is a downtown master planning process that result in the creation of a downtown planning document that illustrates the community’s vision for the future and provides the steps to get there. The final RSVP planning document helps local governments and community partners prioritize top downtown issues and work to establish a consensus around what must be achieved in the short and long-term.

Member News & Events
 

Taste of Amish Has Moved
Same great products, new location! Be sure and visit Taste of Amish at their new location, 1412
Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge.

Mercier Orchards Downtown
 Visit Mercier Orchards Downtown for deli and bakery goods as well as hard cider and wine tastings! Serving breakfast and lunch. You can find them in the historic 1926 People’s Bank building at 260 West Main St., Blue Ridge. (706) 946-3411
Scenic Railway Celebrates 20 Years
Congratulations to the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.  They recently celebrated 20 years and more than one million riders during that time! In 1995 Wilds Pierce, owner of GNRR Railroad, met with members of the Blue Ridge Mountains Preservation Foundation, a local group hoping to save the rail line railway between Blue Ridge and McCaysville. Subsequently GDOT purchased the line from CSX, Members of the Preservation Foundation and North American Railcar Owners’ Assn. began clearing the line from Ellijay north to Blue Ridge, which had not handled traffic in over 20 years. In June 1997, GDOT leased the line to GNRR and on May 30, 1998, the first tourist excursion was made between Blue Ridge and McCaysville.

Welcome New Members!
 
A River Runs Through It
Albert ”Skip” Smelko
A River Runs Through It is a cabin rental available through Mountain Laurel Cabin Rentals. Enjoy this newly renovated 3 bedroom 3 bath cabin located just steps from the Toccoa River in beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia. Enjoy fishing, kayaking and tubing from the property. Some amenities include a charcoal grill, pool table, hot tub, gas log fireplace and wifi.

Black Dog Mountain Rentals

Mineral Bluff, GA, 30559
(678) 739-9251
Pamela Abbott
Black Dog Mountain Rentals is a full service cabin rental company, serving Blue Ridge, Georgia. Introducing their flagship rental, Huckleberry Hill on VRBO and Airbnb.

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Buck Bald Brewing

Patrick Keenan
Coming August 2018 to Copperhill, Tennessee!
Born in the mountains of Blue Ridge, GA, Buck Bald Brewing is dedicated to brewing the highest quality beer. They combine the best quality ingredients with careful attention to every detail. So when you’re thirstin’ for a tasty brew, look for the Hollerin’ Man on your tap handle or bottle. You’re sure to find beers that will whet your whistle and make you holler for more.
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Copperhill Brewery

Harrison Abbott
Coming August 2018 to Copperhill, Tennessee!
Copperhill Brewery has a passion. A passion to brew high quality, diverse, and exceptional tasting craft beer. Brewing craft beer is truly an art form, and our goal is to brew an exceptional selection of craft beers that will set Copperhill Brewery apart from all others. They plan to create a tap room that will become a local hangout and loved establishment.
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Duane Thomas, Anchor Brokerage

(678) 772-8723
Duane Thomas
Duane Thomas is a Real Estate Agent with Anchor Brokerage, a Real Estate Agency that specializes in lakefront and commercial property.

Okinawa Steak & Sushi
Wade Gill
Okinawa Steak & Sushi has been serving Ellijay a variety of fresh sushi delicacies and Japanese style cooking for 10 years. At Okinawa, each Sushi roll is an edible work of art masterfully created by trained Sushi Chefs. Now serving delicious Italian Desserts.
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Skyfall Cabin

(813) 340-6454
Christopher Gunn
Skyfall is a brand-new, 3200 square foot modern cabin nestled in the North Georgia mountains. Skyfall is situated on a 1.5 acre lot with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8 adults and 4 children, 4 fireplaces, 3 levels, over 1500 square feet of outdoor deck with fireplace, hot tub, 65 inch TV, hammock, grill and stunning sunrise views over the mountains. Located in a brand-new, gated community with access to the Toccoa river, 10 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, GA. 30 minutes to Aska Adventure area.

Ribbon Cuttings – Congratulations!
Congratulations to Wrapsody in Blue! They cut a ribbon to open their beautiful new addition, a porch custom designed to showcase the outdoor living space options available. 

Chamber Member Anniversaries!

3 Monkeys Home Accents
DOTSGOOD
Georgia Foothills Hand Surgery
Reel ‘Em In Guide Service
Total Lifestyle Concepts

June Community Events Calendar
May 29 – June 10 – SAAG Spring Art Show, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
June 9 – Bergonzi Quartet Stage Production, Blue Ridge Community Theater
June 16 – Community Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
June 16 – Blue Ridge Wine and Jazz Festival, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
June 16 – Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival – PULSE Trio, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
June 19 – Summer Youth Art Camps, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
June 23-24 – Ride the Rails Festival, Mineral Bluff Depot
June 25 – Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise In, Dairy Queen
June 29-30 – Riverfest, Downtown McCaysville
June 29 – Firecracker Special, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
June 29 – Lake Blue Ridge Boat Parade, Lake Blue Ridge
June 29 – McCaysville Fireworks, Downtown McCaysville and Copperhill
June 30 – Old Timers Parade, Downtown Blue Ridge
June 30 – Lake Blue Ridge Fireworks, Lake Blue Ridge Dam
July 4 – 4th of July Observance, Epworth Community Club
July 4 – Blue Ridge Freedom 5k and 10k, Downtown Blue Ridge
July 4 – 4th of July Fireworks, Meeks Park
 
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Wednesday
*Visitor Time, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Tri-State Model Railroaders, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Pickin’ in the Park
* Brewery Tours & Tastings:
Thursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing Company and Grumpy Old Men.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
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Chamber Calendar of Events
June 1 – Ribbon Cutting for Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
11:00 a.m.
June 1 – Ribbon Cutting for Wrapsody in Blue, 652 East Main St., Blue Ridge
4:00 p.m.
June 5 – Get Noticed with Google, Bear Claw Vineyards, 2494 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge
10:00 a.m.
June 6 – Lunch N Leads, Blue Jeans Pizza and Pasta Factory, 11 Mountain St.
12:00 p.m.
June 12 – Ribbon Cutting for Duane Thomas, Realtor with Anchor Brokerage at the Chamber
1:30 p.m.
June 13 – Ribbon Cutting for Impact Design & Creations at the Chamber
11:00 a.m.
June 19 – Business After Hours, Blue Smoke Barbecue, 3365 East First St., Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
June 27 – Board of Directors Meeting, Chamber Board Room, Executive Committee at 11:00 a.m, Board of Directors
12:00 p.m.

June 28 – Ambassador Lunch at Mesquite Grill, 4860 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge
12:00 p.m.
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Member Renewals

A Simple Pleasure
Advanced Disposal Services
AJ Petrillo, RE/MAX – Town & Country
AngelFire 7 BBQ
Baugh Home Builders, Inc.
Best Solar Control
Bill Banzhaf, Harry Norman Realtors
Blue Ridge Community Theater
Blue Ridge Cotton Company
Blue Ridge Flowers
Blue Ridge Framing Company
Blue Ridge Inn Bed & Breakfast, LLC
Blue Ridge Mineral Springs RV Park and Tent Camping
Blue Ridge Mountain Moving & Packing, LLC
Blue Ridge Village
Bodyplex Blue Ridge
Broadview Cove Apartments
Canoe
Carolina Ocoee
Chester Brunnemeyer’s Bar & Grill
Chester’s Provisions
Copperhill Country Cabins
Custom Installations
Edward Jones, Amanda Payne
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Evolutionary K9
Fannin County Democratic Party
Fannin County Empty Stocking Program, Inc.
First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge
Flying Trout Restaurant
Frank X. Moore Law
Georgia Cancer Specialists
Georgia Foothills Hand Surgery
Georgia Luxury Vacation Rentals – Buckhorn Lodge
Glass Doctor
Hair Studio, Jennifer Bryant
Heartwood Community
High Speed Tactical & Safety Solutions
Hilburn Solutions, Inc.
Humble Pie Boutique
Jon Ron Toccoa River Outfitters
Life is Good in the Mountains
Margo’s Polish Bistro and Deli
Michael Konkel, Coldwell Banker High Country Realty
Morganton Grill
Morganton Point Bed and Breakfast Inn
Mountain Periodontics, Gregg R. Codelli D.D.S.
Nancy MacLean, Century 21 In The Mountains
Nevaeh Cabin Rentals
RE/MAX – Town & Country
Real Estate Around the Mountains
REEL’EM IN GUIDE SERVICE
Shamrock Septic Service
SHEC (Southern Highlands Employee Committee)
Silks for Less
South State Bank
Southern Car & Truck Center
The Mailman Did It
The Shops at Sycamore Crossing
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant
Tru Mountain Realty, LLC
WildSide Custom Trailers
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News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Business, Community, Fannin County Chamber
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
February 2018
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.

Manda Gwatney is Chair of 2018 Board of Directors;
Frankie Rigdon is Chairman Elect

Paul Gribble received a plaque and gift as the retiring Chamber Board Chairman of 2017 at the Annual Dinner last weekend at Brasstown Valley Resort.

Manda Gwatney will serve as Chairman for 2018,  joined on the Chamber Executive Committee by Frankie Rigdon, ETC, Vice Chairman/Chairman Elect; Lisa Vest, IGA Hometown Foods, Secretary; Rene Bidez, Treasurer; and Paul Gribble, Georgia Mtn Cabins, Past Chairman.

 

Other Members of the 2018 Chamber Board of Directors
Keith Jenson, Summit Inspection
Donna Tipton, United Community Bank
Jason Farmer, Mountain Gateway Appraisals
David Lewis, Tri State EMC
Billy Porter, TDS Telecom
C.J. Stam, Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals
Richard York, Woodmen Life
Shannen Oyster, Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods
Betsy Hyde, Fannin County Schools
Dr. Jennifer Jabaley, Jabaley Eye Care
David Lillard, Mercier Orchards
Sandy Ott, University of North Georgia
Bill Banzhaf, Harry Norman Real Estate
Jenny Mundy, Dickey McCay Insurance

Brandon Holloway, Mountain Valley Community Bank

Rene Bidez Receives Honorary Lifetime Membership 
Rene Bidez, CPA received the Chamber’s Honorary Lifetime Membership Award at the Chamber Awards Dinner, presented by Paul Gribble.  Rene has served as the Chamber Treasurer since 1990.  His services include providing accounting services for the Chamber on a voluntary basis.

There is no one who has been more instrumental in the success of our Chamber than Rene Bidez.  His professionalism gives our board, members, and local government partners sure knowledge that our finances are sound and money is being managed correctly.  As a perpetual member of the executive committee he knows more about our Chamber than anybody else, and his council has been invaluable to the 27 executive committees he has served.

Angela Stewart DeLorme  – Chamber Member of the Year

The 2017 Member of the Year, Angela Stewart DeLorme, has served four terms on the Chamber’s board, beginning in 1989 and ending in 2016. She has practiced law for 33 years, is a former partner in the law firm of Ralston and Panter and currently a sole practitioner. She was the first female attorney in Blue Ridge.

Angela was instrumental in writing the Chamber’s incorporation, bylaws, policies and procedures, and she is still the Chamber’s agent of record with the Secretary of State. She has chaired numerous committees and has been an invaluable board member because of her love for and dedication to the Chamber and Fannin County, her knowledge, wisdom, competence and leadership.

Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited

Receives Community Service Award
Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited received the Community Service Award for conservation, protection and restoration of Fannin County’s cold water fisheries.  TU was responsible for naming Fannin the Trout Capital of Georgia. The group sponsors Rivers Alive, Trout in the Class Room, the Trout Adventure Trail, and Troutfest, an annual event held in April for the past two years.

More 2017 Awards and Recognition

Bonnie Roper, Farmer’s Insurance,  received the Ambassador of the Year Award, presented by Ambassador Chair Donna Tipton
 

    

Retiring Board Members:

Joe Foster, Glenn Harbison, Susan Kiker and Cynthia Panter

Newsworthy …  
WANTED: Sponsors for Business After Hours
We’re looking for a few more sponsors for Business After Hours in 2018. The months available are March, August, October and November. Let us know if you are looking for this kind of great exposure for your business and what month you have interest in hosting! Call Dianne Mallernee at 706-632-5680 or email her at diannem@tds.net.
HGTV’s Log Cabin Living to Feature Mineral Bluff
Tune in to HGTV February 10 at 11:30 p.m. for Log Cabin Living. This episode will feature two home buying families who are searching for a log cabin close to Mineral Bluff, GA.

Welcome New Members!
 
Blue Ridge Patriots Friends of NRA
Morganton, GA, 30560
Dan Spies
Friends of NRA is the blockbuster fundraising program under The NRA Foundation. Since day one, it has been a 100% grassroots effort fueled by a united front to secure the Second Amendment and raise money for the shooting sports.
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Cone & Associates CPA, LLC
John Cone
Cone & Associates CPA offers accounting, tax and consulting expertise focused on your unique business and personal needs.
Full Moon Over Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
Patrick Binienda
Full Moon Over Blue Ridge is a cabin rental with attached tree houses nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains. Full Moon Over Blue Ridge is perfectly located to all the activities and amenities that make the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Aska Adventure Area so desirable, yet also secluded enough to relax and enjoy the quiet and natural beauty of the Chattahoochee Forest.
Grams & Pops
Tracey Ciongoli

Grams and Pops has a lil’ bit of everything: unique gifts, t-shirts, women and children’s clothing, home and garden items, jewelry, bath and body products.

Mountain Attitude Designs
Terri Adams
Mountain Attitude Designs is located in the historic building of the Doradele Move Theater circa 1925 in Copperhill, Tennessee. They offer a wide variety of items including exclusive local handmade leather, sterling, stainless and copper jewelry, photo postcards, along with unique train and mountain jewelry & gifts and apparel. 
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Silk Road Traveler 
Estela Carson-Priede
Silk Road Traveler offers a variety of rocks, fossils and gems as well as meditation tools, sages and smudges.

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SleepMore Mattress Store 
Traci Hamby
Sleep More Mattress Store offers a variety of mattresses to suit every comfort need.

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Wilderness View Cabins 
Chatsworth GA 30705
Sharon Bungo
Wilderness View Cabins offers vacation cabin rentals, property management and specialized cabin cleaning services.
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February Community Events Calendar
January 13 – February 24 – Art Exhibit: Pamela Beagle-Daresta,
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
February 1-4 – School of Rock, Blue Ridge Community Theater
February 10 – Children’s Bakery Class, Mercier Orchards
February 17 – Randall Bramblett – Rock and Blues, Blue Ridge Community Theater
February 17 – Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off Festival, Downtown Blue Ridge
February 24 – Bringin’ the Blues to Blue Ridge, Willow Creek Falls
February 24 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
February 24 – Customer Appreciation Day, Mercier Orchards
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern

Thursday 

 
* 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
Business After Hours
Manda Gwatney is Chair
Honorary Lifetime Member
Chamber Member of the Year
More 2017 Awards and Recognition
Newsworthy
New Members
Community Events Calendar

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Chamber Events
Calendar
February 7 – Lunch N Leads, Blue Jeans Pizza and Pasta Factory
12:00 p.m.
February 12 – Tourism Committee Meeting at the Chamber
12:00 p.m.
February 20 – Business After Hours at The Black Sheep Restaurant
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
February 22 – Ambassador Lunch, Mercier Orchards
12:00 p.m.
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Member Renewals
 Thank you!
5 Star Lodge & Stables
BB&T
Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited
Cameron Hall of Ellijay-Five Star Senior Living
Cox Farmhouse
Done Wright Packaging
Elite Response
GoCo Rolloffs
Joseph C. Webb
Mountain Getaway Cabins of Blue Ridge
Nicholson Tire Center #2
North Georgia Storage
Ridgeline Counseling
The Sweet Shoppe
The Village Restaurant
Toccoa Wilderness Tubing
Walter G. George Soil
Consultants
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Chamber Member Anniversaries – Thank You!
 
  
Cucina Rustica
 
First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge
5 Star Lodge & Stables
 
Cindy West, RE/MAX Town & Country
 
Financial Guideposts
 
Rays Tire & Auto
 
Walter G. George Soil Consultants
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News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
January 16, 2018
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.

McCaysville Visitor Center has
Ribbon Cutting and Open House
McCaysville Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting
The McCaysville Visitor Center is a partnership of the Chamber, the City of McCaysville and the Ducktown Basin Museum.  If you haven’t had a chance to visit, winter hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdayfrom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.  The Center is located at 53 East Market Street.
Many thanks to all who worked hard to make the center a reality, especially Mayor Tom Seabolt,  Sue Beavers, Rodney Patterson and the McCaysville City Council; Marilyn MacNeil and Zachary Welch; Ken Rush and the board of the Ducktown Basin Museum; Mike Galinski and McCaysville Properties; the Fannin County Master Gardeners, especially Kathleen Holt; Trout Unlimited; People’s Bank and the Chamber staff.   

Waiting List Only

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Ribbon Cuttings – Congratulations!
Ribbon Cutting for April_s Attic  
January 9 was the ribbon cutting for April’s Attic. Located at 6850 Appalachian Hwy., Mineral Bluff, April’s Attic specializes in quality antiques, collectibles, Country-Primitive home decor, interior design, and much more!
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January Community Events Calendar
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
McCaysville Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House
34th Annual Banquet
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar

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Chamber Events
Calendar
  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.
January 29 – Tourism Committee, Chamber Board Room at noon.
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News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
January 9, 2018
News for Members
Fannin Co. Chamber Logo

Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

Click HERE to book your room now!!!

January Community Events Calendar
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

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In This Issue
Open House, Ribbon Cutting at McCaysville Visitor Center
34th Annual Banquet
Community Events Calendar

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Chamber Events
Calendar
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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