Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter – Nov. 13th

Fannin County Chamber
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
November 13, 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.

Shop Small and Buy Local 
For the Holidays!
Small Business Saturday is coming up November 24. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Keep an eye out for Chamber staff members making deliveries of Small Business Saturday promotional items.

Chamber 2018 Award Nominations
Please take the time to nominate a special person or business for a 2018 Chamber Award, to be presented at the Annual Banquet on January 26. 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 jahackett@tds.net
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 teh Chamber and/or the community.

For the annual banquet
January 26
at Brasstown Valley

Become a Chamber Ambassador or
Join the Chamber Leads Group in 2019!
 
Ambassadors represent the Chamber throughout Fannin County at community events and improve relations with members and non-members. Ambassadors have a monthly meeting at a member restaurant to discuss upcoming events and networking opportunities.
Lunch N Leads is a referral committee that meets monthly sharing leads, referrals, best practices and common experiences, building a network of trust and confidence that helps its members thrive.
If you have any interest in participating in Ambassadors or Lunch N Leads, contact Dianne Mallernee for more information or to sign up!

Ribbon Cuttings – Congratulations!
US LAWNS RIBBON CUTTING

November 7 was the ribbon cutting for US Lawns. US Lawns offers lawn care, landscape and snow removal services. Veteran owned and operated.
706-258-8357

Community & Local Events Calendar
 
November 17 – Who DunIt? Mystery Art Fundraiser, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 17-18 – Tree Song Native American Festival, Heartwood Community
November 17 – Janurary 4 – Holiday  Show & Sale, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Associaton
November 22 – Blue Ridge Turkey Trot, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 23 – Blue Friday, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 23 – December 23 – Santa Train, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
November 23 – December 16 – Miracle on 34th Street, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 24 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Depot
November 24 – Light up Blue Ridge, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 24 – Miss America Betty Cantrell, Mercier Orchards Downtown
November 30 – Light Up the Basin,  Downtown Copperhill/McCaysville
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Wednesday
*Visitor Time, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Tri-State Model Railroaders, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
Thursday 

 
* Brewery Tours & Tastings:
Open every day – Copperhill Brewery
Thursday through Saturday’s at  Buck Bald BrewingFannin Brewing Company and Grumpy Old Men.
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

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In This Issue
Shop Small
Award Nominations
Save the Date
Become a Chamber Ambassador or Join Lunch N Leads
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar

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Chamber Calendar of Events
November 14 – 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 15 – Ambassador Lunch, Blue Ridge Brewery
12:00 p.m.
November 22 – Welcome Centers Closed in Observation of Thanksgiving
November 23 – Main Welcome Center Closed
November 26 – Tourism Committee Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room
12:00 p.m.
November 29 – Ribbon Cutting for Amanda Payne, Edward Jones 
3798 East 1st St., Ste. A, Blue Ridge
2:30 p.m.
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Member Events
TREE SONG Flyer 
Gingerbread House Competition 
 
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

152 Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge GA 30513
706-632-5680
 

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  Newsletter October 10, 2018

Fannin County Chamber
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
October 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 this Month!


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26th Annual Golf Tournament Winners! 
Championship 
1st Place – United Community Bank
2nd Place – Jasper Coca-Cola Bottling Company
1st Flight
1st Place – Mountain Valley Community Bank
2nd Place – Kevin Panter Insurance
 
2nd Flight
1st Place – Keel Properties
2nd Place – Walter G. George Soil Consultants
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Congratulations Winners!!
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Special thanks to the golf committee for the hard work putting this event together: Cynthia Panter, Reid Dyer, Paul Gribble, Jason Farmer, Greg Norton, Richard York, Bill Banzhaf and Keith Jensen. 
Also, thank you to the many volunteers for helping throughout the day! 

Good Luck!
Fall Decorating Contest Entrants! 
Good Luck to all of our Fall Decorating Contest Entrees! Judging will begin October 12. Members will have a chance to vote for their favorite the following week. Good luck to the contestants!
Bank OZK
Blue Ridge Adventure Wear
Blue Ridge Bird Seed Co.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Century 21 in the Mountains
Chester Brunnenmeyer’s Bar and Grill
Chester’s Provisions
Cohutta Animal Clinic
Design Refind
DQ Grill and Chill
Escape the Line
Fannin County Boys and Girls Club
Fannin County Courthouse
Harry Norman Realtors
Jabaley Eye Care
Jumping Mouse Beads
Laura J. Ray
Mercier Orchards
Mercier Orchards Downtown
Mitzi’s on Main
Mountain View Orchards and Cider House Café
Sleepmore Mattress Store
Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals
Southerndipidy Boutique
Toccoa Lumber Mill
United Community Bank

Community & Local Events Calendar
October 2-3 – Apple U-pick, Mountain View Orchards
October 2-26 – Gazers of the Galaxy, Brasstown Bald
October 13 – Blue Ridge Marching Band Festival, Fannin County High School
October 26 – November 4 – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Musical, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 27 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Depot
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
Friday
*Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Brewery Tours & Tastings:
Open every day – Copperhill Brewery
Thursday through Saturday’s at  Buck Bald BrewingFannin Brewing Company and Grumpy Old Men.
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

May Community Events Calendar

Community
May Community Events Calendar
 
April 7 – May 7 – Art Exhibit: Larry Moore, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
May 4 – Super BINGO! Kiwanis Fairgrounds
May 5-6 – Appalachian Food and Wine Trail, North Georgia Vineyards
May 5 – Blue Note Society Kick-Off Party, Mercier Orchards
May 5 – Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo, Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery
May 5-7 – Music and Wellness with Heidi & Friends, Fox Mountain Campground & Artist Retreat
May 6 – Awake The Grapes, Serenberry Vineyards
May 12 – Gardening Series: By The Moon, The Herbiary of Blue Ridge
May 12 – Downtown Drum Circle, Downtown Blue Ridge
May 13 – June 10 – SAAG Spring Art Show, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
May 13 – Georgia Mountain Classic Car Show, City Park in Blue Ridge
May 13 – Master Gardeners Plant Sale, United Community Bank Pavilion
May 13 – Sip and Paint, Blue Ridge Cellars
May 13 – Second Saturday Merchant Walk, Downtown Blue Ridge
May 13 – Tri the Mountains! Triathlon, Blue Ridge Marina
May 18-21 – No Sex Please, We’re British, Blue Ridge Community Theater
May 19 – Blue Ridge Adventure Racing Weekend, Blue Ridge
May 20 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
May 20 – Herbiary Plant Walk, Lake Blue Ridge
May 20 – Dave Bickler (Survivor) in Concert!, Firefly Music
May 20 – Dine in the Vines, Cartecay  Vineyards
May 20 – Ride the Rails Festival, Mineral Bluff
May 20 – Introduction to Zentangle, Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
May 21 – Sunday Suppers on The Farm, The Cook’s Farmn
May 25-28 – No Sex Please, We’re British, Blue Ridge Community Theater
May 26 – Classic Car Cruise In, Dairy Queen
May 27-28 – 42nd Annual Spring Arts in the Park, Downtown City Park
 
Recurring Events
Tuesday

* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern

Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Pickin’ In Horseshoe Bend Park

Weekends 
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing

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