Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  Newsletter October 10, 2018

Fannin County Chamber
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
October 10, 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.

Two Great Business After Hours this Month!


26th Annual Golf Tournament Winners! 
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
Congratulations Winners!!
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
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
*Visitor Time, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Tri-State Model Railroaders, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot

Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
*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.

Congratulations on the Ribbon Cutting for 6 Ponds Farm at their new tree-house

Business, Fannin County Chamber

Pictured above are the members listed below in front of the tree-house rental now open from 6 Ponds Farm. From left to right are Chamber Ambassadors, Debra Amburn and Bob Amburn, friends Carol Ledoux, Jim Studeny, Owner Gilda Lyon and friend Cindy Hillsman.

The builder of the incredible tree house is Mitchell Brown.

Congratulations on your new addition and on the Ribbon Cutting.

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce August Newsletter

Community, Fannin County Chamber

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

Two Great Business After Hours
Networking Events in August!

Business After Hours logo
Tuesday, August 15 – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Cucina Rustica logo
76 Forge Mill Rd., Morganton

Business After Hours logo
Tuesday, August 29 – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Mercier Orchards logo
8660 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge

Welcome Center to Open in McCaysville
The Chamber will open a McCaysville Welcome Center, in partnership with the City of McCaysville, Fannin County and the Ducktown Basin Museum. The Welcome Center will be located at 53 East Market Street on the Toccoa River.  Current plans are to open in early September. The Welcome Center will feature old photos and history of the Copper Basin provided by the Ducktown Museum. We are in the process of interviewing part-time employees for the center.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in working at the McCaysville center, contact Jode Mull at the Chamber. (706) 632-5680

*Solar Eclipse Train, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
*Solar Eclipse Whitewater Trip, Rolling Thunder River Co.
*Solar Eclipse Tasting & Viewing Party, Serenberry Vineyards *Solar Eclipse Over Lake Blue Ridge, Capt’n Joe’s Adventures *Solar Eclipse Dinner on the Farm, The Cook’s Farm
*Paradise Hills Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, Paradise Hills        Winery
*I Blacked Out at Fannin Brewing, Fannin Brewing Company
*Eclipse Raft-up, Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association
*Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, Chateau Meichtry
*Paddle and Celebration, Lake Blue Ridge Outfitters
*Total Eclipse of the Park, Vogel State Park
*Get Off The Grid Fest, Union County Saddle Club – August 18,  19    & 20

President Jan Hackett Presented Plaque
Chamber President Jan Hackett at gacce
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce President, Jan Hackett was presented a plaque from the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives for serving on the Board of Directors at last week’s conference!

Advertise your business at The Chamber’s 25th annual golf tournament, October 2 at Butternut Creek Golf Course with a hole sponsorship. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.00 for the Fall tournament, or $150.00 for both Fall and Spring tournaments and include a sign with your business name placed on the golf course as well as recognition on the program. Anyone interested in being a hole sponsor please contact Kim Foster at

August Community Events Calendar
July 29 – August 26 – 3D Exhibit Off the Wall, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
August 11 – Downtown Drum Circle, Downtown Blue Ridge
August 18-20 – Get Off the Grid Fest Union County Saddle Club
August 18-19 – Kiwanis Rodeo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
August 17 – September 3 – One Slight Hitch, Blue Ridge Community Theater
August 19 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
August 19 – Denim and Diamonds, Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard
August 25 – Classic Car Cruise-In, Dairy Queen
August 26 – Firefly Music presents John Berry in Concert, location TBD
Recurring Events
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern

Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Pickin’ In Horseshoe Bend Park
*Blue Ridge Farmers Market, Downtown Blue Ridge
*Blue Ridge Motorsports Park Races, Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
In This Issue
Two Great Business After Hours
McCaysville Welcome Center
Solar Eclipse Events
2017 Golf Tournament
Community Events Calendar

Chamber Events
August 8 – Ribbon Cutting for Capt’n Joe’s Lake Adventures, Lake Blue Ridge Day Use Area Free Boat Ramp
10:00 a.m.
August 9 – Ribbon Cutting for American Mobile Dustless Blasting, Chamber of Commerce
10:00 a.m.
August 15 – Business After Hours at Cucina Rustica, 76 Forge Mill Rd., Morganton
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
August 16 – Board of Directors Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Executive Committee Meeting at 11:00 a.m., Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
August 17 – Ribbon Cutting for Chester’s Provisions, 733 East Main St., Blue Ridge
11:00 a.m.
August 22 – Ribbon Cutting for Lake Country Graphics, Chamber of Commerce
10:00 a.m.
August 24 – Ambassador Lunch, Bumblebee’s Cafe, 5850 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge
12:00 p.m.
August 28 – Tourism Committee Meeting, Chamber of Commerce
12:00 p.m.

August 29 – Business After Hours at Mercier Orchards, 8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
August 30 – Ribbon Cutting for Treo Blue Ridge, 588 East Main St., Ste. 7, Blue Ridge
3:00 p.m.
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