News from Fannin County Chamber

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.

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Frankie Rigdon is 2019 Chairperson
Frankie Rigdon, Vice President of operations for ETC Communications, will serve as Chairman of the Chamber’s 2019 Board of Directors.
Frankie is married to Sarah Finch Rigdon and together they have 7 children and 5 grandchildren. He graduated from Fannin County High School in 1984 and began his career in Telecommunications later that same year working for Hoke Jones and Voncel Gregory at the then privately owned Blue Ridge Telephone Company. Frankie was hired in 1986 by General Telephone (GTE) which later became Alltel and worked there until 1999. It was in 1999 that Frankie began his employment with ETC.
In addition to serving on the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce board of Directors, Frankie has served or is serving in many volunteer positions including President of the Mountaintown Community fire department organizing committee, Captain of Mountaintown Fire Station #8, Sunday School Director and Vacation Bible School Director of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Georgia 811 Board of Directors and past Chairman, Fannin County Development Authority and the City of Jasper “Perrow Property” steering committee.
Congratulations New Board Members!
 
Three Year Term: 
Suzanne Stepp Davenport, Southern Drug Company;
C.J. Green, Terminator Pest Control;
Susan Kiker, Fannin Regional Hospital;
Cindy Stone, United Community Bank
One Year Term: 
Bill Banzhaf, Harry Norman REALTORS;
Steve Smith, Coldwell Banker High Country Realty

Invitations will be on the way next week!

Ribbon Cutting – Congratulations!
Congratulations to Amanda Payne, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones on her new location! Visit her at 3798 East 1st St., Blue Ridge. (706) 632-8118
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The Chamber is looking for ten members to sponsor the quarterly Business After Hours Cash Drawing. The cost to sponsor for the year is $100.00. Business sponsor names will be listed on ads for the events and other mentions  building up to the event, as well as announced at the event. If you are interested in being a cash drawing sponsor, contact Dianne Mallernee at diannem@tds.net
or (706) 632-5680.
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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 group 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!

Welcome New Members!!
Appalachian Home Renovations
(706) 889-1945
Bill Scutt
Appalachian Home Renovations offer complete remodeling services; basement build-outs, kitchens, baths, decks, porches, garages, sheds and siding. Master carpenter father and son team. Fully licensed and insured.
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Diamond Mobile Advertising
2207 Chestnut Gap Rd.
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
(706) 633-4099
Elizabeth Edwards
Diamond Mobile Advertising offers mobile LED advertising.
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Fly Fishing North Georgia
490 East Main St.
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
Hunter Morris
Fly Fish North Georgia offers guided wading and drift boat trips on several private trophy streams and public rivers. Whether you are looking for an instructional trip for beginners, or access to north Georgia’s finest trophy trout streams for experienced anglers, Fly Fishing North Georgia has you covered.
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Harbor Ministries
35 West Tennessee Ave.
McCaysville, GA, 30559
(706) 964-7729
Denise Caldwell
Everyone is invited to join them at Harbor Ministries! The church services are casual dress and worship style is blended. Anchor groups, bible study groups for all ages, meet at varying times during the week in addition to Sunday morning worship service.  
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Highlightz Hair Salon
5764 Appalachian Hwy.
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
(706) 946-2887
Megan Stiles
Hair Salon. Highlightz Hair Salon also has a cosmetic line available.
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Chamber Member Anniversaries!
Melwood Springs Water Company
Milestones Learning Center & Childcare
Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard
Winkler & Winkler
Brotherhood Oil Quick Lube & Tire Center
S & S Painting & Pressure Wash

Community & Local Events Calendar
 
November 17 – Janurary 4 – Holiday  Show & Sale, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Associaton
November 26 – December 24 – See Santa and Cut Your Own Christmas Tree, Southern Tree Plantation
November 26 – December 23 – Santa Trains, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
November 23 – December 16 – Miracle on 34th Street, Blue Ridge Community Theater
December 6 & 8 – A Charlie Brown Christmas, Fannin County Performing Arts Center
December 6-7 – A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol, Fannin County Performing Arts Center
December 7-8 – Nutcracker: The Musical, Fannin County Performing Arts Center
December 8 – 59th Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade,McCaysville/Copperhill
December 8– Visit Santa, Mercier Orchards
December 8 – Vogel State Park Tree Lighting, Vogel State Park
December 13 – A Polar Express Literacy Night, FCHS and Swan Drive-In
December 15 – A Shaggin’ Christmas Concert, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
December 18 – Pig & Swig, Masseria Kitchen & Bar
December 21-22 – Every Christmas Story Ever Told and Then Some, Bear Claw Vineyards
December 22 – Visit Santa, Mercier Orchards Downtown
December 29 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Historic Mineral Bluff Depot
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Party, Grumpy Old Men Brewing
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Train, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
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.
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In This Issue
Business After Hours
2019 Board & Chair
35th Annual Banquet
Ribbon Cutting
Membership Services
Welcome New Members
Chamber Member Annniversaries
Community Events Calendar

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Chamber Calendar of Events
December 5 – Lunch N Leads at Blue Jeans Pizza and Pasta Factory
12:00 p.m.
December 5 – Ribbon Cutting for Fly Fishing North Georgia, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
3:00 p.m.
December 6 – Ribbon Cutting for ATA Controls, 931 East Main St., Blue Ridge
10:00 a.m.
December 11 – Ribbon Cutting for Highlightz Hair Salon, 5764 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge
11:00 a.m.
December 13 – Ribbon Cutting for Fat Raccoon Gallery, 121 Ocoee St., Ste. 2, Copperhill, TN
37317
11:00 a.m.
December 18 – Business After Hours at Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main St., Blue Ridge
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
December 19 – 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.
December 20 – Ambassador Lunch at Treo Blue Ridge, 588 East Main St., Blue Ridge
12:00 p.m.
December 25 – Welcome Centers Closed in Observance of Christmas
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Member Renewals – 
Thanks!
 
A2B Transit (L&M Transit)

Anchor Brokerage
Appalachian Country Living Magazine
Blue Ridge Dental
Blue Ridge Lodge & RV Park
Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
Booking.com
BR Main
Brotherhood Oil Quick Lube and Tire Center
Cabin Rentals of Georgia
Cameron Hall of Ellijay-Five Star Senior Living
Cantaberry Restaurant
Cartecay Vineyards
Comfort Inn & Suites
Distinctive Developers
FLAG Adult Education
Home Town Insurance
Johnson Paving
McCaysville Properties
Mountain Place Home Management
North Georgia Paper & Specialty
Painted Pony Trading Co.
Recon Investment Strategies
Ridge Chiropractic
S & S Painting & Pressure Wash
Serenity Luxury Suites
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Taste of Amish & General Store
Temple Baptist Church
Winkler & Winkler
WoodmenLife
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Member Events
Holiday Show _ Sale
 Christmas Shoppe at MACA
BR Pharmacy
Literacy night 
Christmas Show at Bear Claw Vineyards
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 – 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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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
 

Fall Decorating Contest Winners Announced

Business, Fannin County Chamber

The 1st place winners in the 2018 Fall Decorating Contest were:

Fannin County Courthouse

&

Jabaley Eye Care

Congratulations to these two companies for the win! Enjoy the photos of their decorations below.

Jabaley Eye Care

Jabaley Eye Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fannin County Courthouse Pictured above and below.

The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Leadership Fannin Class of 2019

Fannin County Chamber

 

October 10, 2018

For information contact Shannon York, Coordinator

Shannonyork7931@gmail.com

The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Leadership Fannin Class of 2019, which will begin in February of 2019.  Leadership Fannin is an extremely rewarding experience designed to educate and develop local community leaders. Participants learn about community leadership, gain a greater understanding of issues in Fannin County and network with people from all walks of life and geographic areas of our community.

Coordinating the program for the Chamber is Shannon York, and the 2019 Chair is Chris Hall. If you are interested in applying or know someone who would benefit from the program, please contact Jan Hackett at jahackett@tds.net or call the Chamber at 706-632-5680, with the applicant’s name and contact information. The deadline for nominations is November 15.  Nominees will receive applications and a schedule of programs in December and the class will be approved in early January, 2019.

Leadership Fannin was established in 1999 in cooperation with the Fannin Cooperative Extension.  The Chamber program consists of 14 classes since 2004.  Nominees should have lived in Fannin County for more than two years.  Tuition is $200 however scholarships are available for representatives of non-profit organizations.

 

Congratulations, Really Simple Wellness on your Ribbon Cutting

Business, Fannin County Chamber

We would like to Congratulate Really Simple Wellness on their Fannin Chamber Ribbon Cutting.

Business After Hours with Cash Drawing at North Georgia Boat Lift

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News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
May 9, 2017
News for Members

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 May!

Join us after the Spring Golf Tournament!

TONIGHT!

5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

596 Curtis Switch Rd., Mineral Bluff, GA, 30559 

Tuesday, May 165:30 to 7 p.m.
 
at
 
101 Riverstone Vista – Blue Ridge
$250 Cash Drawing at 6:30 p.m.!!

THANK YOU CASH DRAWING SPONSORS!

Newsworthy …
 
Fannin Plan Open House
All are welcome to a drop-in open house meeting at Blue Ridge City Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday May 18, hosted by the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission.
Come by and see what stakeholders, managers, and elected officials have accomplished so far, including planned projects in all areas of government and maps of future development. An opportunity to comment will be provided.


Information Please Coming on May 24
The Chamber’s annual Business Directory will be published in the May 24thedition of The News Observer Information Please. Pick one up at the Chamber if you don’t have a subscription.

 
Swinging Bridge Closed During the Week
The Forest Service will be conducting maintenance on the Swinging Bridge road for the next two to three weeks, from May 8 to May 26. Signs have been placed on Highway 60 and Rock Creek. Hikers will still be able to use the bridge if needed, but they may be asked to wait a few minutes until the contractor determines it is safe to cross. Work will be MondayFriday of those weeks and the bridge will be accessible on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ribbon Cuttings
Congratulations!
May 2 was the ribbon cutting for Marnie Mashburn, agent, with Mountain Place Realty. Marnie chose a career in real estate because it satisfied her passion to grow and to help others. She is interested in clients, both their histories and their futures and wants to understand their dreams to help find buyers find their ideal homes.

May Community Events Calendar
May 12Gardening Series: By The Moon, The Herbiary of Blue Ridge
May 12Downtown Drum Circle, Downtown Blue Ridge
May 12Special Olympics Track & Field-2017, Fannin County High School
May 13 – June 10SAAG 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 13Second Saturday Merchant Walk, Downtown Blue Ridge
May 13 Tri the Mountains! Triathlon, Blue Ridge Marina
May 18-21No Sex Please, We’re British, Blue Ridge Community Theater
May 20Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
May 20 Herbiary Plant Walk, Lake Blue Ridge
May 20Dine in the Vines, Cartecay  Vineyards
May 20Ride the Rails Festival, Mineral Bluff
May 20Introduction to Zentangle, Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
May 21Sunday Suppers on The Farm, The Cook’s Farmn
May 25-28No Sex Please, We’re British, Blue Ridge Community Theater
May 26Classic Car Cruise In, Dairy Queen
May 27-2842nd Annual Spring Arts in the Park, Downtown City Park
May 27Red, Wine & Blues Festival, Cartecay Vineyards
May 27Fannin Palooza! Fannin Brewing Company
May 27Lake Blue Ridge Poker Run, Lake Blue Ridge Marina
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern

Thursday

 
* Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company

* Pickin’ In Horseshoe Bend Park

Weekends
* Brewery Tours & Tastings: Thursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-inNow Playing
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In This Issue
Business After Hours #1
Business After Hours #2
Cash Prize Drawing
Newsworthy
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar

Chamber Events
Calendar
 
May 9 – Golf Tournament at Old Toccoa Farm
8:00 a.m.
May 9 – Business After Hours, Old Toccoa Farms
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
May 10 – Ribbon Cutting for Treo Blue Ridge, 588 East Main St., Blue Ridge
3:00 p.m.
May 11 – Ribbon Cutting for Morganton Point Bed and Breakfast Inn, 77 Lakeshore Cir., Morganton
11:00 a.m.
May 15 – Tourism Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
12:00 p.m.
May 16 – Business After Hours at Riverstone hosted by Fannin Regional Hospital
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
May 17 – Ribbon Cutting for Cloud Hopper Aerial, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
10:00 a.m.
May 18 – Leadership Fannin, Wrap up & Graduation, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
9:00 a.m.
May 18 – Ribbon Cutting for ServiceMaster, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
10:00 a.m.
May 24 – 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.
May 25 – Ambassador Lunch, Location TBD
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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

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