News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

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Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
April 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.

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Free TripAdvisor Workshop for Members
TripAdvisor Class
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PRIMARY ELECTION IS MAY 22
Candidate Forum is Set for May 3
Join us on Thursday, May 3, at the Blue Ridge Community Theater for the Chamber’s pre-primary Candidate Forum.  There will be a meet and greet beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Forum from 6 to approximately 9 p.m. Included will be local candidates for Fannin County Board of Commissioners Post 2 and two seats for Board of Education.  Both Republican and Democratic candidates have been invited to participate.

Member News & Events
 
WELCOME GEORGIA OUTDOOR WRITERS ASSOCIATION
The Chamber is helping sponsor the annual meeting of the Georgia Outdoor Writer’s Association from April 26 to 29. Approximately 30 outdoor writers will be in Fannin County experiencing our outdoor attractions, including the Trout Fest and Outdoor Adventures Festival on Saturday, April 27 in downtown Blue Ridge City Park.
WELCOME TO THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The Chamber will welcome members of the Georgia Rural Development Council to Blue Ridge on May 15 and 16 for a meeting being held at Bear Claw Vineyards event center. More information coming about the times and agenda.

Chamber Member Anniversaries!
Crossrock Cabin Rentals
Humane Society of Blue Ridge
Wilderness Creek Falls & Ridge Brook of Blue Ridge
 
A & S Clothing
A Step Above Stables
Aska Farms of Blue Ridge
Black Sheep Restaurant Bar and Patio
Blue Ridge Lodging Association
Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company
Blush 809
Cantaberry Restaurant
Cox Farmhouse
Gracious Me!
Mitzi’s On Main
Pink Pig
TANK TOWN USA
The Owl’s Nest of Blue Ridge
Wildside Custom Trailers

Chamber Spring Golf Tournament 
At Old Toccoa Farm – Sign Up Today!
(Only Afternoon Availability Remaining)

 

To Sponsor a Hole for $100.00, email Kim Foster at kimfoster@tds.net

April Community Events Calendar
April 6-7 – 21st Annual Writers Conference, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
April 7 – Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers, Blue Ridge Community Theater
April 12-29 – The Boys Next Door, Blue Ridge Community Theater
April 21-22 – Bear on the Square Mountain Music & Folk Art Festival,Downtown Dahlonega Square
April 21 – Superhero 5k Run, Downtown Blue Ridge
April 21 – Taste of Blue Ridge, Willow Creek Falls and Vineyard
April 22 – Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Private Cabin
April 24 – Pops on the Plaza, Young Harris College
April 27 – Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise Ins, Dairy Queen
April 28 – Kid’s Adventure Race, Mercier Orchards
April 28 – 3rd Annual Blue Ridge Trout Fest & Outdoor Adventures, Downtown Blue Ridge
 
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:
Thursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing Company and Grumpy Old Men.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

Welcome 53 New Members!
 
2nd Story Entertainment
733 East Main St., Ste. C
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
(678) 358-1032
Joey Roderick
Coming in April: 2nd Story Entertainment is a family entertainment center with mini-golf, games and more in Downtown Blue Ridge, GA! This unique indoor mini golf concept will feature a variety of themes throughout 9 rooms. In addition, there will be an arcade PLUS various games to through the play area and more!  
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American Heritage Home Inspections
108 Wilson Valley Dr.
Morganton, GA, 30560
(706) 400-8660
C.B. Moore
Home Inspections
Anchor & Arrow Apparel
632 East Main St., Ste. B
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
(706) 455-1584
Charlie Turner
Anchor & Arrow Apparel offers women’s casual wear. An endless summer apparel shop!
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Avalon Haircrafters
(706) 258-2182
Celeste Lance
Avalon Haircrafters is serving North Georgia and surrounding areas with beauty services from routine salon visits to weddings, formal and print.
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Black Bear Bier Garten
500 East Main St., Ste.  205
(706) 946-4440
Linda Ruud
The Black Bear Bier Garten offers 19 local craft and imported draft beers, 9 varieties of sausage including 6 wild game sausages. Enjoy delicious giant soft German pretzels and a variety of menu items.
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Blue Ridge Creative Co-Op
(770) 713-6917
Jerry Mucklow
Blue Ridge Creative Co-Op is a team of local artisans who specialize in a variety of mediums including photography, pottery, crafting, cooking and more. They offer locally made goods and services as well as an assortment of DIY workshops catering to individuals and small groups.
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Blue Ridge Medical Group – Erich Pearson, Internal Medicine
(706) 946-4272
Susan Kiker
Dr. Pearson is board certified in Internal Medicine. 

Blue Ridge Medical Group – Raymond E. Tidman, Family Practice
(706) 632-4400
Susan Kiker
Dr. Tidman is board certified in Family Medicine and holds professional memberships including the American Academy of Family Physicians (Fellow), Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and the Medical Association of Georgia.
Blue Ridge Medical Group – Shannon Pitman, Family Practice
(706) 632-3670
Susan Kiker
Dr. Shannon Pitman is a graduate of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. Dr. Pitman completed two residency programs: Wright State University General Surgery, Dayton, OH and Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Orlando, FL. He is board certified in Family Medicine. He is accepting new patients.
 
Blue Ridge Medical Group – Stan Trigg, Internal Medicine
(706) 632-8787
Susan Kiker
Dr. Trigg is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and holds professional memberships including Medical Association of Georgia, Southern Medical Association of Georgia, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Internal Medicine.
 
Blue Smoke World Famous BBQ
Michelle Moran
Coming Soon! Blue Smoke Barbecue. From the creator of Lucille’s BBQ and so much more…stay tuned!
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Burra Burra Seafood Co.
(706) 400-6660
Tim Richter
Coming Soon! Dig into a variety of fresh seafood including; oysters, clams, crawfish, shrimp and more. Offering fresth burgers, wings and tacos while staying connected with multiple media outlets at your family table. Dine in or on the deck while enjoying Conrad’s low country boil, New England clam bake and other seafood platters. Enjoy deep discounts during; burgerMonday, taco Tuesday, wing Wednesday and oyster Thursday, every week (dine in only). Serving lunch and dinner in McCaysville, GA.
Buttram & Seymore Garage Doors
(706) 889-4464
Evan Seymore
Buttram and Seymore Garage Doors offers sales, service, installation and repair on residential and commercial garage doors and openers. Special service plans available. FREE estimates!
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Cabins at Blue Ridge by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Blue Ridge, GA
(855) 704-2658
Chris Wilkins
Cabins at Blue Ridge by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is a vacation rental company, helping travelers feel at home in beautiful Georgia. They offer unique, home-like experiences backed by on of the most trusted brands in hospitality.
Carroll’s Barbeque
(706) 946-1126
Tom Carroll
Carroll’s Barbeque serves soups and salads, sandwiches and plates, and ribs. Fill the family with a family styled meal of classic BBQ or Ribs and more!
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Clay to Custom Construction
Mineral Bluff, GA
(706) 964-6656
Lucy D’Amico
Clay to Custom Construction is a design-build firm.
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Concetta’s Riverside Bakery & Cafe
(706) 400-6677
Tim Richter
Coming Soon! Concetta’s Riverside Bakery and Cafe is an Italian bakery and cafe with the largest selection of desserts in North Georgia. Relax and enjoy a fresh roasted coffee, cappuccino, espresso or a smoothie with a delectable pastry or dessert. Specializing in Italian street food, featuring Piadas (flatbreads) stuffed with Italian meats, cheeses, vegetables, eggs and sauces. Enjoy their homemade ice cream, shakes, floats and Piada sticks. Open all day including breakfast in Downtown McCaysville.
Confident Carry Firearms Instruction
Christa Forrester
Confident Carry Firearms Instruction offer firearms safety and responsibility classes, situational awareness, etc. Confidence through education.
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Cowanee Restaurant
(706) 400-6675
Tim Richter
coming Soon! Cowanee Restaurant is upscale riverside dining in downtown McCaysville, GA, on the banks of the Toccoa River. Offering slow roasted prime rib, seasonal fresh fish, specialty pasta, noodle bowls and small plates. Home of the areas most extensive wine list and craft beers. Featuring a plated Sunday brunch. Located in the shops of McCaysville. Serving lunch and dinner.
CreekStone Environmental and Geological Services
(828) 200-4585
Ronnie Dilbeck
CreekStone Environmental and Geological Services include; slope stabilization, site plans, soil compaction testing, stream restoration and Phase 1 & 2 Environmental Assessments.
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Cross Country Mortgage
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
(404) 338-0717
Randi Krasnoff
Cross Country Mortgage is a mortgage lending company. To learn more about Cross Country Mortgage Cross Country Mortgage is a mortgage lending company. 
Deep South Carpet Cleaners
Blairsville, GA, 30512
(706) 745-8455
Elicia Wheeer
Deep South Carpet Cleaners is a professional cleaning company serving both commercial and residential clients in the North Georgia, and Tri-State areas.
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Downtown Accommodations by Mountain Top Cabin Rentals
(706) 258-6220
Tabetha Whitaker
Mountain Top Cabin Rentals offers Downtown Blue Ridge accommodations for visitors who desire to be close or within walking distance of eateries, shopping, and seasonal festivals. 
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Ellijay Coffeehouse and Intown Lodging 
(706) 635-5565
JoAnn Antonelli
The Ellijay Coffeehouse is located in a meticulously restored 1940’s building in Historic Downtown Ellijay, GA. They are a local living room where they encourage you to EAT, DRINK and GATHER! The décor is eclectic with chalkboard menus, and quotes along with the many daily offerings. Our Espresso bar offers specialty drinks, panini’s, and pastries.
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Escape the Line Ocoee’s #1 Escape Room
(423) 436-1520
Gary Redd
Coming soon – an escape room adventure located in Copperhill Tennessee.
Expedition: Big Foot! Adventure Outpost
721 East Main St.
(706) 946-2601
David Bakara
Expedition: Bigfoot! Outpost Adventure is a museum and gift shop of mysteries and legends of America.
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Glamping Under the Big Sky
(706) 333-5363
Gino Zalunardo
Glamping Under the Big Sky offers glamorous tent camping. With queen sized beds, bunk beds, outdoor kitchenette and shower/toilet. Enjoy a fire pit, horseshoes, corn hole, badminton and star gazing! 
High Country Pest Control
Blue Riddge, GA, 30513
(706) 455-8672
Darren Ledford
High Country Pest Control offers structural pest control; termite, carpenter bees, etc.
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Impact Design and Creations
(706) 400-5674
LuAnn Head
Impact Design and Creations offers custom apparel, promotional products, photo gifts and custom gifts.
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Jerry Mucklow Photography and Video
(770) 713-6917
Jerry Mucklow
Jerry Mucklow is a professional photographer and videographer with a fine art background. He specializes in lifestyle, portraiture, events, family and friend gatherings, architecture and more. Jerry also has a large portfolio of fine art photographs from around the world as well as some local scenic images ideal for decorating a home or cabin.
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Lakeside Serenity
(888) 875-5669
Mary Spencer
Lakeside Serenity is a 3 bedroom 2 bath vacation home located on Lake Buckhorne in Ellijay, GA.
McClure Home Inspections
Robby McClure
McClure Home Inspections offers comprehensive property and home inspections. Their services include; electronic radon testing, mold testing, lead paint testing on older homes, drone roof pictures and infrared thermal imaging cameras.
Miller Lake Lodge
Blue Ridge, GA
(561) 596-2550
Alexandra Miller
Retreat Renew Repeat at Miller Lake Lodge. A luxury, private retreat, Miller Lake Lodge is located on the lake close to the Appalachian Trail and offers a quaint little blue chapel on the property. Close to all activities beautiful Blue Ridge has to offer!
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MooBears Ice Cream & Hotdogs
596 East Main St.
(706) 946-2622
Carrie Durden
Coming mid-April is MooBears Ice Cream & Hotdogs. MooBears features hand-dipped ice cream and Angus Beef hotdogs in beautiful historic downtown Blue Ridge. They serve 20 flavors of premium Ice Cream from Ashby’s which is a creamery located in Shelby Township, Michigan. But before having dessert you need to try one of their delicious hotdogs. They have over 10 different dogs.
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Mystic Mountain Pizza
(706) 946-0378
Brannan Mathis
Mystic Mountain Pizza is a family owned and operated pizza joint with fantastic food and a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Come in as friends, leave as family.
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Nicholson Home Builders
(706) 851-4412
Rachel NIcholson
Nicholson Home Builders is a general contractor.
Pic N Vine
104 South Grande Ave.
(770) 371-9083
Melissa Winstead Barnett
Pic N Vine offers unique and one-of-a-kind handcrafted baskets and decor using kudzu vine. You can also learn how to weave your very own basket. Pic N Vine also offers black and white vintage photographs.
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Raymond’s Copper Curve
(706) 851-8781

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
March 20, 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.

March Community Events Calendar
March 1-28 – Youth Art Month, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

In This Issue
Business After Hours
Publications Deadline
Community Events Calendar

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Chamber Calendar of Events
March 20 – Business After Hours at University of North Georgia, 83 Dunbarton Farm Rd., Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
March 21 – 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.
March 27 – Ribbon Cutting for Home Instead Senior Care, Fannin County Chamber
10:00 a.m.
March 28 – Ribbon Cutting for Southern Drug Co., 4075 East 1st St., Blue Ridge
11:00 a.m.
March 29 – Leadership Fannin, Education, Fannin County High School Field House
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
March 29 – Golf Committee Meeting at the Chamber
12:00 p.m.
March 30 – Welcome Centers closed in observance of Good Friday
April 1 – Welcome Centers closed in observance of Easter
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Member Events
Dual Enrollment at Dalton State College
CASA Flyer

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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.

Miss Fannin County Middle School Pageant

Rebel's Corner

March 16 was the Junior Miss Fannin County Middle School (FCMS) and Miss FCMS Pageant.  We had 39 participants.  Attached are images of  our winners.  The first image is of Monica Cosentino, first runner-up for Jr. Miss FCMS, Middle is Jr. Miss FCMS Reese Lindstrom, second runner-up Jr Miss FCMS Madison Denton.  The second image is Miss FCMS Kinsley Sullivan and second runner-up Miss FCMS Leah Pope.  Not pictured is first runner-up Miss FCMS Brekailyn Arp.  The last picture is of Kinsley Sullivan, Miss Photogenic, Taylor Poland, Miss Sponsorship,  Adealyn Ray, Miss Congeniality.  Not pictured is Emily Mealer, People’s Choice winner.

 

FCHS Press Release Regarding the Accomplishment of Todd Geren

Rebel's Corner

Ask the Doc with Dr. Whaley – numb fingers, sharp pains, and extreme dry skin

Health

Doctor Whaley from the Georgia Cancer Specialist came to sit with us today to discuss some great viewer questions. This week he discussed how smart phone addictions in adolescents are leading to anti social behavior and the following viewer questions:

My fingers have been getting numb and turning white and feel cold and it lasts for approximately 15 minutes should i be concerned?

I have been having sharp pains in one side of my head the pains are sudden and sharp but do not last very long is this just a type of migraine?

Since the weather has been colder i have been experiencing extreme dry skin to the point it skin breaks open and nothing I’ve used seems to alleviate the problem so I wondered if there is an over the counter solution which may help?

We would like to thank Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment. If you ever have a question for our doc email them to info@fetchyournews.com with Ask the Doc in the subject line.

Ask the Doc – sensitive hearing, pain in feet, and seasonal depression

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Doctor Whaley from the Georgia Cancer Specialist joins us every Friday to answer viewer questions and talk about the latest medical study he has read. Today he answered these viewer questions:

Is there a condition which could cause my hearing to become more sensitive? I noticed normal sounds, TV, Radio, or a crowd seem louder than usual and I have continually lowered the sound on the TV in the last few months so I wondered what could cause this?

I have started having pain in my feet, just behind my toes, it only hurts if I sit for a while and then stand, I experience sharp pains in both feet and it is painful to walk, it does subside after I walk for a maybe 5 minutes so I wondered if I am getting arthritis?

Is it normal to feel sad or depressed during the holidays?

If you have a question for our doctor please send them to info@fetchyournews.com and as always we would like to thank the Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment.

Ask the Doc – arthritis, disk replacement surgery, and vitamin C

Health

Today Doctor Whaley had great information for us as usual! He also brought us a little table decoration. In this segment the Doc answered the following viewer questions:
My doctor says I have degenerative changes in my spine. Does this mean I have arthritis?
Is disk replacement surgery an effective treatment for low back pain?
Can vitamin C help prevent colds or shorten them? Can vitamin C improve my mood?

If you have a question for our “Ask the Doc” segment email them to info@fetchyournews.com anytime and we will get them on the show. We would like to thank Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment.

 

Karla’s Korner – Upcoming Events in Gilmer County

Community, Featured

Earch Day clean up

Springtime in Ellijay means a lot of great upcoming events to get outside and enjoy! Dalton State College is hosting an art show for all local students from today until May 5th. There will be a reception tonight to kick off the art show. There are also ribbon cuttings this week at Premier Pools and Spas and Abby’s Ice Cream and Fro Yo. This weekend is Earth Day and it is supposed to be a beautiful weekend. In honor of Earth Day there will be a couple “clean up” events around town one will be at Harrison Park and the other will start at River Pavilion.

 

 

The next big Gilmer County event that we are looking forward to is the Apple Blossom FestivalABF on May 6th and 7th. This is a great festival showcasing local craft vendors, food vendors and businesses. Come out, bring your pups, and meet the FYN team. We will have a “pup-cam” and treats for all our furry friends as well. Also in today’s segment with Karla hear a little confession from BKP about “his spot” at the Apple Blossom Festival.

 

 

 

 

For more information on all these upcoming events and many more check out the events calendar on the Gilmer Chamber website.

 

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