News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
December 12, 2017
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.

Business After Hours

Invitations will be on the way soon! 

Ribbon Cuttings – Congratulations!
Blue Ridge Cotton Company Ribbon Cutting
December 5 was the ribbon cutting for Blue Ridge Cotton Company and gather. Blue Ridge Cotton Company (above) offers Blue Ridge inspired apparel and gifts, inspirational gifts, books and journals, home accessories, unique gifts and more! They have recently moved into their new location at 550 East Main St., Blue Ridge!
gather Blue Ridge Ribbon Cutting
gather, a market of goodness, is stocked with wholesome and delicious foods and beverages sourced as locally to Blue Ridge as possible, unique and affordable kitchen and home goods, sustainable housekeeping products, and even special items for your beloved companion animals. 75 Roberts Way, Blue Ridge.

December Community Events Calendar
November 18 – January 6 – Holiday Show and Sale, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 23 – December 30 – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
November 24 – December 17 – Gingerbread Village Display, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
December 12 – Three Guys and a Stage, Harvest on Main
December 13 – Christmas Hayride, Lebanon Baptist Church
December 15 – A Classic Frank Sinatra Christmas Show, Blue Ridge Community Theater
December 15 – Town Wide Caroling, Downtown Blue Ridge
December 16 – Santa’s Elves and More, Downtown Blue Ridge
December 16 – Carols by Candlelight Concert, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
December 16-23 – Santa Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
December 16 – Visit Santa, Downtown Blue Ridge Gazebo
December 21-23 – Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), Blue Ridge Community Theater
December 22 – Back Sliders Trombone Quartet, Sycamore Crossing in Downtown Blue Ridge
December 23-24 – Live Nativity, Seventh-day Adventist Church in Morganton
December 23 – Barbershop Quartet and More, Downtown Blue Ridge
December 30 – Christmas Bird Count – Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Train, Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Gala, Brasstown Valley Resort
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Bash, Lodge at Copperhead
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Party, Bear Claw Vineyards
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday 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
34th Annual Banquet
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar

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Chamber Events
Calendar
December 12 – Ribbon Cutting for Pulse Pilates Blue Ridge, 2800 Scenic Dr., Ste. 1, Blue Ridge
11:00 a.m.
December 13 – Ribbon Cutting for Dr. Bloch and Dr. Thompson at Fannin Regional Hospital, 2855 Old Hwy. 5 
Ste. 108, Blue Ridge
10:30 a.m.
December 19 – Business After Hours at Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main St., Blue Ridge
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
December 20 –  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 – McCaysville Visitor Center Open House, 53 East Market St., McCaysville
3:00 p.m.
December 24 – Christmas Eve, Welcome Centers Closed

December 25 – Christmas Day, Welcome Centers Closed
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Member to Member Ads
 
Holiday Show and Sale
Christmas Party at 5 Star
New Year_s Eve Train
New Year_s Eve Party at Bear Claw

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
 Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
December 2017 Newsletter
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.

Manda Gwatney is 2018 Chairperson

Manda Gwatney will serve as Chair of the Chamber’s 2018 Board of Directors. Manda has been a solo practitioner at her own law firm since 2007. Her primary area of practice is as a Special Assistant Attorney General, representing state agencies in the area.  She earned a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University of Law.  Manda is in her second term as a member of the Chamber Board.  She and her husband Michael have a daughter, Lora, who is a student at Fannin High School.

OTHER OFFICERS FOR 2018 INCLUDE:
Vice Chairman – Chairman Elect:
 Frankie Rigdon, ETC Communications
Secretary: Lisa Vest, Hometown Foods IGA
Treasurer: Rene’ Bidez, C.P.A.
Past Chairman: Paul Gribble, Georgia Mountain Cabin Rentals

Newly Elected 2018 Board Members — Congratulations! 
Three Year Term: Betsy Hyde, Fannin County School System; Dr. Jennifer Jabaley, Jabaley Eye Care; David Lillard, Mercier Orchards; Sandy Ott, University of North Georgia at Blue Ridge; Shannen Oyster, Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods
One Year Term: Jenny Mundy, Dickey McCay Insurance; Brandon Holloway, Mountain Valley Community Bank

Invitations will be on the way soon! 

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$418.76 Savings to Every Fannin County Household
Georgia Tech Economic Impact Study Says

Every Fannin County household saved $418.76 in 2016 property tax because of tourism, according to the Georgia Tech Economic Impact Study commissioned by the Chamber.  Tourism generated more than $7 million in local and state tax revenues.

Direct visitor spending in 2016 reached $150 million:
$34.2 million in Lodging
$25.4 million in Transportation
$61.5 million in Food Service

$17.6 million in Shopping
$11.7 million in Entertainment
 
In addition, one of every three jobs in Fannin County are supported by visitor spending, with a payroll of $24.5 million.  
 
On an average day in 2016:
$93,150 was spent on lodging.
$410,960 was spent by visitors.
$19,178 in local and state tax revenues. 

Ribbon Cuttings – Congratulations!

December 1 was the ribbon cutting for Blue Ridge Variety Mall. Located at 4177 East 1st St., Blue RidgeBlue Ridge Variety Mall is a charity thrift store offering a variety of items from clothing to furniture.

Welcome New Members!
 
John E. Foster Realty & Appraisal
P.O. Box 310
Morganton, GA, 30560
John E. Foster
John E. Foster Realty is Fannin’s oldest real estate company, offering professional service since 1978. Blue Ridge Georgia, where art, culture and convenience is right around the corner, but solitude is at your doorstep.
 
Mountain Heaven Cabin

P.O. Box 72
Cherry Log, GA, 30522
Sandra Parrish Rink or Doug Rink
Mountain Heaven Cabin is a beautifully decorated 2 bed 1 bath cabin on 2+ acres with views of the Rich Mountain Wilderness from the front door and offers a king-sized bed in the master bedroom and a daybed/trundle in the guest bedroom. Relax at the end of the day in the hot tub! Less than 10 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge, GA.
 
 

Painted Pony Trading Co.

Mary Kirkconnell
Painted Pony Trading Company offers turquoise jewelry, unique clothing, arts and primitive crafts, along with home goods and wellness gifts.
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Recon Investment Strategies

James Oliver Cox IV
Recon Investment Strategies is a wealth management and retirement solutions firm. From investments to retirement to insurance, the decisions can be overwhelming. Whether you have significant assets to manage-or if you are just starting to accumulate wealth-they have the tools and background to provide the services that may fit your needs.

December Community Events Calendar
November 18 – January 6 – Holiday Show and Sale, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 23 – December 30 – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
November 24 – December 17 – Gingerbread Village Display, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 24 – December 10 – White Christmas, Blue Ridge Community Theater
December 5 – Chorus Christmas Concert, Fannin Performing Arts Center
December 8-9 – Fannin County High School White Christmas Production,Fannin Performing Arts Center
December 9 – Holiday Shopping in Downtown Blue Ridge, Downtown Blue Ridge and Sycamore Crossing
December 9-10 – Santa Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
December 9-10 – Christmas Trees, Southern Tree Plantation
December 12 – Three Guys and a Stage, Harvest on Main
December 13 – Christmas Hayride, Lebanon Baptist Church
December 15 – A Classic Frank Sinatra Christmas Show, Blue Ridge Community Theater
December 15 – Town Wide Caroling, Downtown Blue Ridge
December 16 – Santa’s Elves and More, Downtown Blue Ridge
December 16 – Carols by Candlelight Concert, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
December 16-17 – Christmas Trees, Southern Tree Plantation
December 16-23 – Santa Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
December 16 – Visit Santa, Downtown Blue Ridge Gazebo
December 21-23 – Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), Blue Ridge Community Theater
December 22 – Back Sliders Trombone Quartet, Sycamore Crossing in Downtown Blue Ridge
December 23 – Christmas Trees, Southern Tree Plantation
December 23-24 – Live Nativity, Seventh-day Adventist Church in Morganton
December 23 – Barbershop Quartet and More, Downtown Blue Ridge
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Train, Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Gala, Brasstown Valley Resort
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Bash, Lodge at Copperhead
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Party, Bear Claw Vineyards
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern

Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday 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
2018 Board Members
34th Annual Banquet
Business After Hours
Newsworthy
Ribbon Cuttings
Welcome New Members
Community Events Calendar

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Chamber Events
Calendar
 
December 5 – Ribbon Cutting for Blue Ridge Cotton Company and gather, 550 East Main St., Blue Ridge
10:00 a.m.
December 6 – Lunch N Leads at Blue Jeans Pizza and Pasta Factory
12:00 p.m.
December 7 – Ambassador Lunch at Black Sheep Restaurant, 480 West Main St., Blue Ridge
12:00 p.m.
December 13 – Ribbon Cutting for Dr. Bloch and Dr. Thompson at Fannin Regional Hospital, 2855 Old Hwy. 5 
Ste. 108, Blue Ridge
10:30 a.m.
December 19 – Business After Hours at Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main St., Blue Ridge
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

December 20 –  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 25 – Christmas Day, Welcome Centers Closed
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Member Renewals
 Thank you!
Appalachian Electronics, LLC/Steren Electronics Solutions
Appalachian Physicians Group -Dr. Hamidreza Doroodchi,Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Benchmark Physical Therapy
Better Home and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers
Blue Ridge Dental
Blue Ridge Knife Company
Blue Ridge Lodge & RV Park
Bridgestreet Lending
Brotherhood Oil Quick Lube and Tire Center
Calvary Chapel Blue Ridge
Comfort Inn & Suites
Fishbone Studio
G & N Iron
Getaway Valet
Johnson Paving, LLC
Miller Well Drilling
Mountain Area Recommended Contractors & Provdiers
Mountain Place Home Management

Pezrok

Serenity Luxury Suites

Temple Baptist Church
Teresa Bidez, Coldwell Banker High Country Realty
The Track Shack
Toccoa House Properties, LLC
Turning Leaf – A Fine Art Gallery
Winkler & Winkler
WoodmenLife
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Member Ads
 
White Christmas Poster
A Bryan White Christmas
Christmas Party at 5 Star
New Year_s Eve Train
New Year_s Eve Party at Bear Claw

December BRMAA Newsletter

Business

 DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

 Come enjoy our Holiday Show & Sale exhibit and shop for beautiful gifts created by our member artists for those special ones in your life. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. The Art Center will be closed from
December 24, 2017 through January 1, 2018
 
 
Come shop for that perfect holiday gift, one that is creative and unique.  We have a multitude of artistic and handcrafted items for sale, all made from our member artists.  So whether it is jewelry, pottery, paintings, or anything in between, we have that unique gift for your holidays.
 
 EXHIBITS & EVENTS

 

4th Quarter Artist-in-Residence

Rae Breed

 On Display through January 6, 2018!

 

Give your favorite art lover a gift they will continue to cherish!
Each $300 share purchased entitles the shareholder a total of EIGHTlimited-edition pieces of art valued at $600, created specifically forCSA Blue Ridge.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
 

 

 

 

Click Here for Available Classes

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & EXHIBITS
“Orarius Ara”
The Artwork of
Pamela Beagle-Daresta
Jan.13, 2018 – Feb. 24, 2018
Opening Reception
January 13, 5-7pm
t and concise a people tend not to read much more than a couple of paragraphs.

1st Quarter Artist in Residence
JACK MARTIN
Jan.13, 2018 – March 24, 2018
Opening Reception
January 13, 5-7pm
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
MEETING
JANUARY 20th at 2pm
New membership benefits will be coming in 2018.  Stay tuned!

GUILDS

 

Click here for more information on Arts Guilds & Groups

Thanks again for your continued support!

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
November  21, 2017
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.

Shop Small and share your support for the spots you call your own, whether it’s your barbershop or even your one-stop garden supply store. Places like these keep our community strong and  vibrant, potentially employing friends, family and neighbors.  On Saturday, November 25, invite your friends to Shop Small and show love for their favorite places. Because when small businesses succeed — we all do!
 
#SHOPSMALL – November 25

We are now taking nominations for the
2018 Leadership Fannin Class!
Please email Jan Hackett at jahackett@tds.net to submit your candidate’s name and email address.

34th Annual Banquet
Saturday, January 27
at Brasstown Valley Resort
(Spoiler Alert:  We’ve got dueling pianos!!)

Thank you 2018 Business After Hours Cash Drawing Sponsors!!!
Angela Stewart Delorme
The Insurance Mart
Blue Ridge Law
Kevin Panter Insurance
Hayes, James & Associates
Automated Creations, Inc.
Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company
Appalachian Insurance & Financial Services
Brotherhood Oil Quick Lube and Tire Center
Blue Ridge Oil Change

November Community Events Calendar
November 18 – January 6 – Holiday Art Show and Sale, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 23 – December 30 – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights!, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
November 23 – Blue Ridge Turkey Trot – 5k, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 23 – Community Thanksgiving Open Table, Fannin County High School
November 24 – Blue Friday – Downtown Blue Ridge Shops
November 24 – Light up the Basin, McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN
November 24-26 – Santa Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
November 24 – December 10 – White Christmas, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 24 – December 17 – Gingerbread Village Display, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
November 24-26 – Merry Mountain Market, 3 Monkeys Antiques
November 25 – Firefly Music Presents Collin Raye, Location tbd
November 25 – Christmas at The Art Center, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 25 – Blue Ridge Christmas Parade, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 25 – Light Up Blue Ridge, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 25 – Tuba Christmas, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
December 2 – Kiwanis 58th Annual Christmas Parade, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill
December 2 – Vocal and Choral Holiday Performance by UNG, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
December 2 – Christmas Bazaar, St. Luke’s Church
December 2-3 – Santa Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
December 2 – Visit Santa, Downtown Blue Ridge Gazebo
December 2 – Toys for Tots, Demolition Derby and Tough Truck Christmas Show, Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

November 24 – Blue Friday,
Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – Town Wide Caroling

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November 24 – Light Up the Basin, 
Downtown Copperhill/McCaysville
6:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
November 25th. – Light Up Blue Ridge
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.– Holiday Music playing
11:15 a.m. – Santa Arrives on the train
noon to 3:00 p.m. – Tuba Christmas – on the Train Deck
noon to 5:00 p.m. – FCHS Theater Group preforming at Sycamore Crossing
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Santa in the Gazebo visiting with children. Feed Fannin will be taking the Santa pictures.
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Alex Higgins – on the stage in the park
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Quinn Leach – On Depot St.
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Brass Quartet – on the Train Deck
5:30 p.m. – Parade starts
6:45 p.m. – Winners of the Window Decorating Contest are announced
7:00 p.m. – Lighting of the Great Tree
7:05 p.m. – Colin Raye will be singing O’Holy Night

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In This Issue
#SHOPSMALL
Leadership Fannin Nominations
Save the Date for the Annual Banquet
Community Events Calendar
Light Up Blue Ridge Schedule

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Chamber Events
Calendar
November 21 – Ribbon Cutting for A2B Transit at the Fannin County Chamber
11:00 a.m.
November 23 – Thanksgiving Day, Welcome Centers Closed
November 28 – CANCELLED!!!Business After Hours with Cash Prize Drawing at Fannin Brewing Company
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Members To Member Ads

Demolition Derby at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
November  14, 2017
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.

Shop Small and share your support for the spots you call your  
own, whether it’s your barbershop or even your one-stop garden supply store. Places like these keep our community
strong and  vibrant, potentially employing friends, family and neighbors.   On Saturday, November 25, invite your friends to Shop Small and show love for their favorite places. Because when small businesses succeed — we all do!
 
#SHOPSMALL – November 25

We are now taking nominations for the
2018 Leadership Fannin Class!
Please email Jan Hackett at jahackett@tds.net to submit your candidate’s name and email address.

34th Annual Banquet
Saturday, January 27
at Brasstown Valley Resort
(Spoiler Alert:  We’ve got dueling pianos!!)

WE NEED SPONSORS!!!
We are currently looking for ten sponsors for the 2018 year cash drawings. The cash drawings are held at three Business After Hours each year. The sponsorship cost is $75.00. This will get your business name placed on the advertisements for the business after hours events as well as mention at the event. Please contact Dianne Mallernee if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. Thank you!

Ribbon Cuttings
Ribbon Cutting for The Jewish Congregation of Blue Ridge
November 9 was the ribbon cutting for The Jewish Congregation of Blue Ridge. The Jewish Congregation of Blue Ridge is a new resource for Jews in and around Fannin County (North Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina). Their services are traditional, informal, and inclusive. For more information, call  828-644-3543 or 404-702-0878.
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November Community Events Calendar
October 28 – November 19 – Japanese Maples Colorfest, Gibbs Gardens
November 18 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
November 18 – January 6 – Holiday Art Show an Sale, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 18 – Live Music is Better – Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 18 – Who DunIt? Mystery Art Fundraiser, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
November 18 -19 – Mistletoe Market, North Georgia Technical College
November 19 – Firefly Music Presents Luke Bella, Location tbd
November 23 – December 30 – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights!,Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
November 23 – Blue Ridge Turkey Trot – 5k, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 23 – Community Thanksgiving Open Table, Fannin County High School
November 24 – Blue Friday – Downtown Blue Ridge Shops
November 24 – Light up the Basin, McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN
November 24-26 – Santa Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
November 24 – December 10 – White Christmas, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 24 – December 17 – Gingerbread Village Display, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
November 24-26 – Merry Mountain Market, 3 Monkeys Antiques
November 25 – Firefly Music Presents Collin Raye, Location tbd
November 25 – Christmas at The Art Center, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 25 – Blue Ridge Christmas Parade, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 25 – Light Up Blue Ridge, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 25 – Tuba Christmas, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
December 2 – Kiwanis 58th Annual Christmas Parade, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

November 24 – Blue Friday,
Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – Town Wide Caroling

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November 24 – Light Up the Basin, 
Downtown Copperhill/McCaysville
6:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 25th. – Light Up Blue Ridge
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.– Holiday Music playing
11:15 a.m. – Santa Arrives on the train
noon to 3:00 p.m. – Tuba Christmas – on the Train Deck
noon to 5:00 p.m. – FCHS Theater Group preforming at Sycamore Crossing
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Santa in the Gazebo visiting with children. Feed Fannin will be taking the Santa pictures.
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Alex Higgins – on the stage in the park
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Quinn Leach – On Depot St.
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Brass Quartet – on the Train Deck
5:30 p.m. – Parade starts
6:45 p.m. – Winners of the Window Decorating Contest are announced
7:00 p.m. – Lighting of the Great Tree
7:05 p.m. – Colin Raye will be singing O’Holy Night
In This Issue
#SHOPSMALL
Leadership Fannin Nominations
Save the Date for the Annual Banquet
Sponsors Needed
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar
Light Up Blue Ridge Schedule

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Chamber Events
Calendar
November 15 – 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 16 – Ambassador Lunch, La Pizzeria
12:00 p.m.
November 16 – Golf Committee Meeting, Fannin County Chamber 12:00 p.m.
November 20 – Tourism Committee Meeting, Fannin County Chamber 12:00 p.m.
November 21 – Ribbon Cutting for A2B Transit at the Fannin County Chamber
11:00 a.m.
November 23 – Thanksgiving Day, Welcome Centers Closed
November 28 – CANCELLED!!!Business After Hours with Cash Prize Drawing at Fannin Brewing Company
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Members To Member Ads
Job Fair at Blue Ridge Assisted LivingBRMAA Arts ShowWhodunit
2017 Turkey Trot
Open Table Poster

Light Up Blue Ridge

Merry Mountain Market

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
November  7, 2017
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.

with Cash Drawing!!

Fannin Brewing Company Logo

November 28
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Your Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Board Elections are in progress right now.
Please VOTE!
An electronic ballot has been emailed to you.  Please look over the candidates bios and click the
  
button to cast your important votes. Thanks for your participation! Deadline to place vote is November 10.

Chamber 2017 Award Nominations
Please take the time to nominate a special person or business for a 2017 Chamber Award, to be presented at the Annual Banquet on January 27. 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 the Chamber and/or the community.

We are now taking nominations for the
2018 Leadership Fannin Class!
Please email Jan Hackett at jahackett@tds.net to submit your candidate’s name and email address.

For the annual banquet
January 27
at Brasstown Valley

WE NEED SPONSORS!!!
We are currently looking for ten sponsors for the 2018 year cash drawings. The cash drawings are held at three business after hours each year. The sponsorship cost is $75.00. This will get your business name placed on the advertisements for the business after hours events as well as mention at the event. Please contact Dianne Mallernee if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. Thank you!

Ribbon Cuttings
Margo_s Bistro _ Deli Ribbon Cutting picture
November 2 was the ribbon cutting for Margo’s Bistro & Deli. Margo serves authentic Polish dishes such as: pierogis, stuffed cabbage rolls, homemade stews, goulash with potato dumplings and kielbasa on fresh-baked rolls. Enjoy daily soups; butter bean soup and barley beef soup. Margo’s also offers all natural meats that are local grown in Blue Ridge. 11 Mountain St., Blue Ridge.
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November Community Events Calendar
September 29 – November 12 – Fall Foliage Train Ride in Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway 
October 7 – November 11 – SAAG National Juried Art Show, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
October 28 – November 19 – Japanese Maples Colorfest, Gibbs Gardens
November 10 – Veterans Walk, McCaysville & Copperhill
November 11 – Roxie Watson in Concert, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 11 – Veterans Day Parade/Program, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 11 – Firefly Music Presents Alex Guthrie Band, Location tbd
November 18 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
November 18 – January 6 – Holiday Art Show an Sale, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 18 – Live Music is Better – Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 18 – Who DunIt? Mystery Art Fundraiser, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
November 18 -19 – Mistletoe Market, North Georgia Technical College
November 19 – Firefly Music Presents Luke Bella, Location tbd
November 23 – December 30 – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights!,Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
November 23 – Blue Ridge Turkey Trot – 5k, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 23 – Community Thanksgiving Open Table, Fannin County High School
November 24 – Light up the Basin, McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN
November 24-26 – Santa Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
November 24 – December 10 – White Christmas, Blue Ridge Community Theater
November 24-26 – Merry Mountain Market, 3 Monkeys Antiques
November 25 – Firefly Music Presents Collin Raye, Location tbd
November 25 – Christmas at The Art Center, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
November 25 – Light Up Blue Ridge, Downtown Blue Ridge
November 25 – Tuba Christmas, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
December 2 – Kiwanis 58th Annual Christmas Parade, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

November 24 – Blue Friday,
Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – Town Wide Caroling
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November 24 – Light Up the Basin, 
Downtown Copperhill/McCaysville
6:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 25th. – Light Up Blue Ridge
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.– Holiday Music playing
11:15 a.m. – Santa Arrives on the train
noon to 3:00 p.m. – Tuba Christmas – on the Train Deck
noon to 5:00 p.m. – FCHS Theater Group preforming at Sycamore Crossing
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Santa in the Gazebo visiting with children. Feed Fannin will be taking the Santa pictures.
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Alex Higgins – on the stage in the park
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Quinn Leach – On Depot St.
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Brass Quartet – on the Train Deck
5:30 p.m. – Parade starts
6:45 p.m. – Winners of the Window Decorating Contest are announced
7:00 p.m. – Lighting of the Great Tree
7:05 p.m. – Colin Raye will be singing O’Holy Night
In This Issue
Business After Hours
Board Elections Going on Now!
2017 Award Nominations
2018 Leadership Fannin Nominations
Save the Date for the Annual Banquet
Sponsors Needed
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar
Light Up Blue Ridge Schedule

Chamber Events
Calendar
November 9 – Ribbon Cutting for Jewish Congregation of Blue Ridge, Fannin County Chamber
3:00 p.m.
November 15 – 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 16 – Ambassador Lunch, location tbd
12:00 p.m.
November 16 – Golf Committee Meeting, Fannin County Chamber 12:00 p.m.
November 20 – Tourism Committee Meeting, Fannin County Chamber 12:00 p.m.
November 23 – Thanksgiving, Welcome Centers Closed
November 28 – Business After Hours with Cash Prize Drawing at Fannin Brewing Company
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Members To Member Ads
SAAG Juried Show
Cameron Hall Virtual Tour
High Hope Estate Auction
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
BRMAA Arts ShowWhodunit
2017 Turkey Trot

Light Up Blue Ridge

Merry Mountain Market

November BRMAA Newsletter

Business

 NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

                                                            

 EXHIBITS & EVENTS
 
COME JOIN THE FUN!
 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
6pm

 
 
OPENS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
Reception begins at 6pm during the WhoDunIt Mystery Art Fundraiser.
Come shop for that perfect holiday gift, one that is creative and unique.  We will have a multitude of artistic and handcrafted items for sale, all made from our member artists.  So whether it is jewelry, pottery, paintings, or anything in between, we have that unique gift for your holidays.
 
 
 ON DISPLAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 11th!

 

4th Quarter Artist-in-Residence

Rae Breed

 On Display through January 6, 2018!

 

Give your favorite art lover a gift they will continue to cherish!
Each $300 share purchased entitles the shareholder a total of EIGHTlimited-edition pieces of art valued at $600, created specifically forCSA Blue Ridge.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
 

 

 

 

Click Here for Available Classes

 

GUILDS

 

Click here for more information on Arts Guilds & Groups

Thanks again for your continued support!

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

October 2017 BRMAA Newsletter

Business

                                                            

CURRENT EXHIBITS & EVENTS
 
 
OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY
 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th 
5pm – 7pm
Opening Reception
Saturday, October 7th at 5pm

 

4th Quarter Artist-in-Residence

Rae Breed

 October 7, 2017 – January 6, 2018

 

 

Don’t forget to mark you calendars…

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to be a part of our Fall Arts in the Park Festival? We are looking for volunteers for Friday, Saturday and Sunday for this year’s event in areas such as vendor and visitor hospitality, event setup and clean-up. For more information or to sign up, please contact us at

blueridgearts.community@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!
Second CSA PickUp Event is October 27 at Gather
(For shareholders only)
LIMITED SHARES ARE STILL AVAILABLE….GET YOURS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!
For each $300 share purchased, the shareholder will get a total of eight limited-edition pieces of art valued at $600, created specifically for CSA Blue Ridge.
This year’s artists include:
Marie Luce Van Asten   (Pottery)
Tim & Karen Chambers   (Whimsical Folk Art)
Jennifer Danner   (Mixed Media Paintings)
Arni Katz   (Photography)
Lisa Fraker   (Screen printing)
Mike Lalone   (Functional Pottery)
Tom Slavicek   (Leather)
Bill Suttles   (Paintings)
Join the fun, support the arts and take home eclectic and unique creations from talented artists in varying mediums.
Shares are available online and at the Art Center.
CALL TO ARTISTS
 WhoDunIt?
Mystery Art Fundraiser
(ARTISTS: Please note
 important dates below)
Participation Notification:
Oct. 14, 2017
Artwork Delivery: November 10 – 12, 2017
 HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE
        Nov. 18, 2017 –  Jan. 6, 2018
(ARTISTS: Please note
important dates below)
Inventory deadline: Oct. 20, 2017
Artwork Delivery: Nov. 10- 12, 2017
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
 

 

 

 

Click Here for Available Classes

 

GUILDS

 

Click here for more information on Arts Guilds & Groups

Thanks again for your continued support!

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

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