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Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
October 10,  2017
News for Members
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October 17 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Chamber 2018 Board Nominations

Nominations for the Chamber’s Board of Directors are being taken now through Monday, October 16th. The Chamber will elect five new board members in November. If you would like to nominate someone, send the name and business name to or FAX the form below to 706-632-2241. You may nominate up to three people.
Name _________________________________________
Business _______________________________________
Name __________________________________________
Business ________________________________________
Name ___________________________________________
Business _________________________________________

Ribbon Cuttings – Congratulations!
Ribbon Cutting for Modern Family Counseling
October 3 was the ribbon cutting for Modern Family Counseling. Modern Family Counseling offers counseling for families, individuals, adolescents, and couples for today’s world. Times have changed and so has family dynamics, expectations and pressures of society. Laurie Hicks uses a family centered, solution focused and a strength based therapeutic approach to create positive change and independence.
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Ribbon Cutting for Dr. Squires at Fannin Regional Hospital
October 5 was the ribbon cutting for Dr. Squires, Cardiologist, at Fannin Regional Hospital. Shayne Squires, MD, is a board-certified Cardiologist who can work with you to help prevent or manage heart conditions. He treats coronary artery disease, heart failure, and other cardiac conditions. He also treats high blood pressure and cholesterol and provides recommendations for general life style changes to improve your heart health. As a non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Squires utilizes appropriate diagnostic testing to customize a treatment plan for your needs. His office is located in Suite 103 at Fannin Regional Hospital. (706) 632-4280
Ribbon Cutting for Dr. Bunn at Fannin Regional Hospital
October 5 was the ribbon cutting for Dr. Bunn, Orthopedic Surgeon, at Fannin Regional Hospital. Dr. Kevin Bunn studied at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine for his graduate education and had a fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital Adult Reconstructive Surgery.  His office is located in Suite 109 at Fannin Regional Hospital. (706) 632-4223

October Community Events Calendar
September 1 – October 31 – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hillcrest Orchards
September 28 – October 15 – Live Theater: Calendar Girls, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 7-22 – Fall Festival at Gibbs Gardens, Talking Rock
October 7 – November 11 – SAAG National Juried Art Show, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
October 13-21 – Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
October 13 – Downtown Drum Circle – Downtown Blue Ridge
October 14-15 – Sorghum Festival, Blairsville
October 14 – Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Band Festival, Fannin County High School PAC
October 14-15 – Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay
October 14-15 – Fall Arts in the Park, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park ‘
October 14 – Free Time Hobbies Fall Festival & Open House, Free Time Hobbies
October 17 – Firefly Music Presents Austin Winkler, Blue Ridge
October 19 – Haunts and Harvest, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 19-21 – Fright Nights at the Fairgrounds, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
October 21 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
October 21 – Harvest Wine Dinner, Paradise Hills
October 21 – Live Music is Better Presents Michelle Malone, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 21 – Vogel State Park Fall Hoedown, Vogel State Park
October 21 – Paws in the Park 5k and Mutt Mile, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
October 21 – Paws in the Park, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
October 21-22 – Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay
October 21 – Harvest Festival, Crane Creek Vineyards
October 21-22 – Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Sale, Old Farmers Market
October 21-22 – Sorghum Festival, Blairsville
October 21-22 – Gold Rush Days Festival, Dahlonega
October 21-22 – 23rd Annual Heritage Days Festival, Talking Rock
October 26-28 – Fright Nights at the Fairground, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
October 27 – Firefly Music Presents Howie Day, Blue Ridge
October 27 – November 5 – Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 27-28 – SpookTacular Fest, Joshua Dream Ranch Blairsville
October 27-29 – Moonshine Festival, Dawsonville
October 28 – 5k Halloween Trick or Trot, Blue Ridge City Park
October 28 – HalloWine Celebration, Paradise Hills Winery
October 28-29 – Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Sale, Old Farmers Market
October 28 – November 19 – Japanese Maples Colorfest, Gibbs Gardens
October 28 – Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
October 28 – Halloween Safety Zone, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill
October 29 – Pumpkin Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
October 31 – Ducktown Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Ducktown
October 31 – Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Blue Ridge
October 31 – SpookTacular Fest, Joshua Dream Ranch Blairsville
Recurring Events
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern

Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
*Blue Ridge Motorsports Park Races, Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
Saturday and Sunday
*Upick Apples and Tractor Tours: Mercier Orchards, Mountain View Orchards, Hillcrest Orchards
*Corn Maze: Joshua Dream Ranch
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing

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In This Issue
Business After Hours
2018 Board Nominations
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar

Chamber Events
October 10 – Ribbon Cutting for 6 Ponds Farm, 3155 Squirrel Hunting Rd., Morganton
11:00 a.m.
October 12 – Ribbon Cutting for Melaleuca at the Chamber
11:00 a.m.
October 17 – Business After Hours at Bear Claw Vineyards, 2281 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 18 – 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.
October 25 – Ribbon Cutting for Ridge Chiropractic, 39 Lance St., Ste. 6, Blue Ridge
11:30 a.m.
October 26 – Ambassador Lunch, Location tbd
Members To Member Ads
Calendar Girls Poster SAAG Juried Show
 Second Saturday PosterHaunts and Harvest Poster ETC Appreciation Luncheon

Paws in the Park 5k poster
Harvest Festival at Crane Creek Vineyards PosterWizard of Oz poster
Halloween 5k
Chicken BBQ Dinner

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