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
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!

November 7 was the ribbon cutting for US Lawns. US Lawns offers lawn care, landscape and snow removal services. Veteran owned and operated.

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
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
*Visitor Time, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Tri-State Model Railroaders, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot

* 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
Shop Small
Award Nominations
Save the Date
Become a Chamber Ambassador or Join Lunch N Leads
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar


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.
Member Events
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

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