Fannin Chamber Newsletter

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
July 11, 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.

Tuesday, July 18 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
at the
North Georgia Boat Lift
13944 Appalachian Hwy., Morganton, GA, 30560

Fannin in Totality Area of Eclipse August 21!
On August 21, 2017 there will be a total eclipse of the sun that can be seen in totality in parts of the North Georgia Mountains, including the Blue Ridge area.  
Where and How to Watch
Find a clear spot with a good view of the sky. You can see the sun and the eclipse wearing special eclipse glasses; do not look at the sun without safety glasses. Here are some examples:

Chamber Visitor Center

at 152 Orvin Lance Drive – 55 seconds of totality at 2:34:50 p.m.

Lake Blue Ridge Dam

– 1 minute 2 seconds of totality at 2:34:50 p.m.

Morganton Point Recreation Area

– 1 minute 8 seconds of totality at 2:34:50 p.m.

Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville

– 1 minute 31 seconds of totality at 2:34:15 p.m.

Downtown McCaysville

– 1 minute 35 seconds of totality at 2:34:10 p.m
Ocoee Whitewater Center – 1 minute 46 minutes of totality at2:33:45 p.m.

25th Anniversary Golf Tournament
The Chamber’s 25th annual golf tournament will take place on October 2 at  Butternut Creek Golf Course. There are a few team spots left. Anyone interested in signing up for a Corporate Team or being a hole sponsor please contact Kim Foster at
   Corporate Team Form              Hole Sponsor Form

July Community Events Calendar
June 17 – July 22 – Community Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit,
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
July 13 – July 30 – Live Theater: Dearly Departed, Blue Ridge Community Theater
July 14 – Downtown Drum Circle, Downtown Blue Ridge
July 15 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
July 19 – Treo’s Sweetwater Dinner Pairing, Treo Blue Ridge
July 21 – Movies in the Park presents: The BFG, Downtown City Park
July 21-29 – Georgia Mountain Fair, Hiawassee
July 22 – Jamie O’Neal & Andy Griggs Live in Concert, Grandaddy Mimm’s Moonshine Distillery
July 27 – An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Von Grey, Toccoa Riverside Restaurant
July 28 – Classic Car Cruise-In, Dairy Queen
July 29 – August 26 – 3D Exhibit Off the Wall, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
Recurring Events
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern


Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Pickin’ In Horseshoe Bend Park
*Blue Ridge Farmers Market, Downtown Blue Ridge
*Blue Ridge Motorsports Park Races, Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
In This Issue
Business After Hours
Solar Eclipse
2017 Golf Tournament
Community Events Calendar

Chamber Events
July 11 – Golf Committee Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
12:00 p.m.
July 17 – Tourism Committee Meeting at the Chamber
12:00 p.m.
July 18 – Business After Hours – Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association at the North Georgia Boat Lift, 13944 Appalachian Hwy., Morganton
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
July 19 – 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.
July 25 – Ribbon Cutting for High Speed Tactical and Safety Solutions at the Chamber
10:00 a.m.
July 27 – Ambassador Lunch at the Blue Ridge Fry Shop, 560 East Main St.
12:00 p.m.
Member to Member Ads
Dearly Departed poster Blue Ridge Community Theater
Feed the Kids Fundraiser at Chateau Meichtry
DFACS poster for townhall meeting july 20
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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.

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