Your investment in the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce puts you in contact with more than 500 business owners and entrepreneurs in this market. It also supports economic development and projects that shape our community on a large scale.
We have two types of members: Business Members, and Individual (Residential) Members. Only Business Members receive the benefits below. Residential Members receive a discount card and are allowed to attend any of our events to support the business community.
Business Member Benefits include:
You are invited to attend any of our events. We communicate these opportunities in our Chamber E-Newsletter.
- Business After Hours (monthly, March through November)
- Business Before Hours
- Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
- Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Events
- Educational Seminars and Workshops
- Involvement on Chamber Committees / Task Forces
- Volunteer Projects - tons of opportunities year round!
- Special Events
The Chamber sends "Commerce Communications" a weekly e-newsletter each Thursday. We share member news, events, educational opportunities, local discounts, and discussion of issues related to the business community.
Any member can submit news or special events to share in this newsletter for free!
Our newsletter boasts a hefty 51% open rate on average!
We specialist in fostering business creation, expansion, retention and relocation.
We assist prospective businesses and residents desiring to start up a business or relocate to Blowing Rock. We often work side-by-side with businesses through every step from conception to opening! Provides assistance with local and regional resources for business start ups including business plan counseling, location of capital, and ongoing small business counseling and development. We can provide demographics, available locations, rents, local resources, and help with interfacing with the Town government.
SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT
All new members receive a social media "shout-out" that highlights their business. We will also share your business' social media posts anytime to help you spread the word.
New to social media? We offer social media and marketing coaching / help for free, anytime. Just contact our Membership Services Director, Loni Miller.
MEMBER-TO-MEMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAM
All members receive a discount card which entitles you to discounts at participating member businesses, all year long!
As a Chamber Member you can save around 10% on your business insurance and workers comp! Contact us to learn the simple steps you can take to get that discount.
25% OFF CONSTANT CONTACT
Do you use ConstantContact.com? If so, tell them you're a member of our Chamber to receive 25% off your monthly bill!
LISTING ON BLOWINGROCK.COM AND BLOWINGROCKNCCHAMBER.COM
We own blowingrock.com and blowingrockncchamber.com. We will list your business on both sites with a photo, description, and contact info for your business. We can provide your web traffic numbers at any time.
LISTING IN BLOWING ROCK VISITOR INFORMATION GUIDE & MEMBERS' DIRECTORY
As a Chamber member, we list you in our visitor guide for free! Published once a year, distribute over 15,000 copies of this guide each year across the welcome centers, to visitors, local businesses, seasonal residents, and when people call and request a copy to be mailed to them.
VISITOR CENTER PROMOTION
Any Chamber member may display a rack card in our Visitor Center. Our highly knowledgeable staff will tell others about your business as they call or visit. We receive 19,000 people in our Visitor Center each year, and mail customized information to more than 4,000 people by special request each year!
The Blowing Rock Chamber works closely with Town Council and local government to serve as advocates for the betterment of our business community. Additionally, we are members of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and US Chamber of Commerce – working for our businesses on a State and National level. When necessary, the Chamber hosts community forums to discuss issues of importance.
BOARD ROOM USAGE
Chamber members may hold meetings in the Chamber Board Room and utilize the LCD Projector and screen, free of charge. (Subject to availability. Call (828) 295-7851 to book the room.)
DISCOUNTED SYMPHONY TENT
Members receive a significant discount on Symphony tent pricing. Contact Billie Rogers at email@example.com for more info.
The Blowing Rock Leadership Challenge is sponsored and organized by the Chamber. This program foster and educates those in our community who are inclined toward leadership roles in our many civic and business organizations.
BUSINESS RECOGNITION & AWARDS
The Jerry Burns Ambassadorial Award, Customer Service Star, Award for Cultural Enrichment, Service to the Community,
Volunteer of the Year, New Construction and Renovation Award and Business of the Year are nominated by
and presented to area businesses and Chamber members at an annual Awards Luncheon in February.
There are a ton of ways to get involved that will impact your business and life in Blowing Rock in a positive way.Engage with us!