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Business Development

Promoting business growth and opportunity in the High Country

The Business Development Committee meets on the 3rd Friday of each month at 9 am at the Peak Insurance Group office in New Market Center

Purpose

To use member expertise and resources in the support of existing business growth and prosperity. We also work to assist entrepreneurs and companies seeking to expand/relocate to the High Country. 

Action Items

  • Initiate programs and services targeted at the advancement of small businesses and start-ups.

  • Participate in community-based business councils to enhance discussion on key community projects.

  • Partner with tourism promotion organizations to further promote the High Country as a major tourism destination.

  • Serve as a referral, distribution, and communication source of business-beneficial information.

Accomplishments

  • Coordinate "shop local" activities during key retail seasons.

  • Serve as voting body for annual awards:

    • Business of the Year awards

    • Alfred Adams Award for Economic Development

    • Ben Suttle Special Services Award

    • Sue Wilmoth Award for Tourism Development

    • Baker/Jones Woman of the Year award

Committee Chair

Heidi Ragan, Blue Ridge Energy