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Know Your Neighbor: Blue Ridge Energy
Know Your Neighbor: Blue Ridge Energy

Bill credits or checks are coming in May to members of Blue Ridge Energy, thanks to a capital credits retirement of over $6 million approved by the Board of Directors. Nearly 94,000 active and inactive members (present and past) will receive refunds due to them as part unique benefit of being... Continue Reading

Postedby Emma Faulkner
Date posted05/16/2024


Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Parking Survey & Report
Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Parking Survey & Report

With a mission to connect business and community partners, to enhance opportunities through advocacy and education, and support continued sustainable economic development within our region, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce staff and executive committee have been closely following the... Continue Reading

Postedby David Jackson
Date posted05/8/2024


Economic Indicators: Q1 2024
Economic Indicators: Q1 2024

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce released its first Economic Indicators report of 2024. This quarterly report examines five key statistics within the Watauga County & High Country Economy: Residential Home Sales Sales Tax Occupancy Tax Unemployment Rates New Single-Family Homes This report... Continue Reading

Postedby Emma Faulkner
Date posted04/30/2024


8th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards Recap
8th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards Recap

In front of an event-record audience at the historic Appalachian Theatre in Downtown Boone, 16 emerging High Country’s leaders were highlighted, and five honorees earned top accolades during the 8th annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 4 Under 40 Awards ceremony. The event was hosted... Continue Reading

Postedby David Jackson
Date posted04/25/2024


Dr. Kenneth Peacock to be Posthumously Recognized at 4 Under 40 Awards
Dr. Kenneth Peacock to be Posthumously Recognized at 4 Under 40 Awards

As part of this week’s 8th annual 4 Under 40 Awards, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize the late Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock with its Respect Your Elder Award. This is one of five awards that will be presented during the ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, April 24th, from... Continue Reading

Postedby David Jackson
Date posted04/22/2024


Chamber Welcomes Dr. Heather Norris as Interim Chancellor at App State; Salutes Dr. Sheri Everts
Chamber Welcomes Dr. Heather Norris as Interim Chancellor at App State; Salutes Dr. Sheri Everts

On her final day as Chancellor, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Dr. Sheri Everts for her near decade-long service to Appalachian State University. We hope she is able to take full advantage of the opportunity to concentrate on improving her health. Chancellor Everts was a... Continue Reading

Postedby David Jackson
Date posted04/19/2024


Watauga Economic Development Commission to Meet April 18th in Beech Mountain
Watauga Economic Development Commission to Meet April 18th in Beech Mountain

Watauga EDC to discuss cellular & broadband technology, childcare, and elect officers for the coming year. Continue Reading

Postedby Joe Furman
Date posted04/15/2024


Watauga County Childcare Study Data Released
Watauga County Childcare Study Data Released

Dancy Research completes Watauga County Childcare Study Continue Reading

Postedby David Jackson
Date posted04/13/2024


Watauga Economic Development Commission to Hold March Meeting at Jones House in Downtown Boone
Watauga Economic Development Commission to Hold March Meeting at Jones House in Downtown Boone

Watauga EDC will hear multiple presentations along with an update on MyFutureNC Continue Reading

Postedby David Jackson
Date posted03/19/2024


4 Under 40 Finalists Announced
4 Under 40 Finalists Announced

Sixteen members of the High Country community have been selected as category finalists for the 8th-annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 4 Under 40 Awards. This showcase of emerging leaders is presented by Appalachian Commercial Real Estate. Winners will be announced at the annual awards... Continue Reading

Postedby David Jackson
Date posted03/4/2024


4 Under 40 Awards: Nominate an Emerging Leader
4 Under 40 Awards: Nominate an Emerging Leader

Nominate an emerging community leader for a Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 4 Under 40 Award with Title Sponsor, Appalachian Commercial Real Estate! The awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at the Appalachian Theatre in Downtown Boone. Nominees must have... Continue Reading

Postedby Megan Biddix
Date posted02/9/2024


2024 Watauga Leadership Institute Cohorts are Underway
2024 Watauga Leadership Institute Cohorts are Underway

Watauga Leadership Institute (WLI) is a work program administered by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and encompasses all leadership development programming offered by the organization. Over 500 participants have engaged in Watauga Leadership Institute programming since 1998. Continue Reading

Postedby David Jackson
Date posted02/9/2024