CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
Once again it is time for election of members of the Board of Directors for the Chamber. We will have four vacancies to be filled. You have to have been a member in good standing of the Chamber for one year to qualify. I ask that you consider whether you would be interested in serving on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce. If are interested, or would like to nominate another member to serve, please contact us by October 5. I ask that you seriously consider serving on this Board. Our Chamber is only as strong as the members and we would love to have more involvement by our membership. CONTACT: Office 828-682-7413 or email@example.com.
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." ~ Mark Twain
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1775 - American Revolutionary War Hero Ethan Allen captured. (Not sure if this is when he started making furniture.)
And now for the news.....
We would like to extend a great, big welcome to our newest member:
McINTOSH LANE COTTAGE
215 McIntosh Lane
Burnsville, NC 28714
255 Eagle Rock Lane
Burnsville, NC 28714
THE COLORFUL GYPSY
5 Town Square
Burnsville, NC 28714
Thanks for your continued membership:
Blue Ridge Plumbing
Pat & Janet Hepburn
Armin Wessel, Architect
AREA EVENTS / ATTRACTIONS
DINING / ENTERTAINMENT
LOCATED AT MILE 328.3 ON
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Call us at 828-765-9531
Wednesday, 9/26 @ 1:45 JAM Session
Thursday, 9/27 @ 1:45 Tom Sparks
Friday, 9/28 @ 1:45 Debbie Young
Saturday 9/29 @ 11:45 Storytelling with Bill
Saturday, 9/29 @ 1:00 Jerry Pierce
Saturday, 9/29 @ 3:00 Carolina Express
Sunday, 9/30 @ 1:00 Roan Mtn Moonshiners
Sunday, 9/30 @ 3:00 Amantha Mill
Hayrides and Dance Demos every Saturday & Sunday
For more information visit WEBSITE
Conveniently located between Asheville, Boone and Hickory, NC, and just 20 miles from I-40 and 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, find treasures that will last a lifetime and have an experience to match.
Visit Gem Mountain and share the history, the tradition, and excitement of gem mining.
Located at 13780 Hwy 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC. Call 828-765-6130 or visit WEBSITE.
Sixth Annual Highway 80 South Art Hop
October 13th & 14th 10am – 5pm
A destination weekend tour of 20 Open Studios and Galleries along NC Highway 80 South in Yancey County, following the South Toe River on the Mount Mitchell Scenic Byway. Start your tour and pick up maps at One of a Kind Art Gallery, 573 Micaville Loop, Burnsville, NC 28714.
For more information, visit 80arthop.com, ooakartgallery.com, or call 828-675-0690.
Our goal is to allow outdoor persons the opportunity to enjoy shooting by visiting our facilities, which include a 50,000 square foot, lighted shotgun range. We are able to accommodate individuals, families, groups and organizations, meeting their various needs and schedules. We offer rifle, pistol, and shotgun ranges. 125 Deyton Hunt Farm Drive, Burnsville, NC. Call 828-777-0357 or visit WEBSITE.
10/5 Smokey Joe Concert 5:30 pm
10/13 Burnsville Vintage Market 9am - 2pm
10/13 Dave Adkins, Work in Progress, & His Fold 7pm
10/19 Dig In! Empty Bowls Fundraiser
10/26 Bandana Rhythm w/ Rhonda Gouge 7pm
11/3 Little Roy & Lizzy Show 7pm
11/10 Carolina Blue w/ Nick Chandler & Delivered
11/16 Arthur Morgan School Fundraiser
11/17 Christmas Ornament Craft Show 9am – 2pm
11/17 Nu-Blu Bluegrass / Americana Concert
11/24 Christmas Extravaganza 10am – 2pm
6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE
HAPPENING AT HOMEPLACE BEER COMPANY
Tues. 9/25 @ 7:00: Music by Andy Ferrell
Wed. 9/26 @ 4pm: TRACTOR benefit
Sat. 9/29 @ 5pm Beer Fest
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9pm; Fri 2-11pm; Sat 2-10pm; Sun 2-7 pm.
Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE
RESCUE DOG CAFE
Friday Nite Open Mic 6-8 pm
HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs 6:30 – 11:30 am;
Friday 6:30 - 11:30 am, 4pm - 8pm;
Sat & Sun 7:30 am – 1pm.
Located at 240 East Main Street, Burnsville.
OOAK ART GALLERY & MAPLES
OOAK: Fine, Folk, Funky Local Art!! Mon - Sat 10am – 5:30pm; Sun 12:00 (Noon) – 5pm
MAPLES: The Sweet Spot Next Door serving fine coffee, tea and bakery items. Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm, Sat. 9am – 3pm
ENTERTAINMENT AT OOAK ART GALLERY & MAPLES:
Thursday 9/27: "Shantytown” starts at 7:00 pm
Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday
BEER FEST THIS SATURDAY
AT MT. MITCHELL GOLF COURSE
Our regular dinner hours are Tues - Thurs 5pm - 9pm, Fri & Sat 2pm - 10pm, Sun Closed.
SPECIALS OF THE WEEK:
CLOSED WED FOR PRIVATE EVENT
Thurs: Pizza & Wing Night
Fri & Sat: Prime Rib
The Mt. Mitchell Road Kill Band will be playing on the deck on Friday, October 5th!!!!
Call 675-4911 for reservations.
Bare Dark Sky Observatory Community Viewing Nights
Join us for an evening of stargazing as you've never seen before! You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through our 34" diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our Observatory Manager, you will spend 2 hours viewing and learning about the dark skies.
Sept. Community Dates
Sept. 28 @ 8pm
Sept. 29 @ 8pm
Reserve your tickets HERE
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE YANCEY COUNTY DREAM HOME TOUR!!
Friday, October 15th from 10am – 4pm. Tickets $25
Enjoy a wide range of homes: from a beautiful family home, full of local art in Burnsville, to a 300 acre estate with barn and rental cottages, to an off-the-grid home in Celo. For an additional $20, purchase lunch/observatory tickets and enjoy a boxed lunch catered by Pig & Grits at the Green Mountain Farm. Plus, receive a free ticket to a community viewing night at the Bare Dark Sky Observatory, good for any time.
The Yancey County Farmers' Market is open every Saturday through October from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm just off the Town Square. Seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, crafts and entertainment. Check our WEBSITE or visit our Facebook page Here
It’s time for Fact or Crap on Thursday, September 27, @ 5:30pm at Burnsville Wine. I read the questions, and you decide is it Fact or is it Crap. Questions range for the weird and wacky to the outright bizarre, but whatever, it’s always lots of FUN! On Friday, September 28th from 4-7 pm, join us for the Burnsville Rotary Wine Tasting Fundraiser. Make a donation, taste some wine, and enjoy the evening. Tom from Grapevine Distributors will be here to pour and share information about the wines. The balloons will be flying! On Saturday, September 29 from 4-6 pm, June Bunch will be here as we finish our September Songsmith Series. We have had awesome performers, so be sure to stop by and enjoy your Saturday afternoon. Coming in October is the Friends of the Farmer’s Market fund raiser, and a book signing. Lots of fall brews have arrived, along with new wines. Stop by and check out our selection. Shop hours are 11-7 Tuesday-Friday and 11-6 Saturday. We are located at 525 West Main, across from TD Bank. There is ample parking behind the shop or the bank parking lot.
Like and share us on Facebook, check our WEBSITE call 682-3456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NOW SHOWING: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised]
The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
Friday, 9/28 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, 9/29 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, 9/30 @ 3pm
The Parkway Playhouse is located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Tickets are available on the Parkway Playhouse website and at the Parkway playhouse Box Office (828-682-4285), which is open from 1-5pm Thursday through Saturday and one hour before show time. WEBSITE
TOE RIVER STUDIO TOUR
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
The mountains of Yancey and Mitchell Counties of Western North Carolina are home to some of the top artists in America. And twice a year, Toe River Arts honors their talent and the area in which they choose to live and work with a premier studio tour showcasing their work. For a quarter of a century, local artists have opened their studios, demonstrated their talent, and offered up their hospitality. The first weekend in December is a fitting way to mark the holiday season, to get out in the crisp late fall air and enjoy what residents already know about the Blue Ridge mountains—the clear Toe River, curves in the roads, the likelihood of finding something different, something that speaks to this out of the way place. Artists in the two counties will welcome visitors to their studios for an entire weekend of browsing and buying.
Each year the tour has grown—from the original 13 artists back in the early 90’s, to now over 100. This year’s tour boasts 103 participating artists, 62 open studios, and 6 galleries.
Glass studios sparkle with ornaments, sculptures, vases and bowls, goblets and glasses—blown, fused and flameworked. Potters show off trays, jugs, mugs, tiles, baking pans, fountains, bird houses, sculptured forms, ceremonial pieces, dinnerware, even a bathroom sink. They come in stoneware, raku, wood-fired, earthenware, Majolica, and porcelain. If wood makes the heart pound, carving, furniture, turned wood, inlaid wood, painted wood, or art made with materials gathered from the woods will definitely keep it beating. And all the jewelry. It lights up a room with reflections off precious stones, pearls, copper, brass, silver, and gold. People who need something above the couch, in the kitchen, down the stairwell can chose from photographs, pencils and charcoals, oils, watercolors, acrylics, silkscreen, and paintings on handmade paper. Textiles are covered in handspun yarns, hand-woven flat goods, sculptured dolls, and garments pieced, painted, and stitched. There are soaps and scents and some things that truly make one wonder, “How did they do that?” Each tour is unique. Some artists have participated in all. Others come and go with the seasons. And if you can’t get to it all, and you won’t, don’t worry, There’s another tour the first weekend in June.
Bright studio signs point the way from studio to studio, from gallery to gallery, from one unique work environment to another, And a free 40+ page full color guide directs you to each. The tour starts on Friday, November 30 at 10am. At 5pm, the artists close their doors and head over to the Spruce Pine Gallery for a Meet-the-Artist free reception at 5:30pm. The community is invited to stop by, shake a hand or two, share a glass of wine with a new or old friend, and plan their route for the next two days when studio doors open at 10:00am and stay open until 5:00pm.
All the information will be available at the WEBSITE by end of September. The guide will be available in October. For more information, email email@example.com or call 828.682.7215.
BURNSVILLE GALLERY: Exhibition of Cecil Sharp Photos
SPRUCE PINE GALLERY: Bang Up Jobs: Furniture & Paintings by Paul & Kim Fuelling
For more information visit us at 102 West Main Street, Burnsville, call 682-7215. WEBSITE
YANCEY COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Meet Skippy!!!! Don't let size fool you. This little nugget has the biggest heart. He is a fun and playful and will fill your days with joy and your nights with cuddles.
Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC - Phone 682-9510. Website
Mayland Community College’s
Small Business Center:
ART ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE:
BUSINESS TIPS FROM A LOCAL POTTER (2 Hrs)
Established local artists, Jon Ellenbogen and Rebecca Plummer have been successfully operating "The Barking Spider Pottery" in Penland for over 40 years. In this class, explore topics such as establishing credibility, record keeping, tax considerations, insurance strategies, business practices, operating a co-operative gallery, creating your own crafts show and much more.
9/26, W, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
TRAC Art Resource Center, Spruce Pine, 828-766-1295
MARKETING YOUR ART (2 Hrs)
From the Asheville River Arts District, successful studio owner and professional artist, Matt Tommey is well known for creating beautiful handmade baskets. In this seminar, Matt will share marketing techniques that will create new customers and build sales.
10/3, W, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
TRAC Art Resource Center, Spruce Pine
HOW TO FIND OUR CUSTOMERS (2 Hours)
Who are your customers and how do you find them? This class will cover local area traffic count data and trends related to the types of customers that will frequent your business. Class will analyse tourists, seasonal residents, and local buying habits and trends. This data will enable you to determine your buying customer and build a customer profile from which to effectively operate and market your studio.
10/10, W, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
TRAC Art Resource Center, Spruce Pine
ARTIST BOOKKEEPING BASICS (2 Hrs)
Gain insight into the best bookkeeping methods to manage your studio business. CPA, Kenneth Beam will discuss best practices for financial management and various accounting options to fit your style of business.
10/17, W, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
TRAC Art Resource Center, Spruce Pine
ART BUSINESS TAX GUIDE (2 Hrs)
Understanding taxes can be a challenge for many business owners. This seminar will focus on common tax requirements for artists. CPA, Alicia Sisk-Morris will help you make sense of it all.
10/24, W, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
TRAC Art Recource Center, Spruce Pine
DIGITAL MARKETING AND SALES CLASSES
#HELP! SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR BEGINNERS LUNCH & LEARN (2 Hrs)
Explore the ever-changing landscape of social media marketing while enjoying a light lunch. The basics of Facebook for business will be covered with step-by-step instructions for set-up. Instagram, Youtube, and other social media platforms will also be analyzed from a small business owner perspective. Find out when to post, proper use of hashtags, and how to boost content in this information packed class.
9/25, T, 12noon - 2pm
Burnsville Town Center, 828-766-1295
STARTING YOUR BUSINESS ON eBAY:
THE BASIC OF SELLING (2 Hrs)
During this fast-paced session, learn best practices to use when setting up an eBay account, listing items for sale, taking payments, shipping and much more. Topics will include e-Bay appraisals and research, registering your account, writing descriptions that sell, shipping tips and pricing philosophies that will make you an eBay Top Rated Seller. Taught by certified eBay specialist and top rated seller, Nick Hawks.
10/4, TH, 1-3pm
BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS ON eBAY:
TIPS TO BUILD SALES (2 Hrs)
This session is for individuals who want to establish a continual retail presence on eBay. Topics in this class will include starting and growing an eBay business, finding merchandise to sell, creating professional listings, marketing your business on eBay, managing active listings, resolving issues, and growing your eBay business. Gain "tricks of the trade" from a top rated Seller
10/4, TH, 3-5pm
EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS BY SELLING ONLINE (2 Hrs)
Explore the features of well-known e-commerce hosts such as the eBay store, Shopify, Amazon.com, and Etsy as well as other options for creating an online store. Gain insight into which sites work best for selling your product or service.
11/1, TH, 1-3pm
HOW TO FIND MERCHANDISE TO SELL ONLINE (2 Hrs)
This class wll explore sources of low priced merchandise that can be sold online. Topics will include wholesaling, drop shipping, foreign sources, and liquidation.
11/1, TH, 3-5pm
GET NEW CUSTOMERS WITH BUSINESS LOCAL SEARCH (2 Hrs)
Business local search is a great way to build customer traffic. This seminar will walk you through the process of implementing and optimizing online tools. Topics covered will include: Google My Business, Bing Places for Business, Yelp, Facebook, and other important local search engines that are essential to your business.
12/11, T, 1:30 - 4pm
BUSINESS STARTUP CHECKLIST (2 Hrs)
This seminar will provide steps and advice to those interested in starting a new business in Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey Counties. Class will cover local requirements for new businesses, lending options, traffic counts, area trends, and a startup checklist. Taught by the Mayland Small Business Center Director, gain business knowledge and local insight.
10/2, T 9-11am
10/9, T, 9-11am
INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS: CLASS ONE (3 Hrs)
Class One of this four-class series will discuss the features of QuickBooks Online and compare it to QuickBooks desktop. Determine if QuickBooks is right for you by "test driving"the software on a sample business. Computers with QuickBooks installed will be available to use at this class.
11/27, T, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
QUICKBOOKS: CLASS TWO (3 Hrs)
QuickBooks taught by a CPA. Class two will focus on setting up QuickBooks in a manner that will work best for your business. Explore feature while learning how to launch QuickBooks the right way. Class will work with a sample business downloaded on the Mayland computers.
11/29, TH, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
QUICKBOOKS: CLASS THREE (3 Hrs)
This class will focus on recording income and expenses in QuickBooks as well as balancing transactions. We will also look at various scenarios that your business may face when keying transactions into QuickBooks. This is a great class to get answers to QuickBooks questions.
12/4, T, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
QUICKBOOKS: CLASS FOUR (3 Hrs)
The final class of this series will explore the use of QuickBooks for payroll. Learn how to set up payroll and cut checks using QuickBooks payroll features. Cut checks and make deposits on a sample business in this test drive of the most popular small business accounting platform in use.
12/6, TH, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Visit www.mayland.edu or call 828-766-1295 to preregister or for more information.
AREA MEETINGS OF INTEREST
ORGANIZATION / DATE / TIME / LOCATION
Burnsville Town Council 10/4 @ 6:00 pm Town Hall
Yancey County Commission 10/8 @ 6:00 pm Yancey County Courthouse
Burnsville Rotary Club Thursday @ Noon Rescue Dog Cafe
Toe River Model Railroaders Wednesday @ 2:00 pm Spruce Pine Library
Al-Anon Monday @ 7:30 pm 1st Presbyterian Church
Would you like us to forward your business items of interest to other Chamber members? Submit your items weekly via email no later than 8am each Tuesday for inclusion each Tuesday. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Chamber Office Telephone 682-7413. WEBSITE