CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
JUNE 25, 2019
"Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them." ~ Ann Landers
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 841 - Battle at Fontenay: Louis & Charles beat their brother Lotharius I (their mother immediately puts them all in time-out).
And now for the news.....
NEW / RENEWING MEMBERS
Thanks for your continued membership:
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital
The Prescription Pad
One Of A Kind Art Gallery
AREA EVENTS / ATTRACTIONS
DINING / ENTERTAINMENT
BRIAN GURL PRESENTS:
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
A PATRIOTIC CONCERT
Brian Gurl and his fabulous cast return to Burnsville to perform a tribute to the red, white & blue.Come enjoy our BIG PATRIOTIC show, let's come together by celebrating America's musical heritage past and present. Brian, Katherine and Michelle bring amazing three part harmony to the stage and with the addition of bass, drums and woodwinds which makes for a perfect 4th of July celebration. A powerful show perfect for all ages. Burnsville Town Center, July 3 - 7:30 pm
Tickets 828-682-7209 - wwwburnsvilletowncenter.com
Bring the family - Come one come all !!! For tickets come by or call the Town Center at (828) 682-7209.
LOCATED AT MILE 328.3 ON
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Call us at 828-765-9531
Wednesday, 6/26 @ 1:45 Music Jam
Thursday, 6/27 @ 1:45 Randy Flack
Friday, 6/28 @ 1:45 Juniper
Saturday, 6/29 @ 1:00 Juniper
Saturday, 6/29 @ 3:00 Sound Traveler
Sunday, 6/30 @ 1:00 Juniper
Sunday, 6/30 @ 3:00 Amantha Mill
A TALE OF TWO CHARLIES AT THE ORCHARD
On Thursday, June 27, the Orchard of Altapass presents a one-act play, “A Tale of Two Charlies,” written by Jo Carson, well-known Tennessee playwright and featuring storytellers Sherry Lovett and Larry Pearlman. Play starts at 6:30 p.m. with live music by Sam McKinney beginning at 6:00.
The play presents contrasting stories of Frankie Silver, hanged by the state of North Carolina for killing her husband, Charlie, and Charlie McKinney, wealthy landowner, husband to four, father of 48. He left his 1,500 acres to the wives. Both events unusual in the 19th century. Two contrasting stories, same era, same region. $15. For information, visit Facebook, www.altapassorchard.org, or call 828-765-9531.
Hayrides and Dance Demos every Saturday & Sunday
For more information visit WEBSITE
A program of Partners Aligned Toward Health, Healthy Yancey is a partnership of concerned citizens working together to improve the quality of health for all people in Yancey County. Our mission for this Sizzlin’ Summer Series is to increase connections between neighbors and people, and increase physical activity, while highlighting fun ways to play and be active in our community.
TOWN SQUARE - Saturday, June 29 @ 10am - Inflatable Twister
FOR FULL LIST OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN SEE 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.
Thrifty Adventures is opened year-round with 21 adventures to choose from: white-water and flat-water kayaking or rafting trips start in April with river tubing and waterfall rappelling starting in May. We have wetsuits and youth boats. Rock Climbing takes place year round, in winter we offer Mountaineering Courses and Ice Climbing. We also offer youth and Veteran programs. We have discounts for First Responders, Teachers, Veterans and Healthcare Professionals. An additional tidbit...Thrifty Adventures has a local’s discount for folks with Mitchell, McDowell or Yancey addresses. Discounts are good on everything except Lazy Day Tubing.
This year we opened a new outpost by the Toe River. We have a $15 Tube option where folks get a one-way shuttle to the Red Hill Swim Hole then a two-hour float (depending on water levels) back to our Outpost. The take out offers an opportunity to check out the Suspension Bridge with a short walk back to the Outpost. We are offering several new river trips along with Tote and Float Boat options (ie boat rentals). We now offer guided plant hikes followed by food tastings at the new Farm. These events feature locally sourced foods to support local farming and businesses!!!
Give us a call at 828-260-4505 or see our WEBSITE.
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.
BURNSVILLE HISTORY & HUMOR WALKING TOUR
Burnsville Tour Company is offering regular history and humor walking tours of Burnsville! If you like history, as well as the charm of a small, friendly town, a History & Humor guided walking tour of Burnsville, North Carolina would be thoroughly entertaining. The tours are steeped in the memories and amusing stories of oldtimers born and raised in the Appalachian mountains, some as long ago as the late 1800s. Tours are offered Wed and Fri at 10 am and Sundays at 1. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (828) 208-0287. Tours are offered weather permitting.
For more information, visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/burnsvilletours.
Snakeroot offers custom guided hikes in one of the wildest and most scenic corners of Western North Carolina. We are located 40 miles NE of Asheville, in one of the most diverse temperate ecosystems in the world. The Black Mountains, the tallest peaks east of the Mississippi, rise above the Toe River Valley.
We will take your group on a truly off-the-beaten-path adventure, following a bold creek towards its headwaters, past hidden waterfalls and rich wildflower coves.
For more information see our WEBSITE.
TOE RIVER ARTS
JAZZ BRUNCH & BENEFIT AUCTION
Saturday, July 13, 2019
11am - 2pm
We're doing things a little bit different this year. Join us on Saturday July 13th for warm conversation, good food and music, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Toe River Arts. Join us upstairs at our Spruce Pine loation. Tickets in advance: $15 members, $20 non-members, $25 at door. To purchase tickets or for more information see WEBSITE.
7/3 Brian Gurl – America The Beautiful 7pm
7/5 Buncombe Turnpike Concert 7:30pm
7/9 Business Builders Breakfast 7:30 am
7/20 RuthFest 3pm
8/2,3 Mtn Piecemakers Quilt Show
8/10 Nathan Stewart, Rachel Hopson & Bandana Rhythm 7:30 pm
8/17 Tri-County Outdoor Expo
8/24 ATRC Benefit 7pm
8/25 Farm to Fork Dinner 5pm
8/29-31 Ready, Set Grow Children’s Consignment Sale
6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE
HAPPENING AT HOMEPLACE BEER
Tues. 6/25 @ 7pm: Music by Evan Baker
Wed. 6/26 @ 7:30pm; The Brewery Comedy TOUR
Thurs. 6/27 @ 7pm; Pub Theology
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9pm; Fri 2-11pm; Sat 2-10pm; Sun 2-7 pm.
Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE
LAURA'S PIZZA & TRATTORIA
This week's entertainment at Laura's:
Fri. 6/28 - Pizza Party & Nick Gonnering @ 7pm
114 East Main Street, Burnsville, NC. Call 682-5551 or see on FACEBOOK.
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 6/27: “Denny Blue” starts at 7:00 pm
Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every 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:
Wed: Pizza Night
Thurs: Comfort Food Night
Fri & Sat: Prime Rib
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.
June Community Dates
6/28 @ 9:45pm
6/29 @ 9:45pm
Reserve your tickets HERE
BUSINESS BUILDERS BREAKFAST WORKSHOP:
SHOP LOCAL / BUY LOCAL
JULY 9, 2019
7:30 – 9:30 AM
Guest speaker Martin Brossman, will discuss integrating the mission of the town with the vision of local businesses to make Burnsville a true destination for nearby and visiting customers to spend more money in the area. Burnsville Town Center. For registration visit the WEBSITE.
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
PRE-FOURTH OF JULY CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT
$5 CYLINDER REFILL!!!
Friday, June 28 9am - 4pm
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
When Monty Navarro discovers he is the not-so-distant heir to the D'Ysquith family fortune, he decides to jump the line of succession using a good bit of charm...and a little bit of murder. Along the journey of knocking off his eight unsuspecting relatives, Monty must juggle both matters of the heart and not landing behind bars.
June 29 - 7:30pm
June 30 - 3:00pm
July 5 - 7:30pm
July 6 - 7:30pm
July 7 - 3:00pm
July 12 - 7:30pm
July 13 - 7:30pm
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
NEWS FROM PENLAND
The Penland Gallery is proud to present FURTHER EVIDENCE, The Art of Natural Dyes. This show will run through July 14, 2019.
The Focus Gallery is featuring CERAMICS by Shoko Teruyama. This show will run through July 7, 2019.
Penland School is located near Spruce Pine in Mitchell County. For more information and directions to the school call 828-765-2359 or visit Website.
HARVEST TABLESHarvest Tables extend an invitation to feed our entire community.
Harvest Tables are events hosted by Dig In! and partners where food is shared and received without exchanging money:
- share what you can, bring your garden’s extra harvest
- take what you need, leave enough for your neighbor
- give what you can – time and skills, tools, transportation, ideas, money
Harvest Tables come from the age old tradition of Yancey County neighbors sharing produce with each other. We seek to reawaken the notion that we are neighbors who share and support one another no matter current circumstances. So far Harvest Tables have been established in four different neighborhoods throughout Yancey County. The set-up looks like a farmer’s market, with food displayed and people free to choose what they and their families wish to eat. At Harvest Tables we have conversations about growing food, share cooking tips and recipes, and talk about what our families like (and don’t like!) to eat. Abundance is gathered from the many gardens and farms in Yancey County, big and small. This way of sharing food from gardens and farms makes efficient and equitable distribution of local food to people more probable, while reducing waste. Harvest Tables do not take the place of vegetable stands and farmer’s markets. We encourage everyone to invest in the hard work of those who grow food for their living whenever possible.
KIDS CAMPS – YANCEY CAMPUS
HERO CAMP (Rising 5th-8th Graders)
7/8-7/11, MTWTH 1-4pm, 12 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS $70
Do you want to save lives? Then this camp is for you. Explore the dynamics of various public safety career choices. During this interactive camp, you will learn what firefighter, EMT’s, paramedics and police officers engage in while on duty. You will also participate in an overview of how all the areas work together during a critical incident.
CODING CAMP (Ages 11-17)
7/23-8/6, TTH 12-3pm, 15 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS $70
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR MADE EASY (Ages 11 up)
7/29-8/7, MW, 12-2:30pm, 10 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS $50
Get started with Illustrator and learn the most popular industry-standard, vector-illustration software in the market. You will learn to create beautiful custom logos, icons, drawings, typography, and graphics for Print, Web, and Video. You will start with basic Illustrator techniques and progress on to topics such as transforming, gradient, and layering. This course does not assume any prior knowledge of Illustrator and will teach content from scratch. So, get started and be the next design superstar.
HEALTHCARE CAREER EXPLORATION CAMP (Rising 5th-8thGraders)
8/5-8/8 MTWTH, 9am-12pm, 10 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS $70
Calling all future NA’s, nurses, doctors, surgeons, and all aspiring health career professionals. Join us for an exciting fun-filled camp to learn more about the allied health career field. Campers will receive a First Aid and CPR certificate upo9n completion of the camp.
SOUNDS OF THE APPALACHIANS MUSIC / CAMP PARTIAL
7/8-7/12, MWTHF 10am-6pm, 10 HRS
AVERY CAMPUS $90
Welcome back Rhody Jane Meadows and the talented instructors to our 6th Annual Sounds of the Appalachian Music Camp. Instruction is available in old time banjo, guitar, flat foot dancing, harmonica, and much more. (Contact our office for a full list of opportunities.) Receive 10 hours of lessons in the instrument of your choice. Students are sure to find just what they are looking for at this camp for all levels of musicians. Students age 12 to 112 are welcome to enjoy this musical week. On Friday evening there will be a shindig from 7-9pm to celebrate all that has been learned.
7/9-8/1, TTH, 6-9pm, 24 HRS
AVERY CAMPUS $70
Be the talk of the town by adding timeless sophistication to your home or business with decorative welding projects. Join instructor, Jody Thomas, as he guides you through the basic safety practices of welding and then into a world of creativity.
7/16 – 8/20, T, 1-4pm, 18 HRS
AVERY CAMPUS $75
Drawing is fundamental for any form of 2 or 3-dimensional art making. Learning to see and conceptualize or interpret helps us bring our creative visions to life. Take first steps or refresh your technique in a fun, interactive environment. All levels are welcome.
JEWELRY MAKING – SOLDERING 101
7/16, 1-4pm, 3 HRS
AVERY CAMPUS $70
It is hearing up at the Avery Learning Center. Learn to utilize a small butane torch to create sterling silver jewelry of your own. The instructor will provide instruction in torch safety and technique, while providing tips from years of silversmithing. Students will go home with a finished project which just might be the beginning of a new career or hobby. Please be the beginning of a new career or hobby. Please wear closed toe shoes and to loose or flowing clothes. The instructor will provide all materials and tools.
STERLING SILVER STACKED RING TRIO
7/23, 1-5pm, 4 HRS
AVERY CAMPUS $75
Learn to measure ring sizes, solder, twist, hammer, and bezel-set with sterling silver materials. The project is a three-stack ring per student. Please wear closed toe shoes and no loose or flowing clothes. Also, secure long hair to prevent injury. The instructor will provide all materials and tools.
7/30, 1-5pm, 4 HRS
AVERY CAMPUS $75
Create a beautiful silver spinner ring to wow your friends and neighbors. Gain confidence with a small butane torch to open a world of possibilities in jewelry making. Please wear closed toe shoes and no loose or flowing clothes. Also, secure long hair to prevent injury. The instructor will provide all materials and tools.
WOOD HAND-EMBROIDERED PIN CUSHIONS
7/27, 10am-2pm, 4 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS - $30 PLUS $20 SUPPLY FEE
Make your own wool hand-embroidered pin cushion using basic embroidery stitches. All you need is a pair of small scissors and a small portable light. Everything else will be provided
SHOP LOCAL / BUY LOCAL 7/9 8:00 am 1.5 HRS
BUSINESS BUILDER’S BREAKFAST WORKSHOP
BURNSVILLE TOWN CENTER – FREE
This free breakfast workshop will help business owners grow traffic by working together to build and market a successful shop local / buy local program. Guest Speaker, Martin Brossman, will discuss integrating the mission of the town with the vision of local businesses.
STARTING YOUR BUSINESS ON Ebay: THE BASICS OF SELLING
7/18 1pm 2 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS - FREE
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 eBay 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.
BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS ON eBAY: TIPS TO BUILD SALES
7/18 3pm 2 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS - FREE
This session is for individuals who want to establish a continual retail presence on eBay. Topics in this class will include staring 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.
MITCHELL COUNTY LOCATIONS
BUILD YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION AND INCREASE SALES: LUNCH AND LEARN
7/9 12NOON - FREE (LUNCH COST $8)
Two-thirds of all consumers use review sites to search for business services and 86% said buying decisions were impacted by negative reviews. It’s your reputation online! Guest speaker, Martin Brossman, will provide applicable insight on how to gain more positive reviews and ways to lessen the impact of negative reviews at this lunch and learn event. Lunch cost will be $8 per attendee. Preregistration required.
TIPS TO GIVE YOUR BUSINESS THE “ONLINE EDGE”
7/9 5:30 pm 2 HRS
MITCHELL CAMPUS - FREE
This class will cover real-world examples of small businesses that are successfully using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest, Yelp, and other sources. Attendees will learn an easy-to-implement grassroots marketing strategy that will give their business an online edge.
INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS: CLASS ONE
7/9 5:30 pm 3 HRS
MITCHELL COUNTY CAMPUS – FREE
Class One of this four class series will discuss the features of QuickBooks Online and compare it to QuickBooks desktop. Determine if this program is right for you by “test driving” the software on a sample business.
BUILDING QUICKBOOKS TO FIT YOUR BUSINESS: CLASS TWO
7/16 5:30 pm 3 HRS
MITCHELL COUNTY CAMPUS – FREE
Quickbooks taught by a CPA. Class Two will focus on setting up Quickbooks in a manner that will work best for your business. Explore features while learning how to launch Quickbooks the right way.
QUICKBOOKS – HOW TO KEY COMMON TRANSACTIONS: CLASS THREE
7/23 5:30 pm 3HR S
MITCHELL COUNTY CAMPUS FREE
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 bookkeeping questions.
QUICKBOOKS PAYROLL: CLASS FOUR
7/30 5:30 pm 3 HRS
MITCHELL CAMPUS - FREE
The final class of this series will explore the use of Quickbooks for payroll. Cut checks and make deposits on a sample business in this test-drive of the most popular small business accounting platform in use.
BUSINESS CLASSES FOR ARTISTS
The Small Business Center and Toe River Arts are working together to offer seminars that will enable you to build and grow your creative business. Come to downtown Spruce Pine at the beautiful facilities of TRAC and learn the business side of art. Classes are geared to artists, but open to anyone.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TIPS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS – FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
7/17 5:30 pm 2 HRS
TRAC Gallery Spruce Pine – FREE
TRAC marketing specialist, Mea Johnson, has built a workshop specifically tailored to the marketing needs of the local artist community. This class will focus on tips to leverage Facebook and Instagram to build exposure and sales of art.
STORYTELLING WORKSHOP: MARKETING WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH
7/31 5:30 pm 2 HRS
TRAC Gallery Spruce Pine – FREE
Establishing a personal link with your customers is a proven way to increase customer loyalty and grow sales. In this workshop, Brianna Robinson with Bridge the Gap Marketing, will take customers through the process of building and communicating an effective story.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TIPS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS – BUILD A BETTER POST
8/14 5:30 pm 2 HRS
TRAC Gallery Spruce Pine – FREE
Gain area-focused knowledge from Toe River Arts marketing specialist, Mea Johnson. Customers respond to effective social media posts. Seminar will cover tips for building effective posts, optimum times to reach customers, do’s and don’ts of posting, and best social media platforms to reach potential customers.
CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PROGRAM
The Customized Training Program offers personalized training targeted to meet your business needs. Starting with conversations between our team and your key stakeholders, we build your training from the ground up. Our trainers are experts in their fields. They bring real-life business experience and knowledge to you. When your business is expanding, or if your business is new to the area, Mayland can support your growth as your training partner.
Customized Training opportunities can include:
· Pre-employment activities (recruitment, job fairs, job profiling, and skills assessments).
· Job-specific and advanced manufacturing processes, such as robotics, machining, PLC and CNC programming, and industrial maintenance.
· Business support, computer applications, engineering, and media development.
· Continuous improvement, Lean/Six Sigma.
· Leadership, supervisory skills, talent development.
· Safety, OSHA general industry and regulatory subjects.
In order to receive assistance, eligible businesses and industries must demonstrate two or more of the following criteria:
· The business is making an appreciable capital investment.
· The business is deploying new technology.
· The business is creating jobs, expanding an existing workforce, or enhancing the productivity of the operations within the state.
· The skills of the workforce will be enhanced by the assistance.
Mayland can also assist when the performance gap in your business could be improved through training. We can design and deliver a solution to your specific problem. We can bring this training directly to your location. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Ted Ollis at 828-766-1297, or via email at email@example.com.
For more information visit www.mayland.edu and click Continuing Education link or call 828-682-7315.
AREA MEETINGS OF INTEREST
ORGANIZATION / DATE / TIME / LOCATION
Burnsville Town Council 6/27 @ 6:00 pm Town Hall
Yancey County Commission 7/8 @ 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
MISC COMMUNITY INFORMATION
The NC Lions Club Vision Van will be at the Roses's Shopping Center on Friday, June 28, from 10am to 3pm for free vision and hearing screening. This free service is offered to all Yancey County citizens by the Burnsville Lions Club
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
Yancey / Burnsville Chamber of Commerce | 106 West Main, Burnsville, NC 28714