Join the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce for its 66th annual meeting on Tuesday, August 11 at Tweetsie Railroad, the only venue large enough to hold the anticipated crowd of 500. Piedmont Federal Savings Bank is our signature sponsor again this year. Go to www.highcountrylivingnc.com and view their incredible introduction to the High Country – you’ll be proud you call it home!
The evening will have music by the Harris Brothers, a Cowboy BBQ Buffet prepared by the Tweetsie staff, awards honoring individuals and organizations, the installation of officers and board, and a report on the Chamber’s activities during the 2014-2015 year. And of course, an incredible raffle drawing.Special annual awards are presented each year for outstanding contributions: The Alfred Adams Award for Economic Development [sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank,’ the Ben Suttle Award for Volunteerism, the Sue Wilmoth Award for the Advancement of T [sponsored by the Boone anad Watauga Tourism Development Authority], the Mast General Store Award for Sustainability, and the Wade Brown Award for Community Involvement [sponsored by the Boone Golf Club]. You know the saying, ‘the cream rises to the top.’ Well each year so do those who do wonderful things in our community. Come find out this year’s winners.
Not only does the Chamber encourage ShopLOCAL, but also DineLOCAL and GiveLOCAL. We want to live up to our own initiatives, so we promote local businesses, restaurants and human-service non-profit organizations. This year a portion of the raffle proceeds will be given to Habitat for Humanity. They build homes because they believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, Habitat builds communities, extends hope and the opportunity for families to help themselves.
The raffle this year has prizes worth over $10,000 – vacation packages, golf packages, attraction and restaurant coupons, health & wellness packages, and special gifts. Tickets are $20 each or 5 for $100. Every ticket has a chance to win incredible prizes. You can get yours at the Chamber or go on line at www.boonechamber.com .
We hope you will show your support for our business community by attending the Chamber’s Annual Meeting – tickets for the event are $25 – purchase on line at www.boonechamber.com . Y’all come!