WKRK LIVE - Upcoming Events, Free Resources for Re-opening Businesses, and the Kindness of Strangers
Farmer's Market at L&N Depot will be open Saturday from 9am to 1pm
The Legendary Ladies of Motown, Mary Wilson and Martha Reeves will be performing at the Smokey Mountain Center for Performing Arts June 19.
Rodeo at the Georgia Mountain Fairground Friday and Saturday June 26, 27. Any who won tickets during the Chamber's raffle are encouraged to call the office or stop by and pick up their tickets by June 26. Tickets are still available at the Georgia Mountain Fairground.
- Daily Grind Wedndesday-Friday, 5-7pm
- Chevelles - seating out back - Friday and Saturday night
- Andrews Brewing Company/Calaboose Cellars - Friday and Saturday night
The Valley River Arts Guild and the Cherokee County Arts Council located at the Murphy Arts Center are posting a new schedule of classes. Be sure to check the Events Calendar. Contact David Vowell if you're interested in signing up for classes.
Help for Chamber Members with Business Re-openings
Chamber staff attended a webinar Tuesday morning hosted by Visit NC Farms and led by Research Analyst Marlise Taylor. Two free resources were mentioned to help business owners anticipate and understand travel trends for the southern region; and to help implement and communicate safety protocols to staff and patrons. More on those resources and the webinar can be found here.
Visiting the Chamber?
We're asking that Chamber members who would like to meet with Sherry or Ronda to please call 828-837-2242 or email to schedule an appointment. Visitors are welcome, but we are limiting two visitors at a time and we're requiring all who enter to wear a mask and sanitize their hands when entering the building.
The Kindness of Strangers
Sherry relates that a woman from Atlanta called to office last week explaining that she was going to be visiting the area and wanted to know if the Chamber could use some masks. Keeping her word, this representative from the Atlanta Sewing Guild of Georgia dropped of dozens of beautifully sewn masks, which Tyler Anderson host of WKRK Live modeled during the interview.
PPE and other resources for helping businesses keep their staff and patrons safe can be purchased at Industrial Opportunities Inc., as well as Coosa Creek Marketing.
See you next week!
WKRK LIVE with Sherry Raines
Sherry Raines reviews upcoming information about activities in the area and what the Chamber is doing to help Chamber members transition back into opening to the public. Watch the video and check the HIGHLIGHTS section for links to resources mentioned during the interview.