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WKRK LIVE – Upcoming Events, Free Resources for Re-opening Businesses, and the Kindness of Strangers THE HIGHLIGHTS Local Activities Farmer’s Market at L&N Depot will be open Saturday from 9am to 1pm Events The Legendary Ladies of Motown, Mary Wilson and Martha Reeves will be performing at the Smokey Mountain Center for Performing Arts June…

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Summer Tourists are eager and cautious to hit the road?  How do we bring travelers back to the mountains and help them feel safe? Planning before traveling – a serious trend for vacationers | Copyright Thought-Catalog courtesy Unsplash On June 10, Chamber staff attended a webinar led by Marlise Taylor, Research Analyst for Visit NC.…

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Visit WNC Farms Promoting Agritourism The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is offering an exceptional marketing opportunity to promote the agritourism industry in Western North Carolina. We want to help visitors and local consumers find the best our agritourism has to offer with the Visit NC Farms app. A Combined Effort of North Carolina’s Agricultural…

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From the Executive Director Information on COVID-19 Relief: This week I had the opportunity to participate in a virtual meeting regarding information on COVID-19 relief with the North Carolina District Director of the Small Business Association, Mr. Thomas Stith. Also joining him; SBA Western North Carolina Area Manager Sharon Harvey. This meeting was facilitated by…

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Stay Connected Keeping busy and being productive is one of the best ways to stave off boredom and depression. Many of us are finding ourselves out of kelter with our normal routines because of the threat of COVID-19. Whether working from home, on a lay-off, or retired the thought of being quarantined tends to make…

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A message from Economic Development Director Paul Worley Good Afternoon, We understand that these are difficult times for everyone, especially our business community. There is a plethora of issues that we are all facing and and lots of information each day regarding assistance programs. Tri-County Community College, County Government, Local Chambers, NC Works Career Center…

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A Word from the Director Looking Out for Each Other…. Trying times; that is what we are experiencing. The Coronavirus has impacted our community. How should we handle it? I have seen much kindness and unfortunately much anxiety and fear. The constant Coronavirus barrage on all major news networks leaves little room for doubt that…

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Photo by picjumbo.com from Pexels A Resolution We Can Stick With For your business to succeed, you need to be at your target audiences’ “Front of Mind.”  We want to help by promoting our Chamber members the best way possible by doing two things:  Sharing YOUR content  Bragging about you on our website, through our Chamber…

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A time to give thanks….. Every year since I was a child I remember the same question at Thanksgiving: What are you thankful for? Whether posed by a teacher, parent, friend, or peer this question always gave me pause. Of course the things that we are thankful for change with maturity. So this year I…

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The 2020 Census is approaching and it is more important than ever that everyone is counted; once, only once, and in the right place. Why It Matters Hospitals. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. Each year, the results help determine how more than $675…

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