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Welcome to the official blog of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.

This year we are making a concerted and enthusiastic effort keep our members connected to each other and to the community at large. Our categories include Chamber Events, Food & Brew, From the Executive Director, In and Around the Community and Member Shout Outs. These categories are bound to change (our humble word for "grow" and "improve") as the weeks and months unfold.

Two ways you can make sure you stay connected with what's happening at the Chamber, with our Members, and in the Community is to subscribe to the RSS Feed or the Newsletter (see right sidebar).

Here's to a prosperous, productive, and of course, happy 2020.

Being Productive

March 30, 2020

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…

Help for Businesses

March 24, 2020

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…

What’s not to “Luv”? An Interview with Vera Confer

March 23, 2020

What’s Not to “Luv”? An Interview with Vera Confer of Luv N Mountain Soap by Vera “As a person who struggled in high school chemistry and college chemistry I’m amazed that I like all this stuff,” says Vera Confer, owner of Luv N Mountain Soap by Vera, suiting herself up with mad scientist laboratory gloves,…

The Coronavirus has impacted our Community

March 20, 2020

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…

An Interview with Dr. Anne Merkel

March 3, 2020

An Interview with Dr. Anne Merkel Hard to believe but we’ve already burned through the first two months of 2020. That means we’ve blown past interesting monthly observances like January’s Healthy Weight Awareness Month, National Global Belly Laugh Day, and February’s Leap of Kindness Day, just to name a few. March is Women’s History Month…

An Interview with David Vowell

February 23, 2020

Providing art experiences for the community – An Interview with David Vowell of the Cherokee County Arts Council The roles of the Valley River Arts Guild, the Arts Council, and even the Murphy Art Center get confused by visitors to our area – and even some locals. David Vowell, Executive Director of the Cherokee County…

Being Productive

By Sherry Raines | March 30, 2020

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…

Help for Businesses

By Sherry Raines | March 24, 2020

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…

What’s not to “Luv”? An Interview with Vera Confer

By Ronda Birtha | March 23, 2020
Vera Confer of Luv N Mountain Soap

What’s Not to “Luv”? An Interview with Vera Confer of Luv N Mountain Soap by Vera “As a person who struggled in high school chemistry and college chemistry I’m amazed…

The Coronavirus has impacted our Community

By Sherry Raines | March 20, 2020

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…

An Interview with Dr. Anne Merkel

By Ronda Birtha | March 3, 2020
Dr. Anne Merkel, Ariela Group Wholistic Services

An Interview with Dr. Anne Merkel Hard to believe but we’ve already burned through the first two months of 2020. That means we’ve blown past interesting monthly observances like January’s…

An Interview with David Vowell

By Ronda Birtha | February 23, 2020
David Vowell speaks with the Cherokee County Chamber

Providing art experiences for the community – An Interview with David Vowell of the Cherokee County Arts Council The roles of the Valley River Arts Guild, the Arts Council, and…

An Interview with Ann Miller Woodford

By Ronda Birtha | February 20, 2020
Ann Miller Woodford at the Murphy Art Center in Murphy NC

An Interview with Ann Miller Woodford “No matter what else I was doing, I’ve always believed I’m an artist.” – Ann Miller Woodford   Many people know Andrews, North Carolina…

Radon – What you don’t know (see, smell or taste) can be Deadly

By Sherry Raines | January 20, 2020
Marvin Perkins, Omega Safety & Environmental

RADON GAS – What you don’t know (see, smell or taste) can be DEADLY! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Should you be…

A Resolution We Can Stick With

By Sherry Raines | January 3, 2020

Photo by picjumbo.com from Pexels Sidebar Template For your business to succeed, you need to be at your target audiences’ “Front of Mind.”  We want to help by promoting our Chamber…

Giving Thanks

By System Administrator | November 27, 2019

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,…

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