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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.

A Resolution We Can Stick With

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 members the best way possible by doing two things:  Sharing YOUR content  Bragging about you on our website, through our Chamber Events, our radio opportunities…

Giving Thanks

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, 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…

Local Savor – Get your Cue here!

November 12, 2019

Famous North Carolina Barbecue; visitors from all over the world have heard tell of it. But what many do not realize is even in North Carolina there is a Barbecue debate. Both traditional styles are pork based but the debate for “the Best” is regional with Lexington style and Eastern Style. The important differences are…

October Networking!

October 30, 2019

Our October AfterHours was hosted by The Bake Shop. Owned by Wayne Peacock and Eugene Apanasevich this stylishly adorned little bakery on the corner of Tennessee Street boasts some the best bagels, donuts, and assorted pastries you could put in your mouth. And don’t even get us started on the coffee. This month’s networkers were…

You Need A Buddy

September 24, 2019

No need to go to Connecticut, all you need is a buddy to run or walk our Glo Train 5K in Murphy! Not feeling that distance? Find two buddies and rock it relay style with a 3-Person Team. However you finish, you’ll cross that line and go straight into our family-friendly festival at Murphy Health…

Citizen of the Year

September 18, 2019

Each year the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce awards a Business, Organization, and Citizen of the Year at the Annual Dinner. Last year, Larry Kernea of Murphy Electric Power Board was our Citizen of the Year. Our 2017 Cherokee County Citizen of the Year, Ann Miller Woodford of Ann’s Tree African American Art, is gaining much deserved notoriety.
So now the question on everyone’s mind… Who will be awarded the 2019 Citizen of the Year at the Annual Dinner Thursday September 26th?

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,…

Local Savor – Get your Cue here!

By System Administrator | November 12, 2019

Famous North Carolina Barbecue; visitors from all over the world have heard tell of it. But what many do not realize is even in North Carolina there is a Barbecue…

October Networking!

By System Administrator | October 30, 2019

Our October AfterHours was hosted by The Bake Shop. Owned by Wayne Peacock and Eugene Apanasevich this stylishly adorned little bakery on the corner of Tennessee Street boasts some the…

You Need A Buddy

By System Administrator | September 24, 2019

No need to go to Connecticut, all you need is a buddy to run or walk our Glo Train 5K in Murphy! Not feeling that distance? Find two buddies and…

Citizen of the Year

By System Administrator | September 18, 2019

Each year the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce awards a Business, Organization, and Citizen of the Year at the Annual Dinner. Last year, Larry Kernea of Murphy Electric Power Board was our Citizen of the Year. Our 2017 Cherokee County Citizen of the Year, Ann Miller Woodford of Ann’s Tree African American Art, is gaining much deserved notoriety.
So now the question on everyone’s mind… Who will be awarded the 2019 Citizen of the Year at the Annual Dinner Thursday September 26th?

Big Sweep with Mainspring

By System Administrator | September 13, 2019

Each year, Mainspring Conservation Trust organizes Hiwassee BigSweep. We invite you to be a part of this SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21st, 8:30am-12:30pm.
Contact Sara Posey at 46 Valley River Avenue in downtown Murphy and let us know… What’s your favorite way to preserve the beauty of our region?

Summer Memories

By System Administrator | September 11, 2019
Valley River RV

We welcome new businesses, announce new locations, and celebrate anniversaries with Chamber Members. Ribbon Cuttings are a wonderful opportunity to announce in the Cherokee Scout, share on social media, and invite the business community to learn of all the wonderful things happening at your business or organization.

Murphy Honors Vets

By System Administrator | September 6, 2019

Murphy is home to many veterans and when someone asked why we didn’t have a Veterans Day parade, Brenda McPherson-Mahoney of Rocking M Retreat felt compelled to make it happen.
We’re giving you plenty of notice to start planning your float, so the only question is, just what will you bake for the cake auction?

September Networking

By System Administrator | September 3, 2019

We’ve all just enjoyed the last of the Summer holidays, so it’s obviously time to start planning the next vacation! Join us this Thursday, September 5th at Cruise Planners in Downtown Murphy. We’ll be networking with Judy Bruce, your local Land & Cruise Expert, and our business community. Bring your business card and stop in any time between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

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