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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.

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

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…

An Interview with Ann Miller Woodford

February 20, 2020

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 native, Ann Miller Woodford, as the Executive Director of the long standing non-profit organization, One Dozen Who Care, Inc.  But in recent years, Woodford’s attention…

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

January 20, 2020

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 concerned about Radon? Yes Radon is a naturally re-occuring radioactive gas that exists in the very air we breathe. More frightening than that it tends…

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…

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

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,…

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?

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