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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…

The Next Generation of Cherokee County

By System Administrator | August 22, 2019

As all the kids in Cherokee County gear up for new school year, many throughout the community are joining together to make this an amazing year of opportunities for our…

Fifty and Fabulous!

By System Administrator | August 20, 2019

It’s not everyday that you get to celebrate your golden anniversary, but on September 26th the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating our 50th Anniversary. At 5:30 pm Chamber Members will gather in the elegance of McGuire’s Millrace Farms beneath the glow of the chandeliers.

Lake Days

By System Administrator | August 8, 2019

If you own a boat, or simply want to rent for a day, you can live your best life right here where NC begins! So pick one of these 3 marinas and tell us… What’s your favorite thing about a lake day?

Heritage Partners Along the River Walk

By System Administrator | August 6, 2019

We’ll see you Thursday August 15th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Pavilion near the Rock Gym and Murphy Health & Fitness. Click here to watch our WKRK Wednesday Facebook Live video with Elo-ly and Corey Bailey of Heritage Partners as they share details about this Networking event.

Leading Ladies & A Plate Full O’ Blues

By System Administrator | August 1, 2019

The month of August offers a little comic relief with the Leading Ladies performance August 9-11; 16-18 and the legendary Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues concert on August 24th.

Lunch at Red Brick Deli

By System Administrator | July 26, 2019

Wwhatever you order, it’s going to be amazing. You may leave with a to-go container, but you won’t leave hungry. So plan a lunch date and enjoy some Red Brick Deli. They’re open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 3:00 and Wendy and Bram will happily welcome you for a delicious lunch and some of the best service you can find in Downtown Murphy.

Two-For-One Special!

By System Administrator | July 25, 2019

Our July Ambassador is the best two-for-one… Elo-ly Bailey is always out and about with her husband, Corey, volunteering with Cherokee County Master Gardeners, Arts Council, Heritage Partners, and our…

Are you Ready?

By System Administrator | July 24, 2019

As I was researching what to blog about in the area of Economic Development for Cherokee County I was served an epiphany by a member who just stepped into the…

Goldhagen Glass

By System Administrator | July 18, 2019

You can schedule a time to tour his studio and watch from the viewing balcony as he creates, just give him a call to schedule a tour. BUT… I highly recommend his Hot Summer Nights concert series. Get to know locals and visitors as you enjoy live music and truly experience David’s time-honored techniques as he produces bold, vibrant sculptures along the shores of Lake Chatuge.
You’ll definitely want to take home a souvenir so be sure to explore the Goldhagen Gallery during your visit. David’s sculptures, fused glass, ornaments, platters, and all of his creations make a truly one-of-a-kind gift that is sure to be a conversation piece. If you’re traveling, no worries! Goldhagen Art Glass Studio will happily ship your items for you.

The Whole Store

By System Administrator | July 16, 2019

Most impressive is The Whole Store’s wall of bulk herbs and resources to help you make wise decisions regarding your health. Be sure to watch “Backyard Remedies” show on our local Cable TV channel 49 and tune in to WKRK the 1st Thursday of the month at 10:30am with The Whole Store!

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