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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…

PNC Bank’s Chamber Ambassador

By System Administrator | January 25, 2019

Chamber Director, Sherry Raines, intern Megan Palmer, and fellow Ambassadors: Sherry Palmer, Tim Radford, David Brown, and Barbara Hughes are pictured with PNC Bank Branch Manager, Nicole Hibbs (center with scissors). Thank you to Omega Safety & Environmental, McNabb Properties, Cherokee Scout, NC Vocational Rehabilitation, and The Hackney Warehouse for helping us extend a warm welcome to Nicole.

New Location, Same Great Service!

By System Administrator | January 18, 2019

The co-owners of Mountain Insurance are joined by their staff, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Exec. Director, Sherry Raines, and Ambassadors: David Brown, Corey and Elo-ly Bailey, Sherry Palmer, Tim Radford, and Nicole Hibbs. Many thanks to Pat Pratt Insurance Medicare Certified Agents and McNabb Properties for their continued support of fellow businesses. Contact Mountain Insurance at 828-837-3866, or visit their new location in Murphy.

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