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Responding to Covid-19 Locally

Press Release March 27, 2020:

Click to read the following emergency updates:

Cherokee County State of Emergency Declaration

Town of Murphy Emergency Restrictions

Town of Andrews Emergency Order

State of North Carolina Stay at Home Order

Governor Roy Cooper

Updates from the CDC


Press Release March 17, 2020:

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

In an effort to support Community Safety and the safety in of our staff in the wake of the COVID-19 concerns the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will close our Office to the public temporarily. We encourage everyone to continue to interact with us via email, social media, our website, and through phone calls. We will continue operations for our members providing media support, referrals, and information. We will respond promptly to inquiries and concerns. Please know that we are here to support our community, local businesses and organizations in this difficult time. Click on the COVID-19 Community Update to find information from local government and health officials.


Chamber Office: 828-837-2242


Director’s Email:

Marketing Email:

General Email:

For Our Members

In an effort to support your business during this difficult time we are adding a member information update to our home page. We want to keep the community abreast of developments with our member’s business/organization status. So if you are open to the public, closed to the public but still offering services, closed temporarily, offering special services, and so forth we want to help you circulate this information. We also have been and plan to continue giving updates of our member’s status via social media platforms but we are concerned we may be missing many of you. So please allow us to help you. We believe there has been and will continue to be tremendous community support we just need to provide a better method of sharing these updates. So please email, call, or even message us. We will be including a disclaimer that recommends calling the business/organization to confirm status so your directory information will be displayed to inquirers. Still we ask you to try to update us as your situation changes and confirm your directory listings are accurate. Please visit to check your individual directory listing.

What's to Eat?

Looking for a place to get your favorite eats? We'll be compiling a list of our members who will be providing delivery and "Parking-lot" Pickup services. Stay tuned!

Also during this time we will try to update everyone on our website and our social media networks about what's happening with our members as it affects businesses that impact the community. We encourage our members to please share their information with us so we can share it with others.

Updates from WKRK

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce show for April 1, 2020

Cherokee County NC Chamber of Commerce show for April 1, 2020.

Posted by WKRK on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sherry Raines speaks with Tim Radford about FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOPS and other news about local businesses in the community.

Local Businesses Update with Sherry of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

Posted by WKRK on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Local Business Update with Sherry of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Update with Andrews & Murphy mayors, DSS Director and Representative Kevin Corbin.

Posted by WKRK on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update with Andrews & Murphy mayors, DSS Director and Representative Kevin Corbin

Update from Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management and Health Department.

Posted by WKRK on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Update from Sheriff's Office Emergency Management and Health Department

Special report

Posted by WKRK on Monday, March 16, 2020

Special Report

From Tim Radford:

We want to thank all of our guests for taking time out of their busy schedules and for making the well-being of our citizens a top priority.  We also want to thank Circuit World for sponsoring the 1 pm hour as they have done for years and for giving back to the community as they have generously done so many times.

Main Annual Events

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Murphy, NC 28906
Annual Member Dinner | Sept. 2020

Stay tuned for more information

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the Turkey Bowl Saturday November 7, 2020 | Photo by Marc Mueller on Unsplash
Turkey Bowl | Nov. 7, 2020

Stay tuned for more information

Hospitality. Charm. Adventure. Pick your pleasure!

Hospitality, Charm, along with a healthy dose of Adventure, are inviting you to head to the where North Carolina begins.

What’s your pleasure? Fishing on serene lakes, white water rafting on rivers from the beginner to the experienced; hiking trails for the gentle strollers to the avid adventurers; enjoying scenic train rides through the beautiful Smoky Mountains?

How about the bright lights and hypnotic sounds of a casino? After all, a little change may change your life. And whatever way you decide to spend your day - spend your nights (or just your down time) in one of our first class accommodations in Murphy,  or a luxury cabin by the lake, in the woods, or on the mountains.

Whether you want to spend quiet time in the mountains, come into town and grab a local-made brew and listen to good mountain music, or bring your buddies to go kayaking down the river - head to the far west corner of NC - where NC begins.

Upcoming Events

Our Communities

Hanging Dog ... Sweat Heifer ... where are we?

It's not just the people that have character in our region - but even the names of our communities are rich in character and backstory.

In addition to learning about our three main communities, take a look at what's behind the names of the many communities that add to the rich heritage of Cherokee County.


Where North Carolina begins!


Home of the John C Campbell Folk School.


Only two hours from everywhere!


Wonderful and very helpful people. If you are in business, make the Chamber your business.

Tom Maynard

Very knowledgeable about area, and helpful information for business owners.

Lisa Pursel
Self employed

It seems that the words “Thank You” are just not enough. We appreciate you and all that did for our Grand Opening of Mccoys Steak and Seafood . You guys do an AMAZING job for our beautiful area.

Jennifer Sena Ray

The CCC has now really come of age with constant support for the business community as a whole.

Lamont Johnson

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