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Facebook and WordPress’ – Irreconcilable Differences will Affect Countless Websites – Will Your Be One of Them?
Facebook and WordPress’ – Irreconcilable Differences will Affect Countless Websites – Will Yours Be One of Them? UDPATE 2 10/23/2020: Since information is still unclear about how the Facebook-Instagram-Wordpress embedding scenario is going to play out, we have decided to wait until AFTER the weekend before posting possible solutions to preserving existing or establishing new…Read More
In the Air with Riley – Ziplining at the Nantahala Outdoor Center You are perched hundreds of feet above the forest floor. The silhouette of mountains on the horizon, shrouded by a thin veil of fog. A lake shimmering in the distance. A river snaking through the valley. The soothing voice of your guide, explaining…Read More
Submitted by Theresa Jo Gaffney Rotary Club of Murphy Public Information Officer Beloved Caboose Gets a Facelift Earlier in the summer, we asked our Rotary club members if there were any projects that we could help out with. Murphy Mayor Rick Ramsey, one of our Rotarians, mentioned that the train caboose behind the L&N Depot…Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EWCH Announces New Patient and Visitor Entrance Process Beginning Monday, October 12, Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital will implement a new patient and visitor entrance process. All patients, including emergency patients, and visitors must drive to the main entrance canopy of the hospital where they will be screened in their vehicles. After being…Read More
2nd Annual “Welcome Home Veterans” Event Honors Local Veterans If you have been alive any length of time you have encountered a Veteran. We are generally familiar with Veterans we know personally; a relative, a neighbor, a co-worker, a friend, or even just a light acquaintance. But what about all those encounters with Veterans that…Read More
Debbie Bruce, owner of Creative Designs here in Murphy and Instructor at Tri-County Community College teaching esthetics is our Ambassador of the Month. Married to John Bruce of Mountain Insurance, Debbie raised a family here and understands the value of small town living. We encourage you to meet Debbie if you are one of the few who do not know her. Come to one of our events – you are so sure to see her there.
Rod Brown’s best advice as you seek to insure your family or business is to ask a lot of questions. Truly take the time to really look over your policy and ask all the questions, including: What type of claims are covered or not? What could happen if I have to make a claim? Better yet, give Rod and Farley Insurance a call to see how best they can protect your greatest investments. You may even get a discount as a Chamber member.
Joining them are Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers of Tri-County Community College, Jason Forrister of Murphy High School, Tony Powell, Dave Stevens of Cherokee Scout, Brenda Mahoney of Rocking M Retreat, Chamber Ambassador Elo-ly Bailey, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Director Sherry Raines, Chamber Ambassador Corey Bailey, Aggie and Doug Heath, Rachel Grano of Mother’s Hemp, Bruce Lazarus of iServe Residential Lending, Becky McConnell, Shellee Hendricks, Ambassador Sherry Palmer, and Daniel McNabb of Hiwassee Dam Schools.
This annual event hosted by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has quickly become a favorite among residents and tourists alike. Forks & Corks is the perfect excuse to visit the mountains or plan a night with friends as we savor the local flavor. Join us at The Hackney Warehouse as we come together to…
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically kicked off the Grand Re-Opening of Murphy Health & Fitness Thursday February 28th with a Ribbon Cutting. The festivities included Murphy’s Chophouse and Daily Grind & Wine catering, the Kona Ice of Blairsville truck, door prizes, membership specials, and the #ShaveThePounds weigh-in with 2030 Director, Murphy Mayor Rick Ramsey, Andrews Mayor James Reid, and Tim Radford of WKRK.
A great big thank you to Lydia Gray for making us all feel so welcome. It was a great evening of networking with Kula Wellness, Mother’s Hemp, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Harrah’s Valley River, America’s Home Place, Miller Well Drilling, iServe Residential Lending, USHealth Advisors-Tom Maynard, PNC Bank-Murphy, Bistro 29, Murphy Business Association, ROTOR Consulting, LLC, Kathryn Brown Jenkins, TCCC’s Small Business Center, AirMedCare Network, Murphy / Peace Valley KOA Holiday, Kona Ice of Blairsville, Murphy Health & Fitness, Appalachian Angels, McNabb Properties, Judy Bruce-Cruise Planners, Valley River RV Resort, Cinderelly’s Housekeeping, WKRK, First United Methodist Church-Murphy, and so many others. Thank You!
Venue Manager, Lydia Gray and her sister, Brooke Bridges, are joined by Cherokee County Chamber Director, Sherry Raines, and Becca McNabb. Many thanks to Cherokee County Arts Council, NC Vocational Rehabilitation, First Citizens Bank, McNabb Properties, Kula Wellness, USHealth Advisors-Tom Maynard, iServe Residential Lending, Cherokee County Master Gardeners, and Ambassadors: Corey & Elo-ly Bailey, Sherry Palmer, Barbara Hughes, and Union County Chamber of Commerce members and staff.
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.
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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