WHERE WNC BEGINS
The official blog of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
As we all look forward to the long weekend, may we be reminded of the true purpose. While many of us appreciate the sales and opportunities to gather with friends, Memorial Day is more than the weekend that kicks off summer and white clothing. The holiday was originally known as Decoration Day following the Civil War, evolving over the years into our Memorial Day, always falling on the last Monday in May.
Please join the men and women of American Legion Post 96 at any or all of the following opportunities to commemorate American military personnel who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Well known for their wine dinners, Murphy’s Chophouse offers lunch and dinner daily, as well as a Sunday brunch. Many enjoy the outdoor patio and bar, but there is also a private room that is perfect for showers, business dinners, and celebrations. In true Murphy fashion, the Chophouse maintains that casual mountain vibe, so enjoy a taste at the 5th Annual Forks & Corks – Local Savor, then make reservations for an evening on the patio in downtown Murphy.
The Oaks Academy: Thursday 5/23 @ 5:30 pm (Marble Springs Baptist Church)
Andrews High School: Thursday 5/23 @ 8:00 pm
Tri-County Early College: Friday 5/24 @ 5:30 pm
Murphy High School: Friday 5/24 @ 8:00 pm
Hiwassee Dam High School: Saturday 5/25 @ 10:00 am
It may take a while, but with each visit you can enjoy the company of locals and meet visitors, perhaps even ask a God question, and before you know it, you’ll officially become a Beervangelist. We recommend the Giant Pretzels with Guinness cheese or the Shepherd’s Pie, paired deliciously with a craft beer. Get your ticket to the 5th Annual Forks & Corks – Local Savor and be sure to visit the Parson’s Pub to see what they’re sampling on June 6th at The Hackney Warehouse in Murphy!
Hoppy Trout Brewing Co. was built by a couple passionate about craft beer. Thomas, the Master Brewer, spent three years practicing his recipes every weekend until his wife, Kristin, insisted the mounting kegs of beer be shared at last. Hoppy Trout is now a well known and respected establishment in Andrews, with their delicious craft beer at a variety of eateries throughout Cherokee County and Western NC. You can get a taste of Hoppy Trout Brewing’s locally crafted beer at the 5th Annual Forks & Corks – Local Savor.
FORKS & CORKS – LOCAL SAVOR provides an opportunity for new and established food & beverage businesses to share the best of our local flavor to our eclectic mix of locals and tourists. You can visit us at the Welcome Center to purchase your tickets for June 6th at 5:30-7:30pm at The Hackney Warehouse in Downtown Murphy. We’re open Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-3:00.
It’s time to step out of the office and spend a day on the beautiful golf course at Mountain Harbour Golf Club. Take in the beauty of our mountains in Western North Carolina and enjoy a little friendly competition on Wednesday May 8th.
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.
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