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Monday, October 15, 2018
To raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has dedicated Oct. 21-27 as National Retirement Security Week. And the evidence shows that increasing this awareness is indeed important. Consider this: Some 50 percent of households are considered at risk of not having enough money to maintain their living standards in retirement, according to the National Retirement Risk ...read more
Categories: Investing & Money Management, Financial Investing, Retirement Planning
Monday, October 08, 2018
It can be challenging to achieve your financial objectives. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone – but when should you seek help? Here are some of the key life events in which you might be able to benefit from the services of a financial professional:First professional job – Eventually, you will land that first job, which will offer benefits and a 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored ...read more
Categories: Investing & Money Management, Retirement Planning, Financial Investing
Monday, October 08, 2018
The investment world recently observed a milestone: the longest bull market in history. But what does this mean to you, as an individual investor? For one thing, it suggests that patience and perserverence can pay off. From October 2007 to March 2009 – just 17 months – the S&P 500 stock market index fell more than 56 percent. That’s a big drop, of course, but what if you had told yourself that ...read more
Categories: Financial Investing, Investing & Money Management, Retirement Planning
Monday, October 08, 2018
Kevin and Gena Middleton, owners of the Mountain Stream RV Park, are excited to welcome guests this fall into their new Yurts! The couple recently completed the installation of three brand new yurts set on custom-built landings all designed with gorgeous natural wood accents in the kitchens and baths, locally crafted furniture, and all the amenities of a cozy cabin. Immensely popular in recent ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Chamber, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Outdoor Event/Activity, Parks and Recreation, Press Release, Small Business
Thursday, October 04, 2018
By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead with Tina Wolfe In 2016, a staggering 209.6 million people in the U.S. browsed products, compared priced, and bought items online. Having a website to showcase your services or products is pivotal in remaining commercially competitive in the 21st century. That said, if nobody is visiting your website to browse your products or services, it might as well not ...read more
Categories: Education, Local Business News, Small Business, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
A lush expanse of green welcomes visitors to the Buck Creek RV Park located off Hwy 80 on Toms Creek Road in Marion. The park has been family owned since 1971 and for the last 25 years, has been operated by Danny Lee and Ann Watson along with their two sons, Justin and Jeremiah.  The Chamber was proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary with them recently at a Ribbon Cutting. A break in the rain ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Local Business News, Press Release, Small Business
Monday, October 01, 2018
We’re officially in autumn – the season when we bring in what we planted in the spring. But the concept of planting and gathering isn’t confined to agriculture. In fact, it can be used in many walks of life, including investing. So what can you do to help work toward a successful investment “harvest”?  Here is (not quite) a bushel of ideas:Plant the right “seeds.” When farmers plant specific ...read more
Categories: Investing & Money Management, Financial Investing, Retirement Planning
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
ASHEVILLE, NC - August 20, 2018 --Mission Health's Board of Directors today announced that if and when the Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) transaction is closed, each Entity Legacy Foundation* will receive a distribution of $15 million dollars to improve the health and wellbeing of their community.  None of the existing Foundations within the Mission Health system are part of the ...read more
Categories: Health & Wellness, Local Business News, Breaking News, Press Release
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Angela Horton has been advocating wellness for most of her adult life. She is a recently retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force where she served in a medical capacity for more than 30 years. A licensed counselor, massage therapist, nurse, and vibrant entrepreneur, Horton is the nexus of the new Bartlett Wellness Center (BWC) that officially celebrated its grand opening on Friday, August 17. The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Event News, Local Business News, Veteran-owned Business-, Health & Wellness, Community, General News Article, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The McDowell Chamber of Commerce was pleased to celebrate the opening of Pelican’s Snoballs of Marion with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Pelican’s Snoballs is one of the many new businesses to open in our growing community and a recent graduate of the Growing Entrepreneurs Marion Program.     Owners Jaysun Lyles and Lisa Taylor had a vision to open a ...read more
Categories: Local Business News, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting, Small Business, General News Article, Chamber, Community, Economic
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
The news headlines have been filled with references to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the South Dakota v. Wayfair case. On June 21, the Court ruled in favor of South Dakota and overturned a long-standing precedent essentially requiring businesses to have a physical presence in a state before the state could mandate sales tax be charged and collected. In other words, previously a state was ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Local Business News, Small Business, Business Finance/Accounting, Press Release
Monday, July 30, 2018
Johnson Price Sprinkle PA is pleased to announce that the following professionals have been promoted as of July 2018. Please join us in congratulating:  Kellie Kanipe, CPA, CFE – Kellie has been promoted to Senior Manager. Kellie has over twenty years’ experience in public accounting and provides assurance services at JPS. Kellie provides internal controls, fraud detection & prevention, and ...read more
Categories: Human Resources, Press Release, Human Interest, Local Business News, Small Business
Monday, July 30, 2018
Johnson Price Sprinkle PA is pleased to announce JPS Shareholder J. Scott Hughes, CPA, was recently elected onto the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) Board of Directors.  NCACPA has more than 15,000 members and provides services to promote the competence, integrity, civic responsibility, and success of North Carolina’s CPAs. Scott has been active with NCACPA for ...read more
Categories: Community, Local Business News, Small Business, Breaking News, General News Article, Press Release, Speaker Series
Monday, July 30, 2018
By Larry Stubblefield, SBA Official Republished with permission/SBA: July 19, 2018   It begins with an idea. You have a great vision for a business venture but may not know where to start. Or, you’re already a veteran business owner with big plans to continue growth. Regardless of your status – veteran, service member, National Guard, Reserve, military spouse – or stage of entrepreneurship – ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Local Business News, Veteran-owned Business-, Financial Investing, Small Business, Business Financing
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The McDowell Chamber of Commerce was pleased to celebrate the opening of Artesana Ice Cream with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Artesana is one of the newest and sweetest additions to the growing downtown business district and a recent graduate of the Growing Entrepreneurs Marion program.     Owners Augustin and Sandra had a vision, to bring a 70-year-old family ...read more
Categories: Health & Wellness, Community, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Small Business
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio opens to students of all ages.The McDowell Chamber of Commerce was pleased to celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 15, 2018 with Titan Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Titan BJJ adds to the list of new and growing businesses in the downtown business area.     Marsh teaches Law and Justice at McDowell High School and is a reserve officer for the McDowell County ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Small Business, Health & Wellness, Chamber, General News Article, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting
Monday, June 18, 2018
Funds will provide capital and financial training to small businesses in North Carolina NC General Assembly appropriates $2.5 million to Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF) to provide small business loans, financial training to start-ups and existing businesses and lending services to community-based organizations in North Carolina. CSBDF, a nonprofit and Community Development ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Chamber, Community, General News Article, Local Business News, Press Release, Small Business
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The McDowell Chamber of Commerce was pleased to celebrate Marion’s newest niche store, Flavors on Main, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome owners Debbie & Doug Watson to the Marion business family.    Doug is a 24-year-veteran of the corporate world and Debbie is a teacher in the local school ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Community, General News Article, Press Release, Small Business, Health & Wellness, Chamber, Economic, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The McDowell Chamber of Commerce along with its LINC (Leadership, Involvement, Networking, and Community Knowledge) partner, McDowell Technical Community College, proudly presented the 10th graduating class on June 6, 2018 comprised of 24 community-minded and passionate citizens of McDowell. Students from the class were from all areas of focus including education, manufacturing, nonprofit, media, ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The McDowell Chamber provides scholarships to nine Student LINC participants.Chamber board member Amy Johnson was honored to present local high school students and participants of our Student LINC program with a total of $3,500 in scholarships on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Recipients Alyson Blackwelder, Jarrett Cothron, Cameron Crater, and Jennifer Smelcer each won a $500 scholarship to the school of ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Local Business News
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
The Chamber staff and ambassadors, local officials, and Arby's corporate representatives were present to celebrate the grand opening, the hard work, and collaboration with all parties that made this day a reality. Chamber Director Steve Bush welcomed the staff including new general manager Dawn Jackson.  "Having a franchise such as Arby’s is always a good thing," explains Bush. "Numerous ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Small Business, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Breaking News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The art of wildcrafting (the practice of gathering native plants and botanicals for health and medicinal purposes) is a treasured tradition in the Appalachia. Nikki Chester, who recently opened her shop, Nourished By Nature on Henderson Street in downtown, fondly recalls learning the craft from her great-grandmother who grew up in nearby Yancey County. "It was what we did," she recalls. "When ...read more
Categories: Event News, General News Article, Local Business News, Marion Business Association, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting, Small Business, Women in Business, Health & Wellness, Chamber
Monday, May 21, 2018
It was a pensive start to the 2018 Spring Golf Classic this past Saturday at the Marion Lake Club as organizers and some die-hard golfers waited under misty skies to see what mother nature was going to bring for the day!  As the registration line grew, the rain clouds closed up and we were off to another great day of golfing and good times!  Taking top honors and $300 for the day in the first ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Event News, Outdoor Event/Activity
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Johnson Price Sprinkle PA (JPS) is honored to be named one of 2018 Best Employers in North Carolina.  Only twenty-seven small to medium sized companies (15-249 U.S. employees) were chosen based on workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics analyzed and determined by Best Companies Group.  Of this group, JPS was ranked #19 in the state and the only Asheville-based company ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Local Business News, Small Business, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, May 04, 2018
 McDowell Native Creed Burelson has returned home; bringing some of Philadelphia's culinary culture to Main Street in The Big Orange Hoagie Factory!  The Chamber staff and ambassadors gathered on April 2, 2018, to officially welcome him and his daughter, Sophie Burleson, to the Chamber family and back home to McDowell.  Burleson purchased the building at 8 N. Main Street after moving back from ...read more
Categories: Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Community, Marion Business Association, Small Business
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Guests at the picturesque, award-winning South Creek Winery can now enjoy a special gourmet meal thanks to the addition of Feast Eats at South Creek, a mobile catering business that will be serving up locally produced creations on weekends starting this Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6.   The new venture came about in part from the budding spirit of growth and connectedness in our community, said ...read more
Categories: Community, Event News, Local Business News, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Monday, April 02, 2018
Her devout affection for animals began at a young age, says Debbie Williamson, owner of Tri-Cities Pets located at 1700 N. Main Street. "I wanted to be a vet when I was younger," she recalls. Although vet school never materialized, Debbie and her husband Matthew are living out a pretty sweet dream of caring for, selling, and educating the public about a variety of critters.  At the recent Ribbon ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
On March 9, 2018, following years of planning, design, and construction, Mission Hospital McDowell will welcome the community into its 105,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, health care facility—representing one of the largest investments in McDowell County by Mission Health System. It also represents an enduring pledge to the region that dates to 1885. Opened in a 5-bedroom rental house with ...read more
Categories: Health & Wellness, Community, Ribbon Cutting, General News Article
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The McDowell Chamber of Commerce was pleased to celebrate one of Marion’s newest clothing and retail shops, Aria Rose Clothing, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome owner Brandy Pritchard to the Marion business family.  Aria Rose Clothing started as an online hobby for McDowell native Brandy ...read more
Categories: Women in Business, Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Community
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the McDowell Chamber of Commerce conducted an historic, triple Ribbon Cutting touring the new offices of two long-time businesses and introducing the realty arm of G.E.M. Constructors at the Larry D. Miller Business Complex (formerly Rock-Tenn). One business, TalentForce, found itself needing a new home on short notice. That's when Branch Manager Annette Charlton ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Breaking News, Community, Event News, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting
Friday, February 09, 2018
The McDowell Chamber of Commerce was pleased to celebrate one of Marion’s newest realty companies, Mountain Lake Realty, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome co-owners Cecelia Reel & Crystal Honeycutt to the Marion business family.   Cecelia and Crystal have worked in previous locations as realtors ...read more
Categories: Community, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
In an attempt to minimize Medicare fraud and abuse, all Medicare recipients will receive a new card between April 2018- April 2019. So what does this mean for card-holders? McDowell SHIIP has the answers you may have. The attached document lists a few things that everyone should be award of about their new card and what to do with their old card. Our office is always open to assist Medicare ...read more
Categories: Health & Wellness, Breaking News, Education, Press Release, Senior
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
This time one year ago, the founders of Big League Camp had a concept and a vision as to what they wanted to bring to McDowell County.“This is a vision that I’ve had for a while, going back close to five years, and it’s really exciting to see what has been accomplished here,” said manager and co-owner Donnie Suttles. “The group of owners and contributors, Dennis Whitson, Stacy Crisp and Jeff ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Local Business News, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting, Chamber, Community, Economic
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
The Chamber of Commerce was proud to support and honor Roses department store, one of Marion's long-standing businesses, at an official Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The store opened in downtown Marion on Main Street more than 50 years ago. District Manager Tim Rinkes was on hand and expressed his gratitude for the store's loyal employees, including Miss Edna ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Local Business News, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting, Community, Economic
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Manufacturing Awareness Open House to be Held on November 13  The McDowell County Commissioners and Marion Mayor Steve Little drafted an official proclamation declaring November as the Manufacturing Month in McDowell County.  As part of the ongoing celebration of Manufacturing Day 2017, the McDowell Workforce Pipeline Committee will sponsor a Manufacturing Awareness Open House at the Universal ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, General News Article, Press Release, Breaking News, Local Business News
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Why You Should Attend Local Ribbon Cuttings Ribbon Cuttings conjure up images of local politicians or celebrities posing for photos to celebrate the opening of a new business. It's our way of recognizing the efforts and success of our local businesses, so yes, we love doing ribbon cuttings and inviting local dignitaries to partake in the celebration. But ribbon cuttings are about a lot more ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting

 

 



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