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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, Chamber, General News Article, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Health & Wellness
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: Health & Wellness, Chamber, Economic, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Breaking News, Community, General News Article, Press Release, Small Business
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
Monday, June 11, 2018
Father’s Day is almost upon us. If you’re a dad, you certainly may enjoy getting cards and gifts, of course. But, over time, you will gain even greater satisfaction by what you can give your children – such as some valuable financial lessons. These lessons can include the following: Setting goals – If you are contributing to an IRA and a 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored plan, explain how you ...read more
Categories: Financial Investing, Investing & Money Management
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, Breaking News, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting
Monday, June 04, 2018
June is a popular month for weddings. If you are planning on tying the knot this month, it’s an exciting time, but be aware that being married might affect you in unexpected ways – including the way you invest. If you and your new spouse both earn fairly high incomes, you may find that you are not eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA. A Roth IRA can be a great way to save for retirement. You can ...read more
Categories: Financial Investing, Investing & Money Management
Monday, June 04, 2018
Music has a way of imprinting on our souls, taking us to another wavelength, and even changing our lives. For Freddie and Woody Killough, music has been narrating their story--both personally and professionally--since 1978. The Chamber of Commerce was honored to celebrate with them for the 30th Anniversary of their music store, Killough's Music and Loan, last week at a crowded and jubilant Ribbon ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Marion Business Association, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business, Community, Local Business News, Press Release, Small Business
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: General News Article, Press Release, Breaking News, Local Business News, Small Business
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
Monday, March 12, 2018
The McDowell Chamber of Commerce along with its ambassadors and local dignitaries came together last week for a celebration of the grand opening of M and D Paranormal and Cryptid Research located at 49 State Street in Downtown Marion.  Owner Mary Young is hoping to help residents of McDowell uncover the mysteries surrounding any paranormal activity whether in their homes or places of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business
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: Community, Ribbon Cutting, Health & Wellness, 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: Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business, Chamber, Economic, Press Release, 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, January 23, 2018
On Thursday, January 11th, Chamber Ambassadors along with city officials provided a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome Spillway Bridge & Co. as one of Marion’s newest downtown businesses. The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome owners Rossi & Chrystal Martin and Dave & Kate Dribbon to the Marion business family.   The owners were surrounded by family, staff, and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting
Monday, December 18, 2017
It was a jubilant evening at Tom Johnson's Camping World where the McDowell Chamber of Commerce presented six area businesses with the coveted Tom Johnson Entrepreneurship Award at its Annual Holiday After Hours Thursday, December 14, 2017. "The McDowell Chamber of Commerce is very proud of this year's winners. The award is a great way to recognize our small businesses and their continued ...read more
Categories: Community, Event News, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Local Business News
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: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Local Business News, Breaking 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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