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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Several local, independently owned businesses in McDowell County were featured guests on Asheville BizRadio'sMatt Mittan Show this week to promote Small Business Saturday coming up Saturday, November 24 and to highlight the innovative work happening across all sectors; business, government, education, and nonprofit organizations.  The Chamber membership voted on the businesses that are ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Marion Business Association, Small Business, Breaking News, Community, Local Business News, Press Release, Veteran-owned Business-
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
The McDowell Chamber of Commerce was pleased to celebrate one of Marion’s newest fitness facilities, Southern Ground Fitness, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 2, 2018. The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome co-owners Cody Collins & Shelby Roviello to the Marion business family.   Southern Ground Fitness is not only a gym but a training facility ...read more
Categories: Health & Wellness, Chamber, General News Article, Local Business News, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting, Small Business, Veteran-owned Business-
Monday, November 05, 2018
Do you find yourself needing a ride to the doctor, the grocery, or school? The McDowell Transit is up and running and is providing free transportation and paid transportation throughout the county. You may qualify for free transportation if you are:  60 years or olderDisabledReceiving MedicaidEmployedA College StudentLiving in West Marion or Marion East Districts.  This McDowell Transit is ...read more
Categories: Senior, Community, Economic, General News Article, Local Business News
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
It's been said that if you want something to last, you use the right tools. Nancy Spencer, along with her family and staff, has been providing the community with the right tools for 35 years!  On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, the Chamber was joined by dozens of friends, family, customers, dignitaries, and even previous employees to celebrate the milestone anniversary of Spencer's ACE Hardware on ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Local Business News, Press Release, Small Business, Community, Human Interest, Marion Business Association, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business
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, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
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: Breaking News, General News Article, Press Release, Speaker Series, Community, Local Business News, Small Business
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: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Breaking News, Community, General News Article
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: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Local Business News, Breaking News, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
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: Chamber, Event News, Outdoor Event/Activity, Community, General News Article, Press Release
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
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: Community, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, General News Article, Press Release
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, General News Article, Community, Ribbon Cutting
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: Breaking News, Community, Event News, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
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, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
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, Community, Economic, General News Article, Local Business News, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
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: Breaking News, Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, 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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