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Thursday, December 06, 2018
High fashion, including trending hair and makeup styles, is now available at the new Studio K Salon owned by 21-year-old Katelyn Edwards. The Chamber of Commerce, county and city officials, friends and family came out to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Studio K on Wednesday, December 5 at 11 a.m.    Katelyn, the county's youngest business owner to date, graduated from McDowell Technical ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Marion Business Association, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business, Press Release, Small Business, Local Business News
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The cozy office overflowed with people and energy as the McDowell Chamber, the Old Fort Chamber, and local officials gathered inside the new Old Fort office of GreyBeard Realty at their official Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, November 29, 2018.  GreyBeard Realty opened in 1999 as a rental management company but quickly shifted to include sales to accommodate the growing number of those relocating to ...read more
Categories: Ribbon Cutting, Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Small Business, Breaking News, Community, Local Business News
Monday, November 19, 2018
Do you remember the excitement you felt rushing home from school, money in your pocket, headed to the local candy shop as quickly as you could? We all had our favorites from Dum Dum Pops and Good & Plenty to Chiclets and Snickers.  Now candy-loving residents can experience that same joy with the opening of Moldz Candy Shop located at the corner of US 70 West and Hwy. 80 (where the old Little ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business, Community, Press Release, Small Business
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-
Thursday, November 08, 2018
The Open Door To Health is pleased to introduce Dr. Diaa Hussein to the practice. Dr. Hussein specializes in medical weight loss and pre-diabetes as well as treatment for substance abuse. He is currently accepting new patients.  Dr. Diaa believes that overweight issues and obesity are a public health problem that should be addressed by physicians and has spent much of his post-graduate work in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Women in Business, Health & Wellness, Local Business News, Small 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-
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: Community, Human Interest, Marion Business Association, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business, Chamber, General News Article, Local Business News, Press Release, Small Business
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
In a time when women were a rare sight in the workplace, Joanne Howle, was boldly and graciously carving out a future for herself and her family. The local real estate icon is a household name in McDowell County and has been helping people settle in here for the last 40 years.  The Chamber of Commerce, local dignitaries, agents, and friends gathered on October 10th at Joanne Howle Realty to ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business, Chamber, Event News, Human Interest, Press Release, Small Business
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The McDowell Chamber of Commerce was pleased to celebrate the opening of Happy Hen Vintage with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Happy Hen Vintage is one of the many new businesses to open in our growing community and a great addition to our local antique market.     Owner Beryl Ann Randolph had the vision to turn an unused space in the old Coca-Cola building ...read more
Categories: Economic, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business, Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release, Small Business
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Need-to-know facts about Health Care Reform Small businesses are the innovators, modernizers, and visionaries that transform today's workplace. When it comes to the changing healthcare landscape, these leaders know the importance of benefits in attracting and retaining the best employees. Health care reform, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will have important effects on your small ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Small Business, Human Resources
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, Community, Human Interest, Parks and Recreation, Small Business, Chamber, Fun Facts, Outdoor Event/Activity, 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, Local Business News, Small Business, Community, Press Release
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, Small Business, Human Interest, Local Business News
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: Financial Investing, Small Business, Business Financing, Chamber, Local Business News, Veteran-owned 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
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: Breaking News, Press Release, Small Business, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting
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
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: Community, Marion Business Association, Small Business, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting

 

 



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