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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: Chamber, General News Article, Local Business News, Press Release, Small Business, Community, Human Interest, Marion Business Association, Ribbon Cutting, Women in 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: Chamber, Human Interest, Press Release, Small Business, Economic, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business
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
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
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: Business Financing, Financial Investing, Small Business, 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: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Small Business, Health & Wellness, Community, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting
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
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: Community, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting, Women in Business, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
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
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, 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: Chamber, Economic, Local Business News, Breaking News, Community, General News Article, Press Release

 

 



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