About the Chamber


We support business in the High Country

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce is the oldest Chamber in the High Country.  Founded in 1927, Grover C. Robbins was the first President. The Chamber office is housed in Grover Robbins’ actual homeplace at 132 Park Avenue. Robbins started many of our areas great attractions including Tweetsie Railroad and Hound Ears Club. He was running for Govenor of North Carolina while living in this beautiful, historic home. We are honored to house the Chamber here, where it all began.

We are proud to be named the 2016-2017 and again for 2020-2021 Chamber of the Year for NC & SC by the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives!

Mission Statement
To promote, protect and improve business through the cultural, social and economic development, growth and sustainability of Blowing Rock while preserving the charm and character of the village. 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce values diversity and views it as a strength in the organization, in the workplace, and in the community. To that end, the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce promotes inclusiveness and equal opportunity for all in its leadership, staff, policies, and practices and encourages all its member businesses to do likewise. 

We advocate for members' business interest and work to help the local community thrive economically and socially. Our member businesses ARE the Chamber. The more members we have at the Chamber, the bigger voice and greater the economic and social impact we can have for our members.  We are dedicated to building a strong local economy. We do this through business relationships, networking, education, civic advocacy, volunteerism, fundraising, and tourism events.


Why we do it

We are a catalyst to help our members grow, improve, and protect their businesses long-term. Our goal is to build the best environment for business in Blowing Rock and the High Country and to improve the economic vitality of our community. We welcome you to be a part of our thriving community!



The Blowing Rock Chamber is the oldest Chamber in the High Country. Founded in 1927, Grover C. Robbins was
the first President.

BlowingRock.com has over 500,000 visitors annually, almost 300,000 unique visits!

The Visitor Guide and Directory is distributed to 20,000 people every year through State welcome centers, members,
events and by mail per visitor requests.

The Blowing Rock Chamber has over 500 members.

Art in the Park held since 1962, Symphony by the Lake at Chetola held since 1986, and the Wine and Food Festival,
SAVOR! Blowing Rock since 2006.

Art in the Park has an estimated 2 Million Dollar economic impact on Blowing Rock, according to an ASU study in

Check out some of the accolades that Blowing Rock has garnered over the years.