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Who We Are

Who We Are

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.

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.
  • 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 Winterfest since 1998.
  • Art in the Park has an estimated 2 Million Dollar economic impact on Blowing Rock, according to an ASU study
  • We were awarded the CACCE Outstanding Chamber of the Year in 2019!

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

Restaurant at Gideon Ridge named #1 Top Date Night Restaurant and #2 Best Fine Dining Restaurant in US in Trip Advisor’s Best of the Best Travelers Choice Awards in 2022

One of The South’s 10 Best Mountain Towns by readers of Southern Living in 2022

Voted One of 15 Friendliest Small Towns in the US by readers of Travel Awaits in 2021

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum named Finest Museum by readers of Carolina Country in 2020

One of The South’s 10 Best Mountain Towns by readers of Southern Living in 2020

One of 10Best Small Towns for Adventure in USA Today’s 10 Best poll in 2019

Named Best Small Town in NC by readers of Southern Living in 2018

Voted Best Main Street-Local Shopping by readers of Blue Ridge Country Magazine in 2018

Rated One of America’s 25 Best Small Towns by Expedia in 2018

One of 10Best Small Towns for Adventure in USA Today’s 10Best poll in 2018

Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins Rated #1 Best Bargain Hotel in US by TripAdvisor; TripAdvisor Also Ranks Mountainaire #4 in the World, 2018

Gamekeeper Restaurant one of Open Table’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 2018

Westglow Resort & Spa voted among Travel+Leisure’s 2018 Top 10 Domestic Destination Spas

Voted 3rd of 10Best Southern Small Towns by USA Today’s 10Best poll in 2017

Gideon Ridge one of Open Table’s 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America in 2017

Westglow Resort & Spa Voted Travel+Leisure’s 2017 Top Domestic Destination Spa

Named Happiest Town in the Blue Ridge by readers of Blue Ridge Magazine in 2016

Named a Top Destination on the Rise by Trip Advisor in 2015

Voted among Best Small Towns, Best Retirement Towns by Readers of Blue Ridge Country Magazine in 2015

Green Park Inn named Best Small Hotel by the Historic Hotels of America Organization in 2015

Named among Best Main Streets, Best Shopping, and Best Arts Towns by readers of Blue Ridge Country in 2014

Listed among Best Motorcycle Trips in USA Today in 2014.

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show designated a Heritage Competition by US Equestrian Federation in 2014.

Blowing Rock’s WinterFest chosen as a Top Pick event by AAA Magazine in 2014.

Main Street Blowing Rock named a “Great Place in NC” by American Planning Association-NC in 2013.

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