Chamber Chatter

October 2018

Can We Help?

With the onset of Fall we find ourselves in the midst of change and new possibilities here at the Chamber of Commerce. We are pleased to have Becca McNabb joining our team again with her own special brand of enthusiasm laced with great ideas. Becca will be working with me to update and improve our member database with the goal being to present these changes to our membership in the new year. The expansion of benefits and marketing tools for our members is exciting and we cannot wait to share it with all of you.

We strive to constantly improve our service and welcome your suggestions. Let us know what your goals are for your business or organization. Megan and myself are available Monday through Friday and Becca is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Call us and make an appointment 828-837-2242

Interim Director, Sherry Raines

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Member of the Month

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Our Cherokee County Chamber October member of the month is Colleen Kelly, an Independent NYR Organic Consultant who has been a member of the Chamber for over a year now! A little bit about Colleen; she was born and raised in Cherokee County, NC. What she loves about Cherokee County are the mountains. She loves being in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the bold colors they produce, as well as the heritage behind this area. Besides loving the mountains, she also loves reading, enjoying the outdoors, and being with her family.

The company she works for is NYR Organic. If you are not familiar with NYR Organic, it is the United States selling arm of the London based brand, Neal’s Yard Remedies. The philosophy of NYR Organic is transforming people’s lives, by educating and empowering them on how to live more healthily through the power of nature. This is one of the many reasons Colleen was so drawn to the company; she appreciates the company’s mindfulness when it comes to using cosmetics safely. She also respects them wanting to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as the use of fair trade for their products. NYR Organic promotes health and beauty through a range of cosmetics including, body washes, soaps, deodorants, essential oils, shampoos, conditioners, skin care regimens, and books.

In the future, Colleen wants to be more involved with the company and hopes to have achieved a position as a team/group leader. The Chamber family supports Colleen in achieving her goals! If you want more information about NYR Organic or would like to schedule a one-on-one or a group appointment/workshop, contact Colleen!

Contact Information

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October AfterHours!

The Murphy Company

Where: The Murphy Company | 540 West US highway 64, Murphy, NC 28906

When: Thursday, October 18th

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM *right after the Ribbon Cutting for Marigold Market

Ribbon Cutting!

Marigold Market

Where: Marigold Market | 8320 W Hwy 64, Murphy, NC 28906

When: Thursday, October 18th

Time: 4:00 PM

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New Members

American Legion Post 96

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nations largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. Post 96 was formed in 1944 and continues to this day to support and represent our service members and veterans along with their families.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

Non-profit Organization

Cliff Melton Tractor Services

Ready to provide services to individual owners and businesses. Grade gravel roads and driveways; mow roadsides, fields and subdivisions; cleanup roadside drainage and front loader work. Free estimates within a 50 mile radius.

Marigold Market

Vintage Collectibles & Handmade Crafts! Visit Marigold Market to find vintage collectibles, homemade crafts, and custom gift baskets.

PNC Bank of Murphy

My name is Nicole and I am the Branch Manager with PNC, located at 50 Peachtree St, Murphy, NC 28906. I have 24 years of banking experience. My banking career includes Branch Manager, Consumer Loan Officer and Business Relationship Manager. I look forward to getting to know you and doing business with you!

At PNC Bank, our purpose is to foster achievement and create a sense of financial well-being for all. To learn more, please visit us at the Murphy branch or visit our website at

Skyview Energy, LLC

Skyview Energy is a supplier of home heating oil and commerical fuels, inventory management and HVAC systems sales and services.
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Valley River Brewery & Eatery AfterHours

We want to give a special thank you to Valley River Brewery and Eatery for hosting the Cheorkee County Chamber of Commerce September AfterHours! Congratulations to Melody Johnson, Edward Jones for winning a T-shirt, compliments of Valley River Brewery & Eatery and Elo-Ly Bailey of Cherokee County Master Gardeners and of Cherokee County Arts Council for winning pottery by Mike Lalone. Thank you to everyone who attended as well!

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Two Crows Farm Ribbon Cutting!

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Cliff Melton Tractor Services Ribbon Cutting!

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UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River

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UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino is running a special for Chamber Members only where they receive 15% off of any Holiday or birthday party bookings. This will be running until January 31, 2019. Parties can be booked anytime with Greg Collins at 828-422-5302.

WagonMaster Adventure Ranch

WAGONMASTER ADVENTURE RANCH will be celebrating October and the completion of our 2600 sq. ft event center, Jubilee Hall. Oct 20th, we are hosting the VRHS Shelter Fundraiser and Adoption Day from noon – 5 PM followed by hayrides through the haunted forest at dark til 8 PM. (Park opens at 11 AM). There will be harvest pet & kid costume competitions, pumpkin painting, 3 legged burlap races - all with prizes – plus pony rides. Of course we will have our regular activities of gem mining, gold panning, paintball arcades, skeet shooting, bounce castle, little tyke dune buggy track, and wagon rides. Bring your pet, a picnic lunch, and a bag or can of pet food for a free game of golf. A portion of the day's proceeds will be donated to VRHS shelter. Call 828-494-9521 for more information or to volunteer. Check out facebook Wagonmaster Adventure Ranch for more details and the schedule of events. NO ADMISSION FEE. 359 Adventure Ranch Rd. Murphy. (Hwy 294 just past Fields of the Wood – then right on River Hill Rd. 3 miles to Adventure Ranch Rd.)

359 Adventure Ranch Road

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 494-9521



Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Cherokee County NC

The Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Cherokee County NC is expanding the Cherokee County Community Day Center and including a detention center visitation and mentoring program.

In cooperation with Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and support from Sheriff Derrick Palmer, teams of volunteers are being trained under the guidance of Jenni Irwin to provide relationship building and mentoring support to persons in the detention center. The purpose and goal of this program is to reach out the inmates and help them realize a better tomorrow. The program will start once a person is in detention and recommended to the coalition. Our team will begin our visits with two volunteers assisting each detainee. We will do our best to gain the confidence and trust of the detainee and build rapport. We will strive to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere where the detainee will feel comfortable opening up and sharing their dreams for when they are released.

Jenni has been working with Sheriff Palmer on various projects and is a trusted leader by our sheriff. Jenni and others have been approved to conduct visitation with inmates to being building relationships. In most all jail visit conversations about dreams for the future, obtaining a ‘job’ is the #1 goal for detainees.

As members of the Chamber of Commerce and business owners in Cherokee County, we need your help. Please consider opening your doors and helping someone looking to better themselves and their life. Please consider helping someone who has had a rough life but looking for a smoother path. Please consider helping restore pride, dignity and self-worth to someone who has lost it all. We are asking you to ‘PLEASE’ consider hiring someone who has a past, but with your help will now have future. Please know that your offer and support will be kept confidential and only used by the coalition. Your information will not be publicized or shared with others without your expressed permission.

To learn more about how you can help, please contact either Jenni Irwin, or Ricky Hill .

2330 Hinton Center Road

Hayesville, NC 28904

(828) 389-8336

(866) 389-8336

(828) 389-3279 (fax



Fall is a beautiful season, with the crisp air and colorful leaf displays, it is a perfect time for a romantic getaway with your special someone. You and your loved one can treat yourselves to a couple’s massage and a romantic gift package with chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, and a rose petal trail to a candle lit bedroom, perfect for a romantic evening in the mountains...

Walnut Hollow Ranch is a working cattle farm welcoming visitors and farm stays. The ranch offers tours, lodging, RV sites, tent camping and is pet friendly. Activities are fishing, hiking, swimming and sightseeing.

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Farm Store

1100 Carter Cove Road, Hayesville, NC

Friday & Saturday 10 – 4 pm

Come visit Western North Carolina’s premier cattle ranch and excite your senses. Charlie will personally introduce you to his ranch and share a wealth of knowledge about sustainable, regenerative management of productive pastures, genetics, animal husbandry, environmental and conservation practices. Discover how the ranch manages complete beef production from conception to plate.

1100 Carter Cove Road

Hayesville, NC 28904

(828) 389-893



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8 Tips for Buying and Maintaining Your Car

Before you sign on the dotted line — and after you drive it home — consider these must-knows.

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669 Andrews Road

P.O. Box 279

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 837-7203

(828) 835-9734 (fax)



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STEAMPUNK FUN is coming to Murphy as the Arts Council plans a costumed fundraising party for the Halloween season. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 27, at the Ballroom in downtown Murphy. Dancing to music especially selected by DJ Mad Hatter. Historically researched hors d'oeuvres from the Hiwassee Dam HS cooking classes. Wine served, cocktails available. Party from 8:00 to midnight! Tickets will go on sale early in October at the Murphy Art Center, Parson's Pub, and Curiosity Book Shop - $35 for adults, $25 for Students.

Steampunk and Victorian costumes encouraged and a prize will be awarded for best look!
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
Steampunk most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro=futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the Victorian era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. The technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.
Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century.

Also in October the Arts Council will sponsor an exhibit of autumn themed artworks in the Cultural Calendar Room at the Murphy Art Center. Exhibit opens Friday October 5, and runs through November 1st.

P.O. Box 1524

Murphy, NC 28906




Pro Motion Rehab is seeking Full Time Physical Therapist for our new and fast growing outpatient location in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. 5 to 10 years experience a plus as well as experience with IASTM, ETPS/ MPS, TMJ, Solo-Step, Spider Taping, and Mobilization a plus however we are willing to train. $5,000 sign-on bonus, excellent salary, health insurance, generous PTO package, and continuing education are just a few of the benefits offered to the right individual. We are a Family owned and locally operated clinic geared toward quality patient care in a fun friendly atmosphere. Excellent area for raising a family or for outdoor adventures. If you agree with our motto of "Come As A Patient, Leave As A Friend", this might be the right place for you to put down some roots. Please fax resume to 828-837-0404 or call 828-837-0400 for information. We are also hiring a full time experienced Massage Therapist.

WE ARE HIRING a Pediatric Physical Therapist

Send resume to:
Kids in Stride
2810 US Hwy 64 W Suite 2
Murphy, NC 28906

$74,000 - $90,000 a year

Kids In Stride is seeking a FULL TIME LICENSED PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST for our NEW and rapidly growing outpatient Pediatric Therapy clinic treating pediatric to adolescent patients located in Murphy, NC with orthopedic, neurological, and musculoskeletal pathologies. With beautiful views of the mountains we are located in Western North Carolina about 2 hours southwest of Asheville and 4 hours west of Charlotte.

With almost 2 years serving our community we have gained the reputation for providing the highest quality of care to our young patients and giving hope to their parents. Our company offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Bracing, Taping, and specialized equipment for balance disorders. Additionally, we are the only provider in this area with the all NEW SOLO STEP SYSTEM.

We believe quality of care is paramount and strive to meet our patient's expectations with individualized programs carefully designed by each of our therapists. Our patients truly love coming to therapy because they are treated with dignity and respect while making their time in therapy as enjoyable as possible.

Our staff and team of Therapists truly enjoy being a part of Kids In Stride. With the support of caring owners, the company has gained the reputation of a family friendly environment for both patients and staff. Our motto of "Therapy Designed For Kids" has been demonstrated in our ability to modify programs and equipment to meet the needs of each individual patient entrusted to our care.

We are seeking qualified applicants with:
•Current North Carolina State Physical Therapist License
•2 to 5 Years’ Experience in Outpatient Pediatric Physical Therapy
•Master's Degree Minimum in Physical Therapy
•Graduate of a US accredited Physical Therapist program
•Ability to effectively communicate with staff, physicians, patients, parent's of the patients, other PT's, PTA's, OT's, COTA's, and vendors
•Positive, Professional, & Supportive attitude
•Desire to have fun working with patients and staff in an outpatient setting
•Willingness to integrate with and be a contributing member of our team
•Salaries are competitive at the upper level of this areas average and are commensurate with level of education and skill set

Honesty, Reliability, Dependability, and a Positive Attitude go a long way with our team.

We also offer:
•Health Insurance
•Generous Continuing Education Reimbursement
•Paid Company Team Building Event Time
•Generous PTO (Paid Time Off) Package
•Direct Deposit
•Generous Monthly Retention Bonus after first year of employment


H1B sponsorship not available for this position

If you think you are the best candidate for this Pediatric Physical Therapist Staff position, don't hesitate to contact us and/or send your resume. You could be the next Physical Therapist that proudly says, "I LOVE MY JOB AND LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO WORK EVERY DAY!!"

We are also hiring a Full Time Speech Therapist, please call us for more info.

THE WHOLE STORE NATURAL FOODS HERBS VITAMINS 64 West in Lakeside Plaza Murphy, NC has a great selection of CBD oils, salves, lotions, capsules, creams, and teas. Don't miss out on this awesome remedy. The Whole Store open 7 days a week at 10:00 am....Monday thru Friday until 6:00...Saturday and Sunday until 3:30 828-837-5408

3090 West US Hwy 64 #105

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 837-5408

(866) 639-8915

(828) 835-9215 (fax)

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Barking Bubbles Pet Salon is now accepting new clients of all sizes!! MURPHY'S 5 STAR GROOMER. Using only all natural and organic products. Mention this add and receive $5 off your next full service!! (Valid on new clients only)

Is you fur baby ready for the Holidays? Barking Bubbles Pet Salon is now taking holiday grooming reservations. Give us a call to reserve you spot today! 828-490-6784

1248 Floyd Stalcup

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 490-6784



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ANGEL STREET, Patrick Hamilton THRILLER Oct. 12 – 14; 19 – 21

A Broadway hit first produced in London under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Mr. Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Major critics agree that Angel Street contains some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre. Call 828-389-2787 for information/tickets or visit online

301 Church Street

Hayesville, NC 28904

(828) 389-2787


Adoption Events

October 6 & 7 - John C. Campbell Octoberfest

October 15th - Tractor Supply

November 3 - Wagonmaster Ranch

PO Box 658

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 837-2304

(828) 837-6852 (fax)



NOCtoberfest at NOC takes place on October 27th! Celebrate leaf season in the mountains with this FREE event, a family-favorite in the Nantahala Gorge. Your most loved activities are coming back, with pumpkin decorating, costume contests, and the annual Great Pumpkin Pursuit all happening in 2018! Visit for more details.

13077 Hwy 19 West

Bryson, NC 28713

(800) 232-7238

(800) 232-7238

(828) 488-0301 (fax)



Oktoberfest Specials

Every Thursday in October we will be offering a different German dish for Oktoberfest.

Giant pretzels, schnitzel, rouladen are a few of the dishes that will be offered.

Peddling for Parkinson's is on October 3rd! We will donating $1.00 per pint sold!

Girls Night Out One Stop Shopping

We will be hosting our 4th Girls Night Out One Stop Shopping Event at The Hackney Warehouse on Friday, November 2, 2018! Each time we have this event it just keeps getting better and better so you for sure won’t want to miss it! We will have vendors from the tri-state area set-up selling their products as well as food vendors set-up for your enjoyment! Come out and shop-til-you-drop at this fun event! And remember, it’s never too early to think about Christmas shopping! We are still accepting vendors at this time so please contact us at or 828.837.8376 to reserve your space today!

Cocoa With Santa

We are now accepting sponsors for our Annual Cocoa with Santa event and commitments for donations! Contact us at: or 828.837.8376 for more information!

Southern Appalachian Bicycling Association

Calling all local Cyclists!...The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) will hold its end of the season cookout on Friday October 26 at 6:30 PM at the Lion's Club Pavilion in Clay County Recreation Park. This is a cookout and potluck event so please bring your favorite dish.

This is a fun event so bring some fellow cyclists and family!

Address: Clay County Park Campground, 47 Clay Recreation Park Rd, Hayesville, NC 28904

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Hayesville, NC 28904



Apalachia Lake Tours

APALACHIA LAKE TOURS is back in operation for October. Take in the beauty of autumn with an awesome mountain background on Murphy’s hidden jewel: Lake Apalachia. Join Capt. Roger on the 2-story Apalachia Queen which can take up to 11 guests. Bring your own snacks and your pet. You set the agenda on your charter tour. Take an optional short hike to beautiful North Shoal Creek Waterfalls. Two hour tours $150. Three hour tours $175 total price (not per person). Call for reservations any day of the week. Meet at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch 359 Adventure Ranch Rd. and you will be escorted to the lake. Call 828-494-7542 or 828-494-9521 for availability.

Mountain Home Health Services

Your Preferred Providers

Mountain Home Health Services would like to provide "Your recovery and rehabilitation" Our primary focus is for you to maintain independence and live life to the fullest. Our services are Skilled Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Home Health Aide's, and Medical Social Workers.

115 Mountain Home Nursing Lane

Hayesville, NC 28904

(828) 389-8106

(828) 389-8484 (fax)



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Cash grants for businesses – Go Solar!

Want to reduce monthly expenses, yearly taxes, and make more money without more work?

Then Go Solar!

Rural small businesses can apply for a solar cash grant – we will help you!

Solar also provides bonus and accelerated depreciation, huge tax breaks and positive branding.

It’s more profits without more payroll.

Even more grants are available for agricultural producers (vineyards, nurseries, farms). We make it simple and walk you through all the steps needed to apply.

Carolina Mountain Solar is located downtown at 114 Depot Street, Murphy, NC. Installation photos on our website and Facebook page.

Free consultations: 828-835-0015 or

Energy Independence and Savings Experts

114B Depot Street

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 835-0015



Bistro 29

The month of October will be a busy one at Bistro 29. Aside from our normal specials, we will also have the following events:

October 3rd – Join us for our first ever All You Can Eat Pasta! We will have two types of Pasta served with our buttery garlic knots. Reservations not required, but recommended.

October 4th, 18th, and 25th - Performances by Dana Rogers at 6:30 pm

October 5th – Celebrate in Downtown Murphy to help bring the train home and then enjoy specials at Bistro 29. Post a selfie from the event, tag #mybistro29 and show your server to get $1 off a dessert.

October 7th – Join us for Champagne Brunch from 11am -3pm. Enjoy $4 Mimosas and your favorite brunch items.

October 16th – Join us for our monthly Wine Club and discover new and flavorful wines.

October 18th – Buy 2 get 1 Free Sushi! Yes, you read that right. Buy 2 get 1 Free. Take this opportunity to try a new roll.

October 23rd – Join us for All You Can Eat Mussels! Reservations not required but recommended.

October 25th – 30th – Stop in and vote for your favorite Jack o’ lantern in our 2nd Annual Team Pumpkin Carving Contest.

During the month of October join us for lunch and drop a business card in the jar for a drawing for a free lunch.

Book your Holiday Parties with us by the end of October and receive a 10% discount, just mention you saw the Chamber newsletter!

29 Tennessee St

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 837-9022



John C. Campbell Folk School

October's colorful landscape and cooler weather present an inviting backdrop for regional community gatherings. The John C. Campbell Folk School's iconic Fall Festival leads the way, with this year's 44th anniversary event set for October 6-7 from 10am -5 pm. Attendees will mingle with over 250 fine craftspeople showcasing their works for sale, view more than 30 traditional and modern artisan demonstrations, and enjoy infectious music and dance exhibitions. The Fall Festival also offers many fun kids' activities, plus an appetizing menu of lunches, snacks, and desserts. View complete details, including a performance calendar, on our Fall Festival event page:

The Folk School's popular Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction serves as a fitting encore to the Fall Festival. This year's event takes place on Saturday, November 3 from 1-4 p.m. in the Keith House Community Room. During silent and live auctions, attendees are invited to bid on fine crafts donated by Resident Artists, instructors, students, and other Folk School friends. Auction proceeds support the Folk School's many acclaimed fine craft programs. View complete Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction details here:

Looking ahead, the Folk School's brand-new course catalog showcases many intriguing craft, music, dance, and cooking classes through June 2019. Because you're a local resident, you're eligible for our Standby Program that offers 50% savings on any full-tuition class on a space-available, standby basis. Pull up a comfortable chair, and choose a class (or two) from our Catalog eBook:

One Folk School Rd.

Brasstown, NC 28902

(828) 837-2775

(800) 365-5724

(828) 837-8637 (fax)



Tri-County Community College: Center for Applied Technology in Marble or Graham County Center

The following Continuing Education classes will be offered at Tri-County Community College: Center for Applied Technology in Marble or Graham County Center in the upcoming months. Please call to add your name on the interest list and for more information: 828-835-9564 or 828-479-9256.

Call and Data Center: Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

October 1 – November 19

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Grant Funded class-no cost to student

Notary Public: Center for Applied Technology, Marble

November 7

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70.55

November 14

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70.55

Intro. To Knife & Sheath Making: Premium Knife, Hayesville

October 2 – November 20

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $70.55

QUICK CREDIT Adobe Lightroom: Center for Applied Technology, Marble

October 16 – November 20

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

The Tri-County Community College Small Business Center at the Center for Applied Technology in Marble offers free assistance to anyone who wants to start or expand a business. The Small Business Center also offers free webinars for small business owners. Follow the link: to register for the events and webinars. The following free events are offered in the upcoming months. Please call Kathryn Jenkins for additional information: 828-835-9564.

Website that Works

Live Online Webinar

October 1

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Facebook & Instagram Advertising Basics

TCCC – Main Campus

Instructor: Benoit

October 11

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SEO 101 – Learn Search Engine Optimization for Your Business Website

TCCC – Main Campus

Instructor: Benoit

October 11

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking No-No’s

Live Online Webinar

November 5

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Business Basics Boot Camp

Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Reyes

November 6

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

How to Onboard New Employees: Pre & Post-Hiring

Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Reyes

November 13

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Family Resources of Cherokee County

Toys for Tots

Parents or other guardians who need help providing Christmas toys for the children in their care can start applying for assistance through Toys for Tots beginning Monday, Nov. 3. Applications can be picked up at Family Resources of Cherokee County, located at 3765 E. US Hwy 64 Alt. Murphy, NC in the Peachtree Place across from PARC. Return applications to the facility by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. Application pick-up and drop-off times run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays throughout the period. See the receptionist in the lobby. Call 828.837.8430 for more information. Please bring a Photo ID and proof of residency with you.

Holiday Angels

Parents or other guardians who need help providing Christmas clothing for the children in their care can start applying for assistance through our HOLIDAY ANGEL program beginning October 15th 9:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. Applications can be filled out at Family Resources of Cherokee County, located at 3765 E. US Hwy 64 Alt. Murphy, NC in the Peachtree Place across from PARC. You must bring a Photo ID, proof of residency, and verification that the children reside with you. You will need the clothing size and shoe size of each child.

Miss Barbara’s Baskets of Hope is a program that provides families in need with a complete Thanksgiving dinner for four to six people – a box with all the ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving meal and a frozen turkey. We have a limited supply. Applications to receive Miss Barbara’s Baskets of Hope will run congruent with Holiday Angels. The application period ends Monday, Nov. 5th. Please bring Photo ID, and proof of residency.

You, your church, Sunday school class, civic club, office staff, neighborhood association, or maybe just a group of friends, can make a lasting difference in someone’s life by reaching out to them when they are at their lowest point. All you have to do is fill a basket. For more information, please contact Miss Barbara at 828.837.3460 or 828.360.2146

Incredible Year School Age Program begins January 10th. Please call to register or come by the office to complete an intake. 828.837.3460 3765 E. US Hwy 64 Alt. Murphy, NC in the Peachtree Place across from PARC.

The School Age Basic parenting program strengthens parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional, and academic development.


Family Resources of Cherokee County is partnering with YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISING to help achieve our goal this year. As you know they are the #1 candle brand and they offer a wide variety of candles, fragrances and décor items at a wide range of prices. Great for your gift giving! You can come by the office at 3765 E. US Hwy 64 Alt. Murphy, NC in the Peachtree Place across from PARC. Or visit us online at and enter group number 999971860

Duncan Oil is now Skyview Energy

An old neighbor has a new name. For more than 80 years, Duncan Oil has been supplying many of us in western North Carolina with home heating, oil, and commercial fuels. This past month the company was purchased by an Atlanta-based firm and renamed Skyview Energy. Skyview Energy plans to expand its services and geographic coverage, bringing new features to customers in the area. “We’re very excited to be a part of this community," said Livia Whisenhunt, the company’s CEO. “Customers will continue to enjoy the same friendly and reliable service they’ve trusted for generations, and now, they’ll also be able to take advantage of additional offerings, including tank monitoring and HVAC support. We invite you to come visit us or give us a call to find out more."

Skyview Energy


416 Old Ranger Road

Murphy, NC

Region A Partnership for Children

Reminder the Cherokee County Smart Start / Local Interagency Coordinating Council Team is schedule to meet Wednesday, October 3, 2018 starting at 1 pm at the Region A Partnership for Children (Smart Start) office located at 141 Peachtree St, Ste #5, Professional Building, Murphy. Come learn about the NC PreK program and H.A.V.E.N.. Everyone is welcome and brings a valuable point of view to the table.

Reminder the Cherokee County Caregiver Group will be meeting October 4, 2018 starting at 6 pm at the Region A Partnership for Children (Smart Start) office located at 141 Peachtree Street, Ste #5, Professional Building, Murphy. Come join us and share with Nelle the issues you face/faced with getting your child(ren) to brush their teeth and have good oral hygiene. RSVP is required as a light dinner will be served. RSVP by end of business on October 3, 2018. See attached for more details.

141 Peachtree Street, Suite 5

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 586-0661



Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is an organization to foster, nurture and promote our members, to represent Cherokee County to the world, and to enhance the economic climate for businesses to thrive within.