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September Featured Business of the Month – Avery County Habitat for Humanity

We at the Avery County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Avery County Habitat for Humanity for being our Featured Business of the Month for September! A plaque will be presented at our October 2 breakfast at Life Care of Banner Elk. For 27 years Avery Habitat has been working hand-in-hand with hard working, low income families to bring the American Dream of homeownership to the residents and workers of Avery County, investing more than $4.5 million dollars into the affordable housing landscape of the county. Utilizing thousands of volunteers from across the country, Avery Habitat has built 47 homes with the 48th currently under construction in our newest development, White Oak Knoll, just off Vale Road in Newland. More than 210 Avery County residents now live in simple, decent, affordable, efficient shelter that they own and pay a mortgage on. These mortgage payments, along with donations from generous donors from near and far, help to build more homes for families in need year after year. Partner Families must meet three main criteria: Need, Ability to Repay, and Willingness to Partner. The process is lengthy and requires hundreds of hours of Sweat Equity that in the end means a stable and safe home to raise children and beyond. At present four families are working on their Sweat Equity hours in order to proceed toward achieving homeownership. In addition to building homes and servicing mortgages, Avery Habitat operates the ReStore, a thrift store for building materials, appliances, furniture and household goods on Millers Gap Hwy south of Newland. Donations always welcome! In order to provide accommodations to out of town volunteers, Avery Habitat built the Gilmer Center, where up to 38 stay while spending a week on the build site and enjoying all that the High Country has to offer. Avery Habitat is a diverse organization helping to enact a global vision, “where everyone has a decent place to…

September 4 After Hours

Join us tonight, September 4, at 5:30 PM for a Business After Hours at The Great Train Robbery, located in Banner Elk! Chamber Members in attendance will not only be able to take advantage of a 10% discount across the entire store for the duration of the event, but will also be entered to win a Vineyard Porch Rocking Chair – a $380 value! See you there!
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August 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Crossnore School & Children’s Home

August 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Crossnore School & Children’s Home

For more than 100 years, Crossnore School & Children’s Home has provided hope and healing for children who are unable to live safely in their own homes. Crossnore offers a holistic approach to treating the whole child emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Our Theory of Change model is unique to our organization and begins with meeting the most basic need by providing a safe and loving home for children from families in crisis. Within the model, each circle grows bigger to show the expansion of a child’s well-being—mind, body, and spirit.
Crossnore has expanded from Avery County to include a residential campus in Winston-Salem and a satellite office in Hendersonville. Our residential programs include on-campus group homes for children in foster care in Crossnore and Winston-Salem. Our clinical services are offered to our residential children, outpatient therapy clients, and through school-based therapies in all three of our locations. Foster care and adoption services are also available in all three locations and include training for licensure, as well as post-licensure training, support, and supervision.
Another aspect of Crossnore’s continuum of care that is offered is Youth in Transition services. Youth in Transition continues support for young adults who have graduated high school. The program concentrates on helping these young adults stabilize their housing, education, employment, transportation, and other independent living skills.
WINSTON– SALEM CAMPUS
1001 Reynolds Road Winston-Salem, NC 27104
(336) 721-7600
Info @crossnore .org
AVERY CAMPUS
100 DAR Drive PO Box 249 Crossnore, NC 28616-0249
(828) 733-4305
Info@crossnore .org

July 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Zenergy Massage Therapy

July 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Zenergy Massage Therapy

We are here to provide you with professional massage services to help ease your aches and pains and the stress of daily life. We offer a range of massage therapies such as Swedish, integrative, pregnancy, and reflexology.
After a lifetime of loving massage therapy, Deb Casaccia became a licensed massage therapist over 12 years ago. She has attended Healing Arts Institute, Georgia Academy of Massage and the Western North Carolina School of Massage. Deb is very interested in learning new styles of massage therapy and healthy practices. She is trained in Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, advanced pregnancy massage and reflexology. She became a Reiki Master in 2013 and is 1 in 10 massage therapists in North Carolina trained to massage burn scar survivors. Deb customizes her massages to fit the needs of each individual client and strives to help others feel better. She volunteers at Cannon Hospital and lives in a cottage in Linville Land Harbor with her family. NCLMBT#11667
Our new studio is quiet, cool and delightfully calming!
Featured Business of the Month
Deb Casaccia, Owner of Zenergy Massage Therapy
Member, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
Visit us online at www.zenergy.massagetherapy.com
Call: 828-742-1899 or call/text 828-989-1555 or book online for a massage!
We are delighted to be in our new location in downtown Newland, NC at 418 Pineola St, Newland, NC 28657 sharing a space with Kerri Stephanie Skin Therapy (KSST) (kerristephanie.com)
For facial waxing, professional make up or a relaxing facial, please call Kerri- 828-260-9533

June 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

June 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children is an independent, nonprofit organization, with a Board of Directors made up of community members from all three counties. The Board determines how best to invest local Smart Start funding to support programs designed to address community concerns in early care and education,  the health of young children, and services for their families.    Two locations serving Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties. 392 East Main Street / PO Box 1387, Burnsville, NC 28714, Phone: 828.682.0047 / Fax: 828.682.7987 215 Pineola Street / PO Box 1455, Newland, NC 28657, Phone: 828.733.2899 / Fax: 828.733.9122   Jennifer Simpson, Executive Director director@brpartnershipforchildren.org Visit us online at  www.blueridgechildren.org   or www.facebook.com/Blue-Ridge-Partnership-for-Children    What is the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children?  CLICK HERE   Blue Ridge Child Care Resource & Referral Information:  CLICK HERE                        …

May Featured Business of the Month- LifeStore Insurance

May Featured Business of the Month- LifeStore Insurance

LifeStore Insurance – YOUR North Carolina Insurance Specialist As an independent North Carolina Insurance Agency, LifeStore Insurance has seven  locations  (Boone, Greystone, West Jefferson, Elkin, Lenoir, North Wilkesboro, and Sparta) to serve your needs. By working together, our professional insurance agents will guide you through all    available insurance options so you find the policies that best fit your specific needs. As an independent agent, we work with most major insurance carriers and many times can get you a more competitive price than you could receive from the insurance carrier directly. So whether you are looking for individual coverage, family protection, auto, business, or health insurance, investment opportunities, or a custom policy, LifeStore is there for you . . . at every stage of your life. ~     Auto     ~     Home    ~    Business      ~     Life      ~     Health     ~ Karen McNeil , CBIA , Account Executive 1675 Blowing Rock Road Boone, NC 28607 (828) 263-1524 (800) 723-4718 www.lifestoreinsurance.com Email: kmcneil@golifestore.com…

April 2018 Featured Business of the Month- Blackpoint at Linville Falls

April 2018 Featured Business of the Month- Blackpoint at Linville Falls

Nestled in the stunningly beautiful North Carolina Appalachian mountains, Blackpoint at Linville Falls is moments from America’s favorite drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway. Featuring furnished luxury homes, this gated community offers all amenities including clubhouse, swimming pool, underground utilities, natural gas, cable/satellite, and high speed internet. Each home has an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, top-end appliances, marble counters, hardwood floors, and stone. Perfect for vacation rentals, weddings, or retreats, Blackpoint at Linville Falls is across from Linville Falls Winery where you can sip delicious wine while watching the sunset over the majestic vistas of North Carolina’s Highlands. Karen M. Salle, Exclusive Broker          Office Phone: 828.765.1127              Direct Cell Phone 386-569-5854  Web Site: http://www.blackpointatlinvillefalls.net Email: karen@blackpointatlinvillefalls.com      …

March 2018 – Dr. Carol G. Schaffer

March 2018 – Dr. Carol G. Schaffer

Dr. Carol G. Schaffer has been practicing general dentistry in the High Country since 1987.  Dr. Schaffer is a 1981 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine.  She completed a one year General Practice of Residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 1982.  Then she moved to North Carolina in where she began to practice in Boone in 1987. She opened her Linville office in 2001 and loves being part of Avery County. In addition to regular cleaning and exams, her office offers restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Carol Schaffer in her general dental practice treats adult  patients. She offers a full range of comprehensive dentistry services such as: preventive care, comprehensive exams, dental cleanings, digital x-rays, fillings, crowns and bridges, whitening, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Carol G. Schaffer, general dentistry practice houses three operatory rooms, one dental hygiene room, and one laboratory / sterilization room, a waiting room, and an office which staffs five onsite employees including herself. Jillian Tenge- CDA Wendy Moody- CDA Carol G. Schaffer, DMD, PA Beth Whitehead- RDH Pam Watson- Office Manager In a recent interview, Dr. Carol Schaffer, explains that in her practice she values spending time discussing treatment options for her patients. She states, “An informed patient can make the best decision about his or her long term dental health, comfort and functionality. It is well worth the extra time spent with patients to provide a clear understanding of all dental health procedures and services that we can provide.” Her office is located at Sloop Medical Office Plaza, 436 Hospital Drive, Suite 105, Linville, NC 28646, and can be reached  828-737-7722 or by visiting www.carolschaffer.com….

February 2018 – Feeding Avery Families

February 2018 – Feeding Avery Families

Feeding Avery Families is a non-profit Christian organization in Avery County dedicated to eliminating hunger by any means possible including monetary donations, volunteerism, and food donations. FAF provided 60% of the food assistance in Avery County in 2017 and currently distributes approximately 500 boxes of food every month (generally on the last Friday), reaching over 1000 individuals, from their Food Distribution Center at 508 Pineola Street in Newland. Please get in touch with Dick Larson to donate or volunteer.   Dick Larson, Executive Director P.O. Box 1075 Banner Elk, NC 28604 (828) 783-8506…

January 2018 – Souvenir Shirts

January 2018 – Souvenir Shirts

Listed as one of the top ten “must-do’s” for the Banner Elk area, Souvenir Shirts is located on Hwy. 184 at the base of the Sugar Mountain ski slopes. They sell everything from local Woolly Worm tee-shirts and ski apparel to homemade fudge and ice cream, and have been providing Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, and Banner Elk souvenirs and gifts since 1987!   Souvenir Shirts 3175 Tynecastle Hwy. Banner Elk, NC 28604 (828) 898-6441…

October 2017 – Guardian ad Litem

October 2017 – Guardian ad Litem

Established by statute in 1983, the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program has been serving abused and neglected children for more than 30 years.

September 2017 – Peak Real Estate

September 2017 – Peak Real Estate

Chris and Jim of Peak Real Estate, located in Banner Elk on Tynecastle Highway, will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning the purchase of your new home or sale of your current home.

June 2017 – Wahoo’s Adventures

June 2017 – Wahoo’s Adventures

Since 1978, or for 39 years, Wahoo’s has consistently offered the highest quality whitewater rafting, canoeing, tubing, and hiking experiences available east of the Rocky Mountains.

May 2017 – Holston Camp & Retreat Center

May 2017 – Holston Camp & Retreat Center

Since 1959, Holston Camp has welcomed kids seeking a refuge from the seasonal heat and a sanctuary for spiritual, mental and physical growth into 150 acres of forest, lakes and streams nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina.

February 2017 – Carolina Mountain Life

February 2017 – Carolina Mountain Life

For 20 years, Carolina Mountain Life Magazine has reflected the heartbeat of the High Country with stories showcasing the people and places that make living or visiting this area special.

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