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Mind Your Business - A Podcast Series produced by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce
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Mind Your Business - A Podcast Series produced by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce

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A weekly podcast produced by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Appalachian Commercial Real Estate & High Country Radio.
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Economic recovery remains on the minds of many throughout our community as we move toward the close of 2021. Will things be more predictable in 2022, or will we still be faced with an economic reality that will be tied directly to pandemic conditions in the communities and States within our region.Tom Barkin, President/CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond visits the High Country this week to discuss economic recovery and to understand trends that are evolving in our area. Ahead of his visit, he joins us for this week's installment of Mind Your Business, to give us an idea of what trends the Federal Reserve Bank continues to monitor and what opportunities may lie ahead in the wake of this pandemic-impacted economy.Mind Your Business is produced weekly thanks to partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Earlier this year, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce awarded its Ben Suttle Special Services award to the Boone Sunrise Rotary Club, in part due to their outreach and programmatic support of numerous community initiatives. The club funds its community support through fundraising programs like it's 20th Annual Fruit Sale. Caroline Poteat, Boone Sunrise Rotary's Fundraising Chair, discusses this year's sale and outlines some of the planned support from this year's proceeds.Mind Your Business is presented each week in partnership between Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and High Country Radio.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
The 2021 calendar is winding down and now is a perfect time to review your individual and business finances ahead of the end of the tax year.On this episode of Mind Your Business, we visit with Jonathan Allen (Allen Wealth Management) and Cara White (Allen CPA) to discuss current national economic and tax trends and how they are impacting businesses and individuals in the High Country. We discuss the potential for action on interest rate adjustments and receive some helpful details about the child tax credit, and indicators you should pay attention to regarding both of these popular topics.We also discuss the recent release of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Q3 Economic Indicators report and assess our area's overall economic health heading into the close of 2021.Mind Your Business is produced weekly thanks to a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Get caught up on some important community and Chamber events on this week's installment of Mind Your Business, produced each week in partnership with Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and High Country Radio.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
The non-profit business community makes a significant impact on the High Country's economic landscape. These business spend the majority of their operating dollars locally on staff salaries and supplies while providing mission critical work for our community.The High Country Breast Cancer Foundation provides unmatched support to local families dealing with the impacts of this dreaded disease. Founder/President/Survivor Irene Sawyer has successfully established a foundation where 100% of funds raised go directly to patient care and support.On this week's Mind Your Business, Sawyer discusses the organization's current projects and fundraising efforts, which include the Decorate The Bra contest and upcoming Virtual 5k.Mind Your Business is produced each week thanks to a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Election season is upon us, and as residents inside Watauga County's municipalities prepare to go to the ballot box, we will give you the latest information about when and where to go to have your voice heard.On this week's installment of Mind Your Business, Matthew Snyder, Director of the Watauga County Board of Elections, shares the schedule for early voting, election day precinct details, and how polls will operate in terms of pandemic safety. We also get an in-depth description on ballot safety, and how the Watauga County Board of Elections ensures the vote you cast is the vote that gets recorded.Mind Your Business  is produced weekly thanks to a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
A year removed from shifting one of the High Country's signature experiences to a virtual format, the Valle Country Fair returns to its familiar setting with the sights, tastes, and smells that have made it both a tourism magnet and philanthropic engine for over four decades. As we prepare for the fair's return Saturday, October 16th, event co-chairs John & Tracey Heiss, discuss the efforts to preserve the essential elements of this deeply-rooted community showcase, while also implementing new technologies and efficiencies that will enhance the customer experience. We'll also discuss how the proceeds of this event are used to fund various community programs through the awarding of grants.Mind Your Business is presented weekly through a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
The High Country Food Hub, winner of the 2020 Boone Area Chamber of Commerce everGREEN Award for Sustainability, has been one of the most innovative business models in our community. As this unique arm of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture found ways to scale during the onset of the COVID-19  pandemic, they excelled at enhancing market opportunities for our local agriculture community while keeping fresh food, produce, and other goods readily available in our region.Thanks to the awarding of a recent grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation, the High Country Food Hub is ready to expand their marketplace once again with the addition of their Satellite Project. This new outreach brings the convenience of a central pick-up point to more communities and neighborhoods throughout the High Country.Katie Ferrell, a long-time customer of the High Country Food Hub, now finds herself as the Satellite Project Coordinator. On this week's episode of Mind Your Business, she will tell us more about how the idea for satellite distribution was hatched, how customers can select these alternate locations for pick-up, and what this outreach will ultimately do to expand sales opportunities for our local agriculture community.Mind Your Business is produced each week thanks to a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate. Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
The needle has moved on several long-planned projects in Downtown Boone. Lane Moody, Executive Director of the Downtown Boone Development Association, joins us on this week's installment of Mind Your Business. She discusses recent additions to parking and the addition of a new loading zone, along with continued progress on the streetscape program. We also hear the latest timeline on the Howard Street development project, and how the transformation of an old industrial district will bring meaningful change to the downtown landscape.Mind Your Business is produced weekly through a partnership between Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and High Country Radio.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Since Denise and Fulton Lovin swung the first sledgehammer to begin the renovation of an historic Downtown Boone property, The Horton Hotel has been at the center of community conversation. As the Lovins transformed their dream into reality, their idea for a boutique hotel was carefully executed, sourcing input from locals and future guests, to ensure the property had signature elements of both past and present built into its features.On this week's installment of Mind Your Business, we discuss the transition of this property to a new, locally-centric ownership group, and hear about their vision for building on The Horton's recognition as one of the most unique hotels of its kind. We'll also hear about a new twist to that "local story," that makes The Horton so special -- one of three App State graduates who are using this opportunity to complete their own "Booneerang," and put to use the professional skills they were taught as they were falling in love with our community as students.Featured Guests:Aaron AmmarPaul PessinaSean Sassano Adam Zembruski w/ Hospiamo Jason Boehm, CEO, Aileron Management Ben McKethen, Horton General Manager Mind Your Business is produced weekly thanks to a partnership between Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and High Country Radio.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Dalton George discusses his candidacy for Boone Town Council.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Virginia Roseman discusses her candidacy for Boone Town Council.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Edie Tugman discusses her candidacy for Boone Town Council.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Benjamin Ray discusses his candidacy for Boone Town Council.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Tim Futrelle discusses his candidacy for Mayor of Boone.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Eric Woolridge discusses his candidacy for Boone Town Council.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Adrian Tait discusses his candidacy for Boone Town Council. Details about the 72th Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & FundraiserSupport the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Becca Nenow discusses her candidacy for Boone Town Council. Details about the 72th Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & FundraiserSupport the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Eric Brown discusses his candidacy for Boone Town Council. Details about the 72th Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & FundraiserSupport the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Todd Carter discusses his candidacy for Boone Town Council. Details about the 72th Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & FundraiserSupport the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
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