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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 High Country Radio.
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As the Paycheck Protection Program comes back on the radar, how can businesses ready themselves to take advantage of another round of Federal stimulus.Jason Triplett, Senior VP and High Country Market President, with First Horizon Bank shares details about what is available through the PPP re-authorization, what first-time applicants can prepare now, and how second-draw PPP funds can be applied for by businesses that received funding in 2020.Mind Your Business is produced weekly through a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Director of Pharmacy Sean Burroughs and AppHealthCare Director of Public Health/CEO Jennifer Greene provide an update on COVID-19 vaccine deployment in Watauga County.As our county prepares to move into phase 1b, the two discuss how their agencies plan to inform people in Group 1 about upcoming opportunities to schedule vaccination appointments. They also discuss additional methods that will be used to gather information from people who wish to be vaccinated as the State progresses through future phases and how supplies of vaccine are allocated to Watauga County.Mind Your Business is produced each week in partnership between Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and High Country Radio.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
On Wednesday, the North Carolina Coronavirus Task Force discussed changes to the State's Vaccine Deployment plan, and gave definition to the phases and groups that will be used to distribute vaccine across the population.We provide details about this process, including insight on frontline essential workers, and how those vaccine needs will be addressed.Further detail about these plans can be found at this link.Mind Your Business is presented each week through a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
As we bring 2020 to its close, we take some time on this week's program to reflect back on some of the influencers in the High Country that helped our area through the pandemic.Mind Your Business is produced each week through a partnership between Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and High Country Radio.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
As 2020 winds to a close, our quarterly check-in with Jonathan Allen of Allen Wealth Management contains some helpful information to navigate the transition to a new year and new administration. We also discuss future coronavirus-related stimulus and the impact it could have on our local economy.Mind Your Business is produced each week through a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
We have enough stuff on our minds right now. Criminals often taken advantage of these times to sneak past too-good-to-be-true offers or quick calls that sound like asks for information for legitimate reasons.Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman updates us on some known scams circulating around the Boone/High Country area, and offers suggestions on ways you can protect yourself and your finances from scams and criminal activity related to COVID-19 and the upcoming holiday season.Mind Your Business is presented each week through a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Through the #KeepBooneHealthy campaign we have talked at length about the value of local purchase decisions. Those extra steps taken by local shoppers take on added meaning during the holiday shopping season, especially given all of the disruptions and timeline changes COVID-19 has brought to our area retail community.This week, we tell the story of the experience of retailers while also taking you inside one of King Street's newest shops. Melinda Goforth opened Mimi G's in the midst of the pandemic, and she explains why King Street was her perfect location, and how local retailers can benefit from a strong holiday season.Mind Your Business is produced each week thanks to a partnership between Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and High Country Radio.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
The Western Youth Network (WYN) is celebrating their 6th-annual Festival of Trees, and is taking a modern twist on the “old-school” telethon! Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 3rd, and tune in for this family friendly event, with fun in store for all ages. Many prizes will be available and anyone who purchases an auction item, makes a telethon pledge or donates at any level whatsoever is entered into an exciting “52 Weeks of Christmas” raffle! All proceeds benefit our community through supporting local youth and WYN’s important initiative.Jenny Koehn joins us on this week's program to go over the details of this annual fundraising showcase and let you know how you and your family can participate.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)
Registration is underway for the 2021 Watauga Leadership Institute courses, a series of community leadership development classes administered by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.Dr. Jim Street, Curriculum Coordinator for WLI, and Founder of Ridgeline Leadership, joins us to discuss this year's course offerings, and to provide details on the new SOLO class (Single Owner Leadership Odyssey). 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)
The Children's Council of Watauga County continues to provide valuable resources for the youngest members of our community and important outreach for the families raising them.Executive Director Elisha Childers visits with us this week to discuss how The Children's Council has risen to the various challenges brought along by COIVD-19. Like many non-profit support agencies, The Children's Council is getting creative with fundraising opportunities. Elisha provides information on Bid With A Purpose, an online auction event running November 12-20 that will help support the various forms of outreach this agency provides in our community. For more information, please like/follow The Children's Council on Facebook and Instagram! Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Sample the flavors of the High Country with the High Country Dining Pass. Ben Cox, owner of High Country 365, joins us to discuss how this pass can not only serve as your passport to great food, but will also serve as a much needed fundraiser for our local schools.The High Country Dining pass offers BOGO meals at a wide variety of restaurants, from fine-dining to fast food in Watauga, Ashe, and Avery counties. Buy one meal get the second of equal or lesser value, FREE.Some restaurants offer unlimited use coupons, some offer multiple use coupons  (boxes with numbers indicate multiple uses.) and some restaurants offer one-time use.You have 1 year to use the Dining Pass. It expires on December 31, 2021.Bonus pass only available as supplies last.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)
One of the most popular topics of conversation among Boone and Watauga County residents over the last few weeks has centered around the operation and regulation of food trucks. We have been presented a lot of feedback on this issue over the last few weeks, some based on the facts of the process, and some working on assumptions and false information about what is indeed being discussed and what comes next. We use this week's podcast to provide clarity on the context of this important community discussion in an effort to help residents craft informed opinions about this complex issue.Lane Moody, Downtown Coordinator for the Town of Boone, and staff for the Downtown Boone Development Association joins us to elaborate on when and where the conversation about food truck regulation started, what options and action points are being discussed, how quickly we could see action, and most importantly, how you can have your voice heard as part of the ongoing process.Mind Your Business is produced each week through a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Civic organizations play an important role in a the development and well-being of our communities. Fundraising efforts and special projects often provide items or services that could otherwise not be provided.The Boone Sunrise Rotary Club is set to host it's annual Fruit Sale, using 100% of the profits to impact local projects and outreach opportunities. To view the ordering information, please click here.Ben Henderson, former Boone Sunrise Rotary Club President and current Fundraising Chair explains the ordering process for 2020 and tells us what community programs have been impacted by this important fundraising work over the last several years.Mind Your Business is presented each week through a partnership between Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and High Country Radio.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Open enrollment season is upon us and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is among the many providers helping customers understand important deadlines, changes in coverage, and information that can help you make an informed decision about health care coverage for you and your family.Wayne Randall, Manager of the BCBSNC Boone Center joins us this week to review open enrollment deadlines for Medicare and customers under 65 years of age, how BCBS is helping customers with payment for COVID-19 testing and treatment, and how telehealth is helping change the way customers are interacting with health care providers.Mind Your Business is presented each week thanks to a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
For the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Watauga County has seen a steady rise in positive cases. Jennifer Greene, Director of Public Health for AppHealthCare, shares her thoughts on the change in trajectory, the critical importance of contract tracing, and what the community can do to help reverse the course of this rise in spread of the virus. She will also discuss what local health officials are doing to help businesses make operational decisions related to staffing and employee safety, what testing procedures are now available in the area, and how local partners are working to increase distribution of educational information about how to slow the spread.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 2020 Watauga County Meet the Candidates Forum was hosted Thursday, October 1st, by the Boone Area and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce at the Appalachian Theatre in Boone.Listen to the session featuring candidates running for the US House of Representatives - NC5th District:Virginia Foxx (R) (I)David Wilson Brown (D)Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
The 2020 Watauga County Meet the Candidates Forum was hosted Thursday, October 1st, by the Boone Area and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce at the Appalachian Theatre in Boone. Listen to the session for candidates running for the Watauga County Board of Education:Steve Combs (I)Marshall AshcraftJason CornettRonny HolsteSupport the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
The 2020 Watauga County Meet the Candidates Forum was hosted Thursday, October 1st, by the Boone Area and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce at the Appalachian Theatre in Boone. Listen to the session for candidates running for the North Carolina House of Representatives and North Carolina Senate races:NC Senate - District 45Deanna Ballard (R) (I)Jeanne Supin (D)NC House of Representatives - District 93Ray Russell (D) (I)Ray Pickett (R)Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
The 2020 Watauga County Meet the Candidates Forum was hosted Thursday, October 1st, by the Boone Area and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce at the Appalachian Theatre in Boone. Listen to the session for candidates running for Watauga County Board of Commissioners:District 1Carrington Pertalion (D)Todd Castle (R)District 2John Welch (D) (I)District 5Charlie Wallin (D) (I)Bart Keller (R)Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
Co-working spaces are popular throughout the country, providing small businesses and start-ups quality office space and the camaraderie of an office setting, even if your operation only features one or two employees.Boone Underground recently opened its doors in the High Country, in a centrally located location on State Farm Road.  Founder Robert Huddleston hopes Boone Underground can be that landing space for the small business operator that can benefit from a few hours in a professional setting, or the entrepreneur that needs a few more amenities and like minds to take a dream and make it a reality. Hear how this App State Alumnus used his own entrepreneurial vision to create a launchpad for the next big idea to come from Boone by blending co-working with a tech-hub concept that makes his facility truly unique. Mind Your Business is presented weekly thanks to a partnership between High Country Radio and Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.Support the show (https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information)
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