Events for September 2014
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce
Sep 02   Tourism Committee Meeting

Tourism Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
12:00 noon
The meeting will be held at the Wilkes Art Gallery
Hosted by 
Crystal Keener, with the Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership




 


 

 Please RSVP your attendance plans using the "Register Online" link for the Tourism Committee  Meeting
 
 
1st Tuesday- every month @ 12:00 pm with location to be announced
 
If anyone is interested in hosting and/or sponsoring lunch please contact Terrian Carter, VP Tourism-Addison Properties, Inc.  336-838-1000
 


Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of  every  month, except July and December, unless otherwise notified.  Meeting locations are TBA through the Chamber calendar online, calendar insert of the monthly mailer, or email notices.
 

  
 

Date:   September 2, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wilkesnc.org
Location:   Wilkes Art Gallery

913 C St.
North Wilkesboro, NC
Contact:   336-838-8662
Email:   chamber@wilkesnc.org
Date/Time Details:   12:00 noon
Fees/Admission:   This networking/informational event is free to Chamber members.
Sep 03   Small Business Assistance Committee Meeting
Small Business Committee Meeting
Presenter
Boomer Sassmann,
President of Big Boom Design of Asheville, NC 

 
Driving Traffic to Your Business
Website Using Pay-per-Click
Ever wonder exactly how to get people to
your business’ website? This session will be
an introduction to Google Pay-per-Click or
PPC advertising. We will start by setting up
a brand new PPC account, executing some
keyword research on a particular industry,
and creating a starter batch of ads to be
used on the “experimental ad group.”
 Bring 
your laptop if you wish.

Sponored by:
 The Small Business Center of Wilkes Community College
Date:   September 3, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Board Room
Contact:   Crissy Triplette
Email:   ctriplette@wilkesnc.org
Date/Time Details:   12 noon
Sep 05   Ronnie Milsap at The Walker Center
The 2014-2015 Walker Center Season is sure to deliver immeasurable entertainment you won?t want to miss. We kick the season off with Ronnie Milsap on Friday, September 5, 2014. The North Carolina native grew a large fan base with his hybrid style of country blended with pop, rock and R&B elements. Milsap helped establish the boundaries for what country could be ? then pushed them farther in a way that connected fiercely with the public. He compiled 40 No. 1 country hits and accrued eight gold albums; his ?Greatest Hits? made him one of the first acts in any genre to obtain double-platinum status after the RIAA introduced the multi-platinum honor in 1984.
Date:   September 5, 2014
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.walkercenteronline.org/Events/
Location:   The Walker Center on the campus of Wilkes Community College 1328 S. Collegiate Drive Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Contact:   The Walker Center Box Office 336-838-6260
Email:   walker.boxoffice@wilkescc.edu
Date/Time Details:   September 5, 2014. Doors open at 7:30pm and show starts at 8pm.
Fees/Admission:   $41.73 Adult $39.59 Senior/Child (12 & under)/Student
Sep 08   Hospice Volunteer Training

Hospice Volunteers are the backbone of Hospice services.  Volunteers are taught special skills for dealing with end of life issues.

All sessions are required by medicare to be a Hospice volunteer. Sessions are scheduled for Sept. 8, 11, 15 and 18 from 5:30 -8:30 at Grace Kingdom Life ministries on 10th Street in North Wilkesboro.
Date:   September 8, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.gentiva.com
Location:   Grace Kingdom Life Ministries
Contact:   Paul Hugger, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator and Chaplain 336-818-3177
Email:   paul.hugger@gentiva.com
Date/Time Details:   Mondays Sept. 8 and 15 Thursday September 11 and 18 5:30-8:30
Fees/Admission:   free
Sep 10   Leadership Wilkes 2014 Session 3

Leadership Wilkes 2014
Session 3 

"Today’s Leaders For Tomorrows Needs"
 
Leadership Wilkes is a program sponsored by the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce to develop a group of informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing visionary and progressive leadership for Wilkes County.
 
Please meet at 8:30 am  in Chamber Boardroom
  
 

Date:   September 10, 2014
Time:   08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wilkesnc.org
Location:   Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
Contact:   Lynn Dyer 336.838.8662
Email:   chamber@wilkesnc.org
Sep 11   CrimeStoppers
Crime Stoppers Committee Meeting
 

Thursday – September 11, 2014

2nd Thursday/month @ 8:30am - Chamber Boardroom
 
Committee Members please RSVP your attendance plans by clicking on "Register Online".
 

Crime Stoppers committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:30am in the Chamber Boardroom, unless otherwise notified.
 
If interested in joining this committee, please contact Ken Noland,    2014 CrimeStoppers Committee Chair (336)838-3951
 
 
WILKES COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS
(336)667-8900
  
Date:   September 11, 2014
Contact:   336.838.8662
Email:   chamber@wilkesnc.org
Sep 11   Hospice Volunteer Training
Hospice Volunteers are the backbone of Hospice services.  Volunteers are taught special skills for dealing with end of life issues.All sessions are required by medicare to be a Hospice volunteer. Sessions are scheduled for Sept. 8, 11, 15 and 18 from 5:30 -8:30 at Grace Kingdom Life ministries on 10th Street in North Wilkesboro.
Date:   September 11, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.gentiva.com
Location:   Grace Kingdom Life Ministries North Wilkesboro
Contact:   Paul Hugger 336-818-3177
Email:   paul.hugger@gentiva.com
Date/Time Details:   Sept 8, 11, 15 and 18
Fees/Admission:   free
Sep 12   Ribbon Cutting @ Ward and Ward Properties

Ribbon Cutting @ Ward and Ward Properties

September 12th @ 12 pm

 

We are excited to announce that Blair & Ward Properties is now Ward & Ward Properties! 

Under new leadership and with a seasoned full time sales team, our priority at Ward & Ward is serving you with core values and our team does just that. It's what we are made of and what we do best - serving and selling with your best interests in mind.



Date:   September 12, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   106 S. Cherry St.
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Contact:   Crissy Triplette 336-838-8662
Email:   ctriplette@wilkesnc.org
Date/Time Details:   12 pm
Sep 13   Wilkes Flying Club Fly-In Social
Fly in or drive to the Wilkes County Airport (UKF) to learn about the Wilkes Flying Club, the Wilkes County Airport, and more. Bring your friends, a dish to share and a hearty appetite for aviation. Members of the WFC will be on hand to greet you; a short presentation will be made each month about a different aviation topic and a short overview of what the surrounding area offers.
Date:   September 13, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://WilkesFlyingClub.com
Location:   Wilkes County Airport (UKF)
Contact:   Wilkes Flying Club
Email:   GoFly@WilkesFlyingClub.com
Date/Time Details:   Sep 13,2014  8am - noon
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 15   Hospice Volunteer Training
Hospice Volunteers are the backbone of Hospice services.  Volunteers are taught special skills for dealing with end of life issues.All sessions are required by medicare to be a Hospice volunteer. Sessions are scheduled for Sept. 8, 11, 15 and 18 from 5:30 -8:30 at Grace Kingdom Life ministries on 10th Street in North Wilkesboro.
Date:   September 15, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.gentiva.com
Location:   Grace Kingdom Life Ministries
Contact:   Paul Hugger 336-818-3177
Email:   Paul.Hugger@gentiva.com
Date/Time Details:   Sept 8, 11, 15 and 18 5:30-8:30
Fees/Admission:   free
Sep 17   Executive Committee Meeting
 Executive Committee Meeting


Wednesday, September 17, 2014  @ 3:30 pm
Chamber Boardroom
 
Executive Committee Members may RSVP attendance plans to our office by the "Register Online" link. 

The Wilkes Chamber of Commerce  Executive Committee meets every  month on the 3rd Wednesday at 3:30pm, except July and December unless otherwise notified, with location scheduled for the Chamber Boardroom. Meetings are announced through the Chamber’s monthly mailer, the calendar online, and email notices.

Johann Louchez - BB &T, 2014 Chairman of the Board
 
Date:   September 17, 2014
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wilkesnc.org
Contact:   336.838.8662
Email:   chamber@wilkesnc.org
Sep 18   Wine Tasting and Live Music
Join us at Hampton Inn Wilkesboro for a Wine Tasting featuring Adagio Vineyards, with violins made at the vineyard, live music, and food from a local restaurant. The public is invited free of charge.

You must be 21 years of age to participate in the tasting.
Date:   September 18, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://visitwilkesboronc.com/stay/hamptoninn/
Location:   Hampton Inn Wilkesboro
Contact:   Cathy Mckenzie
Email:   wilkesborosales@shmgmt.biz
Date/Time Details:   September 18th, 5pm-7pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 18   Business After Hours @ Victory Toyota
Business After Hours @ Victory Toyota in North Wilkesboro
Toyota
Date:   September 18, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   1502 West D St
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Contact:   Crissy Triplette 336-838-8662
Email:   ctriplette@wilkesnc.org
Date/Time Details:   5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Sep 18   Hospice Volunteer Training
Hospice Volunteers are the backbone of Hospice services.  Volunteers are taught special skills for dealing with end of life issues.All sessions are required by medicare to be a Hospice volunteer. Sessions are scheduled for Sept. 8, 11, 15 and 18 from 5:30 -8:30 at Grace Kingdom Life ministries on 10th Street in North Wilkesboro.
Date:   September 18, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.gentiva.com
Location:   Grace Kingdom Life Ministries
Contact:   Paul Hugger 336-818-3177
Email:   paul.hugger@gentiva.com
Date/Time Details:   Sept 8, 11, 15 and 18 5:30-8:30
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 19   Ribbon Cutting @ Bella Rose Cottage
Date:   September 19, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   Crissy Triplette 336-838-8662
Email:   ctriplette@wilkesnc.org
Sep 22   Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society-Monthly Meeting






Regular monthly meeting and jam session-including Old Time, Blue Grass, Acoustic Folk, song and dance.
Everyone is invited to attend and don't forget to bring your instruments!  

WAFS meets the fourth Monday of each month at the Watson Stage on the Campus of Wilkes Community College April thru September.

October thru March the meetings are held at the Wilkes Heritage Museum.

Date:   September 22, 2014
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wilkesfolks.org
Location:   Watson Stage Wilkes Community College &
Wilkes Heritage Museum
Contact:   336.957.6442
Email:   info@WilkesFolks.org
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
Sep 24   Leadership Wilkes 2014 Session 4

Leadership Wilkes 2014
Session 4

"Today’s Leaders For Tomorrows Needs"
 
Leadership Wilkes is a program sponsored by the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce to develop a group of informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing visionary and progressive leadership for Wilkes County.
 
Please meet at 8:30 am  in Chamber Boardroom
  
 

Date:   September 24, 2014
Time:   08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.wilkesnc.org
Location:   Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
Contact:   Lynn Dyer 336.838.8662
Email:   chamber@wilkesnc.org
Sep 30   Workforce Development Meeting

Workforce Development Meeting
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
12:00 noon
Lunch Sponsored by High Country Workforce Development Board




 

 
 Please RSVP your attendance plans by the Register Online link.

 

If anyone is interested in hosting and/or sponsoring lunch please contact Linda Cheek, (336) 838-8662.

Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month @12 noon. Meeting locations are TBA through the Chamber calendar online, calendar insert of the monthly mailer, or email notices.

Ginger Shaffer, WIA Director of Wilkes Community College - VP Workforce Development

 
Date:   September 30, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wilkesnc.org
Location:   NCWorks Career Center Wilkes
103 Call St. Ext
Contact:   336-838-8662
Email:   ctriplette@wilkesnc.org
Date/Time Details:   12:00 pm
 
Located at 103 Call St. Ext.

Brushy Mountain Rd on the right below the Coffee House
Sep 30   Ribbon Cutting and Open House @ NCWorks Career Center Wilkes
Ribbon Cutting and Open House at NCWorks Career Center Wilkes

1 pm -3 pm
Date:   September 30, 2014
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   103 Call St Ext.
Wilkesboro, NC 
Contact:   Crissy Triplette 336-838-8662
Email:   ctriplette@wilkesnc.org
Date/Time Details:   1:00  pm