Part of our work is ensuring the work done by others is supported, encouraged and profitable. We take this responsibility seriously, and hope that all our Members and the members of the Cashiers area community at large succeed in their work. The Chamber has also developed and/or supports a number of community initiatives and continues to look for new opportunities and ideas. Below are just a few examples of some of the initiatives we've either started or wholly support as good work that benefits the community as a whole:
Travel & Tourism
- The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is the contracted operator of the Travel & Tourism Authority, helping to raise awareness of the community as a destination and promoting area businesses, services and organizations with the goal of increasing commerce and furthering economic development.
The Cashiers Village Council
- The Cashiers Village Council is a forum for communication and coordination among existing organizations in the area. Since its inception in November 2008, the Council has grown to 10 member groups and focused its efforts on six town-scale initiatives. The Council was inspired by the 2008 Mountain Landscapes Initiative and is an affiliate of the Village Conservancy Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Mountain Landscapes Initiative
- The Mountain Landscapes Initiative (MLI) is a long-range project by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to help citizens and communities in the 18 counties it serves plan for growth. The Foundation has partnered with the Southwestern Commission, the council of governments organization serving NC’s seven westernmost counties, to produce a “Toolbox” of best practices for planning and development in the mountain region.