Support your Local Restaurants & Retailers

 

Dear Member: Show your support of local restaurants and retailers by voting "Yes!"

On Monday night, October 16, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will vote on a measure to allow restaurants and retailers in unincorporated areas of the county to serve alcohol at 10:00 a.m. instead of noon on Sundays.

This “Brunch Bill” directly impacts the guest experience of visitors to the Plateau as well as financially benefits our local food and beverage industry and creates hospitality jobs.

Highlands, Sylva, Brevard, Franklin, Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Waynesville, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone, Asheville and other popular tourist destinations have already adopted the ordinance and experienced favorable results.

The measure has been passed by 145 municipalities and counties across North Carolina and has been unanimously endorsed by the Cashiers Area Chamber Board of Directors and Jackson County Tourism Development Authority Board.

Our local restaurants and other businesses unequivocally support this action!

Please join us in urging the Commissioners to vote “YES” on this important opportunity to establish a level playing field with our incorporated neighbors.  To do otherwise will disenfranchise businesses in the Cashiers Area and other unincorporated Jackson County locations and will send valuable tourist dollars and related taxes elsewhere.

US Hwy 64 Road Information

UPDATE*** US Hwy 64 is open as of Wednesday, October 18 afternoon.

 

As of Friday, October 13 at 9:00 am, According to Director Dillard, road construction will begin at 4:00 pm on Monday, October 16th and continue 24 hours per day until complete. Both lanes will remain closed through Thursday, October 19th.

According to Todd Dillard, Director of Jackson County Emergency Management, US 64 West is severely washed out and requires immediate repair for safe passage.

Todd Dillard is acutely aware of the impact on leaf season visitor and commercial... traffic and the maintenance crews will work as quickly as possible to restore safety.

Lanes Affected: Eastbound and Westbound, approximately 1 mile west of the Cashiers Crossroads. Detour: From 64 West, Norton Road to Laurel Knob Road to NC107N (partial gravel) or Norton Road to North Norton Road to NC 107N (paved).

Chamber Annual Meeting & Celebration!

The Cashiers Area Chamber's Annual Meeting & Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, November 16th at the Orchard Restaurants' Event Barn in Cashiers!

Chamber Members are invited to RSVP and purchase tickets for the event at a *discounted price of $30 each which includes abundant hors d'oeuvres, one complementary wine or beer with cash bar, and live entertainment by star preformer and recording artist Geoff McBride! The deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, November 14thNon-Chamber Members and guests must RSVP and purchase tickets for $40 each in person at the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce offices located at 202 US Hwy 64 West.

*This is not a Chamber fundraiser. The $30 member ticket price covers the cost of food and beverage.

Spirit of Our Community Award Winners for Citizen of the Year, Businessperson of the Year, Educator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and the Evergreen Award will be announced and presented during the evening.  

Special thanks to The Orchard Restuaraunt, Events Barn & Guest Cottage for hosting the function.

 

Event Sponsors Include:

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