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Dear Chamber Member: As part of our Cashiers Area workforce development initiative we invite you to promote your business job opportunities on the area's online jobs board. As a Chamber member benefit, you may post and update your business job listings throughout the year. The Cashiers Area Chamber works diligently with area stakeholders including local entrepreneurs, restaurants, clubs, media, educational institutions, and across multiple online platforms and via social media to address workforce recruitment and retention and promote the Cashiers Area as a prime workforce destination. 

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Sign the Petition! NC Brunch Bill

Support Local Business-Sign the Petition!

Approve the "Brunch Bill" to allow alcohol sales starting at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays in unincorporated Jackson County.

We, the constituents, business owners and concerned citizens of Cashiers, Glenville, Sapphire and surrounding communities, urge Jackson County Board of Commissioners to level the playing field for our food and beverage industry by extending alcohol sales to 10:00 a.m. on Sundays in unincorporated areas. Join nearby municipalities and competitive destinations who have already approved the “Brunch Bill” to create jobs, generate sales tax and other revenues, and enhance the guest dining experience. Please don’t disenfranchise our businesses and send tourist and tax dollars from Jackson County’s nearly $190 million tourism industry elsewhere! We need your leadership and support. Thank you.

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Apply Now! 2018 Jackson County Tourism Grants

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Jackson County Tourism Development Authority announces 2018-2019  festival and event advertising grants available County Funds Support Events and Activities to Drive Tourism, Economic Development
JACKSON COUNTY, NC (January 29, 2018) – The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority is now accepting grant applications for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
TDA grants are used to assist with advertising events and projects that generate overnight visits and increase tourism along with enhancing visitors’ experiences to Jackson County. Funding comes from occupancy tax collected in Jackson County that is reinvested in the local communities through the grant program.
Applications must be received by April 1 for consideration in the upcoming fiscal year’s budget. Copies of grant applications, guidelines and submission details are available online at by clicking on the ‘Grant/Special Projects’ button. 
“We have given more than $100,000 to our partners for advertising to help spread the word about local events,” said TDA Executive Director Nick Breedlove. “The grant program was created to support the community and to encourage visitation to the area through our one-of-a-kind events, so we want to encourage our partners to apply for these grants and take advantage of the funding.”
Previously non-profits were eligible for a different amount than municipalities, but this year the TDA made modifications to the grant program that will allow all applicants to be eligible for the same level of funding. “This puts everyone on a level playing field,” Breedlove said. 
“Additionally, we’re gathering more data in the grant application and evaluation to help better understand who our visitors are. With this, we can be more strategic in marketing the events.” 
Applications must be received by April 1 for consideration in the upcoming fiscal year’s budget. Copies of grant applications, guidelines and submission details are available online and at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 773 West Main Street in Sylva and the Cashiers Area Chamber at 202 US-64 in Cashiers. 
This fiscal year, the TDA awarded grants to Baldaroo, Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, ColorFest,  Front Street Arts + Crafts Show, Greening Up the Mountains, Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries, Mountain Heritage Day, Mountain Wildlife Days, Cashiers Plein Air Fest, Pots on the Green, Dillsboro’s Summer Arts & Crafts Festival and the WNC Pottery Festival.
Breedlove will assist groups with inquiries about the grant process, application and submission guidelines. For more information, contact him at 828-848-8711 or by e-mail Nick Breedlove This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
About Jackson County, NC Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, Sylva, Balsam, Cullowhee, Glenville and Sapphire are the distinct locales that make up Western North Carolina's Jackson County. Each of these Blue Ridge Mountain towns provide natural beauty that invites visitors to experience the North Carolina Mountains. Jackson County is also home to the nation’s first and only fly-fishing trail, The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail. The majestic mountains harbor miles of hiking trails and waterfalls while charming downtowns are known for shopping, dining, culture, and hometown atmosphere.  For more information visit,

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