Published: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 10:32
Whiteside Mountain is a hike to put at the top of your list if you are visiting the Cashiers and surrounding area. A two-mile loop trail leading around the rim of the mountain offers stunning views to the south, east and west and boasts abundant wildlife, plants and history. The million-year-old rock cliffs reach 4930 feet and sit along the Eastern Continental Divide. The iconic mountain’s cliffs are known by their markings that look like sheets of ice stretched along the mountain and serve as a local landmark, wildlife habitat and rock climbing enthusiast’s dream.
Click HERE for more information on Whiteside Mountain and come to the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, located at 202 US Highway 64 West, for informational guides and maps on how to enjoy the Cashiers and surrounding area.
Published: Friday, 02 June 2017 10:11
The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to effectively addressing workforce recruitment and retention in Cashiers and surrounding communities. After a successful first annual Plateau Job Fair in May, 2017- we are pleased to offer a Community Jobs Board- coming soon!
Read more about Cashiers area workforce development efforts HERE from Smoky Mountain News.
The Job Board will be a convenient way for Chamber Members to post Business Job Opportunities online and promote the Plateau as a Workforce Destination. We will continue to keep you updated on area workforce developments.
Published: Friday, 02 June 2017 10:11
The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is your go-to source for information on Plateau communities, things to see and do while you're here, and the area businesses, services and attractions that make this truly one of the most unique places in the country. Visit the area's many distinctive apparel, home furnishings, antique and gift boutiques along this "cottage shopping" corridor.
The 2017 Cashiers Area Shopping & Dining Guide, including handy reference and Cashiers Trail maps -- for your meadering, dining or shopping convenience -- is available in print at the Visitor Center at 202 US Hwy 64, just West of the Crossroads, along with other informational materials.
Download the digital copy here.
Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 14:37
See the newly installed Cashiers welcome sign on Hwy 107 South at the High Hampton road frontage!
As of Friday, October 20, 2017 the second of four destination wayfinding signs was installed by AGM Signs (pictured below). The welcome signs are part of the Chamber's enhanced destination branding campaign to replace deteriorating Cashiers signage.
A third, doublesided Cashiers/Glenville sign, to be located at the corner of Laurel Knob Road and NC 107 North, on a site generously made possible by our friends at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club, is in production and will be installed in the near future.
A big thank you to our donors to this, the Glenville and US 64 East signs: Hattler Properties, Hampton Inn & Suites, Zoller Hardware, Wade Hampton, Glenville Community Development Club, Curated Home/Global Craftsman, FireMoss Pottery, The Corner Toy Store, and Cashiers Carolina Connection. We will be soliciting additional donations in the future to cover the nearly $15K cost of this project.
CASHIERS SIGNS NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
In 2016 as part of an enhanced destination branding campaign, the Cashiers Area Chamber replaced the deteriorating “Cashiers” sign on Highway 64 West to welcome eastbound traffic with an updated design featuring a Whiteside Mountain icon.
Now efforts are underway to raise funds for additional “Cashiers” signs. “Providing effective destination and wayfinding signage supports a memorable and positive visitor experience,” explains Stephanie Edwards, chamber executive director.
Last year, the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority gave the Chamber a one-time $2,500 award toward the initial sign construction, which was to serve as a pilot project for other approaches which would be privately funded. The public as well as Chamber members are invited to donate to ensure project success. Personal and business contributions are welcomed and will be acknowledged in related promotions.
The 4x8 foot rough-hewn cedar structure, designed by Mountainworks Custom Home Design and manufactured by AGM Sign Company, features a profile of Whiteside Mountain and “Elev 3,484,” highlighting Cashiers’ popular, high elevation setting, and is capped with copper trim.
The Chamber’s other 2017 economic and community development priority initiatives include workforce development, housing, pedestrian mobility and safety and broadband connectivity. Our Core Purpose is “To provide extraordinary Leadership as an Advocate for business, Information Source for the Community and Conduit for building destination awareness and responsible growth.