Mind Your Business - A Podcast Series produced by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce

David Jackson

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A weekly podcast produced by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Appalachian Commercial Real Estate & High Country Radio.

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99 episodes

Mind Your Business - Western Youth Network - Festival of Trees

THE FESTIVAL OF TREES https://one.bidpal.net/wynfot2022/about is a magical holiday event sure to please all! Beautifully designed trees will be displayed throughout the community and online, available to purchase through an online auction. Wreaths will be on display at the Watauga Recreation Center 11/29 - 12/1 On this edition of , we talk with presenting sponsor LESLIE EASON of the LESLIE EASON REAL ESTATE TEAM https://www.mountainhomesnc.com/?fbclid=IwAR1IdpDYWk9qofsot5MNFkh_Us7WMymVBItwzibkuHP1GjFavfEucW4K8u4 and ERICA LACKEY, FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMITTEE MEMBER http://www.westernyouthnetwork.org. For more info on the events: See Complete Schedule https://one.bidpal.net/wynfot2022/custom/custom5 The auction will include fully decorated trees and wreaths, plus gifts to go underneath. __ __ All proceeds benefit our community through supporting local youth & Western Youth Networks important initiatives. To learn more about WYN check out their website: westernyouthnetwork.org https://planner11.bidpal.net/BidPal/ng2/app/westernyouthnetwork.org Mind your Business is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The radio show can be heard each Thursday morning at 10:05AM on WATA (1450AM/96.5FM) http://www.goblueridge.net/ in the High Country. The podcast version of the program is made possible each week by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com/. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

28m
Nov 17
Mind Your Business - Allison Coakley - Wine to Water Filter Build Project

As 2022 comes to a close, many businesses are looking for an opportunity to gather as a company, share some holiday cheer, and embark on a task that benefits others at the same time. Local non-profit powerhouse WINE TO WATER http://www.winetowater.org has just the project that combines that quest for philanthropic engagement with putting the spirit of the High Country into a project with a global impact.  On this weeks Mind Your Business podcast, we visit with ALLISON COAKLEY of Wine to Water to hear more about FILTER BUILDS https://www.winetowater.org/filterbuild. She will share how these assembly projects have been able to amplify the mission of Wine to Water, and how you and your business, family, or friend group can put your hands to work to benefit those that have limited access to fresh water. Shell also give details about a special Filter Build that will be co-sponsored by Wine to Water and Booneshine on Giving Tuesday. Mind your Business is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The radio show can be heard each Thursday morning at 10:05AM on WATA (1450AM/96.5FM) http://www.goblueridge.net in the High Country. The podcast version of the program is made possible each week by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

28m
Nov 10
Mind Your Business - Mike Raymond - Appalachian FC

The High Country features dozens of businesses that have a unique approach that is central to their company DNA. These are the special traits that make these businesses magnets, for visitors and locals alike, who may be on the hunt for something new in the marketplace. While the core elements of these unique businesses will always remain visible, the most successful companies have found ways to enhance their products and offerings, while not straying far away from what made them attractive destinations in the first place. On this weeks episode of we talk with MIKE RAYMOND, the newly named General Manager of APPALACHIAN FC http://www.appalachianfc.com. Well hear about how the franchise continues to play into their unique identity that has made them one of the most popular start-up franchises in US Soccer. Well also get insight on how the leadership of the franchise intends to take a mix of last years success and this years opportunity, and create an enhanced product that still features some of the traits that initially made them so enticing to players and spectators. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The program can be heard each Thursday morning at 10:05 on WATA RADIO (1450AM/96.5FM). http://www.goblueridge.net The podcast version of the program is presented each week by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. http://www.appalachiancre.com Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

29m
Nov 03
Mind Your Business - Wright Tilley - Watauga County Tourism Performance

There are signs around Watauga County that the tourism season has been successful. Or at least traffic, would suggest that is the case! The Watauga County and Boone Tourism Development Authorities can back up the perceived performance with hard data, tracking where visitors come from and how much they spend annually in the area. How does 2022 compare with others? How can occupancy tax be spent locally? How does tourism data and activity inform policy decisions? On this episode of we visit with WRIGHT TILLEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF EXPLORE BOONE http://www.exploreboone.com, which is the visible front of the Boone and Watauga County TDAs. He discusses some of the indicators his organization tracks to chart tourism performance year over year. He also explains how occupancy tax is collected, how it can be spent, and potential changes that may occur with the formula. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The program can be heard each Thursday morning at 10:05 on WATA RADIO (1450AM/96.5FM) http://www.goblueridge.net. This podcast is made possible by support from APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. http://www.appalachiancre.com Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

39m
Oct 27
Mind Your Business - Converting Viewers to Visitors

With peak leaf season in our rear view and lots of App State football excitement and notoriety still churning up daily conversation, many people ask about the impact of high-volume events on our community. Do viewers of nationally televised football games translate into visitors? How do events like Valle Country Fair serve to "introduce" people to an area theyd like to visit in the future? How do social media impressions convert into dollars for our local business community? On this edition of the podcast series, we discuss numbers...and how visibility leads to visitors...and how that brings the next generation of mountain tourists to our doorstep. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. This program can be heard each Thursday morning at 10:05 on WATA RADIO (1450AM/96.5FM). http://www.goblueridge.net The podcast edition of this program is presented each week by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

27m
Oct 20
2022 Watauga County Meet the Candidates Forum - Watauga County Sheriff

The Watauga County Meet the Candidates forum was broadcast live from the Appalachian Theatre on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The event was co-hosted by the Boone Area and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce. The race for the Watauga County Sheriff includes incumbent Sheriff Len Hagaman (D) and challenger David Searcy (R). Thanks to JSA Productions for making the audio of these forums available in podcast form. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

48m
Oct 13
2022 Watauga County Meet the Candidates Forum - Watauga County Board of Commissioners

The Watauga County Meet the Candidates forum was broadcast live from the Appalachian Theatre on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The event was co-hosted by the Boone Area and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce. The race for the Watauga County Board of Commissioners includes incumbents Billy Kennedy and Larry Turnbow and challengers Todd Castle, Angela King, Braxton Eggers, and Melissa Tausche.  Thanks to JSA Productions for making this audio available in podcast form. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

1h 4m
Oct 13
2022 Watauga County Meet the Candidates Forum - Watauga County Board of Education

The Watauga County Meet the Candidates forum was broadcast live from the Appalachian Theatre on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The event was co-hosted by the Boone Area and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce. The race for the Watauga County Board of Education includes incumbents Marshall Ashcraft, Gary Childers, and Jay Fenwick along with challengers Chad Cole, Jennifer Hanifan, and Dustin Kerley. Thanks to JSA productions for making these recordings available in podcast form. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

1h 12m
Oct 13
2022 Watauga County Meet the Candidates Forum - US House 5th District

The Watauga County Meet the Candidates forum was broadcast live from the Appalachian Theatre on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The event was co-hosted by the Boone Area and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce. The race for the US House 5th District includes incumbent Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R) against challenger Kyle Parrish (D). Thanks to JSA Productions for making the audio of these forums available in podcast form. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

37m
Oct 13
2022 Watauga County Meet the Candidates Forum - NC House District 93

The Watauga County Meet the Candidates forum was broadcast live from the Appalachian Theatre on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The event was co-hosted by the Boone Area and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce. The race for NC House District 93 includes incumbent Representative Ray Pickett (R) and challenger Ben Massey (D).  Thanks to JSA Productions for making this audio available in podcast form. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

29m
Oct 13
Mind Your Business - Ben Henderson - Boone Sunrise Rotary Annual Fruit Sale

In communities like ours, the support of local service-based organizations remains a critical component of the quality of life that makes our area unique. The local civic organizations, groups, and families that raise funds for these organizations and projects, help provide a difference-making impact on the community as a whole. On this weeks , we visit with BEN HENDERSON, Co-chair of Fundraising for the BOONE SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB https://www.facebook.com/BooneSunriseRotary/. Its time for the clubs ANNUAL FRUIT SALE https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/729293, and well get information about ordering and the delivery window that will ensure you have your products by the holidays. A full 100% of the net proceeds from thus fundraiser go to support projects and grants funded by Boone Sunrise Rotary. Well hear about the types of projects that have been supported in the past and how the fruit you eat can help support the community you call home. is produced each week by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The program can be heard each Thursday morning at 10:05 on WATA RADIO (1450AM/96.5FM). http://www.goblueridge.net The podcast version of this program is supported each week by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. http://www.appalachiancre.com Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

27m
Oct 13
Mind Your Business - Valle Country Fair - John & Tracey Heiss

As the leaves begin to show their magical fall colors, thousands of visitors will make their way to the High Country over the next several weeks to experience the beauty of autumn in the mountains. One of the staple events that brings people to our area is the VALLE COUNTRY FAIR http://www.vallecountryfair.org. On this weeks episode of we hear from co-chairs John & Tracey Heiss about this years event schedule and the impact the Fair has on our local community. Well hear details on the artists scheduled to attend, the foods we can experience, and the changes to traffic patterns that have helped make entry to the Fair more expedient than ever before.  Proceeds from this annual event are reinvested in various High Country-based non-profit businesses, and well hear about specific plans for that investment along with ways our community can help volunteer throughout next week to ensure the Fair goes off without a hitch. is produced each week by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The show airs each Thursday at 10:05AM on WATA RADIO (96.5FM/1450AM) http://www.goblueridge.net. The podcast version of the program is made possible thanks to the support of APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

24m
Oct 06
Mind Your Business - Sara Crouch - OASIS

Quality of life is a defining characteristic of communities throughout our region. We rely on a number of local organizations and agencies to fuel the pursuit of advocacy and education in a way that supports residents throughout the High Country. On this weeks episode of we hear from SARA CROUCH, Director of Community Programs with OASIS http://www.oasisinc.org. She shares details on an awareness campaign that speaks to the depth of services OASIS provides in our community, beyond serving as an emergency shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We also discuss how OASIS educates business and employees about "red flags" that may serve as a hint that a person is dealing with issues outside of the workplace that are impacting performance. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The show can be heard each Thursday at 10:05AM on WATA RADIO (1450AM/96.5FM) http://www.goblueridge.net. This podcast version of the program is supported by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

27m
Sep 29
Mind Your Business - Wayne Randall - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC Boone Center

Health insurance open enrollment season is almost upon us. Which plans are right for you and your family? Can you gain affordable access to health insurance for your employees? Do you have healthcare needs in the coming year that will require you to make changes to your current policy? On this weeks installment of well hear from WAYNE RANDALL, Manager of the BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH CAROLINA BOONE RETAIL CENTER https://www.bluecrossnc.com/centers/boone. Hell share the dates for the upcoming open enrollment period and how the Boone-based BCBSNC team can answer some of the complex questions related to health insurance. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The program airs each Thursday at 10:05am on WATA RADIO http://www.goblueridge.net (96.5FM/1450AM) . The podcast version of the program is made possible by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

24m
Sep 22
Mind Your Business - Boone Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

There is a new logo on the door, but much of what remains behind the glass at BOONE CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, RAM https://www.boonenccdjr.com/ remains the same. The expert sales team, trained technicians, and friendly staff that made Ross Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram such a successful business have all transitioned under new ownership group that holds the same values for service and customer satisfaction. On this weeks we speak with General Manager Steve Silver and Ownership Partner Matt Matt Murchison  about the ownership transition, inventory updates, and what customers can expect in terms of the sales and service as they visit Boone Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.  The program can be heard each Thursday on WATA RADIO http://www.goblueridge.net (96.5FM/1450AM) at 10:05am. The podcast version of the program is supported by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

28m
Sep 15
Mind Your Business - Jonathan Allen - Allen Wealth Management

National discussion points around the economy continue to use phrases like inflation, stock market volatility, and interest rate hikes. What are the impacts of these indicators on our High Country financial picture? This weeks installment of features our quarterly check-in with JONATHAN ALLEN from ALLEN WEALTH MANAGEMENT http://www.allenwealthmanagement.com. Hell give updates on the key economic definitions of the day, while also giving you tips on how to best align your financial picture as we head toward the close of 2022. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. This program airs locally on WATA RADIO http://www.goblueridge.net (96.5FM/1450AM) each week at 10:05am. The podcast version of the program is presented each week by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

30m
Sep 08
Mind Your Business - Doug Gillin - App State prepares for one of its most anticipated football seasons

KIDD BREWER STADIUM https://appstatesports.com/facilities/kidd-brewer-stadium/3 offers one of the most unique college football atmospheres in the country. That ambiance will be supercharge this weekend as the Mountaineers welcome their former coach Mack Brown and his University of North Carolina Tar Heels for their first visit to The Rock. DOUG GILLIN, Director of Athletics at APPALACHIAN STATE http://www.appstatesports.com, shares details on this weeks anticipated gameday experience. He also talks about the current state of college football, and how Boone and the High Country can benefit from more games against regional rivals. Mind Your Business is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The program airs each Thursday morning at 10:05 on WATA RADIO (96.5FM/1450AM). http://www.goblueridge.net The podcast version is presented each week by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. http://www.appalachiancre.com  Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

26m
Sep 01
Mind Your Business - Kyle Petty & Shari Smith - Antlers & Acorns Songwriters Festival

The lyrics that make up our favorite songs inspire us, whether its to crank up the volume as we are riding down the road or perhaps even to take the next big chance in our life. ANTLERS & ACORNS: THE BOONE SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL http://www.workingtitlefarm.com/antlers-acorns-schedule/was built to connect music lovers with the songwriters that created these special personal connections. On this weeks we talk with event organizer SHARI SMITH, and get a full rundown of the Antlers & Acorns Schedule, which runs September 5-11 throughout Boone and Watauga County. Well also hear from NASCAR legend KYLE PETTY, a driver turned songwriter and author now that is racing days are in the past. He discusses how a live in motorsports lead him to picking up the guitar and becoming a performer. Petty also shares how Boone and Watauga County have long been a connection for he and his entire family, making his upcoming performance at the Appalachian Theatre even more special. Mind Your Business is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The program can be heard each Thursday morning at 10:05 on WATA (96.5/1450) RADIO http://www.goblueridge.net. The podcast version of the program is presented by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. http://www.appalachiancre.com Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

32m
Aug 25
Mind Your Business - Boone Area Chamber of Commerce Partners with Watauga County for administration of Economic Development program

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners and Boone Area Chamber of Commerce have REACHED A FUNDING AGREEMENT https://www.boonechamber.com/news/agreement-reached-with-watauga-county-to-coordinate-economic-development-programthat returns the Chamber to its role of coordinating and administrating the county’s Economic Development program. On this weeks we explain what is involved in a typical Economic Development relationship between a county and a local Chamber of Commerce, and how the Boone Area Chamber will work with local partners to create a county-wide strategy for this work. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and airs each Thursday morning at 10:05AM on WATA (1450AM/96.5FM) http://www.goblueridge.net. This podcast is made possible thanks to the sponsorship support of APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

24m
Aug 18
Mind Your Business - Spencer Hodges - Boone Drug, Inc

Long before things like Google, WebMD, and Facebook found themselves at the top of our list of trusted partners for medical information, communities like ours counted on local doctors and pharmacists to provide quality and accurate healthcare guidance. Thankfully, SPENCER HODGES, Corporate Pharmacy Manager at BOONE DRUG, INC, http://www.boonedrug.com is kind enough to visit with us each quarter to help educate us on prevalent topics related to health and wellness. This weeks episode of features some helpful information about COVID-19 treatments and new vaccines, and which one may be right for you. We also discuss some best practices to keep your entire family healthy as kids return to school. Boone Drug is also one of the largest private employers in our area, and many of the services they provide can be offered as helpful benefits to other businesses that seek to prioritize workplace wellness and talent retainment. Well discuss some of these opportunities, and how the local pharmacy can provide valuable resources to your business. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, and can be heard each Thursday at 10:05AM on WATA (96.5FM/1450AM) http://www.goblueridge.net. This podcast is made possible thanks to the support of APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com.  Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

26m
Aug 11
Mind Your Business - Ed Miller - App State New River Light & Power

Energy costs more right now, a statement we can across multiple sectors. Whether its at the gas pump or the thermostat, weve seen higher prices throughout 2022. While gas prices have been moving in a downward direction over the last couple of months, other energy sectors are still dealing with high production costs, meaning that change is passed along to the consumers of those services. APPALACHIAN STATE'S NEW RIVER LIGHT AND POWER https://nrlp.appstate.edu/ has worked hard to keep those costs down for Town of Boone residents and business, though the utility does anticipate a rate adjustment will be made in the near future. On this episode of GENERAL MANAGER ED MILLER joins us to explain why and when customers can expect to see an increase in their monthly bill. Hell also talk about some of the factors to look for when anticipating a retreat of those costs. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and can be heard each Thursday at 10:05AM on WATA (1450AM/96.5FM) IN BOONE http://www.goblueridge.net. The podcast version of our program is presented by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. http://www.appalachiancre.com Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

23m
Aug 04
Mind Your Business - The Children's Council of Watauga County

Supporting the workforce behind the workforce is an essential step to ensure businesses can meet their labor goals. Without the work of THE CHILDREN'S COUNCIL OF WATAUGA COUNTY http://www.thechildrenscouncil.org, we would see many more families overwhelmed by lack of childcare options, making the next paycheck that much harder to find. On this weeks installment of we hear from Executive Director ELISHA CHILDERS and TARA STOLLENMAIER, Fundraising and Outreach Director of The Childrens Council of Watauga County. Well get an update on the organizations current scope of work, which includes some pilot programs that are garnering national attention. Well also get the details on the organizations 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION https://www.thechildrenscouncil.org/celebrate45.html, which will help continue to fuel the effort of supporting young children and families in the High Country. is produced each week by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and can be heard each Thursday, at 10:05AM on WATA (1450AM/96.5FM) http://www.goblueridge.net.  This podcast is produced thanks to the support of APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

29m
Jul 28
Mind Your Business - The Road Home - Stop 3 - Peak Insurance Group

We have a special edition of the podcast series, as we bring you stop three of https://www.boonechamber.com/the-road-home When it became clear that the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce would need a temporary home between moves, former Chamber Board Chair, Chuck Eyler, and the Peak Insurance team generously offered space in their office at New Market Center. Their coffee is delicious! This roommate relationship also opened opportunities for both businesses to learn from one another as they each experienced periods of growth and change over the last year. What did the Chamber observe at Peak that helped guide its own staff transition? How has Peak Insurance bet on themselves to continue to grow one of the most successful independent insurances agencies in the State of North Carolina? The answers to these questions may just be the motivation you need to seek out that the partner that can keep you accountable and moving forward on your own journey. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. This podcast is sponsored by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com,  providing professional commercial real estate services here in the Boone area.   Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

22m
Jul 27
Mind Your Business - Finding our Why - Dr. Jim Street, Ridgeline Leadership

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will  open its new headquarters at Greenway Commons in Boone later this fall. Over the next several weeks, the Chamber will share the story of the conversations, partnerships, and member interactions that helped transform the idea of what "space" means to the organization. This series is simply called, https://www.boonechamber.com/the-road-homeand will include numerous details about the concept behind our move and the people that helped along the way. On this weeks we bring you the first of those formative conversations in a section we call The journey to finding a new home began back in May 2021 in the Clawson-Burnley Park Gazebo. Our staff met with DR. JIM STREET of RIDGELINE LEADERSHIP https://www.ridgelineleader.com/to discuss the Chambers STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK https://www.boonechamber.com/aboutus, and how the organization could re-imagine its use of space to better serve its membership in the wake of COVID-19.  is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and is presented by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com.  Hear this program on WATA (1450AM/96.5FM) radio each Thursday at 10:05am. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

24m
Jul 21
Mind Your Business - Senator Deanna Ballard - NC State Budget & Impact on Watauga County

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed the proposed FY22 NC State Budget into law recently https://ncchamber.com/2022/06/29/celebrating-a-win-sustainable-diversified-revenue-for-transportation/. How does this budget specifically impact Watauga County? This weeks features NC SENATOR DEANNA BALLARD https://www.ncleg.gov/Members/Biography/S/396, who represents Watauga County in the State legislature, and was very involved in crafting this years spending plan. Hear details about what this budget means on a State-wide level in terms of allocations and savings plans for the year ahead. Well also hear about budget impacts for State employees and educators as well as the allocations for numerous Watauga County agencies and interests. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with HIGH COUNTRY RADIO http://www.goblueridge.net. This podcast is sponsored by APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com, providing sales, leasing, consulting, and appraisal services to users of commercial real estate in the High Country. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

28m
Jul 14
Mind Your Business - Wendy Patoprsty - Middle Fork Greenway

In the High Country, the month of July means fireworks, the Highland Games, and the Roundup for the Middle Fork Greenway! The MIDDLE FORK GREENWAY http://www.middleforkgreenway.org/ is a multi-use recreational trail being developed to connect Blowing Rock to Boone, providing residents and visitors of all ages safe and healthy access to the natural world while protecting the environment and strengthening our local economy.  The Middle Fork Greenway is a BLUE RIDGE CONSERVANCY http://www.blueridgeconservancy.com project in partnership with the Town of Blowing Rock, Town of Boone and Watauga County.  With the help of many partners and driven by input from community members, the Middle Fork Greenway is coming to life segment by segment. On this weeks episode of we visit with WENDY PATOPRSTY, DIRECTOR OF THE MIDDLE FORK GREENWAY, as she provides updates on the project and details about how Blue Ridge Conservancy hopes to leverage this years roundup proceeds. For a list of local businesses participating in the Roundup for the Middle Fork Greenway, as well as other updates surrounding the project, PLEASE CLICK HERE https://www.facebook.com/middleforkgreenway/. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, thanks to a partnership between HIGH COUNTRY RADIO http://www.goblueridge.net and APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. http://www.appalachiancre.com Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

33m
Jul 07
Mind Your Business - 4th of July Weekend Festivities

This weeksbrings our 4th of July calendar into focus, with the scoop on parades, fireworks, and other celebrations that mark one of the busiest tourism weekends of the year in our community. Well also share details on some Chamber calendar items, including three ribbon cuttings planned for the month of July and information about our upcoming celebration to commemorate 150 years of business in Boone. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, thanks to a partnership between APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com and HIGH COUNTRY RADIO http://www.goblueridge.net. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

23m
Jun 30
Mind Your Business - An Appalachian Summer Festival

The summer of music continues in the High Country.  After back-to-back successful weekends that included the High Country Jazz Festival and Boonerang, we settle in for even more quality entertainment over the next month. On this weeks episode of , we talk with organizers of the 2022 installment of http://www.appsummer.org. Well hear about the festivals roots and development into a signature High Country event. Well also get a comprehensive list of artists and shows for the entire month of July. Mind Your Business is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce,  thanks in part to a partnership between http://www.appalachiancre.com and http://www.goblueridge.net. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

29m
Jun 23
Mind Your Business - Mark Freed - Boonerang Festival

Get the full scoop on the BOONEERANG MUSIC FESTIVAL https://www.boonerangfest.com/from MARK FREED, Director of Cultural Resources for the Town of Boone. is produced by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce thanks in part to a partnership between APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com and HIGH COUNTRY RADIO http://www.goblueridge.net. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

20m
Jun 16
Mind Your Business - Jonathan Allen - Allen Wealth Management

As buzzwords and phrases like inflation, recession, gas prices, and market volatility permeate our daily conversations, many of us are asking what these economic trends truly mean to own financial realities. This weeks aims to answer some of those questions, as we use our quarterly check-in with JONATHAN ALLEN, of ALLEN WEALTH MANAGEMENT http://www.allenwealthmanagement.com, to gauge how the financial topics of the day are translating to living and working in the High Country. is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce thanks to a partnership between APPALACHIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE http://www.appalachiancre.com and HIGH COUNTRY RADIO http://www.goblueridge.net. Support the show https://www.boonechamber.com/membership-information

26m
Jun 09