The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce, located in downtown Banner Elk, North Carolina, at the stop light. It occupies a historic building which was once the Village Grocer.
The Chamber is staffed entirely by hard working volunteers that donate their time to ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the chamber and to represent all the Chamber businesses.
As a new Chamber member, we will send an email blast to all other members letting them know you have joined and we will feature your business on the home page of our website.
There are many more benefits of being a part of the Chamber and they extend beyond advertising and marketing.
Member Benefits – Chamber Website and Business Directory Listing: All members are listed on the chamber website. Businesses are listed in categories including Lodging, Hotels, Bed and Breakfast, Attractions, Recreation, Real Estate, Restaurant, Shopping, Services, Arts and Galleries, and more. The directory is displayed at the Chamber of Commerce on a large touch screen computer for visitors to use, it is also easy to view on a smartphone or tablet.
Member Benefits – Referrals: The Chamber Office located at the center of Banner Elk and is a hotspot for area visitors. Everyone entering the Chamber is looking for something. The volunteers help visitors and callers find whatever they’re looking for; hotels, food, activities, shopping and much more.
Businesses are also encouraged to bring printed material to the Chamber office for display to visitors and guests.
Member Benefits – Chamber Events- Each year the chamber puts on great community events, including Summer Concerts in the Park, 4th of July Parade and Christmas in the Park with the Parade of Lights. We encourage our members to become involved in these events!
Member Benefits – Networking: The Business After Hours Program is an opportunity for businesses to host other Chamber members and showcase their business. It’s also a chance for members to meet each other and learn about other businesses and how they can work together.
Annual Dues: $150 Businesses
$75 Individuals, Churches, Non-profits
One of our helpful volunteers will be more than happy to answer your questions and get you started.
2017 BECC General Monthly Meetings
February 8, 2017- Sorrento's at the Chef's Table
March 8, 2017- Carolina Mountain Life magazine
April 12, 2017- VPC Builders
May 10, 2017- Lees-McRae College
June 14, 2017- The Lodge at River Run
July 12, 2017- Eagles Nest with the Avery County Chamber
August 9, 2017- Apple Hill Farm
September 13, 2017- Premier Sotheby's
October 11, 2017- Holston Camp and Retreat
November 8, 2017- The Barn at Cornerstone Cabins
The Chamber's Monthly Meetings/After-Hours are great opportunities to “show off your business” and are a lot of fun. The events start at 6:00 and usually end no later than 7:30 PM. You can also partner with another business to host one of these fun evenings.
They will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, starting with February and ending with November.
Hosting member(s) will provide refreshments to include beverages (non-alcoholic or wine and beer). Chamber will donate $100.00 towards the purchase of these refreshments at each event.
Chamber will also bring the adhesive name badges and markers. We will also be contacting the hosting member(s) a week or so prior to the event as a reminder and to see if they need anything.
There will be introductions during the event, giving everyone a chance to talk about their business.
There will be a Sign-In sheet for everyone to sign with their name and their business name so that the host will have a record of who attended their event.
Everyone is encouraged to bring business cards to assist with networking opportunities, as well as a business card and $1.00 for a drawing.
Banner Elk, NC is a great place to make your vacation destination! The town offers all varieties of lodging to suit every need and budget, great locally owned restaurants, and fun activities year round. Whether you are looking for a fun outdoor adventure with friends, a romantic getaway, or an unforgettable family vacation you will find it in Banner Elk! Our Chamber prides itself in providing information to our visitors and is always available to help you find the information you need. Call 828-898-8395 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org