People are always impressed by the number of artists living in and around Cherokee County. From live music at local establishments to our very own Goldhagen Art Glass Studio, we’re an experience that simply can’t be replicated.
While you can find David Goldhagen’s art glass in places like New York and Philadelphia, it’s all created in his studio right here in Hayesville, North Carolina. To watch this process is truly amazing…
You can schedule a time to tour his studio and watch from the viewing balcony as he creates, just give him a call to schedule a tour. BUT… I highly recommend his Hot Summer Nights concert series. Get to know locals and visitors as you enjoy live music and truly experience David’s time-honored techniques as he produces bold, vibrant sculptures along the shores of Lake Chatuge.
You’ll definitely want to take home a souvenir so be sure to explore the Goldhagen Gallery during your visit. David’s sculptures, fused glass, ornaments, platters, and all of his creations make a truly one-of-a-kind gift that is sure to be a conversation piece. If you’re traveling, no worries! Goldhagen Art Glass Studio will happily ship your items for you.
The kids aren’t the only ones to enjoy art, the Valley River Arts Guild hosts a variety of classes for adults at The MAC throughout the year. From guitar lessons to watercolor, the opportunities to express yourself creatively are endless. Just across the street at Trudy’s Creations, you can also enjoy acrylic pouring classes or purchase one of many handcrafted designs. If you’re looking for a unique conversation piece for your home or that one-of-a-kind gift, be sure to explore our locally owned shops at the August 2nd Art Walk.
Each month Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce hosts an AfterHours networking event. Bojangles’ will be our host on July 18th in Murphy from 5:00 – 7:00pm. We invite our members, local businesses, and entrepreneurs to join us! We offer door prizes and select our Member of the Month and Ambassador of the Month from those in attendance. Be sure to bring your business cards and stay a while!
Thursday, June 13th Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce AfterHours at Valley River RV Resort in Murphy. Many thanks to our hosts: Jean-Marie Harrison – Resort General Manager, Billy Harrison – Operations Manager, Loren Snyder and Ron & Judy Schweitzer.
Chick-fil-A may be located in Blairsville, Georgia but they’re great neighbors that reach out in their community and the surrounding counties: Cherokee, Clay, Towns, and Fannin. They truly are “For the Five!” You’ll see their sandwiches at the concession stand at local ball games, in community schools, and they even treated all 80 of our golfers to a complimentary lunch at our Chamber Golf Classic at Mountain Harbour Golf Club.
When you visit Chick-fil-A in Blairsville, you’ll be impressed by the ever-efficient drive-thru, seasonal milk shakes, friendly service, and you’ll always get exactly what you ordered. If you can’t make it to Blairsville, no worries! They cater and you know your guests will be happy to “eat mor chikin” at your event. Stop by to see them at Forks and Corks – Local Savor for a taste of that infamous chicken and chat about all they offer For the Five!
Introducing our May 2019 Ambassador of the month; Debbie Bruce, owner of Creative Designs here in Murphy and recently retired Instructor at Tri-County Community College teaching esthetics. Being the owner of a successful full service beauty salon and a full time teacher you might wonder how Debbie finds the time to be an Ambassador for the Chamber. Well, it is because Debbie not only has seemingly boundless energy but she is an unfailing supporter of our Chamber of Commerce and the community.
Moving to the area in 1979, Debbie has seen the region’s ups and downs but always believed she was lucky to live here. Married to John Bruce of Mountain Insurance, Debbie raised a family here and understands the value of small town living. We encourage you to meet Debbie if you are one of the few who do not know her. Come to one of our events – you are so sure to see her there… because she is newly retired. Congratulations Debbie!