• S.T.I.R Business After Hours

  • Chamber member businesses are invited to join us for our 2018 S.T.I.R. business after hours events. Welook forward to seeing you!

    Socialize – Starting and growing business relationships is what these gatherings are all about. Combine that with great food and drinks at the end of the business day, at a location that is eager to share something new with you, and a group of friendly hometown business people. You'll get to know fellow business leaders and owners who want to know you as well. Meet and greet in a relaxed, social setting and learn more about each other.

    Talk - Sharing upcoming events, business specials, and new ideas is what makes businesses thrive and grow. Maybe you’ve been wearing all the hats at your business and you’ve found some ways to streamline your day. Share your story and make a difference for someone else, and be prepared to learn something new yourself! And besides, who says it has to be all about business? Sometimes putting a personal spin on an idea can break the ice!

    Interact – We’re a well-rounded Chamber, with gifted members from all walks of life. Do you tend to be outgoing? Find someone who may be new or unfamiliar with the group, and introduce yourself; then introduce them to someone you know. Sometimes all it takes is that ONE thing to make a real difference for someone else – and for you too!

    Remember – Follow up with just one business person that you met or an old friend you caught up with at STIR. One new business connection can translate into new business. Call them up or send an email – or better yet make plans to meet them for lunch – we’ve got some terrific restaurants in the neighborhood!

    The STIR; NOW we’re doing business…after hours!

  • 2019 S.T.I.R. Schedule of Events 2019 S.T.I.R. Schedule of Events

  • January 24: Mega Mixer! Dillsboro Chocolate Factory-Waynesville - Combined with Haywood County Chamber                

    February 28: Gallery One & Cotton Leigh Bakery

    March 28: Dogwood Crafters

    April 24: Chamber Golf Tournament – Sequoyah National, Cherokee

    May 8: Blue Ridge Premier Realty (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)

    June 20: N/A

    July 18: Big Mike Colombo State Farm Insurance

    August 22: Nantahala Brewing luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

    September 26: Sylva Block Party – Mill Street Businesses

    October 24: Holiday Inn & Morris Broadband

    November 19: Chamber Holiday Party, Lulu's on Main, 5-7 p.m.

    As always, the Chamber will partner with Town and Rec Dept. to host Concerts on the Creek each Friday night from 7-9 pm, beginning Memorial Day and concluding Labor Day!


    • Events are subject to change. Always check your invitation card.
    • Events begin at 5 p.m. (unless otherwise posted) and last approximately 1 hour.
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  • On Thursday, July 18, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce held a STIR Business After Hours event at Big Mike Colombo's new State Farm Insurance office. Located at 98 Cope Creek Rd., Suite C, the chamber's ambassador team held a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for its new members. WRGC Radio did a live broadcast from the event, which was catered by Zaxby's, Dunkin' Donuts, and Haywood Smokehouse. There were lots of great door prizes, corn hole boards, free swag, cold drinks, and office tours. For more information about Big Mike Colombo's State Farm Insurance office, call (828) 354-0007. From left are Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Spiro, chamber ambassadors Matt Saenger, Karson Walston, State Farm staff member Jaymee Dawson, Leigh Colombo, Big Mike Colombo, ambassadors Steve Baxley, Patricia Stanberry, Carroll Smith, Beth Bell, Ina Sams, Brandi Warner, Brett Woods, and Natalie Newman.

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