Page 1

EXPERIENCE

An Open Door Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center Internet solutions for WNC

Chestnut Ridge: A place where dreams are made

Leadership Advocacy Development Innovation

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

www.visitncsmokies.com 800-334-9036

2

It All Starts With A Visit


Experience Haywood 2017

|

www.HaywoodChamber.com

3


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

Contents FEATURES:

RESOURCES:

Community

Food & Drink

Farewells to Dr. Laura Leatherwood and George Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Birchwood Hall: From farm to plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Business of the Year

Craft beer, spirits industry booming in Haywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

An Open Door: Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center . . . . 10

Entrepreneur of the Year

Haywood’s first craft distillery opens in Maggie Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Community Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Leisure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Membership Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Membership A-Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Outdoors

Skyrunner Internet offering complete internet solutions for WNC . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Island of green: HCC’s gardens are a unique part of campus . . . . . . . . . . 31

Business Start-up

Businesses of the Month

Chestnut Ridge: A place where dreams are made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Recognizing the contributions of local businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

ON THE COVER: The porch at Boojum Brewing in downtown Waynesville is a popular spot for craft beer lovers. A SHOT ABOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

BOARD MEMBERS Nyda Bittmann-Neville TNB Consulting Group Martha Bradley Cannon Law Firm Tommy Bourque Entegra Bank James Caldwell Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Ira Dove Haywood County Government Jack Ewing Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center

Michael Ferguson Evergreen Packaging Ken Flynt WCU-College of Business Rod Harkleroad Haywood Regional Medical Center Travis Hyatt M.B Haynes Corporation Bruce Johnson Champion Janitorial Supply Jonathan Key The Mountaineer Steve McNeil Northwestern Mutual

Scott McLeod Smoky Mountain News Jake Robinson Champion Credit Union John Tench HomeTrust Bank Jason Walls Duke Energy Fred Waring Waynesville Automotive Derek Wenzel Wenzel & Wenzel PPL Lorinda Whaley First Citizens Bank

MISSION STATEMENT To create and sustain a successful economic environment.

AMBASSADORS Andy Bailey, Caleb Tate, Candra Smith, Carol Adams, CeCe Hipps, Fred Waring, Glenn Kavanaugh, Hayden Honercamp, Jack Synder, James Guerriere, John Patterson, Katrina Evans, Katy Gould, Kim Turpin, Laura Tragesser, Melissa Tinsley, Michelle Fortin, Nicki Crumpton, Nicole Ferrell, Nyda Bittman-Neville, Rick Smith, Robyn Morris, Rob Roland, Ryan Jones, Stacy Overbay, Tommy Pinkston, Travis Hyatt, David Jordan

VISITOR CENTER VOLUNTEERS Lois Beery, Rose LaBerge

STAFF Ce Ce Hipps President Craig Day Business and Community Relations Beth Pratt Office and Membership Coordinator

4

Richard Tirrell Accountant Bryn McNeil Visitor Center Staff Mark Clasby Economic Development Council Director

Serving all of Haywood County including Clyde, Canton, Maggie Valley and Waynesville 28 Walnut Street Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 P: 828.456.3021 • F: 828.452.7265

ONLINE RESOURCES Haywood Chamber HaywoodChamber.com

Young Professionals YPHaywood.com


From the President

Experience Haywood 2017

plastic bottles are buried in the landďŹ ll each day. We can help your business become green.

www.recyclemorenc.org

www.HaywoodChamber.com

3 out of 4

|

The Haywood Chamber of Commerce is investing in the nurturing and promotion of a positive and competitive business environment. In this environment, businesses, prospective businesses and residents will have the confidence to invest in Haywood County. This year has been challenging, but we have also had growth in each of our economic sectors. We are prepared to meet those challenges with our leadership, innovation, advocacy and strategic planning. Our short-term goals are to assist small businesses attract new revenue. Our long-term goals are to seek businesses that are looking to expand or relocate to Haywood County. One major focus will be workforce preparedness to pair businesses that have jobs available with a prepared workforce. Let me highlight several of the new tools and initiatives we implemented this past year: n Chamber University and Chamber Learning Network — These are online instructional videos in the areas of marketing, staff development and financial planning. n E-Certify — service to electronically process documents and simplify a crucial step in the export process for Haywood County companies. n Video archives of Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings, Women In Business and Issues and Eggs speakers, which are then distributed through our various media outlets for educational and promotional purposes. n Increased business visibility to 70,000 website users per year to the Southeast and surrounding counties. n Increased assistance to our community partners with strategic planning and technical assistance. n Elevated the experience at Issues and Eggs and Women in Business. n Increased our participation with First Benefits to lower your cost on Workman's Compensation Insurance. n Parlayed with local government agencies concerning needs in the community. n Held regular roundtable discussion with leaders of industry sectors to listen and provide assistance. With that being said we pledge not to rest on our successes but to continue to move in a positive and productive manner. This is what you can expect new this year: n Development of the Haywood Chamber App to centralize information and be the window to Haywood County. n One-stop shop for our community and visitors with great resources for our community. n Regional Business Expo August 8, 2018. n Enhanced advertising and member listing opportunities on our website at little or no cost. n Partner with lead agencies to develop and implement programs that address our workforce development needs in Haywood County. Thank you for your unwavering partnership with the Haywood County Chamber, our businesses and our future. Sincerely

CeCe Hipps, President

5


FAREWELL

Dr. Laura Leatherwood The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

President of Haywood Community College On July 1st, I assumed the position of president of Blue Ridge Community College (in Henderson County). Leaving Haywood County is sort of a bittersweet moment for me. I look over the last 28 years I’ve been in Haywood County. I look at my time involved with the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, Haywood Community College, with the Economic Development Commission, and other nonprofits, and I see that I have made an impact and a difference. And that’s really important to me. Things don’t happen overnight. It’s not a one-year or two-year or

five-year venture. It is a lifetime investment that you make in the community. And Ron [Leatherwood] and I have always believed that if you make a living from a community — and you live and are part of being in a community — you have an obligation to give back to it, of your time, money, service and friendship to the community. The things that I’ll remember the most are the people and the friendship. The people of Haywood County want to always make this place better for business, and especially for residents and visitors. It’s a strong bond that we will always have with each other.

George Marshall President of Haywood Vocational Opportunities I’ve been with the company for many years. I had no idea when I first came that it would lead to where we are today. I don’t intend to “retire,” but I will remain to be really involved in the community. That’s my plan. I wanted to be involved in the community, and I’ve been fortunate to be involved in the community. We’ve been very fortunate to grow as we have, to be part of the community with well over 400 employees. That’s something I, and the

Mountain Credit Union Mortgage Loans Made Easy Our Mortgage Loan Originator will help you through every step of the mortgage process! 828-452-2216 www.mountaincu.org 721 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786

company, are very proud of, as well as our true mission of placing people in employment. I have learned a lot from others over the years. And I’ve tried to take what I’ve learned to better ourselves at HVO, and to push forward, to form relationships and partnerships with others. Together we grow. And if we can’t do that with each other, and learn from each other, and grow with each other, then we won’t be progressive in Haywood County. You can’t expect results overnight. You’ve got to be dedicated. You’ve got to be committed to your community, and to what you do. It doesn’t happen tomorrow, but you’ve got to continue to keep a focus. And most importantly, dedication to not only yourself, your family, but also your community that you engage with every day.

At Kim’s We Specialize in Health & Wellness. OFFERING EDUCATION ON • Diabetes • Gut & Immune System

Have special needs with your prescription? Ask about compounding. We also invite you to check out our website to order refills or read our blog

366 RUSS AVE., WAYNESVILLE (BiLo Shopping Center)

Local Decisions Local Offices Local People Local Commitment 6

828.452.2313 kimsrx.com


WAYNESVILLE Waynesville is Haywood County’s largest town and county seat, containing both the Haywood County Courthouse and town of Waynesville offices. Single-family homes and retail stores surround the historic downtown with its quaint brick sidewalks, galleries, breweries, gourmet restaurants, clothing and gift stores. Locals mingle with droves of tourists for daily lunches, downtown festivals and gallery strolls. On the outskirts of town, mountain homes look across the valley below with views of the Smoky Mountains stretching for miles. The town was founded by Robert Love, a Revolutionary War colonel born in Virginia, and named after “Mad” Anthony Wayne, a Revolutionary War hero. After the war Love, his wife and 10 children relocated from their home in what is now part of eastern Tennessee to Haywood County’s Richland Creek area. Love was a wealthy man who had inherited a fortune and worked as a land speculator, lawyer, justice of the peace, surveyor, state senator and clerk of court. In 1809, Love donated 17 acres for the town of Waynesville, which was where the courthouse, jail and stocks were to be built. A main street and cross street were plotted, along with a public square and 30 half acre lots. The public square was located at the intersection of Main Street and Cross Street — today known as Church Street on one end and East Street on the other. The town of Hazelwood, incorporated in 1905, was a town in and of its own right until it merged with Waynesville in 1995. The tiny town initially housed employees at W.H. Cole’s sawmill, but then grew to contain several industries including a furniture factory, a tannery, and a shoe and boot factory. Houses constructed in the area tend not to have basements, due to a high water table. Hazelwood is home to the Folkmoot Friendship Center, headquarters of the state’s official international festival, celebrated each year in July. The original downtown area of Hazelwood has its own unique personality and is now home to a small cluster of restaurants, a coffee shop, and specialty retail stores. Nearby communities include Allens Creek, Hyatt Creek, Balsam and Saunook.

COMMUNITY

Communities OF HAYWOOD COUNTY

CANTON The neighboring towns of Canton and Clyde are the bedrock of eastern Haywood County. Canton largely grew up out of service to what is now the Evergreen Packaging, a large paper mill on the banks of the Pigeon River. Many of the homes in the area, particularly in downtown Canton, are architectural gems. The tiny but well-designed buildings housed mill workers and managers. The town rose in the early 1900s and was a bustle of activity Haywood County. Canton’s downtown buildings are an interesting mix of styles with notable structures such as the Imperial Hotel. Built soon after the rail-

7


DISTANCES (FROM COUNTY SEAT OF WAYNESVILLE)

The Haywood

Asheville, NC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 miles Atlanta, GA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 miles Birmingham, AL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 miles Charlotte, NC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 miles Charleston, SC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 miles Greenville, SC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 miles Knoxville, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 miles Lexington, KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 miles Nashville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 miles Raleigh, NC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 miles Richmond, VA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 miles Winston-Salem, NC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 miles

Statistics POPULATION 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,631 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59,036 Median Resident Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

CLIMATE & LAND Average High Temperature. . . . 70.7 degrees Average Low Temperature . . . . . 50 degrees Average Rainfall . . . . . . . . . . 52 inches/year Average Snowfall . . . . . . . . . 14 inches/year Square Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553.66 Highest Elevation . 6,410-foot Richland Balsam Rivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pigeon River Lakes . . . . . . . . Lake Junaluska, Lake Logan

TAXES, PROPERTY & FINANCES Sales Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.75 percent 2017 County Property Tax per $100 Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.585 2017 Canton Municipal Property Tax per $100 Value. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.58 2017 Clyde Municipal Property Tax per $100 Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.43 2017 Maggie Valley Municipal Property Tax per $100 Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.43 2017 Waynesville Municipal Property Tax per $100 Value. . . . . . . . . . $0.4857 2014 Median Value Owner-Occupied Housing Units . . . . . . . . . . . . $157,200 2016 Median Family Income . . . . . . $63,282

MAJOR EMPLOYERS (FULL TIME EMPLOYEES) Evergreen Inc. (Paper Products) . . . . . . 1,024 Haywood County Schools . . . . . . . . . . 883 Haywood Regional Medical Center . . . . 808 Consolidated Metco (Truck Parts) . . . . . . 475 Haywood County Government . . . . . . . . 471 Walmart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391 Haywood Vocational Opportunities (Disposable Medical Supplies) . . . . . . 335 Giles Chemicals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Town of Waynesville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Haywood Community College . . . . . . . . 167

REGIONAL AIRPORTS Asheville Regional Airport, NC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.684.2226 AVL Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, SC . . . 864.877.7426 GSP Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, GA . . . 800.897.1910 ATL McGhee Tyson Airport Knoxville, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . 865.342.3000 TYS

8

Haywood Chamber of Commerce 28 Walnut St. • Waynesville, NC 28786 828.456.3021 (p) • 828.452.7265 (f)

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7% (April) 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.9% Annual

GOVERNMENT Haywood County. . . . . . . . . . . 828.452.6625 Town of Canton . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.648.2363 Town of Clyde . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.627.2566 Town of Maggie Valley. . . . . . . 828.926.0866 Town of Waynesville . . . . . . . . 828.452.2491

UTILITIES & SERVICES Progress Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 800.452.2777 Haywood County EMC . . . . . . . 828.452.2281 Duke Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800.943.7585 AT&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.780.2355 Charter Communications . . . . . 877.728.3814 Dish Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800.617.4835 Town of Clyde . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.627.2566 Town of Canton . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.648.2363 Town of Maggie Valley. . . . . . . 828.926.0866 Town of Waynesville . . . . . . . . 828.456.2031

www.haywoodchamber.com

NEWSPAPERS

Information compiled from local data sources and U.S. Census Bureau figures.

The Mountaineer. . . . . . . . . . . 828.452.0661 The Smoky Mountain News . . 828.452.4251


COMMUNITY

LAKE JUNALUSKA

CLYDE Located east of Waynesville and west of Canton, Clyde is largely a residential community with a small central business district. Clyde’s location makes it a great place for commuters with jobs in the region’s larger towns. Clyde is home to Haywood Community College, with its renowned professional crafts program, and Haywood Regional Medical Center, the largest hospital in the three-county Med-

West Health System. The town is also home to what is thought to be the oldest house in Haywood County, the Shook-Smathers Home. Jacob Shook, a Revolutionary War veteran, built the house in 1795. It began as a log house, but the home’s attic was turned into a large chapel. Today, the restored home is a museum. The township of Clyde officially was formed in 1877, but was not incorporated until 1889. The town’s boundary forms a perfect circle. It is said that the circle’s midpoint was a knothole in a floorboard of the town’s train station, and from that knothole a geometric circle was drawn and all the area within that circle became part of the town. Nearby communities include Ratcliff Cove, Stamey Cove and Thickety.

www.HaywoodChamber.com

road reached Canton around 1880, it was originally a private home. Over the years it was advertised as “one of the best commercial hotels of the $2 class in this state,” and in 1918 was renovated to become separate offices, shops and residences. The town’s Main Street Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and several new businesses have opened in recent years including restaurants, a brewery and a bakery. Just south of Canton is Bethel, a rural community located in an open valley north of the now-famous Cold Mountain. The community provides a rural escape where you’ll also find a local restaurant, gas station, produce stand or home-run business dotting the miles of rolling pasture land tucked in between mountain peaks. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest are easily accessible via U.S. 276 or N.C. 215 from Bethel. Cruso is south of Bethel along U.S. 276. The community proclaims itself “Nine miles of friendly people and one old grouch.” There’s even an annual contest to elect the old grouch. Nearby communities include Beaverdam, Dutch Cove, Hominy, Pigeon, Newfound and Sunburst.

|

MAGGIE VALLEY The eastern gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Maggie Valley was incorporated as a tourist town, a fact evident by its mix of family restaurants, music and entertainment venues, rental properties and souvenir stores. The town is a bustling center of activity throughout the year and a hotspot for motorcyclists. Maggie Valley got its name after one of the valley’s 1860s settlers, John Sidney Setzer, realized the town was in need of a post office. No name, no post office, the government said. Four suggestions were sent to Washington, three of them being Setzer’s daughters’ names — Cora, Mettie and Maggie. Maggie was selected, but it wasn’t until about 1947 that the word “valley” was added. Miss Maggie is still around, portrayed by a volunteer who wears a yellow bonnet, waves to passing cars and appears at festivals. The Wheels Through Time transportation museum houses what some consider the world’s finest collection of vintage motorcycles, and nearly all of them still run. The museum — which also has a classic car collection — attracts visitors from throughout the world and has been featured in several television specials. Maggie Valley also boasts Haywood County’s first distillery, Elevated Mountain, which is open for tours and tastings. Cataloochee Ski Area, also in Maggie Valley, is one of the South’s premier ski resorts. Nearby communities include Dellwood, Jonathan Creek, Hemphill, Ivy Hill, Soco, Rabbit Skin, White Oak and approaching the Tennessee Line, Fines Creek, Harmon’s Den, and Panther Creek.

Experience Haywood 2017

Lake Junaluska is the assembly for the Southeast Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church and home to the World Methodist Council. For many years the Lake was a private community; however, it is now open to the public for walking, jogging, boating, fishing and swimming in its pool, as well as vacation rentals and dining. Its stone chapel with a lakeside location is a very popular site for weddings. The lake and surrounding area were created as a Methodist retreat with homesites along the shoreline. The first building constructed at the lake was Shackleford Hall in 1923. It was not finished until the 1950s. Lake Junaluska residents and Waynesville residents are expected to decide in a November 2015 referendum whether to merge Lake Junaluska into Waynesville. Nearby communities include Crabtree and Iron Duff.

Sources: Haywood County – A Brief History, by Janet Threlkeld Webb; Annals of Haywood County, by William Allen.

9


An Open Door Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center


OF BUSINESS THE YEAR

“God has given us this gift of the mountains. And we have to figure out — in Haywood County — how we can take advantage of using that gift for our economy. The reality is that [Haywood County] is an unbelievable place to live and work.” — Jack Ewing

Steve Yocom photo

11


It’s about having an open door, to residents and visitors alike. “God has given us this gift of the mountains,” said Jack Ewing. “And we have to figure out — in Haywood County — how we can take advantage of using that gift for our economy. The reality is that [Haywood County] is an unbelievable place to live and work.” Executive Director of the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, Ewing is at the helm of a new and exciting era for the property. Even though it lost over a million dollars in funding from the United Methodist Church in recent years due to cutbacks, Lake Junaluska shifted its focus, and all for the better. “We’ve just completed our fifth year in a row of being in ‘the black,’ where we have balanced our budget, despite the fact we’re receiving less in operational support from the [UMC],” Ewing said. “But, it was a gift, because it has helped us sharpen our focus, and to embrace for-profit principles, even though we’re a not-

12

for-profit organization.” Ewing pointed to the key issue that Lake Junaluska looked to solve — how do you optimize revenue, but also provide high-quality service, all while controlling expenses? For a brief period, Lake Junaluska had to tighten its belt, to “weather the storm” of economic hardship, before it could build back up to previous high points. “Well, we ended up getting smaller than we were before, fewer staff people,” Ewing said. “In the summertime, we got down to 220 employees. But, [since we’ve built back up,] we’re back to around 300 employees.” Ewing felt the only way to keep Lake Junaluska “in the black” was to continue to remain an open door to Haywood County and greater Western North Carolina. This meant ensuring longtime partnerships with other local businesses, and also creating new relationships with other areas of the regional economy. And it’s that mindset that has brought Lake Junaluska financial stability.

“It’s an affirmation that if you have clarity of focus — a clear mission to target your audience and who you serve — you can provide a highquality experience within Lake Junaluska and with other amenities in Haywood County,” Ewing said. “If people came to Lake Junaluska to just stay on the grounds, we couldn’t meet all their needs. But, we can [meet those needs] when we include all the great things we have here in Haywood County — we’re a private not-for-profit organization and community, which is basically open to the public.” For more than a century, Lake Junaluska has been a small slice of heaven on earth for the residents that lives on the property. Add in the thousands of yearly church visitors from around the world — and the countless members of the general public who utilize its waters and walking paths daily — and you have a geographical and economic centerpiece for Haywood County. “What’s the value of having a place like Lake Junaluska?” Ewing asked. “Well, there are few


Great Selection. Great Prices. Great Service. Great People.

Shop us online @ www.taylorfordonline.com

Experience Haywood 2017 |

MOUNTAIN REALTY

Dan Womack OWNER

CELL:

828.243.1126

OFFICE: 828.452.9393

www.HaywoodChamber.com

places in the world that have the beauty of Lake Junaluksa.” And that beauty isn’t just physical, it’s also melodic. With the resounding success of the inaugural “Art of Music Festival” last December at the Stuart Auditorium, the event returns with great anticipation in 2017. Hosted by Haywood County’s own Balsam Range, the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association “Entertainer of the Year,” the festival brought in legends of the music industry in 2016, including troubadour Marty Stuart. For 2017, Balsam Range has invited bluegrass icons Bryan Sutton and Mike Snider, timeless singer-songwriter Darrell Scott, Flatt Lonesome, and The Atlanta Pops Orchestra, among others. “Stuart Auditorium is a great asset for Haywood County,” Ewing emphasized. “It’s 2,000 seats in a historic round building. When artists walk into that building, they fall in love with it — they love to perform there. And Balsam Range is such a great partnership for us, with not just the [Fourth of July,] but the ‘Art of Music Festival,’ too.’” Ewing encourages residents of Haywood County and worldwide visitors to become members of the “Friends of the Lake.” By becoming a member of FOTL, folks can donate to Lake Junaluska, to ensure its future as an economic and social boon for Southern Appalachia. “[In just the last year,] we’ve made so many great improvements to the lake,” Ewing said. “And, fortunately, we’ve been able to remain a nonprofit, so people can make a charitable gift to us.” First coming to Lake Junaluska in 1973, Ewing takes great pride in saying he’s never missed a year coming to the lake. Wherever he’s lived, which has seemingly been everywhere in the United States, he always made time to visit Lake Junaluska, a place he has now called home for several years. “[Lake Junaluska] has been the base for me and my family all of these years,” Ewing smiled. “Professionally, I never intended to work at Lake Junaluska. We wanted to retire here. But, then the opportunity came up to [be the executive director.] Now, it’s about how can we at Lake Junaluska have a ripple effect on Haywood County?” In terms of the strong and mutually bountiful bond between Lake Junaluska and Haywood County, Ewing looks at that connection as something as economically vital as it is socially important. “There are many denominational conference centers in Western North Carolina, but I think we do have a unique relationship with Haywood County — it’s a great partnership,” Ewing said. “It’s a wonderful affirmation of this notfor-profit organization, which many times is perceived as a religious conference center by the lake. We’ve been embraced by Haywood County, embraced by the Haywood Chamber of Commerce, that we’re an important part of the economy of this county.”

13


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

SERVING THE ASHEVILLE AREA SINCE 1955 Since our beginning we have expanded and grown to become an industry leader for heating, cooling and indoor air quality; both residential and commercial. We offer a wide range of products: Trane Furnaces, Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps; Thermo Pride Oil Furnaces, Bryant Puron Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners, and a full line of Gas Furnaces, Honeywell Electronic Air Cleaners and HumidiďŹ ers.

HEATING & COOLING www.WhiteAndWilliams.net

828-296-0267

14


|

The Waynesville Automotive Group is heavily involved in the community and wants to make you a part of our family. We can help you find exactly what you want.

Experience Haywood 2017

Keeping your eyes healthy since 1981

www.HaywoodChamber.com

280 Hyatt Creek Rd, Waynesville, NC 828-452-2841 WaynesvilleAuto.Com

Now Accepting New Patients ACCEPTING MAJOR MEDICAL & VISION INSURANCE PLANS From Hwy. 19/23 take Exit 104 towards Lake Junaluska; continue 1/2 mile to Haywood Medical Park on the left.

828.456.3211 smokymtneye.com 15


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

OF ENTREPRENEUR THE YEAR

Coming down the mountain Skyrunner wins Entrepreneur of the Year 16


“We’re scrappy,” Don Davis said. “We will find a way, and we like a challenge.” Founder and president of Skyrunner, Davis is at the forefront of bringing high-speed wireless Internet services to rural areas and households around Western North Carolina. “It’s pretty rare that we can’t get service to somebody that wants it,” Davis noted. “If we have a need to go into an area, we can usually find someone to get a relay point from their location to get in to the area of needed service.” With wireless communication between relaying radios positioned on ridges or mountaintop structures, Internet is able to shoot

down mountainsides and reach even the most distant and cumbersome of backwoods homes. “We’re very excited at the direction wireless is going,” Davis said. “The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recognizes the potential there and is going in the direction of allocating more spectrum to be of assistance to what we do.” An idea that was sparked some two decades ago, Davis saw a need for wireless service in the mountainous, and often remote, areas of Southern Appalachia. “People say, ‘Isn’t it hard to this in the mountains?’” Davis said. “Well, on the contrary, [the mountains] give us the vertical space to broadcast the signals out that can be seen from many

“There’s a lot of enthusiasm and support in this area for local businesses. Folks here prefer to work with a local company than with a national carrier.” — Don Davis, Skyrunner

locations. And since that time, the technology has gotten better. faster and cheaper, and of course the demand for bandwidth keeps going up and up — it’s really come a long way.” And a long way it has. “Back then, it was 1.5 megabits per second on a point to point link for about $3,500,” Davis marveled. “Now, it’s about 500 megabits per second on a point to multi-point link, where the two radios linking might cost around $150.” For Davis, Skyrunner wouldn’t be as big of a success story without its deep roots in the Western North Carolina business community, where there’s a keen interest in supporting and encouraging local, independent business.

“There’s a lot of enthusiasm and support in this area for local businesses. Folks here prefer to work with a local company than with a national carrier,” Davis said. “And we try to repay that support in providing a level of service and attentiveness that the big guys don’t or don’t want to. Growth comes with some challenges, though. But, where there’s a wisp there’s a way.” In terms of effective and seamless Internet connection, Davis simply sees the wireless option as the most logical when looking at the financing needed for a fiber infrastructure. “We’re just trying to meet the needs of the large number of folks that are contacting us for

service,” Davis said. “Wireless has the ability to go into a rural area that simply isn’t cost affective for a cable provider or a DSL provider to make the investment in the infrastructure.” But, Davis also sees an opportunity in the near future for wireless and cable providers to merge into one cohesive and bountiful stream of products and services. “What we’re doing may serve as a prototype,” Davis said. “A lot of wireless providers are putting in fiber to connect their substations for control and monitoring purposes. And by pursuing this goal of a ‘smart grid,’ we can manage the network and manage the demand on the network. We can extend the data communication of their networks and ours.”

17


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

Chestnut Ridge Business Start Up Competition Winner 18


n the year since they won the “Business Start Up Competition,” Taylor and Preston Gregg have seen their long-held dream blossom into a daily reality. “The ambition and vision hasn’t changed much. It’s still the same ambition and vision that keeps us going every day, even when we’re having serious conversations about paint colors and how to handle a client’s request for their event,” Taylor said. “But, it has shifted to realize that your dream can sometimes be more successful if you know that the sacrifices that you make now will pay off in the near — very near — future. [Those] little steps of success are the best part of watching your business plan unfold, literally right in front of you. [And] that others truly believe in your dream, too,” she said. Co-owner of Chestnut Ridge, an all-purpose event venue in the picturesque hills of Canton, Taylor and her husband, Preston, have transformed a century-old family farm into a property of serenity and tranquility for locals and visitors alike.

I

Experience Haywood 2017 |

STAY & PLAY GOLF PACKAGES AVAILABLE

For golf, membership or to book events:

LaurelRidgeExperience.com

49 Cupp Ln., Waynesville, NC | 828.452.0545

www.HaywoodChamber.com

“Haywood County, because of its beauty of rich landscape, [has] allowed us to create the perfect venue in an unbeatable and secluded setting.” — Taylor Gregg

“Our venue is such a non-traditional barn in all the good ways,” Taylor said. “It’s modern farmhouse feel really sets it apart from anything that Western North Carolina and the surrounding marketplace has to offer. We offer an extremely personal experience for our clients who come to visit with us for their event — bringing in local vendors, creating the barn from so many local custom creatives, and truly offering the highest level of service.” Featuring a 6,400-square-foot retrofitted barn, there are two ceremony sites, full bride and groom suites, kitchen and farm tables, all amid a wide spectrum of amenities. Though running the venue is a full-time gig, The Greggs still work their “day jobs,” with Taylor in banking and Preston in engineering. And Chestnut Ridge is proof positive of all their hard work from a far-off pipedream to modern-day success story. “My husband and I always dreamed of owning our own event space on the family farm. Ever since we had our own wedding on the family farm, we dreamed of helping others’ dreams come true,” Taylor said. “If you feel the urge [to pursue your dreams,] it’s because you have an unfulfilled desire in you that you can’t

ROB ROLAND 828-400-1923

rroland33@gmail.com www.robrolandrealty.com

Residential • Land • Commercial 19


AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

MAST GENERAL STORE OLD-FASHIONED FRIENDLY SERVICE

63 N. Main St. • Downtown Waynesville (828) 452 -2101 • M A S T G E N E R A L S T O R E . C O M OTHER DOWNTOWNS : Asheville • Hendersonville • Boone • Valle Crucis Winston-Salem, NC • Columbia • Greenville, SC • Knoxville, TN

We’re powered by what’s most important. At Duke Energy, we care about making a difference. Whether we’re volunteering with local charities, funding science and engineering programs in schools or investing in the future workforce with career training programs, we’re always powered by what’s most important – you. Learn more about how we’re powered by you at duke-energy.com/Community.

20


Chestnut Ridge has evolved in what we’ve heard our customers suggest and propose already. By working with local vendors, we’ve learned so much about what is important to them as well. We don’t put on an event by ourselves — it’s all hands on deck, so they’re opinion is just as important if not more than our own.” When asked just why Haywood County was the ideal place to launch their business, Taylor emphasized the importance of what it truly means to be “part of a community,” one where friends and family come together for the greater good of a small mountain town within a beloved county. “Haywood County is such a supportive and

welcoming community. I’m originally from Charlotte and you can often feel like just a number in a large town like that. I saw the need for Haywood County, [and] greater Buncombe County, and really all of Western North Carolina for a venue that provided everything brides were having to go somewhere else to find,” Taylor said. “Haywood County, because of its beauty of rich landscape, [has] allowed us to create the perfect venue in an unbeatable and secluded setting. People want to feel secluded, but not too far out from all the things they love about our surrounding towns and cities. We’re the perfect escape for guests. The setting speaks for itself, we just created the structure to house our guests in.”

Experience Haywood 2017

continue to try to fulfill through other things. If you want something bad enough, you have to go for it. [And] know that failure and disappointment is going to happen along the way, but it’s how you recover and keep moving forward is the reason you will succeed.” Coming from the banking sector, Taylor “quickly learned that customer service speaks volumes.” “Welcoming [clients] onto our personal homestead creates a sense of comfort, relaxation, and ‘home’ even if they’re far away from home,” she said. “We want their event to be timeless and in style for forever. We’re a huge part of the biggest day of many couples lives.

| www.HaywoodChamber.com Taylor and Preston Gregg

21


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

TL’S

Smoky View Cottages

Metal Art & Home Decor Vacation Rentals:

Nightly - Weekly - Monthly 2723 Soco Rd. MAGGIE VALLEY

828-734-1665

• Business Retreats • Large Events • Family Reunions 72 Crider Circle, Maggie Valley

828.926.1245

SmokyViewCottages.com 22


Experience Haywood 2017

|

www.HaywoodChamber.com

23


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

FOOD & DRINK

Featuring farm-to-table dishes and a selection of local craft beer, Birchwood Hall is the newest addition to the culinary scene in downtown Waynesville.

From farm to plate Birchwood Hall It’s a full circle kind of thing. “A lot of the things on our menu are memories from childhood, and also southern favorites,” said Nicolas Peek. “This is the way we cook, the way I remember it from my childhood, then it’s added in with my culinary training.” Head chef and co-owner of Birchwood Hall, a farm-to-table restaurant on Main Street in Waynesville, Peek grew up in the nearby mountain town of Fairview. “I was raised in a family that cooked,” he smiled. “It was chickens in the yard, fresh vegetables, visiting our family farm in South Carolina on the weekends. Cooking was always a part of things, where we canned, where we used every part of whatever it was we were cooking — everything has purpose, and everything can be repurposed.” As a teenager, Peek got his start in the culinary industry as a dishwasher at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville. He worked his way up, eventu-

24


90-48

OVERBAY INSURANCE SERVICES Providing you with superior service and peace of mind.

Call for a quote today! Jon Overbay

452-4699 • 219 Walnut Street • Waynesville, North Carolina overbayinsurance.com • Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/overbayinsurance

McMahon Ins a and Fin Svcs Inc Chad McMahon, Agent 97 Lee e Street Waynesvillem NC 28786 Bus: 828-452-0567

See why State Farm® insu ures more drivers than GEICO and Progressivecom mbined. Great service, plus discounts of up to t 40 per percent. cent * cent.

Like a good neighborr, State Farm® is there. CALL FOR QUOTE 24/7.

*Discounts vary by states. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company, Blooming ton, IL

www.HaywoodChamber.com

Ta alk to yo our neighbors, th hen talk to o me.

Five generations of family ownership serving Haywood & surrounding counties since 1888.

— Nicolas Peek, Birchwood Hall

“I’ve always preferred more of the small town feel for a business than being in the middle of everything in Asheville,” Peek said. “With restaurants like Frogs Leap Public House and The Sweet Onion paving the way for fine dining in Waynesville, the culinary scene here just keeps growing, and it’s great to get in here at this time, as things keep moving forward.” When Birchwood Hall is buzzing with the energy of its staff, the wafting scent of farm-totable dishes, that’s when Peek knows he’s doing exactly what he’s supposed to be doing. “It really starts with the cooking, you get to do something you believe in. Sure, it’s a lot of hours, but not everybody gets to do something they believe in. I get to cook food, to tell a story of my childhood, a story of other people’s farms, a story of a small business,” Peek said. “I like to hear the noise of a busy kitchen and a full restaurant, those moments that justify why you love doing this. And the happier my staff is, the happier they’ll represent Birchwood Hall. There’s something satisfying about the sounds of a kitchen, the sounds of a small business in motion.”

Stacy Overbay

|

“The way I interpret Southern isn’t really the greasy foods. It’s the natural foods right from the garden, preparing it as well as possible, and also leaving it alone.”

• Home • Auto • Life • Commercial •

Experience Haywood 2017

ally apprenticing with a French master chef at the center. That experience led to Peek’s certification by the American Culinary Federation, which parlayed itself into stints in prestigious at the Crowne Plaza, Nona Mia and The Venue (all in Asheville). Peek then found himself in Las Vegas, participating in workshops with iconic chefs Scott Conant and Eric LeVine. In terms of Birchwood Hall, Peek aims to showcase local and regional farms, noting partnerships with Southeast Family Farms, Choice Farms and Hickory Nut Gap (located in Peek’s hometown of Fairview). “It’s about simple and Southern,” Peek said. “The way I interpret Southern isn’t really the greasy foods. It’s the natural foods right from the garden, preparing it as well as possible, and also leaving it alone. The longer I’ve done this, the more simple it gets — the purity of the meat and the vegetables. It’s amazing what you can do with just salt, pepper and good products.” Though Asheville has long been a culinary destination of the Southeast and beyond, Peek felt Waynesville was the ideal place to launch Birchwood Hall, which is named after a (now gone) home on Main Street that was owned by a Civil War general.

33 WELLS EVENTS WAY, WAYNESVILLE

3715 ASHEVILLE HWY. CANTON

828.456.3535

828.648.2371

www.wellsfuneralhome.com

33 Wells Events Way | Waynesville

828.476.5070 | WellsEventCenter@gmail.com

www.WellsEventsCenter.com

Birthdays Anniversaries Memorial Receptions Celebrations of Life Reunions Meetings 25


FOOD & DRINK

Craft beer, spirits booming in Haywood he craft beer and spirit industry continues to be one of the hottest in Western North Carolina, and Haywood County is right in the middle of this surging economic sector. BearWaters Brewing in Canton and Elevated Mountain Distilling (see page 27) in Maggie Valley both opened new facilities in the past year and their success is also helping the communities they call home. In Waynesville, Boojum Brewing on Main Street and Frog Level Brewing continue to grow.

T

Canton

Breweries and Spirits Boojum Brewing Taproom and restaurant is located on Waynesville’s Main Street and features a dozen or more of their own beers, seasonal specials and several guest taps. Full liquor and wine bar. Brewery tours by appointment. boojumbrewing.com. Brewery: 828.944.0888 Taproom: 828.246.0350 Frog Level Brewing Located in the historic Frog Level section of downtown Waynesville, this tasting room and brewery boasts six flagship brews along with special and seasonal beers. The tasting room features live music on many nights and boasts a large outdoor deck along with riverside picnic tables. Food trucks onsite during the weekend. Dogs and children welcome. froglevelbrewing.com. 828.454.5664 Bearwaters Brewing This brewery and tasting room in Canton offers its own bears and guest taps, and offers great food. Outdoor seating area and meeting space. There’s also an access point for kayakers and tubers rolling down the Pigeon River. bearwatersbrewing.com. 828.237.4200 Elevated Mountain Distilling Company Opened in Spring 2017, it’s the first craft distillery in Haywood County. Features distillery tours and tastings. The company produces corn whiskey, bourbon, flavored moonshines and vodka. elevatedmountain.com. 828.734.1084

26

Vodka (80 proof), Shining Rock Peach Pie Moonshine (50 proof) and Raymond Fairchild’s Root Beer White Lightning (70 proof). The plan is to have two different kinds of bourbon — the Big Witch Bourbon and the Smoked Blue Corn Straight Bourbon.

Waynesville Boojum Brewing and Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville are both continuing to grow as the craft beer boom in the region still seems to be on the upsurge. Boojum opened back in 2014, and a year later its owners were excited about how quickly business took off. “This first year has really been a whirlwind of

For the last four years, BearWaters was located in Waynesville. But, with an increasing need for space and also finding out BearWaters Brewing Company. their property would soon become a Publix Super Market, the brewery started to look for new digs last year. At the same time, Canton town officials were putting feelers out to bring a brewery into their downtown. “It’s a new chapter in my life, a new beginning,” said BearWaters Brewing coowner/brewmaster Kevin Sandefur. “It’s pretty much a dream realized, to learning and getting our feet under us,” co-owner finally open a full-size brewery with production and Kelsie Baker said back in 2015. “The public reception distribution, [and] a real destination taproom with a has been beyond what we could have hoped for, restaurant.” and we want to do everything we can to keep peoSandefur said BearWaters and Canton are a perple excited and proud to have us here.” fect fit. Well, put a couple of dittos on that since then. The “There’s been many times that Canton has been brewery continues to expand its distribution model written off — ‘done’ or ‘over’ — and together this is and is now found in grocery stores throughout Westa new beginning for both of us,” said Sandefur. “… ern North Carolins. we all feel this sense of hope that we’re going to creIts taproom on Main Street in downtown Wayate this symbiotic relationship to start a new beginnesville has also undergone a major renovation and ning.” expansion, and the work is not yet finished as work BearWaters is located in an 11,000-square-foot, continues on the brewer’s property. two-level building in downtown right on the Pigeon Down in Frog Level, 2017 has been an expansion River. year. The brewery built a river access point for kayakers Frog Levlel Brewing owner Clark Williams has inand tubers looking to stop by a beverage. They also vested in new tanks that can hold about 475 gallons added a restaurant, the Pigeon River Grille. of brew and has finally been able to switch from serving his beers in plastic cups to frothy glass pints. Maggie Valley “We’ve almost tripled our brewing capacity with Elevated Mountain Distilling Company, located in the new tanks,” he said. the former Carolina Nights Dinner Theater building on While Frog Level has been paying a mobile canSoco Road, opened Memorial Day weekend, and has ning company for several years to distribute its beer had hundreds of visitors a week ever since. It is the across the state, Williams decided it was time to buy first craft distillery to open in the counties west of his own canning system this year. Having the system Buncombe. allows Frog Level to better supply stores and restau“We opened Memorial Day weekend and started rants in the Carolinas. selling spirits — we’ve had a steady flow ever since,” The atmosphere at Frog Level Brewing has always said Dave Angel, the distillery’s owner. been a main draw for the brewery from the laidback Visitors can now purchase four different spirits at and eclectic feel of the taproom to the unmatchable Elevated Mountain and each of them have a distinct outdoor setting with a deck overlooking Richland Haywood County name and flavor — Purchase Knob Creek. In the last year, Williams has added an outdoor Unaged Corn Whiskey (88 proof), Hurricane Creek stage along the creek to enhance its live music series.


Community spirits

FOOD & DRINK

Haywood’s first craft distillery opens in Maggie Valley

D

|

LABELS If aesthetics has any impact on sales at the ABC store, Elevated Mountain is sure to do well. Howell Golson, a graphic designer living in Maggie Valley, designed all of the bottle labels. While Golson keeps a low-key profile in the community, there’s no doubt you’ve seen his work. He has designed the label for Paul Newman’s Own wine bottles and the labels for Wicked Weed’s many beers. He’s also done work for Bridgeport Brewing, Coca-Cola, Farm Fresh, Cartoon Network “We’re in four or five ABC stores right and Target. Angel actually met Golnow and we’re working our way across son by chance about two North Carolina. The goal is to be as far years ago while on a hike. as we can by the end of the year and “I actually met him on then move into new states.” Waterrrock Knob while hiking. I was hiking up — Dave Angel, Elevated Mountain Distilling and he was hiking down and we took a break toWhen visitors walk into the back of the disgether. He said he lived in Maggie and I told tillery, the are greeted with beautiful, locally him about the distillery. He mentioned he did made oak reserve barrels on both sides of the graphic label work so I looked him up when I aisle that will enclose the whiskey for two years got home and saw all the incredible work he’s as it ages to perfection — only then is it bourbon. done,” Angel said. “He’s an amazing artist.” The plan is to have two different kinds of Angel and Golson worked with Maggie Valbourbon — the Bitch Witch Bourbon and the ley’s own famous banjo player Raymond Smoked Blue Corn Straight Bourbon. Fairchild to embody Fairchild’s unique brand “We’ve started aging whiskey for the future into one of his products. The end result is the and still have several flavor projects to come Root Beer White Lightning. The slight root beer out, but the state controls how much we roll out flavor makes the swallow a lot easier to take and at one time based on the success of sales at the every element of the label is intentional. ABC stores,” Angel said, so new products will The label has a photo of Fairchild holding be slow to hit the shelves. White Lightning, the name of one of his many

www.HaywoodChamber.com

THE LEGAL SPIRITS Visitors can now purchase four different spirits at Elevated Mountain and each of them have a distinct Haywood County name and flavor — Purchase Knob Unaged Corn Whiskey (88 proof), Hurricane Creek Vodka (80 proof), Shining Rock Peach Pie Moonshine (50 proof) and Raymond Fairchild’s Root Beer White Lightning (70 proof). Tasters have reported the products are top notch. The taste and smoothness of the vodka and even the flavored moonshine and white lightning has surprised many people sampling the products. Angel said the secret ingredient is really no secret at all. “What makes it so good is the water we use in Maggie Valley,” he said. Maggie Valley’s water comes right out of Campbell Creek and Jonathan Creek, which runs right behind the Elevated Mountain Distillery. Angel’s spirits are also made using local crops. With corn being the main ingredient, Elevated Mountain is in the perfect location to reap the benefits of local produce. Angel isn’t the first one to make whisky using local corn in Maggie Valley, but he’s probably the first one to do it legally. Many of the heirloom seeds used to grow corn in the area today were still around generations ago when many mountain farmers were also moonshiners. “We’ve developed a relationship with farmers — all the corn we use to make mash comes from right here in Haywood County,” Angel said. His current supply of heirloom corn comes from the Caldwell family on Cataloochee, the Parkins Brothers Dairy in Clyde and the Woody family on Jonathan Creek. Elevated Mountain will have more variety in the future, but people will have to be patient and wait for the bourbon to be ready.

It’s another North Carolina regulation that gives distilleries a disadvantage over the ones in Tennessee. “When you go to Gatlinburg distilleries they have 10 flavors of whiskey. That stuff doesn’t sell as well in the stores — we’ll sell more vodka in the liquor store — but people go to the distilleries for the fruity stuff so it makes it a challenge,” Angel said.

Experience Haywood 2017

ave Angel hasn’t wasted any time becoming part of the Maggie Valley community and in return, they’ve welcomed Haywood County’s first distillery with open arms. Elevated Mountain Distilling Company, located in the former Carolina Nights Dinner Theater building on Soco Road, opened Memorial Day weekend and has had hundreds of visitors a week ever since. It is the first craft distillery to open in the counties west of Buncombe. “We opened Memorial Day weekend and started selling spirits — we’ve had a steady flow ever since. We see about 50 people a day during the week and more than 100 on Saturdays,” said Angel, the distillery’s owner. “We’re getting people from all over the place and overall the feedback has been really positive — a lot of good reviews on the products.”

27


FOOD & DRINK

Dave Angel, owner of Elevated Mountain Distilling, tells the history of moonshine in Maggie Valley while visitors sample spirits.

The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

JESSI STONE PHOTO

banjos. The border contains the Cherokee wave symbol because Fairchild is proud to be a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the back of the label has a brief history about his career. So far, it’s been the best seller at the distillery. Everyone wants to take the Bluegrass Hall of Famer home with them. “Raymond made whisky for years on Campbell Creek with his family, so we worked with him on what recipe that would be something unique to him — something that stands out— so that’s why we went with the root beer flavor,” Angel said. “He’s a unique guy himself, so I wanted to capture the spirit of Raymond.” Fairchild can still be found performing most nights at his Opry House in Maggie, and Angel said he’s been happy to autograph his bottles.

ECONOMIC IMPACT Back in 2015 when Elevated Mountain Distillery was still just a dream in Angel’s head, his business plan won the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Start-Up Competition, which provided him with $10,000 to help promote and market his new venture. It’s no surprise why the distillery project won the prestigious award — the craft brewery and distillery industry continues to grow in Western North Carolina and in Tennessee and Kentucky. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail has added hundreds of jobs and has contributed more than $338 million in additional tax revenue for the state since 2008. Angel hopes to pull those tourists in Kentucky and Tennessee down to Maggie Valley. While the distillery may bring them here, he’s certain they’ll find plenty of other attractions and natural beauty to fall in love with here. “It’s something new to do in Maggie Valley

28

Elevated Mountain Distilling Company ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

3732 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, N.C. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday $5 for up to six tastings and a tour of the facility 828.944.0766 or facebook.com/elevatedmountain

— it’s one more thing to add to Maggie Valley experience,” he said. “I love Wheels Through Time (museum), and I think we’re a good complement to them for the day and then hopefully people will stay here longer to shop in stores, eat lunch at restaurants so that’s more people benefitting from the visitors we have.” Elevated Mountain’s distribution plans will also help put Maggie Valley on the map. Whether someone buys his product at the distillery or in an ABC Store, they will take home a bottle that says “Made in Maggie Valley, N.C.” with breathtaking images of the area enticing people to come back for a visit. The retail side of the business also offers T-shirts, hats, and other Maggie Valley branded souvenirs for people to take home. “We’re heavily focused on the tourist side of things. We’re in four or five ABC stores right now and we’re working our way across North Carolina,” Angel said. “The goal is to be as far as we can by the end of the year and then move into new states.” Angel already has interest from distributors in Florida and Georgia who want to carry his product. He encourages his visitors to ask their

local ABC stores to carry his product if they don’t already have it.

A DREAM COME TRUE Owning his own distillery has been a longtime dream for Angel, who is a Haywood County native. He spent most of his professional career working in human resources for large corporations across the country, but family and the need for a career change brought him back to the mountains. Even as a child, Angel had a fascination for making spirits. He wanted to learn how it was done and he learned from the best moonshiners in the county. “I made my first still at 14 for a ninth-grade science project, and I’ve been playing with recipes ever since,” Angel said. The road to see his dream realized hasn’t been easy. It’s been time-consuming, expensive and frustrating at times with many unexpected challenges, but that’s just part of the journey. “It’s a relief to be here finally,” Angel said. “It’s definitely been more complex and more hurdles than I expected.” Finding the perfect location and facility for such an operation was challenging, but after some renovations, the former dinner theater building has worked out perfectly for Angel — and Maggie Valley is exactly where he wanted to be. Then there was a water pressure issue that forced Angel to bore 12 feet underground and across Soco Road to get the water pressure he needed from the town’s water system. Bringing in the massive equipment needed for making spirits was another new challenge for Angel. The process isn’t much different than the small little homemade still he started out on as a


Experience Haywood 2017

Elevated Mountain Distilling Company’s labels were designed by Howell Golson, a graphic designer living in Maggie Valley. DONATED PHOTO

|

kid, but there’s just more electrical work and of course it’s on a much grander scale. The 800-gallon state-of-the-art still is quite impressive sitting where the stage once was in Carolina Nights. “People are blown away by how it looks,” Angel said.

www.HaywoodChamber.com

COMMUNITY PARTNERING Angel has been successful in building a distillery, but also in building relationships in the community and across the country. He’s worked with the town to get his venture off the ground and he’s been able to give back to the community by granting the town an easement along the creek right behind his building. Now the dilapidated small shed behind his property is a covered pavilion with picnic tables and a bench — an ideal spot for a creekside lunch. Angel and the town named the mini-park after late Maggie Valley Mayor Ron DeSimone, who was the first one to show Angel the Carolina Nights building and encourage him to start his business in Maggie Valley. The distillery also has an intern — Reel Adams — from AB Tech’s brewing and distilling program to help with making product and giving tours. It’s a huge benefit to his budding business and great experience for AB Tech students. Penn State University students and faculty made a visit to Elevated Mountain recently and stayed two weeks doing research on the history of moonshine. Angel got them connected with some ex-moonshiners in the area for extensive interviews. He’s also in discussions with a professor from the University of Michigan who is interested in writing a paper on the symbiotic relationships within the industry. Angel has also jumped head first into the festival scene in Maggie and can be found manning a booth at the upcoming WNC BBQ Fest and Hillbilly Jam Festival coming to the festival grounds later this month. “Everyone wins when we work together,” Angel said.

The Original Home Town Real Estate Agency Since 1970

Your Perfect Mountain Home Is Out There. Let us help you find it. Whether you are making a permanent move, looking for a long term rental, or just a weekend vacation; we've been in the business of helping people make their mountain dreams come true since 1970.

WAYNESVILLE OFFICE 147 Walnut St Waynesville, NC 28786 828.456.7376 ASHEVILLE OFFICE 111 Central Ave Asheville, NC 28801 828.258.1284

sunburstrealty.com Real Estate Sales

sunburstrealtyrentals.com Long-term and Vacation Rentals

29


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

Until you’re here,

we’re there for you.

We know that as much as you’d like to be here, perhaps you haven’t made Western North Carolina your home — yet. However, you can still be a part of the community with the Smoky Mountain News, the region’s free weekly covering news, events and issues that affect life here in the mountains. And when the time comes to make Western North Carolina your permanent address, or maybe to just come back and visit, we will be here.

For subscription information, call 828.452.4251 or visit online every week at www.smokymountainnews.com. 144 MONTGOMERY ST. • WAYNESVILLE, NC

30

629 W. MAIN ST. • SYLVA, NC


OUTDOORS

Island of green HCC’s gardens are a unique part of campus

Experience Haywood 2017 | www.HaywoodChamber.com

t’s a sunny day at Haywood Community College, light sparkling from the campus’ landmark mill pond and shining through the leaves still clinging to the archway of willow oaks lining the school’s entrance drive. The campus lawn is covered with leaves fallen from the towering white oaks dominating it, academic buildings nestled naturally into the folds of the landscape. In many ways, it looks more like a park than a campus, and that’s by design — the design of Doan Ogden, that is. Ogden, a nationally known landscape architect, designed gardens and landscapes throughout Western North Carolina after moving to teach at Warren Wilson College, and the grounds of HCC are among his accomplishments. “Ogden’s core idea was to preserve this stand of mature oak forest at the center of campus as the central island of green, and so what he did was conserve that and place buildings around that island of green,” explained Tamara Graham, a landscape designer and HCC instructor. It was an innovative idea, and unconventional for its time — to leave the mature trees, avoid grading the soil and plant the understory with grass to create an undulating, shaded space. From her first arrival on campus, Graham felt herself drawn to Ogden and the space he’d created. So, when she assigned her students to choose a landscape designer to research, she

I

was surprised to find that none of them knew who Ogden was. So, Graham decided to do some research of her own. Her request for maps and plans from the college’s early days led to a sit-down meeting with John Palmer, who had recently retired from 30 years as the campus’s arboretum director. “John came to campus and met with me, and he spent about four or five hours sharing just a little bit of what he knew,” Graham said. “I realized, gosh, there was so much more that really could be shared with the community.” That’s the conviction that led her to embark on a $56,000 project to develop “Forest, Farm + Garden,” an exhibit and accompanying book detailing the history of creativity and collaboration that resulted in the arboretum today — complete with historic photography and documents, as well as new images from nationally known Asheville-based photographer Benjamin Porter. Graham authored the book together with historic preservationist Sybil Hedy Argintar, of Asheville.

CENTERPIECE OF COMMUNITY As it turns out, the story of HCC is not just a story of landscape design. It’s a story of collaboration, resourcefulness and community buy-in.

“This is a real jewel in Western North Carolina, and it could be a real resource in the community, similar to the way the N.C. Arboretum is in Asheville.” — Tamara Graham, Haywood Community College instructor and landscape designer

Above: Ogden’s ‘island of green’ spreads through the central portion of HCC’s campus. BENJAMIN PORTER PHOTO

31


OUTDOORS

The making of a legacy ✦ ✦

✦ ✦

✦ ✦ ✦

✦ ✦

✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

32

1963: Community college system established in North Carolina. 1966: A.L. Freedlander issues challenge to Haywood County community to match his donation for construction of a new campus for the college. 1967: Trustees hire architects Foy and Lee to develop a master plan for campus. The Forest Management curriculum is established as one of the first programs at Haywood Technical Institute, which would later be renamed Haywood Community College. 1968: Forestry instructors begin using the new campus land for forestry instruction labs. 1971: The Board of Trustees approves Doan Ogden’s site plan for campus, and the first horticulture students plant a vegetable garden on campus. 1972: HTI moves to the new campus. 1973: Nora Lee Park is built, the Shady Park and Grassy Glen are established, grading begins for the entrance drive, a landscaping contract is awarded for main campus, and David Carson becomes the first director of horticulture. 1974: The first horticulture class graduates. One of the graduates, Doyle Justice, is hired as the school’s first horticulture technician. 1976: An initial inventory of campus trees is completed by Ron Lance. 1978: The rose and herb gardens are established. 1981: Billy Medford, an awardwinning dahlia grower and former Lake Junaluska postmaster, is recruited to design the dahlia garden. Trustees approve Doan Ogden’s plan for the rhododendron garden. 1982: Freedlander Drive is planted with 27 willow oaks. 1983: The rhododendron garden, designed by Ogden, is built by sawmill instructors, horticulture technicians, and students. A ribbon cutting was performed in 1984. 1988: The arboretum inventory is updated. 1987: The gristmill is dedicated. 1995: The campus walking trail is dedicated. 1997: The dahlia garden is moved to its present location.

Ron Lance, who completed the first inventory of HCC’s arboretum, is pictured with plant and animal specimens collected for the college’s Biological Sciences Department. DONATED PHOTO

Those themes stretch all the way back to the beginning of the story — to 1966, when Dayco Corporation chairman A.L. Freedlander issued a challenge to Haywood County to match his donation of $250,000 to build a new campus for what was then the expanding Haywood Industrial Education Center. In addition to the bare necessities of an educational center, Freedlander asked that the campus be “transformed into the most beautifully landscaped area in Haywood County,” and include “a good collection of dahlias” — his favorite flower. Ogden, like Freedlander, was a transplanted Western North Carolinian with a keen sense of the value of place. In fact, his home garden in Asheville measured about 9 acres and was considered one of the most expansive plant collections in WNC, Graham said. It predated the other arboretums in this area, and the creators of those arboretums would come to Ogden for seeds and plant cuttings to populate their landscapes. It wasn’t hard for the board to see that The “Forest, Farm + Garden” exhibit that Ogden was uniquely suited to carry out opened on the HCC campus has now the charge Freedlander had laid before moved to the Western Office of the State them. He got to work sketching out a site Archives in Asheville. A book complete plan that mapped out an orchard, collecwith photographs from nationally tions of native trees and shrubs, meadpublished photographer Benjamin Porter ows, a stand of conifers, and preservation has been published to accompany the of the central stand of oaks. exhibit and is available at Blue Ridge But bringing that vision to its fulfillBooks in Waynesville and at HCC’s ment would require years of contribucampus bookstore. tions from students and community members, as well as from paid workers. “There’s so many different layers to this landscape,” Graham said. The school’s signature dahlia garden, for example, was designed and managed by retired Lake Junaluska postmaster Billy Medford. Medford, an award-winning dahlia grower, had first learned about the flower during a 1950s visit to Freedlander’s home in Haywood County — Medford purchased his first tubers there. The campus was designed to be more than an expanse of showy gardens, however. It paid heavy homage to the region’s agricultural heritage, providing students with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities. The campus would eventually include an orchard, a working vegetable garden, a millhouse and a working sawmill. Students played a key role in bringing Ogden’s vision to reality. The college’s rhododendron garden, for example, was planted with specimens that horticulture students brought from their family farms. Students built the sawmill and the millhouse as part of their technical education — the gardens too. Forestry and wildlife students roamed the grounds, using campus as a living laboratory before a single building was constructed. “There was so much resourcefulness and ingenuity here on campus,” Graham said. “There was amazing community support and patronage.”

See it while it’s here


JEWEL OF THE WEST

Short Term Rehab, Independent & Assisted Living, Long-Term Care

Experience Haywood 2017 |

We offer a variety of approaches in meeting the housing and healthcare needs of those who live in our community. Our reputation is our best advertisement. Ask your neighbors!!!

100 SILVER BLUFF DRIVE • CANTON

648-2044

Dahlia garden designer Billy Medford receives a certificate of appreciation from 1982 Board Chairman W. Curtis Russ. DONATED PHOTO

Other ideas are on the horizon, too. For example, with GPS locations for each tree the college could develop a smartphone app to dispense information regarding tree species, locations and other information. The college is also applying for recognition as a Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation and for a grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area to have HCC recognized as a heritage area and to install permanent signage along its walking trail. “This is a real jewel in Western North Carolina, and it could be a real resource in the community, similar to the way the N.C. Arboretum is in Asheville,” Graham said. And that, she said, is what this two-year effort was really all about. “There are a lot of ties, a lot of history here,” she said. "It’s a real treasure.”

www.HaywoodChamber.com

By digging up, displaying and commemorating the history of community support for the campus grounds, Graham hopes to invigorate its strength. With the exhibit complete and the book written, Graham and others at HCC are looking to see how they can catapult the college’s legacy into the future. “We’re currently trying to increase the inventory,” said John Sherman, program manager for HCC’s Natural Resources Department, said of HCC’s plant collections. “Not every plant on campus has been inventoried by any means.” The last arboretum inventory on campus was completed in 1988 by Ron Lance, an HCC grad who would go on to travel the world as a botanist and do the first plant inventory for the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville. A lot of plants have come and gone since then. Sherman is currently overseeing a project to inventory more plants, and obtained a graint to help. “From that grant, we’re putting together a tree advisory committee and basically coming up with a long-range tree care plan,” Sherman said.

91-03

Whatever the Occasion, Let Us Do the Cooking!

Lunch starting at $5.99

Sun.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Kids eat FREE every Wednesday! 1941 Champion Dr. • Canton 828-646-3750

895 Russ Ave. • Waynesville 828-452-5822 33


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

Banking... Simplified

34

“We bring people and jobs together.�

Mortgages, business loans, and more... all with the community in mind.

HVO is a private, nonprofit corporation that offers employment and employment training opportunities to citizens of Haywood and surrounding counties.

172 Riverbend St. Waynesville, NC 828-456-4455 • www.hvoinc.com MISSION STATEMENT: HVO believes that individuals have the right to be respected, to have equal opportunities, to work, to earn a fair wage and participate in activities that enrich their lives. The Board of Directors and staff support the concept that through meaningful, satisfying work and leisure, people are able to live more independently, successfully, and productively. HVO offers qualifying individuals in Haywood County opportunities to train and make informed choices as they strive to achieve their goals.

CANTON  828-648-1515 WAYNESVILLE      828-456-6268 ASHEVILLE    828-492-1280 ARDEN   

  828-274-2040


331 Walnut Street Waynesville Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

majestic Maggie

Call today or schedule an appoitment online We accept most major insurance, including Medicare

DR. MICHAEL HOGAN, DC DR. TARA HOGAN, DC

Get to know Maggie... Families and individuals from all walks of life are discovering the remarkable country club experience that awaits them at Maggie Valley. Become a member and take advantage of all of the amenities     

Our advanced spinal analysis can determine the exact cause of your pain.

www.HaywoodChamber.com

828.246.9135 HaywoodHabitat.org

Including: cough, congestion, and menstrual problems

|

Did you know spine issues could be causing pain throughout your body?

268-267

Experience Haywood 2017

WALNUT VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER

Chiropractors

828.246.9555 270 N. HAYWOOD ST.

(828) 926-4900

www.maggievalleyclub.com

  

WAYNESVILLE

IN HAYWOOD SQUARE NEXT TO THE MUSIC BOX

bluemtnchiro.com 35


Celebrating the

Southern Appalachians

Smoky Mountain Living celebrates the mountain region’s culture, music, art, and special places. We tell our stories for those who are lucky enough to live here and those

Six issues per year.

who want to stay in touch with where they love.

Subscribe or learn more at

www.smliv.com 866.452.2251

MAGAZINE

CONNECT WITH US:


Office: 828.452.6310 Mobile: 828.231.7497 Fax: 828.452.6306 lorinda.whaley@firstcitiens.com

Lorinda Whaley Assistant Vice President Financial Sales Mgr II

Waynesville Office 196 Walnut Street Waynesville, NC

90-09

————————————————————————— ——————————————————————————————————————

www.HaywoodChamber.com

Log on. Plan a trip. And start kicking back.

|

mobile technology to help you get a lot less mobile.

Garden Apartments & Townhomes

Experience Haywood 2017

For more than 100 years customers have trusted First Citizens Bank with their money and their futures, We know money isn’t everything, but so much depends on what you do with your money.

Quality, affordable 1 & 2 bedroom apartments in a great location. Includes appliances and blinds as well as water, sewer, garbage collection and lawn care. Cable ready.

1-Bedroom: $545/mo. 2-Bedroom: $645/mo.

At the corner of Jones Cove Rd. & Old Clyde Hwy.

Call (828) 452-1688 Haywoodrentalsnc.com 37


LEISURE

Farmer & Tailgate Markets Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

U-Pick Farms Haywood County’s Farm to Table movement is growing, and several farms encourage those who want fresh vegetables to come out and pick their own.

Fresh, local produce, fresh seafood, baked goods, goat cheese, herbal products, meat, eggs, plants, flowers, preserves, honey and heritage crafts. Live music. 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays (April-October), with a winter market through mid-December. 250 Pigeon Street in the parking lot of the HART Theatre in Waynesville. waynesvillefarmersmarket.com.

Original Waynesville Tailgate Market Fruits, vegetables, black walnuts, organic food and other homemade products. 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays (May-October). 171 Legion Drive at the American Legion in Waynesville (behind Bogart’s restaurant). 828.456.1830.

Genesis Gardens 276 Chambers Farm Lane (in historic Bethel), Canton, 28716; 828.356.4783 or genesisgardens.net. Haywood’s only commercial flower farm. 45-plus varieties of flowers. U-Pick, wedding flowers and plant starts available.

Frog Holler Organiks 234 Tommy Boyd Road, Waynesville, 28785; 828.356.7652 or frogholler.net. Open most Saturdays, March-May, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.or by appointment. U-Pick flowers and herbs.

Jehova Rash Farms, LLC 170 Joe Mooney Road, Clyde, 28721. 828.779.0397 or jehovaraahfarm.com. Variety of flowers, U pick or we pick. By appointment only.

The Ten Acre Garden 158 Chambers Farm Lane (in historic Bethel), Canton, 28716; 828.235.9667. April-October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries when in season.

Wildcat Ridge Farm 3553 Panther Creek Road, Clyde, 28721. 828.627.6751 or wildcatridgefarm.com. Fresh cut peonies and plants — herbaceous and intersectional. U-Pick or we pick during bloom season. Cut flowers for special events.

38

Christmas Tree Farms Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm 445 Boyd Farm Road, Waynesville, 28785. 828.926.8888, 828.506.3513 or boydmountainchristmastreefarm.com. Open every weekend from November- December. Christmas trees, pre-cut or choose-and-cut. Wreaths, roping, and garlands. Or, visit retail lot at 1368 Dellwood Road, Waynesville, 28786, for Christmas trees and greenery.

Dutch Cove Christmas Tree Farm 280 Setzer Drive, Canton, 28716; 828.400.0806 or dctreefarm@aol.com. Seasonal November-December. Open Monday-Friday, afternoons. Open all day Saturday; for other hours, call for appointment.

Mehaffey Tree Farm 24 Corner Drive, Waynesville, 28786; 828.926.1424 or mehaffeytreefarm.com November and December. Fresh Fraser Fir Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths, apple cider, hot chocolate, restrooms and tree selections easily accessible to the young and young at heart.

Nesbitt Christmas Tree Farm 333 Sunset Ridge Road, Clyde, 28721; 828.456.9914, 828.400.2244 or email djnesbitt@bellsouth.net. November-December, seven days a week. Monday-Friday 2 p.m. to dark; Saturday all day; Sunday 11 a.m. to dark. Christmas trees, wreaths, swags, arches. All day on Thanksgiving and week prior. Other hours by appointment.

WNC Christmas Trees 2436 Jonathan Creek Road, Waynesville, 28785; 828.926.3224 or wnclandscaping.com. November and December. For the holidays, visit thefarm for choose and cut or balled Fraser firs, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Out and about in Haywood

Museums

HART Theatre

Shelton House

Haywood Arts Regional Theatre is an award-winning, top-notch regional theater group that puts on productions on two main stages and a studio theater throughout the year. Its two theaters are unique and intimate, and there is also a full-service bistrorestaurant on premises for dinner before shows or cockHaywood Arts Regional Theatre. tails. 828.456.6322 or harttheatre.com.

Housing the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts, this historic home in downtown Waynesville houses an extensive collection of crafts, artifacts, and antique furniture. 828.452.1551 or sheltonhouse.org.

Shook House

World Methodist Museum.

|

The Strand

Classic Wineseller This intimate performance venue and restaurant features live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year. Reservations recommended. 828.452.6000.

Colonial Theater

World Methodist Museum

Historic theater turned concert venue in downtown Canton and host of Balsam Range’s Winter Concert Series. 828.235.2760.

This museum on the grounds of Lake Junaluska — the headquarters for the southeastern jurisdiction of the Methodist Church and the home of the World Methodist Council — tells the story of the United Methodism from its beginnings with John Wesley and its history in the United States. 828.456.9432

Home of the American Clogging Hall of Fame World Championships every October, this popular venue in a barn-like setting hosts music and traditional dancing throughout the year. 828.926.7767.

www.HaywoodChamber.com

80-seat theater on Waynesville’s Main Street that has first-run movies, live music, and other special events. Open for coffee, beer, wine, specialty sodas and more most evenings. 828.283.0079 or 38main.com

Stompin’ Ground

Experience Haywood 2017

Started in 1795, this house is the oldest in Western North Carolina and served as a stop for circuit-riding Methodist ministers. It now houses historic artifacts from those times and is on the National Register of Historic Places. shookmuseum.org.

Canton Area Historical Museum Maggie Valley Opry House World-renowned banjo picker Raymond Fairchild, a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, performs most nights with other guest musicians at this downhome-style venue in Maggie Valley. 828.926.9336.

Contains photographs and historic items tracing the history of Canton and the Champion Paper Mill. Also has information about nearby Bethel and Cruso communities. 828.235.9238 or cantonnc.com.

In search of the perfect item Offering everything from the latest fashions to handmade items from Appalachian crafters, shoppers can find it all by exploring the vast retail opportunities in Haywood County. There’s an endless array of establishments displaying their goods for curious window shoppers. Looking for that special piece of art to hang in your home? Take a stroll through the T. Pennington or Twigs & Leaves Gallery. How about a pair of hiking boots or vintage children’s toy? Mast General Store carries it. Need a pick me up to get the day going? Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters & Café or Trailhead Bakery has just the beverage. Don’t forget the farmer’s market, where local farmers bring forth produce as fresh as it is delicious. Within the walls of these spots are kind and helpful folks behind the counter, ready and willing to not only welcome you to the area, but also assist you with any query one may have. Want to know the best local fishing spots? Cast your curiosity into Hunter Banks Co. Fly Fishing. What about the history of Appalachian crafts and their importance? Stop by the Museum of NC Handicrafts. Where are the best motorcycle routes in the area? Smoky Mountain Steel Horses knows all the prized rides. Besides all of the local businesses, there’s also plenty of big name stores in the country like Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart, Belk and Badcock catering to your every need, whether it be home furnishings, electronics or outdoor accessories.

39


LEISURE

Into the great wide open Haywood County offers a unique quality of life. Its mix of small-town attributes, cultural amenities and outdoor recreation make it a truly special place to call home or to visit. And it is surrounded by many special places that attract travelers from across the country. Here are few of the highlights that are either in Haywood or nearby. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Cataloochee Valley History and nature intersect in this picturesque meadow, a long, narrow valley cradled by mountains on all sides that was once a thriving pioneer community that was part of Haywood County. Cataloochee Valley is also home to intact farm houses, churches, schoolhouse and cemeteries that can be toured by car and short walks. There are several hiking trails that start in the valley, and it is also a favored location for trout anglers. From Maggie Valley, take U.S. 276 north toward I-40, but just before the interstate, turn left on Cove Creek Road, which leads up and over the Cataloochee Divide and winds down into the valley. Beware the narrow, gravel road.

Oconaluftee Visitor Center Along with knowledgeable rangers who can help you plan your time in the park, fabulous exhibits will take you back in time among the early

Beautiful beasts A herd of elk has been reintroduced to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park after the animals were wiped out from this part of the country in the 1800s. The herd is thriving, and the Haywood County section of the park is where most live. Most elk are located in the Cataloochee Valley area in the southeastern section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As the elk have begun to migrate out of the park area you can frequently see elk in and around the

40

settlers and Cherokee who called these mountains home. The visitor center chronicles the culture and history of the Smokies and is also a great starting point for anyone visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located on U.S. 441 at the North Carolina entrance to the park, just outside of Cherokee and a few hundred yards from the southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway. 828.497.1904.

where you are. The milemarker number is listed for the recommended stops on the Parkway and should be easy to find by watching the mileposts.

Shining Rock Wilderness One of the original components of the Wilderness System created in September 1964, it is the largest designated wilderness area in North Carolina and is located entirely in Haywood County.

Purchase Knob The Blue Ridge Parkway is perhaps America’s most scenic byway, a ribbon of sweeping curves and stunning vistas stretching 469 miles from Cherokee to Virginia that stretches from one end of Haywood County to another. It’s hard to get lost on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It only goes in two directions — north or south. Short, wooden posts along the edge of the road mark off each mile, making it easy to know exactly

The Appalachian Highland Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob is on 535 acres in Haywood County that is contiguous with the rest of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The site includes a historic cabin, two buildings which contain offices, laboratory space, a 50-person classroom, and housing for up to eight visiting scientists. The center averages about 5,000 visiting scientists, students and teachers each year. Beautiful spot for hiking with great views.

park as they wander into White Oak, Maggie Valley and other parts of Haywood County. Most of the calves in Cataloochee are born in June. The cows hide their calves in the high grass. For safety and to avoid disturbing the calves, visitors should stay out of the fields. Cows can be aggressive in protecting their young. By late June, visitors can often see the calves up and moving with the herd. During the summer, the herd can often be seen grazing in the fields, especially at sunrise and sunset. Bulls are “in velvet,” rapidly growing new antlers. The calves are growing quickly

and will gain as much as 140 pounds by winter. The mating season for elk is called the rut, which occurs from mid-September through the end of October. Large bulls bugle and fight for domination and the right to breed with the cows. This can be a dangerous time for visitors as the bulls can be aggressive with unpredictable behavior. When elk are present, federal regulations require that people remain at least 150 feet away and at a distance that does not disturb them. Failure to do so can result in fines and/or arrest.

The Blue Ridge Parkway


Waterfalls Waterfalls have long had an almost spiritual appeal among humans, and there are plenty in and around Haywood County. Whether one is an avid outdoorsman or an occasional hiker, there is something special about making a gorgeous waterfall the destination for a hike. There are hundreds of waterfalls in Western North Carolina, and there is a fairly extensive list and an interactive map on The Smoky Mountain News website at www.smokymountainnews.com (navigate to the “Outdoors” section to find it). The following waterfalls are just a few of the more popular near Haywood:

Soco Falls Soco Falls is the closest large fall to Maggie Valley. Two creeks flow over steep rock cascades at a right angle from each other. There’s a wooden platform that faces the higher of the two falls. The other falls is nearly impossible to see face on without going down to the base of the falls. There’s a really steep dirt incline that goes down there without a lot to hold on to. I’ve never gotten the guts to slide down – especially with my camera. From Maggie Valley, drive north on U.S. 19. You’ll pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway. After passing the Blue Ridge Parkway, drive 1.4 miles to a pull off on the left. A short, steep path goes down between the guardrails. Follow the trail, which leads to a wooden platform.

Fishing The waterways in the Smoky Mountains attract trout fishermen from around the world, and it’s no wonder. Whether you’re in search of native brook trout or trophy-sized browns, you can find just the right river to make it happen. Western North Carolina recently hosted the World Fly Fishing championships, and the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians recently opened in nearby Bryson City. In Haywood County, places like Cataloochee Valley or the Pisgah National Forest offer miles of backcountry streams. Easily accessible streams like Richland Creek and Jonathan Creek are also popular for those without the time or inclination to venture into the backcountry.

Whitewater Nantahala NPS PHOTO

Midnight Hole There’s not much of a waterfall at Midnight Hole, but if you’re looking for a good place to jump in the water, this is it. Midnight Hole is very popular and crowded at times. Swimmers can jump off the rocks into the pool. The water is cold and crystal clear and feels wonderful after the hike on a hot, muggy afternoon. Take I-40 Exit 451 in Tennessee. It will be the first exit after you cross the state line. Stay left after crossing the Pigeon River and follow the road 2 miles. You’ll drive by a power plant and community park. You’ll come to a stop sign at an intersection. Go straight through the intersection and enter the Big Creek section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Follow the gravel road 0.8 miles to a picnic area and campground entrance. From the parking area, walk back up the road. You’ll see a sign on the left for the trailhead. The hike to Midnight Hole is about 1.5 miles. Stay on the main path and the hole is on the left. The hike is easy. Horses and their riders also frequent the trail.

Waterfall on West Fork Pigeon River The waterfall on West Fork Pigeon River runs under an old stone bridge on N.C. 215. Although this waterfall isn’t one to plan a trip around, if you’re driving on N.C. 215, it’s worth a stop. You can take shots from the road and the bridge but watch out for traffic. The waterfall is under a bridge on N.C. 215, 4.2 miles from where N.C. 215 crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s 13.6 miles south of where N.C. 215 intersects with U.S. 276.

The Nantahala River is a world-class paddling adventure. No experience is necessary to climb on board a raft with an outfitter and take a guided trip down the pristine rapids of the Nanty. The Nantahala has been called everyman’s river. It is an 8-mile run of basically Class II rapids (19 of them) with Class III Nantahala Falls waiting at the end. There is a slalom course on the river at the Nantahala Outdoor Center as well as “the wave” for playboaters. It is a wonderful river for rafting and beginner kayakers. Several outfitters on the river allow raft rentals without guides, and they’ll also shuttle you to the put-in.

Pigeon The Pigeon River, which flows through Haywood County, boasts Class IV and Class III rapids along with easygoing sections for a varied whitewater experience with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a backdrop. The Pigeon has scheduled releases from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, providing a shorter but exciting trip. A number of outfitters are located in Hartford, Tennessee.

41


LEISURE

Cycling the Smokies With nearly 50 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway and plenty of scenic highways and rural routes, Haywood County is a paradise for cyclists. Check out some of our favorites routes below or go to www.visitncsmokies.com to download ride information.

Sunburst Climb A fun ride with little climbing as you pedal deep into the woods west of Canton. Be sure to stop for a few pictures at Lake Logan, an Episcopal Retreat Center where cabins can be rented. If camping is your pleasure, take note as you turn around at Sunburst Recreation Area. On your return, you will pass by numerous farms as you loop back via Lovejoy Road and all too soon find yourself back at Canton’s Rec Park. Ride begins at the Canton Recreation Park on Penland Street/N.C. 215 in Canton. Parking, sheltered picnic tables, and restrooms available. (29.4 miles, for advanced beginner and above)

Cold Mountain Loop

Haywood County is gaining popularity as a place for runners, cyclists, and others who like to participate in endurance sports. The Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon every May. The half marathon starts on Waynesville’s scenic Main Street and winds through town, into rural mountains and back before ending in the historic Frog Level district. Also, every August Haywood County hosts the Lake Logan Multisports Festival, a series of biathlons and triathlons of varying distances. Competitors from across the country have made this one of the region’s most popular racing events. The rural Bethel community hosts the Bethel Half Marathon every October, a relatively flat mountain half marathon that is among the most scenic races in the region. • Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon – May 5, 2018 • Bethel Half Marathon — October 2018

This route lets your legs warm up during the ride out the Pigeon River Valley and past Lake Logan for a long, classic climb to stunning views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Twelve miles on the Parkway will reveal some of the most beautiful sights in our region. As you drop sharply away from the Parkway on U.S. 276, you will understand why you ascended from the Lake Logan side. Pedal through the Cruso community and along the East Fork of the Pigeon River for many of the miles back to your starting point. Park at the Blue Demon Ball Park of the Bethel Middle School on Poindexter Road/N.C. 215 on the north side of the field — bathrooms in building near walking track and bleachers. (44.7 miles, strong intermediate and above)

Hyder Mountain Loop Head into the country on a well-shouldered road, passing by the Pigeon River. Once over Interstate 40 continue down the river valley until it is time to climb Hyder Mountain. Most of the climb is conquered in the first half-mile with views that will reward your effort. Soon enough you’re on the twisting descent to another crossing of the Pigeon River. Then it’s just a left turn and a right turn back to your bike carrier. Ride begins at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church on Old Clyde Road (N.C. 209) in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Park in the gravel area next to the Fire Department across from the church. (9.9 miles, for intermediate and above)

Skiing and Winter Fun Traditionally one of the earliest ski resorts in the Southeast to open and one of the last to close, Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley has 18 slopes and trails, 740 feet of vertical drop at an elevation of 5,400 feet, and unmatched snowmaking capabilities. Full service rental shop has more than 4,000 sets of ski and snowboarding equipment plus a state-of-the-art boot drying system. www.cataloochee.com or 800.768.0285.

Winter Hiking and Crosscountry Skiing With more than 800 miles of trails in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hundreds of miles more in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests and the Shining Rock Wilderness Area, Haywood County is a hiker’s paradise. Many winter days have temperatures in the high 50s, and with all the leaves gone from the trees, every winter hike offers views that just don’t exist during the more popular summer and fall seasons. Whether it’s the popular Sams Knob hike in Shining Rock or a section of the Appalachian Trail in the GSMNP, getting outdoors in winter can be an exhilarating experience. Also, the Blue Ridge Parkway and many national forest trails are great for cross-country skiing after being blanketed by a winter snow.

42


Walking & Hiking Simply getting outside is one of the favorite pastimes for people in Western North Carolina, whether that’s a pleasant walk along a greenway or a strenuous hike up a mountain. Greenways and walking trails are easy to find in Haywood County and often take you along beautiful creeks and waterways. Here’s a quick list of the most popular walking areas.

Quilts represent a much-loved symbol of comfort, family, heritage, and community, and the Haywood County Quilt Trails (HCQT) project aims to engage the community by providing yet another reason to explore Haywood County and enjoy the surrounding beauty. Vibrant quilt patterns are painted on pre-built wooden squares ranging from two feet to eight feet in size. haywoodquilttrails.com.

Teein’ Up Haywood County is home to a variety of public and private courses, offering some of the finest golf experiences in the Southeast. Rolling hills, lush forests and picturesque ponds are just some of the features found on these majestic fairways and greens. Courses are challenging for seasoned veterans and yet inviting and enjoyable for novice beginners. With the picturesque mountains of Southern Appalachia as a backdrop, players find comfort and solace in the timeless beauty of their surroundings. Acclaimed professionals and a helpful staff are available at each of these venues, where visitors and local residents alike are shown the true meaning of southern hospitality.

Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort and Spa, Waynesville 27 holes, open year-round, lessons, pro shop, lodging, dining, bar, tennis, swimming. Each 9-hole course par 35. 828.456.3551. thewaynesvilleinn.com.

Lake Junaluska Golf Course, Waynesville 18 holes, open year-round, pro shop. Other activities available at the lake including tennis and swimming. Par 68. 828.456.5777. lakejunaluska.com.

Laurel Ridge Country Club, Waynesville laurelridgegolf.com. 18 holes, open year-round, lessons, pro shop, lodging, dining, tennis, swimming, Par 72. 828.456.3200.

Maggie Valley Club, Maggie Valley 18 holes, open year-round, pro shop, lodging, dining, tennis, swimming. 866.659.4725. maggievalleyclub.com.

Springdale Country Club, Cruso 18 holes, driving range, lessons, pro shop, lodging, dining. Par 74. 800.553.3027. springdalegolf.com.

If a greenway is too tame, then there are certainly hikes of all levels in and around the wilderness areas of Haywood County. Here are a few of our favorites:

n Boogerman Trail — This 3.8-mile loop hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes you past old growth hemlocks and Robert “Booger” Palmer’s home place (hence the name). There’s plenty of creek views and wildflowers. Nearly a mile in, you’ll see a sing for Boogerman Trail. To avoid a relentless and steep climb, continue further up Caldwell Fork Trail and take the upper loop of Boogerman Trail. The hike begins near the Cataloochee campground. Drive past the campground about 500 feet and park in the next to the footbridge. This is an unofficial parking area and fills up quickly on the weekends. You may have to park on the road. Easy. n Hemphill Bald — The Loop hike at Hemphill Bald is 13.7 miles in total, but just 4.7 miles in will get you to the Bald. The bald was named after a pioneer family. From the Blue Ridge Parkway intersection with U.S. 19 in Maggie Valley go South on the Parkway toward the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At milepost 458.2 turn right on Heintooga Ridge Road. Continue for approximately 6 miles to the trailhead at Polls Gap. Medium. n Mount Sterling Gap Trail — This low ridge trail begins at Mt. Sterling Gap on Cataloochee-Big Creek Road. It’s only 2.8 miles to the firetower, but is rated extremely strenuous because of a 2,000-foot climb in 2.3 miles along an old jeep trail to the ridge just below the firetower. This firetower is one of three remaining in the Park. There are several excellent lookouts from the trail prior to reaching the main ridge, but the view from the tower is unequalled in the Park. The view includes the Pigeon River Gorge (below), the Unaka Mountains, the main ridge of the Smokies, the Black Mountains (east), and the end of the Southern Appalachians. The peak is a crossroads with trails leading up from Cataloochee, Baxter Creek, and Pretty Hollow Gap Trail, which is 14 miles in and of itself. The Sterling Gap trailhead is located on N.C. 284 at Mt. Sterling Gap. Difficult.

www.HaywoodChamber.com

Quilt Trail

|

Haywood County and particularly downtown Waynesville are home to dozens of galleries featuring a variety of fine art and crafts. The first Friday of every month from May through December is Art After Dark in downtown Waynesville, with galleries staying open late with working artists available to discuss and demonstrate their work. downtownwaynesville.com.

Experience Haywood 2017

Galleries/Art Walks

n Waynesville’s Richland Creek Greenway — An approximately 1-mile walk along Richland Creek that extends from the Waynesville Recreation center to Vance Street Park. Includes a dog park and handicap-accessible fishing pier, along with plants and trees that are labeled for easy identification. www.waynesvilleparksandrec.com. n Canton Greenway — A 1.5-mile riverwalk along the Pigeon River and going through the Canton Recreation Park. cantonnc.com. n Lake Junaluska Walking Trail — This 2.6-mile loop around a gorgeous lake is probably the most popular walking trail in Haywood County. Historic architecture and a stunning rose walk. lakejunaluska.com. n Maggie Valley’s Parham Park — Mini-park with handicap-accessible fishing pier on Jonathan Creek. Park is along Maggie’s 3.7-mile walking path. townofmaggievalley.com.

43


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

RESOURCES

Being in good hands Haywood County has health care covered Haywood County citizens have plenty of options when it comes to health care. Haywood Regional Medical Center is a Duke LifePoint Hospital with169 beds whose services include seven operating rooms, advanced home care, behavioral health, critical care, diabetes education, hospice and palliative care, occupational health, orthopedics, pulmonary rehabilitation, sleep disorders, spine care services and women’s care center. The hospital has 930 employees and 150 physicians. Also, Mission Health System has expanded in Haywood County with a medical office building that offers more primary care, specialty care, imaging and laboratory services. It also offer tele-medicine that Mission says could save patients at trip to Asheville for even complex care. The 30,000 square-foot building is on 23 acres on Hospital Drive, adjacent to the not-for-profit company’s existing outpatient center. The new center is Mission Health’s fourth My Care Plus location and the first in Haywood County.

Health Care Centers Haywood Regional Medical Center currently offers two Urgent Care Centers in Haywood County, staffed with experts ready to serve your non-emergency injury or illness. ■ Urgent Care — Canton Exit 31 off I-40, Canton 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 7 Days a week 828.648.0282 ■ Urgent Care — West 556 Hazelwood Avenue, Waynesville 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 7 Days a week 828.452.8890 ■ Hospice — Haywood Hospice & Palliative Care is available at The Homestead. 127 Sunset Ridge Road in Clyde. 828.452.5039 ■ Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center — 54,000-square-foot state-ofthe-art facility with indoor track, gymnasium, weight machines and equipment, steam and sauna. Day passes available. 828.452.8080 ■ Mission Outpatient Care Center 490 Hospital Drive, Clyde 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 828.456.9006 or 828.454.6091.

Learning from the best “Success for today, preparation for tomorrow and learning for a lifetime” is the mission statement for and sums up the vision of Haywood County Schools. With schools far smaller than the state average, the system is able to offer its 7,200 students a great deal of personal attention. In terms of student performance, Haywood is in the recently ranked 11 out of 115 school districts in North Carolina on test score performance is in the top 5 percent with its SAT scores. Haywood County has 15 public schools and one public charter school.

Public schools ■ Bethel Elementary ■ Bethel Middle School ■ Canton Middle School ■ Central Haywood High ■ Clyde Elementary ■ Haywood Early College ■ Hazelwood Elementary ■ Jonathan Valley Elementary ■ Junaluska Elementary ■ Meadowbrook Elementary ■ North Canton Elementary ■ Pisgah High School ■ Riverbend Elementary ■ Tuscola High School ■ Waynesville Middle School Charter schools ■ Shinning Rock Classical Academy

44


Higher Learning he universities and community colleges serving Haywood County and all of Western North Carolina are as good as they get, attracting a plethora of local and out-of-state students and distinguished professors and faculty members. Those students and faculty add to the diverse, vibrant culture of the region, while the colleges also provide a source of highly skilled employees.

T

Experience Haywood 2017

828-456-6111 www.selecthomeswnc.com info@selecthomeswnc.com

www.HaywoodChamber.com

■ Haywood Community College offers more than 50 programs. About 2,400 students took courses during the 2015-16 academic year. Departments include arts, sciences and natural resources, business and industry, and health and human services. It also offers distance learning and continuing education opportunities. haywood.edu. ■ Western Carolina University, part of the University of North Carolina system, serves more than 10,340 students, including 8,800 undergraduates and 1,500 enrolled in graduate programs. Offering more than 220 majors, it includes the nation’s highest-ranked entrepreneurship and project management programs. Boasting the nation’s first accredited four-year emergency medical care program, the university also has a criminal justice program upon which North Carolina has modeled an accreditation program. wcu.edu. ■ Southwestern Community College provides coursework in arts, sciences, career technologies and health services. Over 2,600 students enter more than 60 programs, while another 5,500 participate in the school’s ongoing continuation programs. southwesterncc.edu. ■ UNC Asheville, part of the University of North Carolina system, is the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the 17-institution University of North Carolina system. Perennially selected as one of the best colleges in the country for the price, the university focuses on critical thinking by taking students outside of their chosen fields of study. With over 30 different majors, the D-1 campus employs 214 full-time faculty members, which provides its 3,600 undergraduate students with an average class size of 19. unca.edu. ■ Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students. Established as a trade school, it has 39 career programs and classes that are transferable to any university in the UNC system. abtech.edu.

Residential & Commercial Long-Term Rentals

|

Full Service Property Management Company Over 275 long term rentals See our avalible homes online or call for details

Serving Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee

Providing Energy Efficient, Healthy Structures Since 1988

Contractors Construction Managers Design/Build 90-17

179 INDUSTRIAL PARK DRIVE • WAYNESVILLE, NC 28786

828-452-4500 • www.clarkandleatherwood.com 45


BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

Connecting the Community

Rick and Michele Rogers.

September 2016 Select Homes Property Management Located on Montgomery Street in downtown Waynesville, Select Homes Property Management was opened in 1998. Their mission is to provide the best quality service, where

TD Bank expanded into Western North Carolina in 2011. DONATED PHOTO

46

they demonstrate integrity, education, professionalism, loyalty and community involvement. Select Homes is a full-service property management company, specializing in long-term rentals. It’s a business where they’re landlord investors for homeowner unable to sell their home, who then can generate income from renting the property for the homeowner. As of 2017, they manage upwards of 275 properties and also teach a property management course to better inform those looking to further their knowledge and expertise on the subject. Owners Michele and Rick Rogers serve on the board of directors for Sarge’s Animal Rescue. Michele was also a past board member of ARC of Haywood, and is currently on the general board of the Downtown Waynesville Association. The goals of Select Homes are to stay educated in their field (nationally and locally), stay innovative and streamlined, and also still adhere to “good old-fashioned customer service.”

October 2016 TD Bank TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank has been providing legendary customer experiences for over 150 years, expanding to West-

ern North Carolina in 2011 after the acquisition of Carolina First Bank. With a focus to be the best run, customerfocused, integrated financial institution, with a unique and inclusive employee culture, TD Bank’s principle services are both personal and business deposit and lending products along with a variety of investment solutions. TD Bank’s primary customers are individuals and small businesses. They grow their customer base by being involved in the community in various ways. They offer a “Bank At Work” program that provides special benefits to employees of local businesses. The “Affinity” package helps nonprofit organizations raise much needed funds. As well, they teach financial education classes, called “WOWzones,” at local schools showing children the importance of budgeting and saving. They also volunteer with local organizations. TD Bank, recognizes that customer’s needs change and therefore, to be a successful financial institution, they must always be innovating and tailoring their products to fit each customer’s situation. They do this by holding customer round table discussions and conducting focus groups. These activities provide great insight into the customer’s mind — what they like, don’t like, want to change, etc. They


also have a strong belief in diversity both internally and externally that encourages inventive solutions. Each year, TD Bank participates in two major drives. They are the United Way “Employee Giving Campaign” and the Special Olympics “Fundraising Campaign” — both of which raise funds that benefit families and children in our local markets, including Western North Carolina. The members of our Waynesville branch are also involved in organizations that directly benefit members of Haywood County including Women of Waynesville, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Altrusa and the Haywood County Schools Foundation.

Eat. Sleep. Hike. Repeat.

Experience Haywood 2017

November 2016 Lake Junaluska Animal Hospital

MB Haynes Corporation MB Haynes makes delighting customers its top priority. Headquartered in Asheville, MB Haynes leads the way in providing skilled expertise to industrial, institutional, commercial and residential customers. Starting out as solely an electrical contracting company, they hold the oldest active electrical contractor’s license in North Carolina (#3U). Plumbing, security systems, solar systems, heating and cooling, storm response, traffic signal installation, industrial construction and general contracting are all covered under the Haynes umbrella. They also offer residential installations and repair services for plumbing, electrical, HVAC and solar/energy solutions. For Haywood County, they operate Haynes

Lodging & Dining Available. Call for Reservations. Waynesville, NC ——————————————————

COUNTRY INN

—————————————————————

RETAIL Wine Beer Champagne Port Cigars Area’s Largest Selection

800.789.7672 • TheSwag.com

www.HaywoodChamber.com

December 2016

|

Striving to provide pets and clients with “excellent, affordable veterinary care,” the Lake Junaluska Animal Hospital on Asheville Road in Waynesville specializes in wellness/routine exams, surgical/emergency services, lab work, boarding, digital radiology, companion laser therapy, ultrasound, endoscopy and dental care. Last year, they opened Haywood Animal Emergency, a muchneeded service that helps the community with pet emergencies after-hours. The hospital also participates in many local and regional rescue groups, as Bill Snyder well as the Sarge’s Dog Walk, all to get the stray population healthy and adopted, atop of getting the word out on animal awareness in our neighborhoods. The goal of the hospital is to “serve and love the community…not just with human beings, but also with their beloved pets.”

RESTAURANT Charcuterie Tapas Small Plates Desserts Live Music Fridays & Saturdays

20 Church Street, Waynesville, NC 828‐452‐6000 • classicwineseller.com 47


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

The employees of MB Haynes. DONATED PHOTO

Heating & Cooling, with employee Travis Hyatt recently honored as the “Young Professional of the Year” at the Haywood Chamber of Commerce annual “Installation Dinner.” In addition, Hyatt was inducted as a board member, representing the “Young Professionals of Haywood.” The focus of the company is on completing all jobs with the best quality workmanship, whether it is a turnkey project or an individual service. Quality, commitment and character are the foundation values and they are well ingrained into their culture. They believe that excellence begins with their employees, and that is why they provide the very best training and safety programs. At MB Haynes, its employees are not just numbers — they are part of a team that takes great pride in providing the best services to their valued customers.

February 2017 Sheila Gahagan, CPA After working for other Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firms for over 10 years, Sheila Gahagan decided to start her own business in 2008. Gahagan is a full-service CPA firm, offering payroll, bookkeeping, consulting, compilations, review, audit and tax services. The business specializes in reviews and audits for nonprofits and governmental entities, and tax services for businesses and business owners. The goal of the business is simple: instead of “mass-producing” services, Gahagan would only take on enough work in which she could still provide personalized services to her clients. To

48

strengthen a working relationship, Gahagan encourages clients to call with questions requiring quick and informed responses, and also assist clients with improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their organization or business — now and in the future As a business owner, Gahagan has been a chamber member for years, and recently become a Rotarian. She feels fortunate to have given back to many nonprofit organizations in the county. GahaSheila Gahagan gan noted “people know when you’re working for them and have their best interest in mind.”

March 2017

Erin Patton and Jen Leichssenring. DONATED PHOTO

Kanini’s A beloved catering and culinary destination on North Main Street in Waynesville, Kanini’s began in 2008 as an idea that bubbled to life in the heart of Blue Ridge Food Ventures in Asheville. With their daily lunch specials and wideranging options for event catering, they aim to create and serve “convenient, quick and nutritious meals using fresh and all natural ingredients.” At the heart of their operation is a keen sense of their customer base, where they know

the needs of the clients, their preferences, and how to ideally met those needs with an array of recipes and dishes. In terms of working with nonprofits, Kanini’s participates in the “Power of Pink” sales fundraitse and discounting event catering for the Haywood Habitat for Humanity. Aside from their original business plan, they make new goals each year, for company growth and owner expectations, all of which are continually executed to perfection.


Experience Haywood 2017 | www.HaywoodChamber.com

Inn at Tranquility Farm. PHIL & KRISTEN PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO

April 2017 Inn at Tranquility Farm The mission of the Inn at Tranquility Farm on Camp Branch Road in Waynesville is to provide the highest quality customer service experience possible for their clients and guests. The inn makes every effort for our local and destination visitors alike to enjoy the natural beauty and charm that Western North Carolina has to offer. An event venue that specializes in weddings, the inn’s primary focus is to provide a service that goes above and far beyond their guests’ expectations to create a “walking testimonial” from all who attend. Their approach is based upon going the extra mile at every opportunity. They know that people are putting a lot of trust in them to help on one of the most important days of their life. From the facility maintenance to the amenities offered, the inn has guest satisfaction as a top priority. The inn partners with local organizations several times a year to host community based events. They’re happy to donate the space and services to support causes that benefit Haywood County and those who live in it.

May 2017 Stanberry Insurance Founded by Larry Stanberry in 1980, Stanberry Insurance on Walnut Street in Waynesville set out to serve the local community in Jackson County. Today, with three locations run by Scott & Kevin Stanberry, the company proudly serves all of Western North Carolina

Sheila Gahagan, CPA Specializing in Audits, Reviews & Tax Preparation.

229 PENLAND STREET, CLYDE, NC Phone (828) 627-1040 Fax (828) 627-2329 49


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

The Classic Wineseller. DONATED PHOTO

with customers and clients in neighboring states as well. On the customer side, Stanberry works with carriers that are addressing the needs of a changing market place whether it’s coverages for people who want to rent out their vacation home through Air BNB for most of the year, or drivers who want to work for Uber or Lyft. On the employee side, they John Patterson have made changes in technology to make it possible for staff to seamlessly work from home, communicate easier with each other in office or on the go. Technology has opened up not only what they can do for themselves and their customers, but also, the way in which they can do it. Stanberry Insurance is committed to the

50

communities that they serve. From donating to local schools (from elementary on up through college), they support local events like “Greening up The Mountains” and organizations like Sarge’s Animal Rescue. They also sponsor several youth sports.

June 2017 The Classic Wineseller Opened in 1998, The Classic Wineseller is a downtown Waynesville haven for gourmet food, wine and cigar aficionados, as well as music lovers. Tucked underneath Church Street in a cozy basement setting, the Wineseller has become a live music destination for local, regional and national acts, mainly focusing on jazz, blues and singer-songwriters. Focusing on an intimate atmosphere, with the finest of selections in food and beverages, the restaurant and retail shop strive to educate as well as serve their customers, as seen by the wide-ranging knowledge of owners Richard and Kay Miller.

The Wineseller has given to the community by honoring Haywood County Veterans with an Asheville Symphony and Voices in the Laurel concert it brought to Lake Junaluska, renovation of the Mini Park on Main Street, contributing to Main Street lighting program, offering charity and fundraising dinners for nonprofit organizations, and donating items for charity auctions and door prizes. Richard has served on the Downtown Waynesville Association board of directors and was a former board president for the DWA, and also the Haywood Arts Council. He volunteered construction work for Folkmoot USA, and started the Church Street Arts & Crafts Festival. He was named a Main Street Champion for development in the downtown district. His first food venture was in the early 1980s with Tom’s Dairy Bar on Main Street, followed by Chef ’s Table, Patio Bistro, Church Street Depot, and now expanding to Canton with the Pigeon River Grille (located inside BearWaters Brewing). He also developed the town home communities of Cypress Villa, Cypress Meadows, and Cypress Creek.


Experience Haywood 2017

Waynesville

| www.HaywoodChamber.com

Find more at WaynesvilleNC.gov Gavin Brown – Mayor; Gary Caldwell – Alderman/Mayor Pro Tem Jon Feichter, Julia Freeman, LeRoy Roberson – Aldermen

51


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

Membership Directory ANIMAL ADOPTION Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. 256 Industrial Park Dr., Waynesville, NC 8786 (828) 246-9050 sargeexecdir@gmail.com www.sargeanimals.org

ANTIQUES Balsam Antique Mall 25 Muse Business Park, STE 1, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-7070 balsammall@yahoo.com

APARTMENTS Haywood Rentals - Mauney Cove & Meadowland Apartments 58 Pigeon St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1688 dcj2905@bellsouth.net www.haywoodrentalsnc.com Mountain Trace Apartments PO Box 151, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6111 info@selecthomes.com www.mountaintrace.net Mountain View Housing, Inc. 30 Patrick Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-3565 mountainview.housing@gmail.com VantagePointe Homes @ Balsam Mountain 17 Wilkinson Pass Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-5505 leasing@balsammountainapartments.com www.balsammountainapartments.com

APPLIANCES Massie Furniture Co Inc. 45 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3311 jeff@massiefurniture.net

ART GALLERIES AND STUDIOS Art on Depot - A Studio & Gallery 250 Depot St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-0218 cathey@artondepotgallery.com www.artondepotgallery.com

52

Inspired Art Ministry, Inc. 180 Lenoir Cir., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9197 Charspaintings@msn.com iamclasses.webs.com Mud Dabbers Pottery PO Box 367, Balsam, NC 28707 (828) 456-1916 judydods@bellsouth.net www.muddabbers.com T. Pennington Art Gallery, Inc. 15 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-9284 tpennart@bellsouth.net www.tpennington.com Twigs & Leaves Gallery 98 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-1940 gallery@twigsandleaves.com www.twigsandleaves.com Village Framer 56 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0823 ncjeannie@live.com

ATTORNEY/LEGAL SERVICES James Weaver Kirkpatrick III, PA 37 Branner Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0801 kirk@jwklaw.net www.kirkpartricklawfirm.com Joel R. Weaver, PA 41 Woodland Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-0880 Joel.jwpa@gmail.com Minick Law, PC 258 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 333-5035 robert@gilligianlaw.net www.minicklaw.com Wenzel & Wenzel, PLLC 166 Branner Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-9099 derek@wenzellawfirm.com www.wenzellawfirm.com

ATTRACTIONS Cataloochee Guest Ranch 119 Ranch Dr., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-1401 info@cataloocheeranch.com www.cataloocheeranch.com

Cataloochee Ski Area 1080 Ski Lodge Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-0285 tbrown@cataloochee.com www.cataloochee.com Cataloochee Valley Tours, Inc. 49 Fancy Ln., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 450-7985 tourguide@cataloocheevalleytours.com www.cataloocheevalleytours.com Oconaluftee Indian Village and Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama PO Box 398, Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-2111 groupsandtouring@cherokeeadventure.com www.cherokeehistorical.org Elevated Mountain Distilling Company 3732 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 944-0766 info@elevatedmountain.com Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 225 Everett St., Bryson City, NC 28713 (800) 872-4681 marketing@gsmr.com www.gsmr.com Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort 777 Casino Dr., Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-8227 janhyatt@cherokee.harrahs.com www.HarrahsCherokee.com Museum of NC Handicrafts 49 Shelton St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1551 andera.long@sheltonhouse.org www.sheltonhouse.org Rafting in the Smokies PO Box 592, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (800) 776-7238 Groupsales@raftinginthesmokies.com www.raftinginthesmokies.com Rolling Thunder River Company 10160 Highway 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-2030 rafting@rollingthunderriverco.com www.RollingThunderRiverCo.com Santa’s Land 571 Wolfetown Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-9191 santaslandmiami@yahoo.com www.santaslandnc.net Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine Highway 441 N., Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-6574 www.smgrm.com

AUCTIONS WNC Regional Livestock Center, LLC 474 Stock Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 646-3700 wnclivestock@gmail.com www.wncrlc.com

AUTOMOTIVE Autobell Car Wash 525 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-0322 ghouser@autobell.com www.autobell.com Clark Tire 1034 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9468 waynesville@clarktire.com www.clarktire.com Ken Wilson Ford 769 Champion Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-2313 kenwilsonford@kwford.com www.kwford.com NAPA Auto Parts 56 New Clyde Highway, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 586-6569 napaautopartsofwnc.com PK Garage 3379 Dellwood Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 944-0808 pksgaragenc@gmail.com pksgarage.com Singleton’s Automotive 55 New Clyde Highway, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-8300 singletonsllc@bellsouth.net www.singletonsautomotive.com Taylor Motor Co. 524 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-5111 alanjones@taylormotorco.com www.taylormotorco.com Triangle Automotive Repair 1404 Brown Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-9226 triauto1404@yahoo.com Waynesville Automotive Group 285 Hyatt Creek Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2841 fred.waring@autostarusa.com www.waynesvilleauto.com


Waynesville Tire 65 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-5387 Waynesvilletire@gmail.com

BUSINESS

ORGANIZATIONS

Haywood County Board of Realtors 695 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-5096 exec@hcbor.org www.hcbor.org

Haywood Economic Development Council 28 Walnut St., STE 4, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3737 mclasby@haywoodchamber.com www.haywoodedc.org Historic Frog Level Merchants Association PO Box 1575, Waynesville, NC 28786 froglevelfestival@yahoo.com www.historicfroglevel.com Smoky Mountain Home Builders Association PO Box 162, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-0221 info@smokymountainhba.org www.smokymountainhba.org

BUSINESS SERVICES A to Z Signs & Engraving 1516 Sulphur Springs Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-0983 joan@AtoZsigns.net jacob@AtoZSings.net AmeriPride Linen & Uniform Services 398 Great Oak Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-2384 kevin.lowery@armeripride.com www.ameripride.com

North American Merchant Services 2 Town Sq., STE 300, Asheville, NC 28803 (888) 256-6267 chapman@nams365.com www.namerchantservices.com PIMSY EHR (Smoky Mountain Information Systems, Inc.) 33 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (877) 334-8512 hello@pimsyehr.com www.pimsyehr.com The Print Haus, Inc. 641 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-8622 chris@theprinthaus.com www.theprinthaus.com RJ Young 60 N. Market St., Suite 200c, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 785-1454 medwards@bos-inc.com www.rjyoung.com Smart Processing, LLC 53 Asheland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 225-1887 creece@smartprocessing.com www.smartprocessing.com

CHILD CARE Long’s Chapel UMC 175 Old Clyde Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 456-3993 churchadmin@longschapel.com www.longschapel.com

COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Altrusa of Waynesville, NC PO Box 947, Waynesille, NC 28786 (828) 276-6789 greatsmoky70@gmail.com www.waynesvillealtrusa.org

Haywood Advancement Foundation 28 Walnut St. STE 4, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3737 mclasby@haywoodchamber.com Haywood Christian Ministry 150 Branner Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4838 aprice@haywoodministry.org Haywood County Arts Council 86 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0593 info@haywoodarts.org www.haywoodarts.org

Chestnut Ridge 633 Turnpike Rd, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 549-8411 info@chestnutridge.events www.chestnutridge.events/tour Lake Logan Conference Center 25 Wormy Chestnut, Canton, NC 28716 ((828) 646-0095 lauri@lakelogan.org www.lakelogan.org Oak Park Inn & Conference Center 196 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-5328 oakparkinn@aol.com www.oakparkinn-waynesville.com ROOM 1902 1902 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 233-5510 PilFerguson@TheSellersAgency.com ROOM1902.com

CONSTRUCTION

LIFEWORKS with CWJC 56/58 Montgomery St., Waynesville, NC 28786 828) 546-3519 sledford66@gmail.com www.lifeworkswithcwjc.com

Ace Construction Enterprises PO Box 244, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 549-8223 contactus@aceconstructioninc.com www.aceconstructioninc.com

Mountain Projects, Inc. 2251 Old Balsam Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1447 pdavis@mountianprojects.org www.mountainprojects.org

America’s Home Place 335 NP&L Loop, Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-0990 mdipp@americahomeplace.com www.americashomeplace.com/CustomHome-Builders-In/Franklin

Reach of Haywood County 627 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-7898 reachofhaywood@att.net www.reachofhaywood.org

APAC TN Inc. - Harrison Division PO Box 6390, Knoxville, TN 37914 (828) 631-2836 gpfarmer@harrisoncc.com

The Arc of Haywood County 407 Welch St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1980 admin@arcofhaywood.org www.arcofhaywood.org The Community Kitchen 98 Pisgah Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-0014 thecommunitykitchen@gmail.com www.cantoncommunitykitchen.org The Salvation Army 290 Pigeon St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-7111 david.cope@uss.salvationarmy.org www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/waynesville

COMPUTER SERVICES

www.HaywoodChamber.com

Haywood County Tourism Development Authority 1110 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 944-0761 lynn@visitncsmokies.com www.visitncsmokies.com

Haywood Vocational Opportunities, Inc. 172 Riverbend St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4455 rstamey@hvoinc.com www.hvoinc.com

Great Smoky Mountain Association PO Box 130, Gatlingurg, TN 37738 (828) 646-7861 ginger@gsmassoc.com www.smokiesinformation.org

CONFERENCE AND MEETING SPACE

|

Haywood County Chamber of Commerce 28 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3021 chipps@haywoodchamber.com www.haywoodchamber.com

First Benefits Insurance Mutual, Inc. PO Box 1951, Raleigh, NC 27602 (888) 393-2667 ppirrotta@firstbenefits.org www.firstbenefits.org

Friends of the Smokies 160 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0720 anna@friendsofthesmokies.org www.friendsofthesmokies.org

Experience Haywood 2017

Downtown Waynesville Association 9 S. Main St. STE 200, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3517 info@downtownwaynesville.com www.downtownwaynesville.com

Dean Russell, Business Coach 114 Staymon Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 828-246-0981 dr_dean@msn.com benjamingoetz.com

B. Allen Construction, Inc 340 Wiggins Rd., Candler, NC 28715 (828) 665-8479 ballen33@bellsouth.net Best Built Inc. 4651 Crabtree Mountain Rd., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 506-9943 bestbuiltinc@outlook.com Bimm Properties LLC 285 Bobwhite Loop, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-3720 thefavad@aol.com Christian Brothers Roofing 32 Mongomery St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 919-6700 christianbrotherswnc@gmail.com

Champion Janitorial Supply 17 Piney Park Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 225-1075 www.champion-supply.com

American Red Cross Asheville Mtn Area Chapter 100 Edgewood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804 (828) 575-8834 allison.trosk@redcross.org www.redcross.org

New Meridian Technologies, Inc. 34 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-4414 info@newmeridiantech.net www.deletedowntime.com

Clark & Leatherwood, Inc. 179 Industrial Park Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-4500 jmashburn@clarkandletherwood.com www.clarkandleatherwood.com

Clark Communications 2 Westside Dr., Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 254-1432 ddiehn@oneclearchoice.com www.oneclearchoice.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC, Inc 1233 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 356-2148 haywood@bbbswnc.org www.bbbswnc.org

Skyrunner, Inc. 5 Ravenscroft Dr., Asheville, NC 28801 828-258-8562 repairs@skyrunner.net www.skyrunner.net

Distinctive Building and Design, Inc. 24 Chloe Ln., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4730 tom@distinctivecustomhomes.com www.DistinctiveCustomHomes.com

53


Greene Brothers Well & Pump PO Box 724, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-3170 gbwp@bellsouth.net greenebrothersdrilling.com

The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

Haywood Builders Supply 100 Charles St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6051 dwingate@haywoodbuilders.com www.haywoodbuilders.com Ledbetter’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 8009 Carolina Blvd, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 452-4328 ledheatac@aol.com www.ledbettersheatingandair.com Lowe’s of Waynesville 100 Liner Cove Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9999 sammy.s.kilby@store.lowes.com www.lowes.com Price Well and Pump Co. Inc. 710 Chambers Mtn. Rd., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 627-2817 pricewell1972@yahoo.com www.pricewellandpump.com R.C.F, Inc. 560 Hazelwood Ave., Hazelwood, NC 28738 (828) 456-9570 rcfconst@bellsouth.net Richard Lanning Builders, Inc. 1550 Sulphur Springs Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2616 richard@richardlanningbuilders.com www.richardlanningbuilders.com Smoky Moutain Log & Timber Homes 3517 Jonathan Creek, Waynesville, NC 28785-9864 828-435-2686 george@smokymtnloghomes.com www.smokymtnloghomes.com Southern Concrete Materials 201 Boundary St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9048 jason.green@scmusa.com www.scmusa.com

DEPARTMENT STORES Belk Department Store 265 Town Center Loop, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-5117 Ashley_Tweed@belk.com www.belk.com/stores Wal-Mart Supercenter 135 Town Center Loop, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4828 www.walmart.com

DESIGN SERVICES A. Bailey Design 594 Owens Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 400-3882 ab@andybaileydesign.com www.andybaileydesign.com

54

DINING Angelo’s Family Pizza, Inc. 166 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1886 rnwlhansen@yahoo.com

Fat Buddies BBQ 193 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6368 csjribs@aol.com www.fatbuddiesribsandbbq.com

Blimpie 1153 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-9415 kcllkfc@aol.com www.blimpie.com

Frankies Italian Trattoria 1037 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-6216 louis@frankiestrattoria.com frankiestrattoria.com

Blossom on Main Thai Fusion 128 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-5400 kattster@aol.com blossomonmain.com

Haywood 209 Cafe 3360 Crabtree Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 627-3331 hwy209cafe@att.net

Blue Rooster, Southern Grill 207 Paragon Pkwy., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 456-1997 marycatherineearnest@gmail.com Blueroostersoutherngrill.com Bocelli’s Italian Eatery and PUB319 319 N. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4900 schattie@charter.net www.bocellisitalianeatery.com and www.pub319socialhouse.com Bogarts Restaurant & Tavern 303 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1313 bogartswaynesville@gmail.com www.bogartswaynesville.com Bojangles of WNC, LLC 1850 South Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-6060 dminnick.boj@gmail.com www.bofanatics.com Bojangles of WNC, LLC Hwy 19, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 277-1660 dminnick.boj@gmail.com www.greateatsatbos.com Bojangles of WNC, LLC 734 Champion Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-7040 amanda.housand@bojangles.com www.bofanatics.com Brio Tuscan Grille 777 Casino Dr., Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-8233 chrk.manager@bbrg.com www.brioitalian.com Classic Wineseller 20 Church St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-6000 richard@classicwineseller.com www.classicwineseller.com CLCC Entertainment 111 Sheppard Park, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 476-6904 tinaltuten@gmail.com Fatbellys.net Coffee Cup Cafe 48 Haywood Park Dr., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 627-8905 heidi@coffeecupcafenc.com coffeecupcafenc.com

Jack the Dipper Ice Cream 76 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-9766 groth@mooresvilleicecream.com jackthedipper.com Jukebox Junction Restaurant & Soda Shoppe 6306 Pigeon Rd., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-4546 myttymyke@aol.com www.jukeboxjunctioneat.com Kanini’s Restaurant and Catering 1196 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 507-3654 kaninis@kaninis.com www.kaninis.com Kentucky Fried Chicken 667 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6626 kcllkfc@aol.com www.kfc.com Luna Mexican Modern Kitchen Inc. 1863 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 506-5979 lunamex1863@gmail.com

Sweet Onion Restaurant 39 Miller St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-5559 dan@sweetonionrestaurant.com sweetonionrestaurant.com The Buttered Biscuit 1226 Dellwood Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 734-6682 butteredbisquit1226@gmail.com The Swag 2300 Swag Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-0430 marla@theswag.com www.theswag.com Waynesville Breakfast House 67 Branner Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-0053 wbreakfasth@charter.net www.facebook/waynesvillebreakfasthouse Zaxby’s 424 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-2888 jorfoods@bellsouth.net www.zaxbys.com

EDUCATION Bethel Christian Academy 100 Park St., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-4492 bethelchristianacademy3@gmail.com www.bcacanton.org Foundation Forward, Inc. 134 S. Sterling St., Morganton, NC 28655 (828) 475-6670 yourchartersoffreedomteam@gmail.com www.foundationforward.com Haywood Community College 185 Freedlander Dr., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 627-4516 bmparker@haywood.edu www.haywood.edu

McDonald’s Restaurants 702 Champion Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 235-1960 chuck@cedwardsgroup.com www.cedwardsgroup.com

Haywood County Schools Board of Education 1230 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-2400 anne@haywood.k12.nc.us www.haywood.k12.nc.us

McDonald’s Restaurants 14 Plaza Loop, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-6399 chuck@cedwardsgroup.com www.cedwardsgroup.com

Inspired Art Ministry, Inc. 180 Lenoir Cir., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9197 Charspaintings@msn.com iamclasses.webs.com

Sagebrush Steakhouse-Canton 1941 Champion Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 646-3750 aamoroso@sagebrushstakehouse.com www.SagebrushSteakhouse.com

Junaluska Elementary School 2238 Asheville Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-2407 sarrington@haywood.k12.nc.us

Sagebrush Steakhouse-Waynesville 895 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-5822 aamoroso@sagebrushstakehouse.com www.SagebrushSteakhouse.com Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters & Cafe 444 Hazelwood Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1212 smokymtnroasters@bellsouth.net smokymountainsroasters.com Southern Porch Kitchen & Drink 117 Main St., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 492-8006 Southern-Porch.com

Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 407-4263 susy.chadler@lr.edu www.lr.edu\asheville Riverbend Elementary School 71 Learning Lane, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 627-6565 jchmbers@haywood.k12.nc.us Roots In Education 21 Shackford Rd., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 400-4841 rootsineducation@gmail.com www.rootsineducation.com


Shining Rock Classical Academy 1023 Dellwood Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 738-2665 bbutler@srca.school www.srca.teamcfa.school

Haywood Vocational Opportunities, Inc. 172 Riverbend St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4455 rstamey@hvoinc.com www.hvoinc.com

ROOM 1902 1902 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 233-5510 PilFerguson@TheSellersAgency.com ROOM1902.com

BB&T Bank - Maggie Valley 2451 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-3801 justin.hall@bbandt.com www.bbt.com

Western Carolina University 501 Robinson Admin. Bldg., Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828) 227-7100 chcollins@wcu.edu www.wcu.edu

Smoky Mountain Development Corp. 144 Industrial Park Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1967 arSteinberg@msn.com

The Farm, A Gathering Place & The Farm Kitchen 215 Justice Ridge Rd., Candler, NC 28715 (828) 667-0666 info@thefarmevents.com www.thefarmevents.com

BB&T Bank - Waynesville 370 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9092 justin.hall@bbandt.com www.bbt.com

ELDER CARE

Maggie Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation 75 Fisher Loop, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 566-3002 kt_mathis@yahoo.com

ELECTRONICS Badcock & More Home Furniture 356 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1522 cole.lawson@badcock.com www.badcock.com Best Buy 45 Plaza Place, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-7038 christopher.malave@bestbuy.com www.bestbuy.com David’s Home Entertainment 2566 Asheville Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 452-5534 daro@Davidshomeentertainment.com www.davidshomeentertainment.com

EMPLOYMENT Division of Workforce Solutions Haywood County Career Center 1170 N Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6061 virginia.gribble@nccommerce.com www.ncesc.com Goodwill Career Connections 23 Hendrix St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-9233 lmills@goodwillwnc.org www.goodwillwnc.org Haywood County NCWorks Career Center 1170 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6061 dale.west@nccommers.com www.ncworks.gov

Haywood County Arts Council 86 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0593 info@haywoodarts.org www.haywoodarts.org Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-1598 scotty@greatmountainmusic.com www.greatmountainmusic.com Spinfire Entertainment, LLC 40 Wayward Path, Candler, NC 28715 (828) 400-2736 info@spinfiredj.com www.spinfiredj.com The Strand Theatre 38 North Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 283-0079 info@38main.com www.38main.com

FACILITY RENTALS 3rd Generation Barn Loft 84 Frank Mann Rd., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-4094 w_tskinner@bellsouth.net 3gbarnloft.com Appalachian Farm Weddings & Events 592 Qualla Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 400-9800 appalachianfarmweddings@gmail.com appalachianfarmweddings.com Chestnut Ridge 633 Turnpike Rd, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 549-8411 info@chestnutridge.events www.chestnutridge.events/tour

FAMILY, COMMUNITY & NON-PROFIT

Carolina Farm Credit 1510 Asheville Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1418 dsilvers@cfarmc.com carolinafarmcredit.com Champion Credit Union - Canton 1 Academy St., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-1515 ccu@championcu.com www.championcu.com

Daniel Boone Council, BSA 333 W. Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 254-6189 DBCBSA@danielboonecouncil.org www.danielboonecouncil.org

Champion Credit Union - Waynesville 311 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6268 ccu@championcu.com www.championcu.com

Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society/Shook-Smathers Museum 178 Morgan St., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 456-8866 www.nchchgs.org

Edward Jones - Jack Bishop III 209 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-4048 jack.bishopIII@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com

United Way of Haywood County 1233 N. Main St. STE 14, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 356-2832 cwillett@uwhaywood.org www.uwhaywood.org

Edward Jones - Jeremy Phillips 385 N. Haywood St., Ste 2, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0635 Jeremy.Phillips@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com

Voices In The Laurel PO Box 1581, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 734-9163 voicesinthelaurel@gmail.com www.voicesinthelaurel.org

Edward Jones - Lisa R. Ferguson 387 N. Main St., Haywood, NC 28786 (828) 456-9905 lisa.ferguson@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com

FESTIVALS Folkmoot USA 112 Virginia Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2997 info@folkmoot.org www.folkmootusa.org Smoky Mountain Folk Festival 58 Pigeon St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1688 dcj2905@bellsouth.net www.smokymountainfolkfestival.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES

www.HaywoodChamber.com

Haywood Lodge & Retirement Center 251 Shelton St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-8365 aaron@haywoodlodge.com www.haywoodlodge.com

HART- Haywood Arts Regional Theatre 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6322 boxoffice@harttheatre.org harttheatre.org

Wells Events & Reception Center 33 Wells Events Way, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 476-5070 wellseventscenter@gmail.com wellseventscenter.com

|

Haywood House 27 N. Main St., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 276-1004 hayw.bom@affinitylivinggroup.com www.affinitylivinggroup.com

ENTERTAINMENT

Experience Haywood 2017

Western Carolina University - College of Business 104 F Forsyth Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828) 399-9471 keflynt@email.wcu.edu www.wcu.edu/2517.asp

Entegra Bank 2045 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3006 ltragesser@entegrabank.com www.entegrabank.com Entegra Bank 50 W. Main St., Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7000 jbrant@entegra.com www.entegrabank.com Ethos Wealth Group 461 East Main St, Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 505-3340 egaddy@capital-invest.com ethoswealthgroup.com

Inn at Tranquility Farm 1804 Camp Branch Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 564-1105 sutton@innattranquilityfarm.com www.innattranquilityfarm.com

Aberdeen Funding, Inc. 303 Tumbleweed Tr., Waynesville, NC 28785 (404) 303-1545 jfreedberg@aberdeenfunding.com aberdeenfunding.com

Lake Logan Conference Center 25 Wormy Chestnut, Canton, NC 28716 ((828) 646-0095 lauri@lakelogan.org www.lakelogan.org

Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group 33 South Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 279-0465 richardballiot@atlaticbay.com www.atlanticbay.com

First Citizens Bank - Waynesville 196 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-6300 lorinda.whaley@firstcitizens.com www.firstcitizens.com

Majors Estate 1610 Perth Rd., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 476-7763 kevans@majorsestate.com www.majorsestate.com

Balsam Capital Group 168 Tate St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1288 sanderson@balsamcapitalgroup.com balsamcapitalgroup.com

HomeTrust Bank - Clyde 8583 Carolina Blvd., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 927-9621 tina.ramsey@hometrustbanking.com www.hometrustbanking.com

First Citizens Bank - Canton 37 Park St., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-2308 lorinda.whaley@FirstCitizens.com www.firstcitizens.com

55


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

HomeTrust Bank - Waynesville 800 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-7330 patsy.rogers@hometrustbanking.com www.hometrustbanking.com

Wells Fargo Bank 339 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-2300 karen.m.morrow@wellsfargo.com www.wellsfargo.com

Laurel Ridge Country Club 49 Cupp Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0545 info@laurelridgegolf.com www.laurelridgeexperience.com

Lynn Sylvester, CPA, PA 675 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6505 lynn@lascpa-nc.com www.lascpa-nc.com

WNC Community Credit Union 27 Kent Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-1840 rcrawford@wncccu.org www.wncccu.org

Maggie Valley Club & Resort 1819 Country Club Dr., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-1616 info@maggievalleyclub.com www.maggievalleyclub.com

Mariner Finance 472 North Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9767 jbettini@marinerfinance.com www.marinerfinance.com Merrill Lynch - Susan Sorrells, CFP, CRPC 1 North Pack Square, 2nd Floor, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 258-4452 susan_sorrells@ml.com www.fa.ml.com/susan_sorrells Merrill Lynch - Keller Ferrell 1 N. Pack Sq., 2nd Floor, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 258-4420 gerald_keller@ml.com fa.ml.com/thekellergroup Mountain Credit Union 721 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2216 danathompson@mountaincu.org www.mountaincu.org Northwestern Mutual 4 Vanderbilt Park Dr., STE 350, Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 316-9614 stephen.mcneil@nm.com stephenmcneil.nm.com Ray, Bumgarner, Kingshill and Associates 385 N. Haywood St., STE 3, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-4734 markcpa@rbk-cpa.com www.rbk-cpa.com Richard C. Tirrell, CPA 854 Mount Valley Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 734-4677 RCTCPA@hotmail.com State Farm - Angie Franklin 1908 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-8200 Angie@AngieFranklin.com www.angiefranklin.com TD Bank 217 Branner Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-9908 christopher.shirlin@td.com www.tdbank.com United Community Bank 165 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0307 mike_mckinney@ucbi.com www.ucbi.com Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC - Larry East, CFP® First Vice President-Investments 52 Walnut St., STE 6, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-7407 larry.east@wfadvisors.com home.wellsfargoadvisors.com/larry.east

56

FUNERAL SERVICES Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations 460 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-8656 cahamiel@stei.com www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com Wells Funeral Homes Inc. & Cremation Services of Canton 3715 Asheville Hwy., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-2371 wellsfhc@bellsouth.net www.wellsfuneralhome.com Wells Funeral Homes Inc. & Cremation Services of Waynesville 296 N Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3535 wellsfhw@bellsouth.net www.wellsfuneralhome.com

FURNITURE Aaron’s 143 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-3130 C0394@aarons.com www.shopaarons.com Badcock & More Home Furniture 356 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1522 cole.lawson@badcock.com www.badcock.com Carolina Furniture Concepts 121 Eagles Nest Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-9293 brendareese@123cfc.com www.carolinafurnitureconcepts.com Massie Furniture Co Inc. 45 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3311 jeff@massiefurniture.net Moose Crossing Burl Wood Gallery and Log Cabin Rentals 2771 Old Balsam Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2550 burl@moosecrossing.com www.moosecrossing.com Unique Treasures 1536 Sulphur Springs Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-5537 rogerbard1536@gmail.com UniquetreasuresNC.com

GOLF Balsam Mountain Preserve 81 Preserve Rd., Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 631-1040 info@balsammountain.com www.balsammountainpreserve.com

The Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort & Spa 176 Country Club Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3551 reservations@thewaynesvilleinn.com www.thewaynesvilleinn.com

GOVERNMENT Haywood County Government 215 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-6625 idove@haywoodnc.net www.haywoodnc.net Town of Clyde 8437 Carolina Blvd, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 627-2566 joy.garland@townofclyde.com www.townofclyde.com Town of Waynesville 16 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2491 aowens@waynesvillenc.gov www.waynesvillenc.gov

GROCERS Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-1793 waynesvillefarmersmarket@gmail.com www.waynesvillefarmersmarket.com

HEALTH AND FITNESS All About Fitness 177 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828)246-6575 allaboutfitnessinc@outlook.com www.allaboutfitnesswnc.com Be Well Western Carolina, LLC 29 Forga Plaza Loop, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 734-7702 michelle@bewellwc.com www.bewellwc.com Carey McLaughlin, Inc. 136 Chipping Sparrow Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 (210) 364-7868 careyjj@earthlink.net https://yldist.com/jacque

Nutrition Advantage/Herbalife 38 Denali Ln., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 565-0606 jlbsuccess@aol.com Smart Fit Gym 34 Montgomery St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 226-9668 smartfitdiane@gmail.com Waynesville Yoga Center 274 S. Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-6570 hello@waynesvilleyogacenter.com www.waynesvilleyogacenter.com Wellbeing For All 135 Atkins Loop, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 734-4399 wellbeingforall@yahoo.com

HEALTH CARE SERVICES BAYADA Home Health Care 50 South Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0010 Hay-office@bayada.com www.bayada.com Blue Mountain Chiropractic, Dr. Mike Hogan 270 N. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-9555 mrihogan@gmail.com www.bluemtnchiro.com Care Partners Home Health Services 88 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-3600 kimberly.adlman@msj.org www.carepartners.org Carolina Breathing Solutions 755 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1919 breathing1@bellsouth.net www.carolinabreathingsolutions.com Chinese Acupuncture + Herbology Clinic 442 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-9699 contact@ashevilleacupuncture.com www.ashevilleacupuncture.com Four Seasons Compassion for Life 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731 (828) 692-6178 mwilliams1@fourseasonscfl.org www.fourseasonscfl.org Haywood Cancer Center - 21st Century Oncology 600 Hospital Dr., STE 10, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 456-5214 sha@shallc.net www.21stcenturyoncology.com

Chinese Acupuncture + Herbology Clinic 442 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-9699 contact@ashevilleacupuncture.com www.ashevilleacupuncture.com

Haywood County Psychological Services 669 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-2997 rkturpin@bellsouth.net

Mountain Spirit Wellness 254 Depot St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (813) 629-1835 lsaffell@charter.net www.mountainspiritwellness.com

Haywood Family Eye Care 29 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-8361 office@haywoodfamilyeye.com haywoodfamilyeye.com


Haywood Regional Medical Center 262 Leroy George Dr., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 456-7311 kim.jackson@haymed.org haymed.org Home Care Services of HRMC 18B Bowman Dr, Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 452-8292 homecare@haymed.org www.haymed.org

Kim’s Pharmacy 366 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2313 kimsrx@gmail.com www.kimsrx.com

Mission Health Center Haywood 360 Hospital Dr., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 456-9006 jonathan.bailey@msj.org www.missionhospitals.org/haywoodfm Mountain Audiology, Inc. 61 Haywood Park Dr., STE B, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 627-1950 mtnaudio@bellsouth.net www.mtnaudio.com Mountain Eye Associates, PLLC 486 Hospital Dr., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 452-5816 scl@mountaineyeassociates.com www.mountaineyeassociates.com Mountaineer Complete Care 279 Paragon Parkway, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 456-2818 mountaineercompletecare@gmail.com www.shopmcc.net Silver Bluff Village 100 Silver Bluff Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-2044 bleatherwood@silverbluffvillage.com www.silverbluffvillage.com Skyland Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. 3845 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, NC 28732 (828) 684-1644 skylandprosthetics@skylandprosthetics.net www.skylandprosthetics.net Smoky Mountain Eye Care 18 Bowman Dr., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 456-3211 p.brown12@icloud.com www.smokymtneye.com Smoky Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center 1349 Crabtree Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 454-9260 cly18-admin@britthaven.com www.britthaven.com

Yurko Dental Excellence 419 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 456-6226 yurko@charter.net www.waynesvilledentist.com Crescent Health Solutions, Inc. 1200 Ridgefield Blvd., STE 215, Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 670-9145 desiree.greene@crescenths.com www.crescenths.com Haywood Healthcare Foundation, Inc. 262 Leroy George Dr., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 452-8343 info@haywoodhealthcarefoundation.org www.haywoodhealthcarefoundation.org

INSURANCE Allstate Insurance - Georgi Insurance Group, Inc. 283 N. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2815 olgageorgi2@allstate.com Best Savings of the Carolina’s, Inc. 52 Walnut St., STE 4, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-9449 SSPWNC@aol.com bestsavingsandinsurance.com/overview.html General Insurance 1023 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2801 sdavis@giswnc.net www.giswnc.net Haywood Insurance Service, Inc. 977 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2243 floydt@haywoodins.com L.N. Davis Insurance Agency 143 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2876 lndavis@lndavis.com www.lndavis.com

State Farm - Angie Franklin 1908 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-8200 Angie@AngieFranklin.com www.angiefranklin.com State Farm - Chad McMahon 97 Lee St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0567 chad@chadlmcmahon.com www.chadlmcmahon.com State Farm-Hannah McClain 38 Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9471 hannah@hmcclain.com www.hmcclain.com The Insurance Center of Waynesville 140 Broadview Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-7283 amandacw.inscenter@att.net The Pressley Group Allstate Insurance Jeremy Pressley 418 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1898 jpressley@allstate.com

INTERIOR DESIGN/DECORATORS

Skyrunner, Inc. 5 Ravenscroft Dr., Asheville, NC 28801 828-258-8562 repairs@skyrunner.net www.skyrunner.net

JEWELERS John Laughter Jewelry 146 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4772 tammy@johnljewelry.com www.johnljewelry.com

LANDSCAPING Boyd’s Landscaping & Hydroseeding 143 Boyd Farm Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-8888 trees@boydmountain.com www.boydmountainchristmastreefarm.com Haywood Landscapes 2686 Old Balsam Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0024 jfields_3@yahoo.com www.haywoodlandscapes.com Holland Services of Haywood County 228 Wild Rose Lane, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 421-0487 hollandservicesofhc@gmail.com

Distinctive Building and Design, Inc. 24 Chloe Ln., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4730 tom@distinctivecustomhomes.com www.DistinctiveCustomHomes.com

Mountain View Landscaping & Design, Inc. 182 Richland St., STE 11, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 734-8643 mountainviewlandscaping@yahoo.com mountainviewlandscapewnc.com

Hidden Hollow Designs, LLC 117 Secret Hollow Ln., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 926-1007 patty@hiddenhollowdesigns.com www.hiddenhollowdesigns.com

WNC Roof Cleaning 138 Inglewood Cove Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 331-8118 wncroofcleaning@yahoo.com www.wnc-roofcleaning.com

Kathryn Greeley Designs 619 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2093 kathryn@kathryngreeleydesigns.com kathryngreeleydesigns.com The Superior Finish, Inc. 145 Broadview Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-8668 superiorfinish@bellsouth.net www.thesuperiorfinishinteriors.com

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER

www.HaywoodChamber.com

Michael Gillespie, DDS 611 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9007 frontdesk@drgillespie.com www.drgillespie.com

Yarrington Physical Therapy & Sports Care, Inc. 43 Bowman Dr., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 452-1306 eric@yarringtonpt.com www.yarringtonpt.com

Stanberry Insurance - Waynesville 406 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1341 k.stanber@stanberry-ins.com www.stanberry-ins.com

Carolina Mountain Cablevision Inc. 4930 Jonathan Creek Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-2288 cmc@cbvnol.com www.cbvnol.com

|

Mark's Pharmacy 97 Kent Ln., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828)246-6191 christynkirk@gmail.com sylvadrugstore.com

Southeastern Sports Medicine 35 Valley View Terrace, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-9816 heather.underwood@uncheath.unc.edu www.southeasternsportsmedicine.com

Sheppard Insurance Group 6792 Carolina Blvd, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 627-2826 kathy@sheppardinsurancegroup.com www.SheppardInsuranceGroup.com

Experience Haywood 2017

John M. Highsmith, DDS 78 Nelson St., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 627-9282 office@drhighsmith.com www.drhighsmith.com

Solo Secure Medical Alert Systems 9 Kenilworth Knoll #314, Asheville, NC 28805 (828) 338-9790 natalie@solosecure.com www.solosecure.com

LODGING Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast 92 Daisy Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-3089 info@andonreidinn.com www.andonreidinn.com Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant 68 Seven Springs Dr., Balsam, NC 28707 (828) 456-9498 billgraham@balsminn.net www.balsaminn.net

Larry W. Payne Agency Nationwide Insurance 987 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-7626 larry.payne@nationwide.com www.Larrywpayne.com

AT&T - North Carolina 24 O’Henry Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 258-7005 chuck.greene@att.com www.att.com

Best Western Mountain Brook Inn 3811 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-3962 34114@hotel.bestwestern.com www.bestwestern.com/mountainbrookinn

Overbay Insurance Services 219 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-4699 jon@overbayinsurance.com www.overbayinsurance.com

Balsam West Fiber NET, LLC 52 Colonial Sq., Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 339-2900 tmcelroy@balsamwest.net www.balsamwest.net

Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn 130 Shiloh Tr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4402 managerbwsmi@outlook.com www.bwsmokymountaininn.com

57


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

Boyd Mountain Log Cabins 445 Boyd Farm Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-1575 info@boydmountain.com www.boydmountain.com Brookside Mountain Mist Inn 142 Country Club Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-6880 info@brooksidemountainmistbb.com www.brooksidemountainmistbb.com Buffalo Creek Vacations 158 Hawthorne Trail, West End, NC 27376 (828) 550-0960 cheryl@buffalocreekvacations.net www.buffalocreekvacationsnc.com Carolina Vacations, Inc. 1984 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-0871 management@CarolinaVacations.com www.CarolinaVacations.com Cataloochee Guest Ranch 119 Ranch Dr., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-1401 info@cataloocheeranch.com www.cataloocheeranch.com Comfort Inn of Maggie Valley 3282 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-9106 VPatel5561@aol.com www.comfortinn.com/hotel/nc098 Creekwood Farm RV Park 4696 Jonathan Creek Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-7977 creekwoodfarmrv@main.nc.us www.creekwoodfarmrv.com Grandview Lodge & Wedding Venue 466 Lickstone Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-5212 gvlbb@yahoo.com www.GrandviewLodgeNC.com Holiday Inn Asheville - Biltmore West 435 Smokey Park Highway, Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 665-2161 hkarvir@holidayinnbiltmore.com, celina@hollidayinnbiltomre.com www.holidayinnbiltmore.com Jonathan Creek Inn 4324 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-1232 jeff@jonathancreekinn.com www.jonathancreekinn.com Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center 759 N. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 452-2881 rwatkins@lakejunaluska.com www.lakejunaluska.com Moose Crossing Burl Wood Gallery and Log Cabin Rentals 2771 Old Balsam Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2550 burl@moosecrossing.com www.moosecrossing.com Oak Hill on Love Lane Bed & Breakfast 224 Love Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-7037 www.OakHillonLoveLane.com

58

Oak Park Inn & Conference Center 196 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-5328 oakparkinn@aol.com www.oakparkinn-waynesville.com Pisgah Inn Blue Ridge Pkwy. Milepost 408, Candler, NC 28715 (828) 235-8228 sjohston@pigahinn.com www.pisgahinn.com Premier Vacation Rentals 2787 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-6025 Smoky View Cottages 72 Crider Cir., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-1245 accounts@smokyviewcottages.com www.smokyviewcottages.com The Swag 2300 Swag Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-0430 marla@theswag.com www.theswag.com The Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort & Spa 176 Country Club Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3551 reservations@thewaynesvilleinn.com www.thewaynesvilleinn.com The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road 89 Oakview Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0991 info@theyellowhouse.com www.theyellowhouse.com The Windover Inn Bed & Breakfast 40 Old Hickory St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (866) 452-4411 relax@windoverinn.com www.windoverinn.com

MAIL & POSTAGE SERVICE MMS Print and Mail 88 Roberts St., Asheville, NC 28801-3149 (828) 236-0076 Dave@Allegraasheville.com www.MMSDelivers.com

MANUFACTURERS

Pepsi Cola Company PO Box 1207, Fletcher, NC 28732 (828) 650-7800 msmith@pepsihky.com Sonoco Plastics 288 Howell Mill Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-4774 tony.murphy@sonoco.com www.sonoco.com/productsservices/plastics West 1 CATV Supplies 202 Lea Plant Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2255 kwest@west1catv.com www.west1catv.com

MARKETING Moxxie Marketing 176 Creek Bend Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 734-1257 nikki@moxxiemarketing.com moxiemarketing.com The Laurel of Asheville, LLC 110 Executive Park, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 670-7503 jerry@thelaurelofasheville.com www.thelaurelofasheville.com The Mountaineer 220 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0661 jkey@themountaineer.com www.themountaineer.com WeTextPeople.com 25 Stayrnen Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828)585-5832 leanna@wetextpeople.com wetextpeople.corn

MEDIA Clear Channel Media & Entertainment 13 Summerlin Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 508-2155 michaelfisher@clearchannel.com iheartmedia.com Rapid River Magazine 85 N. Main St., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 452-0228, 646-0071 rick@rapidrivermagazine.com www.RapidRiverMagazine.com

West 1 CATV Supplies 202 Lea Plant Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2255 kwest@west1catv.com www.west1catv.com WPTL Radio 920 AM 133 Pisgah Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-3576 admin@wptlradio.net www.wptlradio.net

MICROBREWERY, DISTILLERY & WINE Bearwaters Brewing Company 101 Park St., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 593-8679 info@bearwatersbrewing.com www.bwbrewing.com Boojum Brewing Company 50 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-0350 elisa@boojambrewing.com www.boojumbrewing.com Frog Level Brewing Company 56 Commerce St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-5664 froglevelbrewing@gmail.com www.froglevelbrewing.com Classic Wineseller 20 Church St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-6000 richard@classicwineseller.com www.classicwineseller.com

MOVING AND STORAGE Bethel Self Storage 3695 Pisgah Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-5456 diannetatham@yahoo.com Haywood Secure Storage, LLC 7066 Old Clyde Rd, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-0147 info@haywoodsecure.com www.haywoodsecure.com

PERSONAL SERVICES

Smoky Mountain Living Magazine 629 West Main st, Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 452-2251 ads@smokymountainnews.com www.smliv.com

42 Rue Beauty Salon 79 Ed Green Rd., Clyde, NC 28721 (828)734-2713 keturahrb@yahoo.com 42ruesalon.com

Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon 449-A Pigeon St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 593-0501 jessica@copperpottraditions.com www.copperpottraditions.com

Smoky Mountain News 144 Montgomery St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-4251 info@smokymountainnews.com www.smokymountainnews.com

American Cleaners 302 N Haywood St, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 648-2817 tom@americancleaners.com

Evergreen Packaging 175 Main St, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 646-2318 michael.fergison@everpack.com www.EvergreenPackaging.com

The Mountaineer 220 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0661 jkey@themountaineer.com www.themountaineer.com

Giles Chemical PO Box 370, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-4784 contactgiles@gileschemical.com www.gileschemical.com

Vicinitus Haywood PO Box 1152, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 476-6055 caroladams@vicinitus.com www.vicinitus.com

Sunburst Trout Farm 128 Raceway Place, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-3010 Sally@SunburstTrout.com www.SunburstTrout.com

Blue Moon Salon 300 N. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2115 mgc100@charter.net Maggie Valley Wellness Center 461 Moody Farm Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 944-0288 livelovegive24@gmail.com www.maggievalleywellness.com


PET SERVICES K-9 Curriculum, Inc. 64 Main St., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 620-8186 K9curriculum@outlook.com www.K9curriculum.com

A Better Clean (Hard Surface & Carpet Cleaning) 114 Spring Meadow Lane, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 400-3650 info@abettercleanhsr.com www.abettercleanhsr.com

Clegg’s Pest Control 276 B Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 27715 (828) 253-8131 timwilkins@cleggsgmail.com www.cleggs.com Cook’s Abbey Carpet & Flooring 178 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-9400 barbarahcook@gmail.com www.CooksAbbeyCarpetandFlooring.com M. B. Haynes Corporation 187 Deaverview Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 254-6141 tedwards@mbhaynes.com www.haynesheating.com Mike’s Heating & Cooling 329 Dogwood Rd., Candler, NC 28715 (828) 665-4343 info@mikesheatingandcooling.com www.mikesheatingandcooling.com Perfect Touch 8716 Hwy. 74 W., Whittier, NC 28789 (828) 476-8850 info@DirtAlerts.com www.DirtAlerts.com Service Master of Haywood County 2803 Dellwood Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 926-0887 smhayco@charter.net www.myservicemaster.com/7756 Terminix Service, Inc. 3241 Asheville Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3729 waynesville@trustturminix.com www.trustterminix.com White & Williams Co. Inc. 514 Swannanoa River Rd., Asheville, NC 28805 (828) 296-0267 rsales@wwhvac.com www.whiteandwilliams.net

Aspire Training & Development 168 South Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-0956 aspire.waynesville@gmail.com AspireTrainingDevelopment.com Beth Brown Photography 871 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 550-1272 beth@bethbrownphoto.com www.bethbrownphoto.com Brown & Patten, PA 370 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1454 gbrown7013@aol.com www.brownpattenlaw.com Cannon Law, PC 1433 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4800 bcannon@cannonlawpc.net www.cannonlawpc.net Civil Design Concepts PO Box 5432, Asheville, NC 28813 (828) 452-4410 patrick@cdcgo.com www.CivilDesignConcepts.com Dunlap Dispute Resolution 21 Wildflower Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 476-1465 JELEDU@gmail.com www.DunlapDisputeResolution.com Griffin & Wells, PA 370 N. Main St., STE 300, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9436 lwehking@wnclawfirm.com wnclawfirm.com J.M. Teague Engineering and Planning 525 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-8383 mark.teague@jmteagueengineering.com www.jmteagueengineering.com NEO Corporation 289 Silkwood Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 456-4332 styburski@neocorporation.com www.neocorporation.com

Wenzel & Wenzel, PLLC 166 Branner Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-9099 derek@wenzellawfirm.com www.wenzellawfirm.com

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS Promotional Products - WNC 898 Acres View Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 454-0896 jhddsd@bellsouth.net www.promotionalproductswnc.norwood.com The Print Haus, Inc. 641 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-8622 chris@theprinthaus.com www.theprinthaus.com

REAL ESTATE Balsam Mountain Preserve 81 Preserve Rd., Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 631-1040 info@balsammountain.com www.balsammountainpreserve.com Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Great Smokys Realty- Bill Thagard 36 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 564-1950 kaye@4smokys.com www.4smokys.com Berkshire Hathaway Home ServicesGreat Smoky’s Realty 36 S Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828)564-1950 billt@4smokys.com www.4smokys.com Beverly Hanks & Associates - Billy Case 74. N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 828-508-4527 billycase@beverly-hanks.com beverly-hanks.com/agents/billycase Beverly-Hanks & Associates Michelle McElroy 74 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 400-9463 michelle@beverly-hanks.com www.beverly-hanks.com

Reece, Noland & McElrath Inc. 94 Main St., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 456-9851 skaufman@rnm-engineers.com www.rnm-engineers.com

Carolina Living Choices Retirement Guide 1854 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 650-8428 LearnMore@CarolinaLivingChoices.com CarolinaLivingChoices.com

Smathers & Smathers Attorneys At Law 118 Main St., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-8240 patsmathers@smatherslaw.com

Coldwell Banker 20 Town Mountain Rd, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 400-8647 george.mills@coldwellbanker.com www.coldwellbankerking.com

Beverly Hanks - Hayden Honerkamp 74 Season Dr, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 550-5121 haydenhonerkamp@beverly-hanks.com www.beverly-hanks.com/agents/haydenhonerkamp Haywood Rentals - Mauney Cove & Meadowland Apartments 58 Pigeon St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1688 dcj2905@bellsouth.net www.haywoodrentalsnc.com Keller Williams Great Smokies Realty 434 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 926-5155 klrw973@kw.com www.kellerwilliamswaynesville.com Keller Williams Realty Great Smokies Gina Kinder 434 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 506-9367 gina@ginakindersells.com www.ginakindersells.com` Keller Williams Realty Great Smokies John Chandler 434 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 226-0156 chanfarm2009@yahoo.com www.johnchandlersales.com Keller Williams Realty Great Smokies Tavia Thomas 434 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 734-9878 tavia@taviathomas.com www.searchthemountains.net

www.HaywoodChamber.com

Clean Sweep The Fireplace Shop 1547 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9775 shop@cleansweepfireplace.com www.cleansweepfireplace.com

A Shot Above of WNC 21 Cougar Trail, Clyde, NC 28786 (828) 593-8321 flyguy2010a@yahoo.com https://www.ashot-above.com/

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC - Larry East, CFP® First Vice President-Investments 52 Walnut St., STE 6, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-7407 larry.east@wfadvisors.com home.wellsfargoadvisors.com/larry.east

Forga Rental Properties 1604 Sulphur Springs Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3279 chris@forgarentalproperties.com www.forgarentalproperties.com

|

Affordable Cleaning Services 113 Bradford Park, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 734-7149 michaelholcombe@att.net www.affordablecleaningwnc.com

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

TNB Consulting Group, Inc. 665 Hickory Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-4525 Nyda@TNBGroup.com www.tnbgroup.com

Experience Haywood 2017

PROFESSIONAL HOME AND BUSINESS SERVICES

WNC Roof Cleaning 138 Inglewood Cove Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 331-8118 wncroofcleaning@yahoo.com www.wnc-roofcleaning.com

Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center 759 N. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (828) 452-2881 rwatkins@lakejunaluska.com www.lakejunaluska.com McGovern Property Management and Real Estate Sales 284 B N. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1519 mcgovernpropertymgt@gmail.com www.shamrock13.com Pioneer Mobile Home Park 201 Crooked Fork Ln., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 400-5119 smithbro@bellsouth.net RE/MAX Mountain Realty 2177 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 400-9029 ron@ronbreese.com remax-waynesvillenc.com RE/MAX Mountain Realty - Brian Noland 74 N Main., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 734-5201 bknoland@beverly-hanks.com www.beverly-hanks.com RE/MAX Mountain Realty - Meiko Thomson 2177 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 226-2298 homes@ncsmokies.com www.ncsmokies.com

59


RE/MAX Mountain Realty - Smoky Mountain Team 2177 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828)230-1082 jerryhatley@bellsouth.net www.remax-maggievalleync.com

The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

RE/MAX Mountain Realty Smoky Mountain Team - Jim Blyth 2177 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 646-1651 JimBlyth@iCloud.com Rob Roland Realty Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 400-1923 rroland33@gmail.com www.liveinwesternnorthcarolina.com Southeastern Development & Acquisition, LLC 102 Lochview Dr., Cary, NC 27518 (919) 608-1739 sedev@nc.rr.com Sunburst Realty 147 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-7376 sunburst@sunburstrealty.com www.sunburstrealty.com TFM Carolina, Inc. 15 Parkland Grove, Asheville, NC 28805 (828) 645-8815 les@tfmcarolina.com www.tfmcarolina.com True Blue Home Watch 40 Corbin Shady Ln., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 558-1114 truebluehornewatch@grnail.com Waynesville Shopping Center, LLC 435 Overlook Dr., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-3940 White Oak Partnership 1947 Lee Rd., Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 694-8689 ardaman@fishbacklaw.com www.WhiteOakMountain.net

RELIGION First United Methodist Church 566 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9475 biversen@fumc-waynesville.com www.fumc-waynesville.com Lake Logan Episcopal Center 25 Wormy Chestnut Ln., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 646-0095 susan@lakelogan.org www.lakelogan.org Long’s Chapel UMC 175 Old Clyde Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 456-3993 churchadmin@longschapel.com www.longschapel.com

REPAIR SERVICES Ledbetter’s Heating & Air Conditioning 8009 Carolina Blvd, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 452-4328 ledheatac@aol.com www.ledbettersheatingandair.com Mountain Top Appliance Service 220 Amherst Way, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 456-4989 mta2003@gmail.com www.mountaintopappliance.com

60

The Hot Tub Store 1478 Dellwood Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 926-8484 thehottubstore@bellsouth.net www.thetubstore.com

RETAIL Asheville Outlets 800 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 333-6282 tcox@nedevelopment.com www.shopashevilleoutlets.com Coast Lamp Manufacturing, Inc. P.O. Box 887, Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-7876 bart@coastlampmfg.com www.coastlampmfg.com Flower Child Consignment & Boutique 90 Depot St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-0448 flowerchildclyde@grnail.com Goodwill Retail Store 229 Paragon Pkwy, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 452-5691 waynesville44@goodwillnwnc.org www.goodwillnwnc.org Haywood Habitat for Humanity ReStore 331 Walnut St., STE 1, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-9135 restore@haywoodhabitat.org www.haywoodhabitat.org Sorrells Merchandise Co., Inc. 3796 Jonathan Creek Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-0385 sorrells@cbvnol.com Studio Thirty Three 822 Balsam Ridge Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2052 diannah.studio33@gmail.com studio33jewelry.com The Chocolate Bear 170 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-6844 chocolatebear4772@att.net www.shopmainstreets.com/nc/waynesville/the_chocolate_bear/the_chocolate_bear.html The Turquoise Elephant 1360 Asheville Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-9877 turquoiseelephantboutique@gmail.com

SECURITY SERVICES IDSheild - David Jordan - Independent Consultant 217 Paragon Parkway #229 Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 606-6442 jordan64@legalshieldassociate.com www.protectandrestoreidentity.com

SPA & MASSAGE Balsam Spa 176 Country Club Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3551 cristy@spabiltmore.com www.BalsamSpa.com

Maggie Mountain Fitness 1370 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 564-3639 leahfit5@yahoo.com www.maggiemountainfitness.com Maggie Valley Wellness Center 461 Moody Farm Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 944-0288 livelovegive24@gmail.com www.maggievalleywellness.com Mountain Spirit Wellness 254 Depot St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (813) 629-1835 lsaffell@charter.net www.mountainspiritwellness.com

SPECIALTY SHOPS Commerce Street Mercantile 58 Commerce St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-0071 porcelaintub@aol.com Giggie’s, LLC 117 Secret Hollow Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 828-944-0511 info@mygiggies.com www.mygiggies.com Goodwill Retail Store 229 Paragon Pkwy, Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 452-5691 waynesville44@goodwillnwnc.org www.goodwillnwnc.org Hunter Banks Co. Fly Fishing 48 North Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 252-3005 staff@hunterbanks.com www.hunterbanks.com Main Street Mercantile 101 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-6176 101mercantile@gmail.com 101mercantile.com Mast General Store 63 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2101 melanee@mastgeneralstore.com www.mastgeneralstore.com Mountain Favors 113 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 734-4281 amybennington@bellsouth.net www.mountainfavors.com Sunburst Market 180 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-3848 info@sunbustmarket.com www.sunburstmarket.com Sylva Linings 1264 W. Main St., Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 586-9737 sylvalinings@mountianprojectes.org sylvalinings@mountianprojectes.org The Hot Tub Store 1478 Dellwood Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 926-8484 thehottubstore@bellsouth.net www.thetubstore.com TL’s Metal Yard Art Garden & Home Decor 2723 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 828-734-1665 tlsmetalart@gmail.com

SPORTING VEHICLES Waynesville Cycle Center 18999 Great Smoky Mtn Expressway, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-5831 arnelm@waynesvillecycle.com carolinacycle.com

TAX PREPARATION SERVICES Independent Accounting Services, Inc. 21 Allison Acres Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3190 tinaprice88@hotmail.com Lynn Sylvester, CPA, PA 675 S. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6505 lynn@lascpa-nc.com www.lascpa-nc.com Richard C. Tirrell, CPA 854 Mount Valley Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 734-4677 RCTCPA@hotmail.com Sheila Gahagan, CPA 229 Penland St., Clyde, NC 28721 828-627-1040 sheila@gahagancpa.com www.gahagancpa.com Underwood, Dills & Associates, PC 154 N Main St., Ste 7, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-5370 dills@udcpas.net

TELEPHONE AT&T - North Carolina 24 O’Henry Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 258-7005 chuck.greene@att.com www.att.com Balsam West Fiber NET, LLC 52 Colonial Sq., Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 339-2900 tmcelroy@balsamwest.net www.balsamwest.net US Cellular 225 Town Center Loop, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-3739 Amy.Martin@uscellular.com www.uscellular.com Verizon Wireless 30 Town Center Loop, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-9230 cynthia.pridgen@verizonwireless.com www.verizonwireless.com Verizon Wireless/Cellular Sales/ Authorized Dealer 755 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 246-9246 kris.cline@cellularsales.com www.cellularsales.com Yellow Book USA 1340 A Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 259-3913 kristina.parker@yellowbook.com www.yellowbook.com


TRANSPORTATIONS Asheville Regional Airport Authority 61 Terminal Dr., STE 1, Fletcher, NC 28732-9442 (828) 684-2226 tkinsey@flyavl.com www.flyavl.com

TRAVEL SERVICES & AGENCIES Friends of the Smokies 160 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0720 anna@friendsofthesmokies.org www.friendsofthesmokies.org

Carolina Mountain Cablevision Inc. 4930 Jonathan Creek Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-2288 cmc@cbvnol.com www.cbvnol.com Consolidated Waste Services Po Box 8468, Asheville, NC 28814 (828) 645-0660 swelch@cws-nc.com www.consolidatedwasteservices.com Duke Energy 555-A Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 258-5019 jason.walls@duke-energy.com www.duke-energy.com Haywood Electric Membership Corp. 376 Grindstone Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 452-2281 ken.thomas@haywoodemc.com www.haywoodemc.com PEAK Energy PO Box 1110, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9035 info@peakenergyonline.com www.peakenergyonline.com PSNC Energy 15 Overland Industrial Blvd., Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 670-3535 dhallingse@scana.com www.psncenergy.com

VETERINARIANS Animal Hospital of Waynesville 91 Depot St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-9755 dani@animalhosp.com www.animalhosp.com Canton Animal Hospital 74 Radio Hill Rd., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-7800 bryantbrummitt@yahoo.com

Kanini’s Restaurant and Catering 1196 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 507-3654 kaninis@kaninis.com www.kaninis.com

WEDDING & EVENT SERVICES 3rd Generation Barn Loft 84 Frank Mann Rd., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 648-4094 w_tskinner@bellsouth.net 3gbarnloft.com Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast 92 Daisy Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-3089 info@andonreidinn.com www.andonreidinn.com Appalachian Farm Weddings & Events 592 Qualla Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 400-9800 appalachianfarmweddings@gmail.com appalachianfarmweddings.com Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant 68 Seven Springs Dr., Balsam, NC 28707 (828) 456-9498 billgraham@balsminn.net www.balsaminn.net Balsam Spa 176 Country Club Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-3551 cristy@spabiltmore.com www.BalsamSpa.com Bocelli’s Italian Eatery and PUB319 319 N. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4900 schattie@charter.net www.bocellisitalianeatery.com and www.pub319socialhouse.com Boyd Mountain Log Cabins 445 Boyd Farm Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-1575 info@boydmountain.com www.boydmountain.com Brookside Mountain Mist Inn 142 Country Club Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-6880 info@brooksidemountainmistbb.com www.brooksidemountainmistbb.com Destination Elopements WNC 43 Grandview Dr., Asheville, NC 28806 828.476.7763 destinationelope@gmail.com www.destinationelopementwnc.com Fat Buddies BBQ 193 Waynesville Plaza, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-6368 csjribs@aol.com www.fatbuddiesribsandbbq.com

Laurel Ridge Country Club 49 Cupp Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0545 info@laurelridgegolf.com www.laurelridgeexperience.com Maggie Valley Club & Resort 1819 Country Club Dr., Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-1616 info@maggievalleyclub.com www.maggievalleyclub.com Majors Estate 1610 Perth Rd., Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 476-7763 kevans@majorsestate.com www.majorsestate.com Pisgah Inn Blue Ridge Pkwy. Milepost 408, Candler, NC 28715 (828) 235-8228 sjohston@pigahinn.com www.pisgahinn.com Sagebrush Steakhouse-Canton 1941 Champion Dr., Canton, NC 28716 (828) 646-3750 aamoroso@sagebrushstakehouse.com www.SagebrushSteakhouse.com

www.HaywoodChamber.com

Blossman Propane Gas 2161 Dellwood Rd., 1, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 926-1537 waynesville@blossmangas.com www.blossmangas.com

Maple Tree Veterinary Hospital and Dog Camp 1855 Russ Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-5211 kbirthright@mapletreevet.com www.mapletreevet.com

|

UTILITIES

Inn at Tranquility Farm 1804 Camp Branch Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 564-1105 sutton@innattranquilityfarm.com www.innattranquilityfarm.com

Experience Haywood 2017

Leap Frog Tours 419 N Haywood St, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 507-1421 kim@leapfrogtours.com www.leapfrogtours.com

Junaluska Animal Hospital 3248 Asheville Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-1478 jahpracticemanager@gmail.com www.junaluskaah.com

FOLLOW US WHERE EVER YOU GO!

Studio Thirty Three 822 Balsam Ridge Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-2052 diannah.studio33@gmail.com studio33jewelry.com The Farm, A Gathering Place & The Farm Kitchen 215 Justice Ridge Rd., Candler, NC 28715 (828) 667-0666 info@thefarmevents.com www.thefarmevents.com The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road 89 Oakview Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-0991 info@theyellowhouse.com www.theyellowhouse.com Wells Events & Reception Center 33 Wells Events Way, Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 476-5070 wellseventscenter@gmail.com wellseventscenter.com Willow House Events & Weddings 152 Sanibal LN, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-5227 willowhouseevents@gmail.com www.willowhouseweddings.com Winchester Creek Country Club 566 Walker Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 (561) 310-7017 wrlackey@aol.com www.winchestercreekcountryclub.com

28 Walnut Street Waynesville, NC 28786 P: 828.456.3021 F: 828.452.7265 HaywoodChamber.com 61


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce

Members A to Z

62

3rd Generation Barn Loft.......................................................................55 42 Rue Beauty Salon..............................................................................58 A Better Clean (Hard Surface & Carpet Cleaning)......................59 A Shot Above of WNC .............................................................................59 A to Z Signs & Engraving .......................................................................53 A. Bailey Design.........................................................................................54 Aaron's...........................................................................................................56 Aberdeen Funding, Inc...........................................................................55 Ace Construction Enterprises...............................................................53 Affordable Cleaning Services ..............................................................59 All About Fitness .......................................................................................56 Allstate Insurance - Georgi Insurance Group, Inc. .....................57 Altrusa of Waynesville, NC....................................................................53 America's Home Place............................................................................53 American Cleaners...................................................................................58 American Red Cross-Asheville Mtn Area Chapter......................53 AmeriPride Linen & Uniform Services.............................................53 Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast .................................................57 Angelo's Family Pizza, Inc. ...................................................................54 Animal Hospital of Waynesville .........................................................61 APAC TN Inc. - Harrison Division ........................................................53 Appalachian Farm Weddings & Events..........................................55 Art on Depot - A Studio & Gallery.....................................................52 Asheville Outlets.......................................................................................60 Asheville Regional Airport Authority................................................61 Aspire Training & Development .........................................................59 AT&T - North Carolina..............................................................................57 Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group..............................................................55 Autobell Car Wash ....................................................................................52 B. Allen Construction, Inc.......................................................................53 Badcock & More Home Furniture......................................................55 Balsam Antique Mall...............................................................................52 Balsam Capital Group .............................................................................55 Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant................................................57 Balsam Mountain Preserve.................................................................56 Balsam Spa.................................................................................................60 Balsam West Fiber NET, LLC.................................................................57 BAYADA Home Health Care ..................................................................56 BB&T Bank - Maggie Valley.................................................................55 BB&T Bank - Waynesville .....................................................................55 Be Well Western Carolina, LLC ............................................................56 Bearwaters Brewing Company..........................................................58 Belk Department Store...........................................................................54 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Great Smokys Realty - Bill Thagard .................................................59 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Great Smoky's Realty..............................................................................59 Best Built Inc. ..............................................................................................53 Best Buy ........................................................................................................55 Best Savings of the Carolina's, Inc. ..................................................57 Best Western Mountain Brook Inn ...................................................57 Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn.................................................57 Beth Brown Photography......................................................................59 Bethel Christian Academy ....................................................................54 Bethel Self Storage ..................................................................................58 Beverly Hanks & Associates - Billy Case.......................................59 Beverly Hanks - Hayden Honerkamp ............................................59 Beverly-Hanks & Associates - Michelle McElroy.......................59 Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC, Inc ................................................53 Bimm Properties LLC................................................................................53 Blimpie...........................................................................................................54 Blossman Propane Gas .........................................................................61 Blossom on Main Thai Fusion...........................................................54 Blue Moon Salon......................................................................................58 Blue Mountain Chiropractic, Dr. Mike Hogan ..............................56 Blue Rooster, Southern Grill.................................................................54 Bocelli's Italian Eatery and PUB319..................................................54 Bogarts Restaurant & Tavern ..............................................................54

Bojangles of WNC, LLC..........................................................................54 Boojum Brewing Company..................................................................58 Boyd Mountain Log Cabins.................................................................58 Boyd's Landscaping & Hydroseeding.............................................57 Brio Tuscan Grille.......................................................................................54 Brookside Mountain Mist Inn.............................................................58 Brown & Patten, PA ..................................................................................59 Buffalo Creek Vacations.........................................................................58 Buttered Bisquit.........................................................................................54 Cannon Law, PC.........................................................................................59 Canton Animal Hospital .........................................................................61 Care Partners Home Health Services..............................................56 Carey McLaughlin, Inc. ...........................................................................56 Carolina Breathing Solutions...............................................................56 Carolina Farm Credit.................................................................................55 Carolina Furniture Concepts.................................................................56 Carolina Living Choices Retirement Guide....................................59 Carolina Mountain Cablevision Inc...................................................57 Carolina Vacations, Inc...........................................................................58 Cataloochee Guest Ranch ....................................................................52 Cataloochee Ski Area ..............................................................................52 Cataloochee Valley Tours, Inc..............................................................52 Champion Credit Union - Canton ......................................................55 Champion Credit Union - Waynesville............................................55 Champion Janitorial Supply..................................................................53 Chestnut Ridge...........................................................................................53 Chinese Acupuncture + Herbology Clinic......................................56 Christian Brothers Roofing....................................................................53 Civil Design Concepts..............................................................................59 Clark & Leatherwood, Inc......................................................................53 Clark Communications............................................................................53 Clark Tire........................................................................................................52 Classic Wineseller .....................................................................................54 CLCC Entertainment..................................................................................54 Clean Sweep The Fireplace Shop.....................................................59 Clear Channel Media & Entertainment ..........................................58 Clegg's Pest Control..................................................................................59 Coast Lamp Manufacturing, Inc........................................................60 Coffee Cup Cafe .........................................................................................54 Coldwell Banker.........................................................................................59 Comfort Inn of Maggie Valley.............................................................58 Commerce Street Mercantile...............................................................60 Consolidated Waste Services ..............................................................61 Cook's Abbey Carpet & Flooring........................................................59 Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon ............................................................58 Creekwood Farm RV Park .....................................................................58 Crescent Health Solutions, Inc............................................................57 Daniel Boone Council, BSA...................................................................55 David's Home Entertainment..............................................................55 Dean Russell, Business Coach............................................................53 Destination Elopements WNC.............................................................61 Distinctive Building and Design, Inc. ...............................................53 Haywood County Career Center.........................................................55 Downtown Waynesville Association ...............................................53 Duke Energy ................................................................................................61 Dunlap Dispute Resolution ..................................................................59 Edward Jones - Jack Bishop III............................................................55 Edward Jones - Jeremy Phillips...........................................................55 Edward Jones - Lisa R. Ferguson.......................................................55 Elevated Mountain Distilling Company..........................................52 Entegra Bank...............................................................................................55 Ethos Wealth Group.................................................................................55 Evergreen Packaging...............................................................................58 Fat Buddies BBQ........................................................................................54 First Benefits Insurance Mutual, Inc. ...............................................53 First Citizens Bank - Canton .................................................................55 First Citizens Bank - Waynesville.......................................................55 First United Methodist Church ...........................................................60

Folkmoot USA .............................................................................................55 Forga Rental Properties..........................................................................59 Foundation Forward, Inc.......................................................................54 Four Seasons Compassion for Life ..................................................56 Frankies Italian Trattoria.........................................................................54 Friends of the Smokies..........................................................................53 Frog Level Brewing Company.............................................................58 Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations........56 General Insurance.....................................................................................57 Giggie's, LLC ................................................................................................60 Giles Chemical............................................................................................58 Goodwill Career Connections..............................................................55 Goodwill Retail Store ..............................................................................60 Grandview Lodge & Wedding Venue..............................................58 Great Smoky Mountain Association................................................53 Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.....................................................52 Greene Brothers Well & Pump ...........................................................54 Griffin & Wells, PA.....................................................................................59 Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort......................................................52 HART- Haywood Arts Regional Theatre..........................................55 Haywood 209 Cafe ..................................................................................54 Haywood Advancement Foundation..............................................53 Haywood Builders Supply....................................................................54 Haywood Cancer Center - 21st Century Oncology....................56 Haywood Chamber of Commerce ....................................................53 Haywood Christian Ministry ................................................................53 Haywood Community College ...........................................................54 Haywood County Arts Council............................................................53 Haywood County Board of Realtors ................................................53 Haywood County Chamber of Commerce....................................53 Haywood County Government..........................................................56 Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society/Shook-Smathers Museum.....................55 Haywood County NCWorks Career Center ....................................55 Haywood County Psychological Services.....................................56 Haywood County Schools Board of Education..........................54 Haywood County Tourism Development Authority .................53 Haywood Economic Development Council..................................53 Haywood Electric Membership Corp...............................................61 Haywood Family Eye Care ...................................................................56 Haywood Habitat for Humanity ReStore......................................60 Haywood Healthcare Foundation, Inc............................................57 Haywood House........................................................................................55 Haywood Insurance Service, Inc.......................................................57 Haywood Landscapes............................................................................57 Haywood Lodge & Retirement Center ............................................55 Haywood Regional Medical Center..................................................57 Haywood Rentals - Mauney Cove & Meadowland Apartments................................................................52 Haywood Secure Storage, LLC............................................................58 Haywood Vocational Opportunities, Inc........................................53 Haywood's Historic Farmers Market...............................................56 Hidden Hollow Designs, LLC................................................................57 Historic Frog Level Merchants Association...................................53 Holiday Inn Asheville - Biltmore West............................................58 Holland Services of Haywood County............................................57 Home Care Services of HRMC.............................................................57 HomeTrust Bank - Clyde........................................................................55 HomeTrust Bank - Waynesville..........................................................56 Hunter Banks Co. Fly Fishing..............................................................60 Independent Accounting Services, Inc. .........................................60 Inn at Tranquility Farm............................................................................55 Inspired Art Ministry, Inc........................................................................52 J.M. Teague Engineering and Planning ..........................................59 Jack the Dipper Ice Cream.....................................................................54 James Weaver Kirkpatrick III, PA.........................................................52 Joel R. Weaver, PA .....................................................................................52 John Laughter Jewelry ............................................................................57


www.HaywoodChamber.com

Taylor Motor Co. .........................................................................................52 TD Bank.........................................................................................................56 Terminix Service, Inc................................................................................59 TFM Carolina, Inc......................................................................................60 The Arc of Haywood County................................................................53 The Chocolate Bear.................................................................................60 The Community Kitchen ........................................................................53 The Farm, A Gathering Place & The Farm Kitchen ....................55 The Hot Tub Store.....................................................................................60 The Insurance Center of Waynesville..............................................57 The Laurel of Asheville, LLC.................................................................58 The Mountaineer......................................................................................58 The Pressley Group Allstate Insurance - Jeremy Pressley.....57 The Print Haus, Inc. ..................................................................................53 The Salvation Army..................................................................................53 The Strand Theatre...................................................................................55 The Superior Finish, Inc. ........................................................................57 The Swag......................................................................................................54 The Turquoise Elephant ........................................................................60 The Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort & Spa........................................56 The Windover Inn Bed & Breakfast .................................................58 The Yellow House Bed & Breakfast.................................................58 TL's Metal Yard Art Garden & Home Decor .................................60 TNB Consulting Group, Inc....................................................................59 Town of Clyde.............................................................................................56 Town of Waynesville...............................................................................56 Triangle Automotive Repair ..................................................................52 Twigs & Leaves Gallery ..........................................................................52 Underwood, Dills & Associates, PC..................................................60 Unique Treasures......................................................................................56 United Community Bank.......................................................................56 United Way of Haywood County.......................................................55 US Cellular....................................................................................................60 VantagePointe Homes @ Balsam Mountain..............................52 Verizon Wireless........................................................................................60 Verizon Wireless/Cellular Sales/Authorized Dealer .................60 Vicinitus Haywood ...................................................................................58 Village Framer.............................................................................................52 Voices In The Laurel.................................................................................55 Wal-Mart Supercenter.............................................................................54 Waynesville Automotive Group..........................................................52 Waynesville Breakfast House .............................................................54 Waynesville Cycle Center......................................................................60 Waynesville Shopping Center, LLC....................................................60 Waynesville Tire.........................................................................................53 Waynesville Yoga Center .......................................................................56 Wellbeing For All .......................................................................................56 Wells Events & Reception Center.......................................................55 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC - Larry East, CFPÂŽ First Vice President-Investments.......................................................56 Wells Fargo Bank ......................................................................................56 Wells Funeral Homes Inc. & Cremation Services of Canton ......................................................................................................56 Wells Funeral Homes Inc. & Cremation Services of Waynesville............................................................................................56 Wenzel & Wenzel, PLLC ..........................................................................52 West 1 CATV Supplies .............................................................................58 Western Carolina University.................................................................55 Western Carolina University - College of Business ..................55 White & Williams Co. Inc........................................................................59 White Oak Partnership...........................................................................60 Willow House Events & Weddings...................................................61 Winchester Creek Country Club..........................................................61 WNC Community Credit Union ...........................................................56 WNC Regional Livestock Center, LLC.................................................52 WNC Roof Cleaning ..................................................................................57 WPTL Radio 920 AM................................................................................58 Yarrington Physical Therapy & Sports Care, Inc. ........................57 Yellow Book USA......................................................................................60 Yurko Dental Excellence.........................................................................57 Zaxby's...........................................................................................................54

|

PEAK Energy ................................................................................................61 Pepsi Cola Company ...............................................................................58 Perfect Touch...............................................................................................59 PIMSY EHR (Smoky Mountain Information Systems, Inc.)....53 Pioneer Mobile Home Park..................................................................59 Pisgah Inn.....................................................................................................58 PK Garage .....................................................................................................52 Premier Vacation Rentals......................................................................58 Price Well and Pump Co. Inc................................................................54 Promotional Products - WNC...............................................................59 PSNC Energy................................................................................................61 R.C.F, Inc.........................................................................................................54 Rafting in the Smokies...........................................................................52 Rapid River Magazine ............................................................................58 Ray, Bumgarner, Kingshill and Associates....................................56 RE/MAX Mountain Realty.....................................................................59 RE/MAX Mountain Realty - Brian Noland....................................59 RE/MAX Mountain Realty - Meiko Thomson.............................59 RE/MAX Mountain Realty - Smoky Mountain Team...............59 RE/MAX Mountain Realty - Smoky Mountain Team Jim Blyth........................................................................................................59 Reach of Haywood County ..................................................................53 Reece, Noland & McElrath Inc............................................................59 Richard C. Tirrell, CPA...............................................................................56 Richard Lanning Builders, Inc.............................................................54 Riverbend Elementary School............................................................54 RJ Young.........................................................................................................53 Rob Roland Realty...................................................................................60 Rolling Thunder River Company........................................................52 ROOM 1902...................................................................................................53 Roots In Education...................................................................................54 Sagebrush Steakhouse..........................................................................54 Santa's Land................................................................................................52 Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc........................................52 Service Master of Haywood County................................................59 Sheila Gahagan, CPA...............................................................................60 Sheppard Insurance Group ..................................................................57 Shining Rock Classical Academy .......................................................55 Silver Bluff Village.....................................................................................57 Singleton's Automotive..........................................................................52 Skyland Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. ...............................................57 Skyrunner, Inc. ............................................................................................53 Smart Fit Gym ............................................................................................56 Smart Processing, LLC.............................................................................53 Smathers & Smathers Attorneys At Law.......................................59 Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts......................55 Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters & Cafe ....................................54 Smoky Mountain Development Corporation...............................55 Smoky Mountain Eye Care...................................................................57 Smoky Mountain Folk Festival ...........................................................55 Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine..............................................52 Smoky Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center .....................57 Smoky Mountain Home Builders Association............................53 Smoky Mountain Living Magazine..................................................58 Smoky Mountain News ........................................................................58 Smoky Moutain Log & Timber Homes...........................................54 Smoky View Cottages.............................................................................58 Solo Secure Medical Alert Systems .................................................57 Sonoco Plastics..........................................................................................58 Sorrells Merchandise Co., Inc. ............................................................60 Southeastern Development & Acquisition, LLC .........................60 Southeastern Sports Medicine...........................................................57 Southern Concrete Materials...............................................................54 Southern Porch Kitchen & Drink ........................................................54 Spinfire Entertainment, LLC..................................................................55 Stanberry Insurance - Waynesville...................................................57 State Farm - Angie Franklin .................................................................56 State Farm - Chad McMahon..............................................................57 State Farm-Hannah McClain................................................................57 Studio Thirty Three..................................................................................60 Sunburst Market.......................................................................................60 Sunburst Realty.........................................................................................60 Sunburst Trout Farm................................................................................58 Sweet Onion Restaurant .......................................................................54 Sylva Linings...............................................................................................60 T. Pennington Art Gallery, Inc. .............................................................52

Experience Haywood 2017

John M. Highsmith, DDS.........................................................................57 Jonathan Creek Inn ..................................................................................58 Jukebox Junction Restaurant & Soda Shoppe ............................54 Junaluska Animal Hospital ...................................................................61 Junaluska Elementary School.............................................................54 K-9 Curriculum, Inc. ..................................................................................59 Kanini's Restaurant and Catering......................................................54 Kathryn Greeley Designs.......................................................................57 Keller Williams Great Smokies Realty.............................................59 Keller Williams Realty Great Smokies - Gina Kinder ...............59 Keller Williams Realty Great Smokies - John Chandler ..........59 Keller Williams Realty Great Smokies - Tavia Thomas...........59 Ken Wilson Ford.........................................................................................52 Kentucky Fried Chicken..........................................................................54 Kim's Pharmacy.........................................................................................57 L.N. Davis Insurance Agency ...............................................................57 Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.........................58 Lake Logan Conference Center...........................................................53 Larry W. Payne Agency-Nationwide Insurance ..........................57 Laurel Ridge Country Club....................................................................56 Leap Frog Tours..........................................................................................61 Ledbetter's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.................................54 Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville........................................................................................................54 LIFEWORKS with CWJC.............................................................................53 Long's Chapel UMC ..................................................................................53 Lowe's of Waynesville............................................................................54 Luna Mexican Modern Kitchen Inc..................................................54 Lynn Sylvester, CPA, PA...........................................................................56 M. B. Haynes Corporation.....................................................................59 Maggie Mountain Fitness....................................................................60 Maggie Valley Club & Resort...............................................................56 Maggie Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation.........................................55 Maggie Valley Wellness Center..........................................................58 Main Street Mercantile ..........................................................................60 Majors Estate ..............................................................................................55 Maple Tree Veterinary Hospital and Dog Camp.........................61 Mariner Finance ........................................................................................56 Mark’s Pharmacy.......................................................................................57 Massie Furniture Co Inc. ........................................................................52 Mast General Store..................................................................................60 McDonald's Restaurants .......................................................................54 McGovern Property Management and Real Estate Sales....59 Merrill Lynch - Keller Ferrell .................................................................56 Merrill Lynch - Susan Sorrells, CFP, CRPC.......................................56 Michael Gillespie, DDS............................................................................57 Mike's Heating & Cooling......................................................................59 Minick Law, PC............................................................................................52 Mission Health Center Haywood.......................................................57 MMS Print and Mail.................................................................................58 and Log Cabin Rentals ...........................................................................56 Mountain Audiology, Inc. ......................................................................57 Mountain Credit Union...........................................................................56 Mountain Eye Associates, PLLC..........................................................57 Mountain Favors.......................................................................................60 Mountain Projects, Inc............................................................................53 Mountain Spirit Wellness......................................................................56 Mountain Top Appliance Service......................................................60 Mountain Trace Apartments................................................................52 Mountain View Housing, Inc...............................................................52 Mountain View Landscaping & Design, Inc.................................57 Mountaineer Complete Care................................................................57 Moxxie Marketing ....................................................................................58 Mud Dabbers Pottery..............................................................................52 Museum of NC Handicrafts .................................................................52 NAPA Auto Parts.........................................................................................52 NEO Corporation........................................................................................59 New Meridian Technologies, Inc.......................................................53 North American Merchant Services .................................................53 Northwestern Mutual .............................................................................56 Nutrition Advantage/Herbalife...........................................................56 Oak Hill on Love Lane Bed & Breakfast ........................................58 Oak Park Inn & Conference Center....................................................53 Oconaluftee Indian Village ..................................................................52 and Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama.............................................52 Overbay Insurance Services ................................................................57

63


Serving Haywood County for 28 years!

TEAM BREESE Representing Two Generations in Real Estate Increased Visibility for Sellers Maximum Selection for Buyers

www.ronbreese.com Call or Text Ron:

Call or Text Landen:

828-400-9029

828-734-3436

ron@ronbreese.com

landen@landenkstevenson.com

Haywood Chamber of Commerce  

Experience Haywood Membership Directory 2017

Haywood Chamber of Commerce  

Experience Haywood Membership Directory 2017