Better Business is Our Business

From Chamber President/CEO Dan Meyer

I want to express my appreciation to the full membership of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce for your trust in my ability to serve as President/CEO. It is a pleasure to be associated with such a hard-working group of individuals who truly do have a bias for action.

We have a rich heritage as an association of businesses, organizations and individuals who want to make things better – our schools, our transportation system, our environment and our quality of life.

We also have a bright future ahead. As the home of Appalachian State University, Boone has a built-in spirit of youthfulness and a reach-for-the-stars attitude. We offer excellence in health care to residents and to those retirement couples and second-home families who are attracted to our mountain scenery.

Fueled by tourism, our local economy has a special resiliency. We tell people that the Boone area is open for business…and we are.

Our programming theme reflects this sentiment: “Better Business Is Our Business.”

We also make the claim that the Boone/Blowing Rock area is North Carolina’s preferred business address. And, to my way of thinking, the best economic development marketing tool is a Chamber of Commerce that is strong and committed to excellence.

The Chamber is the one organization in the community that is in the best position to make good things happen. But we need the involvement and input from the members to provide the firepower. I encourage you to help us make a real difference in our community.

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