From the crystal waters of Lake James to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, we are proud of McDowell County’s natural beauty, low cost-of-living, lack of congestion, and can-do community spirit. Uniquely situated amid 67,000 acres of undisturbed forest land yet close to major cities, McDowell County offers an energetic and growing commercial sector, a budding agri-tourism industry, and a range of events and activities in which to partake.
The Chamber works closely with local and regional governments, area business owners, and community organizations to support economic growth and encourage community involvement. Since 1957, we have been working to create a community that respects its history and natural resources while utilizing innovative ideas and practices to move boldly into the future. See our Highlights of Achievements!
Whether you’re here on vacation, looking to relocate, or just passing through, we invite you to explore McDowell County’s past and present and encourage you to develop your own list of favorite pastimes. Please drop by the Visitor’s Center to let us know how we can help you make your local adventures even more memorable.
Registration Now Open!
Spring is finally showing itself and we couldn't be happier! With the warmer weather and budding landscape, come planning for the Annual Spring Golf Classic on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The tournament returns to Marion Lake Club and offers Captains Choice four-person team format. Call your friends. Get your team together and register now for this fun event. Did I mention there are plenty of great prize options and goodies?
The school year is winding down. Book that summer camp experience!
From the first cannonball into the lake to the final campfire gathering, summer camp has always offered youth a defining experience with tons of fun, a few shenanigans, and even personal growth. The stress of school work and popularity contests are quickly replaced with warm breezes, goofy songs, the excitement of new friends, and new adventures.
Here in McDowell we offer all types of camps from themed camps, sleep-away camps, and camping for the whole family. Check out our list of great camps and book now before all the best spots are taken.
Why constant recruiting and hiring is a must for businesses to stay ahead of staffing problems.
One of the biggest complaints we receive from employers both large and small is the difficulty in finding quality employees that want to work. As an HR professional or the owner of the business this task falls squarely in your lap. But what can you do? Read on and discover why doing this will improve your staffing problems and save you money!
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