Welcome To McDowell!

Welcome To McDowell!

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.

Steve Bush
Executive Director


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FEATURED EVENTS

Positioning for Success

Spring Golf Classic

Spring Golf Classic

Rain Holds Off, Spirits High at Chamber Golf Classic

It was a pensive start to the 2018 Spring Golf Classic this past Saturday at the Marion Lake Club as organizers and some die-hard golfers waited under misty skies to see what mother nature was going to bring for the day! As the registration line grew, the rain clouds closed up and we were off to another great day of golfing and good times! 


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Why Helping Your Community Helps Grow Your Business

Why Helping Your Community Helps Grow Your Business

by Emily Wiseheart

There is no greater pride than helping your own community succeed. By joining together with your local customers, businesses, nonprofits, and organizations, you’re promoting many different benefits such as economic growth, charity awareness, and the sense of camaraderie, just to name a few. Supporting your community will always be a win-win situation. Here are a few ways helping your community can help grow your business: 


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Camp Like You Mean It

Camp Like You Mean It

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. 

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One Proven Way To Get The Staff You Want

One Proven Way To Get The Staff You Want

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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Your Chamber by The Numbers

Your Chamber by The Numbers

See how the Chamber and the community are doing.

We've seen new businesses open, celebrated the growth of others, and witnessed record numbers of people from all over the country visiting our site. As we track our growth each year, we want you to know how we are doing and how our community as a whole is doing. Check out our Year in Review! 

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Welcome To Our Newest Members

Thank you for joining!

Join us in welcoming our newest members of the McDowell Chamber of Commerce! 



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