2017 has been a year we’ll never forget in Blairsville-Union County, and we have so much to be thankful for! This year, we’ve had record numbers of visitors to our area (thanks, in part, to the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse in August), a continued increase in ribbon cuttings, and healthy growth overall in our area. None of this would have been possible without the support of the incredible community that is Blairsville-Union County!
As we approach Thanksgiving this week, we’d like to encourage everyone to take time to enjoy your family and friends and, in the spirit of the holiday, truly reflect on everything you have to be thankful for. No matter what your station in life may be, we are all truly blessed in so many ways. With that said, we at the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce would like to take a moment to publicly thank our leadership board, our staff, our members, our city and county officials, and our community for another amazing year. Each and every one of you make us proud to call this place home, and we are truly grateful for a community in which we truly look out for one another.
On behalf of all of us at the Chamber, have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is the time to pause and reflect on everything we have to be thankful for. Here at the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce, we are so thankful that we couldn’t possibly fit it all in one blog post. 2016 has been a big year for our area, and as we take stock of a year that has seen growth all around, we just wanted to take a minute to say a huge “Thank You” to everyone who made that possible. From record-breaking crowds at events to the many new businesses that opened their doors this year and the continued success of so many existing businesses, none of that would be possible without the good people of Blairsville-Union County.
Business owners, employees, customers and patrons all play a vital role in keeping our community not just up and running, but growing and thriving. All of the festivals and special events that go on in our area wouldn’t amount to much without the people who care enough to put in the time and effort it takes to make those events so special. Whether you’re graciously volunteering your time or just doing your job, people here genuinely care about their town and getting things done the right way, and that’s part of what makes Blairsville so special. We are truly blessed to live in a place where people take the idea of community so seriously.
There’s nowhere quite like Blairsville, and that has as much (if not more) to do with the amazing people who make up this community as it does the beautiful mountains and lakes that surround us. So, as you gather with your family, friends, and loved ones this Thanksgiving, remember to give thanks for the big things, the little things, and everything in-between. We’re certainly counting our blessings this year, and it’s all thanks to YOU!