• Welcome To The Hickory Nut Gorge!



  • We are thrilled to announce the kickoff of the new 2024 season for the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge's Business Networking PowerHour, and we're excited to share some fantastic updates that make this year's events better than ever!

    1. Host Your PowerHour:
    This season, we're inviting our esteemed business members to take center stage by hosting a PowerHour at their location. It's a fantastic opportunity to showcase your business, connect with fellow Chamber members, and foster meaningful relationships within our vibrant community.

    2. Monthly Highlighted Business Category:
    To further enhance networking opportunities, each month will feature a highlighted business category. While businesses from the highlighted category are specially invited, ALL members from any category are more than welcome to attend. This dynamic approach ensures diverse interactions and opens up new avenues for collaboration.

    3. Featured Presentations:
    In the last half hour of every PowerHour, be prepared for enlightening and informative presentations. Chamber members and external experts will share valuable insights, offering a unique chance for professional growth. These presentations cover a wide range of topics, providing attendees with helpful and educational information.

    4. Open to Non-Business Members and the General Public:
    We believe in the power of knowledge-sharing and community engagement. That's why this season's featured presentations are open not only to business members but also to non-business members and the general public. Everyone is invited to benefit from these enriching sessions.

    How You Can Get Involved:

    • Host a PowerHour: Showcase your business and create lasting connections. Contact us to secure your spot on the PowerHour calendar.
    • Present at a PowerHour: Share your expertise and knowledge during the featured presentation. We welcome both Chamber members and external speakers.
    • Attend and Network: Mark your calendars to attend these dynamic events, connect with fellow members, and stay informed about the latest in our community.


    Let's make the 2024 PowerHour season a remarkable success together! Your participation is crucial in creating a thriving business community in the Hickory Nut Gorge.

    For more information or to sign up as a host or presenter, please contact us.

    Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming PowerHour events!


  • Host A PowerHour


    Are you looking for a unique opportunity to showcase your business and connect with fellow Chamber members in the Hickory Nut Gorge community? Look no further than our monthly networking PowerHours!

    We invite you to consider hosting one of our PowerHours, scheduled every second Monday of the month. Here's what you need to know:

    Date and Time:

    PowerHours are now being held on the second Monday of each month.
    Networking starts promptly at 5:00 PM, giving attendees ample time to mingle and connect.
    Each attending business has a 1-2 minute timed announcement slot, perfect for sharing updates, seeking assistance, offering suggestions, or simply introducing themselves.

    Special Presentation:

    At 6:00 PM, we feature a special presentation by a highlighted business or guest, providing valuable insights and information to all attendees.

    Why Host a PowerHour?

    Hosting a PowerHour is an excellent opportunity to showcase your location and what your business has to offer.
    As a host, you'll receive additional time to present to the group, offer a tour of your facilities, or highlight special aspects of your business.

    If you do not have a "brick-n-mortar" business with meeting space, we encourage you to co-host with a member business that has space for the gathering as a way of building business relationships and fostering friendships!

    Snacks and Beverages:

    While we encourage hosts to provide snacks and beverages to enhance the networking experience, it's not a requirement.

    Hosting a PowerHour is a fantastic way to elevate your business profile within the Chamber community while fostering meaningful connections with fellow members.

    If you're interested in hosting a PowerHour or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us HERE. Tell us what date(s) you have in mind and we'll contact you to set things up. We're here to support you every step of the way!

    Thank you for your continued participation in our Chamber community, and we look forward to the possibility of hosting a memorable PowerHour at your location.

  • Be A PowerHour Presenter!


    Ready to make a difference and showcase your expertise? Join us as a presenter at our upcoming PowerHour or OfCourse! Seminar and become a catalyst for positive change in our community!

    Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur, a specialist in your field, or a passionate advocate for a cause, we want to hear from you. Share your knowledge and insights to empower local business owners with practical strategies, innovative solutions, and invaluable tips to thrive in today's dynamic landscape.

    But it's not just about business – we're also eager to feature presentations that benefit our entire community. Whether it's wellness, sustainability, education, or any other impactful topic, your voice matters in shaping a brighter future for us all.

    Together, let's inspire, educate, and uplift each other. Sign up now to be a presenter and let your expertise shine! Together, we can make a meaningful difference, one presentation at a time. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of something extraordinary.

    Join us in spreading knowledge, fostering connections, and building a stronger, more vibrant community. Together, let's create a legacy of learning and growth.

    Reach out today and be the change you wish to see!