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  • Business and Community Education

    Of Course!
    2023 Business and Community Education Series


    Free educational programs for members of the Hickory Nut Chamber.


    The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge is pleased to offer, "Of Course!"  free educational courses to our members. Through these monthly gatherings, esteemed presenters will offer business and community topics to help enrich your mind. 

    Of Course! programs will be held at the Lake Lure Inn & Spa, with most business programs offered at 8:30 AM, and community programs beginning at 5:30PM.

    Registration is required, and non-members/guests are welcome to attend for just $10.

    Take a look at the upcoming programs and save your seat today!

  • Program Schedule Program Schedule

    Courses Coming Up...


    You can register in advance for each course by clicking on the title of the program you wish to attend.

    Seating is limited so make sure your register!


    Thursday, June 22nd - 8:30AM
    Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
    Presented By: Crystal Morrison, Strategic Organization Consultant

    Thursday, July 13th - 5:30PM
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    Presented By: Amy Neal, Sacred Living Wellness

    Thursday, August 24th - 5:30PM
    Introduction to Blue Ridge Health and Healthy Aging
    Presented By: Richard Hudspeth, MD and Rivers Woodward, MD

    Tuesday, September 19th - 8:30AM
    Are You Even Listening To Me? Using Communication Cues To Get What You Want.
    Presented By: Teri A. Coutu, TERIC Enterprise Solutions


  • Next Up.... Next Up....

    Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
    Thursday, June 22nd. 8:30AM 
    Lake Lure Inn & Spa

    Presented by Crystal Morrison, Strategic Optimization Consultant and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, this course will teach you some Lean tools to get you and your employees into a mindset of problem-solving and continuous improvement.  You are the experts in what you do, empower your team to improve processes and increase engagement. 

    You'll come away with a greater understanding of process improvement and how to get started in your own improvement journey for your business!