• Welcome to The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge!

    Deep Roots & Strong Connections

  • Marketing & Communications Marketing & Communications

    Promoting the Gorge for Economic Prosperity

    The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge serves as the promotional hub for our community to build awareness and connect citizens, businesses and visitors. Through consistent communications efforts, the chamber’s focus areas include:

    • Create and maintain an online presence as a central clearinghouse for information on businesses, community organizations and events.

    • Work with local stakeholders to improve local maps, signs and information availability.

    • Promote our community as a great place to live, work and run a business.

    • Work with local government entities, tourism industry professionals and other key stakeholders to recruit new businesses and residents 

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  • Our mobile app puts Gorge businesses and organizations on the map, lists events, and local hot deals.

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  • The Chamber, in partnership with The Town of Lake Lure and the Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority helped re-brand the festival, gain new sponsors, and increase attendance.