We’re happy and proud to report that our very own Catawba County Chamber of Commerce in Hickory has been named a 2016 “Chamber of the Year”!
There are four categories in the competition, and they’re based upon the service area population, number of businesses in the applicant’s jurisdiction and other qualifications. But before even being invited to apply, the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce had to meet minimum standards in at least three of five key performance areas.
An impartial judging committee of industry professionals reviews the applications and selects the finalists in each category based upon their scores. Then, interviews are conducted with leaders from each of those 16 chambers. It’s a multi-stage process, so just to reach finalist status is praiseworthy in and of itself. And being one of the four category winners is truly an honor worth celebrating.
Of course, it’s no surprise that Hickory has achieved more recognition as one of the best mountain towns in North Carolina to call home. In addition to being a longtime mecca for furniture buyers, Hickory has emerged in recent years as a center for culture, conventions, sports and recreation.
There’s never a shortage of things to do in Hickory North Carolina. Golfers can take advantage of the year-round great weather and play these nearby courses:
• Brushy Mountain Country Club
• Catawba Springs Golf Course
• Glen Oaks Golf Club
• Granada Farms
• Silver Creek Plantation
• Hampton Heights Golf Club
• Lenoir Gold Club
• Orchard Hills Golf Club
• Pine Mountain Golf Club
• Quaker Meadows Golf Club
• Rock Barn Golf & Spa
There are nearly a hundred casual-to-fine-dining restaurants in Hickory NC, with enough variety to satisfy anyone’s taste buds. And the park-like Downtown Hickory complex is your one-stop destination for shopping, outdoor dining and entertainment. The cinema and Hickory’s community theatre are within easy walking distance.
At The Coves Mountain River Club, we’re very familiar with Hickory’s unique charm as one of the iconic mountain towns in North Carolina. It’s just 18 miles southeast of us, down Highway 321…so our residents can often be found making the short drive there. The towns in the Western North Carolina foothills have a lot in common, such as the majestic scenery, the fresh mountain air and the wonderful, mild weather, but each has its own unique appeal as well. Baseball fans who move to the area often find themselves spending some cool evenings cheering on the minor league Crawdads baseball team at their home games – another of the many interesting things to do in Hickory North Carolina.
One of the many appealing things about The Coves Mountain River Club in Lenoir is how easy it is to both drive to large cities like Asheville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem and take smaller trips to visit smaller destinations like Blowing Rock, Boone or dine out at one of the restaurants in Hickory NC.
Of course, you don’t have to travel at all to enjoy the splendor of nature that surrounds your home at The Coves. With more than five miles of frontage on the Johns River, you’re in the ideal location for fishing, boating, hiking and other outdoor activities. And there’s no golfing quite like what you can experience in the varying elevations and spectacular scenery of the Western North Carolina foothills.
Join us in congratulating Hickory’s Catawba County Chamber of Commerce on their recent honor. And be sure to stop by The Coves Mountain River Club when you’re in the Lenoir area. Learn about all that we have to offer. Sit, relax and watch a magnificent sunset.
Call us directly at 828.754.0700 to schedule a tour.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84-page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide, which gives you more information about living in the foothills of North Carolina.