July 27th Dinner at The New Public House
We're pleased to announce that we raised $1,608.57 for 3 High Country entrepreneurs, while feeding over 60 people a locally-sourced meal!
At the dinner, three High Country entrepreneurs gave brief presentations about their projects. Dinner attendees then chose to fund each project at three levels (60%, 30%, and 10%) of the crowd-sourced funds raised through the dinner tickets.
After listening to the presentations of the 3 entreperneurs, dinner attendees made the following decisions:
Wallite will receive: $905.14
The Garnet Rose Soap Company will receive: $452.57
Niadele will receive: $150.86
To read more about the 3 projects: Garnet Rose Soap Company, Niadele, and Wallite, please click the links below.
The July 27, 2015 dinner was held at The New Public House with doors opening at 6:30 pm and the dinner beginning at 7:00 pm. We're excited to say that the meal was nearly all locally-sourced!
The 4th SEAM Dinner was made possible due to the support of SEAM's many community partners. SEAM is a project of High Country Local First, which seeks to strengthen our community and local economy by supporting locally owned, independent businesses and farmers through education, promotion and networking.
Partners also include Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, which provided marketing support and volunteers for the dinner, as well as Appalachian State University's Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship, which provided entrepreneurship-development expertise leading up to the dinner. SEAM could not have been possible without these great resources and partners!
The New Public House and Chef John Dean partnered with Caleb Crowell of New Appalachia and volunteers from Bistro Rocca to craft an amazing locally-sourced meal. Fiscal support for the meal was provided by High Country Grown, a High Country Local First marketing initiative to mature the High Country’s local food system.