The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce continues the State of the Community Series, Wednesday, June 30th, from 1:00 PM -2:30 PM, highlighting local education partners.

The series is presented by Blue Ridge Energy and hosted from their Watauga County District Office for this live stream event.

As schools of all scopes and sizes prepare for the upcoming school year, hear the latest surrounding operations plans, new classroom initiatives, workforce training opportunities, and what is to come in the wave of infrastructure investments by these agencies.

To highlight the relationship between the business community and the education sector, a special guest from Watauga County Schools will join in to share the impact of Blue Ridge Energy's Bright Idea Grant.

Featured guests include Dr. Scott Elliott, Superintendent, Watauga County Schools, Dr. Lee King, President, Lees-McRae College, Randy Ledford, Vice President of Instruction, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, and Dr. Heather Norris, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Appalachian State University.

This interview-style event will be hosted by Katie Greene, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.

Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions to be asked as part of each conversation during the session.

Registration is open to Chamber members for $5 and future Chamber members for $10.

For more information, call 828-264-2225 or visit