HDDA September 2017 Meetings

  • September 4 - Labor Day (HDDA Closed)
  • September 5 - 9:00am - Membership Committee (Taste Full Beans)
  • September 6- 8:30am - Design Comittee (Station)
  • September 7 - 5:00pm - General Membership (Taste Full Beans)
  • September 11- 4:30pm - Promotions (HDDA Office)
  • September 19 - 11:30am - Business Development (Tap Room)
  • September 21- 5:00pm - Downtown Art Crawl (Downtown Hickory)


Supporting your life well crafted, Downtown Hickory serves as the gathering center for varied recreation and entertainment. Downtown is the hub of owner-operated local businesses, corporate headquarters, and urban living.

HDDA General Membership
meets on Thursday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m.
Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse

Program: Addressing Panhandling
by: Hickory Police Chief Thurman Whisnant,
Casey McCall, Salvation Army, and Teena Willis (Partners Behavioral Health)

Public input meeting for future Sandy Pines Park

The City of Hickory is developing a master plan for the future Sandy Pines Park, which is located on a 13 acre tract of property in the northeast quadrant of Hickory.

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Visit North Carolina Released Visitor Economic Impact Numbers - Catawba County and the Hickory Metro Saw an Increase in All Areas

Visit North Carolina released economic visitor impact numbers this week and Catawba County and the Hickory Metro saw an increase in all categories that range from visitors expenditures to local tax receipts.

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One Day Grant Writing and Research Workshop

Nonprofits, churches and schools are constantly battling a growing demand for services with shrinking funds. Foundation grant writing offers a potential solution.

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Firefighters Tee Off to Help Bikes for Tykes Program by Hosting 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Hickory Fire Department will host its 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, October 5, at Glen Oaks Golf Club. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Bikes for Tykes program.

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TEDxHickory 2017 Coming Saturday, November 18th, 2017

The sixth anniversary of TEDxHickory will be coming to The Belk Centrum at Lenoir-Rhyne University November 18th.

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Hickory Community Theatre Announces Kay Award Recipients

On Saturday, August 5th, before a crowd of over 200 people, the Hickory Community Theatre presented its annual Kay Awards to honor volunteers from the 2016-2017 Season.

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A Message from zROCK in Downtown Hickory

"Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue and Military (active or vet)! zRock Mind and Body Fitness is hosting a special 5 person fitness competition at their Downtown fitness facility next month on September 16th.

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Meredith Huffman Joins DirectNet, LLC, As Account Executive

DirectNet, LLC, a local healthcare management company, has announced that Meredith Huffman recently joined the firm as an Account Executive.

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Save the Date for Giant Book Sale!

Get ready for the biggest and best book sale of the year at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, October 5-8. Thousands of books in many genres will be for sale at the annual event sponsored by the Friends of Hickory Public Library.

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This message is from Logan Shook, Treasurer of Hickory Young Professionals.

The Hickory Young Professionals (HYP), a leadership development organization that engages young professionals in the community, would like your participation in our Empower Hour with HYP event!

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LRU Students Return to Flourishing Campus

Students at Lenoir-Rhyne University returned to campus this week for the 2017-18 academic year, where they were greeted with many new and renovated spaces to learn and reside.

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Project Grants Available from the Community Relations Council

The City of Hickory Community Relations Council (CRC) is currently seeking projects to fund for the 2017-2018 fiscal year and is inviting qualified groups or individuals to consider submitting grant requests.

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A Trip to the BARTER with HCT

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City of Hickory to Sell Mulch and Leaf Compost

The City of Hickory is pleased to announce a special sale on the mulch and leaf compost for $10 per scoop.

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