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Looking for a business in the North Carolina Smokies? The Swain County Chamber of Commerce membership directory lists businesses and organizations throughout the Bryson City area, as well as lodging establishments county-wide.

To view the businesses in any category, just click your choice in the scrolling list in the right column. Some businesses are listed in more than one category.'s recent feature: Pretty Awesome Weekends: Summer Travel Edition highlighted Bryson City with the accolade — "But, most of all, skip the nearby over-developed region that is Gatlinburg and visit Bryson City on the North Carolina side of the park.  It is a beautiful small American town with great road-side inns, shops and family entertainment that takes you back to the America of the past, something you can not get much of these days." 

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The American Legion, William E. Dillard Post 104

Contact: Jim Nicholl
PO Box 104
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone 828-293-5835
Jackson and Swain counties' wartime military veterans service organization. Meets 2nd Monday of each month, 7 p.m. Dillsboro Masonic Lodge in Sylva. Provides free honor guards and flag-folding ceremonies for funerals of veterans.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC

Contact: Rachael Lackey
50 S. French Broad St. #213
Asheville, NC 28801
Local 828-488-5209
Phone 828-269-5521
Fax 828-253-5403
big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River

Contact: Roger Clapp
835 Main Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
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Office 828-488-8418
Mobile 828-507-9144
WATR is a grass roots, community based organization committed to the protection and preservation of the Tuckasegee River and its feeder streams.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9281 and Ladies Auxi

Contact: Stephen Brown, Post Commander
120 CJ Hyatt Rd
Bryson City, NC 28731
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Phone 828-497-2515
Meeting 3rd Tuesday 7:30 PM; Bingo every Saturday night. Early Birds 5:30 PM, Regular games 7:00 PM, VFW Post, Governors Island Road

Swain County Cooperative Extension

Contact: Robert Hawk, Director
60 Almond School Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
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Local 828-488-3575
Empowering People * Providing Solutions! Swain County Cooperative Extension offers county residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications and events. Cooperative Extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Swain County citizens. We can answer questions on a wide array of topics.

Swain County Community Foundation

Contact: Sue LeLievre
PO Box 2148
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone 828-586-4616
Fax 828-586-4616
The foundation's goal is to build permanent funds to enrich Swain County's heritage and develop new resources.

Great Smoky Mountains Association

115 Park Headquarters Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone 865-436-7318
Great Smoky Mountains Association is a non-profit organization established in 1953 and authorized by Congress to support the park’s educational, scientific and historical programs through sales of merchandise, donations and volunteer efforts. Based at park headquarters in Gatlinburg, GSMA operates heritage centers in several park gateway communities. The centers offer Smokies merchandise, books on natural history, and historical information on the park.

Barium Spring - WNC

PO Box 99
Webster, NC 28788
Local 828-231-5413
TF 800-320-4157
Barium Spring - WNC provides a safe home for children through group homes, foster care and adoption programs. We heal the hurt for individuals that are troubled, abused, or neglected. We encourage a healthy start through educational, prevention and developmental programs.

Carolina Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club

Contact: Linda Shakar
PO Box 81
Almond, NC 28702
Phone 407-620-7698
Phone 828-488-6004

North Carolina Consumers Council, Inc.

Contact: Jacob Scott
3733 National Suite 115
Raleigh, NC 27612
TF 800-877-5620 x.803
The North Carolina Consumers Council is a nonprofit organization representing consumers, both within and beyond the borders of NC, and their interest as a whole. Our mission is to raise consumer awareness, increase consumer education and promote consumer protection through the free services we provide.

Bryson City Woman's Club

Contact: Connie Southard
Phone 828.488.9337
A civic organization committed to volunteering its time for the future of Swain County. Meets the third Thursday, except during June, July and August. Meetings are held in the top floor of the Community Building (Police Department)on the Rector St. side. Bryson City Woman's Club was chartered in 1926.

Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713


Karen Proctor Wilmot
Executive Director

800-867-9246 toll-free
828-488-3681 local
828-488-6858 fax