On Aug. 15, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting/grand opening ceremony for the new collaboration between Lazy Hiker Taproom and Mad Batter Kitchen. Located at 617 W. Main St. in Sylva, the site of the former Mad Batter Food and Film has been redesigned and now has a new rear patio/parking lot area. For more information, call 349-2337, visit www.lazyhikerbrewing.com or find them on Facebook.

From left (back) are Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Karson Walston, Matt Saenger, Steve Baxley, Lazy Hiker assistant brewer Tim Sark, managing members Chris Brouwer and Barry Clinton, co-founder Ken Murphy, head brewer Graham Norris, chamber ambassadors Brandi Warner, Michele Smith and Natalie Newman; (front) are business manager Alexandra Kempton and Sylva taproom manager Marie Lawrence.