|Happy Spring!||April 18, 2012|
|Dear Chamber Members,|
Spring is now officially here, and traffic and activity in the area is noticeably picking up as it always does this time of year and there is alot to see and do!
Business After Hours is a great way to network your business, so check out the following list of After Hour Events. Along with that, the Chamber has a brand new website, and if you have not checked it out yet, please do:
There are many new features on the website, such as Google maps for all members, a Chamber event calendar listing all of our events, and soon we will be putting advertising on the site, for members only.
We are always looking for new ways to get more bang for your buck as a member of the Chamber! We know you will enjoy seeing your business on this new site! Also, our membership discount program is in its 3rd year and growing, we have had seminars on topics such as meeting facilitation and Facebook and twitter, and our Chamber Ambassadors will be stopping in to see you soon! Please let them know if you have any concerns or ideas for us - so that we can help you to find solutions!
Speaking of solutions, please see the segment below on Meet SCORE Day. This is for any business in the area, not just Chamber members, so spread the word.
Business After Hours -
May 1, Tryon Fine Arts Center and Melrose Inn
May 22, Green River Adventures with the Purple Onion
June 26, Ken's Meats and Seafoods
July 31, New View Realty
August 21, Little Mountain Farm Supply
September 25, Carolina Antiques & More
October 30, Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry
November 13, Service Master of Polk/Spartanburg
December 11, Melrose Inn
meet SCORE day
Chamber offers Free One-On-One Mentoring for Businesses
New to our community is the organization SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) and representatives of Western NC SCORE will be holding a 'Meet SCORE Day' on April 24th, from 10-12 Noon, for any business who would like free and confidential mentoring for their business. SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses for over 40 years and has a network of over 13,000 volunteers who donate their time to help entrepreneurs. Mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice, to help your business reach new customers, and achieve new goals. All meetings are confidential. Areas covered include budgeting, planning, cash flow, customer relations, financing, legal, human resources, management, sales, marketing, social media, buying or selling a business, disaster preparation and relief, computers and technology, franchising, eCommerce, home businesses, green businesses and tax planning.
Come and connect with the SCORE team, and improve your business! Meet SCORE between 10 AM and 12 Noon April 24.
The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce located at 2753 Lynn Rd, Tryon, will be hosting this event, and businesses must call and schedule a 15-20 minute private appointment to meet SCORE, at 828-859-6236.
If this date is not convenient, SCORE can be reached individually at 828-693-8702, and you can set up your own appointment.
|Carolina Foothills |
Chamber of Commerce
2753 Lynn Rd., Suite A
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Janet Sciacca, Executive Director