The ChamberLink
April 13, 2017
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
PRESENTED BY:
 
Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber Chairman of the Board, Bryan Reynolds, and Chamber President/CEO, Pam Carnes! Before the hour ends, you will have a chance to share about your business or organization for all to hear!

Don't forget to bring items for the share table!

Tuesday, April 18th
10:00 - 11:00 am

COST:
Chamber Members:  $5
Future Members: $10
Payable at the door.  No reservation required.

LOCATION:
Chamber of Commerce Board Room
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton 
 
2017 PRESENTING SPONSOR:
  
 
TUESDAY, April 18th
4:30 - 6:00 PM
 
SPONSOR:

BB&T
936 Towne Lake Pkwy
Woodstock, GA 30189


Cost for 2017 Business After Hours:

Single Registration: $5
Register in advance or pay at the door.

Future Member Registration: $10

RSVPS due by 5 PM, Friday, April 14th to
770-345-0400 or Gini@CherokeeChamber.com.
 
  
2017 PRESENTING SPONSOR:

CYBERSECURITY IN 2017

The Laws Every Business Should Know and Steps They Should Take to
Prepare For and Respond to a Data Breach


Presented by 
David Cole, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
   
wEDNESDAY, aPRIL 19TH

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
 
LOCATION:
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level

Lunch Provided
 
COST:
Member: $35

Future Member: $55 
 
Simply stated, every business of every size faces cybersecurity risks.  Personnel files are saved electronically.  Payroll is processed online.  Business is transacted by email.  And although large data breaches at the biggest companies get the headlines, small and medium sized businesses are the most frequent victims of cyber-attacks.  This new reality makes it critical for every business to understand its legal obligations to safeguard data and respond to data breaches.

Please join the cybersecurity attorneys
at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP as we discuss:

  • The ever-evolving landscape of governmental regulations affecting your data security obligations
  • The policies and agreements businesses should have in place to defend against cyber attacks
  • The best practices a business should maintain to secure its computer network
  • The specific steps a business needs to take if it experiences a data breach




Sponsored by:



Tuesday, April 25th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Guest Speaker:


Belinda Skelton
Host of "Belinda Skelton's Atlanta Living"
on News/Talk WSB

Location:
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Terrace Level
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton

Tickets Cost:
$35 for Chamber Members
$55 for Future Members

This event is held in order to allow you to show appreciation to your support staff! They will enjoy a great program, delicious lunch, and fabulous door prizes.

Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or 


Chamber Members may donate door prizes
and/or 140 "goody bag" items for the event.


Donations are needed by Tuesday, April 18th.


SPONSORED BY:
 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
LOCATION:
JJ Biello Park
Twin Creeks Softball Complex
250 Brooke Blvd., Woodstock
 
COME JOIN US FOR
FUN, FOOD & NETWORKING!
 
FREE TO ALL CHAMBER MEMBERS!
 
RSVP to 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com
 

 
Join us for an hour of lunch & networking with fellow business leaders and your  Chamber President & CEO, Pam Carnes! 

 
Sponsored this month by: 

   
Tuesday, May 23rd 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
   

This Month's Meet & Eat Will be held at:
 
      

Longhorn Steakhouse - Canton
1375 Riverstone Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

This NEW networking opportunity will get you out in the community to visit a Chamber Member restaurant while enjoying the company of fellow Chamber Members! 
   
COST:
 $20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, and space is limited. 
Only one representative per Chamber Member may attend.
Deadline to register: Noon on Wednesday, 5/22 
Refunds are not provided for this event.
 
 
 
Email Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information!

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members.  

OUR VISION
To be the premier comprehensive resource for the Cherokee County business community.
OUR MISSION
To promote business and the community while expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life.
FROM OUR SPONSOR



ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER!
   
How to Buy A Business for a Start-Up or to Grow an Existing Business
 
Less than two weeks left for early bird discount for UGA SBDC's Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) Program.  

Starting a business from scratch isn't the only path to entrepreneurship - a rapidly growing trend is entrepreneurship through acquisition. It's also an alternative way to grow an existing business. Whether you are interested in becoming a small business owner or are an existing business owner looking to grow through acquisition, this program is for you!
    
UGA SBDC at Kennesaw State is hosting the Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) program on Tuesday, April 25 at the KSU Center. Designed for those who want to start a business or grow an existing one, this program will reveal that buying a business is an exciting path to entrepreneurship and it can be far less risky and easier to finance than starting one.
 
Expert acquisition professionals and entrepreneurs who have successfully acquired a company  will discuss topics including the search process; assessing and valuing targets; dealing with sellers; financing the deal; due diligence; post-acquisition issues and more.
 
TUESDAY, APRIL 25TH
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
 
Location:
KSU Center, Room 400
3333 Busbee Dr. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 
 
Who should attend: 
Anyone interested in buying a business or existing business owners looking to grow their business.

Cost: 
$99 per attendee includes breakfast, networking lunch and all materials (Limited Seating Available). 
 

For more information, contact Carole Arnold at carnold@georgiasbdc.org or 470.578.6450.   
 

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 Presented by:
 
 
CPR/AED TRAINING
  
Thursday, April 27th
9:00 am - Noon 
 
LOCATION:
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level 

As part of the Cherokee County Chamber's Community Outreach Programs, a CPR/AED class will be offered. In the event of an emergency, your CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training could mean the difference between life and death. By properly administering CPR you can help stabilize someone that is injured or ailing until help arrives. A representative from the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services will teach the class. *Must be 14 years of age to receive certification. 
  
INSTRUCTOR:
A Representative of
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services  

COST:   $41
(includes instruction $20 & mandatory workbook $21)
  
RSVP to   Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com  
or 770-345-0040. 

Register Online! 



SPONSORED BY:
     


 THURSDAY, May 4th 
7:00 AM  
 

COST:
 
Advanced Registration: $17 
On-Site Registration : $22
Future-Member Registration: $30  


LOCATION: 
NH-C Conference Center 
located in the 
Cherokee Co. Administration Bldg 
1130 Bluffs Parkway 
Canton, GA 30114  
 
 RSVPS due by 3 PM, Tuesday, May 2nd to 
770-345-0400 or  Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com
 


PRESENTED BY:   

MONDAY, JUNE 5TH

8:30 AM REGISTRATION
10:00 AM SHOTGUN START

LOCATION:
  
 

ENTRY FEE: 
$600 PER FOURSOME
(Includes: Greens Fee, Cart Rental,
Boxed Lunch & Dinner)


Double Eagle Sponsor:
 
     
 

Eagle Sponsor: 

    

SPONSORS HIPS AVAILABLE
      
  Call 770-345-0400 or email  Gini@CherokeeChamber.com  for more information or to register your team.

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce | 770-345-0400 | info@cherokeechamber.com | http://www.cherokeechamber.com
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114