The ChamberLink
October 6, 2017
CHAMBER SHIRT FRIDAY!


Standing Hand-n-Hand in Faith

Fields of Faith
One Day. One Message. One Stand.

Wednesday, October 11th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tommy Baker Field at Cherokee High School

Free event for the entire community.
Churches, youth groups and families are encouraged to attend. 

Call Brandon Roberts at 678-232-7488 or
email BRobertsFCA@gmail.com for more information.

HELP US GROW


Taking the +One Challenge means you are committed to helping your Chamber grow! Chamber members who recruit a new member will receive a $25 gift card from a Chamber member business for each membership obtained * .  Each month, one lucky recruiter will be promoted on the homepage of CherokeeChamber.com for having taken the +One Challenge.  This could be you!
 
Help your Chamber grow by taking the +ONE CHALLENGE...Recruit a member TODAY
 
*Your name must be listed as the recruiter when the completed membership application and payment are submitted.




Thanks to all of the teams who competed in this year's Cherokee Challenge! Also, thanks to the Cherokee Challenge committee, all of the volunteers and destinations - and to  Delphi Global Technology Sold by Julianne  - Keller Williams Atlanta North,  Cobb EMC  &  Tavern at Towne Lake  for sponsoring this competition!


CONGRATULATIONS!
CHEROKEE CHALLENGE WINNERS!



FIRST PLACE

The Oak Leaf Boys
Will Goodwin & Kyle Frantz

Sponsored by:
Oak Leaf Church



SECOND PLACE

The Financial Frenzy
Grady Flanagan & Tim Henderson

Sponsored by:
Dyer & Rusbridge, P.C.



THIRD PLACE

Parkletes
Lindsey Collett & Steve Shrout

Sponsored by:
Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency



PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD:  BEST DRESSED TEAM 

Twisted Pair
Tim May & James Taylor

Sponsored by:
Roytec Industries, LLC

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
2017 PRESENTING SPONSOR:
   

 
TUESDAY, oCTOBER 17TH
4:30 - 6:00 PM
 
SPONSOR:

LGE Community Credit Union
2018 Cumming Highway,  Canton


Cost:

SINGLE REGISTRATION: $5
Register in advance or pay at the door.

FUTURE MEMBER REGISTRATION: $10 

RSVPS due by 5 PM, Friday, October 13th to 
770-345-0400 or  Gini@CherokeeChamber.com.
 

 
 Presented by:  
 
Search Engine Optimization for Local Businesses

Presented by:
Drew Tonsmiere,
Kennesaw State University Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, October 18th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
LOCATION:
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level    

Learn some "tricks of the trade" that help your business be found in online searches.  From on-page structure, to off-page activities, discover the factors that rank your business listings.  Many do-it-yourself tools will be provided to assist in your own SEO efforts.

    
Cost:
Members: $25; after October 11: $30
Future Members: $45
  
RSVP to   Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com  
or 770-345-0040. 

Register Online! 

2017 PRESENTING SPONSOR:
      
  
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20TH 
8:00 - 9:30 AM

SPONSORED BY: 
 
     
LOCATION
The Chambers at City Center 
8534 Main Street, Woodstock 

PROGRAM:
Cherokee County Park's Update

SPEAKER:
Bryan Reynolds
Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency

No charge to attend.

RSVP to 770-345-0400 or  Gini@CherokeeChamber.com.





SPONSORED BY:
      
  
 THURSDAY, November 2nd
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, October 31st to 
770-345-0400 or  Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com
 


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


   
Ready to Launch Your Business?
Not enough time for classes?

Special pricing for Cherokee Chamber Members!

The UGA SBDC at KSU's popular Launch Your Business  class series is now conveniently available online. Taught from a new business owner's perspective, these classes are targeted toward anyone wishing to start a business and/or business owners whose companies have been operating for less than two years. The topics covered in each course are based on specific needs that new business owners often face.
 
Join instructor and UGA SBDC at KSU Area Director, Drew Tonsmeire, for this comprehensive online series consisting of four course modules covering essential information for new business owners:
  • Part 1, Starting a Business: includes topics such as market research, legal structure, estimating start-up costs and cash flow projections, and more.
  • Part 2, Financing a Business: illustrates step-by-step how to prepare a winning package for any type of financial assistance.
  • Part 3, Marketing a Business: includes information on how to maximize your marketing dollars and enhance your profitability by incorporating simple industry secrets of effective marketing in public advertising and low-cost social media.
  • Part 4, Writing a Business Plan: educates new business owners on what it takes to develop a professionally written business plan.
Registration is available online at $29 per class or $100 for the entire series. Once purchased, online access is available for one year. Materials included in the course consist of a Starting Your Georgia Business workbook, a business plan template, financial projection spreadsheet examples, and instructional documents. For more information, contact Carole Arnold at carnold@georgiasbdc.org or 470-578-6450.
 
As part of a special offer, receive 15% off by entering promo code CherokeeChamber15 at checkout when registering online!
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CherokeeChamber.com

 

A special "Thank You" to the following members who celebrated their first year of Chamber membership in September!

Cherokee Collision Center
Culver's
Little River United Methodist Church
Mathnasium of Holly Springs
Phillip Smith Contracting, Inc.



TEEN LEADERSHIP CLASS OF 2018

The Chamber is now accepting applications for the Teen Leadership Cherokee Class of 2018.  Deadline to apply is Thursday, October 12th. Students must be in 10 th  grade to apply.

The mission of Teen Leadership Cherokee, which graduated its first class in 2001, is to develop the knowledge and leadership skills of young people so they may confidently become our leaders of tomorrow. Teen Leadership Cherokee will accomplish this mission by offering a series of class sessions exploring topics such as community involvement, personal development, team building and educational and economic responsibility.


SPONSORED BY:

  
Wednesday, OCTOBER 11TH
9 - 10:00 AM

LOCATION: 
  Chamber Board Room
 
Now that you've joined the Chamber, it's time to get oriented! Coffee & Connections provides the Chamber's newest members with the opportunity to learn more about the Chamber, its programs and benefits. Committee activities and volunteer opportunities are highlighted. Attendees also learn about their fellow new members. 
 
RSVP to  Nichole@CherokeeChamber.com 
or call 770-345-0400.



  
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!

Thursday, October 12th
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 

   
SPEAKERS NEEDED!!

Help a student determine their career goals by speaking at the upcoming 8th grade career fairs! Choose your school or schools below then respond by email and let us know where you, or others from your company, would like to speak! We will also need the following information for each speaker:

Name, title, company, cell number & email

Don't forget to also provide the name of the preferred school(s) for each speaker.

Speakers move from classroom to classroom at the schools yet the number of times someone speaks, and the length of their remarks, will vary with each school. Once you choose the school(s) and provide us with each speaker's information (name, title, company, cell phone number, email) you will receive a confirmation email that includes specifics for the requested school(s). You will also be provided with the details for a career fair orientation that speakers are encouraged to attend. Please note that your cell phone number will not be distributed - that is only in case we need to get in touch with you the day you speak.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
Mill Creek Middle School
11:45 AM - 2:10 PM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
 ET Booth Middle School
8:30 AM - 11:05 AM
 Woodstock Middle School
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
Teasley Middle School 
8:15 AM - 10:55 AM
Freedom Middle School
12:15 PM - 3:35 PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
Creekland Middle School
12:00 PM - 2:50 PM  

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
Dean Rusk Middle School
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM  
    

 
Join us for an hour of lunch & networking with fellow business leaders and your  Chamber President & CEO, Pam Carnes! 
 
T HURSDAY, October 19th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
     
SPONSORED BY:
Delta Community Credit Union  


LOCATION:
Reel Seafood  
Reel Seafood
8670 Main Street,  Woodstock, GA  30188


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, 10/18 
Refunds are not provided for this event.
  
 
Email  Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information!

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members. 




 
Friday, November 3rd
11:00 am - 8:00 PM
 
Location:
Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center
Cherokee County Administration Bldg
1130 Bluffs Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114
 
Presented by:
 
Free Admission!
Giveaways  
Holiday Shopping 
 Children's Crafts 
Santa's Workshop 
Sweet Shop 
Musical Performances
 
  
BOOTHS ARE ON SALE NOW!
Chamber Members: $165
Future Members: $215
  Electricity: $25

Jingle Bell $hop Registration Form
 
 
  Contact Jessica Porter for vendor information.
 
Contact  Gini Mizelle for sponsor information.


Reserve Your Spot  in the  Chamber's Next 
Quality of Life Magazine !


Call 770-345-0400
for more information!

View the 2017 Issue!
VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION
cHAIRMAN'S COUNCIL
volunteer of the 2ND quarter

CHAIRMAN'S COUNCIL
volunteer of the 3RD quarter

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