The ChamberLink
December 1, 2017

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 for having taken the +One Challenge.  This could be you!
Help your Chamber grow by taking the +ONE CHALLENGE...Recruit a member TODAY
ONLY 16 members away from meeting our 
2017 new member goal of 1,000 members!

*Your name must be listed as the recruiter when the completed membership application and payment are submitted.

Join us for an hour of lunch & networking with fellow business leaders and your  Chamber President & CEO, Pam Carnes! 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant
2210 Holly Springs Pkwy,  Suite A16,  Holly Springs

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! 
 $20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, and space is limited. 
Only one representative per Chamber Member may attend.
Deadline to register: Noon on Wednesday, 12/4
Refunds are not provided for this event.
Email for more information!

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members. 

 THURSDAY, December 7th
7:00 AM  
Advanced Registration: $17 
On-Site Registration : $22
Future-Member Registration: $30  
NH-C Conference Center 
located in the 
Cherokee Co. Administration Bldg 
1130 Bluffs Parkway 
Canton, GA 30114 

 It's Christmas in Cherokee County!

Please join us in our annual tradition of bringing a new unwrapped toy to donate to a Cherokee County child! This year's donations will be given to MUST Ministries. We have a special guest who will be on-site, so you don't want to miss your #selfiewithsanta as you put your gift under the tree!
 RSVPS due by 3 PM, Tuesday, December 5th to 
770-345-0400 or


Wednesday, December 13th
9 - 10:00 AM

  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 
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, December 14th
10:00 - 11:00 am

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

Chamber of Commerce Board Room
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton 

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

Ready to Launch Your Business?
Not enough time for classes?
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 Google Certified 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 or 470-578-6450.

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The Chamber is pleased to announce that nominees are currently being sought for the prestigious First Citizen of Cherokee County Award. The 43rd Annual First Citizen will be announced during the 47th Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center.

The distinct title of First Citizen of Cherokee County is bestowed upon a man or woman who has resided in the county for a minimum of five years and has shown significant meritorious service to his or her community through family, civic and/or religious involvement. A panel of out-of-town judges carefully reviews the accomplishments of each applicant and the winner is chosen based upon merit

All applications must be submitted by
NOON, Friday, December 8, 2017.

Tuesday, December 12th
4:30 - 6:00 PM

The Rock Barn
658 Marietta Hwy, 


Register in advance or pay at the door.


RSVPS due by 5 PM, Friday, December 8th to 
770-345-0400 or

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

Allstate - Morgan Scott Agency
Blake's House of Independence
Cherokee County DUI/Drug Treatment Court
Daniel's Home Services, LLC
Envoy Mortgage
Knox Bridge Dental Care
Path & Post Real Estate
The Erosion Company


The Cherokee County Chamber is conducting a survey in cooperation with the Baker Strategy Group, a consulting firm focused on supporting business startup and growth. The survey will gauge the outlook of area businesses. We'd like to get your thoughts on your company's outlook and your view of our region and Georgia as a place to start and grow a business. 

To thank you for your time, the survey gives you the option to receive a pre-release of the overall results prior to the official release.

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce | 770-345-0400 | |
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114