The ChamberLink
March 9, 2018
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.

CONGRATULATIONS!

CHAIRMAN'S COUNCIL VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER
 Josh Wise, GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care

UPCOMING EVENTS

PRESENTED BY:

 
Tuesday, March 13th
4:30 - 6:00 PM
 
SPONSORed by:

NH-C Conference Center 
located in the 
Cherokee Co. Administration Bldg 
1130 Bluffs Parkway,  Canton

Standing Reservation: $40
Save time & money!
This standing reservation covers all
10 Business After Hours networking events in 2018.
 
SINGLE REGISTRATION: $5
Register in advance or pay at the door.

FUTURE MEMBER REGISTRATION: $10 

RSVPS due by 5 PM, Friday, March 9th to 
770-345-0400 or  Gini@CherokeeChamber.com.
 


PRESENTED BY:
    
Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber's 2018 Chair, Julianne Rivera, 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, March 15th
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 
 
PRESENTED BY:
  
Wage & Hour Compliance
in the 21st Century


  PRESENTED BY:
Brad Adler, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
  
Tuesday, march 20th
9:00 AM - 11:00 am
 
LOCATION:
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level    
 
Employers face challenges every day in complying with the web of wage and hour laws that govern their treatment of employees.  As running afoul of wage and hour regulations can be very costly, even for those employers with the best intentions, employers must ensure that their wage and hour policies and procedures are compliant with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act as well as state wage/hour statutes.  
Please join us for this workshop as we discuss some common mistakes employers make in paying their employees, including:
  • The misclassification of an individual as an exempt employee
  • Taking improper deductions from an exempt employee's salary 
  • Failing to pay hourly employees for all hours worked
  • Reducing the hourly wage of hourly employees below minimum wage
  •  Failing to implement a comprehensive Wage and Hour Policy

COST:
Members: $25; after 3/13 : $30
Future Members: $45
  
or 770-345-0040.  


  Register Online!


THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH
7:00 AM

Sponsored by:


 



SPEAKER:

Drew Tonsmeire, Area Director
UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University  



PROGRAM:

Networking: Taking the Next Step 

Last year, we learned the basics of networking: meeting and greeting. This year, we take the next step, transforming acquaintances into relationships. Bring your phones and email access for this fun, interactive session that will transform how you do business at a Chamber event.





Will you accept the challenge?

IT'S EASY!
Bring a future-member with you to Good Morning Cherokee
so they
can benefit from the Chamber experience!

COST:
Advanced Registration: $17
Future-Member April Discount +One Challenge Rate: $17
On-Site Registration: $22


LOCATION:
NH-C Conference Center
located in the
Cherokee Co. Administration Bldg
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

RSVPS due by 3 PM, Tuesday, April 3rd to
770-345-0400 or Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com.



SPONSORED BY:


TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


GUEST SPEAKER:

Taylor Scott
104.7 The Fish

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
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com to purchase tickets.

CHAMBER MEMBERS MAY DONATE DOOR PRIZES  AND/OR 140 "GOODY BAG" ITEMS FOR THE EVENT.


DONATIONS ARE NEEDED BY TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH.

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.
F ROM OUR SPONSOR


ACCORDING TO INTERNET LIVE STATS, THERE ARE 3.5 BILLION SEARCHES ON GOOGLE DAILY. 
ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OF IT?

On Wednesday, March 21, The UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University (UGA SBDC at KSU) is hosting a three-hour, hands-on workshop  Driving Online Traffic through Search Engine Optimization and Pay-Per-Click Advertising, taught by industry expert, Jenny Munn.
 
Search Engine Marketing - SEO and PPC - are excellent marketing channels for businesses that want to drive traffic that is more qualified, convert more prospects, and acquire new leads on a regular basis. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to get to the next level using these two channels, as well as how to track and report on these marketing efforts.
 
INSTRUCTOR:
   
Jenny Munn is Search Engine Marketing Consultant focused on generating awareness, traffic and conversions that help businesses fill their pipelines faster. Jenny is passionate about her field, and has been a frequent speaker on SEO and website marketing since 2012. Jenny has taught digital marketing at EdNet, WordCamp Atlanta, NAIS, Digital Atlanta, Solo PR Summit, Business Marketing Association, Atlanta Tech Village, PRSA, and various digital marketing organizations. Find out more at  jennymunn.com .
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KSU Center
Room 402
3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw

Each session is ONLY $49 PER PERSON!
 
 
UGA SBDC At Kennesaw State University  Small Business Workshops.
Get the training you need to take your business to the next level.
An innovative program dedicated to providing valuable training from industry experts to  small business owner and their employees.

For more information, contact Carole Arnold at  carnol27@kennesaw.edu or 470.578.6450.

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The Chamber is pleased to announce that nominees are currently being sought for the 2018 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals recognition program. The Top 10 in 10 'Young Professionals to Watch' initiative is designed to cultivate and showcase exceptional Cherokee County young professionals. Coordinated by the Cherokee County Chamber, in partnership with Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine, this recognition program focuses local residents between the ages of 20-40 who are considered to be Cherokee County's potential future leaders.
 
Do you know a 20-40 year old rising professional residing in Cherokee County who is an up and coming leader? Do they have their sights on where they want to be in the next five to ten years? Perhaps that person is you. Judging criteria includes professional goals, volunteer/community activities as well as past professional achievements and awards.
 
Deadline to nominate is Noon, Monday, March 26th

   



Join us for an hour of lunch & networking with fellow business leaders and your  Chamber President & CEO, Pam Carnes! 
 
Tuesday, March 20th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
     
SPONSORED BY:  

    
   Kelly Scott Agency

LOCATION:
    
   Stratus Kitchen & Bar
400 Laurel Canyon Parkway,  Canton

This 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. 
Deadline to register: Noon on Monday, 3/19.

  
 
Email    Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information!

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members. 

 
PRESENTED BY:
  
GROW YOUR bUSINESS oNLINE
WITH gOOGLE

  PRESENTED BY:
Demming Bass, Chamber Marketing Makeover
  
Wednesday, aPRIL 18TH
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
 
LOCATION:
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level

Lunch Provided

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence with search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. 

Attendees will be introduced to tools to help you run your business online, including Google Analytics, G-Suite, Google Trends, and more.
In this session, you'll learn how to:
  • Create and verify a free Google My Business listing
  • Optimize your website for search and mobile
  • Use search engine marketing opportunities for your business
  • Benefit from free online tools to grow your business

COST:
Members: $30; after 4/11 : $25
Future Members: $55
  
or 770-345-0040.  

  Register Online!



 
You are invited to attend a

Candidate Forum

Sponsored by:
Cherokee County Farm Bureau
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
& Cagle's Family Farm

Tuesday, May 1st
6:00 PM

Location:
Cagle's Family Farm at Conns Creek
5267 Conns Creek Rd, Ball Ground

All local, state and national candidates running for office in 2018 are invited to attend. Each candidate will have the opportunity to speak if they have opposition. Those candidates with no op-position will be introduced. Questions from the audience will follow. Current elected officials will also be introduced. Everyone will have time to meet & greet the candidates before and after the event. Homemade ice cream will be served by Boy Scout Troop #465. Soft drinks, water and peanuts will be provided by Cherokee County Farm Bureau.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 27th
to the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Office
at    
770-479-1481, Ext 0 or SFPahl@GFB.org
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce | 770-345-0400 | info@cherokeechamber.com | http://www.cherokeechamber.com
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114