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September 7, 2018
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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
 
CHAMBER RECOGNIZES WINNERS
OF MAYORS' RECYCLING CHALLENGE


The Chamber's  Going Green Committee has concluded their Seventh Annual Mayors' Recycling Challenge event which challenged cities in Cherokee County to encourage their residents to recycle during the months of June and July. The winning city for total pounds recycled, winning city for most pounds collected per capita, and the winning city for highest percentage increase over last year were announced during the Chamber's September Good Morning Cherokee breakfast. Santek Waste Services of Georgia and Waste Management partnered with the Chamber on this event.

City of Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques accepts the Mayors' Challenge award from Going Green Chairman Nancy Wesselink, PhD, One Source Counseling & Employee Assistance Services for most recycling collected.

The City of Woodstock collected the most recycling which totaled 508,000 pounds followed by City of Canton - 348,280 pounds, Waleska - 86,100 pounds, and Ball Ground - 61,720 pounds. The combined total collected by all the cities was 1,004,100 pounds.

City of Waleska Mayor Doris Jones accepts the award for the most recycling collected - per capita from Going Green Chairman Nancy Wesselink, PhD, One Source Counseling & Employee Assistance Services.

The City of Waleska for the seventh consecutive year collected the most re cycling per capita with 97.95 pounds per resident, as determined based on 2017 U.S. Census population estimates. Additional per capita totals included City o f Ball Ground - 32.33 pounds/resident, City of Woodstock - 16.42  pounds/resident, and City of Canton - 13.22 pounds/resident.

On behalf of the City of Canton, Council Member JoEllen Wilson accepts the award for the highest percentage increase from Going Green Chairman Nancy Wesselink,  PhD, One Source Counseling & Employee Assistance Services.

The City of Canton was recognized for havin g the highest percentage increase of collected recyclables over the previous year. This year the city collected 348,280 pounds, which is a 11.6% increase over last year's 312,080 pounds.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Presented by:

Clarifying Your Message
Are You Losing Sales to Confusion ?

Wednesday, September 12th 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

LOCATION:
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level 

When it comes to talking about their businesses, many people are so close to their products or services they don't know where to start. Ghost Partner helps companies understand what customers are looking for so they can tell their story in such a way that people listen. The human brain is drawn to CLARITY and away from confusion. If customers are confused about what you offer, they'll look past you for somebody who can say it clearly. This presentation will teach you how to clarify your message and communicate to customers in a way that gets them to respond. Once you clarify your message, your marketing starts working for you, your team members are converted into a sales force and your customers speak a viral message that spreads. Companies that clarify their messaging win in the marketplace. 

SPEAKER:
 Howard Flint, Ghost Partner

COST:  
Members: $25; after 9/5: $30
Future Members: $45


RSVP to Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com or 770-345-0040. 

Register Online!




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

Tuesday, september 25th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SPONSORED BY:
 


LOCATION:

Chick-fil-A Canton Riverstone Parkway
130 Keith Drive
Canton, GA 30114

This members-only 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, September 24th

Email Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information!

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members.


THURSDAY, October 4th
7:00 AM 

SPONSORED BY:

   


COST
Advanced Registration: $17 
Future-Member Rate: $30
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, October 2nd
770-345-0400 or Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com. 



CHEROKEE CHALLENGE IS THE CHAMBER'S VERSION  OF THE AMAZING RACE!

T eamwork
Physical Skill
Mental Toughness
NETWORKING
& Amazing Fun!

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? PROVE IT!
2017 Cherokee Challenge Teams

Thursday, October 4th
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Teams of two will register to participate in activities at destinations throughout Cherokee County.  
  • Teams must be representing or referred by a Chamber member company.
  • Cost:  $180 per two person team.  There is no limit as to the number of teams from one company.
  • All participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate and are required to sign a waiver that includes acknowledgment of review of the event rules.
  • At least one team member must have proof of a valid driver's license and auto insurance.


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

Learn all about Business Loans at the Alternative Financing Forum  

In 2017 , The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) helped small business owners obtain over $150 million in capital infusion. Businesses need access to capital to operate and grow their businesses. However, traditional loans are not always available nor are they necessarily the best source of funds for all businesses.
 
On Thursday, October 4th, the UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University (UGA SBDC at KSU) is hosting a three-hour, hands-on workshop Alternative Financing Forum , a no-cost financial workshop for small businesses or new start-ups in need of obtaining financing for their business.  
 
In this workshop, a panel of local finance experts including SBA lenders, commercial bankers, and micro lenders will discuss many different options for your business to gain funding in order to thrive and grow. There will also be a Q & A session for attendees to ask questions. Topics include SBA loans, traditional lending, micro loans, and more.

Thursday, October 4th
9AM - 11AM

Location:   
 KSU Center, Room 401
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Cost:
FREE, however you must register online to reserve your seat. 

 

QUICK LINKS
Chamber Events Calendar
Like us on Facebook!
Special Offers
CherokeeChamber.com
 
 
   

The Chamber's Education Committee is holding a School Supply Drive. The supplies collected at Good Morning Cherokee on October 4th, November 1st, and December 6th will be given to Title I Elementary Schools in the Cherokee County School District.

Donations will also be accepted at the Chamber throughout the months of September, October, and November. You may also make a monetary donation and the supplies will be purchased for you.

Items Needed:
Crayons
Colored Pencils
Magic Markers
Notebook Paper
Composition Notebooks
Pencils
Erasers
Pens
Pencil Pouches
Three-Ring Binders
Construction Paper
Glue Sticks
Rulers
Tissues
Hand Sanitizer
Wipes

Contact Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com for more information!
 


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,  September 13th
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: 
 
 
TUESDAY, September 25th
4:30 - 6:00 PM
 
SPONSORED Location:

Marietta Marine
1500 Kellogg Creek Road
Acworth, GA 30102


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

FUTURE-MEMBER:   $10

RSVPS due by 5 PM, Friday, September 21st to  
770-345-0400 or  Gini@CherokeeChamber.com.
 




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

ARK Restoration
Cherokee County - Kathy Lambert
Cherokee Sheriff's Foundation, Inc.
Four 41 South
Keller Williams Realty Partners - Robyn Price
Mary Kay Cosmetics - Lisa Arrington
Rainbow Child Care Center
RE/MAX Town & Country - Jenn Goddard
Yanmar Evo Center


New Green Commitments: 
Cherokee County Farm Bureau
Yanmar Evo Center
Cherokee Theatre Company
 
2018 Re-Commitments: 
Art Jewelers Diamonds and Design
Inspired 2 Design, Inc.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th
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
FREE Visit with Santa!
Vendor Giveaways - Registration at Event Entry
Holiday Shopping
Santa's Workshop:  Children's Crafts
Santa's Sweet Shop
Restaurant Raffle
   
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.

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