The ChamberLink
August 3, 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Presented by:


THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH
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.
 


Presented by:

Navigating the ADA/FMLA Minefield
How To Protect Your Business While Avoiding A Migraine Headache

Wednesday, August 15th

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

LOCATION:
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level 

Does it seem like every day brings a new ADA or FMLA issue to the door of your HR office? If so, you would be among the masses of employers who are dealing with employees who miss an entire day, come in late or leave early because of a medical condition from which they suffer or one that a close family member is experiencing.  Before, however, you start losing sleep because of the barrage of time-off requests and demands for various work accommodations, take solace in knowing that developing a specific plan on how to manage ADA and FMLA issues will help you address those issues in a more productive and less risky manner.

Please join us for this workshop as we discuss some of the most common ADA and FMLA scenarios that employers face and walk step-by-step through your response and also identify some common traps in dealing with employee medical issues.  We will, for instance, discuss:
  • How to respond when an employee starts missing work without an explanation
  • Assessing vague doctor's notes with no return-to-work date
  • How to decide when an employee's request for leave is too much
  • The importance of documenting the interactive process under the ADA
  • Using the necessary forms when approving an employee for leave under the FMLA

SPEAKER:
 Brad Adler, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

COST:  
Members: $25; after 8/8: $30
Future Members: $45


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

Register Online!


BOOTHS SOLD OUT!

SchmoozaPalooza is designed to bring businesses together in a fun and casual networking environment. Exhibitors will have a table top display that will allow them to promote their business and make new contacts while attendees will enjoy door prizes, food, and fun while previewing the latest products and services featured at SchmoozaPalooza.
  
   Tuesday, August 21ST
4:00-7:00 PM 
 
Located at: 
 
Woodstock City Church
150 Ridgewalk Pkwy, Woodstock


Free Admission! 
Open to the public 
Networking
Exhibitors 
A Taste of Cherokee
Door Prizes
 
Presented By:
     

Supported by:


 
Email Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com
or call 770-345-0400 for more information.


This one-day conference will feature four speakers who will
share thought provoking information to be used both on the job and in life!

Wednesday, August 29th
8:30 AM-3:30 PM 
(followed by an optional campus tour from 3:30-4:00 PM)

Located At:
Falany Performing Arts Center
7300 Reinhardt College Parkway
Waleska, GA 30183

Cost:
$50/members  
$75/future members 
Cost includes continental breakfast, lunch, and two networking breaks. 

Deadline to register: Noon, Friday, 8/24.
Contact Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more details!



Speakers:



LUNCH SPONSOR:


SESSION SPONSOR:


Breakfast Sponsor:
 


Networking Break Sponsor:
    

This event is also supported by Metz, Reinhardt's food service team.



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

How to Create a Killer Social Strategy   

2018 is already a huge year for Instagram. In June, Instagram announced it has one billion users. There are nearly 250 million active daily users of Instagram stories, and one third of the most popular stories are from businesses. Changes in the algorithm are forcing us to come up with a new strategy, and use every single tool IG has available to help brands get their messages across. 
 
On Wednesday, August 15th, the UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University (UGA SBDC at KSU) is hosting a three-hour, hands-on workshop Let's Create a Killer Social Strategy taught by   Manu Muraro, founder of Your Social Team, former King of Pops Marketing Director and former Cartoon Network Creative Manager.

In this workshop, you will learn:
  • Instagram current trends 
  • The Last 12™ content mix strategy
  • Creative and easy ways to use stories for business
  • How to use Instagram highlights as a powerful promotional tool
  • How to get started on IGTV
  • Best practices to get the most out of your content.
Wednesday, August 15th
9AM - 12PM

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

Cost:
Each session is ONLY $49 PER PERSON!
Buy 2 or more and get 50% off per seat
(1st seat regular price).

About the instructor:
Manu Muraro is the founder of Your Social Team, former King of Pops Marketing (and Social Media) Director, former Cartoon Network Creative Manager. She has taught over 300 brands including Tiny Doors ATL, Ponce City Market, The High Museum of Art and The AJC.

 

QUICK LINKS
Events Calendar
Like us on Facebook!
Special Offers
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,  August 16th
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 


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

Thursday, August 23rd
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SPONSORED BY:
 
Cherokee Association of Realtors


LOCATION:

Panera Bread
205 West Main Street, 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, 8/22


Email Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information!

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members.
 
 
   

The Chamber's Education Committee is holding a School Supply Drive. The supplies collected at Good Morning Cherokee on September 6th, 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!
 


THURSDAY, September 6th
7:00 AM 

SPONSORED BY:

     
Reinhardt University


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, September 4th
770-345-0400 or Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com. 

   

Visit CherokeeChamber.com  to add your events to the
NEW Member Event Calendar!
 
   
 A special "Thank You" to the following members who celebrated their first year of Chamber membership in July.


Bojangles - Canton
Bojangles - Hickory Flat
Bojangles - Towne Lake
Center for Relational Care
Cherokee County Educational Foundation
Cherokee County School District - Penny Dempsey
Ember Bridge
Gaskins Surveying Company, Inc.
Heart and Vascular Care, Inc.
Kellogg Creek Boat & RV Storage, LLC
Soccer Post Canton
TOUCH: Hand-crafted Software, Inc.
True Center
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce | 770-345-0400 | info@cherokeechamber.com | http://www.cherokeechamber.com
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114