LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR GLENN SHEPARD
Because the response was so overwhelming, we're bringing Glenn Shepard back on April 16 to present a more advanced seminar for managers ready to move from management to leadership. As Glenn puts it, "Managers can only get compliance from their employees. It takes a leader to get commitment."
In the seminar, he'll show you how to motivate your people, not just manage them. How to get them to follow you because they believe in your goals, your skills as a leader, and they are committed.
This program has been approved for 5.5 (General ) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
The fee is $197 for Chamber members. When three or more from one business enroll, the fourth attends for free.
PUBLIC SPEAKING GOT YOU FEARFUL?
Presenter Betsy Cunningham is hosting a free seminar entitled "Powerful Public Speaking," on April 24 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville). Join us as she shares her keys and tips to being a better public speaker while learning the importance of nonverbal communication techniques. Also become effective at challenging others to take action.
POWER CONNECT LUNCH
Join us for a mid-day networking lunch on April 30 at 11:30 a.m., at Smoky Mountain Brewery (743 Watkins Rd., Maryville). Meet, Mingle, Lunch, Connect, Nibble, Engage and Network with other influential professionals.
While you (and the other guests) will have an opportunity to introduce your business, current areas of focus and/or anything you could use help with, all I ask is that everyone shows up with a focus on how they may be able to add value for the other attendees. Open to ALL Blount County Chamber members, but you must RSVP online. This is a Dutch Treat lunch.
Event chair Tony Saddy of
Get Fit Maryville
will lead the event.
ADAPT OR LOSE
Make plans to attend our next HR Focus Group on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30 a.m. at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville). The topic will be "Adapt or Lose: Tips to Attract and Retain the Best and Brightest" by Loretta Cate of WLH Consulting. Dr Cate will introduce ways to attract and retain the best and the brightest for any company to achieve current and future business goals. This program will provide practical tips, tools, processes, and strategies you can apply today to help create and retain a solid and consistent flow of qualified talent.
MAXIMIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Learn more about the Blount Chamber and the many opportunities that go along with being a member. Learn how to make the most of the benefits afforded to you. Come to the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) on Tuesday, May 14, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Remember, your membership is a corporate membership. Please encourage co-workers to get involved, educated, network and promote your company via Blount Chamber events and opportunities.
Running a business is more than dollars and cents; there's a legal element that many human resource professionals, supervisors and managers deal with daily. To that end, the Blount Partnership, along Wimberly Lawson and the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation, are hosting a three-part supervisors training - human resource/legal seminar sponsored by Cate-Russell Insurance on Friday, May 17 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville, Tenn.).
Topics to be covered include Avoiding Wrongful Termination Claims presented by Howard Jackson of Wimberly, Lawson, Wright, Daves & Jones, Worker's Comp 101 and Drug Free Workplace Program presented by Jeff Francis of the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation.
The cost is $30 per person for Chamber members and $50 per person for non-Chamber members. If a chamber member sends two more employees, registration is $25 per employee.
SIGN UP FOR THE LATEST SOFT SKILLS CLASS
It's Your Career! That's the focus of a free soft skills session offered in partnership by the Blount County Public Library, the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce.
Registrations are currently being accepted online at
for a class entitled Project Management on April 29. All participants will earn .5 CEUs per session for participating. They will also receive an email survey two months after workshop participation to assess application of new ideas.
All classes are conducted in the Blount County Library's learning lab located at 508 N. Cusick in Maryville and limited to 50 participants. A complete class description is located on the registration site. All classes run from 8-10 a.m. with networking beginning at 7:30 a.m.
PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY
Take advantage of your Blount Chamber discount and protect you, your family and employees by enrolling in IDShield. IDShield monitors identity from every angle and alerts you to status changes immediately. It can also help restore your identity if it has been compromised.
LYNDA AT THE LIBRARY
Businesses need to take advantage of the Blount County Library's subscription to Lynda.com. Using your library card, get access to Lynda.com, a LinkedIn Company, with thousands of courses in software, creative and business skills to develop your staff skills and meet learning needs at your own convenience.
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REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
You are helping to support their families and their dreams by shopping small.
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