Be sure to join us Thursday, Aug. 11 at 8 a.m. when the Blount Partnership, Twin City Dealerships, First Tennessee and CSX host a
local school superintendents briefing
with guest superintendents; Brian Bell, Alcoa City Schools; Rob Britt, Blount County Schools and Mike Winstead, Maryville City Schools to give us an update on what is happening in our local education systems.
TASTE OF BLOUNT TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets, which are $25 for Blount County Chamber members, $30 for the public and $15 for students 17 and under or those with a college or student ID, are available at the Chamber office (201 S. Washington St., Maryville, Tenn.), by phone 865.983.2241 or
. Tickets are available at the door the night of the event on a cash-only basis.
For an additional $10, patrons 21-years or older are invited to sample locally crafted spirits and beers. Tickets are available at the event only.
Ticket holders can try savory favorites from local restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers in addition to voting for their favorite appetizer, main course, sandwich, dessert, beverage, presentation and overall winner.
PRIMETIME IS BACK AUGUST 23
Come network at the largest networking event in Blount County with
Primetime on Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 4-6 p.m
. at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. Tickets are $15 and available by calling the Blount Partnership at 865.983.2241 or
. Also, consider about bringing a door prize.
This summer casual-themed event is your best opportunity to meet many Chamber members from all sectors of the community in one location. Use this event to network and meet new people in the business community!
A BLUEPRINT FOR USING FACEBOOK IN YOUR BUSINESS
If you're in business, you need to attend this free seminar on Monday, Aug. 22 from 9-11 a.m. at the Blount Partnership.
. This seminar will give you practical tips and insights on how to use Facebook. This seminar will help you discover the ins and outs of using Facebook to grow your business or nonprofit.
If you have been thinking about using Facebook and any of the other social media platforms (or if you are already using them in your business), then you will benefit from this seminar.
If you are currently using Facebook or if you want to get started using any of the social media platforms, then you do not want to miss this event. It is filled with valuable content, strategies, and insights on how to get the most out of the time you spend on social media. Beginners and seasoned users will walk away with something they can start using immediately to build their business.
CHECK OUT THE AUGUST MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONS
New offers are being posted weekly, so check out the Blount County Chamber of Commerce
Member-to-Member promotions online
. This Member-to-Member Promotional Program offers you and your company the opportunity to market your products and services to the membership.
Here's how it works:
1. Submit a PDF of a service, product or discount you'd like to offer to the Chamber membership to
. Be sure to include an expiration date.
2. An email with all the promotions will be sent out on the final Monday of every month to our member database.
3. All promotions will be posted on
WHAT YOU CAN TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS
Being the wise, experienced adults that we are, we tend to discount the imaginative, if not impractical visions of the children in our life. But in so many ways, we're really missing this unfiltered perspective in regards to our careers. Small business owners- I'm here to tell you that kids can open up a world of budding information, which you can apply to your business. Here's seven business (or life) lessons children instinctively know, but adults have somehow forgotten:
Read more here
Learn more about marketing your small business in a digital world, ask questions about social media, and take the time to discuss future campaign ideas. What are you waiting for? It's free with your chamber membership.
Schedule your FREE session today
If you have any questions regarding your free digital marketing member benefit (
Save Local Now
), your digital platform, or online marketing in general please reach out the Blount Chamber's
. She is here to help you in the year ahead and will keep you on track as you fulfill your resolutions in 2016.
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
When you buy local food, you vote with your food dollar. This ensures that family farms in your community will continue to thrive and that healthy, flavorful, plentiful food will be available for future generations.
GOT AN EVENT OR NEWS? WE'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT
Is your organization hosting an event in the community? Submit it
on our community calendar. If it's a tourism event, please email
so she can post it on
any news releases or good news about your business. We'd love to share it with the community.
It's hard to believe this was ever a No. 1 hit, but "I'm Henery the Eighth, I Am," by Herman's Hermits topped the Billboard Music Charts this week in 1965. It became the fastest-selling song in history to that point when it was revived by the Hermits.