Check out our 82nd installment of The Dialogue at the bottom of this email where we visit with Susan Riggs, president/manager of Rocky Top Finance (321 S. Hall Rd., Alcoa, 865.995.6400). Save the date to attend its ribbon cutting on June 13 at 11 a.m.
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IT'S COFFEE CLUB WEEK
Join us this Thursday, May 25 at 7:45 a.m. for the Blount Chamber's monthly
coffee club at American Foundation & Basement Repairs
(1503 Old Mount Tabor Rd., Maryville).
Coffees are designed to offer our members the opportunity to build business relationships with other members and to gain exposure for their business or organization in an "open house" setting. Coffees are open to anyone associated with a Chamber member business. Participation is not reserved to the representative(s) listed on the Chamber membership.
DIY MARKETING SERIES: SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Join us on Tuesday, June 13 from 9-10:30 a.m. as Jeremy LaDuke, Chief Storyteller with Epic Nine Marketing, will present the second installment of the
DIY Marketing Series focusing on Search Engine Optimization
. Jeremy will discuss the basics of how to ensure you're on-line marketing strategy is successful using relevant content and on-going analysis. Our first DIY focused on social media and we had a full house, so make sure to RSVP! Light breakfast foods and drinks will be served.
THE POWER OF THE INBOX: TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL EMAIL MARKETING
Join us on Wednsday, June 14 from 9-11:30 a.m. as Constant Contact's Mike Coleman presents "
The Power of the Inbox: Tips and strategies for successful email marketing
Your list of customers, clients, donors, and prospects is the most important asset you have in your business. So it's important that you spend time and find the right strategy to build your list. Email marketing is the best (and proven) way to build your list. But it is essential to your business that you use the right strategies to make your email marketing work.
This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing (and building your list).
From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don't!), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing. Join us!
USE CHAMBER DISCOUNT TO ATTEND EAST TN WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
As a Blount County Chamber member, you can attend the
2017 East Tennessee Women's Leadership Summit "Leading Beyond Limits,"
on Friday, June 9 at the Airport Hilton for $99.
The East Tennessee Women's Leadership Summit is an annual event, hosted by the Women's Leadership Council, a group of women volunteers who share a common interest in improving the lives of women in East Tennessee. The Summit's speakers and activities are targeted to help women in East Tennessee Live. Learn. Lead. in all aspects of their lives.
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get the 411
CALL IS OUT FOR JUNE MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONS
Member-to-member promotions are needed for June, so send them in as the next email blast will go out on May 30. Check out the special deal for the Women's Leadership Summit and PCS's free IT network audit. See these and other promotions at
. New offers are being posted almost daily, 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
THE ADVANTAGES OF EMAIL MARKETING
Not only do consumers prefer email marketing over snail mail, but email marketing has a number of advantages that snail mail doesn't. Here are our three favorite:
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
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
Small business owners are experts in their industries. They sacrificed time, money, and more to build businesses out of their passions.
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"Silly Love Songs," written by Paul McCartney and performed by Wings topped the Billboard Hot 100 this week in 1976. The song was written as a rebuttal to music critics, as well as former Beatle and friend, John Lennon, accusing Paul McCartney of writing lightweight love songs.