We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.
Be sure to check out the latest edition of The Dialogue at the bottom of this email. This week we visit with Alan Baker of Crown Point Consultants. The Dialogue is a short feature to introduce new members of the Blount County Chamber.
HOW TO TALK ABOUT PHILANTHROPY WITH CLIENTS
The East Tennessee Foundation & Maryville College present a breakfast & seminar for professional advisers entitled "How to Talk About Philanthropy with Clients," presented by East Tennessee Foundation Vice President of Advancement Sherri DeCosta Alley, J.D.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 from 8-9 a.m. with breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Proffitt Dining Room located in Pearsons Hall on the Maryville College Campus, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804.
*For attorneys seeking CLE Credit: Approval is pending for 1.0 hour of General CLE credit for this program. Upon approval, a $1 fee will be collected at the program for CLE credit reporting.
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
After a one-year hiatus due to construction, the Blount Partnership Christmas Open House is back for the 15th time on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The Partnership staff will be cooking and wearing their best ugly Christmas sweaters.
So please make plans to drop by and enjoy some outstanding food. Here's a brief sampling to whet your appetite: cheese and sausage casserole, French toast casserole, pecan praline french toast, sausage balls, sausage/egg/cheese casserole, cheesy ham and hash brown casserole and bacon/egg/hash brown casserole. I have to stop writing because I'm getting hungry.
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
Money spent at local businesses generates 3.5 times more wealth for the local economy compared to money spent at chain-owned businesses.
CHAMBER BENEFIT OF THE WEEK
As a gateway to the Smoky Mountains, Blount County is home to some of America's most spectacular views and breathtaking scenery, ranking high among Tennessee's 95 counties in tourism activity. If you are looking to locate or expand your business, you have found the ideal solution. The Blount Partnership--as a cooperative effort between three of the county's key development organizations: Blount County Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Board and the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority-promotes economic growth and stability, fosters community development and enhances the overall quality of life.
Use this free app to access news and to navigate the Blount Chamber economic development information, member business and upcoming area events for Blount County. The app also links you to the Blount Partnership websites and social pages.
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.
In the middle of a six-week run atop the Billboard Music Chart this week in 1980 was "Lady," by Kenny Rogers. The song was written by Lionel Richie and is listed at No. 47 on Billboard's All-Time Top 100.