This week's edition of The Dialogue feature's a not-so-new member, but one that has a new venture. Check out what Steve White is up to at the bottom of this email. The Dialogue is a short feature to introduce new members of the Blount County Chamber.
Don't forget that 85-percent of your Chamber membership is tax deductible. So if you haven't paid yet, there's still time to get it in and enjoy that deduction on your 2015 taxes.
The 2015 Blount Partnership Annual Report is out. Relive the great memories of the past year
CHECK YOUR ONLINE LISTING
As 2015 draws to a close, now it a good time to check your online listing at
. Please make sure all your contact information is correct. If you need to make updates to your listing, email
MLK LUNCHEON SET FOR JAN. 15
The annual MLK Luncheon that kicks off a full weekend of activities leading up the MLK Day is set for Friday, Jan. 15 from noon-1 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Tickets are $35 each or $275 for a table of eight. Call the Chamber at 865.983.2241 to reserve your spot.
Additional events on MLK weekend include a viewing of the movie "Selma" on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Clayton Center. On Sunday, Jan. 17 a community worship service will be held at the First Baptist Church Alcoa at 4 p.m. with guest minister, Rev. Dr. Cordell Simpson. He is Pastor of the Eighth Street Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville. The MLK Parade is Monday, Jan. 18 at 12:30 beginning at the MLK Center with a walk to Maryville College. Following the parade, Dr. Barbara Hampton, Professor of Music at Hunter College of the City University of New York, will be the keynote speaker at the Clayton Center at 2 p.m. All events are free and open to all.
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
CHAMBER BENEFIT OF THE WEEK
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.
"The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)," a novelty Christmas song, top the Billboard Music Charts this week in 1958. The song won three Grammy Awards.