Blount Partnership News & Events

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 here.
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 Amy.
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.
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.
Find what you're looking for in the Chamber Directory.
Is your organization hosting an event in the community? Submit it here on our community calendar. If it's a tourism event, please email Ashlee so she can post it on
Also, please send us 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.

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You can access the entire calendar here to see other community events and submit your own.
Don't forget to check out the Hot Deals brought to you from other Chamber members. Add your Hot Deal by emailing Amy to get your login info.

The Dialogue

This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So here we go with our 10th installment visiting with Steve White at White Enterprise Holding, LLC which provides professional office spaces for growing and expanding professions in East Tennessee. Find them at 226 Gill St. in Alcoa or call 865.661.3560.
Describe what you offer. Whether you are a part of a larger organization that needs a satellite location or a local business seeking a coworking space, there are options for you to consider. Join a comfortable and professional environment managed by Blount County Chamber's Small Business of the Year 2012. Executive office suites, executive office spaces, professional office space, fully furnished offices, East Tennessee offices, and regional satellite offices.
How did this opportunity come about? Our Current Company need a larger Building to work out of so my brother, Mike, and I purchased this building with opening an Executive Office Complex for Small Businesses.
Previous Profiles:
Aundrea Scholem and Jennifer Madaj, Foothills Adult Care Enrichment Services
Wade McLemore, Paychex
Alan Baker, Crown Point Consultants
Shelby Avery, Avery Wealth Management
Kate Schriver, Schriver's
Elizabeth Ross, ECS Central, PLLC
Tony Saddy, Get Fit Maryville
Renee Taylor, CBI
Christy Simmers, Christy's Creative Cafe
Premier and Presidential Partners