CHAMBER NIGHT WITH THE ICE BEARS
With the Tennessee Volunteers basketball team out of town, join fellow Blount County Chamber members as we watch the Ice Bears in action March 9 at 7:35 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Bring the family and enjoy a fun and relaxing evening. Everyone receives a free Ice Bears cap.
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MAW'S ARCTIC ICE RIBBON CUTTING
READY, SET, MOVE! AWARDS
This recognition award, sponsored by Blount BEneFITs, was established in 2009 to recognize the efforts of Blount County schools and businesses that are taking steps within their organizations to promote and embrace healthy living through creative programs that encourage good nutrition and increased physical activity. Previous winners include weight loss challenges, running clubs and other exercise programs, some of which were long-standing programs and others that were start-ups.
GLENN SHEPARD RETURNS
Because the response was so overwhelming, we're bringing Glenn Shepard back on April 16 to present a more advanced seminar for managers ready to move from management to leadership. As Glenn puts it, "Managers can only get compliance from their employees. It takes a leader to get commitment."
In the seminar, he'll show you how to motivate your people, not just manage them. How to get them to follow you because they believe in your goals, your skills as a leader, and they are committed.
This program has been approved for 5.5 (General ) re-certification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute.
The fee is $197 for Chamber members. When three or more from one business enroll, the fourth attends for free.
Presenter Betsy Cunningham is hosting a free seminar entitled "Networking - It's Not Just for Sales People," on March 25 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville). Networking 101 focuses on how to connect, create and cultivate relationships whether in a group or one-on-one setting. Participants will learn how to introduce themselves in a meaningful way, be goal focused and other strategies to make meeting people more beneficial. So, take that step and see how much good networking skills can improve your personal and professional life.
BLOUNT COUNTY JOB FAIR SEEKS PARTICIPANTS AND SPONSORS
The Blount County Chamber of Commerce, working off its mission statement to promote economic growth, is hosting a job fair presented by Blackberry Farm, Pellissippi State, Staffing Solutions and Resource MFG on March 28 from 2-6 p.m. at Foothills Mall in Maryville.
If you are interested in sponsoring, please
review the form here
Any business or company interested in participating can reserve booth space which includes one eight-foot table, two chairs and table linens if needed. The fee is $160 for Blount Chamber members and $210 for non-members. Please
complete this form
SIGN UP FOR THE LATEST SOFT SKILLS CLASS
It's Your Career! That's the focus of a free soft skills session offered in partnership by the Blount County Public Library, the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce.
Registrations are currently being accepted online at
for a class entitled Time Management on March 29. All participants will earn .5 CEUs per session for participating. They will also receive an email survey two months after workshop participation to assess application of new ideas.
All classes are conducted in the Blount County Library's learning lab located at 508 N. Cusick in Maryville and limited to 50 participants. A complete class description is located on the registration site. All classes run from 8-10 a.m. with networking beginning at 7:30 a.m.
PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY
Take advantage of your Blount Chamber discount and protect you, your family and employees by enrolling in IDShield. IDShield monitors identity from every angle and alerts you to status changes immediately. It can also help restore your identity if it has been compromised.
LYNDA AT THE LIBRARY
Businesses need to take advantage of the Blount County Library's subscription to Lynda.com. Using your library card, get access to Lynda.com, a LinkedIn Company, with thousands of courses in software, creative and business skills to develop your staff skills and meet learning needs at your own convenience.
YOU CAN POST YOUR OWN MEMBER-TO-MEMBER DEALS
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
Small businesses make up an overwhelming proportion of business. Eighty-five percent of 5.6 million employer firms have less than 20 employees.
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on our community calendar. If it's a tourism event or any good news about your business, please
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. We'd love to share it with the community.
Topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week in 1967 was "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones.
magazine ranked the song number 310 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song title was the source of the restaurant chain of the same name.