Blount Partnership News & Events

Be sure to join us Tuesday, March 10 from 3:45-5 p.m. for a Chamber Social sponsored by WATE-TV and the Capitol Theatre. It will be held at the lovely Capitol Theatre at 127 W. Broadway in Maryville.
You won't want to miss it as there will be a number of giveaways, including:
- 4 Globetrotters tickets on Tuesday, March 17
- 4 Ice Bears VIP tickets with special seating on Thursday, March 19
- $100 gift certificate for professional bar tending services by RedMan Group
- 3-Hour Balcony Party at the beautiful and historical Capitol Theatre in Downtown Maryville with selected dates available ($300 value)
If you are having trouble with your Blount Chamber mylar window cling attaching, email Amy and we'll get you a replacement ASAP.
Make sure to register for any of the FREE Tennessee Small Business Development Center's business operation workshops that are upcoming this month on business start-up (March 12), government contracting (March 19) and Pin and Tweet (March 25). View the complete list with registration links below in this email.
With the Tennessee legislative session underway, check out the Blount Partnership's advocacy site to see what bills we are following and stay informed with up-to-date news, legislation, and issues important to Blount County.
The Blount Partnership is proud to present a seminar that is a must for entrepreneurs, sales leaders and independent agents who want to create a high performance team. Dr. Darcy Hoffman presents "Success Habits That Work" on Wednesday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bloung Partnership boardroom. The cost is $20 and includes lunch and Hoffman's book.
Workshop Topics:
1. How to achieve personal and business success from the inside out.
2. Seven principles to forming habits that work.
3. How to create a millionaire mindset.
4. How to develop a "new normal" that will change your finances, family and your future!
The Blount County Chamber of Commerce and the Blount County Library have partnered with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center to present 14 free business operation workshops on Google, social media, business marketing and planning, starting a business and government contracting for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Workshops are held at the Blount County Chamber, 201 S. Washington St., Maryville, TN, and at the Blount County Library, 508 North Cusick Street, Maryville, TN. Participants are free to bring their own lunch.
For more information or to attend any of the following workshops, participants are asked to register by clicking on the Training tab at
Location Date Seminar Topic Time
Chamber March 12 Starting a Business 9 a.m.-Noon Register here
Chamber March 19 Government Contracting 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Register here
Chamber March 25 Pin & Tweet Your Business to Success 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Register here
Library April 9 Google-ize My Business 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Register here
Library April 21 Google My Business 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Register here
Library June 11 Growth Wheel - Business Legal Issues 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Chamber June 25 Business Planning 9 a.m.-Noon
Library Aug. 6 Growth Wheel - Business Processes 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Chamber Aug. 20 Social Media 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Library Sept. 10 Growth Wheel - Choosing Employees 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Chamber Sept. 24 Starting a Business 9 a.m.-Noon
Chamber Oct. 8 Social Media 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Library Oct. 22 Growth Wheel - Ownership & Management 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Chamber Nov. 12 Business Planning 9 a.m.-Noon
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.
One of the most popular songs by the Beatles topped the Billboard Music Chart this week in 1964. "I Want to Hold Your Hand," was in the midst of a seven-week run atop the charts. It would be the first of three consecutive No. 1 hits for the Beatles that year. It was also the group's first American number one.
The Beatles - I Want To Hold your Hand
The Beatles - I Want To Hold your Hand

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