Don't forget to make use of
when seeking employees or posting job listings.
SUPERVISOR TRAINING SET FOR SEPT. 9
Running a business is more than dollars and cents; there's a legal element that many human resource professionals, supervisors and managers deal with on a daily basis. To that end, the Blount Partnership, along with the law firms of Wimberly Lawson and Lewis Thomason, is hosting a
three-part supervisor training - human resource/legal seminar
on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Blount Chamber office located at 201 S. Washington St., Maryville, Tenn.
Topics to be covered include the top seven mistakes employers make that lead to legal trouble presented by Janet Hayes of Lewis Thomason, conflict management presented by Stacy Myers of Advanced Management, Inc., and what supervisors need to know about harassment, retaliation and discrimination given by Howard Jackson of Wimberly Lawson, Wright, Daves & Jones PLLC.
The cost is $50 per person for non-Chamber members and $25 per person for Chamber members. Register by phone at 865.983.2241.
CHAMBER BOARD NOMINATIONS OPEN
The Blount County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for two positions (Member At-Large 3-year term, One-Year Director) for its 2017 Board of Directors until Sept. 12, 2016. Please
complete the online
form of an individual you think would make a good board member.
BEST OF BLOUNT AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN
The Best of Blount Awards are coming in November to the Clayton Center for the Arts and we need you to nominate businesses and people who have made an impact in the community over the past year.
Submit nominations here
until Aug. 31.
TASTE OF BLOUNT TICKETS ON SALE
Savor some of the best food in Blount County at the
15th annual Taste of Blount
set for Thursday, September 8, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at the Theater in the Park in Maryville next to the Blount County Court House. View vendors and menu.
Tickets, which are $25 for Blount County Chamber members, $30 for the public and $15 for students 17 and under or those with a college or student ID, are available at the Chamber office (201 S. Washington St., Maryville, Tenn.), by phone 865.983.2241 or
. Tickets are available at the door the night of the event on a cash-only basis.
For an additional $10, patrons 21-years or older are invited to sample locally crafted spirits and beers. Tickets are available at the event only.
Ticket holders can try savory favorites from local restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers in addition to voting for their favorite appetizer, main course, sandwich, dessert, beverage, presentation and overall winner.
ATTEND THE FREE COST & ESTIMATING WORKSHOP
People associated with construction or manufacturing businesses need to attend this free
cost and estimating workshop
for government contracts, Thursday, Sept. 1 from 9-11 a.m. at the Blount County Chamber of Commerce. Learn federal contractor's qualifications, accounting system requirements, estimating system requirements and how to structure your compliant accounting/estimate infrastructure.
CHECK THE MEMBER-TO-MEMBER FOR SEPTEMBER
Check out the updated
for September. New offers are being posted weekly, so check out the Blount County Chamber of Commerce Member-to-Member promotions online. This Member-to-Member Promotional Program offers you and your company the opportunity to market your products and services to the membership.
Here's how it works:
1. Submit a PDF of a service, product or discount you'd like to offer to the Chamber membership to
. Be sure to include an expiration date.
2. An email with all the promotions will be sent out on the final Monday of every month to our member database.
3. All promotions will be posted on
USING SLN TO ITS FULLEST: SHARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA
If you have accounts for your business on Facebook, Twitter, or Google +, it's time to start pushing your SLN content as far as possible! Here is some useful information about sharing on social media:
Read more here
Learn more about marketing your small business in a digital world, ask questions about social media, and take the time to discuss future campaign ideas. What are you waiting for? It's free with your chamber membership.
Schedule your FREE session today
If you have any questions regarding your free digital marketing member benefit (
Save Local Now
), your digital platform, or online marketing in general please reach out the Blount Chamber's
. She is here to help you in the year ahead and will keep you on track as you fulfill your resolutions in 2016.
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
Local businesses return 80% of each dollar to our community: which creates jobs.
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.
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