Blount Partnership News & Events

We'd love to see you this Thursday, October 9, at the afternoon mixer at Camellia Trace at 3:45 p.m. It's a great event to network and meet outstanding business professionals in the area.

Furthermore, drop by the ribbon cutting for The Shoppes at Homespun, Friday, October 10, at 10 a.m. The ceremony kicks off its grand opening weekend.
Tickets are on sale for $10 for the Spooktakular Party at Primetime October 28 at Maryville College's Alumni Gym. This Halloween-themed event is your best opportunity to meet many Chamber members from all sectors of the community in one location. Instead of standing at a booth, like a traditional trade show, you can use this event to network and meet new people in the business community!
Over 170 business are on board, so get your tickets by calling the Blount Partnership at 865.983.2241 or email Amy.
The Blount Excellence Awards have been renamed the Best of Blount Awards, and 2014 marks the first time the awards will focus on the Blount County community as a whole, rather than only on the business community. Hosted by The Blount Partnership for over 10 years, the Best of Blount will now celebrate those individuals and businesses that give their time and resources to make our county such a great place.
The event will be the evening of November 6 at the Clayton Center for the Arts, with a reception starting at 5 p.m. The awards ceremony and speaker starts promptly at 6:30 p.m., with awards presented in five categories: Business of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, Community Impact Award, Bright Future Award and Tourism Award. Each will be given to a peer-nominated business or individual, with each nomination vetted and reviewed by an independent committee. Nominees do not have to reside inside Blount County, but must have made an impact on the Blount County community over the last 12 months.
Our special guest for the evening will be Robert O'Neill, a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. One of the most highly decorated veterans of our time, he has deployed more than a dozen times and held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions. He has been involved in some of our nation's most important campaigns.
Mr. O'Neill is speaking on behalf of Your Grateful Nation, a non-profit corporation that is dedicated to supporting our special operation heroes and their families by providing executive-level mentoring, transitional services and family stabilization support.
5:00 p.m. - Cocktail reception
6:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony
7:00 p.m. - Special guest Robert O'Neill
Tickets are on sale by calling 865.983.2241 or online
$45 - Chamber Member & General public with cocktail reception
$35 - Chamber VIP Member with cocktail reception (Must call Chamber to reserve)
$25 - Chamber Member & General public without cocktail reception
You'll want to get your ad in the 2015 Basically Blount lifestyle magazine and membership directory. This annual, full-color periodical includes intriguing stories and area photography that highlight the best of Blount County, plus your business. It also has a color-coded directory and buyer's guide of all Chamber Members.
The publication, which is a commemorative over-sized magazine, is distributed throughout the area and is an excellent resource for you to promote your business to customers seeking goods and services from area businesses. Check out the media kit for more information.
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.
I'm bringing you a little "Sugar, Sugar" from The Archies which was in the middle of its four-week run atop the Billboard Singles Chart this week in 1969. It was performed in the television cartoon series The Archie Show.
The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
The Archies - Sugar, Sugar

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