Blount Partnership News & Events

Just a reminder that the Blount Partnership  has meeting space available with a renovated board room and conference room. The board room has a capacity of 60, while the conference room can hold up to 15. There is wireless internet throughout the building and full complement of audio/video equipment to make your presentation come off without a hitch. Book your meeting space today by downloading the rental agreement form.
Be sure to register for any of the FREE Tennessee Small Business Development Center's business operation workshops that are upcoming this month on 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.
Join the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development and the Blount Partnership for an update on Worker's Compensation. This meeting is for employers in Blount, Loudon & Monroe counties. It will be held at the newly renovated Blount Partnership building (201 S. Washington St.) in Maryville on April 1 from 8:00-9:30 a.m.
There is no cost to attend. For more details on the program and to register, click here.
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. Register here.
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 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 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.
In the midst of its four-week run atop the Billboard music charts this week in 1994 was "The Sign" by the Swedish band Ace of Base. The song was ranked number 60 on The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs for the first 50 years of the Hot 100 chart and received a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Group or Duo at the 1995 Grammy Awards.
Ace of Base - The Sign
Ace of Base - The Sign

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