If you or someone you know is looking for a job, please check out
. Additionally, if you need employees, please utilize the job board to advertise your open positions. Click
here to get started
IT'S CHAMBER SOCIAL WEEK
Join us Tuesday, May 9 at 3:45 p.m. for the
hosted by United Community Bank (1708 West Broadway, Maryville). All members are invited to network with new and existing members, meet the Chamber Board of Directors and learn how the Chamber can help promote business.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP
Join us Tuesday, May 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) for an opportunity to
learn more about the Chamber and the many opportunities that go along with being a member.
Learn how to make the most of the benefits afforded to you. RSVP to
Remember, your membership is a corporate membership. Please encourage co-workers to get involved, educated, network and promote your company via Blount Chamber events and opportunities.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Make plans to attend our next
Women in Business Meeting
on Monday, May 15, noon at the Airport Hilton led by Sharon Hannum.
This is a Dutch Treat Lunch from Cooper's Restaurant. You can either do soup or salad bar for $8.95 + tax, this includes drink, and dessert or the whole buffet for $12 (including tax) and includes drink, buffet and dessert. RSVP to
by Friday, May 12 if you plan to attend.
JOIN THE BLOUNT COUNTY JOB FAIR
Blount County Job Fair
sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft and Pellissippi State Community College is coming to the Second Harvest Food Bank on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If your business is interested in participating to hire new employees,
email Claire for more details.
USE CHAMBER DISCOUNT TO ATTEND EAST TN WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
As a Blount County Chamber member, you can attend the
2017 East Tennessee Women's Leadership Summit "Leading Beyond Limits,"
on Friday, June 9 at the Airport Hilton for $99.
The East Tennessee Women's Leadership Summit is an annual event, hosted by the Women's Leadership Council, a group of women volunteers who share a common interest in improving the lives of women in East Tennessee. The Summit's speakers and activities are targeted to help women in East Tennessee Live. Learn. Lead. in all aspects of their lives.
Sign up here
get the 411
ANOTHER CHAMBER MEMBER DISCOUNT
Can you believe your luck? Another Chamber member discount from Express Strategic Services. Receive $150 off an HR or Marketing service through Express Strategic Services, a division of Express Employment Professionals.
Click on the flyer
to learn more and schedule a free consultation.
PSCC SUMMER CAMPS
STEAM camps provide fun and exciting ways to introduce students to careers in science & technology on a college campus. $325 fee includes daily lunch and a t-shirt. All camp times are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ages 10+. Register at
Use math and technology to dive deeper into the game as you engage in modding techniques, understand what makes the game work and learn creative game design!
Mix creative artistry with technical skills for an action-packed experience as you record and edit film to create and produce your own powerful videos for a film festival finale!
Explore the vast field of science and engineering through robotics as you conduct physics experiments and use your imagination to build a bot you'll take to a team competition!
Week 1&2: June 12-16/19-23, Blount County campus
Week 3&4: June 26-30/July 10-14, Hardin Valley campus
SIGN UP FOR FINAL SOFT SKILLS CLASS
Registrations are currently being accepted for the final free soft skills session set for Friday, May 19 entitled "Managing Change in the Workplace." While change can seem scary for some people, managing change well is what helps people grow in their work and stay relevant. Join us to explore effective strategies for selling and managing change at work.
All classes are conducted in the Blount County Library's learning lab located at 508 N. Cusick in Maryville and limited to 50 participants. Those interested must register online at
. 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.
MAY MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONS ARE IN
The May member-to-member promotions are in. Check out Pellissippi State's summer camps, Express Employment Professionals' HR discount and Patriot Threads' promotion to benefit Kingdom Design Ministries. See these and other promotions at
. New offers are being posted almost daily, 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
EMAIL SUBJECT LINE KNOW-HOWS
33% of email recipients decide whether or not to open an email based on subject line alone" according to marketing website hubspot.com. Here are the top few tips that Hubspot recommends to follow when writing a subject line:
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
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
According to the Small Business Administration, since 1990, big businesses eliminated 4 million jobs, while small businesses added 8 million jobs. The more you shop at a local store, the more potential job opportunities you could help them provide.
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.
"West End Girls," by the British pop duo Pet Shop Boys, topped the Billboard Hot 100 this week in 1986. The song is influenced by hip hop music, with lyrics concerned with class and the pressures of inner-city life which were inspired partly by T. S. Eliot's poem
The Waste Land
. It was performed by the Pet Shop Boys at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.