Join us Nov. 16 at 7:45 a.m. for
at AAA of East Tennessee (715 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville, Tenn.). Coffees are designed to offer our members the opportunity to build business relationships with other members and to gain exposure for their business or organization in an "open house" setting. Coffees are open to anyone associated with a chamber member business. Participation is not reserved to the representative(s) listed on the chamber membership.
Also take advantage of the
Networking Luncheon for Blount County professionals
concerning the Equifax data breah and how you can protect your business and employees from identity theft. The free seminar is Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Barley's (128 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville). Please
Additionally, PCS is hosting a
free seminar on cyber security
on Nov. 15 from noon-1 p.m. at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville). Join PCS for this Lunch & Learn event to learn about the threat landscape, and how small businesses are being increasingly targeted by hackers and thieves.
Check out the 95th installment of The Dialogue at the bottom of this email where we visit with Dr. Carolyn Filla, Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractor, at Bright Futures Chiropractic.
You're invited to a sneak peek of Fantasy of Trees at Santa's Skybox on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 8-9 a.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center with networking, coffee and treats. At 8:30 a.m. you will receive one ticket (per chamber member) to shop for holiday decor at Fantasy of Trees before anyone else. Please
RSVP to email@example.com
by noon Friday, Nov. 17 with your name, business and chamber names.
SIGN UP FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY PROMOTIONS
This Nov 25, we want to celebrate
Small Business Saturday
with you! It's a special holiday created so communities can show love for small local businesses. And it wouldn't be a celebration without businesses like you joining us!
If your small business is interested in participating,
please email Amy
. We are trying to get the word out about shopping locally at the beginning of the holiday season and will help you share your deals through social media, emails and a Daily Times ad.
FREE LONE SURVIVOR MOVIE VIEWING
Local manufacturer DENSO presents a free viewing of the movie
, which tells the story of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell and his team's attempted capture of Taliban leader Ahmad Shah in June 2005, on Monday, Nov. 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall on the Maryville College campus (502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN).
Free general admission tickets limited to two per person can be ordered through the Clayton Center for the Arts ticket office at 865.981.8590 or
. The movie is rated R and may not be suitable for children under 18.
Donations will be accepted at the viewing for the
Lone Survivor Foundation
which aids America's wounded service members and their families as they adjust to the effects of their experiences and help them transition into their new normal.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Make plans to attend our next
Women in Business
meeting on Monday, November 20 at noon at Airport Hilton (Bar Area) led by Sharon Hannum.
This will be 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 Amy
by Friday, November 17 if you plan to attend.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE EDUCATION FORUM
An invitation is extended to all Blount County citizens to a County-wide
Community Recovery Education Forum
being held Monday, November 13, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Maryville at 202 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., directly across from the Blount County Courthouse parking lot. From the Tennessee State Department of Substance Abuse, Dr. Monty Burks, Director of Faith-Based Initiatives and Special Projects, along with Dr. Stephen Lloyd, Assistant Commissioner, will be coming to talk about the overwhelming issues in communities across the State, but in particular, Blount County with substance abuse and addiction.
In dealing with our jail avercrowding issues, our initial research reveals an overwhelming majority of the inmates incarcerated in our jail are in some way drug or substance abuse related. As a government, we have to address our jail overcrowding issues, but we have to look outside the normal reaction of building a bigger jail. Society has a problem that we can all hopefully work together to help resolve.
For more information contact the Blount County Mayor's Office at (865) 273-5700 or
GET PLACEMENT IN 2018 BASICALLY BLOUNT
The 2018 Basically Blount lifestyle magazine and membership directory is entering production once again. This annual, full-color lifestyle magazine and chamber membership directory is initially distributed to all Chamber members starting Feb. 2018, along with distribution four times throughout the year via area professional offices, newcomers, visitors, and new businesses all looking to relocate to Blount County.
In addition to intriguing stories and area photography that highlight the best of Blount County, Basically Blount also includes a finger-indexed, color-coded directory and buyer's guide of all Chamber members. Chamber members consistently tell us that they keep Basically Blount on hand throughout the year in order to find business products and services when they need them.
We are pleased to offer a variety of advertising opportunities at cost effective rates through our
. We have contracted with Marcon Marketing Consultants, a local Chamber member, to handle production and ad sales.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Basically Blount, the importance of supporting the Chamber, and how to get your business involved, contact: Rick Ford of Marcon Marketing at (865) 705-8580.
MOVERS FOR MUTTS TO AID ANIMALS
The Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) is serving as a drop off location for the Two Men and a Truck Movers for Mutts collection drive until November 20, to provide necessary pet items to animal shelters and stray pets this fall.
Two Men and a Truck is partnering with shelters, schools, and businesses from areas surrounding Knox and Blount Counties. These locations will serve as drop off points for essential pet items.
NOVEMBER MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONS ARE HERE
Member-to-member promotions are needed for November. Check out the new offers from Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, AAA, Ruby Tuesday, US Bank and Melalucia. 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
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
When you shop locally, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers, and many other essential professions.
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 or any good news about your business, please
send it to us
. We'd love to share it with the community.
Topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week in 1973 was "Keep on Truckin'" by Eddie Kendricks, formerly of The Temptations. Kendricks included a jab at his former bandmates with the lyric: In old Temptations' rain, I'm duckin'; For your love through sleet or snow, I'm truckin'