coffee club week
, so please join us this Thursday, April 28 at 7:45 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott (141 Furrow Way, Alcoa). The coffee club is being hosted by Express Employment Professionals.
Please help us get the word out about the
Blount County Job Fair
printing and displaying this flyer
at your business.
Anyone looking for summer jobs, part or full-time employment needs to be at the Blount County Job Fair presented by the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, DENSO, Newell Rubbermaid, Staffing Solutions, the Blount County Library, Tennessee Career Center and The Daily Times on Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee building located at 136 Harvest Lane in Maryville. Click here for a list of participating businesses.
state legislative briefing
will be held Friday, April 29 at 8 a.m., with Senator Doug Overbey and Representatives Bob Ramsey and Art Swann at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville).
Don't forget to take the Chamber's Annual Member Satisfaction Survey by Friday, April 29. Please take five minutes to complete it. Click
here to access the online form
Check out our 21st installment of The Dialogue where we visit with David Anderson, agent/owner of
, which sells insurance while providing excellent customer service before, during and after the sale.
REGISTER TODAY FOR BUSINESS-BUILDING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY DEX MEDIA
Hear from local experts on how to succeed in your local business. Attend this
FREE business event presented by Dex Media
on Tuesday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Blount Partnership. Free lunch begins at 11:15 a.m. You'll learn business-building strategies, tips and techniques from your community leaders, all geared toward increasing your productivity and business success.
RSVP to Debbie Laugherty
UNDERSTANDING THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT
Certain parts of the Affordable Care Cat (ACA) are in effect. As a business owner, you will want to know how this healthcare policy impacts your business. If you are confused about the changes, costs, or your role, you should attend this workshop directed at explaining the business provisions of Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act.
Join us for this free seminar
presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Thursday, April 28 from 11 a.m.-noon at the Blount Partnership.
FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS THE SBA WAY
The Blount Partnership is hosting a
Financing Your Business the SBA Way
seminar on Thursday, April 28 from 9-10 a.m. This presentation is designed to show potential borrowers the eligibliity criteria and benefits of SBA guaranteed loans. Whether you are an existing entrepreneur or have given thought to starting a business, this seminar will put you ahead of the game in government guaranteed lending.
FINAL SOFT SKILLS CLASS OFFERED IN MAY
It's Your Career! That's the focus of the final free soft skills sessions offered in partnership by the Blount County Public Library, the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce that are scheduled over the next five months.
With more and more millennials entering the workforce, employers have noticed many workers in a variety of professions are lacking in several areas, including problem solving, conflict resolution and critical observation. But, even though they possess the hard skills to get an interview, it's the important soft skills that will land the job and help them keep it.
All classes are conducted at the library located at 508 N. Cusick in Maryville and limited to 30 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.
Registrations are currently being accepted for:
May 20 - Mentoring
AMPLIFY YOUR BUSINESS WITH SAVE LOCAL NOW
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!
At the most basic level, when you buy local more money stays in the community.
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.
"Come On Eileen," a one-hit wonder by Dexys Midnight Runners spent a week atop the Billboard Music Chart this week in 1983. It won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards and in 2015 the song was voted by the British public as the nation's sixth favorite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV.