THIS WEEK'S NEWLETTER PRESENTED BY:
IN-PERSON RIBBON CUTTING SET
Join us for an in-person grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on July 8 at 10 a.m. at Lindsey Plyler State Farm (718 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville)

Your safety is top priority to us, and we will be following guidelines outlined in the Tennessee Pledge’s plan for community events .
JOIN AM CONNECT FRIDAY
AM Connect Virtual Networking sponsored by Contract Furniture Alliance
July 10 at 8:15 a.m.
The Blount Chamber is hosting AM Connect on Friday, July 10 at 8:15 a.m., sponsored by Contract Furniture Alliance
For those who have never participated in an online meeting, here's some useful tips.
  • Please include your name and company name 
  • Use the option to meet others in a small group setting by participating in our breakout rooms 
  • Limited to 100 guests 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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INTERESTED IN SPONSORING A VIRTUAL COFFEE CLUB?
If you've been wanting to host a coffee and the waiting list was too long, why not get on the list to sponsor one of our virtual coffee clubs? 

Benefits of attending virtual networking:
  • Meet others that you may not have met at an in-person coffee.
  • Extend your reach outside of driving area.
  • Meet members located outside the county.
  • Multiple opportunities to meet others in smaller group breakout rooms.

Dates for future virtual coffee clubs are: October 9, November 13 and December 11.

Contact Jessica Hahn at jhahn@blountpartnership.com  
MEMBERSHIP TO THE MAX
Learn more about the Blount Chamber and the many opportunities that go along with being a member. Learn how to make the most of the benefits afforded to you by joining our webinar on July 9 from 10-11:30 a.m.
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
R E M E M B E R !
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.
ENJOY A SUMMER AFTERNOON MIXER
Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 3:45-5 p.m.
Faith Promise Church
539 Foothills Plaza
Maryville, TN 37801

Get out of the office after work and unwind with the Afternoon Mixer . Mixers 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 and open to anyone associated with a Chamber member business. Participation is not reserved to the representative(s) listed on the Chamber membership.
COVID-19 PREVENTION REMINDERS FOR THIS EVENT
Your temperature will be taken.
 
If you have a temperature that exceeds 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, been exposed to, or experience COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell), please DO NOT ENTER this event space and consult your physician as soon as possible.
 
Guests are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.
 
Please avoid combining in small groups and maintain a social distance of 6 feet.
 
Persons more vulnerable or at-risk for COVID-19 are asked to take extra precaution or refrain from attending.
MEMBER-TO-MEMBER RESOURCES
Here's a great way to offer Member-to-Member deals using your chamber member account. Check the deals .

Here's a sampling of two of the newest deals exclusively for members.

Above the Rest Balloon & Event Designs -- Proudly show off your business to Blount Countians with Ease & Confidence! LEARN MORE .

Clear Leader Group -- For the month of July, CLG is offering a complimentary behavioral assessment and report for up to five members of your team.  LEARN MORE .

Cintas -- Two-ply cloth and resuable face masks, disposable face covers and hand sanitizer in stock. Email Niki Beeler for more information.

Members can post Coupons and Discounts to this page at no charge.  Click Here
WEBINAR CALENDAR
REGIONS BANK
July 7 at 12:30 p.m., July 8 at 4 p.m., July 9 at 10 a.m.

July 14 at 12:30 p.m., July 15 at 4 p.m., July 16 at 10 a.m.
UT NON-CREDIT
July 9 from noon-12:30 p.m.
CENTRIWORKS
July 9 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
PELLISSIPPI STATE
Thursdays, July 16-August 6 from 9:30 a.m.-noon
Registration: $499
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is hosting a myriad of online training webinars to assist you in all facets of your businesses. Take a gander at the upcoming events for July.
 
July 9 from 9-10:30 a.m.
 
July 14 from 10:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

July 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
 
July 16 from 10:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
 
July 28 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
July 30 from noon - 1 p.m.
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
TENNESSEE PLEDGE
As businesses reopen across the state, Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group released guidance for businesses . The Tennessee Pledge guidelines recommend capacity limits, spacing requirements, and frequent sanitization, among others.
 
The full guidance offered by the state can be  found here as well as printable guidelines .
BE SURE YOU'RE FOLLOWING US
If you aren't following us on social media, you must. We are constantly updating information as each day progresses. So, give us a like and stay up-to-date as we move through this crisis.
 
 
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