Join us this Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7:45 a.m., for our monthly
Coffee Club at Anderson Lumber Company presented by Cella
. 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 Chamber membership.
Don't forget to make use of
when seeking employees or posting job listings.
Read our 36th and 37th installments of The Dialogue at the bottom of this email where we visit with Kellie Moths, an Elite Level V Executive Consultant for
, and Regina Cotton, managing partner of
Integrity HR Services, LLC
JOIN US FOR PRIMETIME AUGUST 23
Grab a ticket and network at the largest networking event in Blount County with
on Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 4-6 p.m. at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. Tickets are $15 and available by calling the Blount Partnership at 865.983.2241 or
. Also, think about bringing a door prize.
This summer casual-themed event is your best opportunity to meet many Chamber members from all sectors of the community in one location. Use this event to network and meet new people in the business community!
SUPERVISOR TRAINING SET FOR SEPT. 9
Running a business is more than dollars and cents; there's a legal element that many human resource professionals, supervisors and managers deal with on a daily basis. To that end, the Blount Partnership, along with the law firms of Wimberly Lawson and Lewis Thomason, is hosting a
three-part supervisor training - human resource/legal seminar
on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Blount Chamber office located at 201 S. Washington St., Maryville, Tenn.
Topics to be covered include the top seven mistakes employers make that lead to legal trouble presented by Janet Hayes of Lewis Thomason, conflict management presented by Stacy Myers of Advanced Management, Inc., and what supervisors need to know about harassment, retaliation and discrimination given by Howard Jackson of Wimberly Lawson, Wright, Daves & Jones PLLC.
The cost is $50 per person for non-Chamber members and $25 per person for Chamber members. Register by phone at 865.983.2241.
CHAMBER BOARD NOMINATIONS OPEN
The Blount County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for two positions (Member At-Large 3-year term, One-Year Director) for its 2017 Board of Directors until Sept. 12, 2016. Please
complete the online
form of an individual you think would make a good board member.
BEST OF BLOUNT AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN
The Best of Blount Awards are coming in November to the Clayton Center for the Arts and we need you to nominate businesses and people who have made an impact in the community over the past year.
Submit nominations here
until Aug. 31.
TASTE OF BLOUNT TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets, which are $25 for Blount County Chamber members, $30 for the public and $15 for students 17 and under or those with a college or student ID, are available at the Chamber office (201 S. Washington St., Maryville, Tenn.), by phone 865.983.2241 or
. Tickets are available at the door the night of the event on a cash-only basis.
For an additional $10, patrons 21-years or older are invited to sample locally crafted spirits and beers. Tickets are available at the event only.
Ticket holders can try savory favorites from local restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers in addition to voting for their favorite appetizer, main course, sandwich, dessert, beverage, presentation and overall winner.
ATTEND THE FREE COST & ESTIMATING WORKSHOP
People associated with construction or manufacturing businesses need to attend this
free cost and estimating workshop
for government contracts, Thursday, Sept. 1 from 9-11 a.m. at the Blount County Chamber of Commerce. Learn federal contractor's qualifications, accounting system requirements, estimating system requirements and how to structure your compliant accounting/estimate infrastructure.
MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONS NEEDED FOR SEPTEMBER
Get your member-to-member offer in for September. The updated listings will be sent Aug. 29. Also, new offers are being posted weekly, 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
WHY YOU JOINED THE CHAMBER
Joining a local Chamber of Commerce can be a hard decision for many business owners. Some look at it as just another incoming expense, and assume it's not worth the trouble. But what it all comes down to are the member benefits, which often vary between chambers. However, there are many perks across the board to becoming a member. Keep reading to make sure your using the seven advantages of joining your Chamber of Commerce!
Read more here
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
. 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!
The biggest job creators in the U.S. are firms under the age of five. Start-ups account for 3% of employment but nearly 20% of job creation.
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.
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