Blount Partnership News & Events


coffee_beans_cup.jpg It's coffee club week once again. Be sure to join us this Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at Matlock Tire Service (723 S. Foothills Plaza, Maryville, TN 37801). We always have a great turnout, so be sure to arrive with plenty of business cards. 

If you want to plan ahead, mark Aug. 12 down for the Chamber Social at Second Harvest Foodbank.


Thanks to Calhoun's for hosting last week's New Member Reception (Facebook photo gallery). What a fabulous turnout. There was a great mix of new faces and Chamber regulars. It was great for those folks to see what a great Chamber we have.


As part of the Blount Partnership's workforce development initiative, it partnered with Pellissippi State to host Blount County Schools Teacher's Professional Development Day on July 24. Twenty-two Blount County Schools teachers and two administrators received first-hand knowledge about what skill sets local manufacturers like DENSO and Newell Rubbermaid are looking for when hiring employees.


Don't forget to early vote from now until Saturday, Aug. 2. State primary and county general elections are set for Aug. 7. Here's where you can find early voting locations and sample ballots. Please take a time to research the candidates (even write-ins) and cast your vote.


Do you like distance run? If so, you'll want to take part in the Vacation Races half marathon set for Sept. 20. The course runs from Heritage High School in the Hubbard Community outside Maryville and ends in Townsend. Find out more information and how to register at and check out the promo video.


Now's your opportunity to be featured during the 2015 Blount Partnership Annual Meeting set for Jan. 30 at the Airport Hilton. We want your selfies. Any selfie of you, taken any time and any place.


How it Works:
Be a part of our selfie collage by following these 3 easy steps:
1. Take a selfie
2. Tag #BPAM2015
3. Post your pic to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email.
Don't forget to use the #BPAM2015 tag on ALL your selfies and look for them at the Annual Meeting!


Is your organization hosting an event in the community? Submit it here on our community calendar. If it's a tourism event, please email Ashlee so she can post it on


Also, please send us any news releases or good news about your business. We'd love to share it with the community.


Let's swing back to this week in 1988 when Steve Winwood's "Roll With It" was beginning its four-week run atop the Billboard Singles Chart. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1989, Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal performance.
Roll With It - Steve Winwood
Roll With It - Steve Winwood

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You can access the entire calendar here to see other community events and submit your own.
Don't forget to check out the Hot Deals brought to you from other Chamber members. Add your Hot Deal by emailing Amy to get your login info.

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