Also check out the
Louisville Mercantile Grand Opening week
, today through May 7. Located at 2940 Topside Road, it is Louisville's newest vintage, home decor, jewelry, accessories and more store where you find the unexpected every day. There will be special sales and refreshments throughout the week plus opportunity to enter drawing for special giveaways.
Don't forget about our
sponsored by Blount County Library Foundation & Maryville Rotary Club which is next Tuesday, May 10 at 3:45 p.m. The event takes place at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville.
Check out our 21st installment of The Dialogue at the bottom of this email, where we visit with Cory Blanton, account manager of
, which does full cycle recruiting and employment for contract or contract to hire employees.
HEAD TO THE HILLS FOR THE TOWNSEND SPRING FESTIVAL
The foothills of the Smoky Mountains will come to life with bluegrass music, arts and crafts, time honored traditions and Appalachian cooking at the
25th annual Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day
sponsored by Dogwood Cabins, The Daily Times, WATE-TV, Alcoa Inc., Big Meadow Campground & RV, Pioneer Cabins & Guest Farm and the Great Smoky Mountains Association.
Scheduled for May 6-7, 2016, at the Smoky Mountain Visitors Center at Townsend, the Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day will provide an atmosphere where family and friends of all ages can partake in time-honored Appalachian traditions at the free community event. Parking is $8 per day with proceeds benefiting the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department. Two-day parking passes are available online at
for $10 or for $12 on site Friday.
For everyone's convenience, a free shuttle service will provide transportation to and from the different Townsend sites participating in the weekend's festivities from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. both days.
MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM
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!
Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
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.
"Jump" is the hit debut single by American hip hop duo Kris Kross, which was in the middle of an eight-week run atop the Billboard Music Chart this week in 1992. It achieved international success, topping charts in Switzerland, Australia, and the United States. Additionally, it was the third best-selling song in the US in 1992 with sales of 2,079,000 physical copies that year.