It's coffee club week. So make plans to join us for the final
of the year at Blount County Eye Center on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:45 a.m. It is located at 702 S. Foothills Plaza Drive, Maryville.
BLOUNT CHAMBER MEMBERS INVITED TO FANTASY OF TREES
by Nov. 20 with your name, business name and chamber.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IS COMING
The Blount County Chamber is participating in Small Business Saturday on November 28. It's a day to celebrate the local businesses that make our community great -- and anyone can join in, from business owners to shoppers to government officials. We also remind you shop locally on Black Friday, Nov. 27, and use local business websites to shop on Cyber Monday, Nov. 30.
The day was setup to help businesses with their most pressing need -- getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.
Business signed up include:
Boutique on Broadway
Christy's Creative Cafe
Clear's Silat, Street Kung Fu, & Tai Chi
Hwy 411 South Antiques
Little River Trading Co.
Little River Trading Lifestyle
Mother Earth Meats
Neighborhood BARRE Maryville
The Juice Box
The Shoppes at Homespun
This N That Vendor Mart
If your small business is interested in participating, please email
. We are trying to get the word out about shopping locally at the beginning of the holiday season.
REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR FINAL SOFT SKILLS SESSION OF 2015
It's Your Career! That's the focus of 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 nine months.
Registrations are currently being accepted for "Working Smarter: Keys to Career Success," on Nov. 20. More classes will be offered in the spring, so be sure to check back for complete details.
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
. 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.
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
Locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
CHAMBER BENEFIT OF THE WEEK
As a gateway to the Smoky Mountains, Blount County is home to some of America's most spectacular views and breathtaking scenery, ranking high among Tennessee's 95 counties in tourism activity. If you are looking to locate or expand your business, you have found the ideal solution. The Blount Partnership-as a cooperative effort between three of the county's key development organizations: Blount County Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Board and the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority-promotes economic growth and stability, fosters community development and enhances the overall quality of life.
Use this free app to access news and to navigate the Blount Chamber economic development information, member business and upcoming area events for Blount County. The app also links you to the Blount Partnership websites and social pages. Search for Blount Partnership at your app store.
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.
"Get Off of My Cloud" by the Rolling Stones concluded its two-week run atop the Billboard Music Charts this week in 1965. Recorded in early September 1965 and released that November. The Stones have said that the song is a reaction to their suddenly greatly enhanced popularity and deals with their aversion to people's expectations of them after the success of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."