Blount Partnership News and Events

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Twin City Dealerships and First Tennessee Bank present a local legislative briefing with Greg McClain, Maryville City Manager on Friday, June 9 from 8-9 a.m. at the Blount Partnership, 201 S. Washington St., Maryville. Come see what is planned for Maryville.
Join us on Wednesday, June 7 from 2-3 p.m. for the Piece of Cake Bakery (352 Lindsay Street, Alcoa, TN) ribbon cutting ceremony. Stop by and see how they can help make your next event special.

Then on Friday, June 9, Y-12 Federal Credit Union (624 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville) is holding its grand re-opening after an extensive remodeling with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be provided.
DIY MARKETING SERIES: SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Join us on Tuesday, June 13 from 9-10:30 a.m. as Jeremy LaDuke, Chief Storyteller with Epic Nine Marketing, will present the second installment of the DIY Marketing Series focusing on Search Engine Optimization. Jeremy will discuss the basics of how to ensure you're on-line marketing strategy is successful using relevant content and on-going analysis. Our first DIY focused on social media and we had a full house, so make sure to RSVP! Light breakfast foods and drinks will be served. RSVP here.
email_laptop.jpg Join us on Wednesday, June 14 from 9-11:30 a.m. as Constant Contact's Mike Coleman presents " The Power of the Inbox: Tips and strategies for successful email marketing." Register here.

Your list of customers, clients, donors, and prospects is the most important asset you have in your business. So it's important that you spend time and find the right strategy to build your list. Email marketing is the best (and proven) way to build your list. But it is essential to your business that you use the right strategies to make your email marketing work.

This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing (and building your list).

From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don't!), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing. Join us!
The third annual Hops in the Hills festival is set to ramp up June 23 and 24 in downtown Maryville, Tennessee. This yearly craft beer festival will celebrate the science and agriculture of the region, showcasing the area's finest artisan brews. Beer, food and music enthusiasts alike will gather to enjoy the celebration.

Hops in the Hills brew week, June 19 to 22, leads up to the main event over the weekend with a week-long "Celebration of Fermentation." Each day, a different brewery will feature prizes, games and music for visitors to prepare them for the weekend's events.

The larger festivities begin Friday, June 23 with a new craft brew crawl and poker run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. provided by Knox Brew Tours. Participants pick a card at each crawl stop to build their hand to win prizes. Saturday's main event is a brew festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a full schedule of events to be posted soon. Passes to the brew crawl cost $15. General admission tickets for Saturday are $50 per person or $60 the day of the event and include a t-shirt and commemorative glass as well as all of the food and brew visitors can sample. TICKETS.

Hops in the Hills is also an opportunity for guests to enjoy historic Maryville, Tennessee, which serves as the gateway to the Smoky Mountains. The event is part of the Summer on Broadway celebration, a series of events to celebrate the summer season.
Member-to-member promotions for June are here. Check out the special deals from CBBC Bank and AAA. See these and other promotions at member-to-member promotions. New offers are being posted almost daily, 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
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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 Rachel Coffman.
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"Let's Hear It for the Boy," the second number-one song for Deniece Williams, topped the Billboard Hot 100 this week in 1984. The song appeared on the soundtrack to the feature film Footloose.



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