MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR BLOUNT PARTNERSHIP CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE DEC. 6
HR FOCUS GROUP SET FOR NOV. 29
Make plans to attend our next
HR Focus Group
on Wednesday, November 29 at 8:30 a.m. at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) The topic will be "Emotional Intelligence" presented by
Jennifer Goodrich of Crestcom
What is the biggest indicator of success? Intelligence? Work Ethic? Try Emotional Intelligence. That is why people with average intelligence OUT PERFORM geniuses 70% of the time. The great news is...Your emotional intelligence can improve forever. It is a learned skill.
Goodrich will cover the four parts of Emotional Intelligence (Self Understanding, Self Management, Social Understanding, Social Management). This class will learn the triggers (those things & people that "set us off") and learn to minimize their impact on our response. We will also learn to "read" people more accurately so we can work with them better.
RSVP to Amy
if you plan to attend.
TN ACHIEVES MENTORS NEEDED FOR BLOUNT COUNTY
We have nearly reached our goal for TN Achieves mentors in Blount County. We need 42 more people by December 1 to work with the record number of TN Promise applicants from the Class of 2018! Interested mentors can apply at
. We cannot do this without you. Thank you for continuing to push on behalf of our students!
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Junior Achievement of East Tennessee is expanding its reach into Blount County and is seeking 40 volunteers to assist for the spring semester. Junior Achievement volunteers, in cooperation with the teacher, lead structured activities and discussions on work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
Follow this link to sign up
or find out more information.
DEADLINE NEARS FOR PLACEMENT IN 2018 BASICALLY BLOUNT
The 2018 Basically Blount lifestyle magazine and membership directory is entering production once again. This annual, full-color lifestyle magazine and chamber membership directory is initially distributed to all Chamber members starting Feb. 2018, along with distribution four times throughout the year via area professional offices, newcomers, visitors, and new businesses all looking to relocate to Blount County.
In addition to intriguing stories and area photography that highlight the best of Blount County, Basically Blount also includes a finger-indexed, color-coded directory and buyer's guide of all Chamber members. Chamber members consistently tell us that they keep Basically Blount on hand throughout the year in order to find business products and services when they need them.
We are pleased to offer a variety of advertising opportunities at cost effective rates through our
. We have contracted with Marcon Marketing Consultants, a local Chamber member, to handle production and ad sales.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Basically Blount, the importance of supporting the Chamber, and how to get your business involved, contact: Rick Ford of Marcon Marketing at (865) 705-8580.
DECEMBER MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONS NEEDED
Member-to-member promotions are needed for December. Check out the new offers from Corporate Quarters and Mold Doctors USA. See these and other promotions at
. 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
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
Small businesses can offer unique gifts, especially if they are selling their own handmade products.
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 or any good news about your business, please
send it to us
. We'd love to share it with the community.
Topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week in 1973 was the "Photograph" by Ringo Starr. Starr co-wrote the song with George Harrison, his former band mate from the Beatles. Although the two of them collaborated on other compositions, it is the only song officially credited to the pair.