Check out our 24th installment of The Dialogue at the bottom of this email where we visit with Jeffrey Jester, Financial Advisor at
OneSouth Financial Group
, which assists clients in every aspect of their financial lives.
GET YOUR PROMOTION IN FOR MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM
This is the first call to get your June promotion in to the Blount County Chamber of Commerce as part of its Member-to-Member Promotional Program which 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
BUILD YOUR MARKETING TOOLKIT SEMINAR OFFERED
Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But with so many different marketing activities that they could focus on, they often miss some of the more important marketing concepts. This seminar will help you understand why marketing is the most important function of your business. It is designed to give you tips and strategies you can start using today to build and grow your business or nonprofit.
Attendees of this presentation will learn:
- What marketing really is (and isn't);
- How marketing has changed in ways that benefit small businesses or nonprofit;
- The importance of engagement and nurturing relationships;
- Marketing best practices and strategies;
- The importance of setting goals and objectives for their marketing efforts;
- The right campaigns - email, social media, mobile, direct mail - to grow your business;
- How to start branding your business or nonprofit;
- How to make better decisions concerning your marketing;
- The 4 Pillars or Marketing Success - how different marketing activities all fit together;
Join us and start to build a foundation of marketing knowledge, from which you can build more and more effective campaigns to help your business or nonprofit grow. You will leave this event with more confidence in your ability to market your small business or nonprofit.
BLOUNT TOURISM AMBASSADOR CLASS OFFERED
Join us Wednesday, May 25 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for the free Blount Tourism Ambassador Program at the Blount Partnership, 201 S. Washington St., Maryville. More than 200 Blount Countians have become tourism ambassadors by participating in the Blount Tourism Ambassador Program. It is a multi-faceted program that serves to increase tourism by inspiring front-line employees and volunteers to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience. When visitors have a positive experience they are more likely to return in the future and also share their experience with others. Everyone benefits - the visitor, the industry, the local economy, and most importantly, the front-line worker.
FINAL SOFT SKILLS CLASS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20
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
PROMOTES YOUR BUSINESS WITH SAVE LOCAL NOW
Save Local Now, our digital marketing member benefit, has updated its trainings to focus more on digital and social media marketing and how YOU can benefit.
How can you get to the first page of Google? What should you post on social media and how often should you share? These types of questions are common AND important. We encourage you to sign up for a free training to learn more from the experts.
SLN Business Profile: How to Get to the First Page of Google:
Content Marketing: What to Post and Where to Share:
Email Marketing and ROI:
SLN Digital Platform Overview:
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!
Six times as many local jobs are created when spending is directed towards locally owned businesses.
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.
"Boogie Fever," a song recorded by Los Angeles-based R&B group The Sylvers, topped the Billboard Music Charts this week in 1976. It was their third of nine Top 20 R&B hits and first top 40 pop single. Billboard ranked it as the No. 20 song for 1976.