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Join us this July 18 for the
Well+Key Urgent Care ribbon cutting
(108 Keller Lane, Maryville) from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Refreshments will be provided.
Also check them out in our 87th installment of The Dialogue at the bottom of this email where we visit with Karen Rothwell, COO/Director of Communications & Compliance for Well+Key Urgent Care.
CHAMBER BOARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
The Blount County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for three positions (Construction, building trades and suppliers; Financial and professional; and Individual/non-profits) for its 2018 Board of Directors until August 15.
Please complete the online form
to nominate an individual you think would make a good board member.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Don't forget about our next
Women in Business
meeting at noon today, July 17, at the Airport Hilton. This session is led by Sharon Hannum.
This is a Dutch Treat lunch from Cooper's Restaurant. You can either do soup or salad bar for $8.95 + tax, this includes drink, and dessert or the whole buffet for $12 (Including tax) and includes drink, buffet and dessert.
HR FOCUS GROUP: EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK
Make plans to attend our next
HR Focus Group on Tuesday, July 25
at 8:00 a.m. at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville). The topic will be "Effective Feedback: Breakfast of Champions?" by Kurt Greene of Vistage.
RSVP to Amy
if you wish to attend.
Nine of out 10 conversations between managers and employees miss the mark, according to leadership author Judith Glaser. Yet these days, it's hard to know what you can even say and how to say it-leading many managers to feel like they have to walk on egg shells when it comes to feedback. This interactive and slightly irreverent session will provide some simple approaches, techniques, and tips that will drastically improve your feedback conversations, both positive and otherwise.
ETPA's ANNUAL BUSINESS MATCHING & TRADESHOW
The East Tennessee Purchasing Association (ETPA) is the trade association for governmental procurement officers in east Tennessee. Our membership consists of cities, counties, universities, public housing authorities, public building authorities, utility districts and other types of governments. Each year ETPA hosts a "Business Matching Event" to bring small, woman, minority, veteran owned and all other types of businesses together with governmental procurement agents and larger vendors. The overall purpose is to foster relationships between local businesses and local governments so that together we can strengthen the regional economy while helping local businesses grow.
JULY MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONS
July's Member-to-member promotions are in. Check out the new special deals from
Swagtown, First Light Home Care and All Pro Supply
. 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
THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING
If you own a business, you know how quickly time goes by when things become busy. That's why planning ahead is key to running your business smoothly. Sure, you can get away with procrastination. But it feels so much better to plan in advance, so you can actually remember to enjoy your business, especially during the busy holiday season. Here are a few reasons you should start planning now, not later:
Learn more about marketing your small business in a digital world, ask questions about social media, and take the time to discuss future campaign ideas. What are you waiting for? It's free with your chamber membership.
Schedule your FREE session today
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
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
You'll raise your property values. Lively, vibrant neighborhood shopping streets are considered an advantage when selling a home. They make your property more valuable.
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.
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