Blount Partnership News and Events

If you or someone you know is looking for a job, please check out Additionally, if you need employees, please utilize the job board to advertise your open positions. Click here to get started.
Check out our 89th installment of The Dialogue at the bottom of this email where we visit with Drs. Jason Chaney and Frank Johnson, doctors/owners of Elite Dental.
REMINDER: The Pigs and Politics Legislative Day that was scheduled for August 2, has been canceled. The event will resume in the spring of 2018 as we head into a big election year in Blount County. Thank you for your support.
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 of an individual you think would make a good board member.
ChamberRitaville, the Blount Chamber's largest networking event, is set for August 22 from 4-6 p.m. at the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (136 Harvest Lane, Maryville). Tickets are $10 and don't forget to bring a door prize.

This summer casual-themed event is your best opportunity to meet many Chamber members from all sectors of the community in one location. Use this event to network and meet new people in the business community!

Event sponsors are Epic Nine, Pinnacle Financial Partners, American Foundation & Basement Repair, PCS, AMR/Rural Metro and Dunlap RV

To get your tickets or sign up to give away door prizes please call the Blount Partnership at 865.983.2241 or email Amy.

secure-checkout-computer.jpg Join us August 8 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Cate-Russell Insurance presents a cyber security workshop at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville). Janet Smith of Bailey's Special Risk will deliver a brief presentation on the alarming growth and trends of cyber attacks and what you should do to better protect your business. So, come learn more about the growing dangers of cyber crime and the liability it places on your business. RSVP to
The August Member-to-member promotions are here. Check out the new special deals from Ignite 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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Get vocal on social - Post pictures, tweets, and status updates of either the small business you own, or of yourself shopping at one, and be sure to use the hashtag #ShopSmall.
Find what you're looking for in the Chamber Directory.
Is your organization hosting an event in the community? Submit it here on our community calendar. If it's a tourism event, please email Ashlee so she can post it on
Also, please send us any news releases or good news about your business. We'd love to share it with the community.
"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel topped the Billboard Hot 100 this week in 1986. The song's music video won a record nine MTV Video Music Awards in 1987 and is the most played music video in the history of MTV.


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The Dialogue

This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So here we go with our 89th installment visiting with Drs. Jason Chaney and Frank Johnson, doctors/owners of Elite Dental which provides a wide scope of services for their patients while being proficient in procedures such as implants, crowns, veneers, root canals and Invisalign.
Describe Elite Dental? Dentistry is a passion for Drs. Johnson and Chaney. The ability to improve the dental health of our patients and create beautiful smiles is a privilege for us. Seeing a patients confidence soar after improving the appearance of their teeth is a satisfying accomplishment. Dr. Johnson provides a unique service to our patients by offering sedation dentistry. This enables our patients who are fearful of dental procedures to have their treatment completed in a relaxed manner. We also provide other unique services such as Botox.
How did you get started? The doctors at Elite Dental are cousins who grew up in a small town in Kentucky. They have a relative who inspired them to enter the dental profession. Seeing first hand how their relative was able to help his patients through dentistry peaked the interest of both Dr. Chaney and Johnson.
What is your background? Both doctors attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry together and graduated in 2006. ULSD has consistently ranked in the top 5 nationally and is excellent at preparing their students for the dental field.
Who is your mentor? Dr. Greg Bentley from Pikeville, KY has mentored both doctors throughout their careers.
Describe your customers. We see patients of all ages. Many of our patients are families who seek optimum dental care. By offering sedation dentistry, we see many patients who are fearful of dental treatment. We also see patients who want to improve the appearance of their teeth through cosmetic dentistry.
What do you enjoy most about dentistry? We have a very pleasant atmosphere at our office. Our team is exceptional and goes out of their way to ensure our patients have a fantastic experience. Being able to provide an exceptional service to others and seeing them smile while being in our office is truly gratifying.
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