Blount Partnership News & Events

Be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, Aug. 11 at 8 a.m. when the Blount Partnership, Twin City Dealerships, First Tennessee and CSX will host a local school superintendents briefing with superintendents; Brian Bell, Alcoa City Schools; Rob Britt, Blount County Schools and Mike Winstead, Maryville City Schools, to give us an update on what is happening in our education systems.
Also, save the date for Thursday, Sept. 8 to join us for the 15th annual Taste of Blount. Tickets go on sale Aug. 8 for $25.
If you haven't already, get out and vote on August 4 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at your local precinct. You must present a valid photo ID to vote. The election is for Federal & State Primary, Blount County General, Friendsville and Townsend City elections. Click here for a sample ballot. November 8 is the general election and the first day of early voting for it is Oct. 19.
New offers are being posted weekly, 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 are posted on
Keeping track of who is interacting with your social media helps you build a better understanding of what content you need to push out. Facebook Insights stores a lot of data to help you take control of your page and fan base. With all the data Facebook Insights stores, it may seem overwhelming so here are the key points you will should keep up with. Read more here.

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 Rachel Coffman. She is here to help you in the year ahead and will keep you on track as you fulfill your resolutions in 2016.
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers.
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.
"Magic," by Olivia Newton-John topped the Billboard Music Charts this week in 1980. From the soundtrack to the film "Xanadu," the song was No. 1 for four weeks. It was her 25th American chart hit.



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