IT'S COFFEE CLUB TIME
Join us May 30 from 7:45-9 a.m. for the May c
offee club at Elliott's TN Boots Co, Inc
. (165 N. Calderwood St. Alcoa). Coffees are designed to offer our members the opportunity to build business relationships with other members and to gain exposure for their business or organization in an "open house" setting. Coffees are open to anyone associated with a Chamber member business. Participation is not reserved to the representative(s) listed on the Chamber membership.
WE NEED YOU FOR A RIBBON CUTTING
Join us for the
Smoky Mountain Self Defense - Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
on May 29. Festivities run from noon-3 p.m. We will have a presentation and dedication for Channon Christian, and Christopher Newsom beginning at 1:30 p.m. Come and learn about the new hours and programs we are offering while enjoying food from local food trucks by Small Town BBQ, Chucks Concessions and Mattie Moox Coffee Camper. We will also be giving away door prizes, including a 3-month membership certificate, hosting special speakers and activities for the kids.
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
Primary Players has an offer for chamber members for its upcoming show, "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown," on Thursday, June 6 from 1-3 p.m. at William Blount High School (219 County Farm Rd., Maryville).
Tickets can be
. At checkout, add the discount/coupon code SNOOPY. That gives you $7 off the normal ticket price.
Additionally, it is holding a fundraising event at Moe's (254 Hamilton Crossing, Alcoa) from 4 p.m.-close on May 29 (a percentage of total sales helps out Primary Players).
CITY BRIEFINGS SET
Greg McClain, Maryville City Manager and Mark Johnson, Alcoa City Manager will be giving an
update on their cities
on Friday, June 14 from 8-9 a.m. at the Blount Partnership. They will discuss priorities, budget challenges and their vision for the future for our community. The briefings provide an excellent opportunity to strengthen and build new partnerships between members of the business community and local government officials.
QPR SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
Make plans to attend QPR Suicide Prevention Training on Wednesday, June 12th from 9 - 11 a.m. at Cornerstone of Recovery, 4726 Airport Hwy, Louisville. (Light breakfast snacks will be provided starting at 8:30 a.m). Anne Young, Director of Residential Programs at Cornerstone of Recovery will be doing "QPR suicide prevention training". A certificate in Suicide Prevention will be presented after the training.
BLOUNT COUNTY WORD POSTER
This 12"x15" Blount County word poster is available for purchase at the Blount Partnership for $25 for Chamber members ($30 for non-members). This poster was designed by Bill Steinorth of Dedicated Marketing and presented to the inaugural class of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce lifetime members. Please contact Kasey
or call 865.983.2241.
SIGN UP FOR THE LATEST SOFT SKILLS CLASS
It's Your Career! That's the focus of a free soft skills session offered in partnership by the Blount County Public Library, the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce.
Registrations are currently being accepted online at
for a class entitled Building A Team on May 31. All participants will earn .5 CEUs per session for participating. They will also receive an email survey two months after workshop participation to assess application of new ideas.
All classes are conducted in the Blount County Library's learning lab located at 508 N. Cusick in Maryville and limited to 50 participants. 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.
LYNDA AT THE LIBRARY
Businesses need to take advantage of the Blount County Library's subscription to Lynda.com. Using your library card, get access to Lynda.com, a LinkedIn Company, with thousands of courses in software, creative and business skills to develop your staff skills and meet learning needs at your own convenience.
YOU CAN POST YOUR OWN MEMBER-TO-MEMBER DEALS
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
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.
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