Make plans to join us at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) this Friday, June 3 at 8 a.m. for the
local legislative briefing
with community leaders from Townsend, Louisville and Friendsville. Come catch up on what's happening in these communities.
As a point of information, the job listing site that many of you use to post vacancies, www.BlountAreaJobs.com, is currently offline while it is being redeveloped. It will be up and running soon with new features, analytics and a host of other options that will make finding the best candidate easier. We appreciate your patience while we work to bring you a better more useful tool.
CHECK OUT NEW ITEMS IN MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM
Be sure to check out the new June deals in the
Member-to-Member promotional program
. This free service offered by the Blount County Chamber of Commerce gives you and your company the opportunity to market your products and services to the membership. There are nearly 20 deals, so take advantage of them.
BUILD YOUR MARKETING TOOLKIT SEMINAR OFFERED
It's not too late to join us Wednesday, June 1 from 9-11 a.m. for the free Build Your Marketing Toolkit: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Business or non-profts seminar at the Blount Partnership, 201 S. Washington St., Maryville. Mike Coleman of Constant Contact will be presenting.
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.
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.
USING APPS TO IMPROVE BUSINESS EFFICIENIES
There's an app for that! And there really is. On Wednesday, June 22 from noon-1:30 p.m., the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present a free seminar about the ways mobile applications provide efficient ways to do business at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville). This is a one-time only class and will not be offered again by the TSBDC.
Network with like-minded entrepreneurs and learn how mobile applications can help your business be more efficient. You can also learn how to get $10,000 to grow your business. Lunch will be provided.
GET YOUR TICKETS FOR HOPS IN THE HILLS
Craft beer lovers, renowned breweries and local bands will unite for the second annual Hops in the Hills festival June 24 and 25 in downtown Maryville, Tennessee. This year's festival includes a who's-who list of local and regional brewing icons, charming music from local groups and a brew crawl for craft beer enthusiasts.
The festivities begin Friday, June 24 with a craft brew crawl from 6 to 11 p.m. provided by Knox Brew Tours. Saturday's events include a 2:30 p.m. beer seminar at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria led by local brewers and professors, followed by the brew festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Passes to the brew crawl cost $10. General admission tickets for Saturday are $40.
Hops in the Hills is also an opportunity for guests to enjoy historic Maryville, Tennessee, which serves as the gateway to the Smoky Mountains. The event is part of the Summer on Broadway celebration. It will take place at 121 West Broadway Avenue in downtown Maryville.
Interested parties can view a complete list of participating breweries and buy tickets at
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITH SAVE LOCAL NOW
Did you know @SaveLocalNow gives each and every Chamber member a free #emailmarketing platform?
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!
The unique character of your local community is defined in large part by the business that reside there, and that plays a big factor in your overall satisfaction with where you live and the value of you home and property.
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any news releases or good news about your business. We'd love to share it with the community.
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