Check out our 136th installment of The Dialogue in this email where we feature a new Blount County Chamber member. This week we are visiting with Amanda and Glen Morse, owners of
Wake Up Rentals
, which provides people in East TN with fun water excursion activities.
RIBBON CUTTING TUESDAY
Sitel Tennessee Customer Experience Center (11221 Outlet Drive, Knoxville) is holding its
on Tuesday, June 12 from 3-6 p.m. Please join us for this auspicious occasion.
RIBBON CUTTING FRIDAY
Allevia Technology (1819 E Broadway Ave., Maryville) is holding its
on Friday, June 14 from noon-1 p.m. Petro's Catered Lunch for the first 100 guests at noon. Additional parking is available at Madison Avenue Baptist Church - just up N 6th Street from Allevia.
QPR SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
Make plans to attend QPR Suicide Prevention Training on Wednesday, June 12 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.
CITY BRIEFINGS SET
Do want to know what's going on in the City of Maryville and City of Alcoa? If you answered yes, then make plans to attend an upcoming local legislative briefing on Friday, June 14 at 8 a.m. at the Blount Partnership to hear from Greg McClain, Maryville City Manager and Mark Johnson, Alcoa City Manager 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.
CYBERSECURITY LUNCH AND LEARN
PCS, Inc. (1720 Topside Rd., Louisville) is inviting you to its Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn on Friday, June 14 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Learn about the anatomy of a breach, how hackers get in, and what to do to protect your organization. In this talk, you will hear an actual story of a TN based company that suffered a breach, how they were compromised, and what the short and long term impact was on their business. Also, learn how to combat techniques hackers use all the time, that you may not even know exist!
POWER CONNECT LUNCH
Join us for a mid-day networking lunch on June 18 at 11:30 a.m., at the Apple Valley Cafe' (7138 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend). Meet, Mingle, Lunch, Connect, Nibble, Engage and Network with other influential professionals.
While you (and the other guests) will have an opportunity to introduce your business, current areas of focus and/or anything you could use help with, all I ask is that everyone shows up with a focus on how they may be able to add value for the other attendees.
Open to ALL Blount County Chamber members, but you must
. This is a Dutch Treat lunch.
Event chair Tony Saddy of Get Fit Maryville will lead the event.
LEARNING TO LEAD: SURVIVAL FOR SUPERVISORS
Pellissippi State's Learning to Lead supervisory skills course helps new supervisors develop the necessary skills to effectively manage themselves and their teams, including core skills of leadership, communication, coaching, motivation and conflict resolution. Trained and skilled leaders drive productivity, reduce turnover, increase job satisfaction and motivate teams. Invest in your team's growth and success with this program.
All materials and training books are included in the Learning to Lead program, as well as follow-up activities to help turn training into action. Participants receive continuing education units as well as a certificate. Enroll now: Registration is limited to 15 people.
: $299 / Pellissippi State Blount County Campus / Thursdays / August 1-22 / 1-6 p.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.
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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
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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.
Topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week in 1965 was "Help Me, Rhonda" by The Beach Boys. The song was first released as "Help Me, Ronda" in March 1965 on the album The Beach Boys Today!. A second recording with a different arrangement was issued as a single under the spelling "Help Me, Rhonda." The single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their second chart-topping single since "I Get Around" in 1964.