Blount Partnership News and Events

 
GREEWAY TRAILS - LINKING BLOUNT-KNOX
Join us at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) on May 23, from 8-9 a.m. for a update on the plans for linking Blount and Knox Counties via greenway trails.

Come hear the benefits for Blount County's economy and quality of life and about the projects that are underway.

This event is organized by theKnoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization.

Note: For planning commissioners or others needing training credits or professional development hours, a certificate for 1-hour of training will be provided by TPO.
 
THE GRAND OPENING OF GRAND OPENINGS IS THURSDAY
Please join RCN Technologies for the grand opening of its newly renovated headquarters in downtown North Knoxville for a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration afterwards. The event is May 23 from 3:30-8 p.m. at 200 Jennings Ave., in Knoxville. The ribbon cutting kicks off the festivities at 3:30 p.m. followed by office tours, local craft beers, wine tastings, give-aways and networking. REGISTER HERE.
 
ADA WEBSITE COMPLIANT MEETING
Is your website ADA compliant to meet the needs of those with disabilities? Join Design Sensory's Josh Loebner on May 24 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) as he discusses Advertising, Disability and the Diversity Directive. This workshop will educate in an easy-to-follow yet engaging style on the size, scope and buying power of minorities and in more detail, that of people with disabilities, the largest minority group in America. It will bring powerful stories and examples of the transformation of portrayal and inclusion of people with disabilities in advertising. It will elevate the presentation with ideas on how attendees can increase connections with diversity and inclusion in their work and community engagement. REGISTER HERE.
 
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). Please contact Kasey infodesk@blountpartnership.com or call 865.983.2241.
 
 









 
SIGN UP FOR THE LATEST SOFT SKILLS CLASS
soft skills 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 www.blountchamber.com 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. Learn More.
 
YOU CAN POST YOUR OWN MEMBER-TO-MEMBER DEALS
Blount Chamber members can now post their own Member-to-Member deals on this page at no charge. Simply login to your account, Click on the "New Coupon" button, fill out the form and click save. It's that easy.

Click here if you need access to your login information.

Of course, we will be happy to add your coupon. Just email information about the product or discount you'd like to offer to the Chamber membership to jmuir@blountpartnership.com. Be sure to include an expiration date.

View the latest deals.
 
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
 
Find what you're looking for in the Chamber Directory.
 
GOT AN EVENT OR NEWS? WE'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT
Is your organization hosting an event in the community? Submit it here 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.
 
REMEMBER WHEN
Topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week in 1987 was "With or Without You" by U2. Ostensibly a troubled love song, the track's lyrics were inspired by Bono's conflicting feelings about the lives he led as a musician and domestic man.
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