The ChamberLink
November 15, 2019
CHAMBER SHIRT FRIDAY


GRAB YOUR RUNNING SHOES...
IT'S TIME FOR THE GOBBLE JOG!
 
The Gobble Jog is a Thanksgiving Day tradition featuring a 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1K run/walk and a Tot Trot. The race benefits MUST Ministries, a non-profit that helps about 32,000 people with 84% women and children in need each year by providing food, clothing, shelter, job training and more. MUST addresses the basic needs of individuals, families, and children in the Northwest Metropolitan Atlanta communities of Cobb and Cherokee counties.

Packet Pick Up will be available Wednesday ( 11/27/19 ) at the Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway from 10 AM-6 PM. If you have kids coming with you, they will have free bounce houses there as well.

Race-day registration will open Thursday morning (
11/28/19 ) at 6: 30 AM on the Marietta Square. The timed 10K and 5K will be closed then, but all the untimed events will still be available - 5K, 1K, Tot Trot.

The Gobble Jog is fun
for the whole family!

To register
 click here !

For more information about MUST, 
please visit  MustMinistries.org .




Taking the +One Challenge means you are committed to helping your Chamber grow! Chamber members who recruit a new member will receive a $25 gift card from a Chamber member business for each membership obtained * .  Each month, one lucky recruiter will be promoted on the homepage of CherokeeChamber.com for having taken the +One Challenge.  This could be you!
 
Help your Chamber grow by taking the +ONE CHALLENGE...Recruit a member TODAY!

*Your name must be listed as the recruiter when the completed membership application and payment are submitted.

upcoming events
 
2019 PRESENTING SPONSOR:   


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
4:30 - 6:00 PM

SPONSORED BY:

ERA Sunrise Realty
157 Reinhardt College Parkway
Suite 100,
Canton
 
COST: 
Chamber Member pay in advance: $5 
(due by 5 PM, Friday, 11/15)

Chamber Member on-site: $10

Future Member pay in advance or on-site: $10

RSVP to Gini@CherokeeChamber.com
or 770-345-0400.




THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
7:00 AM 

sPONSORED BY:



 
Please bring a new unwrapped toy to share with a Foster chilD
in Cherokee County!

  
LOCATION: 
NH-C Conference Center 
located in the 
Cherokee Co. Administration Building
1130 Bluffs Parkway,  Canton


CHAMBER MEMBER COST: 
Pay In Advance Registration: $17
Pay at the Door Registration: $22

Future Member Cost:
$30

Chamber Member Pay in Advance Registration
is due by 3 PM, Tuesday, December 3rd.

RSVP to 770-345-0400 or  Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com.
 

PRESENTED BY:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH
9 - 10:00 AM     

LOCATION: 
Chamber Board Room 

Now that you've joined the Chamber, it's time to get oriented! Coffee & Connections provides the Chamber's newest members with the opportunity to learn more about the Chamber, its programs and benefits. Committee activities and volunteer opportunities are highlighted. Attendees also learn about their fellow new members. 

or call 770-345-0400.


This networking opportunity will get you out in the community to visit a Chamber Member restaurant while enjoying the company of fellow Chamber Members! 

SPONSORED BY:
 
 TUESDAY, December 17th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COST: 
$20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required &  spacis limited.
Deadline to register: Noon on Monday, 12/16

THIS MONTH'S MEET & EAT
WILL BE HELD AT:
   
Stratus Kitchen & Bar
400 Laurel Canyon Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114

Meet & Eat registration is open
to all Chamber Members.
 

For more information email  Gini@CherokeeChamber.com
or call  770-345-0400.

OUR VISION
To be the premier comprehensive resource for the Cherokee County business community.
OUR MISSION
To promote business and the community while expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life.
FROM OUR SPONSOR


Take some time to work ON your business and not just in it!   For over 30 years, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University has helped small businesses in Cobb and Cherokee County with no cost one-to-one consulting.  The UGA SBDC at Kennesaw State University is a member of the University of Georgia SBDC, a statewide service program funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Let us help you with your business.
 
Our staff of business consultants includes:
  • Google Certified instructor & SEO/SEM experts
  • CPA & commercial real estate investor
  • Former SBA Lender & SHRM Certified
  • Growth strategy specialist
  Services include:
  • Website Audit
  • Growth Strategy
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Financial Score Card
  • Quickbooks Assistance
  • Buying/Selling a Business
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Conventional and SBA Financing 
We are located at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Suite 500, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Appointments available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  Call us at 470.578.6450 or email at kennesaw@georgiasbdc.org.
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The Chamber is pleased to announce that nominees are currently being sought for the prestigious First Citizen of Cherokee County Award. The 45th Annual First Citizen will be announced during the 49th Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center.

The distinct title of First Citizen of Cherokee County is bestowed upon a man or woman who has resided in the county for a minimum of five years and has shown significant meritorious service to his or her community through family, civic and/or religious involvement. A panel of out-of-town judges carefully reviews the accomplishments of each applicant and the winner is chosen based upon merit

applications must be submitted by
NOON, Friday, December 6, 2019.
 

LEADING BY FEEDING

Graduates of Leadership Cherokee from 2012-2019 were challenged to secure contributions for local food pantries through the Leading by Feeding Campaign! The campaign generated 8,399 donated items ranging from fruits and vegetables to diapers and paper products.
(L to R) Lori Flink, owner of Allegro Business Products and graduate of the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2017 who was a key coordinator of the Leading by Feeding Campaign presents the Golden Can Award for the most donations collected to Jason Blakey, Credit Union of Georgia, a member of the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2019, who accepted the award on behalf of his classmates for the 3,552 items collected by the group.
  

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECYCLING COMPETITION

The Chamber's Going Green & Education Committees co-sponsored a two-day Plastic Bag Recycling Competition in partnership with Waste Management between twelve of Cherokee County's Elementary Schools who collected over 167,000  plastic bags.  Johnston Elementary collected an amazing 22,408 bags during the two-day event which brought them to a phenomenal 38.57 bags/student.  Congratulations to the students at Johnston for winning the competition!

Going Green Committee Chairman Andrew Richard, CEO of Qwik Charge, presenting grand prize to Principal Laura Akers of Johnston Elementary.



PRESENTED BY:


  
Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber's 2019 Chair, John Barker, and Chamber President/CEO, Pam Carnes! Before the hour ends, you will have a chance to share about your business or organization for all to hear!

Don't forget to bring marketing items
for the share table!

Thursday, December 12th
10:00 - 11:00 am

COST:
Chamber Members:  $5
Future-Members  $10

Payable at the door.
No reservation required.

LOCATION:
Chamber of Commerce Board Room
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton 

 
The  Chamber's Education Committee is holding a School Supply Drive. The supplies collected at the Good Morning Cherokee Breakfast from September-December will be donated to Title I Elementary Schools in the Cherokee County School District.

Donations will also be accepted at the Chamber until December 5th. You may also make a monetary donation and the supplies will be purchased for you.

Contact  Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com
 for more information! 

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce | 770-345-0400 | info@cherokeechamber.com | http://www.cherokeechamber.com
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114