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The ChamberLink

September 9, 2022

FROM OUR SPONSOR
KSU SBDC

Work ON your business, not just in it! 

 

The UGA SBDC at Kennesaw State University offers educational webinars for small business owners and key employees on a variety of topics. The sessions are an economical and convenient way to learn new skills and educate your employees. Check out all of our available training programs on our Facebook Events Page.



Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn to Grow Your Business 


 Monday,

September 12th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM



Convenient Webinar 



Click here to register



Cost: $29


Although it's the "grandfather" of social media, LinkedIn may be one of the most underutilized social networks when it comes to digital marketing. Few use it to its maximum capability to create results. When it comes to building business relationships and targeting a specific professional group, LinkedIn offers very powerful options. Join presenter Melinda Schmiedeknecht, Social Media Strategist of Resonate Marketing, to learn how investing in building the right relationships can lead to business growth and profitability. 



How to Get Started in Government Contracting 


Wednesday,

September 14th

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM



Attend either via webinar

or in person at

KSU Center, Room 462

3333 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw



Click here to register



Cost: $39


Who is the world's largest customer? Our Government. The federal government alone typically purchases $400+ BILLION in goods and services — from light bulbs to PR, and from landscaping services to food products. Last year, over $100 billion was awarded to small businesses. With the new Infrastructure Bill that recently passed, the Biden-Harris administration announced increasing the share of contracts going to small, disadvantaged businesses by 50 percent by 2025. So, the opportunity is tremendous. However, new small businesses entering government contracting face significant time-consuming and costly challenges. Considering government contracting? Is your business ready for the shift to B2G? Learn how to gain a strategic foothold in public sector procurement and how certifications can help. Attend this introductory program to understand the typical procurement process and how you can more efficiently gain a foothold in federal contracting.

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CHAMBER SHIRT FRIDAY!

Today and every day we remember those who have fallen. We want to thank the Holly Springs Police Department and all First Responders for the sacrifices they make. 



You are appreciated!


Friends of Holly Springs Police Foundation

friendsofhollyspringspolicefoundationinc.org

SPEAKERS NEEDED!


Help a student determine their career goals by speaking at the upcoming 8th Grade Career Fairs! Choose your school or schools below then respond by email to Meagan@CherokeeChamber.com or follow the registration link below to let us know where you, or others from your company, would like to speak! We will also need the following information for each speaker:


Name, Title, Company, Cell Number & Email


Don't forget to also provide the name of the preferred school(s) for each speaker.


Speakers move from classroom to classroom at the schools yet the number of times someone speaks, and the length of their remarks, will vary with each school. Once you choose the school(s) and provide us with each speaker's information (Name, Title, Company, Cell Phone Number, Email) you will receive a confirmation email that includes specifics for the requested school(s). Please note that your cell phone number will NOT be distributed - that is only in case we need to get in touch with you the day you speak. 


TUESDAY,

OCTOBER 18th


Creekland Middle School

8:30 am - 11:00 am


Dean Rusk Middle School

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm


WEDNESDAY,

OCTOBER 19th


Teasley Middle School

11:45 pm - 3:00 pm 

THURSDAY,

OCTOBER 20th


Woodstock Middle School

9:10 am - 11:18 am


Mill Creek Middle School

11:50 am - 3:45 pm


FRIDAY,

OCTOBER 21st


E.T. Booth Middle School

8:45 am - 12:15 pm


Freedom Middle School

12:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Register Here!

For more information contact 

Meagan Nicholson at 770-345-0400 or Meagan@CherokeeChamber.com.

Upcoming Webinars

(The link will be emailed to registrants the day before the session.)


SPONSORED BY:

Tuesday, September 13th

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Build a Brand Consumers

Trust & Employees Value



PRESENTED BY:

Michelle Edwards, Magnetize Me


Branding is more than a name or a logo & establishing a strong brand doesn't have to be difficult. Find out how to build a brand that communicates value, creates loyalty and establishes a mission for your company.


Michelle Edwards is the owner and founder of Magnetize.ME, a Digital Marketing Agency. For nearly a decade, she has worked with business owners, authors, non-profit organizations, and corporations, to ensure they have a consistent message in their online presence and achieve internet marketing results to escalate growth.


Prior to working with local entrepreneurs and businesses, Michelle worked for The Walt Disney Company, in NYC and with Starbucks Coffee Company opening two new retail markets and managing 30 million dollar territories. She joined her husband, in 2007, as an entrepreneur, growing & developing new marketing concepts for their businesses.


COST: $10


Register Online!

SPONSORED BY:

Tuesday, September 27th

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Navigating your Own

Road to Legend



PRESENTED BY:

Amber Griffiths


You have all this stuff...your logo, font and colors are all a part of your foundation, and they are fundamental to your Brand. But how do you decide what comes next? Are you showing up consistently so people can connect with you and understand how you are uniquely qualified to serve them? Are you delivering an experience that isn't just great in the moment, but one that creates an unforgettable experience, one that they'll keep with them for a lifetime? This is the opportunity to create your own Road to Legend...your way. Leverage your Brand to establish your Legacy!


Presenter Amber Griffiths works with individuals who are committed to creating deep, genuine connections with their ideal clients, while delivering an unforgettable experience that matters. Amber is dedicated to guiding entrepreneurs to develop a Brand that moves them from unknown to unforgettable and establish them as Legend!


COST: $10

Register Online!

For more information contact 

Meagan Nicholson at 770-345-0400 or Meagan@CherokeeChamber.com.


Payment Policy: Payment must be made prior to the event date in order to hold your seat. Refunds are not offered. If you cancel 48 hours in advance, a credit for a future workshop will be issued.


Do you know someone who is looking for a new job?


Work Readiness Wednesday is a Chamber initiative partnering experts with job seekers! Our expert volunteers will assist job seekers with building their resume, enhancing their interview skills, and/or maximizing efficiency in their job searches to find the best match!



Limited spaces are available for the upcoming Work Readiness Wednesday Zoom session, yet additional sessions on future dates may be scheduled with our experts! If the set time below does not work with your schedule, please email Meagan Nicholson at Meagan@CherokeeChamber.com to request a different time.


Wednesday, September 14th

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


COST: FREE


LOCATION:

Zoom

(The link will be emailed to you in advance.)

Register Here!
Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber Board Chair, Brian Stevens, 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 promotional items from your business for the share table!

PRESENTED BY:
Thursday, September 15th
10:00 - 11:00 AM


COST:
$5 for Members / $10 for Future Members


LOCATION:
Chamber Board Room
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton


Advance registration by 5 PM on September 14th is appreciated but not required.


Contact Kaylee Dempsey at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 

Register Online!
SERIES SPONSOR:
Tuesday, September 27th
4:30 – 6:00 PM

SPONSOR:
LOCATION:
Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers
6884 Hickory Flat Highway, Woodstock

COST:
Chamber Members (advance): $5
Chamber Members (on-site): $10
Future Members: $10


Advance registration is due by 5 PM on Friday, September 23rd to receive a printed name tag and advance pricing.

Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.
Register Onine!
PRESENTED BY:
Wednesday, September 28th
Doors open at 8:00 AM for networking!
Program starts at 8:15 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. 

Contact the Chamber at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 

Thursday, September 29th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for an hour of lunch & networking with fellow business leaders and your Chamber President & CEO, Pam Carnes!

This members-only networking opportunity will allow you to enjoy food from a Chamber Member restaurant while enjoying the company of fellow Chamber Members! 

SPONSORED BY: 


THIS MONTH'S MEET & EAT WILL BE HELD AT:
Chick-fil-A Hickory Flat
6114 Hickory Flat Highway
Canton, GA 30115


COST:
 $20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, & space is limited.
Refunds are not provided for this event.
Deadline to register, Noon on Wednesday, September 28th.


Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members. 
Register Online!
Contact Kaylee Dempsey at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 

SERIES SPONSOR

Regional Issues Awareness focuses on topics that effect not only Cherokee County and its residents but the region as well.


Friday, September 30th

8:00 - 9:30 AM



PROGRAM SPONSOR: 

Watch your email for program details!



LOCATION: 

Chambers at City Center

8534 Main Street, Woodstock



There is no charge to attend. 


Breakfast provided.


Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or

Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.


Registration is due by 5 PM Wednesday, 9/28.


Register Online!

The first ten Members to register will join our Chamber President & CEO, Pam Carnes, for a chat online via Zoom. Attendees will have a chance to share what is going on in their business with Pam and other Chamber Members!



Tuesday, October 4th

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



NO COST

Register Online!
(The meeting link will be emailed to you.)

Contact Kaylee Dempsey at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 

Thursday, October 6th


6:30 - 7:30 AM

Registration & Pre-Event Networking


7:00 AM

Ballroom Opens & Buffet Breakfast Available


7:30 AM

Buffet Closes & Program Begins


8:30 - 9:00 AM

Post-Event Networking




SPONSOR:


PROGRAM PRESENTED BY:

Cherokee Office of Economic Development




LOCATION:

Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center

located in the 

Cherokee County Administration Building

1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton



COST:

Chamber Member Pay in Advance Registration: $18

Chamber Member On-Site Registration: $23

Future Members: $30


If you do not have a GMC standing reservation, you must register by 3 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event to receive a printed name tag and advance pricing. Attendees without advance reservations will be invoiced following the event, as there will be no on-site payments.

Register Online!
Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.

A WORKSHOP DESIGNED

FOR NON-PROFITS


Strategic Planning Framework Made Simple



Friday, October 14th


8:30 AM:

Optional Networking along with Beverages & Light Breakfast Goodies


9 AM-Noon:

Program



LOCATION:

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

Terrace Level

3605 Marietta Highway, Canton



SPEAKER:

Beth Bennett


Beth Bennett serves as the Area Director for Mission Increase Atlanta, teaching and training a network of 120 organizations in the greater Atlanta area.  With more than 35 years of non-profit experience, as a ministry leader and coach, Beth is passionate about helping leaders guide their causes while working with them to create systems for maximum impact and leadership transformation.


Beth is a certified Life Coach with Christian Coaches Institute and a graduate of Central Michigan University. She is a licensed minister, leadership coach, and retreat leader. Beth and her husband have 3 grown children and live in Dawsonville, GA.



COST:

Chamber Member - 1 Attendee: $50

Chamber Member - 2 Attendees (same organization): $90


Future Member - 1 Attendee: $75

Future Member - 2 Attendees (same organization): $140


Register Online!

A NETWORKING LUNCHEON

in conjunction with National Business Women's Week.


Wednesday October 19th

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

LOCATION:

Timbers on Etowah 

225 Reformation Parkway, Suite 202, Canton


PRESENTING SPONSOR:


SUPPORTING SPONSORS:


KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Cathy Cunningham

Founder & CEO

Bodacious Food Company & the Mama Geraldine's Brand

COST:

Chamber Members: $50

Future Members: $75

Register Online!

Contact Kaylee Dempsey at 770-345-0400 or

Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 

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