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The ChamberLink
June 5, 2020
Essential Education for Entrepreneurs

In order to help small businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is currently offering all of its continuing education programming at no direct charge to small business owners, employees and prospective business owners for calendar year 2020, thanks to special funding from the CARES Act. Check out all of the available training programs on their Facebook events or training page.

no cost
registration is required

Monday, June 8th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Joe Norton
Partner, Helium Services

Wednesday, June 10th
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Daniel McCoy
Business Consultant
SHRM Certified Professional

 For questions or to make an appointment with one of their business consultants, email them at kennesaw@georgiasbdc.org . They are part of a cooperative grant with the U.S. Small Business Association, UGA and Kennesaw State University so our services are at no cost to small business owners.
To be the premier comprehensive resource for the Cherokee County business community.
To promote business and the community while expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life.
Chamber Member Engagement Events scheduled through June 30th are moving to a virtual platform or will be rescheduled or cancelled. Please visit the Chamber Calendar of Events for details on virtual meetings and webinars as well as to review what was planned and will be forthcoming in future months.

Beginning June 1st, the Chamber Office will be accessible from 9 AM-Noon by appointment. Visitors without appointments should call 770-345-0400 for assistance. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to keep the wellbeing of the Chamber Staff & Volunteers at the top of the organization's priority list.
The rising stars recognized as Cherokee County’s next generation of community leaders include:

Kelly Dobson
Northside Hospital Cherokee

Victoria Hill
Miss Georgia Scholarship Organization

Blake Honea
Northside Hospital Cherokee

Paige Reid
Next Step Ministries

Eric Rein
Renasant Bank

Nick Richert
Universal Alloy Corporation

Amanda Rostin
Lead Edge Design Group

Jose Luis Sanchez
JW Collection, LLC

Rebekah Smith
Office of the
Cherokee County Solicitor General

Luke Williams
Professional Benefits Consultants

The Chamber is honored to announce the 2020 group of Cherokee County's Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch. 

"The Top 10 in 10 initiative is designed to cultivate and showcase exceptional Cherokee County young professionals," said Pam Carnes, Chamber President and CEO. Coordinated by the Chamber, in partnership with Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine , this recognition program focuses on Cherokee County residents under age 40 who are considered to be Cherokee County's up and coming leaders over the next 10 years. 

"We were extremely pleased with the number and caliber of candidates for this year’s recognition. As we have grown accustom to since this program’s inception in 2012, far more than 10 nominations were received and likewise, there were far more applications than honoree slots. Each application was carefully reviewed by a panel of judges that found the task of only choosing ten honorees challenging," shared Chamber Board Chair David Simmons, Vice President for Facilities with Chattahoochee Technical College. Judging criteria included past professional achievements and awards, five to ten-year professional goals as well as the nominees volunteer and community activities. Besides being recognized during a future Chamber event, the recipients will also be featured in the summer issue of Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine . The honorees who will be under the age of 40 on October 1 have been nominated for the prestigious GeorgiaTrend Magazine 40 Under 40 recognition.  
A special thank you to the following members who celebrated their first year of membership in May!
Justin Page
Moving & Storage Service


Cherokee County’s Communications Division has launched a community survey to learn more about how constituents want to receive news and event information from the county.

The communications division was launched in early May to assist the Board of Commissioners, county manager’s office and other county government offices communicate news and events to the public.   

The survey will be open until the end of July and all responses are anonymous.
The first eight 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 seven other Chamber Members!
with any questions!
Chamber Chatter!
No cost!
(The meeting link will be emailed to you.)
Wednesday, June 10th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, June 16th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, June 24th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2020 Series Presenting Sponsor:
(link will be emailed to you after registration)

Tuesday, June 9th
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Design Like a Pro
Canva Masterclass

Presented by:
Stephanie Hines
Business Coach

Learn the tips and tricks of the pros to quickly create designs using Canva Pro. This training will cover how to create content and images in Canva. 

In this 2 Hour Masterclass you will learn:

  • Canva Branding Kit

  • For Font Sake: The Art of Pairing Fonts (Typography)

  • Quick Color Theory Wheel

  • Everything You Need to Know About Templates

  • How to Create Winning Social Media Content

  • Publish Your Content Anywhere From Canva

  • Keyboard Shortcuts to Help You Design Faster

  • How to Remove Backgrounds and Create Transparent Images

  • BONUS TIPS AND TRICKS-Magic Resize Images, Lock Images, Hyperlink an Image and so much more!

  • Best Websites for Resources  

NOTE: We will not go over setting up your account and the basics since there are plenty of trainings on those topics. This class is beginner level.

The goal of this Masterclass is to help you quickly learn graphic design in less than two hours. Together we will explore Canva and create many professional designs while learning all the features. 

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn graphic design in an easy and straightforward way.

  • Business owners, entrepreneurs, freelance or employees who want to build a strong brand, create designs that stand out on social media and to save lots of money on expensive graphic designers.

for more information.

COST: $20
(link will be emailed to you after registration)

Wednesday, June 17th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The ABC's
of Leadership

Presented by:
Daniel McCoy
Kennesaw State University
Small Business Development Center

Are you a Great Leader? Do you get desired results year after year? Is your team inspired and attaining new levels of productivity? Are they creative, committed and communicative?

If you did not shout out yes, then this workshop might be just what the doctor ordered. The "ABC's of Leadership", when asked, answered and implemented, can improve those skills required to be a dynamic and productive leader. Spend some time to learn the questions and how to incorporate them in your daily activities.

for more information.

COST: $10
Presented By:

Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber Board Chair, David Simmons, and Chamber President/CEO, Pam Carnes virtually via Zoom! Before the hour ends, you will have a chance to share about your business or organization for all to hear!

Thursday, June 18th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

No cost!

Online via Zoom

Register by 5 PM on 6/17.
A link and details will be emailed to all attendees
after registration is closed!

Email    Gini@CherokeeChamber.com   with questions! 
Wednesday, June 10th
1 PM

Georgia Craft Beverage Industry
 Because who does not like a good craft beer, glass of wine or spirits made right here in Georgia? Learn the impact of COVID-19 on this rapidly growing industry for the state while hearing the amazing and innovative stories for how this industry reinvented itself during this global crisis.

Registration is FREE, but required in-advance, for this webinar.

To register, please click on the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Zach Blend
Eric Rein
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