The ChamberLink
October 5, 2018
CHAMBER SHIRT FRIDAY


9th Annual Fields of Faith 
Cherokee County

ONE DAY. ONE MESSAGE. ONE STAND. 

Wednesday, October 10th
7:00-9:00 pm
 
Tommy Baker Field at Cherokee High School,  Canton
 
Not a Cherokee County School Sponsored Event. 
 



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.


2018 WINNING TEAMS

 

1ST PLACE

L to R:  Dana Callan, Synovus, Cherokee Challenge Vice-Chair;  Adam Cummings & Caitlin Brunson - Orangetheory Fitness Canton; John Barker, Delphi Global Technology, Cherokee Challenge Chair.




2ND PLACE

L to R:  Dana Callan, Synovus, Cherokee Challenge Vice-Chair;  Jamie Gianfala, Cherokee County Marshal's Office & Casey Geiger, Geiger Legal Group - The Leadership Cherokee Class of 2018 Team; John Barker, Delphi Global Technology, Cherokee Challenge Chair.



3rd Place

L to R:  Dana Callan, Synovus, Cherokee Challenge Vice-Chair;  Kyle Frantz & Will Goodwin - The Oak Leaf Boys of Oak Leaf Church ; John Barker, Delphi Global Technology, Cherokee Challenge Chair.



PEOPLE'S CHOICE COSTUME AWARD
Adam Smith & Dan Hagaman
The Synovus Loanerhosens

UPCOMING EVENTS


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

Thursday, October 18th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SPONSORED BY:
 

LOCATION:
TBA

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

COST:
$20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, and space is limited.
Deadline to register: Noon on Monday, September 24th

Email Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information!

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members.

PRESENTED BY:



FRIDAY, October 19, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 AM

LOCATION:
The Chambers at City Center
8534 Main Street, Woodstock

PROGRAM:
The Local and Regional Economic Impact
of Tourism on Cherokee County

SPONSOR:


SPEAKER:
Steve Morse, Ph.D.
Dean, McCamish School of Business
Reinhardt University
 
Janet Cochran, TMP
Regional Tourism Project Manager
Historic High Country Region
Georgia Department of Economic Development
 
Breakfast provided.
No charge to attend.


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



THURSDAY, November 1st
7:00 AM 

SPONSORED BY:

   


COST
Advanced Registration: $17 
Future-Member Rate: $30
On-Site Registration: $22

LOCATION: 
NH-C Conference Center 
located in the 
Cherokee Co. Administration Bldg 
1130 Bluffs Parkway 
Canton, GA 30114 

RSVPS due by 3 PM, Tuesday, October 30th
770-345-0400 or Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com. 


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 
LOCATION:
Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center
Cherokee County Administration Bldg
1130 Bluffs Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114
 
PRESENTED BY: 
   
FREE Admission
FREE Visit with Santa!
Vendor Giveaways - Registration at Event Entry
Holiday Shopping
Santa's Workshop:  Children's Crafts
Santa's Sweet Shop
Restaurant Raffle
   
BOOTHS ARE ON SALE NOW!
12 spaces available!

Chamber Members: $165
Future Members: $215
   Electricity: $25

Jingle Bell $hop Registration Form

SPONSORED BY:

      Contact Jessica Porter for vendor information.
 
Contact   Gini Mizelle for sponsor information.



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.
F ROM OUR SPONSOR

GOT AN EXIT STRATEGY?

A savvy business owner works hard to make a business operate successfully while maximizing its value for the eventual sell or succession to others.
 
On Tuesday, October 16th, the UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University (UGA SBDC at KSU) is hosting a three-hour  workshop, Succession Planning:  Prepping a Business for Endgame Success. Learn from professionals how to plan and execute a successful exit.

In this workshop, t opics for discussion include:  
  • Optimizing the Value of Your Business
  • Maximizing the Seller's Wealth
  • Identifying Potential Buyers / Successors
  • Managing Successful Negotiations  

Thursday, October 16th
9AM - 12pM

Location:   
 KSU Center, Room 300
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Cost:
$49 - limited seating.
Buy 2 or more and get 50% off per seat
(1st seat regular price).


QUICK LINKS
Chamber Events Calendar
Like us on Facebook!
Special Offers
CherokeeChamber.com


PRESENTED BY:
    
Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber's 2018 Chair, Julianne Rivera, 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 items for the share table!

Thursday,  October 11th
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 
Interested in becoming
a Partner in Education?


  
Make plans to drop by this event coordinated by the Cherokee County School District to talk with school leaders to see if a partnership is a right fit for you!



Presented by:

Understanding Your Website Traffic
Using Google Tools


Wednesday, October 17th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

LOCATION:
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level 

Google provides two powerful tools for tracking and understanding your website traffic; Google Analytics and Search Console.  Learn about the various reports within these tools for understanding who are your website visitors, how they found your website, how effective is your website, and how to improve your online presence based upon these data.

SPEAKER:
 Drew Tonsmeire,
KSU Small Business Development Center

COST:  
Members: $25; after 10/10: $30
Future Members: $45


RSVP to Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com or 770-345-0040. 

Register Online!


PRESENTED BY:


THURSDAY, October 18th
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. 

RSVP to Nichole@CherokeeChamber.com
or call 770-345-0400.
   

The Chamber's Education Committee is holding a School Supply Drive. The supplies collected at Good Morning Cherokee on October 4th, November 1st, and December 6th will be given to Title I Elementary Schools in the Cherokee County School District.

Donations will also be accepted at the Chamber throughout the months of September, October, and November. You may also make a monetary donation and the supplies will be purchased for you.

Items Needed:
Crayons
Colored Pencils
Magic Markers
Notebook Paper
Composition Notebooks
Pencils
Erasers
Pens
Pencil Pouches
Three-Ring Binders
Construction Paper
Glue Sticks
Rulers
Tissues
Hand Sanitizer
Wipes

Contact Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com for more information!

PRESENTED BY: 
 
 
TUESDAY, October 23rd
4:30 - 6:00 PM
 
SPONSORED Location:

Rocky's Lake Estate
2700 Cox Road
Woodstock, GA 30188


SINGLE REGISTRATION: $5
Register in advance or pay at the door.

FUTURE-MEMBER:   $10

RSVPS due by 5 PM, Friday, October 22nd
770-345-0400 or  Gini@CherokeeChamber.com.
 


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 and 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 23, 2018

Dean Rusk Middle School
8:45 am - 11:00 am


Mill Creek Middle School
12:25 pm - 2:50 pm


WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 24, 2018

Teasley Middle School
8:00 am - 11:00 am


Freedom Middle School
12:15 pm - 2:50 pm
 


THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 25, 2018


ACE Academy
8:50 am - 10:45 am


ET Booth Middle School
12:30 pm - 3:45 pm


FRIDAY,
OCTOBER 26, 2018


Woodstock Middle School
12:15 pm - 3:30 pm

    

 

A special "Thank You" to the following members who celebrated their first year of Chamber membership in September.


Hot Wheels Skate Center

Woodmont Golf and Country Club

  

  New Green Commitments: 

Corrective Chiropractic Woodstock


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