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July 6, 2018

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 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.


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, July 19th 
10:00 - 11:00 am

Chamber Members:  $5
Future-Members  $10
Payable at the door.  No reservation required.

Chamber of Commerce Board Room
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton 

7:00 AM 


Darby Funeral Home

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

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

RSVPS due by 3 PM, Tuesday, July 31st
770-345-0400 or 

9 - 10:00 AM

  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  
or call 770-345-0400.

Presented by:

Navigating the ADA/FMLA Minefield
How To Protect Your Business While Avoiding A Migraine Headache

Wednesday, August 15th

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level 

Does it seem like every day brings a new ADA or FMLA issue to the door of your HR office? If so, you would be among the masses of employers who are dealing with employees who miss an entire day, come in late or leave early because of a medical condition from which they suffer or one that a close family member is experiencing.  Before, however, you start losing sleep because of the barrage of time-off requests and demands for various work accommodations, take solace in knowing that developing a specific plan on how to manage ADA and FMLA issues will help you address those issues in a more productive and less risky manner.

Please join us for this workshop as we discuss some of the most common ADA and FMLA scenarios that employers face and walk step-by-step through your response and also identify some common traps in dealing with employee medical issues.  We will, for instance, discuss:
  • How to respond when an employee starts missing work without an explanation
  • Assessing vague doctor's notes with no return-to-work date
  • How to decide when an employee's request for leave is too much
  • The importance of documenting the interactive process under the ADA
  • Using the necessary forms when approving an employee for leave under the FMLA

 Brad Adler, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Members: $25; after 8/8: $30
Future Members: $45

RSVP to or 770-345-0040. 

Register Online!


This one-day conference will feature four speakers who will
share thought provoking information to be used both on the job and in life!

Wednesday, August 29th
8:30 AM-3 PM 
(followed by an optional campus tour from 3:15-4 PM)

Located At:
Falany Performing Arts Center
7300 Reinhardt College Parkway
Waleska, GA 30183

$75/future members 
Cost includes continental breakfast, lunch, and two networking breaks. 

Deadline to register: Noon, Tuesday, 8/28.
Contact for more details!




Breakfast Sponsor:

Networking Break Sponsor:

This event is also supported by Metz, Reinhardt's food service team.

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.

Drive Business Results with
Paid Social Media Ads

There are more than three billion active social media users, almost half of the world's population. Over 90% of retail brands use two of more social media channels. Is your brand tapping into the power of paid social media ads?
On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University (UGA SBDC at KSU) is hosting a three-hour, hands-on workshop, Drive Business Results with Paid Social Media Ads  t aught by  former Facebook Client Partner and Social Media Expert, Jessica Ludolph of Ludolph Social. Jessica will demonstrate how to create and implement effective paid advertising strategies across social media platforms and how to precisely reach your targeted audience. Platforms include Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and more. Bring your lap top or mobile device and get your brand into the pay to play game of social media advertising.

Wednesday, July 18
9AM - 12PM

KSU Center, Room 402, 
3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Each session is ONLY $49 PER PERSON
Buy 2 or more and get 50% off per seat (1st seat regular price).
Limited seating available. 

Jessica Ludolph  is a Social Media Consultant that has been working in the advertising and marketing industry since 2004. Most recently, she spent six years at Facebook and Instagram as a Client Partner where she helped brands establish, maintain and grow their business on these platforms. She is passionate about social media's power to engage and attract customers while driving business results. Prior to working in social media, Jessica was in Client Services for several large agencies in Atlanta including BBDO. While there, she focused on digital advertising for one of the largest clients and managed the launch of their national digital programs. This is what led her to Facebook in 2010.  In addition to marketing and social media, Jessica is passionate about helping women achieve their goals and gain support from a positive community of peers. She started a Women's Circle in January of 2016 and continues to lead the group with monthly skill-building exercises, philanthropic efforts and supportive activities. She has volunteered with Kate's Club and participated in events for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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The 7th Annual
Mayors' Recycling CHALLENGE 

This Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Going Green Committee initiative is aimed at sparking continued awareness surrounding community recycling while spurring a little friendly competition among the cities involved. 

During the months of June and July, Cherokee County cities will be competing to see which can collect the most recycling!

 Awards will be given for:
  • Most Pounds of Recycling Collected Overall
  • Most Improved City
  • Most Pounds Collected Per Capita
Santek Waste Service of Georgia and Waste Management are partnering with the Chamber on this initiative by tracking curbside and large recycling container weigh slips within the participating cities of Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, Waleska, Woodstock

If you have a question about what your hauling company collects, 
please contact them directly. 

Contact for more information!

SchmoozaPalooza is designed to bring businesses together in a fun and casual networking environment. Exhibitors will have a table top display that will allow them to promote their business and make new contacts while attendees will enjoy door prizes, food, and fun while previewing the latest products and services featured at SchmoozaPalooza.
   Tuesday, August 21ST
4:00-7:00 PM 
Located at: 
Woodstock City Church
150 Ridgewalk Pkwy, Woodstock

Free Admission! 
Open to the public 
A Taste of Cherokee
Door Prizes
Presented By:

Supported by:

or call 770-345-0400 for more information.

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Thursday, August 23rd

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level 

As part of the Cherokee County Chamber's Community Outreach Programs, a CPR/AED class will be offered. In the event of an emergency, your CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training could mean the difference between life and death. By properly administering CPR you can help stabilize someone that is injured or ailing until help arrives. A representative from the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services will teach the class. *Must be 14 years of age to receive certification.

A Representative of
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services 

COST: $45.00
(includes instruction & mandatory workbook)

RSVP to or 770-345-0040. 

Register ONline!

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

Thursday, August 23rd
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Cherokee Association of Realtors


Panera Bread
205 West Main Street, Canton,  GA  30114

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! 

$20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, and space is limited.
Deadline to register: Noon on Monday, 8/22

Email for more information!

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members.

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

Art Jewelers Diamonds & Design
Caire, Inc.
Canton Moose Family Center
Catamount Constructors, Inc.
Custom Klimates
Food Donation Connection
Horace Mann - The Holman Agency
Jaipur Living, Inc.
SellsStrong Real Estate Team

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce | 770-345-0400 | |
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114