The ChamberLink
October 4, 2019
CHAMBER SHIRT FRIDAY


In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month each October, the Cherokee Family Violence Center honors those who have lost their lives to domestic violence in Cherokee County and across Georgia. Join them at the Gazebo in Downtown Canton on Tuesday, October 8th from 7-9 pm where they will light a candle in memory of these victims . The v igil also serves as a time of celebration to honor the strength and determination of domestic violence survivors.

For more information, call 770-479-1804, ext. 101.
 
VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER
(L to R) Chamber Board Chair John Barker, Owner of Delphi Global Technology, presenting Chamber Volunteer of the Quarter Kendall Jones with MUST Ministries his award.

The Chamber is pleased to announce that Kendall Jones with MUST Ministries has been named the Chairman's Council Volunteer of the Quarter for third quarter 2019. He was honored during the Chamber's October Good Morning Cherokee networking event
 
In determining the Volunteer of the Quarter, attendance at Chamber events is evaluated for all members of the Chairman's Council. "Kendall is a dedicated Chamber volunteer, and we appreciate the countless hours of service he has provided this year," said John Barker, Chamber Board Chair and Owner of Delphi Global Technology.


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

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
   
 
USA Health Plans, Inc.

 TUESDAY, October 8th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COST: 
$20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, and space is limited.
Deadline to register: Noon on Monday, 10/7.


THIS MONTH'S MEET & EAT
WILL BE HELD AT:

   
IHOP - Woodstock
8979 Highway 92, Woodstock


Meet & Eat registration is open
to all Chamber Members.
 

For more information email  Gini@CherokeeChamber.com
or call  770-345-0400.
2019 WORKSHOP SERIES
PRESENTED BY:


The Do's and Don'ts When Trying to
Hire the Right Employee


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

LOCATION: 
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce 
Terrace Level

Are you one of the many employers that are unsure of what you can ask a candidate in a job interview?  For instance, can an employer ask a candidate the following:  Why did you leave that job? Where do you live?  What's your commute going to be like?  Do you have a salary expectation?  How many hours can you work? 

And once you decide you like the person and want to make an offer, do you know what your offer letter should contain (and avoid)?

Many have commented that the most important component to hiring a good long-term employee is understanding the application and interviewing process.  Unfortunately, too many employers are frozen by the tangled web of employment laws that they don't ask the necessary questions or they are so focused on filling a position that they forget to truly assess the needs of the position and compare them against a candidate's skillset. 
  
Join us as we explore the do's and don'ts of the hiring process.  Not only will we explore the legal contours of the interviewing and hiring process, but we also will discuss some tips that should help all employers in filtering through the candidate haystack to find the proverbial needle that suits your culture and the duties of the open position.

INSTRUCTOR:
 Brad Adler
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP


COST:
Members: $25; after 10/2: $30
Future Members: $45

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

2019 PRESENTING SPONSOR:   


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
4:30 - 6:00 PM

SPONSORED BY:
Medical Office Building
470 Northside Cherokee Blvd.,  Canton

This event will include a "Progressive Tour" of the facility with the following schedule: 

4:35 - 4:50 pm:   1 st  Floor Tour
4:50 - 5:05 pm:   2 nd  Floor Tour
5:05 - 5:20 pm:   3 rd  Floor Tour
5:20 - 5:35 pm:   4 th  Floor Tour 
5:35 - 5:50 pm:   Terrace Level Tour 

COST: 
Chamber Member pay in advance: $5 
(due by 5 PM, Friday, 10/11)

Chamber Member on-site: $10

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

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




PRESENTED BY:      

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD
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.
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th
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
Holiday Shopping
Santa's Workshop
Santa's Sweet Shop
Restaurant Raffle


  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.
FROM OUR SPONSOR

 
Do you know who is coming to your website and how they got there?
 
Join UGA SBDC at Kennesaw State University Area Director and Google Certified Instructor, Drew Tonsmeire at the Understanding Your Website Traffic Workshop and learn how to use two powerful tools -- Google Analytics and Search Console to track and understand your website traffic.
 
Learn who your website visitors are; how they found your website; how effective your website is and how you can use this data to improve your online presence.

Wednesday, October 16th
9 am - 11 am

KSU Center
Room 401, 3333 Busbee Dr.
Kennesaw, GA

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

For questions,
please contact Carole Arnold
at 470.578.6450
or
carnold@georgiasbdc.org .

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


You are invited to attend a
 
Candidate Forum

Sponsored by:
Cherokee County Farm Bureau
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
& Cagle's Family Farm

Tuesday, October 8th
6:00 PM
 
Location:
Cagle's Family Farm at Conns Creek
5267 Conns Creek Rd, Ball Ground
 
All local, state and national candidates running for office in 2019 are invited to attend. Each candidate will have the opportunity to speak if they have opposition. Those candidates with no op-position will be introduced. Questions from the audience will follow. Current elected officials will be introduced. 2020 Announced Candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves. Everyone will have time to meet & greet the candidates before and after the event. Homemade ice cream will be served by Boy Scout Troop #465. Soft drinks, water and peanuts will be provided by Cherokee County Farm Bureau.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 4th
to the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Office at 770-479-1481, Ext 0 or SFPahl@GFB.org.

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 through 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:


  
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, October 17th
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 
2019 PRESENTING SPONSOR:



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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
8:00-9:30 AM

Breakfast Provided

SPONSORED BY: 

PROGRAM: 
Express Lanes Update

SPEAKER: 
Tim Matthews, Program Manager
Major Mobility Investment Program
Georgia Department of Transportation

LOCATION:  
The Chambers at City Center
8534 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188

THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND. 

Please RSVP to  GIni@CherokeeChamber.com
 or  online!


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH
7:00 AM 

sPONSORED BY:

  

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, November 5th.

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


A SPECIAL "THANK YOU"  TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WHO CELEBRATED THEIR FIRST YEAR OF CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP
IN SEPTEMBER! 

Eagle Business Credit, LLC
eat at river park
First Choice Haircuts BarberShop
Five Star Painting of NW Atlanta
Focus Pest Management, LLC
Kimley Horn
Matiak Foundation, Inc.
The Goddard School of Woodstock
US Health Advisors - Cheryl Farmer

Your Input is Needed!  
  
Please take time to complete the Chamber's 20 20 Legislative Survey by visiting the link below.  If you completed the survey at Good Morning Cherokee, your responses have already been processed.
 


Canton Termite & Pest Control 

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