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The ChamberLink
May 13, 2022
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.

Upcoming Workshops:

Monday, May 16th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Convenient webinar 

Cost: $29

Some people think one campaign, or a single marketing vehicle, can take a prospect from awareness into consideration, prove your credibility and value, and then close a sale. Maybe this is true if you’re selling gumballs, but almost every other business requires a funnel approach. Modo Modo Agency CEO Moira Vetter will discuss what a funnel is, what the stages of consideration and purchase, are and how to ensure you have all the types of marketing content you need to win the business every time. 


Wednesday, May 25th
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Available as webinar
or in-person at:
KSU Center, Room 460
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Cost: $39

If you ever wondered what's involved in getting a business loan, we have a workshop for you. This workshop discusses traditional and non-traditional financing options to finance a start-up or growing business. Presenter Antonio Barrios of the UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University will explain different financing options, such as bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, non-bank lenders, private investors and the myths and realities of grant funding, and how to pick the right financing options.

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.

Call 770-345-0400
or email
for more information!

Diamond Amusements & Entertainment
Chad Hogan
Amusements; ATMs

Dive Southern Coastal Kitchen
Kip Lowery

Reid Moore
Enjoy Cherokee Magazine and WLJA 101.1 FM
Sponsor Retiring Educators Recognition
The Chamber's Education Committee, in partnership with Enjoy Cherokee Magazine and WLJA 101.1 FM, is recognizing retiring educators from the Cherokee County School District by donating funds to the Sequoyah Regional Library System. The funds will be used to purchase books for the library branches located in Cherokee County. The books will include a label recognizing all faculty, staff and administrators who retired during the 2021-2022 school year. Each retiree will receive notification that a book is being donated in their honor.

“This is the thirteenth year the Chamber has acknowledged retiring educators for their valuable contribution to the lives of students in Cherokee County. The Chamber is pleased to partner with Enjoy Cherokee Magazine and WLJA 101.1 FM in this tribute to Cherokee County’s educators,” shared Chamber President & CEO Pam Carnes. 

The mission of the Cherokee County Chamber, a Georgia Certified Chamber of Commerce, is to promote business and the community while expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life. For more information on the Chamber and its programs, visit CherokeeChamber.com.
Tuesday, May 17th
4:30 – 6:00 PM

The Arbor at BridgeMill
700 Freedom Boulevard, Canton

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

Advance registration is due by 5 PM on Friday, 5/13 to receive a printed name tag and advance pricing.

Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.
Thursday, May 19th
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! 


Taqueria Tsunami 
915 Ridgewalk Parkway, Suite 470 
Woodstock GA, 30188

 $20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, & space is limited.
Refunds are not provided for this event.
Deadline to register, Noon on Wednesday, May 18th.

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members. 
Contact Kaylee Dempsey at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 
Regional Issues Awareness focuses on topics that effect not only Cherokee County and its residents but the region as well.

Friday, May 20th
8:00 - 9:30 AM


Legislative Update by Members of the Cherokee County Delegation

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, 5/18.

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

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Strategy Focused Branding:
Fundamentals for a Well-Branded Business

Amanda Freeman
Mixie Design Co

Brand strategy isn't just for big corporations anymore. You've probably heard by now that branding is more than just a logo, but what you may not realize is that business owners who take the time to develop a comprehensive brand strategy report earnings 90% higher than their competitors in similar industries. Branding is officially a step in your business that you cannot afford to skip. However, building a brand on your own is challenging! When you are filled with questions and doubts, it might seem much easier to throw your hands up and quit. Most entrepreneurs struggle to clearly articulate the necessary components to build their brand. You are not alone, of course, but let's change your approach and turn your branding into your company's best employee!

Amanda Freeman is the owner of Mixie Design Co., an adventurous brand and web design studio in Southeast Michigan. After decades of being her own boss and working with small businesses all over the country, she has seen it all. As Amanda said, the ups and downs are inevitable for all of us, but as we come out of the pandemic fog, there is a bigger need to stand out than ever before.

In this session, the fundamentals for brand strategy success, the importance of digital experience consistency, and how you can easily create a custom strategy for your own business will be discussed. You will even walk away with a BRANDING BASICS workbook to help you dig deep into your own messaging and make small DIY adjustments with major impact. 

Amanda has been featured on numerous podcasts, in blogs and resources, and has been a "behind the scenes" content creator for some of the world's most impactful communities. She prides herself on being a small business cheerleader and is an open book when it comes to sharing the secret sauce of building better brands and websites. As a busy mom of two boys, a small business owner, a volunteer chapter leader for The Rising Tide Society, and an advocate for nonprofit organizations, Amanda is on a mission to celebrate big ideas, show off incredible ambitions, and help her clients leave a positive imprint on their communities. You can learn more about her and her company, Mixie Design Co., at www.wearemixie.com. 

COST: $10
Contact Meagan Nicholson at 770-345-0400 or 
Meagan@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.

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.
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!

Wednesday, May 25th
10:00 - 11:00 AM

$5 for Members / $10 for Future Members

Chamber Board Room
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton

Advance registration by 5 PM on 5/24 is appreciated but not required.

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

Thursday, June 2nd

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


Dr. Daniel Salinas, MD
Chief Community Clinical Integration Officer at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine

Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center
located in the 
Cherokee County Administration Building
1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton

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.
Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.
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, June 28th
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(The meeting link will be emailed to you.)

Contact Kaylee Dempsey at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 
Supporting Sponsorships Still Available!
Email Meagan at Meagan@CherokeeChamber.com!



Monday, August 15th

8:00 AM registration
9:30 AM shotgun start

Woodmont Golf and Country Club
3105 Gaddis Road, Canton

Want to get involved in this year's tournament?

Your options are:

Purchase a foursome golf team for $700.

Each purchased team includes: greens fees, boxed lunch and dinner. 
Mulligans will be offered on-site. You may purchase them in advance -
with a maximum of 2 per player / 8 per team. 
(2 for $25 / $100 per team)

Become an Eagle Sponsor for $2,500! 

Golf Fees and Cart for one foursome. Company Banner, provided by the sponsor, to be displayed at The Chamber Classic along with Company name on one HOLE sign. Recognition on CherokeeChamber.com, the Chamber's weekly e-news update - The ChamberLink, promotional emails sent to Chamber Members, the Chamber's Facebook Page & the Chamber's promotional pages in partner media outlets, as available - as well as at the Chamber's August Good Morning Cherokee breakfast.

Become a Hole or Tee Sponsor! 

Hole & Tee Sponsor/Sign Only: $150 Each
Includes: Sign with company name printed at hole(s) or tee(s). 

Hole & Tee Sponsor/On-Site: $250 Each
Includes: Sign with company name printed at hole(s) or tee(s), two complimentary lunches, 
and two tickets to attend the post-tournament celebration banquet.

Market your business by donating 100 items for Golfer Goody Bags 
AND/OR donate a Door Prize for the Celebration Banquet!
All items should be delivered to the Chamber by August 8th.

Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.
This one-day conference will feature four speakers who will share thought provoking information to be used both on the job and in life!
Friday, August 26th 
8:30 AM–3:30 PM 
(Followed by an optional campus tour from 3:30 PM-4:00 PM.)

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

$65/Chamber Members
$90/Future Members




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