The ChamberLink
March 8, 2019



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.

VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER

Chamber Board Chair John Barker, Owner of Delphi Global Technology presenting Chamber Volunteer of the Quarter DeeDee Doeckel with Cherokee FOCUS her award.

The Chamber is pleased to announce that DeeDee Doeckel, with Cherokee FOCUS, has been named the Chairman's Council Volunteer of the Quarter for first quarter 2019. She was honored during the Chamber's March Good Morning Cherokee breakfast networking event.

Members of the Chairman's Council are accepted by invitation only from the Chamber's Board Chair. The Chairman's Council members are invited to attend Ribbon Cuttings & Ground Breakings, Coffee & Connections...For New Members and special invitation Chamber meetings that aren't open to the general membership.

In determining the Volunteer of the Quarter, attendance at Chamber events is evaluated for all members of the Chairman's Council. "There was no doubt when naming this quarter's honoree as DeeDee has attended many Chamber events since the first of the year," said John Barker, Chamber Board Chair and Owner of Delphi Global Technology.




The Chamber is pleased to announce that nominees are currently being sought for the 201 9  Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals recognition program. The Top 10 in 10 'Young Professionals to Watch' initiative is designed to cultivate and showcase exceptional Cherokee County young professionals. Coordinated by the Cherokee County Chamber, in partnership with Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine, this recognition program focuses local residents between the ages of 20-40 who are considered to be Cherokee County's potential future leaders.
 
Do you know a 20-40 year old rising professional residing in Cherokee County who is an up and coming leader? Do they have their sights set on where they want to be in the next five to ten years? Perhaps that person is you. Judging criteria includes professional goals, volunteer/community activities as well as past professional achievements and awards.
 
 
All nominations must be submitted by Noon,  Tuesday, March 19th .
For further details, please contact the Chamber at 770-345-0400
 or email Pam@CherokeeChamber.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
2019 PRESENTIG SPONSOR:


This is a great networking opportunity!
 
Tuesday, march 12th
4:30 - 6:00 PM

Sponsored By:

Located At:
NH-C Conference Center 
located in the 
Cherokee Co. Administration Bldg 
1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton

Cost:
Chamber Member pay in advance cost: $5
(due by 5 PM on Friday, March 8th)

Chamber Member on-site cost: $10

Future Member: $10


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

sponsored by:

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

Thursday, March 21st
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

THIS MONTH'S MEET & EAT WILL BE HELD AT:  
 
LongHorn Steakhouse
1420 Towne Lake Parkway,  Woodstock

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members.

For more information email Gini@CherokeeChamber.com
or call  770-345-0400.




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!

Tuesday, March 26th
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 


THURSDAY, April 4th
7:00 AM 


Will you accept the challenge?
IT'S EASY!

Bring a future-member with you
to breakfast so they can benefit from the Chamber experience.  


Co-SPONSORED BY:
      

sPEAKER:
Mark Butler
Georgia's Commissioner of Labor


chamber Member COST
Pay In Advance Registration: $17
Pay at the Door Registration: $22

+ONE Challenge
April Special Discounted 
Future Member Cost:

Future Member in Advance Registration: $17
Future Member Pay at the Door Registration: $22

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

Chamber Member Pay in Advanced Registration
is due by 3 PM, Tuesday, April 2nd.

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



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


2nd Annual Digital Marketing Conference Brings Amazon, MailChimp, and Google to Kennesaw State University    

Amazon, MailChimp, Google, Cox Media Group, Elf on the Shelf and other high-profile companies are sending marketing experts to the 2019 Digital Marketing Conference at the KSU Center on Thursday, April 4th. In its second year, the full-day conference hosted by UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University (UGA SBDC at KSU) shows small business owners and other professionals how they can use digital marketing strategies to better connect with new and existing customers.
 
The 2019 Digital Marketing Conference features speakers from some of the largest and most influential players in the digital marketing space. "We are excited to bring together a great line up of presenters again this year. Attendees will learn actionable take-aways they can implement into their business or professional lives. This is an opportunity to learn how to utilize the latest trends in digital marketing to increase sales and brand awareness from the experts," says Drew Tonsmeire, area director for the UGA SBDC at KSU.  
 
Presenters at this year's Digital Marketing Conference include:
  • Charles LaHeist, Amazon Web Services 
  • Pete Stafford, Cox Media Group 
  • Jenn Green, MailChimp
  • Amani Channel, Writer/Producer, Fox 5 Atlanta
  • Esther Lippman,  Elf on the Shelf
  • Jessica Ludolph, Aware Media, former Client Partner Facebook & Instagram
  • Demming Bass, Google
  • Jason Dominy, Flat Six Services 
Conference sessions will cover a wide range of digital marketing concepts, including:
  • Developing a Comprehensive Overall Marketing Strategy
  • Beyond Email Marketing to Multi-Channel   
  • Create Thumb-Stopping Videos for Your Business
  • Paid Social Media Advertising Metrics
  • Using Data to Drive Growth                                                                       
The conference is open to everyone. Limited seating available. Register early - last year's conference sold out.
 
Thursday, April 4th
8 AM - 3:30 PM

LOCATION: 
KSU Center
3333 Busbee Drive, Room 401, Kennesaw

Cost:  $149
EARLY ENROLLMENT DISCOUNT Just $99
if you register by March 22 - a $50 savings!
 
QUICK LINKS
Chamber Events Calendar
Like us on Facebook!
Special Offers
CherokeeChamber.com


2019 Workshop Series Presented By:



Wednesday, MARCH 20TH
9:00 AM - 11:00 am

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level


Optimize Your Digital Footprint

Presented by
Drew Tonsmeire, KSU Small Business Development Center

According to Google, 92% of consumer purchases initiate with an online local search.  Are your customers finding you? Learn how to improve your organic rankings through search engine optimization techniques.  We will show how tools such as Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and Google My Business can help you connect you with your customers during their engagement searches.

COST:
Members: $25; after 3/13: $30
Future Members: $45
 
RSVP to Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com or 770-345-0040.  

 


2019 PRESENTING SPONSOR:



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

Friday, March 22nd
8:00-9:30 am

Breakfast Provided

Sponsored By: 

Program: 

Regional Water Issues:
The Metro Water District's Impact
on Cherokee County and the Region

Speaker: 
Katherine Zitsch, Director
Metro Water District

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!

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