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December 13, 2019
CHAMBER SHIRT FRIDAY!


Who are you going to call for your business fiber internet solutions?

Kinetic Business by Windstream is proud to serve the local businesses of Canton/Holly Springs.  This has been an exciting year of expansion for the company enabling them to offer business customers fiber internet solutions - with speeds all the way up to 1 Gbps - at astonishingly affordable prices as well as next-generation voice solutions, like OfficeSuite UC®. In fact, Windstream was recently recognized in research firm Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service Worldwide 2019 report for OfficeSuite UC®, a feature-rich, cloud-based unified communications and collaboration solution that integrates voice, video and instant messaging and is optimized for mobility with anywhere, anytime, any device access. Over the past three years, Windstream has invested over $260M in their Georgia network and the momentum continues into 2020 as they expand their fiber optic broadband connections to even more Georgia towns. Windstream looks forward to servicing even more Canton/Holly Springs businesses in 2020.




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.

CONGRATULATIONS!


Congratulations to Jessica Fleetwood with Priority One Security for winning the $250 end of the year Business After Hours incentive drawing, sponsored by Hasty Pope, LLP! All Chamber Members who have attended a meeting in the 2019 Business After Hours Networking Series, presented by AT&T Georgia were entered to win!


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:
 
 TUESDAY, December 17th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COST: 
$20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required &  spacis limited.
Deadline to register: Noon on Monday, 12/16

THIS MONTH'S MEET & EAT
WILL BE HELD AT:
   
Stratus Kitchen & Bar
400 Laurel Canyon Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114

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 2020 Chair, David Simmons, 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, January 14th 
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 

  
 49TH ANNUAL MEETING
 
PRESENTED BY:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020
    
Registration & Networking: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  
Lunch & Program: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Former Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

  LOCATION: 
NSH-C Cherokee Conference Center  
located in the  
Cherokee County Administrative Building
1130 Bluffs Parkway 
Canton, GA 30114

Join us as we recognize incoming and outgoing members of our Board of Directors, thank our 2019 Board Chair, and welcome our 2020 Board Chair! We will also name the Chamber's Volunteer of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Excellence in Customer Service Award winner, Green Business of the Year, Non-profit of the Year and Cherokee County's First Citizen.
 
SINGLE TICKET: $70 
RESERVED TABLES ARE AVAILABLE 
FOR GROUPS OF EIGHT ($560).

Reserved tables will be given first priority in seating. 
No refunds.

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


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


Take some time to work ON your business and not just in it!   For over 30 years, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University has helped small businesses in Cobb and Cherokee County with no cost one-to-one consulting.  The UGA SBDC at Kennesaw State University is a member of the University of Georgia SBDC, a statewide service program funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Let us help you with your business.
 
Our staff of business consultants includes:
  • Google Certified instructor & SEO/SEM experts
  • CPA & commercial real estate investor
  • Former SBA Lender & SHRM Certified
  • Growth strategy specialist
  Services include:
  • Website Audit
  • Growth Strategy
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Financial Score Card
  • Quickbooks Assistance
  • Buying/Selling a Business
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Conventional and SBA Financing 
We are located at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Suite 500, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Appointments available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  Call us at 470.578.6450 or email at kennesaw@georgiasbdc.org.
QUICK LINKS
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Special Offers
CherokeeChamber.com



STANDING
BREAKFAST reservation
 

COST: 
$140 for all 10 breakfast meetings 

2020 Cost:
Chamber Member Pay in Advance: $17
Chamber Member Pay at the Door: $22
Future Members: $30




STANDING
bah RESERVATION
 

COST:  
$40 for all 10 Business After Hours networking events 

2020 Cost:
Chamber Member Pay in Advance: $5
Chamber Member Pay at the Door: $10
Future Members: $10


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


SMALL BUSINESS
OF THE YEAR

Small Business of the Year recognition is designed to emphasize the importance of small business to Cherokee County's economy.
 
EXCELLENCE IN
CUSTOMER SERVICE

The Excellence in Customer Service award is designed to emphasize the importance of customer service, and the winner should consistently demonstrate excellence in service and/or hospitality.
 
NON-PROFIT
OF THE YEAR

Non-Profit of the Year recognition is designed to emphasize the importance of non-profit organizations to Cherokee County's quality of life.
 
GREEN BUSINESS
OF THE YEAR

The Going Green recognition program is designed with the intention of encouraging the community to implement green practices that conserve community resources while helping businesses thrive. Eligible Chamber Member businesses may apply for the 2020 Green Business of the Year Award throughout the month of December 2019. Simply complete the online Going Green Recognition Form below.

Contact Jessica@CherokeeChamber.com to confirm your eligibility


Deadline to APPLY is
5pm, Monday, January 6th.

The winners will be announced during the Chamber's 49th Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton.
 
   
2019 PRESENTING SPONSOR:   


TUESDAY, January 28th 
4:30 - 6:00 PM

SPONSORED BY:
  

Location:
WellStar Cherokee Health Park
1120 WellStar Way, Holly Springs
 
COST: 
Chamber Member pay in advance: $5 
(due by 5 PM, Friday, 1/24)

Chamber Member on-site: $10

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

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

Register Online!

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