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April 30, 2021
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 Webinar
How to Buy a Business

Wednesday, May 5th
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Cost: $39

Starting a business from scratch isn’t the only path to entrepreneurship! Did you know a rapidly growing trend is entrepreneurship through acquisition? It’s also an alternative way to grow an existing business. Buying a business can be far less risky and easier to finance than starting one. This program will provide entrepreneurs with guidance to search, assess value, finance, and execute a business acquisition. This session will include an attorney and franchise broker who will discuss their roles in business acquisition. 

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.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet
& Ice Cream Shop 
Restaurants, Gifts, Retail

North Atlanta Primary Care 

Rebekah Gibson Real Estate
Real Estate
Looking to save a little $CASH for that summer vacation? The Bray Agency can help! Finally, VERIFIED MILEAGE IS HERE!!! 😊  

  • COVID have you working from home permanently?
  • Have a car you never drive but are paying for coverage like you do?
  • Retired and driving less miles?

Auto rates have dropped dramatically in Georgia, yet if The Bray Agency can verify your mileage is low, you can save even more!

You will be glad you did!

Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber Board Chair, Adam Smith, 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!


Tuesday, May 4th
10:00 - 11:00 AM

$5 for Members / $10 for Future Members

Chamber Terrace Level
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114

Advanced registration is required and due by 5 PM on 5/3.

Face mask are not required, yet we understand some attendees will be more comfortable wearing them. This is both understandable and appreciated.

Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400
or Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 
Attend this month's Good Morning Cherokee
in-person or virtually!


Thursday, May 6th

7:00 - 7:45 AM: Check-in & Networking
7:45 - 7:55 AM: Breakfast Distribution
8:00 - 8:45 AM: Program
8:45 - 9:00 AM: Networking

Woodstock First Baptist Church - Chapel
11905 Highway 92, Woodstock

Dr. Spencer Lee
Cherokee Lung & Sleep Specialists

Attendees will be able to network before & after the program both inside in the pre-function area adjacent to the chapel as well as outside. There will be ample space to maintain social distance.

When we go into the chapel for the program where social distancing is encouraged, attendees will receive a boxed breakfast and bottle of water from Center Cut Catering.

Chamber Member In-Person: $17
Chamber Member Streaming: $17
Future Member In-Person: $30
Future Member Streaming: $30

Everyone who registers to attend, along with all GMC standing reservation holders, will receive an email with event details by noon on May 5th.

A link will be sent to those registered with the streaming option by Noon on 5/5. All standing reservation holders will automatically receive the link for streaming and have the option to attend in person or use that link. 

If you do not have a GMC standing reservation, you must register in advance by 3 PM on the Tuesday prior to GMC in order to attend.

We will NOT be able to register attendees on-site.

You may register by clicking below, by emailing
or calling our office at 770-345-0400.
Wednesday, May 12th
First Baptist Woodstock - Chapel
11905 Highway 92
Woodstock, 30188

Networking & Boxed Lunch Distribution:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch & Program:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp

Single Ticket: $50
(Includes boxed lunch)
First priority seating for reserved rows of eight ($400).

Streaming Single Ticket: $25

No refunds.

The deadline for registration is Thursday, May 6th.
The following awards will be presented:
Volunteer of the Year
Small Business of the Year
Excellence in Customer Service Award 
Green Business of the Year
Nonprofit of the Year
First Citizen of Cherokee County
Face masks are not required, yet we understand some attendees will be more comfortable wearing them. This is both understandable and appreciated.

Tuesday, May 18th
4:30 - 6:00 PM
700 Freedom Boulevard, Canton

Please note: Attendance will be limited to 75, and this event will be held in the outdoor garden (rain or shine!) at The Arbor at BridgeMill. (Tents provided in the event of inclement weather.)

$5 for Members
$10 Future Members

Face masks are not required, yet we understand some attendees will be more comfortable wearing them. This is both understandable and appreciated. 

Advanced Registration is required by this Friday, May 14th.
We will not be able to register attendees on-site.

Wednesday, May 19th
10:00 - 11:00 AM

One Thing I Wish I Knew About SEO is ____.

Michelle Edwards

Join Michelle Edwards, owner of Magnetize.ME, as she takes you behind the scenes and looks at your website through the eyes of Google. Search Engine Optimization is no longer a mystery.

This webinar is ideal for business owners, marketing directors, and webmasters who want to know what to look for in their websites.

We will analyze as many websites as possible, answer your questions about SEO, and give you solid takeaways to help your business online.

Cost: $10
Contact the Chamber at 770-345-0400 or
Programs@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 

Labs for Learning Payment PolicyPayment 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.
Thursday, May 20th
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! 

Please note that we will have these Meet & Eat events at the Chamber - in our Terrace Level, so that there will be plenty of space for social distancing.

Face mask are not required, yet we understand some attendees will be more comfortable wearing them. This is both understandable and appreciated.

Chamber Terrace Level
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton

 $20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required,
& space is limited.

Deadline to register:
Noon on Wednesday, 5/19.

Refunds are not provided for this event.

The meal will include your choice of meal and smoothie. 

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members. 

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!

Wednesday, May 26th
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
(The meeting link will be emailed to you.)

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

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