The ChamberLink
January 4, 2019





Happy 2019! 
 
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7768 Cumming Hwy, Suite 400
Canton, GA  30115
678-880-8377  
 



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

PRESENTED BY:


This is a great networking opportunity!
 
Tuesday, January 15TH
4:30 - 6:00 PM

Sponsored By:
 
700 Freedom Boulevard
Canton, GA 30114 

Cost for 2019 Business After Hours:
 
Standing Reservation: $40
Save time & money!
This standing reservation covers all 10 Business After Hours networking events in 2019.
(Register for a Business After Hours Standing Reservation HERE.)
 
Chamber Member pay in advance cost: $5
(due by 5 PM on Friday, January 11th)

Chamber Member on-site cost: $10

Future Member: $10



THE OFFICERS & DIRECTORS OF THE    
CHEROKEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  
Cordially Invite You  to Attend Our
  
 48TH ANNUAL MEETING
 
PRESENTED BY:


THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019
    
Registration & Networking: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Lunch & Program: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Trudy Cathy White

Trudy Cathy White is a native Georgian and the daughter of the late Jeannette and S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, Inc. She is a speaker, author, dedicated wife, mother of four and grandmother of fifteen.  Every day she is fueled by her passion to be intentional with her influence.  
 
LOCATION: 
NSH-C Cherokee Conference Center  
located in the  
Cherokee County Administrative Building
1130 Bluffs Parkway 
Canton, GA 30114
 
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.  

Online registration available by clicking here.

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! 

Tuesday, January 29th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COST:
$20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, and space is limited.
Deadline to register: Noon on Monday, 1/28


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

Frosty Frog Creamery & Cafe
6205 Hickory Flat Hwy, Suite 112
Canton, GA 30115

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members.

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

 

A special "Thank You"  to the following members
who celebrated their first year of Chamber membership in December!

ACME Property Group, LLC
Blush Pink Weddings
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
East Cherokee Veterinary Clinic
Fairfield Inn & Suites Woodstock
Fairways of Canton
Hampton Inn Woodstock
Keller Williams Partners - Hollingsworth & Company Real Estate
Stratus Kitchen & Bar
Tropical Smoothie Cafe


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.
 
F ROM OUR SPONSOR



"If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might tell six friends. If you make customers unhappy on the internet, they can tell 6,000."   -  Jeff Bezos of Amazon 
 
 
With the rise of social media, the concept of 'word of mouth' is more powerful than ever before. An unhappy customer can tell thousands of people - and so can a happy customer. However, happy customers do not just happen by chance.
 
Today's consumers have different expectations when it comes to customer relations. In some instances, the consumer actually prefers dealing with an application versus individual but in others, a human touch is required. Organizations need to redefine their approach to customer service by creating an environment focused on providing exemplary customer service to keep their customers happy and loyal.
 
On Wednesday, January 16th, the UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University (UGA SBDC at KSU) is hosting a three-hour workshop:  Exemplary Customer Service for the 21st Century taught by  Daniel McCoy, Business Consultant, University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University; Certified Professional, SHRM. This workshop will explore today's customer service challenges that businesses and professionals face and discuss real world strategies to help an organization become a leader in exemplary customer service.  

 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
9 AM - NOON

LOCATION: 
KSU Center
3333 Busbee Drive, Room 401
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Cost:
Each session is ONLY $49 PER PERSON
Buy 2 or more and get 50% off per seat (1st seat regular price)
 

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


2019 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.

 
2019 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.


 
2019 NON-PROFIT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Non-Profit of the Year recognition designed to emphasize the importance of non-profit organizations to Cherokee County's quality of life.


 
2019 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.  The Green Business of the Year will be awarded to the company with the most improvements on their pledge form compared to the prior year.



Deadline to APPLY is
Noon, Friday, January 11, 2019.
 
The winners will be announced during the Chamber's 48th Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton.  
DON'T FORGET  TO MAKE YOUR
2019 standing reservations!



STANDING BREAKFAST RESERVATION 

COST: 
$130 for all 10 breakfast meetings 

2019 Cost:
Chamber Member Pay in Advance: $17
Chamber Member Pay at the Door: $22
Future Members: $30




STANDING Business After Hours RESERVATION  

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

2019 Cost:
Chamber Member Pay in Advance: $5
Chamber Member Pay at the Door: $10
Future Members: $10


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

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, January 31st
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 


Provident Village at Canton
Family Life Publications




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