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The ChamberLink
July 17, 2020
Essential Education for Entrepreneurs

In order to help small businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is currently offering all of its continuing education programming at no direct charge to small business owners, employees and prospective business owners for calendar year 2020, thanks to special funding from the CARES Act. Check out all of the available training programs on their Facebook events or training page.

no cost
registration is required

Marketing Monday:
Understanding Your Web Traffic
Part 2

Monday, July 20th
10:00 am – 11:00 am 

Drew Tonsmeire
UGA Small Business Development Center Area Director
& Google Certified Instructor

 For questions or to make an appointment with one of their business consultants, email them at kennesaw@georgiasbdc.org . They are part of a cooperative grant with the U.S. Small Business Association, UGA and Kennesaw State University so our services are at no cost to small business owners.
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.
Beginning in July, some events will return to face-to-face formats while others will be presented via virtual platforms or could be rescheduled or cancelled. 

The Chamber Office is accessible weekdays from 9 AM to Noon by appointment.  Those visitors with out appointments should call 770-345-0400 for assistance. We appreciate your understanding as the wellbeing of the Chamber Staff & Volunteers is a top priority.

Chamber Shirt Friday!
Are You An Optimist At Heart?

The Holly Springs Optimist Club (HSOC) was founded in March 2019 as a chartered member of Optimist International, a civic organization that was founded over 100 years ago. Optimist Clubs operate in 28 nations worldwide and have over 85,000 members actively involved in carrying out the Optimist slogan of "Bringing out the best in our youth, our communities and ourselves". 

HSOC is dedicated to helping youth and their families here locally in Cherokee County. Through their volunteer efforts, HSOC supports various local community and youth service programs. Some of their projects include: providing food and supplies for local food pantries, donating funds to the Holly Springs Police Department for their "Shop With A Hero" program, and providing Easter Baskets for foster children at Goshen Valley Boys Ranch. They also hold an annual Optimist International Oratorical Contest so Sequoyah High School students can gain experience in public speaking and have the opportunity to compete for a college scholarship.

Are you an Optimist at heart? If you believe that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of not only our community life, but humankind and the world, contact the Holly Springs Optimist Club to learn more!  

2Work Staffing
Staffing Services

Want to get involved in this year's tournament?

Your options are:

Purchase a foursome golf team!
Cost: $700
Each purchased team includes:
Greens fees, Boxed Lunch and Dinner 

Registration & meals will be handled following appropriate social distancing protocols.
Two players per cart unless single cart requested.

Become a Sponsor! 

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. Company name will appear on one HOLE sign, Recognition on www.CherokeeChamber.com, the Chamber's weekly e-news update - The ChamberLink, the Chamber's promotional emails sent to Chamber Members, the Chamber's Facebook Page and at the Chamber's monthly Good Morning Cherokee breakfast; Inclusion in all Press Releases for Local Media & the Chamber's promotional pages in partner media outlets, as available.

Hole & Tee Sponsor/Sign
$150 Each

Sign with company name printed at hole(s) or tee(s) 

Hole & Tee Sponsor/On-Site
$225 Each

Sign with company name printed at hole(s) or tee(s)
Two complimentary lunches
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 10th.
Please verify Chamber office hours before delivering.
Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.
with any questions!
Chamber Chatter!
No cost!
(The meeting link will be emailed to you.)

Tuesday, July 21
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, July 30
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The first eight 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 seven other Chamber Members!

Tuesday, July 21st
1 PM


Dr. Kathleen Toomey,
Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Public Health


Blake Cook,
Cofounder of Unified Standards

Join the Georgia Chamber Tuesday July 21, 2020 at 1PM as they host their next Town Hall featuring Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Public Health and Blake Cook, Cofounder of Unified Standards. Their guests will share insights on the latest information about COVID-19, contact tracing best practices, safety in the workplace and easy-to-access employee training programs.

This Town Hall is an online virtual experience, free of charge, but registration is required.

This week's Tuesday Topic was on the 2020 Census. Pam and her guest, Erin Wofford with Fair Count, discussed why it is so important to be counted.
Cherokee County’s Communications Division has launched a community survey to learn more about how constituents want to receive news and event information from the county.

The communications division was launched in early May to assist the Board of Commissioners, county manager’s office and other county government offices communicate news and events to the public.   

The survey will be open until the end of July and all responses are anonymous.
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