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December 11, 2020
KSU SBDC
The Most Trusted Resource
for Small Business

The UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University offers entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses in Cobb and Cherokee County the tools and information they need to thrive.

As part of their mission to grow Georgia’s businesses and educate business owners, the UGA SBDC at KSU offers no-cost, confidential business consulting services paired with classes and training programs for established business owners and those starting a business.

In addition to free, one-on-one consulting services, they offer continuing education in a variety of subjects, including:

Loan preparation
Pricing strategies
Financial score-carding
Digital marketing strategy and SEO
Website audit
HR audit
Business plan development
Product development

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 470.578.6450, email Kennesaw@georgiasbdc.org or visit
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.
SUPPORTED BY:
It’s that time of year again! The holidays are fast approaching. There is so much to do! The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, along with these supporting businesses and organizations, encourage you to support your community this holiday season and beyond!
Register now for 2021 Standing Reservations!

Standing reservations can save you time & money!
STANDING RESERVATIONS

Cost:
$140 for all 10 Breakfast Meetings in 2021
(Held the first Thursday of every month excluding January & July.) 

Once you make a standing reservation, you do not have to make single reservations each month!

For Chamber Members choosing to register and pay each month, the cost will be $17 per meeting.

The location for Good Morning Cherokee for February - June will be First Baptist Church Woodstock. (Doors open at 7 AM.)

The location for August - December Good Morning Cherokee breakfasts will be determined by June 2021. 

Please note: There will be no refunds issued for any reason on Good Morning Cherokee standing or monthly reservations*.

*We are optimistic that we will be able to meet in person for all ten Good Morning Cherokee breakfast meetings. In the event this is not possible, a virtual option will be coordinated or the event will be rescheduled.  
NO STADING RESERVATION FOR BAH IN 2021
Due to the nature of Business After Hours being held at sponsor locations of various sizes, we will plan to continue with a 50 person maximum at the beginning of 2021. Based on this limitation, we will not have Business After Hours standing reservations for 2021.
The Chamber is pleased to announce that nominees are currently being sought for the prestigious First Citizen of Cherokee County Award. The 46th Annual First Citizen will be announced during the Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 21st.

The distinct title of First Citizen of Cherokee County is bestowed upon a man or woman who has resided in the county for a minimum of five years and has shown significant meritorious service to his or her community through family, civic and/or religious involvement. A panel of out-of-town judges carefully reviews the accomplishments of each applicant and the winner is chosen based upon merit

All applications must be submitted by
Noon, Wednesday,
January 6, 2021.
 


SmithTech Consulting
678-612-7272
Technology Services


Spectrum Neurosurgical Specialists -
A Northside Network Provider
770-721-9540
Healthcare


Lance Murphy
AMP IT Pros
678-897-0959
Information Technology Services

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.
 



DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 5PM, MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021. 

The award winners will be announced during the Chamber’s Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2020 at First Baptist Church Woodstock. Chamber members should watch their email for Annual Meeting details.

2021
Cherokee County
Chamber of Commerce Map

Put your business on the map, the Chamber Map that is!
Benefits:  

  • Widely distributed by the Chamber & advertisers
  • Professional, full-color street map
  • 12+ month shelf life
  • Limited ad space - act fast
  • 5,000 maps printed
 
Anticipated delivery: February 2021
Interested in advertising? Simply email Info@CherokeeChamber.com then your information will be shared with the publisher who will provide all details regarding pricing, ad design, etc.
Meet & Eat
Join us for an hour of lunch & networking with fellow business leaders and your Chamber President & CEO, Pam Carnes!

This networking opportunity will allow you to enjoy lunch 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.
Monday, December 14th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SPONSORED BY: 
Kaiser Permanente
LOCATION:
Chamber Terrace Level
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton


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

Deadline to register:
5pm on Friday, 12/11.

Refunds are not provided for this event.



MEAL ENJOYED FROM:

Frosty Frog Creamery & Café
Thursday, December 17th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SPONSORED BY: 
The Phoenix at Union Hill
LOCATION:
Chamber Terrace Level
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton


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

Deadline to register:
Noon on Wednesday, 12/16.

Refunds are not provided for this event.



MEAL ENJOYED FROM:
Tropical SMOOTHIE Café

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members. 

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

Power Hour
Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber Board 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!

PRESENTED BY:

Tuesday, December 15th


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


LOCATION:
Chamber Terrace Level*
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114


COST:
$5 for Members / $10 for Future Members

Due to COVID-19 and limiting the number of attendees,
advanced registration is required and due by 5 PM on 12/14.

*Based on social distancing requirements outlined in the State of Georgia's latest Executive Order, you are aware that at this time groups of 50 or less may gather without separation. Please note that we are being intentionally cautious, so distancing measures will be in place. Face masks are not required, yet we understand some attendees will be more comfortable wearing them. This is both understandable and appreciated. (This information is subject to change based upon modifications to the State of Georgia's Executive Order.)
Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 
2020 PRESENTING SPONSOR:
This is a great networking opportunity!
Out of concern for your safety and health during the holiday season, Hasty | Pope | Davies encourages you to enjoy Business After Hours via a virtual platform in December!

Join us on Zoom on December 15th from 4:30 - 5:30 PM for networking and the annual attendance incentive drawing!

We will miss gathering with everyone at The Rock Barn as previously planned, yet we look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom!
 
December Business After Hours
Tuesday, December 15th
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Standing Reservations:
All standing reservation holders will be able to attend this virtual event. You do not need to make a separate reservation. 

Single Registrations:
If you do not hold a standing reservation for 2020 Business After Hours events, you may register below through Noon on Monday, December 14th. 


The Zoom link to join this virtual event will be sent to all single registrations and all standings reservation holders by Noon on Tuesday, December 15th.

Chamber Members: $5

Future Members: $10
Hi, just a reminder that you're receiving this email because you are a member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. Don't forget to add Paula@CherokeeChamber.com to your address book so we'll be sure to land in your inbox!
 
770-345-0400