The ChamberLink
July 14, 2017

Interested in applying for fall semester?

Visit the Chattahoochee Technical College website at, call 770-528-4545 or email us at Eight campus locations to choose from with two in Cherokee County and many online options as well!


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 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.
Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber Chairman of the Board, Bryan Reynolds, 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 items for the share table!

Thursday, July 20th
10:00 - 11:00 am

Chamber Members:  $5
Future Members: $10
Payable at the door.  No reservation required.

Chamber of Commerce Board Room
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton 


Wednesday, July 26th
9 - 10:00 AM

  Chamber Board Room
Now that you've joined the Chamber, it's time to get oriented! Coffee & Connections provides the Chamber's newest members with the opportunity to learn more about the Chamber, its programs and benefits. Committee activities and volunteer opportunities are highlighted. Attendees also learn about their fellow new members. 
or call 770-345-0400.

7:00 AM  
Advanced Registration: $17 
On-Site Registration : $22
Future-Member Registration: $30  

NH-C Conference Center 
located in the 
Cherokee Co. Administration Bldg 
1130 Bluffs Parkway 
Canton, GA 30114  
 RSVPS due by 3 PM, Tuesday, August 1st to 
770-345-0400 or

SchmoozaPalooza is designed to bring businesses together in a fun and casual networking environment. Exhibitors will have a table top display that will allow them to promote their business and make new contacts while attendees will enjoy door prizes, food, and fun while previewing the latest products and services featured at SchmoozaPalooza.  
Tuesday, August 15th 
4:30-7:30 PM 
Located at: 

8371 Main St., Woodstock

Free Admission! 
open to the public 
A Taste of Cherokee
Door Prizes
Presented By:
Supported by:
or call 770-345-0400 to reserve your space.
 Presented by:  
"Top 10 Mistakes In An Employee Handbook
That Create Legal Exposure For Employers"

Presented by:
Brad Adler, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Wednesday, August 16
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level    

Simply stated, done right, employee handbooks provide employers with an important shield to defend against (or possibly avoid) employment claims, including claims accusing the employer of discrimination, harassment, overtime violations or breach of contract.  But done wrong, employee handbooks can be used as a sword by opportunistic plaintiff's employment lawyers to take advantage of clumsy, inaccurate or unlawful language in a handbook.  It is critical that employers review their handbook every year to ensure that the policies in their handbook keep up with their actual business practices and constantly changing employment laws.

Please join us for this workshop as we:
  • Identify some of the top mistakes that are made in an employee handbook, including within equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, confidentiality, social media, internet and email, workplace accident and substance abuse policies
  • Offer practical tips on how to enforce and manage policies in your employee handbook
  • Discuss how to update your employee handbook without raising red flags to your employees
Members: $25; after 8/8: $30
Future Members: $45
RSVP to  
or 770-345-0040. 

Register Online! 

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.

Back by popular demand . . .
 at Kennesaw State University

Presented by the US Small Business Administration and UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University.
This innovative program is an intensive, full-day workshop that will teach you everything you need to know about getting a business loan, from start to finish.

Over the last 5 years, the experts at The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) helped small business owners obtain over $722 million in capital raised through loans and equity financing.  Now you can learn from the UGA SBDC professionals at  The Credit School, a full-day intensive boot camp specifically designed for minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities held in five convenient metro-Atlanta locations.
The Credit School provides startups a nd small business owners an exclusive opportunity to learn from experts who have already helped thousands of people secure business loans. 

Key takeaways include:

  • What SBA loans are, how they work and how to get one.
  • The impact of negative personal credit and what you can do about it.
  • How bankers think and why it matters.
  • How other small business owners successfully got funded
  • Talk with commercial bankers, SBA lenders, & untraditional lenders

Just $69! Includes breakfast, lunch, and all materials.
Limited seating

Register early for 25% off - promo code credit2017

Events Calendar
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You are invited to attend a
Candidate Forum

Sponsored by:
Cherokee County Farm Bureau
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
& Cagle's Family Farm

THursday, July 27th  
6:30 PM  

Cagle's Family Farm at Conns Creek
5267 Conns Creek Rd, Ball Ground

All candidates running for office in 2017 (local, state and national) are invited to attend and each will have two minutes to speak if they have opposition. Questions from the audience will follow. Candidates with no opposition along with current elected officials will be introduced. Everyone will have time to meet & greet the candidates before and after the event. Homemade ice cream will be served by Boy Scout Troop #465. Soft Drinks, water and peanuts will be provided by Cherokee County Farm Bureau.   
Please RSVP to 770-479-1481, Ext 0 or

Join us for an hour of lunch & networking with fellow business leaders and your  Chamber President & CEO, Pam Carnes! 

Sponsored by:
     LuLaRoe Elaine Federico  

Taqueria Tsunami
915 Ridgewalk Parkway, Suite 470
Woodstock, GA 30188

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This NEW networking opportunity will get you out in the community to visit a Chamber Member restaurant while enjoying the company of fellow Chamber Members! 
 $20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, and space is limited. 
Only one representative per Chamber Member may attend.
Deadline to register: Noon on Wednesday, 8/9 
Refunds are not provided for this event.
Email for more information!

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members.  

This one day conference will feature four speakers who will
share thought provoking information to be used both on the job and in life!



8:45 AM-3 PM 
(followed by an optional campus tour from 3:15-4 PM)

Falany Performing Arts Center
7300 Reinhardt College Parkway
Waleska, GA 30183

$75/future members 
Cost includes continental breakfast, lunch, and two networking breaks. 


Email for more information!

Friday, November 3rd
11:00 am - 8:00 PM

Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center
Cherokee County Administration Bldg
1130 Bluffs Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114
Presented by:
Free Admission!
Holiday Shopping
 Children's Crafts
Santa's Workshop
Sweet Shop
Musical Performances
Sponsored by:

Chamber Members: $165
Future Members: $215
  Electricity: $25

Jingle Bell $hop Registration Form  
  Contact Jessica Porter for vendor information.
Contact  Gini Mizelle for sponsor information.
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce | 770-345-0400 | |
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114