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The ChamberLink
January 14, 2022
KSU SBDC
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 Webinars: 
 

Thursday, February 3rd
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: $39

Who is the world's largest customer? Our government. The federal government alone typically purchases $400+ BILLION in goods and services. Last year, over $100 billion was awarded to small businesses. With the new Infrastructure Bill that recently passed, the share of contracts going to small, disadvantaged businesses will be increased by 50 percent by 2025. For Fiscal Year 2022, that translates into spending 11 percent of governmentwide procurement dollars on small, disadvantaged businesses.
The opportunity is tremendous. However, new small businesses entering government contracting face significant time-consuming and costly challenges. Learn how to gain a strategic foothold in public sector procurement and how certifications can help. Attend this introductory program to understand the typical procurement process and how you can more efficiently gain a foothold in federal contracting. 



Monday, February 7th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Cost: $29

Want to leverage digital tools and platforms to help grow your business but don’t know where to begin? There are lots of free options available (including Canva, Mailchimp, Calendly, LucidChart, etc…) Join us for this session of Marketing Monday: Free Digital Platforms and Tools for Small Business and learn from marketing guru Laura Thompson as she discusses the types of tools available along with recommendations for how best to support your business needs.

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.
Canton Optimist Club
Michael Starosto
Nonprofit Organizations


Coosa Valley Credit Union
Stephanie Graves

 
Dog House Boxing &
and Fitness, LLC
Adam Pina
Health & Fitness


Fashioned For Travel
Willie Mae Oyogoa
Travel

 
Star Light Learning Academy
at Canton
Shenette Zachary
Child Care Centers 
PRESENTED BY:
Join us as we recognize incoming and outgoing members of our Board of Directors, thank our 2021 Board Chair, and welcome our 2022 Board Chair! We will also name the Chamber's Volunteer of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Excellence in Customer Service Award winner, Non-Profit of the Year and Cherokee County's First Citizen.
Thursday, January 20th
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
LOCATION:
NSH-C Cherokee Conference Center
located in the
Cherokee County Administrative Building
1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
RODNEY BULLARD
Executive Director, Chick-fil-A Foundation
Single Ticket: $75
First priority seating for reserved tables of eight ($600).

No refunds.

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



2022 STANDING RESERVATIONS
2022 STANDING
GOOD MORNING CHEROKEE RESERVATION 

COST:
$150 for all 10 Breakfast

SINGLE BREAKFAST COST:
Member Pay in Advance: $18
Member On-Site: $23
Future Members: $30
2022 STANDING
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS RESERVATION

COST:
$45 for all 10 Events

SINGLE EVENT COST:
Member Pay in Advance:$5
Member On-Site: $10
Future Members: $10
For more information email Gini@CherokeeChamber.com
or call 770-345-0400.
SERIES SPONSOR:
Tuesday, January 25th
4:30 – 6:00 PM

SPONSOR LOCATION:
In Harmony Pediatric Therapy
9880 Hickory Flat Highway
Woodstock, 30188


COST:
Chamber Members (advance): $5
Chamber Members (on-site): $10
Future Members: $10


Advance registration is due by 5 PM on Friday, 1/21 to receive a printed name tag and advance pricing.

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


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

Use Promo Code Chamber22 to receive member price!
SPONSORED BY:
Webinar
(The link will be emailed to registrants the day before the session.)


Wednesday, January 26th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business in 2022

PRESENTED BY:
Demming Bass, Grow with Google

Video marketing is highly effective in boosting brand awareness, generating leads, increasing sales, and connecting with your audience. Did you know YouTube is now the second-largest search engine in the world (behind Google) with over 2 billion monthly logged-in users watching 1 billion hours of video per day?
 
Even more staggering is the fact that YouTube reaches 91% of the online population in the United States. Today, when people want to know how to do something, they often turn to YouTube first!
 
By the end of this webinar, Grow With Google Trainer Demming Bass will educate you on how to:

 - create and brand a home/channel for your business on YouTube,
 - design videos that capture the audience and achieve the goals of the business,
 - organize the channel to attract viewers interested in your company's product/services,
 - promote your business with video (even to those with short attention spans), and
 - stream videos with YouTube Live directed at growing your customer base.

As an added bonus, attendees will receive a special link for up to $100 in Google Ads FREE matching ad credit (first-time users). Register today as spots are limited and will go fast for this non-recorded webinar.
COST:
$10

For more information contact 
Meagan Nicholson at 770-345-0400 or Meagan@CherokeeChamber.com.

Thursday, January 27th
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! 

SPONSORED BY: 
THIS MONTH'S MEET & EAT WILL BE HELD AT :
Frosty Frog Creamery & Cafe
6205 Hickory Flat Highwa, Suite 112 
Canton, GA 30115


COST:
 $20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, & space is limited.
Refunds are not provided for this event.
Deadline to register, Noon on Wednesday, 1/26.


Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members. 

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


Contact the Chamber at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@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!


Thursday, January 27th
2:00 - 3:00 PM

NO COST
(The meeting link will be emailed to you.)


Contact the Chamber at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 
Thursday, February 3rd

6:30 - 7:30 AM
Registration & Pre-Event Networking

7:00 AM
Ballroom Opens & Buffet Breakfast Available

7:30 AM
Buffet Closes & Program Begins

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Post-Event Networking


SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE
Email Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for sponsorship information. 

LOCATION:
Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center
located in the 
Cherokee County Administration Building
1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton


COST:
Chamber Member Pay in Advance Registration: $18
Chamber Member On-Site Registration: $23
Future Members: $30

If you do not have a GMC standing reservation, you must register by 3 PM on the Tuesday prior to the event to receive a printed name tag and advance pricing. Attendees without advance reservations will be invoiced following the event, as there will be no on-site payments.

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

OR
Purchase a 2022 Standing
Good Morning Cherokee Reservation

COST:
$150 for all 10 Breakfast
PRESENTED BY:
Tuesday, February 8th
Doors open at 8:00 AM for networking!
Program starts at 8:15 AM.

LOCATION:
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. 

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


Contact Kaylee Jones at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.
Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber Board Chair, Brian Stevens, 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 promotional items from your business for the share table!

PRESENTED BY:
Thursday, February 17th
10:00 - 11:00 AM


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


LOCATION:
Chamber Board Room
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton


Advance registration by 5 PM on 2/16 is appreciated but not required.


Contact the Chamber at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 


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

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