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The ChamberLink
August 5, 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 Page.


 Monday, August 15th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Convenient webinar 


Cost: $29

Master Your Messy Marketing to Enhance Your Brilliance Online! The principles of marketing have not changed since the first products and services changed hands thousands of years ago but the WAY we market them has. Business owners have a plethora of options to choose from and many are expensive and time consuming. So, how is a business owner to know what is right for their business? The answer is…they don’t, but what they can do is keep their marketing simple. Join marketing guru Lori Lyons for this #MarketingMondayWebinar session to learn how to avoid these messy and costly mistakes and keep your business flourishing, clients happy and your bottom line smiling. 



 Wednesday, August 24
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Attend either via webinar
or in person at
KSU Center, Room 464
3333 Busbee Dr., Kennesaw


Cost: $39

Evaluating a company’s financial health is an essential skill for all business owners. Learn the fundamentals of financial management with instruction on financial statements, financial analysis and cash flow management. 
 
Find out what the numbers really mean and start developing practical strategies for improving your company’s performance. Instruction includes using a financial scorecard and dashboard that quickly and easily inform company personnel on financial performance. All attendees receive a scorecard and dashboard template in Microsoft Excel format. 
A special thank you to the following members who celebrated their first year of membership in July!
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.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT  IN THE CHAMBER'S NEXT
QUALITY OF LIFE MAGAZINE!

Call 770-345-0400
or email
for more information!
Alpha Sales Consultants
John Sierra
Roofing Contractors
  
Atlanta Air Authority
Jake Jones
Heating & Air Sales & Service
 
Bits Food
Greycheld Garcia
Restaurants
 
Choate BBQ LLC
Bryan Choate
Restaurants
 
Club Pilates Canton Marketplace
Kara Haag
Health & Fitness
 
Fairfield Inn & Suites/
TownePlace Suites
Page Haley
Hotels | Motels
 
Gentry Law Firm, LLC
William Gentry
Attorneys
 
Goosehead Insurance -
The Hudson Agency
Shannon Hudson
Insurance

Stars and Strikes Family
Entertainment Center
Larry Myricks
Entertainment
   
Stout's Growlers
Tina Gorton
Tap Room & Wine Bar
 
Sunny In Georgia Homes
Jess Collins
Real Estate
 
T-Mobile
Rachel Coughlin
Telecommunications | Wireless 
CHAMBER NAMES VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER
The Chamber is pleased to announce that Will Anderson, Field Representative with U.S. Congressman Barry Loudermilk’s Office, has been named the Chairman's Council Volunteer of the Quarter for second quarter 2022. He was honored during the Chamber's August Good Morning Cherokee networking event. 

Members of the Chairman’s Council are accepted by invitation only from the Chamber's Board Chair. The Chairman’s Council members are invited to attend Ribbon Cuttings & Ground Breakings, Coffee & Connections…For New Members and special invitation Chamber meetings that aren’t open to the general membership. 
 
In determining the Volunteer of the Quarter, attendance at Chamber events is evaluated for all members of the Chairman's Council. "Will is a dedicated Chamber volunteer, and we appreciate the time he has devoted this year," said Brian Stevens, Chamber Board Chair and CEO & Co-Owner of FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers.          
Come and See Us
to Try a Variety of Lemonade Recipes!

3rd-5th grade students will be setting up lemonade stands and selling their product as they compete for prizes in the Best Tasting Lemonade Contest, Best Lemonade Stand Contest, and the top award-Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by First Horizon Bank!
 
Saturday, August 6th
 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Cherokee Recreation & Parks
7545 Main St., Woodstock
For questions contact Kaylee Dempsey
at LemonadeDay@CherokeeChamber.com or 770-345-0400
Upcoming Webinar
(The link will be emailed to registrants the day before the session.)

SPONSORED BY:
Tuesday, August 9th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

7 Lessons Small Businesses
Should Learn About Marketing


PRESENTED BY:
Anna Teal, Teal Marketing


Have you ever felt like you need a crash course on marketing to better interact with your marketing vendors and understand their lingo? Are you currently working with a marketing team, and you feel there are opportunities left on the table, but you're unsure how to direct them? Whatever the reason, in this webinar we will help you find your marketing mojo by breaking down the essential components of marketing and how they work together to create a successful strategy while building your knowledge so your vendor relationships will flourish.

Anna Teal is an author, writer, and owner of Teal Marketing, LLC, and Aphasia Readers in Cherokee County. As someone addicted to the art of storytelling, Anna strives to help small businesses in her community establish meaningful, authentic connections through unique branding and digital marketing strategies. In 2021, she was named one of Cherokee County's Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals.

COST: $10
Contact Meagan Nicholson at 770-345-0400 or 
Meagan@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.

Payment Policy: Payment must be made prior to the event date in order to hold your seat. Refunds are not offered. If you cancel 48 hours in advance, a credit for a future workshop will be issued.
Tuesday, August 9th
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:
Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q
1600 Marietta Highway, 
Canton GA, 30114


COST:
 $20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, & space is limited.
Refunds are not provided for this event.
Deadline to register, Noon on Monday, August 8th.


Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members. 
Contact Kaylee Dempsey at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 
Join us Thursday from 4 - 7 PM to learn more about Cherokee County businesses and enjoy door prizes, food, and fun! Guests will have the opportunity to solve an interactive puzzle and enter for a chance to win a prize! Local restaurants and caterers will be offering samples.

Come see us at SchmoozaPalooza!


2022 EXHIBITORS
as of 8/5/22
Advanced Systems, Inc.
Aflac Insurance - Austin Rice
Allegro Business Products
Ameris Bank
Armetrice Photography
Automated Solutions Consulting Group, Inc.
Bells Ferry Learning Center
Bradford Turner Insurance Group
Canton Icehouse
Cherokee County Farm Bureau, Inc.
Cherokee Family Violence Center
Cherokee Floor Covering
Cherokee Lanes
Cherokee Office of Economic Development
Cherokee Soccer Association
Credit Union of Georgia
Delta Community Credit Union
Dentistry of Olde Towne
Fairways of Canton
Foundation Financial, LLC
FUSE Graphics
Good Friend Mortgage, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity - North Central GA, Inc.
Harmony Orthodontics
Highland Rivers Behavioral Health
Hopedealers Worldwide, Inc.
J.F. Martin Mediation, LLC
Keep Cherokee Beautiful, Inc.
Kennesaw State University
Kid Biz Expo
Limitless Disability Services
Microtel Inn & Suites Woodstock
MUST Ministries
Next Step Ministries, Inc.
Northside Hospital Cherokee
Orcannus Technologies, Inc.
Pinnacle Orthopaedics
Providence Insurance - Josh Bagby Agency
Rotary Club of Canton
State Farm Insurance Jan Rooney Agency
Sull Graphics, Inc.
The Children’s Haven, Inc.
The HopeQuest Ministry Group, Inc.
Treasure Tax
Windstream Communications, Inc.
WLJA 101.1 FM | Enjoy Cherokee Magazine
Your CBD Store Hickory Flat
DON'T MISS OUT...
ONLY 11 BOOTHS LEFT!
Chamber Member Booth Rates
6' rectangle or 60" round table without electricity: $250
6' rectangle or 60" round table with electricity: $275 (Sold Out)
48" round table without electricity for non-profit*: (Sold Out)

Future Member Booth Rates
6' rectangle or round table without electricity: $450
6' rectangle or round table with electricity: $475 (Sold Out)
48" round table without electricity for non-profit*: $400 (Sold Out)




Enjoy Free Samples from these Chamber Members!
as of 8/5/22

For more information or to reserve your booth, contact Meagan Nicholson at
770-345-0400 or Meagan@CherokeeChamber.com.
PRESENTED BY:


EAGLE SPONSORS:
HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSOR:

Monday, August 15th

8:00 AM registration
9:30 AM shotgun start


LOCATION:
Woodmont Golf and Country Club
3105 Gaddis Road, Canton

Want to get involved in this year's tournament?

Your options are:

Purchase a foursome golf team for $700.

Each purchased team includes: greens fees, boxed lunch and dinner. 
Mulligans will be offered on-site. You may purchase them in advance -
with a maximum of 2 per player / 8 per team. 
(2 for $25 / $100 per team)

Become an 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 along with Company name on one HOLE sign. Recognition on CherokeeChamber.com, the Chamber's weekly e-news update - The ChamberLink, promotional emails sent to Chamber Members, the Chamber's Facebook Page & the Chamber's promotional pages in partner media outlets, as available - as well as at the Chamber's August Good Morning Cherokee breakfast.

Become a Hole or Tee Sponsor! 

Hole & Tee Sponsor/Sign Only: $150 Each
Includes: Sign with company name printed at hole(s) or tee(s). 

Hole & Tee Sponsor/On-Site: $250 Each
Includes: Sign with company name printed at hole(s) or tee(s), two complimentary lunches, 
and 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 8th.


Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@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:
Wednesday, August 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 August 16th is appreciated but not required.


Contact Kaylee Dempsey 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, August 25th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Contact Kaylee Dempsey at 770-345-0400 or
Kaylee@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 
This one-day conference will feature four speakers who will share thought provoking information to be used both on the job and in life!
PRESENTED BY:
Friday, August 26th 
8:30 AM–3:30 PM 
(Followed by an optional campus tour from 3:30 PM-4:00 PM.)


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


COST: 
$65/Chamber Members
$90/Future Members

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



SESSION SPONSOR:


BREAKFAST SPONSOR:


NETWORKING/SNACK BREAK SPONSORS:
Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.
Thursday, September 1st

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 - 9:00 AM
Post-Event Networking


SPONSOR:
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.
Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.
SPONSORED BY:
Thursday, September 8th
11:00 am -1:00 pm

LOCATION:
JJ Biello Park - Twin Creeks Softball Complex
250 Brooke Blvd., Woodstock

FREE to all Chamber Members!

Come join us for FUN, FOOD & NETWORKING.
Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information.
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