The ChamberLink
June 7, 2019
Chamber Shirt Friday!


Visit your local Sequoyah Regional Library System branch
through July 31 for the Summer Reading Program! 

Adults, teens, and children may pick up their very own summer reading log and complete activities at the library to win prizes. All through summer, attend hundreds of all-ages library events including magic shows, petting zoos, virtual reality and robotics programming, movie showings, and more, all completely FREE of charge.
 
And speaking of "free"... Have you been putting off visiting your library because of fines? For the first time ever, Sequoyah Regional Library System is going fine-free to celebrate the Summer Reading Program! During June and July, items returned to the library will not have overdue fines. Ask library staff for details. It's the perfect opportunity to give your library card a nice summer workout. Don't have a library card? Get signed up for free at your local SRLS branch.
 
for the full SRLS summer schedule.
 
 
Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground
770-735-2025

Hickory Flat Public Library
2740 East Cherokee Drive, Canton
770-345-7565

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock
770-591-1491

R.T. Jones Memorial Library
116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton
770-479-3090

Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street, Woodstock
770-926-5859




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 CherokeeChamber.com 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS


PRESENTED BY:  
  

MONDAY, JUNE 10TH

8:30 AM REGISTRATION 
10:00 AM SHOTGUN START 
 
LOCATION:    
Fairways of Canton
400 Laurel Canyon Parkway, Canton
   
ENTRY FEE:   
$600 PER FOURSOME
(Includes: Greens Fee, Cart Rental,
Boxed Lunch & Dinner)


EAGLE SPONSORS:
   
         
   For more information or to register your team:
770-345-0400 or email  Gini@CherokeeChamber.com.

 
2019 PRESENTING SPONSOR:


This is a great networking opportunity!
 
Tuesday, June 18th
4:30 - 6:00 PM

Sponsored By:    


LOCATION:
J Michael's Prime
110 Mountain Vista Blvd.,  Canton

Cost:
Chamber Member pay in advance cost: $5
(due by Friday, June 14th)

Chamber Member on-site cost: $10

Future Member pay in advance or on-site cost:t: $10


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

sponsored by:
  
   
This networking opportunity will get you out in the community to visit a Chamber Member restaurant while enjoying the company of fellow Chamber Members!   

Tuesday, June 25th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COST:
$20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, and space is limited.
Deadline to register: Noon on Monday, June 24th

LOCATION:

McAlister's Deli
2006 Eagle Drive,  Woodstock

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members.

For more information email Gini@CherokeeChamber.com
or call  770-345-0400.

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BOOTHS ARE SOLD OUT!

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This one-day conference will feature four speakers who will
share thought provoking information to be used both on the job and in life!
 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH
8:30 AM-3:30 PM 
 
LOCATED AT:
Falany Performing Arts Center
7300 Reinhardt College Parkway
Waleska, GA 30183
 
COST:
$60/members  
$85/future members 
Cost includes continental breakfast, lunch, and two networking breaks. 
 
Deadline to register: Noon, Tuesday, 8/28.
Contact Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more details!
 
TICKET SALES BEGIN TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH 


BREAKFAST SPONSOR:  


LUNCH SPONSOR:
 
 
SESSION SPONSORS:
 


 

     
This event is also supported by Metz, Reinhardt's food service team.

OUR VISION
To be the premier comprehensive resource for the Cherokee County business community.
OUR MISSION
To promote business and the community while expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life.
 
FROM OUR SPONSOR


UGA SBDC at Kennesaw State
Accepting Applications for
this year's SBDC GrowSMART™ Program

An innovative exclusive program designed to help established
small business owners work ON their business, not just IN it.
 
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University (UGA SBDC at KSU) is accepting applications for its 2019 signature program GrowSMART™. This specialized program, designed for established business owners and leaders poised for break-out growth, consists of five day-long sessions from 9am - 4pm held on Wednesday, July 31, August 7, August, 14, August 27, and Thursday, August 29 at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw.
 
"Whether in business for two years or twenty years, many small business owners are so busy working IN their business, they neglect working ON it. The success of the SBDC GrowSMART™ program is the result of its unique holistic approach. Entrepreneurs  learn to analyze and manage their business like a seasoned CEO, discuss best practices among their peers and learn new strategies from experts in key functional areas", explains Drew Tonsmeire, Area Director of the UGA SBDC at KSU.
 
Georgia Power has sponsored UGA SBDC programs for growing businesses since 2002. Through their support of SBDC GrowSMART™, over 2,000 of Georgia's small business leaders have acquired the tools to take their businesses to a higher level.
 
To learn more and fill out an application to be considered for this year's SBDC GrowSMART™ Program at KSU, click here.  There is an early enrollment discount of $300 for those who are accepted and register before July 1.
 

QUICK LINKS
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Special Offers
CherokeeChamber.com
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RESERVE YOUR SPOT  IN THE  CHAMBER'S
2019-2020
QUALITY OF LIFE MAGAZINE!


Call 770-345-0400 for more information or
email Jessica@CherokeeChamber.com!




2019 WORKSHOP SERIES PRESENTED BY:



CPR/AED & First Aid Training

Thursday, June 13th
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

LOCATION: 
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce 
Terrace Level 

Lunch Provided 

As part of the Cherokee County Chamber's Community Outreach Programs, a CPR/AED and First Aid class will be offered. In the event of an emergency, your CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and First Aid training could mean the difference between life and death. By properly administering CPR you can help stabilize someone that is injured or ailing until help arrives. A representative from the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services will teach the class. *Must be 14 years of age to receive certification.

INSTRUCTOR:
A Representative of 
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services  

COST: $70.00 
(includes instruction & mandatory workbook) 

RSVP to  Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com or 770-345-0040.  


2019 Workshop Series Presented By:



Wednesday, June 19th

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level

Where Have All the Employees Gone?
  How Do I Find Them?

Presented by
 Daniel McCoy, KSU Small Business Development Center

There seems to be a shortage of qualified employees available in today's worker's pool. Potential employees today can be more selective than they have been in the past. There are many reasons for this: college education has driven expectations of today's employee base to a much higher standard; recent tightening of immigration laws has led to a smaller number of applicants; the Baby Boomers are aging out of the working populations.  According to a study by ADP Effective Talent Management, there are 75 million workers in the US that will be retiring in the next 10 years and only 45 million in the talent pool to take their place. Lack of skilled labor and unskilled labor is prevalent in industries from commercial airlines pilots to landscaping.

How can you attract the qualified employee? This workshop will explore what recruitment options are available to today's small business owner.   

COST:
Members: $30; after 6/18: $35
Future Members: $55
 
RSVP to Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com or 770-345-0040.  


PRESENTED BY:


  
Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber's 2019 Chair, John Barker, 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 marketing items for the share table!

Thursday, JUNE 27th
10:00 - 11:00 am

COST:
Chamber Members:  $5
Future-Members  $10

Payable at the door. No reservation required.

LOCATION:
Chamber of Commerce Board Room
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton 
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THURSDAY, August 1st
7:00 AM 

sPONSORED BY:
  

DARBY FUNERAL HOME


LOCATION: 
NH-C Conference Center 
located in the 
Cherokee Co. Administration Building
1130 Bluffs Parkway,  Canton

CHAMBER MEMBER COST: 
Pay In Advance Registration: $17
Pay at the Door Registration: $22

Future Member Cost:
$30

Chamber Member Pay in Advanced Registration
is due by 3 PM, Tuesday, July 30th.

RSVP to
770-345-0400 or  Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com.
 
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Summer Learning... Having A+ Blast!

The Chamber's Education Committee is holding a Book and Educational Toy Drive. The items collected will be distributed to the 2,500 children served by the MUST Ministries Summer Lunch program!

Donations will be accepted at the Chamber throughout the months of June, or you may make a monetary donation and the items will be purchased for you.

Items Needed!
* New or Gently Used Books
* New or Gently Used Learning Toys
* New Puzzles

Email  Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com  for more information.

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A SPECIAL "THANK YOU"  TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS  WHO CELEBRATED THEIR FIRST YEAR OF  CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP IN May!

ARAC: Roof It Forward
Atlanta Communities Real Estate - Michele Beal
Beautiful Me Med Spa
Costco Wholesale
Craig Wellness and Recovery
Pet Play Place - Canton
RE/MAX Town & Country - Charmon Young
RE/MAX Town & Country - Velvet Williams
Retention Benefits
rhinotech
State Plumbing Contractors, Inc.
Women First Rehabilitation
Woodstock Pediatric Medicine


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Opioid GMC Information

Click here for follow-up information from the June Good Morning Cherokee Breakfast sponsored by Piedmont Mountainside Hospital:
"Piedmont Making a Difference Toward the Opioid Crisis".   


Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce | 770-345-0400 | info@cherokeechamber.com | http://www.cherokeechamber.com
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114