The ChamberLink
September 06, 2019


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

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

SPONSORED BY
  
Mountain Lakes Insurance

 THURSDAY, September 12th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COST: 
$20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required, and space is limited.
Deadline to register: Noon on Wednesday, 9/11


THIS MONTH'S MEET & EAT
WILL BE HELD AT:
 
 
Chick-fil-A Canton Riverstone Parkway
130 Keith Drive,  Canton

Meet & Eat registration is open
to all Chamber Members.
 

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

2019 PRESENTING SPONSOR:   


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
4:30 - 6:00 PM

SPONSORED BY:   
   
1453 Riverstone Parkway, #110, Canton

Windstream will be offering
a drawing to win a laptop at this event! 


COST: 
Chamber Member pay in advance: $5 
(due by 5 PM, Friday, 9/13)

Chamber Member on-site: $10

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


2019 WORKSHOP SERIES
PRESENTED BY:


Customer Service
in the 21st Century


Wednesday, September 18
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

LOCATION: 
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce 
Terrace Level
Lunch Provided

Technology changes everything, including customer service.  With the rise of social media, the concept of 'word of mouth' is more powerful than ever before.  An unhappy customer can tell thousands of people - and so can a happy customer.  However, happy customers don't just happen by chance.

This workshop will explore today's customer service challenges that business and professionals face and discuss real world strategies to help an organization become a leader in exemplary customer service. 

INSTRUCTOR:
 Daniel McCoy, KSU Small Business Development Center

COST:
Members: $30; after 9/11: $35
Future Members: $55

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

THURSDAY, October 3rd 
7:00 AM 

sPONSORED BY:
 

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

Program:
Federal Legislative Update

Speaker:
U.S. Congressman Barry Loudermilk

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

Future Member Cost:
$30

Chamber Member Pay in Advance Registration
is due by 3 PM, Tuesday, October 1st.

RSVP to 770-345-0400 or  Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com.
 
 

You are invited to attend a
 
Candidate Forum

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

Tuesday, October 8th
6:00 PM
 
Location:
Cagle's Family Farm at Conns Creek
5267 Conns Creek Rd, Ball Ground
 
All local, state and national candidates running for office in 2019 are invited to attend. Each candidate will have the opportunity to speak if they have opposition. Those candidates with no op-position will be introduced. Questions from the audience will follow. Current elected officials will also 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 by Friday, October 4th
to the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Office at    
770-479-1481, Ext 0 or SFPahl@GFB.org.

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

 
Owning your business is the American dream. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Signature Series  SBDC StartSMARTâ„¢ program provides the resources, support and a unique set of tools to help you build a business to withstand the test of time.

UGA SBDC at Kennesaw State University (UGA SBDC at KSU) is now accepting applications for the 2019 invitation-only SBDC StartSMARTâ„¢ . All participants must apply and be accepted in order to attend. The program will be held on four consecutive Fridays, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, and 11/15 at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Dr. Kennesaw, GA 30144. All materials, breakfast and a networking lunch are included.

This course is designed for entrepreneurs who have been in business for less than two years or prospective small business owners. In this multi-session program, learn to plan and analyze your vision by creating a thoroughly researched and tested business plan. All sessions are led by experienced SBDC facilitators who help create a unique and powerful learning experience. Participants will learn to:
  • Evaluate & refine your business concept
  • Improve your knowledge of business concepts
  • Research markets and competition
  • Develop a financial forecast to improve chances of success
  • Develop a thorough, practical business plan
Only one company from each industry accepted. Limited space available. Apply today before your competition gets the spot!

For questions,
please contact Carole Arnold
at 470.578.6450
or
carnold@georgiasbdc.org .


QUICK LINKS
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Special Offers
CherokeeChamber.com



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!

Tuesday, September 10th
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 


A Community Engagement Initiative




The Chamber's Education Committee is holding a School Supply Drive. The supplies collected at the Good Morning Cherokee Breakfast from September-December will be donated to Title I Elementary Schools in the Cherokee County School District.

Donations will also be accepted at the Chamber throughout the months of September, October, and November. You may also make a monetary donation and the supplies will be purchased for you.

ITEMS NEEDED:
Crayons
Colored Pencils
Magic Markers
Notebook Paper
Composition Notebooks
Pencils
Erasers
Pens
Pencil Pouches
Three-Ring Binders
Construction Paper
Glue Sticks
Rulers
Tissues
Hand Sanitizer
Wipes

Contact  Brandy@CherokeeChamber.com
 for more information!

A SPECIAL "THANK YOU"  TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WHO CELEBRATED THEIR FIRST YEAR OF CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP
IN July & August!
 
Bells Ferry Learning Center
Canton Chiropractic and Massage
Canton Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation
Christian Egner Foundation
Compass Realty - Thomas Cady Realtor
Contour Roofing
Corrective Chiropractic Woodstock
Elite Trim Service
Events on Main
Hollands, Deidre
HRP Fuels Inc.
Mauldin & Jenkins
NightVision Lighting
Northside Plumbing
Orcannus Technologies, Inc.
Planet Fitness Canton
Priority One Security
Qwik Charge
Realty One Group Edge
The Oak House

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