Two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and University of Tennessee All-America Peyton Manning is the guest speaker for the Blount Partnership's Best of Blount Awards, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the Maryville College campus.
Tickets are on sale for $50 (plus taxes and fees) by calling the Clayton Center at 865-981-8590 or
Event sponsors are Massey Electric, Pilot Flying J, Cherokee Millwright, Blount Excavating, DENSO, T.W. Frierson Contractor, C2RL Engineering, McCarty Holsaple McCarty, Stowers Caterpillar, Joseph Construction and First Tennessee Foundation.
NETWORKING TRAINING CLASS
If you've ever been nervous about networking or want to learn how to do it better, then you need to attend this fabulous free seminar by Raeus Jae Cannon on November 6 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville). It will be the best 90 minutes of your week.
You will learn how to stop making cold calls and steer more prospects toward you.
BLOUNT PARTNERSHIP JOINS UNITED WAY ACTIVITIES
The Blount Partnership (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) is a particpating location for the United Way's "Can"Paign which is a county-wide competition in the quest for most pounds of food donated. The "Can"Paign runs Oct. 22-Nov. 2. In addition, a $1 donation equals two pounds of food. So, if you care to donate as we near the holidays, please stop by and drop off your canned food items.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IS NOVEMBER 24
This Nov 24, the Blount Partnership wants to celebrate Small Business Saturday with you! It's a special holiday created so communities can show love for small local businesses. And it wouldn't be a celebration without businesses like you joining us!
The day was setup to help businesses with their most pressing need -- getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.
If your small business is interested in participating, please email
. We will help get the word out about shopping locally at the beginning of the holiday season.
EARLY VOTING CONTINUES UNTIL NOVEMBER 1
Early voting for the Federal & State General, Alcoa, Louisville, & Maryville City Election continues until November 1, 2018. The following locations and times are available for your convenience.
Blount County Courthouse - Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Blount County Public Library - Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Everett Parks & Rec - Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Pellissippi State - Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR VALID PHOTO ID TO VOTE
GET PLACEMENT IN 2019 BASICALLY BLOUNT
The 2019 Basically Blount lifestyle magazine and membership directory is entering production once again. This annual, full-color lifestyle magazine and chamber membership directory is initially distributed to all Chamber members starting Feb. 2019, along with distribution four times throughout the year via area professional offices, newcomers, visitors, and new businesses all looking to relocate to Blount County.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Basically Blount or view the
, contact: Rick Ford of Marcon Marketing at (865) 705-8580
ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE
The annual meeting of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is set for Nov. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the Blount Partnership office located at 201 S. Washington St., Maryville, Tenn. There are currently no items on the agenda for the annual meeting other than the regular report made by President/CEO Bryan Daniels. RSVP to Brenda at
SOFT SKILLS SESSION FOR NOVEMBER
It's Your Career! That's the focus of free soft skills sessions offered in partnership by the Blount County Public Library, the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce that are scheduled over the next two months.
Registrations are currently being accepted online at
for a class entitled Making Your Social Media Look Good on Nov. 30. This course qualifies for .2 CEU's awarded by Pellissippi State.
The final class is Creating Infographics for Promoting Your Business on Dec. 21.
All classes are conducted in the Blount County Library's learning lab located at 508 N. Cusick in Maryville and limited to 50 participants. A complete class description is located on the registration site. All classes run from 8-10 a.m. with networking beginning at 7:30 a.m.
FREE TECHNOLOGY CLASSES AT LIBRARY
The Blount County Public Library is offering free computer classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint (2016) and Gmail. Receive an opportunity to gain a nationally recognized certificate from Northstar Digital Literacy. Course descriptions and schedules are listed below. The free classes meet in the Blount County Public Library's new Learning Lab (outside the library in the former First Tennessee Bank branch building) unless otherwise *noted. Spaces are limited and registration is required. To register, please visit the library's Information Services Desk or call (865) 982-0981, ext. 1450, or (865) 273-1428. Sign up no earlier than one month prior to a class.
Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: 2-session class. Bring a USB drive.
M/F - Nov. 5 @ 9-12:30 PM, Nov. 9 @ 8-10:30 AM
M/F - Dec. 10, 12 @ 2-4 PM.
Microsoft Word 2016 Essentials: 3-session class. Bring a USB drive.
M/W/F - Dec. 3, 5, 7 @ 2-4 PM
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Essentials: 3-session class. Bring a USB drive.
M/W/F- Nov. 26, 28, 30 @ 2-4 PM
Gmail How-To's: 1 session class. Bring a USB drive.
M - Nov. 19 @ 9-11 AM
Additionally, businesses need to take advantage of the library's subscription to Lynda.com. Using your library card, get access to Lynda.com, a LinkedIn Company, with thousands of courses in software, creative and business skills to develop your staff skills and meet learning needs at your own convenience.
NOVEMBER MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROMOTIONS NEEDED
Member-to-member promotions are needed for November. Submit to the email below. Check out the latest offer from Metz Catering for a great breakfast. See other promotions at
. New offers are being posted almost daily, so check out the Blount County Chamber of Commerce Member-to-Member promotions online. This Member-to-Member Promotional Program offers you and your company the opportunity to market your products and services to the membership.
Here's how it works:
1. Submit a PDF of a service, product or discount you'd like to offer to the Chamber membership to
. Be sure to include an expiration date.
2. An email with all the promotions will be sent out on the final Monday of every month to our member database.
3. All promotions will be posted on
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!
The multiplier effect is the boost to your local economy that results from locally-owned independent businesses, owners, and employees spending business revenue within the region.
GOT AN EVENT OR NEWS? WE'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT
Is your organization hosting an event in the community? Submit it
on our community calendar. If it's a tourism event or any good news about your business, please
send it to us
. We'd love to share it with the community.
Topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week in 1982 was "Who Can It Be Now?" by the Australian band Men at Work. The song remains a popular symbol of new wave music and has been featured on numerous 1980s compilations.
|Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now? (Video Version)