Blount Partnership News & Events

 
It's Chamber Social week at Second Harvest Foodbank of East Tennessee (136 Harvest Lane, Maryville, TN 37801) Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. You'll want to be there as the beer is sponsored by Cherokee Distributing and the pizza bar is sponsored by Metros Pizza.
 
Additionally, the 13th annual Taste of Blount is set for Thursday, Sept. 11 at Theater in the Park in Maryville (next to the Blount County Courthouse). Tickets ($25 members, $30 public, $15 student) go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 12 both in by phone at 865.983.2241 and online.

If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in the event, please email Kayla. There's already some great food vendors lined up and only a few spots remain.
 
The annual Supervisor Training - HR Seminar is also coming up on Sept. 4 at the Blount County Library. Register here.
 
TELL US YOUR STORY AND WIN TICKETS TO FOOTHILLS FALL FESTIVAL
In 350 words, tell us why you love living here or why you love working here or both. This is to share the overall message of growth and the opportunities associated with living in such a great place.
 
The writer of the most encouraging story will win two tickets to the LAST EVER Foothills Fall Festival.
 
The top 10 stories will be judged by members of the Blount Partnership staff. They will be edited for grammar only and will be submitted to The Daily Times newspaper for consideration to be run. Stories may also appear on the Blount Partnership website and Facebook page.
 
Submit completed stories by Aug. 15 to yourstories@blountpartnership.com
 
NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR BEST OF BLOUNT AWARDS
Nominations are now being taken for Best of Blount (formerly Business Excellence Awards). The five categories include small and large business of the year, philanthropist of the year, community impact award and bright future award. So please nominate any person or business you believe has had an impact on Blount County over the past year.
 
Be sure to save the date of Nov. 6 at the Clayton Center for the Arts.
 
VACATION RACES
Do you like distance run? If so, you'll want to take part in the Vacation Races half marathon set for Sept. 20. The course runs from Heritage High School in the Hubbard Community outside Maryville and ends in Townsend. Find out more information at greatsmokymountainshalfmarathon.com and check out the promo video.
 
BUT FIRST LET ME TAKE A #SELFIE
Now's your opportunity to be featured during the 2015 Blount Partnership Annual Meeting set for Jan. 30 at the Airport Hilton. We want your selfies. Any selfie of you, taken any time and any place.
 
How it Works:
Be a part of our selfie collage by following these 3 easy steps:
1. Take a selfie
2. Tag #BPAM2015
3. Post your pic to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email.
Don't forget to use the #BPAM2015 tag on ALL your selfies and look for them at the Annual Meeting!
 
GOT AN EVENT? WE'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT
Is your organization hosting an event in the community? Submit it here on our community calendar. If it's a tourism event, please email Ashlee so she can post it on www.SmokyMountains.org.
 
Also, please send us any news releases or good news about your business. We'd love to share it with the community.
 
REMEMBER WHEN
This week in 1983, "Every Breath You Take" by The Police was in the middle of its eight-week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles. At the 26th Grammy Awards, lead singer Sting won Song of the Year while The Police won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The song ranked No. 84 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, the highest position of any new wave rock song. It also ranked No. 25 on Billboard's Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs.
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Police - Every Breath You Take

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