THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER PRESENTED BY:
MEET NEW CONNECTIONS ONLINE
We bring connections to you with our virtual networking option. Held the second Friday of every month, these online meetings are a companion to our in-person coffee clubs. Here you have the opportunity to meet new people in breakout rooms.

The next virtual event is November 13 at 8:15 a.m. sponsored by Allevia Technology.

U.S. CHAMBER POLICY BRIEFING SET
On November 12 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., you're invited to a virtual presentation conducted by members of the U.S. Chamber as it relates to the business community and the travel and tourism industry.

Tom Sullivan leads a discussion about "Phase 4 Legislation and What It Means for Small Businesses and Communities." Nathan Morris discusses "Liability" and Jon Baselice gives an update entitled "Travel and Tourism: Economic Outlook and Road to Recovery." REGISTER HERE
RIBBON CUTTING SET FOR TUESDAY
Rustic Impulse Salon and Boutique is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house, November 10 at 11 a.m. at 427 W. Broadway in Maryville.

Support this business at its new location and remember to Shop Small.
MAXIMIZE WITH US
Learn more about the Blount Chamber and the many opportunities that go along with being a member. Learn how to make the most of the benefits afforded to you.

The virtual event is November 10 at 2 p.m.


R E M E M B E R !
Your membership is a corporate membership. Please encourage co-workers to get involved, educated, network and promote your company via Blount Chamber events and opportunities.
BE PART OF SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
The Blount Chamber wants to celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 28 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!

If your business wishes to participate, email alawson@blountpartnership.com. We are trying to get the word out about shopping locally at the beginning of the holiday season, by producing an ad in The Daily Times and doing social media posts the week leading up to Small Business Saturday. 

DOWNTOWN MARYVILLE HOLIDAY MARKET
For the fifth consecutive year, Downtown Maryville will be celebrating Small Business Saturday by hosting a Holiday Marketplace filled with local business and local/regional makers!

Downtown businesses will fill their space with holiday cheer and goodies – so come ready to shop. This will be a great opportunity to purchase gifts for the holidays as well as support our community. On site is a free cookie decorating station with hot chocolate. Food trucks will be on the main street as well. We will be having vendors outside on the sidewalks all along Broadway.

GET PLACEMENT IN BASICALLY BLOUNT
The 2021  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. 2021, 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, the importance of supporting the Chamber, and how to get your business involved, contact:

Rick Ford of Marcon Marketing at 865-705-8580

Vicki Hawkins of Marcon Marketing at 865-310-2963

We are pleased to offer a variety of advertising opportunities at cost effective rates through our media kit.


As we begin to publish, please make sure we have your latest information (i.e. contact name, address, phone, email, web address). To see what is listed, please go here
GAIN STRATEGIES FOR PROJECT MGMT
The Novemer 20 edition of soft skills classes offered by the Blount County Public Library is quickly approaching.

This Zoom Webinar session is entitled "Project Management." Gain strategies that will help you to complete projects on time, on budget, and on target.

All participants will earn .5 CEUs per session for participating. They will also receive an email survey two months after workshop participation to assess application of new ideas.

WEBINAR CALENDAR
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is hosting a myriad of online training webinars to assist you in all facets of your businesses. Take advantage of training opportunities with the SBDC at no cost.

Get the Facts on PPP and EIDL
Hear from SBA every Monday and Friday at noon ET until December 21. Find out what is a myth and what is a truth on SBA loans for small businesses. REGISTER HERE 

November 10 from 4-6 p.m.

November 11 at 10 a.m.

November 12 at 10 a.m.

November 12 from 4-6 p.m.

November 17 at 9 a.m.
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
BE SURE YOU'RE FOLLOWING US
If you aren't following us on social media, you must. We are constantly updating information as each day progresses. So, give us a like and stay up-to-date as we move through this crisis.
 
 
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Here's a great way to offer Member-to-Member deals using your chamber member account. Check the deals.

Members can post Coupons and Discounts to this page at no charge. Click Here
REMEMBER WHEN . . .
Topping the Billboard Hot 100 this week in 1973 was "Keep on Truckin'" by Eddie Kendricks. The song was Kendricks' first major hit as a solo artist, coming two years after his departure from The Temptations
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