Blount Partnership News & Events
Hope you had a great Groundhog's Day. And to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Bill Murray classic movie Groundhog Day, check out this clip.

Groundhog Day - Phil (Bill Murray) Steals Phil (The Groundhog)
Groundhog Day - Phil (Bill Murray) Steals Phil (The Groundhog)
 
We had an outstanding crowd at the coffee club hosted by the Aiport Hilton last Thursday with nearly 100 people. The food was great as always. Check out the photos from the event.
 
PRIMETIME
Don't forget about the Chamber's Primetime networking event on March 19 from 4-7 p.m. at the Cooper Athletic Center on the Maryville College campus.
 
This Jimmy Buffet themed event is your best opportunity to meet many Chamber members from all sectors of the community in one location. You will be provided a display area, but instead of standing at your booth, like a traditional trade show, you can use this event to network and meet new people in the business community!
 
Here's what you get when you reserve your spot: 4 foot table top space for brochures/flyers, Opportunity to offer door prizes, Spaces are reserved on a first come, first serve basis
 
To reserve your spot or sign up to give away door prizes by Feb. 11, please call the Blount Partnership at 865.983.2241 or email alawson@blountpartnership.com
 
Whether you decide to have a table top space or not, come and network at the largest networking event in Blount County.
 
OPERATION THANK YOU
Looking for that extra kick to your business marketing plan? For $150 you can promote it during the Blount Partnership's "Operation Thank You," Feb. 20-22, 2013. Send us 1600 gift certificates, brochures or promotional pieces (not to exceed 8 "x11") and we will distribute them in the 2013 Chamber membership packets. The inserts should be delivered to the Chamber no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6.
 
Volunteers are needed during this three-day event to join other Chamber members, staff and Board of Directors as they personally deliver 2013 member information packets. You can help out by calling on as many members as your schedule permits. If you, someone (or several people) from your business, organization or group are interested in participating, please contact Amy Lawson as soon as possible at alawson@blountpartnership.com or call 865-983-2241. This is a great way to get out and meet some new Chamber members.

LET'S CHANGE LIVES THROUGH EDUCATION!
Education can truly change lives for generations to come. You can help -- by spreading the good word about Bethel University's accelerated bachelor's and master's degrees!
 
Links to two flyers are contained in this email which highlight our unique, life-changing degree programs designed for busy adults. Both flyers are in PDF format and can be easily forwarded to employees or patrons by email, or printed and posted in a public place.
 
One flyer is an invitation to attend an information session at the Blount Chamber at noon on Wednesday, February 6. The second flyer is general information about the SACS-accredited online bachelor's and master's degrees.
 
Bethel University
Teresa Mustar, Recruiter
Cell: 865.210.2615
Email: mustart@bethelu.edu
Website: www.bethelsuccess.net
If you (or an employee) can't attend the information session at the Blount Chamber, please be so kind to respond with your name, company, email address, phone and best time for a call in order to set up a personal information session at your convenience.
 
ANNUAL MEETING
Finally, in case you haven't heard, a late scheduling conflict has prevented Gov. Bill Haslam from attending the 93rd Annual Meeting on Feb. 7. But the show goes on as Haslam's Chief of Staff Mark Cate and Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman will be on hand to visit with Chamber members. Needless to say the pre-event networking will be awesome with 470 already registered.
 
Have you seen what our newest Chamber member, Sam's Club, has to offer? Print out this certificate to get your $25 gift card when you renew or join Sam's Club. In addition, if you hold a ribbon cutting, Sam's Club will send a sheet cake to your event, complete with you company's logo.
 
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You can access the entire calendar here to see other community events and submit your own.
Don't forget to check out the Hot Deals brought to you from other Chamber members. Add your Hot Deal by emailing Amy to get your login info.

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