Now's your chance to get out and network in the community during Operation Thank You week. It all begins Tuesday, Feb. 19 at noon and runs through Friday, Feb. 22. So, come by the Chamber office at 201 S. Washington St. in Maryville and pick up the 2013 member information packets to personally deliver. 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, stop by the Chamber anytime during the day to pick up some packets. This is a great way to get out and meet some new Chamber members.
LUNCH BOX SERIES SEMINARS
Well, we are still seeking seeking proposals for our new business Lunch Box Series. This will be a series of seminars workshops throughout the year to benefit our members.
Lunch Box presentations and seminars can range in length from 1-1 1/2 hours, depending on the time needed to thoroughly cover the subject. The Series will be held on the fourth Friday of each month beginning April 26.
The application deadline for presentations is Friday, March 1. A committee of Chamber members will review the applications and select speakers on or near March 15.
To formally apply to be a Lunch Box Series presenter, please complete the application
, including any supporting documents.
THREE DAY OSHA CLASS OFFERED AT PELLISSIPPI STATE
The Blount Partnership, in conjunction with Pellissippi State, is offering a three-day 10-hour OSHA class
March 12-14 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Pellissippi State Blount County Campus located at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Friendsville, TN 37737.
The cost is $99 for Blount County Chamber Members; $129 for non-members. To register or for additional information visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs
or call 865-539-7167.
LEARN HOW TO SELL TO THE GOVERNMENT
Does your business provide products or services that federal, state, and local governments use? How about other government agencies? If so, this FREE seminar
will assist you in getting into business with these entities.
On Thursday, March 14 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Blount County Chamber office located at 201 S. Washington St., in Maryville, Paul Middlebrooks, Marketing Consultant for the UT Procurement Technical Assistance Center will discuss how to do business with the federal government, the U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development Program, Small Disadvantaged Business Program, and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Initiative. (Limited to 15 participants)
GLENN SHEPARD IS COMING
Be sure you get signed up for the Glenn Shepard seminar
coming to the Blount Chamber March 8. He will present the half-day seminar "How to Supervise People and Lead a Team," based on one of his books, How to Manage Problem Employees. Chamber members may attend for $129. Non-chamber member tuition is $149.
We'd love to have your business gain more publicity at this event by giving away a door prize. Please email Amy Lawson
if interested. Here's a list of some of the door prizes.
Gift basket, iPod Nano, free busines cards, overnight hotel stay, Mary Kay Timewise Miracle Skin Care Set, gift certificate for a 60 min. massage, $100 gift card, $50 Visa gift card, free chiropractic consulatation, examination, 2 xrays and first treatment, 2-hour introductory lesson at Volcroft Horsemanship, $100 off of tax preparation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you decide to have a table top space or not, come and network at the largest networking event in Blount County.
TCCE WINTER CONFERENCE
HIGHLAND GAMES VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are needed for the Smoky Mountain Highland games May 17-19 on the Maryville College Campus. If you are interested in helping out the Chamber at this event, please contact us
Get your nominations in for the Blount BEneFITs award
which recognizes the efforts of Blount County schools and businesses that are taking steps within their organizations to promote and embrace healthy living through creative programs that encourage good nutrition and increase physical activity.