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We are a under two weeks away from the vaunted Glenn Shepard seminar "How to Supervise People and Lead a Team," on March 8. You really need to come participate in this outstanding seminar. You will leave energized and ready to tackle the office environment and everyday life. You also get continuing education credits. Chamber members may attend for $129. Non-chamber member tuition is $149. Follow the link for registration info.
Likewise, it's the final day of Operation Thank You and in case you missed it, we are giving away an iPad Mini through a random drawing base on how many 2013 membership packets you deliver. (ie. if you deliver 10 packets, you get 10 entries into the random drawing.) And no, Partnership employees are not eligible!!
So come on down and pick up some packets for your chance to win. This is a great way to get out and meet some new Chamber members.
If you or someone you know is an upcoming young professional, attending the Blount Young Leadership and Development social this Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Aubrey's in Maryville is imperative. Last month, the Partnership along with hosts Daniel Ramsey and Rachel Ragland had a great time hosting a fantastic group at Bel-Air Grille.
The purpose of BYLD is to foster professional relationships and develop the next generation of leaders in Blount County while making a positive impact on our community at the same time. Please RSVP by Email or call 865.983.2241.
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.
We'd love to have your business gain more publicity at this event by giving away a door prize. Please email Amy 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 [email protected]
Whether you decide to have a table top space or not, come and network at the largest networking event in Blount County.
We've collected a few proposals for our new business Lunch Box Series but would like a somemore by Friday's deadline. 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.
To formally apply to be a Lunch Box Series presenter, please complete the application, including any supporting documents.
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) Email Claire to RSVP.
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 or call 865-539-7167.
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.
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