Wow, what a great weekend weather-wise. Hope you were able to enjoy with your family and friends. It's great time to be a Chamber member. Last week was the afternoon mixer at Mane Support and this week we have an Ambassador's meeting and Women in Business. Coffee Club at Courtyard by Marriott is next Thursday. Whew! That's a lot of networking opportunities.
There are only a few slots left for the Thursday, May 2 QuickBooks class offered by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at the Blount County Chamber office at 201 S. Washington St., in Maryville from 9 a.m.-noon. Come learn how to get organized, save time, and simplify what you do every day when it comes to running business financials. Class registration fee is $95. Call 865-539-7167 to register.
AFTERNOON MIXER AT MANE SUPPORT
Thank you to Mane Support
for hosting the Afternoon Mixer last week. Check them out to see the great things they are doing to help those dealing with grief. Here's some photos
and a video
from the event.
VILLAMARIA AT MARYVILLE COLLEGE
Maryville College, in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee and the Blount Partnership invites you to attend a special gathering to celebrate and share details about the newly established "Villamaria at Maryville College
The reception is Thursday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts Recital Hall Lobby. Refreshments provided.
"Villamaria at Maryville College" is the name of the initiative that will build and strengthen relationships with the Latino community, starting in the 2013-2014 academic year.
The goal of the initiative is for Maryville College to be the higher education institution of choice for Latino students and their families in East Tennessee. Its mission statement reads: "We will listen, we will learn, and we will serve our region to become the institution of choice for our Latino community."
CHECK OUT THE FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
The Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
is being held April 17-19 at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. Come see the sheep, visit with the crafters and take a class.
TOWNSEND SPRING FESTIVAL JUST AROUND THE CORNER
The 21st edition of the Townsend Spring Festival
is just around the corner. This two-day festival is May 3-4. Here's all the 411 you need.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS FOR THE HIGHLAND GAMES?
The Smoky Mountain Highland Games
are set for May 17-19 at Maryville College. This outstanding event is quite a colorful spectacle with Scottish food, athletes and outstanding musical acts.
H.O.G. RALLY VOLUNTEERS
The 2013 Tennessee State HOG Rally is coming to Maryville May 28-June 1 and volunteers are needed for the week-long celebrations, events and activities.
There are many events, activities, and places to serve during the rally week. The official website
has information including the rally schedule and a request form to personalize volunteering for specific events, times, and dates.
If you're ready to make a commitment to help your volunteer committee make this an outstanding rally -- and enhance your Rally Experience in the process -- click on the "Volunteers" link and choose the days you would like to volunteer. The link will allow you to give contact information that will not be shared with others. Type the word CHAMBER in the space asking for Chapter Name to help identify and place Blount Chamber members wishing to volunteer.