BLOUNT COUNTY TOURISM DAY UNVEILS TRAVEL APP
As part of National Tourism Week, May 4-12, the Blount Partnership held its "Tourism Day
" last Friday to celebrate what makes Blount County, the Peaceful Side of the Smokies, an ideal tourist destination. As part of the program, a new travel app
for SmartPhones was unveiled. (See home screen to right)
BLOUNT TOURISM SURVEY
The Blount Partnership & the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority is beginning the process of creating the Blount Tourism Ambassadors Program for Blount County. We are eager to get input from throughout our hospitality and tourism community to help shape this important initiative. This program has promise for long-lasting impact on the region as it will enhance our visitors' experiences, build a positive brand/destination image for our region, and provide recognition to our hard-working front-line ambassadors.
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE HIGHLAND GAMES THIS WEEKEND
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.
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT SET
Hosted by Tennessee's 3rd District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, the Summit will focus on energy, advanced manufacturing, workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurism. Key national and regional leadership will share insights at the event