As the summer temperatures are heating up, so are the activities surrounding the Chamber. If you're not attending, you're missing out.
Have you checked out the Hot Deals
offered by Chamber members? There's some sizzling deals just for you.
LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BRIEFINGS
Local Government leaders will discuss priorities, budget challenges and their vision for the future for your community. The briefings provide an excellent opportunity to strengthen and build new partnerships between members of the business community and local government officials.
RSVP to attend the briefing of your choice to this email or [email protected]. There is no cost to attend for chamber members.
Friday, June 28 - Blount County Government - Mayor Ed Mitchell
Friday, July 19 - City of Maryville - City Manager, Greg McClain
Friday, August 30 - City of Alcoa - City Manager, Mark Johnson
All briefings will be held at the Blount County Chamber, 201 S. Washington Street, Maryville, at 8:00 a.m.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS UNITE
Are you a young professional looking to connect with your peers? Well, you need to check out the BYLD (Blount Young Leadership and Development) group which is holding its monthly meeting on June 25 at the Smoky Mountain Brewery beginning at 5:30 p.m. Brewery (743 Watkins Rd, Maryville).
So come mix and mingle with each other and continue to lead and develop our community as we want it. Please RSVP by email to Claire at [email protected]
or call 865.983.2241
BLOUNT COUNTY UNITED WAY GAS DAY
Is your company interested in supporting United Way Gas Day but can't volunteer at a station? Gas Day volunteers now have the opportunity to double tips collected at this year's event, and they need your help! Money raised assists more than 50,000 Blount County residents every year. For more information on being a tip match sponsor, please visit www.liveunitedblount.org
or call 865-982-2251 ext. 14. This year's Gas Day will be held on Friday, July 19.
LUNCH BOX SERIES: HEALTH REFORM UPDATE FOR EMPLOYERS
The Blount Partnership Lunch Box Series of discussions for business people has an upcoming discussion on June 28 about "Mitigating Risks in Your Business and Tort Reform Update" presented by John Elder & Taylor Williams of Paine, Tarwater, & Bickers, LLP. You don't want to miss this.
Cost for Chamber members will be $15. Non-members $25. The cost includes lunch.
Contact Vicky Jones at [email protected] or 983-2241.
Other Lunch Box Series topics are:
Aug. 30 - "Connect. Engage. Expand - Integrating Social Engagement Into Your Communications Strategy" presented by Heather Ripley - Fletcher PR
Oct. 17 - Human Resources Supervisor's Training Seminar
Nov. 22 - "What Are They Changing Now? A Tax Update" presented by Nick Meals - Coulter & Justus, P.C.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN CLASSIC
The 45th Smoky Mountain Softball Classic is coming July 12-14. You won't want
The Smoky Mountain Classic
combines the elements of the finest quality competition with the support of large enthusiastic crowds. It is played in a friendly, hospitable, down-home country fair atmosphere at the doorstep of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The nation's top teams are showcased at their best as they play for some of the most prestigious awards in the game.
The 2013 Smoky Mountain Classic is proud to be a part of the USSSA NIT series. Not only will a berth and points be awarded to teams participating in the series, but the highest finishing B & C teams will receive berths to their respective USSSA World tournaments.
GIVE US YOUR NEWS
Got good news about your business you'd like to share? Landed a big contract? Hired new manager?
If so, the Blount Partnership would like to know about it and share it through our social media channels and web site.
Not only is it good PR for your company, but it shows an active business community.
So share your news by emailing a press release or a complete description of your news to our communications director Jeff Muir
SMTDA UNVEILS TWO MOBILE APPS
The Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority has brought Blount County and the Smoky Mountains to traveler with it's travel app and Circle the Smokies driving app available on the Apple iTunes store. Be sure to get these free apps for maps, lodging, food and attractions.