It's Fourth of July week. That means we are at the halfway point of Summer. Seems like Memorial Day was not too long ago and Labor Day is not too far off. Needless to say, the Chamber continues to work hard for the business community. So let's be patriotic and proudly show off the red, white and blue this week.
PIGS AND POLITICS RETURNS
The second annual Pigs and Politics
thank you to the elected officials returns to Alumni Gym at Maryville College on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Calhoun's
, this afternoon of fun, BBQ, beer and networking offers our elected leaders a chance to be more casual. There will be two dunking booths to double the fun of seeing your favorite community leader get wet while raising money for their favorite non-profit organization.
Tickets are $15 for Chamber members and available by calling 865.983.2241 or online
Have you checked out the Hot Deals
offered by Chamber members? There's some sizzling deals just for you. Be sure to add your deals too.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost to attend for chamber members.
Friday, July 19 - City of Maryville - City Manager, Greg McClain
Friday, Aug. 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.
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.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN CLASSIC
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.
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