We hope you had a great Fourth of July. If you spent it around here, I'm sure you're ready to dry out. Hard to believe Summer is half over.
Just a reminder that Leadership Blount is hosting the Afternoon Mixer
this Thursday at 3:45 p.m. We hope to see you there for another opportunity to network and learn more about what Leadership Blount is up to.
CHAMBER BOARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Blount County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. You may nominate yourself or anyone else you would like by emailing Brenda
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost to attend for chamber members.
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.
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 THIS WEEKEND
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.
So share your news by emailing a press release or a complete description of your news to our communications director Jeff Muir