Wow, what a great crowd and food at Taste of Blount last week. Thanks to all the sponsors and food vendors. What a great showing. Here's the winners along with the Facebook photo gallery
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS NEEDS NOMINATIONS
We need nominations for the 17 Business Excellence Awards
. So please nominate
yourself or any person or business you think is worthy. They need not be a Chamber member to nominate.
Tickets are now on sale
for the Nov. 7 event at the Clayton Center. They are $30 for Chamber VIP members, $40 for Chamber members and $60 for the public. They are available at the Chamber office located at 201 S. Washington St. in Maryville, and by phone at 865.983.2241.
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS YOUR AD IN BASICALLY BLOUNT
It's that time of year when we start selling ads for the 2014 Basically Blount
lifestyle magazine. We've added new features and other goodies for the 2014 edition. If you are interested, please check out the media kit
SPACE AVAILABLE IN SMOKY MOUNTAIN VACATION GUIDE TOO
If Basically Blount isn't your thing, consider an ad in the Partnership's 2014 Smoky Mountain Vacation Guide
that highlights all the lodging, restaurants and attractions in the county. In addition to those listings, there's a special Cades Cove section and hiking and biking trail maps. If you are interested, please check out the media kit
BYLD IS GROWING
The Blount Young Leadership & Development program filled with young professionals is growing rapidly. If you haven't attended this group's functions, you need to be at Ruby Tuesday
(109 Furrow Way, Alcoa, TN) on Thursday, Sept. 26
from 5:30-7 p.m. RSVP to Claire
We also encourage you to "Like" us on our new Facebook page
. So come mix and mingle with each other and continue to lead and develop our community as we want it. We will be having gatherings, socials, etc., on the last Thursday of every month. Stay tuned for October's social location.
FREE REGISTRATION FOR BTAP
Do you work in the tourism sector?
Do you meet visitors in your position?
Then you need to become a certified Blount Tourism Ambassador
where you'll learn facts about Blount County and this unique region that will help you better serve your customers, provide accurate information and give the "inside story" about our individual communities.
Pick a date that works for you: Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, then register for a free class at www.ctanetwork.com
(click sign up for a class)
For further information, contact: Deborah
A TOAST FOR TOYS
A social event for the Toys for Blount County
Activities being sponsored by the Members of Junior Service League is being held on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Chamber. We'd love to see you stop by.
The annual HR Supervisor Training seminar
is being held Thursday, Oct. 17 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Fayerweather Hall (Lawson Auditorium) on the Maryville College campus. Email Vicky
If you have any specials or sales coming up for the holidays, the Chamber would like to know about them so we can help you get the word out. Email
all the information and we'll compile it for all to see.
This week we look back to 1986 when Berlin sat atop the Billboard No. 1 singles chart with "You Take My Breath Away," the love song from Top Gun
. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986.
|Berlin - Take My Breath Away (Official Music Video)|