It's Townsend Fall Hertiage Festival
week. Please check out the Festival site for the band schedule, crafters and other events happening in Townsend. It projects to be a great weather weekend; so make plans to come out.
Also, don't forget about coffee club at the Pellissippi State Blount County
campus, located at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, on Thursday at 7:45 a.m. and the BYLD social
later at 5:30 p.m. at Ruby Tuesday, 109 Furrow Way, Alcoa, TN.
BEING A CHAMBER MEMBER IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS
For example, did you know . . .
When consumers know that a business is a member of the local chamber, they are 44% more likely to think favorably about it.
Consumers who are told that a business is a chamber member are 51% more likely to be highly aware of it and 57% more likely to think positively of its local reputation.
Consumers are 63% more likely to buy goods and services in the future from a company that they believe is a member of the local chamber of commerce.
And for businesses that sell to other businesses, did you know . . .
When business decision-makers believe that a business is a chamber member, they are 37% more likely to think favorably of the business, 51% more likely to be highly aware of it, 58% more likely to think positively of its local reputation and 59% more likely to buy goods and services from it.
There's also a positive perception for the local chamber itself. Regarding the chamber's impact on the local economy, 82% of respondents believe that the local chamber of commerce helps create jobs and promotes local economic development.
Positive perception increases among consumers and business owners when a business is identified as a member of the local chamber of commerce.
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS NEEDS NOMINATIONS
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 intereted, please check out the media kit
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
For further information, contact: Deborah Nye at 865.273.1257
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.
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.
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
BLOUNT COUNTY UNITED WAY JOB OPENING
This week we look back to 1977 when The Emotions sat atop the Billboard No. 1 singles chart with "Best of My Love." It won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and also won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single.
|The Emotions ~ Best of My Love|