What a great weekend for the Townsend Fall Hertiage Festival and Old Timers Day. Here's a Facebook photo gallery
from the event.
SPECIAL GUEST AT BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
We got some big news this week about a special guest from Washington, D.C., coming to speak at the Business Excellence Awards
on Nov. 7 at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Now we can't divulge the name; but it is not a politician and it's his first trip to Blount County. Trust me, you'll want to be there.
That being said, tickets
are now on sale. 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.
STATE OF EDUCATION MEETING
Join us Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 8 a.m. at the Blount Chamber for a special meeting about the state of education in the county. The meeting includes briefings by the three directors of schools in Blount County. Each has 15 minutes for their presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A.
Presenting are Dr. Brian Bell, Director of Schools, City of Alcoa; Mr. Rob Britt, Director of Schools, Blount County; and Ms. Stephanie Thompson, Director of Schools, City of Maryville
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 intereted, 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
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BLOUNT COUNTY AND WHAT'S HAPPENING?
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.
It only takes one class to become a Certified Tourism Ambassador
. So, 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 Nye at 865.273.1257
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
I decided to go way back to 1958 and found the only No. 1 pop single to have been co-written by a U.S. Vice President or winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. The song is "It's All in the Game," which was a hit for Tommy Edwards. Carl Sigman composed the lyrics in 1951 to a wordless 1911 composition entitled "Melody in A Major," written by Charles Dawes, later Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge.
|It's All in the Game ~ Tommy Edwards|