Happy Thanksgiving y'all. The Blount Partnership wishes you a safe holiday and hopes you get to spend some time with family and friends.
JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSES
The Blount Partnership is holding two Christmas open houses. The first is Friday, Dec. 6 from 1-3 p.m. at the visitor's center in Townsend. The second is the 14th annual celebration at the Chamber office in Maryville on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The staff is preparing food, so bring your appetite and holiday spirit as we have a great time.
STILL A FEW SPOTS LEFT FOR FINAL BTAP CLASS
There's just a few spots left for the FREE Blout Tourism Ambassador Program class set for Dec. 18 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville, Tenn. Sixty people have graduated in the first three classes which began in August. It only takes one class to become a Certified Tourism Ambassador.
The program objective is to increase regional tourism by inspiring frontline hospitality employees and volunteers to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience. This class inspires, trains and designates you as a Certified Tourism Ambassador. Certified Tourism Ambassadors enhance their capabilities to: (1) listen effectively to visitor inquiries and respond courteously and professionally; (b) know a great deal about the Blount County and Smoky Mountain area - its attributes, features and attractions; and (c) answer the majority of visitor questions (or refer them to those who can). Once certified, ambassadors will be recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways and have the opportunity to renew their certification annually to ensure they stay current.
LAST FEW WEEKS TO GET YOUR AD IN BASICALLY BLOUNT
Time in quickly running out to get your ad in the 2014 Basically Blount lifestyle magazine. If you've been putting it off, now's the time to check out the media kit
and lock in your spot.
2014 DATES SET FOR BLOUT TOURISM AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
If you can't make it to the final BTAP class of 2013, check out the more than dozen dates in 2014 to find a suitable one.
This program is 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.
This week we go back to the heart of the disco era when the German group Silver Convention topped the Billboard singles chart this week in 1975 with "Fly, Robin, Fly." This Grammy Award-winning song spent three weeks at No. 1 and carries the distinction of being a Billboard chart-topper with one of the fewest numbers of unique words: six. The chorus simply repeats "Fly, robin, fly" three times, with an ending of "Up, up to the sky!"
|Silver Convention - Fly Robin Fly|