Well, you've survived Christmas. We hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends. As we approach 2014, just a reminder that the Blount Partnership office is closed on Jan. 1.
REGIONAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
Time is running out to reserve your spot for the Regional Legislative Agenda
hosted by the Oak Ridge, Knoxville, and Blount County Chambers of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Riverside Grill, 100 Melton Lake Peninsula in Oak Ridge. Tickets are $25 per person which includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets.
For reservations - contact Vicky Jones
at 983-2241 by January 3, 2014
REGISTER FOR THE FREE BLOUNT TOURISM AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
More than 100 people have gone through the Blount Tourism Ambassador Program
since the first class in August. This free 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.
The BTAP's 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.
This week I bring you one of the most popular songs of the 2000s decade. It topped the Billboard singles chart for 11 weeks from Nov. 2000 to Feb. 2001. The song is "Independent Women" performed by Destiny's Child. The song first appeared as the soundtrack to the 2000 film adaption of Charlie's Angels, and later included in the group's third studio album, Survivor (2001). It is also the first single with Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin on vocals. It was named the 18th most successful song of the 2000s.
|Destiny's Child - Independent Women Part I|