Blount Partnership News & Events

It's coffee club and Blount Young Leadership & Development week. This week's coffee club is sponsored by CBBC and is held at the Chamber office (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) Thursday at 7:45 a.m. Later Thursday, the BYLD social is set for 5:30 p.m. at Vienna Coffee House (212 College Street Maryville).
Additionally, I highly encourage you to RSVP for a special leadership training seminar by Bill Graham on Feb. 12 (see below). Check out this video clip of his presentation.
Finally, we are four weeks away from the 94th Chamber Annual Meeting on Feb. 28 (the largest networking event in the county). Also, the Winter Heritage Festival takes place in Townsend, Feb. 6-9.

One more thing, please join us Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. for a ribbon cutting at the newly remodeled La Quinta Inn and Suites by the airport (126 Cusick Rd., Alcoa).
The Blount Partnership is proud to present an outstanding seminar by Bill Graham of Graham Corporate Communications on Feb. 12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., at the Clayton Center for the Arts Lambert Recital Hall. Registration is $50 for Chambers members and can be made by Email or calling 865.983.2241.
We've had the opportunity to experience this great seminar and it's fabulous. You walk away with communication tools for leaders, managers and sales team members.
During this workshop, you will learn...Simple steps to improve your likeability while crafting your ideas into messages and stories that resonate with your members, build professional relationships through personal connections and learn customer service tools to be more trusting and helpful.
Bill challenges leaders in every industry to be their most likeable and memorable. His programs help people make connections, improve relationships and say the right thing.
The Blount Partnership's annual meeting sponsored by Asbury Place is coming up on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Airport Hilton. Let me tell you, this ain't your granddaddy's annual meeting. No! This is the premier networking event for Blount County. There's no guest speaker. No rubber chicken dinner. It's just a giant dance party with GLOW, a live performance / show / dance band and heavy hors d'oeuvres.
This is the perfect event to entertain clients and show them the hospitality of Blount County. There will be videos, music, great food, cash bar and an atmosphere to meet and greet the movers and shakers that make this area such a great place to do business and live.
Tickets are $100 and tables are available by calling 865.273.1206. The Hilton is even offering a discounted room rate of $79 so you can stay and have a real good time.
The Chamber is offering a FREE network training class with Raeus Jae Cannon, Feb. 26 from 3-4:30 p.m. RSVP to Amy.
Cannon is a collaborative networking and relationship authority who is highly energetic can show you how to easily never make a cold call again, yet build stronger relationships that drive higher profitability.
Promote your Business......Participate in "Operation Thank You"
Participate in the Chamber's 16th annual "Operation Thank You" set for Feb. 18-20 and meet other business people on a one-on-one basis. During this three-day event, Chamber members, the Chamber staff and Board of Directors will personally deliver Chamber member information packets for 2014. We invite you to join us in this three-day effort. You can agree to call on as many or as few members as your schedule permits. If you, someone (or several people) from your business, organization or group is interested in participating, please contact Amy Lawson at [email protected] or call 865.983.2241.
Promote your business during "Operation Thank You" by sending 1300 gift certificates, brochures or business promotional pieces to us and we will distribute them during "Operation Thank - You". Your Chamber constantly looks for ways to help you promote your business and the ABC theory - Always Buy Chamber. We do ask that your enclosure piece be a 4"x 9" brochure or a size not to exceed 8 " x 11" and be no more than 1 page or sheet. These inserts should be delivered to the Chamber no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6. Please contact Amy Lawson at [email protected] or call 865.983.2241. There is a charge of $175 for insert enclosure.
Digging back into the archives, I give you "I'm a Believer," by the Monkees from this week in 1967. Did you know that Neil Diamond composed the song that remained atop the Billboard singles chart for seven weeks? The song went gold within two days of release and is one of the fewer than 40 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million physical copies worldwide.
The Monkees - I'm a Believer
The Monkees - I'm a Believer

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