Blount Partnership News & Events

In case you missed it last Thursday, K12 Inc. announced it is making Blount County its home. Read more here.
To get the most out of your Blount County Chamber of Commerce membership, we give you an opportunity to get involved with many events and committees. So check them out and find one that appeals to you.
Please stop by Cades Cove Cellars (7126 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882) and enjoy the wonderful tasting room and selections of their complete offerings to be stocked shortly. You will be able to purchase and enjoy their wine. Please introduce yourself to the staff. They are pleased to be joining us in Townsend.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is hosting two FREE seminars on small business marketing through social media at the Blount County Chamber office located at 201 S. Washington St., in Maryville, Tenn., March 21 and 28 from 9 a.m.-noon. Register by calling (865) 246-2663 or online at
March 21 - Strategize to Energize Your Social Connections; March 28 - Using Facebook for Small Business
On February 10, 2014, the board voted to officially take a position on state legislation in favor of expanding the definition of beer by increasing the allowable percentage of alcohol. Currently, Tennessee has the lowest cap on beer in the South-East, meaning any beverage over 5% alcohol by weight ("high gravity"), can only be sold in liquor stores. This restricts the rapidly growing craft-brew industry, and keeps jobs out of our state. The chamber is committed to growing both our area and our state, and opposes any legislation that stifles growth.
I just can't get over the British invasion, so I go back to this week in 1964 when the Beatles topped the Billboard singles chart with "I Want to Hold Your Hand." It stayed at number one for five weeks and was the group's first American number one. This song is credited for starting the British invasion of the American music industry. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" became the Beatles' best-selling single worldwide.
The Beatles - I Want To Hold your Hand [HD]
The Beatles - I Want To Hold your Hand

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