Blount Partnership News & Events

It's the first full week of spring and that means it's coffee club and BYLD week. Coffee club is being held Thursday at 7:45 a.m., at the Tennessee Vein Center and BYLD is holding its monthly meeting Thursday at Calhoun's with the ever-charming, Dave Bennett of Cherokee Millwright & Mechanical.
The Blount Partnership's office at 201 S. Washington St. in Maryville is undergoing a renovation project beginning in April. Before it begins, the Partnership is conducting a silent auction for Chamber members for numerous physical items such as desks, chairs, tables and other furnishings.
The silent auction begins Monday, March 24 at 10 a.m., and concludes Wednesday, April 2 at noon. Winners will be notified that afternoon and must pick up items by noon, Friday, April 4.
If you're heading out to the Spring Festival in Townsend May 2-3 (and I know you are), be sure to buy your two-day parking pass online for $10. It will save you $6 on the regular parking rate. Online orders will be mailed. Or, stop by the Chamber office and pick one up.
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.
AT&T is now offering 12 months of free U-verse High Speed Internet service to qualifying small businesses, representing a savings of more than $400.
This best-ever value on wired and wireless service bundles is available to companies located in AT&T U-verse service areas in Tennessee that fall within the following categories:
Are new AT&T wireless business customers adding Mobile Share Value 10GB or higher plans; or
Are existing AT&T mobility business customers migrating to AT&T Mobile Share Value 10GB or higher plans; or
Are existing business customers on Mobile Share Value 10GB or higher plans.
The free U-verse High Speed Internet service includes download speeds of up to 6Mbps. If small businesses choose AT&T U-verse download speeds faster than 6Mbps, they will be provided a monthly credit of $35 for up to 12 months or up to $420 per year. (See full news release)
Small business customers can learn more about or purchase the new Mobile Share Value-free U-verse High Speed Internet offer by calling 855-877-4288, or visiting a local AT&T-owned store. In addition, they can get more information at The promotional offer runs through Wednesday, April 30.
To determine if they are located in AT&T's U-verse High Speed Internet footprint - and, therefore, qualify for free U-verse High Speed Internet - small businesses can go to the online tool at
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is hosting a FREE seminar entitled Using Facebook for Small Business at the Blount County Chamber office located at 201 S. Washington St., in Maryville, Tenn., March 28 from 9 a.m.-noon. Register by calling (865) 246-2663 or online 
Here's a song you either loved or hated. It's Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" which topped the Billboard Singles chart this week in 1998 capping a three ride atop the music world. The song won a Grammy Award in 1999 for the Best Rap Solo Performance. It was ranked the 68th greatest song of the 1990s by VH1. However, it was ranked at No. 19 on the list of AOL Radio's 100 Worst Songs Ever in 2010.
Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It

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