Blount Partnership News & Events

It's time for our first afternoon mixer of the year this Thursday at 3:45 p.m. at Century 21 Smoky Mountain Realty in Townsend. Please make the short drive and join us.
Additionally, there are a few slots left for the Chamber's free seminar entitled "Take the 'Work' Out of Networking with Shari Strong." It's being held Tuesday, April 8 at the Boys and Girls Club from 3-4:30 p.m. due to renovations at the Chamber office.
If you're heading out to the Spring Festival in Townsend May 2-3, 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.
More than 100 people have graduated from this unique program. The program'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 will inspire, train and designate 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.
Register for FREE online until Friday, April 11 or email for more information.
Spring election day is just four weeks away. It's an important election for many county seats on May 6. Today is the last day to register to vote. If you know someone who hasn't registered, encourage them to do it. Early voting runs April 16-May 1.
Want to go watch the Tennessee Smokies play baseball for FREE? The Blount Partnership and the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center have partnered to take 18 people to game on Saturday, April 26 at 6:15 p.m. against the Huntsville Stars.
A Heritage Center bus will pick up at the Townsend Visitors Center at 3:30 p.m. and the Chamber office (201 S. Washington St., Maryville, TN) at 4:15 p.m. and return after the game. You must ride the shuttle to use the tickets. If you are interested, please RSVP by Friday, April 18 to Deborah (865-273-1257) with your name, phone number and number of tickets. This is first come, first serve.
We'll stay in the 1980s again this week as Phil Collins' "One More Night" completes its two-week run atop the Billboard Singles chart this week in 1985. It was Collins' second U.S. number-one single. "One More Night" would be surpassed by "We Are the World" on April 13, 1985 as the No. 1 single.
Phil Collins - One More Night
Phil Collins - One More Night

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