Blount Partnership News & Events


If you haven't already, be sure to RSVP for the free networking training session with Raeus Cannon this Thursday, July 17 from 3-4:30 p.m. Cannon goes over how to be more comfortable in networking situations. This was a successful class back in April so we brought it back.

Additionally, K12 Inc.,is holding its grand opening Wednesday at 4 p.m., at the Tyson Centre Building in Alcoa next to McGhee Tyson Airport. Let's show them a great Blount County welcome.


Did you happen to read the great article written by Steve West in Friday's Daily Times? If not, check it out or re-read it. Good stuff.


Don't forget about the Blount County Legislative Briefing coming up next Friday, July 25 at 8 a.m. and the monthly coffee club on Thursday, July 31 at Matlock Tire Service.


August 7 is election day for the state primary and county general. Early voting runs July 18-Aug. 2. Here's where you can find early voting locations and sample ballots.


Now's your opportunity to be featured during the 2015 Blount Partnership Annual Meeting set for Jan. 30 at the Airport Hilton. We want your selfies. Any selfie, taken any time and any place.


How it Works:
Be a part of our selfie collage by following these 3 easy steps:
1. Take a selfie
2. Tag #BPAM2015
3. Post your pic to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email.
Don't forget to use the #BPAM2015 tag on ALL your selfies and look for them at the Annual Meeting!


The final day to nominate a person for the 2015 Blount County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is Tuesday, July 15. Please submit the name, business, phone and brief bio of the individual that you think would make a good board member.


Is your organization hosting an event in the community? Submit it here on our community calendar. If it's a tourism event, please email Ashlee so she can post it on


Also, please send us any news releases or good news about your business. We'd love to share it with the community.


All right you James Bond fans, I have a trivia question for you. What is the only James Bond movie theme song to have reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100? It's Duran Duran's "View to a Kill" which topped the charts for two weeks in July 1985. Other Bond movie theme songs to reach the top 10 in the U.S. include: "Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey at No. 8 in 1964, "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney and Wings at No. 2 in 1973, "Nobody Does is Better" by Carly Simon at No. 2 in 1977, "For Your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton at No. 4 in 1981, "Die Another Day" by Madonna at No. 8 in 2002 and "Skyfall" by Adele at No. 8 in 2012.
Duran Duran -
Duran Duran - "A View To A Kill" Live From London (2004)

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You can access the entire calendar here to see other community events and submit your own.
Don't forget to check out the Hot Deals brought to you from other Chamber members. Add your Hot Deal by emailing Amy to get your login info.

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