The purpose of any local Chamber of Commerce is the promotion and support of the local business community. Through the efforts of the Chamber, businesses gain increased market share via promotional campaigns that not only promote our local businesses, but also our county, our natural resources and the people who call Blount County home.
Your Blount County-Oneonta Chamber has always had tremendous support from the business community, and we are always looking for ways to improve not only our community, but also your Chamber. Our membership helps the Chamber become a stronger, more viable organization for our business community. Membership dues help us implement programs that will better benefit our existing businesses. The commitment of our members enables us to offer better services and resources for our small business owners, our school systems and our community.
When we all work together, we can make great things happen. When we work together, we make the community we live in an even better place. One way that we can all work together is by continuing to build your Chamber. A strong Chamber means a better way of life not only for business and industry, but for all of Blount County!
We continue to build on our networking opportunities through our monthly luncheons that average more than 150 of our business and local leaders. We continue to add seminars to help provide information and tools to help our small businesses continue to thrive. In the past year, our membership has grown to more than 400 businesses and individuals who have dedicated themselves to making your Chamber and Blount County a better place to live, work and raise our families.
We continue to build on our social media marketing as a tool to promote our members, events throughout the county, and highlight the good things happening right here at home. One initiative, Open for Blount, is a project featuring our local member businesses, highlighting all the amazing opportunities and hard workers right here at home. We share stories, photos and even videos to spread the word and share with everyone the great people of Blount County.
We look forward to working with you, our members, and our partners as we continue to expand and develop new ideas and programs that will make a difference not just in the lives or our members, but for all of us here in Blount County. By continuing to work together, we are making a very good community even better!