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  • 2 Jul 2018 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 2018

    Mark On Your Calendar!

    Wed, July 4
    Independence Day - Office Closed

    Tues, July 10: 
    Business After Hour - Cairn Yoga & Wellness Studio 

    Fri, July 20:
    Nationals Event Submission Deadline

    Sat, July 21: 
    Aussie Agency, Marion County Tribune, Karizma Ribbon Cutting and Open House

    Tues, July 24:
    Hospitality Training - Grand Theater 

    Mon, July 31: 
    Nationals Parade Registration Deadline

    Wed, August 1:
    Elite Dance New Location Ribbon Cutting

    Welcome to Knoxville! 

    Iowa Home Care

    Chamber News 

    Office Renovation  

    We're making progress on our office update. New floor, new paint, new porch roof, and new decor! We have officially transitioned our office space to the north end of the Dixie Gebhart house. Please note that the entrance door has changed. You can now enter our office through the left door when facing the house. 

    Hospitality Training 

    We are happy to present Hospitality Training given by Ginny Krichau who is the Director of Patient Experience at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics

    The session will be held twice on Tuesday, July 24 from 10:00-11:00 am and again from 5:00-6:00 pm at The Grand Theater in downtown Knoxville.

    Attendees will learn about creating personal connections with customers, common courtesy, showing caring compassion, and going the extra mile.

    Who should attend? Anyone and everyone are welcome but we highly recommend this training for:

    • Front-line employees who interact with customers often
    • Business and community leaders
    • Organization volunteers
    • Managers of retail shops, restaurants, attractions, hotels, gas stations, and convenience stores
    Cost to attend is free to Knoxville Chamber members and $10/person for non-members. Payment will be due at the event. 

    There is no limit on how many employees can attend so invite your whole staff but please make sure to pre-register.

    Business After Hours

    Business After Hours is a great opportunity for local business owners and employees to get together on a quarterly basis to network. 

    Summer's Business After Hours will be hosted by Cairn Yoga & Wellness Studio on Tuesday, July 10 from 4:30-6:00 pm. Come and go as you please and enjoy some light snacks and refreshments as well as the company of others in the Knoxville area business community. 


    It's that time of year where we are seeing checkered flags in our dreams. Make sure your business is taking full advantage of the opportunities that the Knoxville Nationals brings to town. 


    The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and McKay Insurance Agency are happy to host the 2018 Nationals Parade during the58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores which takes place in downtown Knoxville and is enjoyed by hundred of locals and race fans from around the world. Enter your float by Friday, July 30.

    Community Event Submission
    Sure there is a lot going on at the track but there is also a lot going on around town. Submit your business or group's information by July 20 to be included our website and collaborative marketing efforts during Nationals.

    Give your employees a chance to get in on the Nationals action! The Chamber is looking for friendly, fun people to be smiling faces for fans who will be coming to Knoxville. People are needed to help for 2 to 3 hour increments with parking and the parade. Sign up.

    Window Painting 
    Frosty Harrington is painting business windows for the 2018 Knoxville Nationals starting the beginning of July. Each painting is $50. To schedule yours, call 641-891-7121.

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  • 31 May 2018 2:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mark On Your Calendar!

    Sat, June 2:
    Ribbon Cutting - Knoxville Veterinary Clinic

    Wed, June 13
    Lunch & Learn - Nationals 2018

    Thurs, June 28:
    Ribbon Cutting - Iowa Home Health Care

    Chamber News

    New Board Members

    The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce has a full board! At May's board meeting, Kevin Stittsworth and Dustin Demoss were approved to fill vacancies once filled by Jason Everly and Hannah Vander Veer. Kevin will also be chairing the Marketing Committee. If you or anyone you know is interested in serving, nominations will begin in October. A list of the current board can be found here

    Chamber Lunch & Learns Have Begun

    With a full board and a full-time staffed office, it was important that we begin offering programs that provide benefit for members and bring people together on a regular basis. Lunch & Learns over varying topics will be held once a month for one hour during the lunch. All members and employees can attend for free. Future programs and registration information can be found here.  

    Chamber Receives Grant 

    We were fortunate to receive a $6000 grant from the Knoxville Heritage Community Foundation in conjunction with the Knoxville Public Library. The money will be put towards updates to the Dixie Gebhart house to create a more inviting Visitors Center. An open house will be planned when work is completed. 

    Nationals Parade Entries Now Online

    The Nationals Parade is hosted by the Chamber and sponsored by McKay Insurance. This year's parade has a nominal fee of $10 for Chamber members and $20 for

    non-members. The Nationals 

    Parade gives you great exposure to the community and National's visitors. Deadline to enter is July 30enter today!

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  • 27 Apr 2018 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Chamber News - April 2018

    We have staff!

    After a few weeks of having an unstaffed office during an employee transition, the Chamber Office is now open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. The Chamber is excited to be hiring 2 part-time Administrators as well which will help to have extended office hours during the summer starting in June. 

    New Membership Software

    One of the biggest projects for the Chamber Board for the last few months was instituting a new membership software program. We went with Wild

    Apricot which gave us good features for a great price. This new software will help tremendously to keep track of our member's information as well as a consistent membership renewal process. With new things comes new challenges so we appreciate your patience with us if we call asking for information that may have been lost or that may need updated. In the end, it will all be worth it and more accurate! It will also allow for members to sign in to their own account to update information and access special content. More information on that is to come.

    New Website

    A feature of Wild Apricot was a website that streamlined many process for us. The new website has been launched with all of our current information but we will still be updating it frequently to provide the best user experience possible. We also have a new website address, If you see information that appears to be wrong, please don't hesitate to let us know!

    New Email Addresses

    I guess you could say we are going through a technology overhaul at the moment... since our website has changed, so have our email addresses. You can always reach me (Hannah) at or our generic email we give to the public is

    Chamber Logo

    The current board

    felt strongly about getting started on fresh footing which led to the decision of a rebrand of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. In March at our Annual Meeting, we unveiled our new logo and brand. This will be the identity leading the way of the Chamber moving forward. For more details and information explaining the brand, click here.

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    If you don't already, follow us on FacebookTwitter Instagram to get more timely updates and Knoxville Chamber happenings.  

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