Shop Local Campaign
The Nettie King Brown Clearinghouse was the recipient of the 2016 W.A. Ellis Community Leadership Service Award which was presented at the 70th annual meeting of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are Angie Tillery (from left), Sinda Snead, Dewandee Neyman and Kay Davis accepted the award for Johnny Roberts.
The Chamber’s annual efforts continued to increase awareness of the importance of supporting local businesses through advertising in the local media, websites and social media. This year we participated in the American Express Shop Small National Campaign promoting Small Business Saturday Nov. 26, 2016. Many of our member retail businesses supported the Shop Small Shop Local promotion. AL, Lakeland FL, Savannah GA and Nashville TN. These events afforded us the opportunity to promote Cherokee County and our destinations: Weiss Lake, Cherokee Rock Village, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Cornwall Furnace Memorial Park, Cherokee County Historical Museum, Cherokee County Golf and Country Club, Terrapin Creek and others. ing & Fishing Guide, North Alabama Travel Guide, Alabama Advantage, Business Alabama, Atlanta Magazine, Southern Living, and many others.
The work of travel writers (2) appears in various publications across the Country.
There were three film crews in Cherokee County in 2016. Shows include HGTV, Brushpile Fishing Shows, and Lake Living and Recreation
The Chamber hosted a free business workshop on “Growing Your Business” with Mike Coleman from Nashville leading the workshop. CCIDA and JSUSBDC partnered with the Chamber for this event.
The Chamber participated in the 2016 Legislative Prayer Breakfast held in Montgomery sponsored by Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association for North Alabama Legislators.
The Chamber participated in the 2016 Alabama Tourism Bash in Montgomery for Legislators from across the state.
The Chamber is a member of the Chamber off Commerce Association of Alabama board — serving a three-year position on the state-wide board, increasing both exposure and influence of the Cherokee County and our Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber also has representation on the Alabama Mountain Lake Tourism Association board — serving a two year- position as Chairperson of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourism Association, a 16-county regional organization.