Shop Lo­cal Cam­paign

Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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