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Resources for Managing Your Business During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Member-to-Member COVID-19 Resources

Please review the resources offered by Blount Chamber members during this COVID-19 crisis and freely utilize

BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT
For the month of July, Clear Leader Group is offering a complimentary behavioral assessment and report for up to five members of your team. If you would rather reach out to us personally, click here to fill out the contact form on our website. Either way, connect with us today and let's clear the way toward your team’s success!

BALLOON PROJECTS FOR GRADS, ETC.
Above the Rest Balloon & Event Design have DIY balloon projects for customers that will bring a smile to anyone. Watch this story from WBIR and then jet on over to its order page.

BEEF. IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER
Century Harvest Farms is offering 10% off a purchase from its online store
Use the code BLOUNTCHAMBER at checkout.

BIO-RISK ASSESSMENT
Infection Blasters, which specializes in bio-risk assessment and facility auditing is offering these deals.

Blount County Chamber members receive: 
$100 Value Free Sample Contamination Testing & Microbial Imaging
10% Off Biorisk Assessment Preparedness Plan consulting services
10% Off Mass disinfection Pro-Active cleaning services
5% Off Temperature Checking Kiosks
20% off face mask & signage printing

BUSINESS/LEADERSHIP ADVISORY
Vistage — Free public Coronavirus Resource Center - a public, one-stop shop to help business leaders better lead themselves and others during these challenging times. 

Also from Vistage, "The Situation Room" — a weekly informal, live virtual forum for greater Knoxville area business owners, CEOs, and senior executives. Its purpose: To help owners and senior leaders from all industries to stay connected, compare notes, ask questions, share learnings, confront reality, and otherwise get help and perspective from similarly situated peers. Wednesday, May 20 at 11:30 a.m. ET, usually an hour or less, depending on number of attendees. Free. Sign-up is required (to avoid Zoom-bombing), contact Vistage Chair Kurt Greene
 
BLOUNT COUNTY LIBRARY ONLINE RESOURCES
Blount County Library -- Click the link to the left and see that the BCPL offers plenty of reading materials through its Tennessee READS resource which provides digital access to both audiobooks and e-books for children and adults. It also offers many online resources for businesses.
 
BRAND PROTECTION
SD Professionals -- Offering companies with travel-related brands a resource on addressing travel safety concerns with a comprehensive checklist.
 
COMMUNICATIONS
AT&T -- AT&T will waive domestic wireless plan overage charges for data, voice or text for residential or small business wireless customers incurred because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic. These fees will be retroactively waived, dating back to March 13th. We will not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. See expansion of our low cost home broadband service. 
 
Spectrum Enterprise -- Offering existing fiber clients the ability to upgrade their current bandwidth on a month to month basis, as many companies will need increased speeds to allow employees to work from home or to host video conferencing.
 
DEVICE REPAIR
Cell Phone Repair (CPR) -- Offering free pick up and delivery repair service on your laptops, tablets and mobile devices. Device will be disinfected upon return.
 

DIGITAL SERVICES & ADVERTISING
WVLT-TV -- Offering TV advertising and digital services like SEO, SEM, targeted video and display and OTT. Willing to match in value for new advertisers schedule to get the word out for “we are open,” “we are hiring,” etc. Contact Allen Koch.

 

EMPLOYER - EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS
Gallaher & Assoc. -- proactive in research, outbreak response planning, communications with our employees and customers.  The resources we've have assembled may not fit for everyone, but I am pleased to share with all to assist in any way other businesses and employers in the area.  Download here.

 

EYE CARE
Blount County Eye Center -- Offering doctors to everyone in the community for all eye-related issues and questions. Our doctors are on call 24/7 to triage any needs regardless of if you are a current patient or not, insurance or ability to pay. We're able to help with contact lens supplies, broken glasses and telemedicine options.  

 

GROCERY DELIVERY FOR IMMUNE DEFICIENT & SENIORS
SCHAS -- SCHAS has created the S.O.S Program to provide grocery delivery services to those who have compromised immune systems or are age 62 or older.
 
HR CONSULTING
Cassie Brown HR Consulting, www.cassiebrownHRconsulting.com, is offering free 30-45 minute consulting sessions for your HR-related questions to the first 10 employers who reach out to her at cbhr@cassiebrownHRconsulting.com.  
 
MARKETING
Epic Nine -- Free virtual (phone or video conferencing) one hour BaseCamp consultation to help businesses identify and implement marketing strategy.
 
Express Strategic Services -- Information regarding online presence, website refresh, employee communication, disaster planning. Free 1 hour strategy business/marketing session (done by phone or video conferencing).
 
ONLINE ORDERING
Reinhart Food Service -- If your restaurant isn’t taking online orders, here’s a great resource that can answer questions and get you started on the path to offering your customers another outlet to connect with you.
 
Additionally, Reinhart Food Service has available disposables for To-Go / Takeout needs.
 
PERSONAL MEETING SPACE
Airport Hilton -- Working from home not going as planned or just need a quite space to get work done? The Hilton Knoxville Airport is offering a special Home Office Package during this time where seclusion is key. Please contact the hotel's Sales and Catering Department to inquire. 865-970-4300 option 2.
 
Luxbury Inn -- Do you or a family member need a quiet space? Let Luxbury Inn help with suites offering spacious lodging space that are complete with full size appliances and strong Wi-Fi.
 
PEST MANAGEMENT
Pest-OPS: Let us help manage mosquitoes for $45/month. We can also take care of your spiders, carpenter bees and wasps at your home and business. Please give Jeff Haun a call at 865-567-7665.
 

PPE
Graphic Creations has an ample supply of personal protection supplies, including cloth masks.

PRINTING
Ullrich Print Plus -- Offering 20% discount on all in-house printed materials including print, copy and sign services. All promotional products are a 10% discount. These offers are good for Blount County businesses. We also have access to certified Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Moving to Blount County in May. 3211 Regal Drive Unit B Alcoa TN 37701
 
PROFESSIONAL CLEANING
Restoration 1 -- COVID-19 Emergency Disinfection available 24/7. Providing disinfecting services for retail businesses that have a confirmed or unconfirmed Covid 19 exposure. Our prices are $0.55 a square foot for most places.
 
SERVPRO of Blount County – We offer COVID-19 disinfecting services for commercial buildings; suspected or confirmed cases. We adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitization standards and offer free estimates. Call 865-982-2332 or email office@servproblountcounty.com
 
REMOTE WORKFORCE
PCS, Inc – We can help your organization with secure remote control of office PCs, secure VPN access, remote monitoring and maintenance, or fully managed worry-free IT support. Give us a call at 865-273-1960 or email sales@pcsknox.com.
Allevia Technology -- Produced a video highlighting .four essentials to successfully work from home
 
Allevia Technology -- Do you use G Suite? Take advantage of its collaborative tools to remotely engage with your team.
 
Allevia Technology -- Are you managing a remote workforce? Check out this solution we’re using from Voiceopia Communications!  
 
Epic Nine -- Keep Your Pants On! How to work remotely and succeed. Learn how using valuable apps can help your team remain connected and productive while working remotely.
 
C-Spire -- Make your business remote-work ready. Equip your team to work from home or on the go with powerful resources like Office 365 and UC-One from C Spire Business - perfect for business of all sizes.
 
Gallaher -- Gallaher is here to assist you with your remote working needs. We offer remote telephony options as well as ways to monitor your business while you are away. Call 865-970-2471 for more information.
 
Avero Advisors -- VIDEO: New Normal - COVID19 and Remote IT
 
6 Things You Need to Know to Spin Up a Remote Workforce Quickly
 

SAFETY PRODUCTS 
Meiji Corporation has developed COVID-19 safety equipment and solutions designed to meet the new needs of businesses.
Contact meijitn@meijicorp.com today to work with our team and develop a plan to meet your individual needs with a fast turnaround! 

SEO & DIGITAL MARKETING
BigWheel -- Your website and social media presence are more important than ever. With so many people stuck at home, your social media and website are more important than ever. BigWheel can help you get in front of new customers, keep current clients engaged, and drive sales online. Get a free SEO audit and digital marketing plan.
 
SIGNAGE
FASTSIGNS -- Offering 20% off several of its signage and banner products to help you communicate whatever you need to employees or clients. Call (865) 558-0180.
 
Tip Signs -- Your Local Sign Company is offering 20% off Yard Signs & Banners related to communicating your COVID19 policy to your employees & customers. Also, 10% off all orders with in stock materials.

Hart Graphics can print Tennessee Pledge signs that include window decals and posters. View sample.

 
STAFFING
GemCare -- Gem Care is helping to connect people who have been recently laid off with companies that are experiencing an increase in worker demand. Call us at 865-560-9891 or visit our website.
 

TECHNOLOGY AID
RCN Technologies announced a COVID-19 community aid program by providing over $10,000 in wireless networking equipment and tech support service free to critical community organizations in healthcare, education, and public safety throughout the East Tennessee region.

RCN can help organizations whose operations have been or will be impacted by COVID-19 with immediate networking and technology needs, including secure, pop-up or temporary wireless networks, CIPA-compliant school bus hotspots, mobile command center networks with advanced threat protection, secure remote access and productivity kits, and more.

Community organizations interested in participating in the free technology aid program can contact RCN at (865) 293-0350 or send an inquiry in through the website at https://rcntechnologies.com.

As an additional support, we’ve lowered our Tech Support costs to just $69/hour and opened up short-term hourly tech support to everyone, not just existing customers on contracts. 

TELECOM ANALYSIS
For small businesses, we're happy to review your phone, internet, and cable bills for free! Our goal is to find the best service at the best price in your area. Contact Allevia Technology today to learn more. 

 

TELEHEALTH
Maryville Wellness Center has started weekly telehealth group therapy sessions to help with COVID-19. View the website for more details.

Maryville Wellness Center and Chilhowee Family Counseling are hosting two online support groups on April 20 at 4 p.m. and April 23 at 10 a.m. 


TRAINING
D1's K2 Performance Center and D1 Knoxville is providing online Bootcamp workouts for fellow Blount Chamber members at no charge through 'D1 to U'!

Download the TrainHeroic app using either of the links for Apple or Android

Or, search the app store for 'TrainHeroic'.

Create an account using your name, preferred email and password.

Enter Access Code: 1584968084
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