b'C H E R O K E E M I L LW R I G H TOur commitment tokeeping your operation 4 6 17 21 efficient + productive TABLE OF 26 28 34 has never been stronger.CONTENTS From full-service millwright and in-house fabrication to custom automation for 41 45 manufacturing and warehouse facilities 4BASICALLY BLOUNT Cherokee is ready when you are.There is much to celebrate in this progressive county.6BUSINESS: MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER PUBLISHERFrom workforce development to new developments, Blount County Marcon Publications, a division of is surging forward. Marcon Marketing Consultantswww.marconmarketing.com17LIFESTYLE: FINDING THE FUN rford@marconmarketing.comFestivals throughout the year add flavor while good music and food 865.705.8580are here every day. MANAGING EDITOR26RECREATION: ACHIEVING MORE IN THE OUTDOORS Sherri Gardner HowellIn the foothills, you can hike, bike, walk or take to the linkswith irons EDITORSor a disc. Rick FordJeff Muir34EDUCATION: EXCELLENCE AT ALL LEVELS CREATIVE/DESIGNSchools are moving forward, whether blitzing with books in elementary Design-Alley WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?or readying for post-secondary. PHOTOGRAPHY41TRANSPORTATION: BLOUNT ON THE MOVE Kristin Luna and Roads are merging and converging for better traffic flow while the airport Big Slate MediaCONTRIBUTING WRITERS is stretching its runways. Lance Coleman automation45 HEALTH AND WELLNESS: PARTNERSHIPS IN MEDICINE Stefan CooperSherri Gardner HowellBlount Memorial forges collaboration with Mayo Clinic. Mitch Moore millwright48VOLUNTEERS IN PROGRESS Betsy Pickle52FAST FACTSADVERTISING SALES mechanicalRick Ford53COMMUNITY REFERENCES Vicki Hawkins MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY/BUYERS GUIDE PRINTING fabrication54 Hart Graphics, Inc.94INDEX OF SPONSORSPrinted withCall us 865.379.1500 vegetable-basedinks onrecycled paper info@cherokeemillwright.com2 Basically Blount 2021 cherokeemillwright.com 1034 Ross Drive, Maryville, TN 37801CM_8x11_BasicallyBlountAD_production.indd 1 10/30/20 2:59 PM'