To honor the many small businesses in Blount County as well as recognize the importance of the tourism industry to the area's economy, the Blount Partnership is holding a special day of recognition at its facility at 201 S. Washington St., Maryville, from 3:30-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.

These acknowledgements are part of National Small Business and National Travel and Tourism Week taking place nationwide May 5-11. National Small Business Week is the U.S. Small Business Administration's annual celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation, while National Travel and Tourism Week celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry.

This year's theme is "Travel Matters," a recognition of the innumerable ways in which travel enriches lives and strengthens communities, Blount Partnership said in a news release.

Bob has served in a variety of roles since joining The Daily Times in the 90s. He currently is editor of the business section. When someone gets promoted, retires or gets hired at a new job in Blount County, he's the man to email.

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