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Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 3121 7
478-621-2000
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Monthly Newsletter: December 2017
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Tuesday, December 5
Ribbon Cutting - 25th Anniversary
Longhorn Steakhouse
10:00 A.M.
3072 Riverside Drive

Wednesday, December 6
HR Webinar
Social Media in the Workplace
1:00-2:00 P.M.
RSVP rpatterson@maconchamber.com

Thursday, December 7
Annual Meeting
Middle Georgia State University
Professional Sciences Conference Center
4:00-7:00 P.M.
100 University Parkway

Thursday, December 21
Ribbon Cutting - Open House
Ringer Center of Excellence
4:00 P.M.
750 Baconsfield Drive, Suite 101

December 22, 25-26
January 1
Chamber Office Closed

Thursday, January 11
Groundbreaking Ceremony
Renasant Bank
4:00 P.M.
North Macon Street @ Bass Road

Thursday, January 18 
State of the Community
11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M
Macon Centreplex

For more information about any of our
upcoming events, please call 478-621-2000
       New Members
Central Georgia Vein Center
Cherry Blossom Express
Dab's Café
Gateway Development Center
Powercon, LLC
Preston Geotechnical  Consultants
The Ringer Center of  Excellence
Sumo Steak & Sushi
Wagner Service Solutions
Chairman's Club
Cornerstone Level Members







     Congratulations
O'Claudia


Congratulations to our amazing receptionist and administrative assistant, O'Claudia Johnson  for receiving the B.J. Cain Top of the Line Award which recognizes her commitment to helping local residents and visitors get connected to Macon. 
  A Message from the Chairman
In 2017, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce continued to lead the efforts to make Macon the best place for business in the state of Georgia. The Chamber represents over 1,000 businesses in both Macon-Bibb County and Middle Georgia as a region.

Based on feedback from our members, workforce and workforce development are the two biggest challenges keeping businesses from expanding. The Chamber is committed to working with the Board of Education to improve our K-12 education and produce the 21st century workforce we need in a global economy. To that end, the Business-Education Partnership led by Blake Sullivan and Dr. Curtis Jones has been in place for two years, and has started to see real success from its efforts.

The most important of these efforts is the "Leader in Me" program to teach economic values and "soft skills" like punctuality and personal responsibility to all the elementary and middle school children in Macon-Bibb County. The private sector raised $2.1 million to make this program possible in all of the schools in Macon-Bibb County, with the expectation that every child in our community deserves a chance at a middle class life.
I am confident in the direction of the Business Education Partnership and ask that you support this effort. On behalf of the Chamber's Board of Directors, thank you for your support as we enter a new era for Macon-Bibb County in 2018.

George Greer
2017 Chamber Board Chairman
 Annual Meeting 
 
Presented By
       

Thursday, December 7
4:00-7:00 P.M.
Middle Georgia State University
100 University Parkway
Professional Sciences Conference Center


Gold Sponsors

                             

Celebration Sponsors

 


       Family-2-Family Donations
The Chamber is once again partnering with the
Family-2-Family Foundation to provide Christmas assistance to military families in need. We will also be serving as a drop-off location for anyone interested in participating.

Click here to find out all the ways you  can help!

DONATION DEADLINE 
DECEMBER 15

State of the Community Luncheon
    
Thursday, January 18
11:30 A.M. Registration
12:00 P.M. Program & Luncheon

Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center
Macon Centreplex
200 Coliseum Drive


Speaker
Mayor Robert Reichert


Presented By




Gold Sponsors
 
   
 

Silver Sponsors

             

       

Member $30
Future Member $50

Save These Dates

Business After Hours 
Thursday, January 25
5:30-7:00 P.M.
Coliseum Northside Hospital
400 Charter Boulevard

Taste of Macon 
Tuesday, February 27
5:30-7:30 P.M.
Georgia Freight Depot
Atlanta, GA
Member News and Events

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The Ringer Center of Excellence invites the community to their Open House to learn how they can help your organization with workforce development needs. 

Get involved with the Boys and Girls Club "Hoops for Kids."

Medical Center, Navicent Health RN receives Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Hero Award, find out who it was here
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It is time to donate Christmas assistance to Family-2-Family. Read about how to get your donations in, by clicking here.

Larger Than Life Chiropractic offers health workshops to businesses, churches and schools. Click here to learn how you can sign up. 

AAA Branches are now Bicycle Friendly. Read more here.

Mission:
Advance regional business success
Vision:
Creating the best place for business

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217 
  Telephone: (478) 621-2000 
 Fax: (478) 621-2021

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