Message from Carlotta
Carlotta Ungaro

Today I get to brag about the great staff at the Fayette Chamber. We just received notification this morning that the Fayette Chamber has won an Award for Communications Excellence from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. The award is in the Advertising and Marketing category for our branded house of event logos created last year. A special thanks to Dale Georgia with Happy Dog Studios who designed the family of logos.
I had the great honor of attending a dinner recognizing Peachtree City at the home of the Japanese Consulate last night. In October, the Japan America Society of Georgia will host Japanese students and teachers in 13 communities in the Metro Atlanta region. Families in Peachtree City will host the teachers. This exchange is part of their goals to create opportunities for cultural exchange and sharing of education best practices, particularly in math. The Consulate is hosting dinners for all 13 communities and Peachtree City was the first on their list. Mayor Fleisch and I were also joined by representatives from Peachtree City businesses TDK Components, Panasonic Automotive, Shinsei, Calpis as well as Yokagawa located nearby in Newnan.
Tomorrow, Leadership Fayette will spend the day in court and jail for Justice Day! From there, we will head to a fun Business After Hours at Flat Creek Country Club.  We hope to see you there.

  Advocacy Update
The county and the municipalities have focused on SPLOST projects recently. Peachtree City, Fayetteville and Tyrone have approved projects to be included on their lists. The Fayette County Board of Commissioners is the entity that makes the final decision only the projects for the SPLOST as well as the decision to put it on the ballot in the fall for the voters to ultimately decide. 

The municipal mayors (Brooks, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, and Tyrone) will make a presentation at the July 14 Board of Commissioners meeting asking for approval of the intergovernmental agreement for a six-year SPLOST.  That same evening, the Fayette County School board along with private sector partners, will make a presentation about a proposed cultural/performing arts center.  To date, $20 million in private funding has been offered via an anonymous donor for the public-private project. 

The Board of Education adopted their FY2017 budget at the June 20 meeting.

Fayetteville postponed the Abbington Square vote.  This apartment complex has been met with opposition and the City is trying to address all concerns.

Fayette County's meeting is tomorrow night with numerous rezonings on the agenda including a historic preservation district around Starr's Mill.
  Calling All Interns
If your company, business or organization is hosting collegiate INTERNS this summer, please encourage them to get involved with YP Fayette while they are working in Fayette!

The Fayette Visioning-Economy committee and the Chamber invites college interns to YP Fayette events. It's a great way for them to connect to other local interns, young professionals, and to the community!

Click the links below for more event information and please ask your interns to register in advance, either online or by emailing

  Expo Early Bird Registration 
Ends Friday

Showcase your business to more than 1500 consumers and 100+ exhibitors!

June Events
(click the link for details and online registration)
June 23

June 24
* CANCELLED:  Government Affairs Committee Meeting
 meeting presented by NCR

June 28
Coffee & Connections

June 28
Ribbon Cutting: Summit Urgent Care

June 22, 2016
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