February 28, 2018
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

The golf tournament is less than a month away. Business on the Green is an annual favorite of many local businesses and it seems even more so this year. We have less than 15 golf teams openings left so if you plan to play, don't play around, register today. We also have a few sponsorships left.
 
I've noticed that many business leaders in our community love to read business books. I know of one Chamber member who reads two a week. I don't think he sleeps! We are considering launching a Business Book Club. Please take a  quick survey to see if there is interest; and if there is interest, the best time to convene and what to call the club.
 
We have some changes to our team here at the Fayette Chamber. I'm excited to announce that Sydney Baker will be joining our team Monday, March 5, as the member engagement specialist. Sydney recently graduated from West Georgia College with a degree in communications. She is from Tyrone and graduated from Sandy Creek High School. After college, she interned with Operation Mobilization. One of the more interesting things about her is she has a black belt in martial arts.  Friday is Anastasia Ronczka's last day with us. We wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors!
 
This is the last reminder for those hearing the higher calling of public office. Qualifying for all state and local races starts Monday, March 5, and ends at noon on Friday, March 9. The Fayette Chamber is proud that several local business owners have heard that calling and are currently serving in state and local government seats.  
                                                                 
Have a great week!
Carlotta

LOCAL
Fayette County is updating the Fayette Transportation Plan, establishing a Master Path Plan for the county, and conducting a transportation study on State Route 74. Please consider dropping by in one of the two open-house style meetings. The first is March 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting room and the second is March 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School. Another way to provide input is by taking the online survey.

Also, regarding transportation, the South Fulton CID recently provided updates on projects in South Fulton that will impact Fayette Countians. The SR I-85/74 interchange is on track with construction to begin in early 2019. A model from ARC shows that the partial cloverleaf option planned for the interchange predicts a 64-percent reduction in traffic congestion. The second project is a 200-space park-and-ride lot on the southeast side of SR 74 under the transmission lines is slated for completion this year. The third is the engineering and design work for an access road in the congested area should be completed this year. The access road is designed to relieve traffic congestion and will also connect the park-and-ride lot.
 
On Monday, the town of Brooks updated its zoning ordinances and also approved a new logo that fits in the Fayette brand family.
 
Last week, Fayette County Commission was happy for the return of Chairman Eric Maxwell. Items on the agenda other than the 911 Center included approving the updated intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) from Peachtree City, Fayetteville and Tyrone. Since 1998, the state has required that counties and its municipalities set up IGAs to streamline service delivery and eliminate when possible duplication of services.
 
For the March 1 meeting, Peachtree City has on its consent agenda two alcohol license permits.  One is for Big Shots and one is for Line Creek Brewing Company. Other items to note on the agenda is signing off on applying for a grant for their community emergency response team and amphitheater improvements.
 
For its March 1 meeting, Fayetteville has a couple of text amendments and rezonings. Tyrone has cancelled Thursday's meeting.

STATE
Today is crossover day at the Georgia General Assembly...a very long day for our legislators! With more than 130 bills and resolutions on the House agenda and  and more than 40 on the Senate agenda , it will be quite a day. Any bill that does not pass the body it originated in by midnight tonight will not be considered this year. While the bill may be dead, the bill's idea still has a chance. The content could be attached to another bill that addresses an issue in the same code section.

Georgia General Assembly bill list (Please note the newest are at the bottom of the list.)

Advocacy Sponsors
Less than 12 foursomes remain!

Thursday, March 29

Presenting Sponsor:


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VOLUNTEER! 


Volunteers.... WE NEED YOU!
  
  Email Paige to find out why volunteering is fun and can build your business! 

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Chamber Events & Programming


Piedmont Fayette Hospital was just named one of Healthgrades 2018 America's 50 Best Hospitals for the 4th consecutive year.

Malt Maker Media is celebrating its second company anniversary. Owners Tommy Ruth, Daniel Bowman and Zack Brewer were recently named the Chamber's 2017 Young Professionals of the Year.

New Members in February!

Send your business milestones, awards and accolades to Paige@FayetteChamber.org 
for inclusion in the next Chamber News.
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