Message from the President

The Expo was a great success. Thanks to all sponsors, especially presenting sponsor Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and to all our exhibitors and volunteers.  We would love to hear any anecdotes you have of connections and/or sales while there!
Each year, the Leadership Fayette class has an assignment to learn about civic health and its four components, (1) social connectedness, (2) community involvement, (3) political action and participation and (4) confidence in institutions. This year, in partnership with Georgia Family Connection and the National Conference on Citizenship, Leadership Fayette will conduct the local version of the national civic health survey.  

To be statistically valid, more than 600 surveys must be completed. We are thankful that the youth leadership program FYLP produced by AVPRIDE and the senior leadership program Encore produced by Fayette Factor will assist in data collection.  This survey is slated to go live next week. We will send out the survey via email or one of the Leadership Fayette class members may approach you in person to complete the survey. Please take the time to complete this important information about the social fabric of our community. The Georgia Family Connection leads the current Georgia initiative and has conducted the survey in four rural counties already. Fayette County will be the first metro area county to participate. We are excited to lead the way on this endeavor.
And speaking of surveys, the Chamber's annual survey will be in the next newsletter. I do hope you will take time to complete that one as well!


Board Elections: 
Slate of 2018 Officer & Director Candidates
Each year the Chamber has an election to place new directors on the Board to serve two year terms, select officers for the upcoming year, and fill unexpired terms. Chamber by-laws direct that a Nominating Committee submit a slate of candidates to members for consideration.

CLICK HERE for the 2018 Board slate.

Fayetteville continues to look at requests that increase business opportunities. Last week, they had the first reading to consider a rezoning to allow a bed and breakfast.  They also considered pedestrian improvements along Hwy. 54 at Togwatee Village Parkway. 
Peachtree City heard a presentation on the Keep Peachtree City Beautiful program, an excellent example of a public/private partnership. 
Fayette County has a variety of budget items to approve including a contract with the U.S. Department of the Interior on stream monitoring.
Sponsored by the Fayette County Democratic Party, Fayette County Issues Tea Party, Fayette County Republican Party, NAACP- Fayette County, GA and the Rotary Club of Peachtree City
Town of Tyrone : Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Tyrone Depot
City of Fayetteville: Monday, October 23, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Public Library
City of Peachtree City: Thursday, October 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Peachtree City Hotel & Conference Center
Want to host Business After Hours in 2018?
Enter the BAH Lottery by 10/23!
Because hosting Business After Hours is a highly coveted sponsorship, the Chamber holds a lottery at the October BAH to select locations for the upcoming year. 

CLICK HERE to learn about and register for the 2018 BAH lottery!   DEADLINE to enter is Monday, October 23.

Upcoming Events
(click the link for details and online registration)
October 4

October 4
Expansion Celebration:  TDK Components USA

October 6
Coffee with the Chairman presented by SmartPath, LLC
Chairman's Investors Exclusive

October 11
B2B Luncheon presented by Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville and the Clubs of Peachtree City
TOPIC: Eight Ways to Influence Anyone - Communication 3.0

October 18
Ribbon Cutting: Summit Urgent Care-Peachtree City

October 23
#workforce  #education
Workforce & Education Forum
Keynote Speaker: Chris Clark, CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
September 27, 2017

Thank you!

Gold Sponsors
Consolidated Copier Services
Fidelity Bank
Hammond Services
Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Nationwide-Kearns Agency

Silver Sponsors
Capital Investment Companies
Clubs of Peachtree City
Coweta-Fayette EMC
Crowne-Plaza Atlanta SW PTC
Fayette County News
Golf Rider, M&R Print Solutions
Progressive Heating & Air
Trinity Air
WEKS The Bear 92.5 FM

And thanks to all sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers!

YOU are what makes Expo a success!
Vote YES to maintain the Fayette County ESPLOST!

The Chamber supports a YES vote on the November 7 ESPLOST referendum.
CLICK HERE to learn more.
Monday, October 23
5:30 -7:30 p.m.
Chris Clark
Georgia Chamber

Benefit of the Week

Develop personal and professional leadership skills.

Fayette Chamber of Commerce | 770-461-9983 
600 West Lanier Avenue, Suite 205
Fayetteville, GA 30214