NEWSLETTER                                                                    December, 2015
119 W. Washington Street
     Post Office Box 133

     Monticello, Georgia 31064


     Phone: 706-468-8994
Cell: 706-476-2585 

                                                           www.jaspercountycoc.com

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We hope you enjoy your holidays...from the 2015 Board of Directors and Staff
Carol Ann, Dana, Jeff, Kathy, Leah, Linda, Lyndsy, Mike B., 
Mike N., Monica, Peggy, Skip, Tom, Tony, Towonder, and Tracey
Pam, President and Rebecca, Manager

"Third Thursday Coffee Call" - December 17, 2015


Join us for  "Third Thursday" Coffee Call. We will be meeting on the third Thursday of each month for coffee, juice, fruit, pastry, and networking at one of our businesses in Jasper county. Bring your business cards and share with those attending. 
 
Coffee Call is Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and being hosted at the Bank of Monticello.

Interested in hosting a Coffee Call ...?  
Contact the Chamber of Commerce at
706-468-8994 or jasperchamber@bellsouth.net

2016 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - January 14, 2016
    
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Notice of Election of Officers and Directors.  The Chairman of the Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce would like to make public as according to the bylaws, the persons nominated by the 2016 nominating committee to serve as Board of Directors and Officers..  The election of the Board of Directors and Officers will be voted on at the Annual Membership Meeting, January 14, 2016.

The following members have been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors: 
All directors will continue serving their term. 

Skip Davis - Jackson Lake Homeowners Association, Towonder Dennis - Adams Beauty/Besley's Event Center/Towonder's Beauty Salon, Leah Dumas - Avon,
Jeff Greeson - Central Georgia EMC, Dr. Lyndsy Holman - Heartland Clinic of Chiropractic, Tom Joye - Artisan/Farmer's Market, Dana Leach - Dana Leach Realty, Tony Lewis - Lewis & Malone Heating and Air, Monica Loftin - Jasper County Health Services, Carol Ann McMichael - Abbey Hospice, Kathy Mudd - The Monticello News, Tracey Nelson - The Bank of Monticello.

Mike Benton - County Manager, Peggy Billerman - City Manager, Dr. Mike Newton - Jasper County School System, Linda Simmons - Southern Crescent Technical College

The 2016 Board of Directors have been nominated to serve as Officers:
Skip Davis - Chairman
Tony Lewis - Vice Chairman
Leah Dumas - Secretary 
Tracey Nelson - Treasurer   

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PLEASE SPONSOR A TABLE AT OUR ANNUAL MEETING...!  We are asking for volunteers/businesses/merchants to donate a centerpiece for our tables at the annual meeting. The centerpieces will be numbered and we will have a silent auction for them.  The money collected will go to the Monticello Community Band who is providing our jazz entertainment for the evening.

2016 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD
  The Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce announces that nominations for
(2015) Citizen of The Year is now open.  
The Citizen of the Year will be 
announced and presented at the Chamber of  Commerce Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2016.    click here for pdf copy of nomination form
     The person submitting the nomination must provide their own contact information as well as the nominee's.  The nominee must reside in Jasper County to be eligible; previous Citizens of the Year are not eligible for nomination. 

 Entry forms must be completed and submitted to the Chamber of Commerce office at 119 West Washington Street, Monticello, Ga., by Thursday, January 7, 2016 for consideration. 

2016 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

 
     The Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce announces that
nominations for (2015) Business of the Year is now open.  The Business of the Year will be announced and presented at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2016.   
click here for pdf copy of nomination form
     The person submitting the nomination must provide their own contact information as well as the nominee's.  The nominee's business must be in Jasper County to be eligible.  Entry forms must be completed and submitted to the Chamber of Commerce office at 119 West Washington Street, Monticello, Ga., by Thursday, January 7, 2016 for consideration. 

2016 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 

It's time to renew your membership!   The 2016 membership drive begins December 14, 2015 and will end February 29, 2016.  Membership renewal packets will be mailed out to current members soon. Current membership listings 
can be viewed on the Chamber website and the membership renewal application can be downloaded if you prefer.  Website:   www.jaspercountycoc.com    2016 Membership Renewal Application

COMMUNITY EVENTS
The events listed below are Chamber of Commerce members - support those who support the Chamber of Commerce!  Shop Local.  Support Local.

December 4, 2015  ... 8am-9am
FIRST FRIDAY BREAKFAST



We had a great turn-out for the December
FIRST FRIDAY BREAKFAST...!

December 4, 2015 ... 7pm

COMMUNITY JAZZ CONCERT
Local musicians will get you in the Christmas spirit with a festive and upbeat holiday concert located in the main courtroom of the historic Jasper County Courthouse. Advance tickets ($5/person and $15/family) are available at the Chamber of Commerce and The Snap'n Turtle. Tickets at the door are $10/person.


December 5, 2015 ...10am - 1pm
THE POLAR EXPRESS 
856 Forsyth Street
The Polar Express is returning! The ML&J Fundraiser is hosting it's annual Polar Express event for the children and youth in our community. The event includes a picture with Santa, goody  bags for the children and a train ride. Admission is a toy or gift for a child/youth OR a donation. Please join us in supporting this wonderful cause and don't miss the train!
December 5, 2015 ... 9am-3pm
ART SHOW
The Vanilla Bean
134 West Greene Street
 
Jeanne Trammell and Jean Workman will be at The Vanilla Bean with paintings are jewelry.  Great Christmas presents!

December 6, 2015 ... 6:30pm
COMMUNITY BENEFIT CONCERT
Monticello Baptist Church
334 West Greene Street

Annual Christmas concert to benefit Jasper County Food Bank. An evening   
of Christian Christmas music.

 
December 10, 2015 ... 4pm to 6pm
MINGLE WITH A PURPOSE
Southern Edge Realty
130 West Greene Street
December 14th - February 29th
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE



December 12, 2015 ... Noon til 1
LUNCH WITH SANTA
Turtle Cove Clubhouse

Saturday Dec 12th.  Bring the kids to see Santa and get their picture taken.   
$1.99 kids meals

December 12, 2015 ... 9am to 12pm
VISIT WITH SANTA
Bank of Monticello
141 East Greene Street
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December 13, 2015 ... 4pm and 7pm
COMMUNITY CANTATA
"Appalachian Winter""
Monticello Presbyterian Church
246 East Washington Street


December 19, 2015 ... 11am-2pm

PICTURES WITH SANTA
The Snap'n Turtle
138 West Greene Street
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