119 W. Washington Street
     Post Office Box 133

     Monticello, Georgia 31064

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

     Fax: 706-468-8043



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NEWSLETTER                                                                      December 15, 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from your 2014 Board of Directors
Kathy, Skip, Alma, Angela, Carol Ann, Linda, Lyndsy, Mike, Peggy, and Wes
and Staff:  Pam and Sage


     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 22, 2015.   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 9, 2015, for consideration.  

It's time to renew your membership!   The 2015 membership drive began  December 2, 2014 and will end February 2, 2015.  Membership renewal packets will be mailed out to current members on Friday, December 19th. 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

On Shop Small Saturday, the Chamber of Commerce started a "Shop Local and Win" Christmas tree.  We have called businesses in the county asking for donations to put on the tree.  The goal is to get the community to SHOP LOCAL.(see entry) .  If you would like to donate an item for the tree, please call the Chamber of Commerce 706-468-8994.   The drawing for the tree will be Tuesday, December 23rd at 5 p.m.

Gifts donated to date include:

Abbey Hospice - (2) $25 Ingles gift cards

D&G Exterminating - One time free exterminating service

                                        50% off coupon for exterminating service

Dairy Queen - free Blizzard (small)

Dave's BBQ - $5 off meal for two

Farmer's Furniture - 15% off any item purchased

Maw Maw's Place - $10 off next purchase

McMichael's Pizza - (2) $15 certificates

Me Me's House - 30% off in-store coupon

Monticello Lube and Tire - 10% off oil change

Monticello Mail and More - free Christmas ornament

Sac O' Suds - 20% off store-wide coupon

SunRise Gifts - $10 off purchase of $20 or more

The Silver Rabbit - 20% off purchase (excludes 'Arthur's Court')

The Snap-n-Turtle - $20 gift certificate

The Vanilla Bean - $10 gift certificate


The Chamber is currently accepting donations for the tree.  If you would like to donate an item, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 706-468-8994.   The drawing for items on the tree will be Tuesday, December 23rd at 5 pm.


Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 22, 2015.  The meeting this year will be held at Frank's Restaurant, a Chamber member!  Invitations to the event will be mailed in addition to a separate constant contact email with all the details.

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 2015 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 22, 2015.

The following members have been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors: 
3 year term:  Tony Lewis - Lewis & Malone Heating and Air, and Dana Leach - Dana Leach Realty.  2 year term: Carol Atkinson - Jasper Health Services. 1 year term: Leah Dumas - Avon Representative, Tibia Williams - State Farm, and Tracey Nelson - Bank of Monticello

The 2015 Board of Directors have been nominated to serve as Officers:
Kathy Mudd - Chairman
Skip Davis - Vice Chairman
Linda Simmons - Secretary 
Carol Ann McMichael - Treasurer   
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED...We are currently updating our volunteer roster and need more volunteers to help in the Visitors' Center.   Volunteers simply visit with the tourists - give directions - answer the phone.  Sign up today...

SPONSORS NEEDED...We are working on our 2015 schedule and need sponsors for our quarterly First Friday Breakfast.  The breakfast is from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.  We need sponsors for March 6, June 5, September 4, and December 4. 

HOSTS NEEDED...We are scheduling our quarterly Business After Hours and need hosts for the following months: February, May, August, and November..


The 2015 calendar for the window display at the Visitors' Center has some openings available.  If you would like to use one of our window displays to promote your business or and event, please call us at 706-468-8994.


DEER FESTIVAL COMMITTEE...Would you like to serve on the 2015 Deer Festival Committee?  The committee meets once a month to plan and organize our annual event.  The first meeting will be Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 6 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office.   If you are interested in serving on the committee, please join us!


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