ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER                               August 2016

2016 Small Business Person of the Year Applications

To read the entire article in ChamberLink, click here .
Meet Zachary Sanford, JDA Summer Intern

"Interning with the JDA this summer has been an incredibly enjoyable and educational experience. With only a short time left in college, I am forever grateful that I had the opportunity to gain the experience and knowledge that I have during my time here. "

Click here to read more of Zach's article from this month's ChamberLink.
2016 Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce Membership Event
The membership event comes around once every three years.  150 volunteers coming together over the course of 3 days to help the Chamber grow y more than 250 members.  Bryan Macon (Dorsett Industries) was named the Godfadda and Kristie Gazaway (JBM) was named the Godmudda of this year's event. 

In the photo to the left, Chamber President Rob Bradham performs a Prince tribute at the celebration party to welcome the 252 new members.

To read more from this month's edition of ChamberLink click  here.
Congratulations Beth Morrison!
Congratulations to Beth Morrison, Vice President of Member Services at the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, for being honored at ACCE for a Circle of Champions Lifetime Achievement Award for number of new sales in the Platinum category of 1,250 transactions or $750,000 in sales.
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In This Issue
Small Business Person of the Year
JDA Intern Spotlight
2016 Membership Event
Congrats Beth Morrison
Economic Indicators
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Quick Links
Grow Greater Dalton 2.0 Investors
Angela Moss Gordy
Barrett Properties
Bartley, Thomas
Blackman, Bill & Linda
Brown Industries
Bryman's Plaza
City of Dalton
Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty
Community & Southern Bank
Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia
Dalton Box
Dorsett Industries
Engineered Floors
Fox Systems, Inc.
Georgia Power Company
h2b creative
Hamilton Health Care System
Hawkins, Dr. Jim
Hoenig, Elichai
Hubbs, Bob
J+J Flooring Group
Laughter & Jones Financial Management
Lyle Industries
Marketing Alliance Grou p
McCamy, Phillips, 
Tuggle & Fordham, LLP
Minor, Bell & Neal
Morehouse Group
North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation
Oakwood Cafe
Shaw Industries
Suggs, Melanie
Watkins Jr., Jerry
Weaver, Bill
Whitfield County
Winter & Scoggins
100 S. Hamilton Street
Dalton, GA 30720