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2017 Executive Leadership Conference  
Make Plans to Join Us in Jekyll Island!
The GACCE Board of Directors is pleased to invite you to the 2017 Executive Leadership Conference to be held:

Tuesday - Friday, August 1 - 4, 2017
Jekyll Island Club Hotel 
Jekyll Island, GA

This conference is geared toward Chamber Executives and senior level management, and we've got a great agenda lined up for you! To register for the event, click the button below...
 
ASSOCIATE MEMBER UPDATES  
Constant Contact
The company is going through a re-organization, and as such, Demming Bass will no longer be our representative for Georgia. From Demming - I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that my time with Constant Contact is coming to an end. Over the last 4 years I have met and worked with so many incredible people, chambers, SCORE Chapters, and SBDCs across the country and especially here in the Southeast. It has been an honor to be on a team that helped educate more than 1 million small businesses with the goal of making them better marketers.
Georgia CEO
Georgia CEO will be kicking off their inaugural Georgia CEO 100 receptions on June 21 in Albany. The first stop on an 11-city series over the Summer and Fall, Albany is where Georgia CEO began.
GDEcD
Remember that there's a helpful small business resource website www.georgia.org/smallbusiness that'll answer just about any question for you. If you can't find the answer, just let me know, and as always, if you need help with a small business strategy or just brainstorming some ideas, we're here to help. Mary Ellen McClanahan at memcclanahan@georgia.org. 
GTC Logo
Terry Cole, of Tucker, Ga., has been named public affairs director for Georgia Transmission Corporation.  In her new role, Cole will provide public, government and community relations support for Georgia Transmission's construction projects.

JW Fanning Institute
Save the date for the 3rd annual Community Leadership Conference. CLC 2018 will be held February 22-23, 2018 in Athens. We look forward to sharing details at the Executive Leadership Conference this summer.

MCC
MCC Call Series: Leveraging Technology Education for Chambers and Associations 
June 15 at 2:00pm Eastern - Webcast
 
Did you know that Microsoft offers technology education resources for your Chambers and business associations? Learn how to take advantage of resources available to you at no cost, including:
  • Local Technology Expert Speakers
  • Online webinar opportunities by Industry Experts
  • Special event engagement programming for Cybersecurity month, National Small Business Week and more!
Join us to understand how Microsoft can partner with you to fulfill your members' technology education needs!  To register for this webcast, please click here.

The Chason Group
The Chason Group specializes in talent searches for chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, foundations, and other non-profits. Randy Cardoza and Tim Chason have just completed searches with the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Global Commerce Division for four project manager positions.  Look for an announcement coming soon. The Augusta Economic Development Authority has selected The Chason Group to conduct executive searches for an Assistant Executive Director and Existing Industry Manager.  The searches will begin this month.  Tim and Randy are also working with the Development Authority of Washington County and the Georgia Allies.
 
GACCE MEMBER UPDATES  
ATL Chamber
ATL Airport Chamber 
The Airport Area Chamber of Commerce has amended its articles of incorporation to change our name to ATL Airport Chamber.
Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber
Amy Booker has resigned from the Chamber to take a position at a local company in Dahlonega. Stefani Logsdon is acting as the Interim President.
Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber
Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber 
Stephanie Snodgrass became Mrs. Kris Freeman on May 2, 2017 at the Skogafoss Waterfall in South Iceland.
Effingham County Chamber
Brad Carr as been named the new Executive Director for the organization.
Elbert County Chamber
The Chamber has hired Susan Warner as their new President.  
Fayette Chamber
The Chamber is looking for a new Membership Manager. If interested, please find more information on the GACCE Job Page.
Georgia Chamber
The Chamber will hold a webinar on Tuesday, June 6 at 10:00am to discuss details of their 2017 D.C. Fly-In, which is scheduled for September 6. To register for the webinar, please click here. Kali Boatright with the Douglas County Chamber will share information on how they hold their fly-in in conjunction with the Georgia Chamber event.
Gilmer County Chamber
The Joint Development Authority of Gilmer County and the Cities of Ellijay and East Ellijay are seeking an Executive Director. If interested, please find more information on the GACCE Job Page.
Jefferson County Chamber
The Chamber has a new President! Amy Howard started her new job on May 22. Lil Easterlin will stay on as the Executive Administrative Director of the Development Authority of Jefferson County.
Johns Creek Chamber
Maria Rose has resigned from the Chamber to accept a new position in Bradenton, FL.
Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber
A Statesboro, GA, team of Chamber of Commerce and business leaders has won $1 million in a national economic development competition. Announced on April 19 in Denver, CO, as a winner in the America's Best Communities competition, Statesboro has added these winnings to $165,000 in previous round awards toward its Blue Mile (downtown) renovation project.