Denise Ryan
Join us in Cartersville later this month...
Make plans to join us Thursday & Friday, March 30 & 31, 2017 at the LakePoint Complex in Cartersville. This conference is geared toward Chamber Executives and your professional staff members. We are excited to have Denise Ryan with FireStar Speaking as our featured speaker.  Our agenda will also include sessions that cover the following industry topics: Community Branding, Alternative Membership Options, Selling for Success, Developing Entrepreneurs, Sponsorship Development, and Chamber Apps & Marketing Tips.

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GACCE Day at the Capitol
We had 50 chamber professionals and Associate Members join us for our 2017 GACCE Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 21.  The group heard legislative updates from David Raynor, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs with the Georgia Chamber; Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle; and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
Glennville Chamber
Glennville Chamber
Michelle Davis, Executive Director
(912) 564-1616
Pelham Chamber
Pelham Chamber 
Caitlyn Hatcher, Executive Director
(229) 294-4924
novi AMS
novi AMS
Mike Pennington, novi Evangelist
4805 Fairville Court, Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 361-8040

novi AMS is the only management database system built from the ground up by association execs for association execs. If your Chamber is in the market for a new database system, give Mike a call.

Is your website responsive? Meaning, does the content on your webpage transform to the size of the device that's viewing it? In 2016, mobile internet usage surpassed desktop usage for the first time, and trends show that the divide will continue to grow. Your members are mobile ... your website should be, too. If your website is not responsive in design, ask your provider about upgrading you, or find a vendor that can address the need.
Cal Duke Publishing
Cecil Strickland, legendary Account Executive with Cal Duke Publishing for more than 35 years, passed away on February 1 after battling pancreatic cancer for several months.  Cecil  was a senior superlative and played football and track at Albany High School, graduating from there in 1965. He later graduated with a degree in Chemistry at the University of Georgia.  He began a career in sales for Cal Duke Publishing about 15 years later and probably served more than 40 communities over the years.  According to Cal Duke, "Cecil was loved by clients...His 'can do' positive attitude and sincerity earned him many friends over the years and he will be dearly missed. He wrote the book on salesmanship in my opinion."
Are you curious about the trips to China that your chamber peers keep talking about? Find out what all the fuss is about by attending the next Chamber Professional Free Inspection Trip! There are 2 dates scheduled for this trip in 2017 - April 1 or October 5. Click here for your registration form, and contact your GACCE Executive Director, Tiffany Fulmer Ott, for more information.
Minnesota-based MicroNet, Inc., providers of MemberZone and ChamberMaster, recently released their  2017 Chamber of Commerce Industry Survey Results. The results showcase industry trends and projections from hundreds of Chamber of Commerce professionals across the U.S. and Canada. Participants were surveyed about everything from Chamber member retention methods to operational challenges.
CLICK HERE for the survey results
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Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle talks about his newly released book, Education Unleashed, which presents a comprehensive vision to transform the way that public schools in Georgia educate our students.
CLICK HERE for the video.
GA Small Business Week has a date change! It is now March 13 - 17, 2017. As you  know, we moved the ROCK STARS awards luncheon from February to March, mainly for two reasons:  1) that third Monday in February is a holiday for a lot of people and 2) there always seems to be an ice event during that week! We thought we'd keep GA Small Business Week in February but soon realized that we do want the ROCK STARS event to kick off the week as it always has in the past.  So to that end, GA Small Business Week will now be the third week of March and in 2017, those dates are March 13-17. The ROCK STARS luncheon is March 13. So please send us your activity so we can fill the site with exciting news from all over Georgia:  
March is "Get Georgia Reading Month," providing an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of reading proficiency in a child's life.  The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is joining the lead efforts of the Georgia Family Connection Partnership and the Get Georgia Reading Campaign to spread the critical message that children must have reading proficiency before they enter fourth grade.  As pointed out on the Get Georgia Reading web site, through third grade, children are learning to read.  When they enter the fourth grade they are reading to learn and if they are struggling at that stage, it will impact their learning success in the grades ahead. For more information, please click here.
Every community has memorable "Spotlight Moments."
Click here to see how Georgia Transmission works behind the scenes to make sure your local stars will always have their curtain call!

Effingham County Chamber
The search has begun to fill the Executive Director's position with Rick Lott retiring. Effingham County is located just north of Savannah. If you are interested in applying, you can find more information on the GACCE Job Page.  
Elbert County Chamber
After a 22 year career, Phyllis Brooks, Chamber President, will be retiring from her position as of March 31, 2017.  
Fitzgerald Ben Hill Chamber
Fitzgerald Ben Hill County Chamber
The Chamber is inviting you to STOP by and check out our window featuring some of the industries in our community. Every day we get questions asking about our industries and what we make in our community. Well the Chamber thought our window would be a great way to display some of the products made right here in Fitzgerald.
Georgia Chamber
The Chamber is hiring for a Regional Manager for their new Tifton Office. Please see the GACCE Job Page for more information.  
Georgia Greater Black Chamber
The Chamber celebrated Black Business History Month in February.  
Greater North Fulton Chamber
The Chamber is seeking a new Marketing Coordinator. If interested, please see the GACCE Job Page for more information.
Newnan-Coweta Chamber
The Chamber is pleased to announce we are partnering with Ignite Business Coaching to launch the "Six Figure Success Club Meet Up" beginning March 3, 2017. The goals of this new program are to showcase, motivate, educate, inspire, and support  entrepreneurs in Coweta, Fayette and Carroll counties and to provide an opportunity for Chamber members to be presenters at the monthly "Six Figure Success Club Meet Up." Speakers are subject to approval by Chamber Staff and Ignite Business Coaching based on relevant subject matter expertise.
TB Willis
Moultrie Colquitt County Chamber
The Chamber  announces a promotion in a key management position effective January 1. Tommie Beth Willis has been promoted to President of the Chamber. She has served as Interim President since April 1, 2016.  Tommie Beth began her career at the Chamber as Vice President of Marketing/Tourism in October 2014.  Willis will devote all her efforts on community involvement, promotion efforts and membership benefits along with managing daily operations and the staff of the Chamber.
Thomson-McDuffie County Chamber
We use the program Hootsuite to send out our social media info. You can put a social media post into one site, and it will send out to the different social media sites you use (FB, Twitter, Instagram...)  We love it, because we don't have to repeat the post for the different social media outlets we use.  You can also schedule when you want the post to go out. This is a huge time saver!