Summers at the Chamber
Keep the momentum going.

Although it is summertime, your Chamber of Commerce is hard at work planning educational opportunities, networking events, governmental updates, and leadership training just for you. We listen to you and are working diligently to meet the needs of your business or organization. Be on the lookout for news concerning our new Leadership Pierce class. Thanks to Scott Purvis with Georgia Power's Community and Economic Development division for facilitating our recent Board Retreat.  This is an exciting time for Pierce County!
Lunch & Learn
Teamwork & Team Building

Get your team registered for our next Lunch & Learn being held Wednesday, July 29 at Eagle Station from 11:30 to 1:30. Join us as we discuss teamwork and team building. Teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it's at home, in the community or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. Having a strong team will benefit any organization and will lead to more successes. This Teamwork and Team Building workshop, being offered by the Chamber in conjunction with Dr. Pete Snell from Coastal Pines Technical College, will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways they can become top-notch team performers. The registration fee of $20 includes lunch and all class materials.  Register Here!

Kelly's Tanning Salon
Grand Re-Opening 

We hope to see you at the Grand Re-Opening of Kelly's Tanning Salon on Wednesday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m. Kelly's Tanning Salon has undergone major renovations over the past two years, including remodeling, new equipment, and new product lines! Each Chamber member attending the Grand Re-Opening Event will receive a free gift certificate for a spray tan in the new Norvell Auto Revolution Spray Tan Booth ($30 Value). Refreshments will be served, and multiple prizes - including tanning, spray tanning, Silc Skin Pads (Removes wrinkles while you sleep!), and tanning products - will be given away.

Wake Up, Pierce
Education & Workforce Development

Approximately 50 folks were on hand for the Chamber's Wake Up, Pierce! event held at Reeal BBQ on June 9. The panel focused on education and workforce development in Pierce County. The following is a list of presenters and the topics discussed: 

  • Terri DeLoach - PC School Superintendent: Teacher/Leader Evaluation
  • LeVance Gay - PC School Assistant Superintendent: ESPLOST and Facilities Update
  • Belinda Tiller - PC School Director of Student Services: HB 91 - Petition for Diplomas
  • Pamela Baker: PCHS Teacher & Academic Booster Club Advisor: Academic Booster Club
  • Malayna Wetherington - PC Schools Work-Based Learning & Student Advisory Council: Work-Based Learning and Internship Opportunities/Student Leadership
  • Pete Snell - Vice President Economic Development Coastal Pines Technical College: Workforce Development/joint enrollment programs
  • Dr. Virginia Carson - President South Georgia State College: Degree Programs/joint enrollment programs
  • Chad Nimmer - State Rep: State Education Issues/CPTC Forestry Program 
U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter
Tindall Enterprises Tour

During a recent visit to Pierce County, U.S. Representative Buddy Carter had the opportunity to tour Tindall Enterprises located here in Blackshear. 

Board members from the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and Pierce County Industrial Development Authority were on hand to welcome Rep. Carter. 
Spirit of Liberty
What a Celebration

The City of Patterson has done it again! Ray Cunningham and the Eagle Station and Spirit of Liberty planning committees put on quite a show this past week. Beginning with a community Fashion Extravaganza Thursday evening and ending with fireworks on Saturday night, the festival provided a weekend of fun for the entire family. Well done! We are looking forward to the "Big Reveal" concerning next year's entertainment. It just gets better and better!

GA Southern Roots
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

You are invited to GA Southern Roots' official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, July 9 at 11 a.m. Come check out this awesome new boutique located adjacent to Dairy Queen in Blackshear.
For all the latest fashions, visit GA Southern Roots. It's not too early to think about Back to School Shopping! Help us welcome this new business to the Chamber family. See you on July 9th.
Paddling Pierce
Satilla River Water Trail

A recent paddle hosted by the Satilla Riverkeeper, brought  more than 30 river-loving friends to our Satilla River Water Trail! There's no better way to beat the heat than enjoying the cool black waters of the Satilla. Thanks to our friend, Boatdock Bill, for the great photo! 


To learn more about the Satilla River Water Trail, Click Here.

Youth Development Program
Leadership Training

On July 30, the PCHS Student Advisory Council will have the opportunity to participate in a youth development program being held at the Thompson Lodge. The Pierce County Youth Development program is a collaboration between the local school system and the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce. This kick-off event will be an interactive opportunity for young adults to learn about themselves, each other, and the secrets of success. The day will be filled with hands-on activities, self-reflective assessments, and even includes marshmallows. The event will be facilitated by Jenny Robbins, Community Development Consultant for Georgia EMC on behalf of Satilla Electric Membership Cooperative.

Always Something
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Always Something, Blackshear's newest antique and thrift store, would like you to stop by Friday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. and help celebrate the shop's Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Located at Five Points in the old Graham's building (3358 Hwy. 84), this market specializes in antiques and household consignments.


Chamber members and community leaders, show your support on the 17th.