Congratulations to those that are recognized as Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend Magazine
Vance Bell, Chairman & CEO, Shaw Industries Group
Senator Charlie Bethel
Congratulations to Jeff Lorberbaum, Chairman and CEO, Mohawk Industries as being named a Notable by Georgia Trend Magazine
Congratulations to Derek Waugh, Athletic Director for Dalton State College for being selected to be part of this year's Leadership Georgia class. His wife, Mary, will be joining him in the program.
Are you looking for more ways to expose your company? ChamberLink magazine is an affordable way to get your name out in our community! If you would like more information please contact Beth Morrison by
email or by calling 706-712-0949
Thinking of running for Public Office?
We invite you to attend The Campaign Academy at The Greater Dalton Chamber on Thursday, February 18th from
1:30 p.m.until 5:00 p.m.
Candidate qualifying begins Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th.
Behind the Bow is a new feature aimed at helping introduce our new Chamber President & CEO, Rob Bradham. Each month over the next year we'll focus on a different topic.
Q: Was there a time before the bow?
A: Of course, but it was only the first 15 minutes of my life so I don't really remember it.
Seriously, I started wearing bowties when I was around 29 years old. At that time bowties were a sartorial eccentricity almost completely unseen outside the world of college professors, architects, old-school pediatricians, and less than a handful of lobbyists running around the Virginia State Capital building. A downtown professional wearing a bowtie was making a statement, and that's exactly what I wanted to do. Frankly, I was tired of more seasoned professionals focusing on my youth, and the bowtie gave them something else to focus on. So the bowtie solved a problem for me, but it quickly became a major factor in my personal brand.
Contrary to popular belief, I do not wear bowties on weekends or while I'm doing the yardwork. I did, however, have a bowtie show up in my pack on a camping trip last fall. I still don't know how it got there.