119 W. Washington Street
     Post Office Box 133

     Monticello, Georgia 31064

    
     Phone: 706-468-8994

   Email:  jasperchamber@bellsouth.net

           Website: www.jaspercountycoc.com 

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NEWS FROM THE MONTICELLO-JASPER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
We will now be sending out two newsletters from the Chamber of Commerce each month.   
Katie will send a newsletter that will focus on tourism - events and things to do in Jasper County and Pam's newsletter will focus on Chamber of Commerce activities and information.  Enjoy!


  
       
  

EXCITING NEWS!  Monticello-Jasper County is a pilot partner with the Department of Community Affairs for a new community initiative...
On Monday, April 22, 2017 a team from Jasper County visited the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a kick-off meeting with Commissioner Camila Knowles, her staff and the DCA resource team. 

The next step will take place in June. DCA will be sending a resource team to Monticello-Jasper County.

The Jasper County team attending the meeting: City Clerk Lathaydra Sands, Mayor ProTem Stone Workman, Mayor Bryan Standifer, DCA Commissioner Camila Knowles, County Commission Chair Carl Pennamon, Chamber of Commerce President Pam Mayer, County Commissioner Don Jernigan, City Manager Doug White, Development Authority of Jasper County Director David Dyer, County Manager Mike Benton, and County Commissioner Craig Salmon

CAMERA READY NEWS....
Did you see the drone ? ? ? ? ? ?

Tremendous Entertainment was filming this past week around the Monticello Square. 

They filmed drone footage of the Square as well as photographs around town for the show Haunted Towns on the Destination America Network. 
 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul will be in cinemas July 6th.  
Watch closely... a few scenes were filmed in Jasper County on Marben Farm Road.

ARE YOU USING OUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY?
We are proud of our 2017 Chamber members ...  2017 Chamber Membership Directory   

Our Cornerstone Membership is growing...
Abbey Hospice, Bank of Monticello, Central Georgia EMC, Evercore Insurance,
Georgia Pacific,  Harrison Family Farm, Heartland Clinic of Chiropractic,
Lewis & Malone Heating and Air, Inc.,  Monticello First United Methodist Church,
Norton Packaging, Paul and State Representative Susan Holmes, 
Reese Hall Gardens and Kitchen, Stitches of Monticello, The Monticello News,
Tricia Armistead, CPA, PC, Venture Medical Associates, LLC

LEADERSHIP JASPER 2017
Leadership Jasper Class - Tuesday, May 23rd
The Leadership Class 2017
  
The June class meeting focused on community. 

Discussion throughout the day was about community development, economic development and leadership development.  Pictured is one of the class activities.

Several organization groups spoke to the class and facilitator Bob Troutead with Troutead Consulting shared lessons on how to be a strong leader.

Class material is based on The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon.  Interested in the 2018 class?  
Call the Chamber office - 706-468-8994

JACKSON LAKE POKER RUN - June 17, 2017
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET YOUR BUSINESS NAME SEEN BY A LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR GEOGRAPHIC AREA? ADD ITEMS TO OUR "SWAG BAGS"

The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring one of the five docks during the Jackson Lake Poker Run on June 17, 2017.

We are making 150 "swag bags" to hand out to the poker run participants when they stop by our dock to pick up their poker card.

Chamber Members - if you would like to put a promotional item, business card, or flyer into our bags please bring them by to the Chamber of Commerce office by June 10th.  

If you would like to join us on the dock and volunteer - we would love for you to join us! Call us at 468-8994 to sign up for a time slot.

PLEASE NOTE:  It has been suggested that you add something (a treat) to your business card or flyer to bring attention to your item.  Example, staple individually wrapped mints on your business card, or tape a sucker on your flyer.   The  Chamber of Commerce is stapling a sample bag of peanuts to our brochure. 

For more information about the poker run click here:   www.jlha.org/poker-run.html 

The Best Biscuits in Georgia Are at the Gas Station
Congratulations Larry's 4-Way for making it into Bon Appetit Magazine - May issue!
 
Excerpt from Article:  ...If there is any food that lures me again and again to the back roads of Georgia, it's the gas station biscuit. Perhaps that sounds odd to your ears, getting fresh food with your gasoline. Well, in Georgia, if the town is small and the road is well traveled, you'll likely find a warm scratch biscuit most anywhere that sells tanks of unleaded. There's no local rule on how to make them. Some are giant, crumbly catheads; others are little misshapen drops. Some, like the ones at Larry's Four-Way in Monticello, lie flat like the waxed paper they're wrapped in but pack enough butter to keep you full on a drive halfway across the state. A gas station biscuit belongs to the between places: the long drives down country roads, local radio and cheap coffee keeping you company...   Read More...


Market on the Square
JOIN US EACH SATURDAY ON THE SQUARE FROM 8am to Noon
May - September
Here is a list of our 2017 Season Pass  Market Vendors  (as of May 30, 2017)
 5. Forever Green Trees
15. Roy Jenkins
25. Diane Wyatt
34. Chandler Cannon
36. Ryan & Rachel Wood
38. Miae Harper
39. Pepper Boy Farms
40. Howard Family Farm
41. Tom & Barb Joye
42. Natalie Bishop
43. Leah Dumas
44. Roy & Jane Jenkins
46. WildTree
47. Deborah Vining
49. Shannon Smith
52. Shawne Durant
54. Linda & Jimmy Johnson
55. Yellow Rose Farm
56. Mt. Zion
57. Wholistic Farm
58. Piedmont Cattlemen
59. Middleton Farms
 
On the first Saturday of the month, we have Small Business Vendors (Direct Sales) i nside the Visitors' Center.  The following have a season pass...
  • Brigit Barlow - Lula Roe
  • Lynne Bulthouse - Thirty-One
  • Nancy Mitchell - Pampered Chef
  • Sharon Phillippi - Scentsy
  • Mandi Tanner - Mary Kay Cosmetics



There are over 45 vendors signed up for this season total, including our pay-by-the-week vendors. Thank you all for helping us to make this years market the best that it can be!  Please support our wonderful vendors...   Shop local.  Eat Local.  
Shop Fresh.  Eat Fresh.

Vacant Buildings Available...
Interested in starting a new business or relocating a business...?   There are several vacant buildings available around the Square,  in the city of Monticello, and throughout the county. Interested?

For Resources and Available Information...  
Development Authority of Jasper County
David Dyer ... 706-468-0657
Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce
Pam Mayer ... 706-468-8994

NOW HIRING...

Tytek Inc., a utility contractor, located in Monticello, GA has an opening for Foreman/Operator. Applicant should be able to pass a drug test, background check and possess a Class A CDL. Erosion control experience and GSWCC Level 1A Blue Card certified is a plus. Call 706.468.2517 for more information and to apply.

SOUTHERN CRESCENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE is offering Driver's Education Course


 

DEER FESTIVAL 2017
Yes!  It is time to market and promote the Deer Festival.  
Deer Dash and Vendor Booth applications are ready - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Check out the 2017 LOGOS
DEER DASH LOGO for T-Shirt
...and the winner is - Willie Cosby..
Willie received a $100.00 check for his artwork.  He is a student at Jasper County High School and takes art 
classes from Mr. Proctor.
2017 DEER FESTIVAL LOGO 
The 2017 Deer Festival Logo was designed and created by Pam and Katie.  The bright orange t-shirt was such a huge success last year, we are going to repeat the color. We are not taking orders and the t-shirt will be available soon!  
$20.00 long sleeve - $15.00 short sleeve.
Would you like JASPER to make a visit to your organization, business or event?   
Contact us at the Chamber and JASPER (the mascot) will be happy to make an appearance.