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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May 2018 NEWS

 MARKET ON THE SQUARE...

OPENING DAY of the Market on the Square is Saturday May 5th...!  JOIN US...from 8 am until NOON.  We are excited about our market season this year!  Recently, the Chamber of Commerce received a $500.00 grant for extra promotion of our 22 week event and we look forward to the opportunity to promoting our 22 week market! 

May 5th ...    Direct Sale Saturday - Monticello Methodist Men BBQ - Music by Colt Lucas
May 12th ...  Carriage Rides around the Square sponsored by Springfield Baptist Church
May 19th...   Honor our local Veterans which includes a parade - Papi's Taco Truck
May 26th ...  Music and More 

 RIBBON CUTTING...


JASPER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN...
QUESTIONNAIRE IS OPEN THROUGH MAY...
Please take the time to answer this short survey!

A questionnaire has been created by the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission to distribute to the public and collect more widespread feedback regarding the vision, goals, needs, and opportunities for the Jasper County-Monticello-Shady Dale Joint Comprehensive Plan Update.   

Your participation in the planning is appreciated!


INFORMATION ABOUT VOTING...

April 30, 2018 
Early voting begins April 30th (Monday - Friday) from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Jasper County Courthouse

May 12, 2018   (Saturday)
Early voting at Jasper County Courthouse  from 9am-4pm

May 22, 2018
Primary Election Day

Reminder:  To vote in a primary election, you have to declare what party your are registered with.


A MESSAGE FROM THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE...
The Internal Revenue Service warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills.

The IRS and its Security Summit partners - the state tax agencies and the tax industry - urge taxpayers to remain alert to tax scams year-round, especially immediately after the tax filing season ends. Even after the April deadline passes, the tax scam season doesn't end.
In the latest version of the phone scam, criminals claim to be calling from a local IRS TAC office. Scam artists have programmed their computers to display the TAC telephone number, which appears on the taxpayer's Caller ID when the call is made.

If the taxpayer questions their demand for tax payment, they direct the taxpayer to IRS.gov to look up the local TAC office telephone number to verify the phone number. The crooks hang up, wait a short time and then call back a second time, and they are able to fake or "spoof" the Caller ID to appear to be the IRS office calling. After the taxpayer has "verified" the call number, the fraudsters resume their demands for money, generally demanding payment on a debit card.

Fraudsters also have been similarly spoofing local sheriff's offices, state Department of Motor Vehicles, federal agencies and others to convince taxpayers the call is legitimate.    
IRS employees at TAC offices do not make calls to taxpayers to demand payment of overdue tax bills. The IRS reminds taxpayers it typically initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service.

There are special, limited circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a home or business, such as when a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill, to secure a delinquent tax return or a delinquent employment tax payment, or to tour a business as part of an audit or during criminal investigations.
Even then, taxpayers will generally first receive several letters (called "notices") from the IRS in the mail.
Note that the IRS does not:
  • Demand that you use a specific payment method, such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. The IRS will not ask for your debit or credit card numbers over the phone. If you owe taxes, make payments to the United States Treasury or review IRS.gov/payments for IRS online options.
  • Demand that you pay taxes without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. Generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill if you owe any taxes. You should also be advised of your rights as a taxpayer.
  • Threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers or other law enforcement to have you arrested for not paying. The IRS also cannot revoke your driver's license, business licenses, or immigration status. Threats like these are common tactics scam artists use to trick victims into buying into their schemes.
Taxpayers who receive the IRS phone scam or any IRS impersonation scam should report it to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at its IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting site and to the IRS by emailing phishing@irs.gov with the subject line "IRS Phone Scam."  

IT'S SPAM...
SPEAKING OF SCAMS....the Chamber of Commerce has received several phone calls about members receiving this SPAM email.   THIS DID NOT COME FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and we do not endorse this message request.

  > From: Christina Laura <christinalauradata@outlook.com>
> Subject: Jasper County Chamber Of Commerce
> To: 
> Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 6:40 AM
>
> Hi,
>   > Can I send you a sample of one of our  > Business  Professionals lists?  Let me know which one(s)  you'd like and I'll send you a few samples for your  review.  Or if you have any specific target let me know  and I'll get you  a sample for that.
>  
> Industrial Sectors:    Accommodation | Accounting | > Agriculture | Advertising | Automotive | Building  Construction and Trades | Business Services | Culture &  > Arts | Communication | Distribution | Education > | Energy & Environment | Food & Wine | Financial   Services | Government | Health care | Information Technology  > | Insurance | Legal | Logistics | Manufacturing | Marketing  > and Sales | Oil and Gas | Professional Services | Real  > Estate | Retail | Tourism | Transportation  > | Wholesales | Life Sciences and more...?
>  
> Target Industry:  ___________??   > (Any Industry)       
> Target Country:  ___________??   > (Example: USA, UK, Canada, Australia, etc....)
> Target Job Title:  > ________________?? (Example: CEO, VP, Managers, Directors,
> etc....)
> If you are not the right person,   please forward this email to the concern person.
> Thanks and I look forward to hear   from you soon.
> Best Regards,   Christina Laura    Marketing Manager
"If you don't want to receive any  > more emails from us REPLY (Unsubscribe)"

Upcoming CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER EVENTS...

 


Chamber of Commerce Member 
 
Crazy Daisy's  is growing to better serve YOU.
They have moved to Venture Court in Monticello.

Visit and Shop Crazy Daisy's 
Customer Appreciation Day
Venture Court
May 5, 2018
10 am to 2 pm

Raffles, food, and fun! Flowers for a Year!
Stop by and put your name in the raffle!!   
Several other cool raffle/door prizes!
It Matters Benefit Concert
May 5, 2018
Monticello Baptist Church
334 West Greene Street
7 pm to 10 pm
Benefit c oncert featuring It Matters with returning vocalist Olivia Aldridge, also featuring The Dirt Road Social Club with Rebekah Stone and Lee Jordan
 

 

 

 
 

Every year, skilled nursing care centers across the U.S. anticipate the week-long celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week.  The 2018 theme has been announced as "Celebrating Life's Stories".

National Skilled Nursing Care Week will be held May 13-19, 2018
"Celebrating Life's Stories"
The Retreat Nursing Home
898 College Street - Monticello, GA

Look for painted flat rocks around town this week celebrating life's stories.  Post them on the Visitors' Center Facebook Page:  JasperCountyGARocks

In skilled nursing care centers across the country, each person has a unique story to tell. If you take the time to listen to how life's most significant events, relationships, and experiences have shaped who others are today, you'll cultivate a shared sense of purpose and deeper understanding of your center and the surrounding community.
Narrating one's life story can be an enriching experience for both the story teller and the listener.    

Thomas Person Hall
Memorial Day BBQ & Monticello Community Band Concert
Monday, May 28, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

BBQ & Music on the front lawn of Thomas Persons Hall as a celebration of America's men and women who died while serving in the US military. JCHF is selling BBQ tickets for $12/each which includes a plate of Boston butt pork, buns,baked beans, Coleslaw, dessert and tea. Music is free and provided by the Monticello Community Band beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are being sold by JCHF board members or can be purchased at the TPH office, call in advance...706-468-2659.
GRADUATION DATES & TIMES

Piedmont Academy
Saturday - May 19, 2018
10 o'clock a.m.
Location:  Gymnasium

Shiloh Christian Academy
Friday - May 25, 2018
7 o'clock p.m.
Location:  Chapel

Jasper County Charter School
Saturday - May 26, 2018
10 o'clock a.m.
Location:  Rose Bowl Field


Upcoming COMMUNITY EVENTS...
Help us Welcome OUR New Teachers  to Jasper County!

It is that time again and we are beginning the preparations for our New Teacher Orientation (NTO) for the 2018-2019 school year on July 30, 2018.

We are always excited to welcome new teachers to our district and would love to offer an opportunity for each of you to promote your business. We are in need of items or coupons for the goody bags and also funds that will allow us to provide lunch or purchase classroom supplies. Any donation that your company can provide would be most appreciated.  You may also send a flyer or business card for your company/organization. We want each new teacher to this community to know about all that Jasper County has to offer. Each donor will receive a listing on our Digital Backpack community resource web page and in our event brochure.

We hope that you will join us! All donations should be received by July 15. You may bring your donation to the Board of Education office or schedule a pick up at your convenience. You may reply to this email or contact us personally at the numbers below for any additional information. We look forward to hearing from each of you! 
Cara Bockholt
District Webmaster/PR Coordinator, Teaching & Learning
706-468-6350 x127
Ty Snyder 
Executive Director, Teaching & Learning
706-468-6350 x108
SAVE THE DATE

August 2, 2018
5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Southern Crescent Technical College

Jasper County JOB FAIR

Hosted By:  Southern Crescent Technical College
Sponsored By:  Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce

Jasper County Business and Industry:   If you are interested in participating, please call the Chamber of Commerce office 706-468-8994.
JASPER COUNTY FOOD BANK
Canned Tomatoes
Canned Fruit
Rice
Peanut Butter
Jelly

Items in need for May.   There is a drop off box located in the Visitors' Center.  (119 West Washington Street)  

ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT...
 Chamber Annual Golf Tournament
Hunter Pope Golf Course
Wednesday, May 5, 2018
1:00 pm Tee-Off

  A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Jasper County Recreation Department.


OUR SPONSORS
Tournament Hole in One Sponsor for "Hole in 0ne" on # 18.
Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce
Gold - 1st Place Prize Sponsor
Tri-County EMC
Silver - 2nd Place Prize Sponsor
Yoder Door Company
Bronze - 3rd Place Prize Sponsor
MD Heating & Air
Jasper County High School and Piedmont Academy Youth Team Sponsors
Polytech
Beverage Cart Sponsor
Express Employment
    
    Closest To Pin Sponsor #4, #6, #11
Haygood, Lynch, Harris, Melton & Watson, LLP
Longest Drive Sponsor #16
Jasco
  Straightest Drive Sponsor
Robby & Cindy's Cafe
Gift Sponsors
Abbey Hospice, Bank of Monticello Georgia Pacific,
Lewis & Malone Heating and Air, State Farm Insurance/Judy Yielding
Raffle Sponsors
Jasper County Lumber Company - Bench
Chamber of Commerce - Split The Kitty
Tee-Off Area Sponsors
Cal-Maine Foods,  Edward Jones,  Georgia Energy Propane,  Haisten & Johnson, CPA
Hamilton State Bank,  Jasper County Small Engine Repair,  Jasper County Farm Bureau,  Jordan Engineering, Inc.,  Monticello Drugs,  Napa,  Piedmont Academy, 
Smith and Sons Funeral Home,  Southern Crescent Technical College, 
Turtle Cove Association,  Venture Medical
Putting Green Sponsors
Associated Staffing,  Besley's Event Center,  *Bulldog Gym,  Cal-Maine Foods
Jasper Memorial Hospital,  *Senator Burt Jones,  Hamilton State Bank
*Heartland Clinic of Chiropractic,  Metzger Moore, INC,  Permatherm
Sovereign Risk Solutions         * denotes Champion Membership
Cornerstone Member Sponsors
 Abbey Hospice, Bank of Monticello, Central Georgia EMC, Diary Queen,
Evercore Insurance/TSM Contractors/Ga. Tiny Homes,
Georgia Pacific, Lewis & Malone Heating and Air, Inc.,
Monticello First United Methodist Church, Snapping Shoals, EMC, 
Paul and Representative Susan Holmes, The Monticello News, Tricia Armistead, CPA, PC


"Split The Kitty" Raffle Tickets will be sold throughout the da y. $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. The winner will split the kitty with The Jasper County Recreation Department.  Let's have fun participating!
"WIN The Bench" Raffle Tickets will be sold throughout the day. $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. The winner will receive an antique bronze steel bench with decorative cast iron branch back. Seat height: 16 In. Donated by  Jasper County, Ga Lumber Company


2018 CORNERSTONE MEMBERS...

   

      
    








     
       

MEETING DATES...
Monticello City Council Meeting
Monticello Government Complex - Council Room (Visitors' Center)
2nd Tuesday of each month  - 6  o'clock p.m.

Jasper County Commission Meeting
Jasper County Courthouse - Ground Floor/Basement Floor
1st Monday of each month -  6 o'clock p.m.

Development Authority of Jasper County
www.dajc.com
149 Maple Street 
1st Tuesday of each month -  12:30 p.m.

Monticello Downtown Development Authority
Monticello Government Complex
2nd Monday of each month - 6:30 p.m.

Monticello Jasper County Chamber of Commerce
Monticello Government Complex - Council Room
2nd Thursday of each month -
12:30 p.m.
Membership matters!   It is important to be a part of the team that markets and promotes the businesses, industry, and entire community.

The annual membership ended March 15th. You still have time to be included in our  published list in the 2018 Chamber members in the April 5th edition of The Monticello News.  JOIN US...!

Haven't joined yet?   Contact us today... 
 
2018 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff
Tamala Alexander, Rob Andrews, Mike Benton, Leah Campbell, Robert Cumbie,
Towonder Dennis, Susan Denney, Russell Hicks, Jeff Greeson, 
Tom Joye,  Tracey Nelson, Dr. Mike Newton,  LaThaydra Sands, and Linda Simmons,
Mandi Tanner, Renae Watts
Pam Mayer, President and Katie Cannon, Tourism  & Events Manager

COMMUNITY CALENDAR and EVENT NEWSLETTER...
There are so many activities and events in our community - we are trying to keep our community calendar up to date AND send out a monthly newsletter with these updates.  If you have an event or item of interest that you would like promoted, please email your flyer or information to jasperchamber@bellsouth.net.