We welcomed 48 new members to our Chamber Family in 2015!
If you haven't joined, now is the time.

Bring on a New Year!
It has been a bittersweet couple of weeks here at the Chamber. As we bid farewell to several board members and welcome a few new ones, I am in awe of this community's willingness to serve. 

Stephen James, Jonathan Coleman and Chris Sinclair have been active on this chamber's board of directors for countless years and have been dedicated to building a strong chamber that is focused on developing our workforce and creating a business friendly climate.

Jon Tindall has served on the board for two years, and as a bold president, has championed for smart growth and progress in our region. Gentlemen, I know you will stay active members of the Pierce County Chamber, but your daily input and leadership will be missed!

To our new board officers, Richard Highsmith, president; Dr. Joy Williams, vice president; and Matt Cochran, treasurer, we are truly grateful to you for stepping up and agreeing to serve this chamber and this community in such an important role.

Martin Bell, Steve Jeffords, Vicky Knapp and Billy Thompson, we welcome you to the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors! 

We look forward to working with you to expand our member services and continue our education and workforce development plan. 2016 is going to be a monumental year for the Pierce County Chamber! 
Vicky Knapp
Billy Thompson
Martin Bell
Steve Jeffords

Showcase Your Business
We have three unique and effective ways for you to showcase your business in 2016. Whether you are interested in a more traditional, after-hours networking event, an industry spotlight breakfast, or an in depth, behind-the-scenes tour, we will tailor this experience to meet your needs.

If your business is interested in hosting a Business After Hours, a Wake Up, Pierce Breakfast or an Opportunity Tour, contact the Chamber for more information. The calendar is filling up!
Wedding & Prom Extravaganza
We are partnering with Eagle Station to bring you a Wedding & Prom fashion extravaganza on Saturday, January 30. We want all hair and tanning salons, caterers, boutiques, photographers, event venues, etc. to be represented at the trade show portion. Contact us for all the details.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events
The 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events will kick-off with a banquet on Saturday, January 16 at 6 p.m. at Eagle Station in Patterson. The banquet will feature entertainment, a delicious meal, a dynamic guest speaker, and recognition of the Citizen of the Year and the Business of the Year. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the Chamber. 

The annual MLK Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 18 at the Board of Education on Main Street and end at the Lee Street Resource Center on Ware Street. Individuals or groups wanting to participate in the parade or place an ad in the banquet program may contact the Chamber for more information.
Satilla River Water Trail
The next Satilla River Water Trail meeting will be held at the Chamber on Tuesday, January 5 at 4 p.m. 

The Satilla River Water Trail Partnership is instrumental in coordinating and implementing activities and initiatives to ensure the Satilla River is a main component of a statewide network of water trails designed to promote recreation and outdoor activities for paddlers and river enthusiasts while providing sustainable economic growth in the region. 

The mission of the Satilla River Water Trail Partnership is to encourage residents and visitors to celebrate the historic, scenic and environmental richness of the Satilla River. Come be a part of this exciting group!
Save the Date
We will celebrate the grand opening of Mike Burch Ford Blackshear with a Business After Hours/Ribbon Cutting event on Thursday, January 21 from 5 to 7. Plan to attend this wonderful celebration!
Lowmon will be Missed
Blackshear's Main Street Manager, Tommy Lowmon is leaving this week to take a similar position with the city of Auburn, GA. Tommy's creative approach to downtown development and event planning will be missed. We wish him well in this new endeavor. Go get 'em, Tommy!