November 2015

Use the Community Calendar to keep up with what's going on in Pierce County.
Make sure your events are on the calendar.


His & Her Clothing Co.
Thursday, Nov. 5 - 4 p.m.

Dawn Hurst invites you to attend the official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of 
His & Her Clothing Co. located at 251 Main Street, Blackshear.

Come check out her unique clothing line, and enjoy discounts and refreshments!
Eye Candy Antiques & Collectibles 
Consignment & Boutique
Friday, Nov. 6 - 11 a.m.
Sherrie Deal and her crew cannot wait to show you around their wonderful shop located at 3408 Hwy. 84, Blackshear. Join us for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening and receive store-wide discounts!

Get a jump on that Christmas shopping!

Let's Put Our Cities on the Map
Free Google Workshop

People in our region are looking for what you offer-and they are looking online. That's why we are teaming up with Google and Jordan Tippet with the SBDC to host a free workshop to help you and your fellow businesses get online and on the map.
Let's Put Our Cities on the Map
November 3, 2015
10-11 a.m.
Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
200 SW Central Ave., Blackshear
Seating is limited.
Help more customers connect with your business on the web-it's free and easy to get started. We hope you will join us to learn more.  Together, we can help put Pierce County on the map.

November 7

Don't miss the Exchange Club's Pecan Festival being held in the Blackshear City Park on Saturday, November 7. While you are in town, visit the Main Street Market going on downtown all day on Saturday.

Once again, the Chamber will host the pecan dessert contest sponsored by Clough Pecan! 

November 14

The Satilla River Water Trail team will support the efforts of Rivers Alive by sponsoring the GA 121 Landing cleanup on November 14 from 9-11:30 a.m. We are looking for volunteers!

Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the state. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. 

Volunteers will receive a free Rivers Alive volunteer t-shirt and a free lunch at the 121 landing after the cleanup!   More details.

Friday, December 4

The Christmas Parade will be held Friday, December 4th beginning at 5:30 at the Pierce County Recreation Department and will follow the normal route (in reverse) through downtown and end behind the Board of Education/Library area on College Avenue.

The Main Street Program's Christmas in the Park/Sounds of the Season festival will take place in the Blackshear City Park immediately following the parade. Stay and enjoy food, games, photo ops, and entertainment!

This year's parade will feature a Float Competition with CASH PRIZES! We are looking for quality floats highlighting the theme "The Candy Cane Express". The competing floats must demonstrate the theme and incorporate lots of color and lights. All parade competition entries will be judged by qualified, out-of-town judges.  Prizes Include:  "Best Use of Theme" Award - $100  **   "Best Use of Lights" Award - $100   **   "Spirit of Christmas" Award - $100
All businesses, community organizations, churches, and schools are encouraged to enter a float for competition. The absolute entry deadline is Monday, November 30 at 12:00 noon.

Your Chance to Serve

Due to rotation of board members, the Pierce County Chamber is looking for dedicated, community-minded workers to fill three board seats coming up in January, 2016.

Members may self-nominate or nominate other members. Please, contact the nominees prior to making the nomination to make sure he/she is willing to serve. Your nominations must be in writing (mailed or e-mailed) and received by December 1. 

Keep in mind, the Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership organization. Our primary goal is to promote businesses in Pierce County and help create an overall healthy and sustainable business climate throughout the local area.

For more information on the nomination process, refer to the following excerpt from the Pierce County Chamber bylaws.

ARTICLE IV  BOARD OF DIRECTORS  The government and policy-making responsibilities of the chamber shall be vested in the Board of Directors, which shall control its property, be responsible for its finances, and direct its affairs.  Section 1  COMPOSITION OF BOARD  The Board of Directors shall be composed of seven (7) members. The number of Directors may be increased or decreased from time to time by amendment to these bylaws. All Director terms shall be for three years, unless the Board deems it necessary to stagger the terms of the directors in which case a Director term can be for less than three years upon the majority vote of the exiting Board and consent of the Director whose term is to be for less than three years.  The term of a newly elected Director shall begin at the January meeting of the Board following the year in which the Director is elected. Each Director shall serve for his or her duly appointed term or until his or her successor has been elected and qualified, whichever occurs first. No director shall serve more than two consecutive full terms.  Nominations of candidates for election to the Board of Directors may be made by members of the current Board or by the general membership. In order to qualify for nomination to be a candidate for election to the Board, a person must be a member in good standing and must not be otherwise qualified to serve as required in these bylaws.  At the December meeting of the board, the Board and the members in physical attendance shall be entitled to cast up to that number of votes equal to the number of Board positions to be elected and those candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to those positions up for election. Should a tie vote occur, the Board of Directors of the Chamber shall vote among the existing members to resolve the tie and shall certify as elected the person on whom the selection falls.  SECTION 2 SEATING OF NEW DIRECTORS  All newly elected Board members shall be seated at the regular January meeting following their election and shall be participating members thereafter. Retiring directors shall continue to serve until new directors are seated. 
Help us welcome this month's new members!

Eye Candy Antiques & Collectibles
Hospice Satilla
Dr. Tom Davis
Hank & Anna Wheeler

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  • The vision of the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce is to provide for a competitive and business friendly climate for all of Pierce County.
  • The mission of the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce is to foster partnerships for the advancement of Pierce County.

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