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Welcome New Members!
 
The following businesses and individuals joined the Chamber in June:
 
Coastal Pines Technical College
 
Village at Blackshear
 
Diamond G Forest Products, LLC
 
Nicki Lynn Clothing
 
Jernigan Masonry
 
Beau+Luci Sisters/Singer-Songwriters
 
Airtight Heat & Air, Inc.
 
Pink Zebra/Diana Daniels
 
Winfield Farms Vintage & Now
 
Procom Verizon Wireless
 
ATC Broadband, LLC
 
Malayna Wetherington
 
We look forward to working with our members to promote a healthy business  community.
 
Support our member businesses.
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Upcoming Chamber Events:

 

Wednesday, July 2 - Winfield Farms 

Vintage & Now - Ribbon Cutting

13 SW Central Ave.  1:00 a.m.

 

Friday, July 4 

Independence Day

 The chamber office will be closed. 

 

July 15-18 

Angela out of the office to attend the 

GACCE Conference 

Watch out!

 

Tuesday, July 22 - VOTE!!!

Let your voice be heard!

 

Wednesday, July 23

Lunch & Learn 

Call or email for details. 

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Meet the 
Chamber Directors

Jonathan Coleman has been serving on the Chamber Board of Directors since 2006. He is a managing partner and Realtor at the Atkins Agency and is married to Tanya Meeks Coleman. They have two children, Kelsey and Kaden. The Colemans enjoy spending time with each other and with their church family. They attend Bridge Community Church and love working for Jesus.
Jonathan is excited about the renewed energy and focus of the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to working with the members to accomplish the Chamber's new and exciting mission.
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Ribbon Cutting: Winfield Farms Vintage & Now 
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Winfield Farms Vintage & Now will be celebrating its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on July 2 at 11:00 a.m. 

This new establishment specializing in antiques, collectibles, and vintage merchandise, is located adjacent to the Hair Studio at 113 SW Central Ave., Blackshear. 

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Owner, Ellen Ennis and her diverse group of vendors invite you to stop by for refreshments and door prizes. Several vendors will have special "Ribbon-Cutting-Deals" offering up to 20% off your final purchase.s
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Dancing with the Southern Stars



Tickets on sale now at the 
Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

Located in the 
Historic 
Train Depot 

200 SW 
Central Ave.
Blackshear

Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
Dear Members,

In case you haven't noticed, it is a new day at the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce! With this renewed purpose and vision comes the desire to focus solely on the needs of our members. Thanks to the direction of Mr. Scott Purvis, a community development professional with Georgia Power, last Thursday's board retreat provided us the opportunity to define the mission and vision of the Chamber. 

 

The board of directors and I received validation we are on the right track in many areas, and we were challenged to continue our pursuit for the advancement of all of Pierce County. We are nothing without the participation and input of our members; therefore, we invite you to take an active role in YOUR Chamber of Commerce. If you are not a member, I encourage you to join us as we champion for a healthy and competitive business climate.

 

Sincerely,

Angela B. Manders

Executive Director

 

Vision Statement:

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

 

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce is to foster partnerships for the advancement of Pierce County.

Spirit of Liberty

What a weekend! The City of Patterson and the Eagle Station Board know how to throw a party. From the talent show on Thursday evening to the sponsorship dinner on Friday to the music and fireworks Saturday night, the Spirit of Liberty Celebration was a blast. 

 

Thank you, George Denison, Ray Cunningham, and all the volunteers for your dedication to this community. I recognize and appreciate the number of hours it takes to plan and implement such a wonderful event. It's folks like you that make Pierce County such a great place to live.

Lunch & Learn
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The first class in our Lunch & Learn Series will be July 23, 11:30-1:30 at Eagle Station, Patterson. We have partnered with Coastal Pines Technical College to bring these educational opportunities to our members and their employees. 

 

This class focuses on marketing and the use of social media. The training comes at a crucial time for many of our members. Call or stop by to register. Seating is limited to the first 30 people to respond and pay the registration fee. Registration is $20 for the first employee and $15 for each additional employee. The fee includes all instructional materials and lunch.

 

Coastal Pines offers this course description:

 

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Social media has become one of the most widely used marketing tools in business today. Understanding the demographics of the various social media networks is key to ensuring that you reach your potential customers. This course will provide you with the benefits of utilizing social media marketing and will take a look at the demographics in many of the most popular social media resources available. Make the right choice to market your business by attending this course.

 

Click Here for Registration Information

Opportunity Tour: Tindall Enterprises

We are declaring the Chamber's first Opportunity Tour a huge success!  On June 18, Tindall Enterprises played host to 22 folks who came together to learn about this company's fascinating work. In layman's terms, and with a teaching-style reminiscent of his mother's, Jon Tindall patiently and passionately explained the firm's processes and procedures. (I have a prize for the first teacher to comment on my effective use of alliteration!) 

 

The tour group consisted of elected officials, community and civic leaders, students, and business owners. Tindall Enterprises' staff of thirty trained professionals uses the latest technology to provide high-quality analytical support and assessments. Their team provides superb laboratory services, water and wastewater treatment operations, and property assessments. From blueberries to wastewater, they've got you covered.

 

If your business would like to host an Opportunity Tour, call Angela to discuss the details.

 

Tindall Enterprises, Inc. is located at 829 Southwest Central Avenue, Blackshear, GA - Merrill Tindall, President; Donna Tindall, Vice President; and Jon Tindall, Director of Operations. 

Chamber Check-In
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In recent months, many of our downtown businesses have been subjected to marketing firms with questionable motives and intentions. To help curtail this type of activity and to assist legitimate visiting solicitors, the Pierce County Chamber has created a "Chamber Check-In" system. When unknown salespeople make a visit to your company, encourage them to "check-in" with the Chamber.

 

We will have them complete a simple form which includes contact information and references. In addition, we will request samples of completed projects and products. They will then be issued an "I've Checked-In" card to show you they have at least taken this extra step to prove their legitimacy.

 

Remember, this card DOES NOT represent the Chamber's endorsement of the vendor nor does it mean we are encouraging you to spend your money with them. The card simply demonstrates the solicitor's willingness to cooperate with the Chamber. 

 

Hopefully, this new member service will save you time and money and will help solicitors pinpoint their target market!

Cast Your Vote: Run-off Election July 22
Article courtesy of 
The Blackshear Times

A run-off election will be held Tuesday, July 22, to decide the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate and the Republican and Democratic nominees for U.S. Congress and state school superintendent. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the county's two polling locations, Eagle Station and the NFC gym. Early voting opened Monday

Voters are reminded they will have to declare party and must vote the same ticket as they did in the May primary. If they did not participate in the May primary, they may select either ballot.

In the race to succeed retiring Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss, businessman David Perdue finished first state-wide in the GOP primary with about 31 percent of the vote. U.S. Representative Jack Kingston finished second with about 26 percent. Kingston was the overwhelming favorite of Pierce Countians with over 78 percent of the vote (2,121 votes). Perdue finished a distant third locally with 167 votes (6.18 percent). 

Michelle Nunn bested three other candidates to be the Democratic nominee.
Nunn, daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn, won the Democratic primary state-wide with 75 percent of the vote. She was also the choice of Pierce County Democrats with 80 votes or 63.5 percent. 
 
A run-off will also be necessary to determine both the Democratic and Republican nominees for the first  district Congressional seat. The seat came open when Kingston decided to run for the Senate. 

On the Republican side, Pooler pharmacist Buddy Carter finished first district wide with over 36 percent of the vote. Savannah Physician Dr. Bob Johnson finished second with almost 23 percent. In Pierce County, Carter  also finished first with 824 votes, followed by Johnson in second with 543 votes. 

In the Democratic race, Bryan County real estate agent Amy Tavio and UPS agent and minister Brian Corwin Reese of Savannah, will face each other in the run-off.  

The 15 candidate field for State School Superintendent has been narrowed to two each for the Democrats and Republicans. The seat became open when the current state school superintendent, Dr. John Barge, decided to challenge Governor Nathan Deal. Barge's chief of staff, Mike Buck and Richard Woods, a long-time Irwin County educator, will face each other in the Republican primary run-off. 

On the Democratic side, Decatur School Board chair Valarie D. Wilson finished first state-wide with 33 percent of the vote. Placing second was State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan of Cobb County.

There will be no local races on the runoff ballot. 
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