Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 3121 7
T he Chamber Insider

Monthly Newsletter:  February 2017
In This Issue
Newsletter Sponsored By

Raffield Tire

Upcoming Events
Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, February 15, 10:00 AM
Antebellum on Arlington
684 Arlington Place

Preparing Your Business  for the 
New Administration
Thursday, February 16
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Limited free member slots available!

Thursday, February 16
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center
Macon Centreplex

Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, February 23, 9:00 AM
JEB HR Consulting
305 Coliseum Drive (The Chamber)

Technology Trends for Small Businesses
Tuesday, February 28
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Limited free member slots available!

Tuesday, February 28
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Historic Georgia Freight Depot
Downtown Atlanta, Georgia
Buses will leave the Chamber at 3:30!

Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, March 9, 11:30 AM
Ben Granitz - State Farm
125 Plantation Centre Drive
# 500, Suite A

For more information about any of our upcoming events, please call 478-621-2000
Chamber Member Renewals 
13 WMAZ - TV
1st Franklin Financial Corporation
Aamco Total Car Care of Macon
Alex's P. C. Solutions, LLC
ALFA Insurance - Zach Williams
Ameri-Life & Health Services of Central GA
Appling Brothers Company
Aspen Products
Auto Air of Macon
Averitt Express
B & D Industrial
Baxter Evans and Company
BB & T Bank
Beall Financial Planning, Inc.
Benefit Analysts, Inc.
The Big House Foundation, Inc.
Bob Lewis & Associates, Inc.
Butler Industries
Butler, Williams & Wyche, LLP
Capital City Bank
Carlyle Place
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Carter Mechanical, Inc.
Catered Events
Central GA Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Central Georgia Radiation Oncology
Cherokee Brick & Tile Company
Clifton, Lipford, Hardison & Parker, LLC
Coliseum Health System
Conditioned Air, Inc.
Dempsey Apartments
Discovery Litigation Services, LLC
Dunwody/Beeland Architects, Inc.
Elite Environmental Group
The Family - 2 - Family Foundation, Inc.
Five Star Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Mazda, Hyundai
Gallery West
General Steel Co./Triple S. Steel of Ga.
Global Parts Distributors, LLC
Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
Greene Machine & Manufacturing
Groome Transportation of Georgia, Inc.
H2 Capital, Inc.
Hay House
Healy Point Country Club
Hutchings Funeral Home, Inc.
iHeart Media
In-Fill Housing, Inc.
Internal Medicine Associates, P.C.
Jones Cork, LLP
Knapp-Barrs & Assoc., Inc.
Lamb & Braswell, LLC
Leadership Institute at Columbus St. Univ.
Lowe Aviation Company, Inc.
Macon-Bibb Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau
Macon-Bibb Co. Industrial Authority
MetroPower, Inc.
Middle Georgia Association of Realtors
Mid-South Contracting & Insulation
Midwestern Industries
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Museum of Arts & Sciences
Nichiha USA
Ocmulgee National Monument
Parrish Construction Group
Paxen Learning Services
Persons Banking Company
Renfroe Data Management
River Edge Behavioral Health Center
Roasted Cafe & Lounge, LLC
Robins Financial Credit Union
Rutherford Trophies Inc.
S & S Cafeteria
The Sanford Company, Inc.
Scott's Health Mart Pharmacy #1
Sell & Melton LLP
SERVPRO of Macon
The Sessions Law Firm, LLC
Spherion Staffing of Mid GA
State Bank and Trust Co.
Stone and Baxter, LLP
Stone Creek Holdings, LLC
Sunbelt Credit
Thornton Realty Company
The Trane Company
travis jean, llc
Truck and Trailer of Macon, Inc.
Wembly at Overlook Apartments
Whitley's Furniture Clinic
Women's Health Institute of Macon
Zebulon Park Health and Rehabilitation Center
Chairman's Club
Cornerstone Level Members

A Message from the President
One of the primary functions of the Chamber, through its committees, is to advocate for business on a variety of issues.  Advocacy is often done on a local or regional level, but also extends to the state and national government.  Each year, the Executive Committee approves Legislative Priorities that are presented to state and national representatives to influence legislation and policy.  These priorities include education, economic development, transportation and the Robins Air Logistics Complex and Air Force Base. 

We realize that we must work with our local and regional partners to focus our energy on creating not only a great community here in Macon, but also on growing and supporting the Middle Georgia region as well as the entire state.  The priorities we have laid out will have an impact for years to come.  Working to ensure students are getting STEM opportunities now will later manifest in competitive job skills that will allow companies to keep jobs here, and encourage new companies to establish themselves in our region.  The Middle Georgia Regional Airport Runway Extension will allow larger aircraft to utilize our local airport, creating jobs, opportunities, and possibly even extending travel options. 

These are just two of the important priorities your Chamber is advocating for.  I encourage you to be an advocate for business as well.  The Macon-Bibb Legislative Delegation is hosting A Taste of Macon-Bibb on Tuesday, February 28 at the Historic Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta.  I hope you will consider joining us for the event.  Come meet your representatives and let them know how much advocating for business means to you.  

Mike Dyer
President & CEO

Presented by

First Choice

Thursday, February 16

11:30 AM Registration
12:00 PM Program & Luncheon

Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center
Macon Centreplex
200 Coliseum Drive

Keynote Speaker
Mayor Robert Reichert

Gold Sponsors

Advanced Disposal

GA Pwr
Silver Sponsors
Please join the Bibb County Legislative Delegation as they host
February 28
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Georgia Freight Depot
Atlanta, GA

$50 members
$100 Future Members
Ride the bus for an extra $10 
($20 future members)

Buses will leave the Chamber at 3:30
Featuring Musical Entertainment by Shane Bridges
Anderson's Bakery, Catering & BBQ
Catered Events
Doughboy Pizza
Edgar's Bistro
Fincher's Barbecue and Catering
Fresh Air Bar-B-Que
Kudzu Catering
Nu-Way Weiners
Roasted Cafe & Lounge
. . . and more to come!

Macon-Bibb Seal

Macon Water



Macon CVB

Click here to register and reserve bus seats!
Welcome New Members

Advanced Health & Rehab - Twiggs Co.
Distinctive Travel Services
Equip Exports, LLC
Il Posto
JEB HR Consulting
McIntyre Fencing Company, Inc.
Momma Goldberg's Deli
Sang's Thai Isaan Restaurant

Please welcome and support  our newest members!
Leadership Macon Class of 2017
LM Logo

Congratulations to the newest members of the Leadership Macon program!

Justin Andrews
Kristyn Boothe
Jessica Bowers
Deborah Burks
Jan Clark
Susan Clay
Rolando Dixon
Shane Edwards
Drew Elrod
Mariana Furlin
Lisa Garrett
Michael Gibbons
Candace Griffith
Kristen Grissom
Corrie Hall
Sheldon Hart
Spencer Hawkins
Micheal Jamison
Floyd Jolley
Travis Knight
Blythe Koplin
LaTrenda Leaks
Felix Lin
Emily Mantooth
Tanya Martinez
Terese McGee
Kimberly McGinnis
Katherine McLeod
Shannon McNeal
Kendra Moore
Katie O'Brien
Nadia Osman
Alyssa Peters
Thomas Rhodes
Mallory Smith
Katrina Spooner
Amy Tarpley
Daniel Taylor
Lakesia Toomer
Rachel Turnbull
Hannah Vann
Kelly Wassum
Monica Weems
Geneva West
Laura West
Wade Williams
Zach Williams
Wright Woodall

Leadership Macon Class of 2017 Presenting Sponsor
Member Good News and Events

886 Mulberry Street, recently celebrated their office renovations.

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The Macon Mayhem will be having Military Appreciation Weekend February 17-19.  $10 tickets are available for each game with Military ID.

CGTC presents "Effective Communication Skills" Friday, February 17.

The Bibb County School District is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair Saturday, February 18.

Macon Occupational Medicine is hosting a free seminar, "What's New with OSHA" Tuesday, February 21.

SCORE Middle Georgia presents the "Create Raving Fans Marketing Summit" Friday, February 24.

Magnolia Manor invites you to Prevention & Early Detection of Cancer, Friday, February 24 at 3:30 PM.

Macon Pops will hold their annual fundraiser concert Friday, February 24.  This year's theme is The Music of Ray Charles.

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony will be Saturday, February 25.  Fan Fest will also be that day, with free admission, games and door prizes.

The Georgia Women of Achievement 2017 Induction Ceremony will be Thursday, March 9 at Wesleyan College.

FPD's Department of Fine Arts presents their spring musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid, March 9-11.

The 1/5 Vietnam Veterans Association is hosting the 1st Annual Sgt. Davis Memorial Sporting Clays Championship Saturday, April 8.

Rebuilding Macon is seeking volunteers for their 25th Annual Macon Rebuilding Day Saturday, April 29.

Real IMPACT's Girls will be Women in STEAM Conference, happening Saturday, April 29, is open for registration!  Volunteer opportunities are also available.

BTV Systems celebrates 50th Anniversary!

Coliseum Northside Hospital has been recognized as one of 59 hospitals in the US with the shortest ER wait times.  

The Knight Foundation has named Lynn Murphey as their new Macon program director.

Congratulations to ASP-America's Swimming Pool Company!  They were recently ranked as #113 in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 for 2017.

Women United initiative kicks off, honors local women and organizations.

Coliseum Medical Centers Now Offers House-Calls to Eligible Patients.

Congratulations to Real Property Management Vesta!  They have been recognized as a Top National Performer and received the Presidents Circle Gold Award for 2016!

Do you have an upcoming event, anniversary, or grand-opening?  Let us know!
Advance regional business success
Creating the best place for business

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217 
  Telephone: (478) 621-2000 
 Fax: (478) 621-2021

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