Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 3121 7
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Monthly Newsletter:  January 2017
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Upcoming Events
Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, January 12, 2:00 PM
Block Advisors
242 Tom Hill, Sr. Blvd

Thursday, January 12
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Coliseum Medical Centers
Building A, 4th Floor
Graduate Medical Education Office

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, January 20, 4:00 PM
Ocmulgee Brewpub
484 Second Street

Tuesday, January 24
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive

Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 24, 1:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association
886 Mulberry Street

Ribbon Cutting 
Tuesday, January 24, 4:30 PM
Bearfoot Tavern
468 Second Street

Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, January 26, 3:00 PM
Advanced Health & Rehab - Twiggs Co.
113 Spring Valley Drive, Jeffersonville 

Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, January 26, 4:30 PM
Brasserie Circa
4420 Forsyth Road

Tuesday, January 31
8:30 - 9:45 AM
First Presbyterian Day School
Clark Fine Arts Center

5671 Calvin Drive

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

For more information about any of our upcoming events, please call 478-621-2000
Tuesday, February 7
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Macon Centreplex

Click here for more information, including tickets.
Chamber Member Renewals
1842 Inn, LLC
A T & T
A.C. White Relocations
ADT Security Service
American Pride Bank
American Service Industries
Anderson, Walker & Reichert, LLP
Armory Ballroom
The Brokery
Carter & Sloope, Inc.
Central GA Electric Membership Corp.
Certigy, Inc.
Coliseum Park Professional Pharmacy
Collier's Consulting & Financial Services, P.C.
Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Community Health Works/Health Care Central Georgia, Inc
Cumulus Broadcasting
Dismas Charities - Macon
Dr. Larry V. Thigpen, D.D.S.
Drs. Ford and Ivey Dental
Dunwody Insurance Agency, Inc.
El Sombrero
ESG Operations, LLC
First Choice Primary Care
The Gasket Guy
Glen Haven Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum
Greer Financial Group
Hart's Mortuary
Hart's Petuary
Hudson & Marshall, Inc.
L. E. Schwartz & Son, Inc.
Larry Bush's Riverside Tire
Macon Awning & Canvas Products
Macon Communications Inc.
Macon Marriott City Center Hotel
Magnolia Manor
Marco Ristorante Italiano
Mauldin & Jenkins, CPAs, LLC
McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC
Middle Georgia CEO
Mil-Spec Packaging of Georgia, Inc.
NewTown Macon, Inc.
Panaprint, Inc.
Public Service Telephone
Raffield Tire Masters, Inc.
Randstad Staffing Services
Rimtyme Custom Wheels
Saddle Creek Corporation
Sai Rehab, Inc
Schnitzer Southeast
Spivey, Pope, Green & Greer, LLC
Stafford Builders and Consultants, Inc.
Stifel Nicolaus Company
Tic Toc Room
Tire Distributors of Georgia, Inc.
Triple Point Engineering, Inc.
United Way of Central Georgia
Walmart - Harrison Road
Warner Robins Building Supply Co.
Wingate by Wyndham
Wood Fiber Technologies
Youmans Chevrolet Company
Chairman's Club
Cornerstone Level Members

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A Message from the President   
Mike Dyer
Happy New Year from your Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce!  As we settle back in to  our routines, the 2017 Board of Directors is  already hard at work  within the business  community helping to make Macon The Best Place for Business
Looking ahead for this year, a couple of key components of our strategic plan include:

*Supporting Macon's existing businesses and industries as they continue to grow and expand


*Helping to build a strong workforce equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to support our businesses of today and tomorrow

More information on our programs, as well  as the 2017 Strategic Plan, can be found on our website at www.maconchamber.com or through our social media channels.
We will also continue to actively engage  our members through a variety of networking and educational opportunities.   As we enter our 157 th  year, we continue to grow stronger and we look forward to another great year of moving Macon forward. 

Mike Dyer
President & CEO
2016 Year in Review
2016 was our best year ever-click the video for a quick recap.  
We can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for our community!

Business After Hours

A Speed Networking Event

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Tuesday, January 31
8:30 - 9:45 AM

First Presbyterian Day School
Clark Fine Arts Building
5671 Calvin Drive

This event is free to members, but s pace is limited!
Welcome New Members

Bearfoot Tavern
Brasserie Circa
Bushway & Waystack, LLC
Classy Destinations
Law Offices of Harrison & Thompson
Macon Beverage Outlet
Macon Beverage Outlet #2
Panera Bread
Real IMPACT Center, Inc.

Please welcome and support our newest members!
Save These Dates!
Thursday, February 16

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

Macon Centreplex

200 Coliseum Drive

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Tuesday, February 28

3:00 PM Registration at the Chamber
3:30 PM Buses Leave Macon
5:30 PM Event 

Georgia Freight Depot
65 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE 
Atlanta, GA 30303

Ride the bus with us  for an extra $10!

156th Annual Meeting
Each year, the Chamber and Macon Economic Development Commission recognize  community leaders and outstanding volunteers for their contributions to Macon's economic development and business relations.  Congratulations to each of the award winners who were recently honored at the Chamber's 156th Annual Meeting.

Award Winners

Chairman's Award
Maj. Gen. Bob McMahon (Ret.)

Robert F. Hatcher Award
Mayor Robert Reichert

Ambassador of the Year
Patty Burns

Citizen of the Year
Benjamin W. (Benjy) Griffith lll

MEDC Champion Award
Navicent Health

Click here to view photos from the 156th Annual Meeting.
Member Good News & Events

Pin Strikes is now open and serving up food and fun for the whole family!  Check them out at 4318 Sheraton Drive.
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Magnolia Manor invites you to   Mocktails and Music, Thursday, January 12 from 3:30 - 5:00.

United Way of Central Georgia is launching Women United at the We Are United Inaugural Luncheon, Tuesday, January 24.

Advanced Health & Rehab of Twiggs County invites you to their Grand Opening celebration, Thursday, January 26 from 5 - 7 PM.

Central Georgia Technical College presents Peer Yesterday, Leader Today, Friday, January 27.

Dale Carnegie Training will be offering a free course at the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM.

Central Georgia Technical College presents OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Course February 7-8.

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

David Wilson and Rene Connor Join Planters First Bank Team in Macon.

United Way of Central Georgia Launches United Way MISSION UNITED for Military Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, and Their Families.

Rebuilding Macon is proud to announce the release of their newest cookbook, We're Still Cooking, full of favorite recipes from many of the region's most beloved eateries. Pick up your copy today and help support the misson of Rebuilding Macon!

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

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