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

Monthly Newsletter:  March 2017
In This Issue
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Upcoming Events
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Tuesday, March 21
9:00 - 10:00 AM 
Limited free member slots available!

Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, March 22, 11:00 AM
Equip Exports, LLC
795 Fulton Street

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, March 24, 10:30 AM
The Red Rooster
470 First Street

2017 Health & Wellness Forum
Good Health Means Good Business

Wednesday, April 5
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Middle Georgia State University

For more information about any of our upcoming events, please call 478-621-2000
Chamber Member Renewals 
AARP Georgia
All-State Electrical Contractors, LLC
Alzheimer's Association
Apparel Authority
ASP Franchising, Inc.
Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.
Barrington Club Apartments
Between The Bread Cafe
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia
The Brick
Bright Ideas Group
Bright Ideas Group
Career Smart
Chambless Eye Care, LLC
Cherry Blossom Festival, Macon GA International
Classic Fare Catering /Aramark-Mercer Univ.
Commercial Furnishings
Cooper, Draughon & Cooper, LLP
Courtyard by Marriott
Discount Tire Company
Doherty, Duggan, Hart & Tiernan Insurors
Edible Arrangements
Family Counseling Center of Central Ga, Inc.
Fincher's Barbecue and Catering, Inc.
Georgia Industrial Children's Home/Twin Cedars Inc
Grant's Tire & Auto, LLC
Hagemeyer North America
Heartland Hospice Services
Hillshire/Tyson Foods
Hunter's Run Apartments
Infinity Network Solutions, Inc.
John-Wesley Villas, Inc.
Kaybee of Macon, Inc.
Kohl's Distribution Center
Macon Beverage Company
Macon Medical Group, PC
Macon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Macon Tent Rentals
Macon-Bibb County
Mayer Electric Supply Co.
The Mutual Financial Group
One South Bank
Patton Albertson & Miller
Premier Staffing Unlimited
Riverside Ford Lincoln, Inc.
Robins Financial Credit Union
Schell Acoustical & Drywall Company
ServiceMaster of Middle GA
Smiley's Flea Market
St. Paul Apartments
Stormy's Vapor Cellar, LLC
Sullivan Forestry Consultants, Inc.
SunTrust Bank, Mid GA
Susan G. Komen Central Georgia Affiliate
T. Lake Environmental Design
Tanger Outlets
Third Wave Advertising
Vascular & Interventional Radiology Assoc.
Vineville Beverage & Cigar
Warno-Cam Paint Company, Inc.
Whitley's Furniture Clinic
WoodSpring Suites North Macon
Yesterday's Antique Market
Chairman's Club
Cornerstone Level Members

A Message from the President
It may not feel like it this week, but Spring is definitely in the air.  The days are getting longer and trees are starting to bloom.  It is officially the most festive time of the year in our beautiful city.  In just a few days, the  35th Annual International Cherry Blossom Festival will kick off, bringing thousands of tourists to town.  This year's event will be held March 24-April 2 and includes traditional favorites as well as exciting new events; from concerts to carnival rides, parades to food trucks, and everything in between, there is something for everyone.

In addition to all the family-friendly fun the festival offers, this is also a huge economic driver for our community. Each year, the festival and its visitors have an economic impact of over $6 million to our local economy-staying in our hotels, gassing up at our stations, eating in our restaurants and shopping in our stores.  This festival, and the numerous others we have throughout the year, support businesses so we ask our business community and individual citizens to take part in all that this great city has to offer! Now is the perfect time to be a tourist in your own hometown!

Mike Dyer
President & CEO
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Health & Wellness Forum

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Wednesday, April 5
7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Forum
Middle Georgia State University
Professional Sciences 
Conference Ctr
100 University Parkway

*Hear from local officials and experts

*Presentations by businesses with innovative ideas and successful employee programs

*Networking and Door Prizes

*Q&A Panel, Take-Away Toolkit and Testimonials

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Welcome New Members

Cintas Corporation
Felicia's Cake Factory
Grant's Lounge
The Little Clinic
Love's Travel Stops
Pilot International
The Red Rooster
Ruby Rose
Zeafood Time

Please welcome and support our newest members!
Member Good News and Events

JEB HR Consulting celebrated their new Chamber membership with a Ribbon Cutting at the Chamber office.

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Macon Pops next event, Hit Songs From TV & Movies featuring Gloria Reuben, will be Friday, March 17.  

Weaver Middle School is seeking interviewers for their Mock Interview Fair March 22-23.  Full and half-day slots are available.

Central Georgia Technical College presents Motivating Employees Friday, March 24.

The Run 2 End Alzheimer's will be Saturday, April 1.

The 2017 Macon Undy 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the Coliseum Cancer Institute to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance, will be Saturday, April 1.

The March of Dimes' Bibb Macon March for Babies will be Saturday, April 8.

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

Registration is open for the The 18th Annual FPD Golf Tournament being held April 17.

CGTC is offering American Sign Language (ASL) Level One beginning April 25.  The continuing education course will have two sessions a week through June 27.

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.

The 2017 Dancing Stars of Central Georgia, benefitting the Alzheimer's Association, will be Saturday, May 6.

Central Georgia Technical College is offering a variety of computer classes with discounted rates for Chamber members.

James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce Christopher Daniels, Carlos Alexander, Dallas J. Roper, and W. Donald Handberry, Jr. have joined their firm.

Ready to Move has recently announced their expansion into franchising territories across the United States.  

ESG Operations, Inc. is celebrating 15 years as an industry leader.

M&R Marketing Group selected to create new logos and websites for Macon City Auditorium & Macon Coliseum.

Congratulations to the three Bibb schools designated as Reward Schools for High Performance and Progress.

Hargray Communications to provide Macon-Area businesses with advanced fiber network.

15 Bibb Schools "Beat the Odds" in 2016.

Secure Health names Steven Clement as VP of Business Development.

Coliseum Health System welcomes new Chief Financial Officer.

ESG Operations, Inc. establishes historic partnership with UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Coliseum Health System announces 2016 HCA Awards of Distinction Recipients.  

Secure Health and AllHeath CHOICE announce partnership.  

Georgia Neurosurgical Institute participates in International Research Trial.

Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health launches S.T.A.R. Military and Veteran Wellness Program.

Do you have an upcoming event, anniversary, or grand-opening?  Let us know!
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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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