Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 3121 7
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Monthly Newsletter:  August 2016
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Upcoming Events
Thursday, October 13
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive

Friday, October 14
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Robert J. Williams Complex
Hutchings College and Career Academy
1780 Anthony Road

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, October 14, 3:30 PM
Great Clips
1687 Bass Road

Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 AM
PG Wireless - Sprint
5005 Riverside Drive, Suite B
A "Paint the Town Pink" Event
Thursday, October 20
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Peyton Anderson Cancer Center
800 First Street

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, October 21, 10:00 AM
Dunkin' Donuts
1068 Gray Highway

Tuesday, October 25
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive

Tuesday, October 25
5:30 PM
The VECTR Center
1001 S. Armed Forces Boulevard
This event is open to all current Leadership Macon participants and alumni.  
You must RSVP by October 17!

9:00 - 10:00 AM
One hour of HRCI/SHRM credit available!
Free slots are available for Chamber members!
Call Renita at 478-621-2013 to register.

Ribbon Cutting
Monday, November 14, 4:00 PM
Planters First Bank
4361 Rivoli Drive

Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, November 17, 11:45 AM
The Jones Center for Diabetes & 
Endocrine Wellness
265 Sheraton Blvd

For more information about any of our upcoming events, please call 478-621-2000
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Tuesday, October 25
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

$10 includes lunch!
Space is limited!    RSVP here!

Lunch Sponsors
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Navicent Health

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NW Mutual NW Benefit
Leadership Macon Alumni
Save these Dates!

Tuesday, October 25
Regional Leadership Alumni Social
Get all the details here!

Saturday, November 19
Family Fun Day Mercer Tailgate
More info coming soon!  

If you are not receiving LM Alumni emails, please send your current information to lfarmer@maconchamber.com
Chamber Member Renewals 
Active Imaging Services, LLC
Active Pest Control of Middle Georgia, Inc.
Adams Law Firm, LLC
Aegis Roofing Systems
Air Compressor Sales, Inc.
Billy's Mobile Glass
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia
Buffalo Wild Wings
California Cereal Products, Inc
Central Georgia Health Network
Collier's Consulting & Financial Services
Connect Hearing
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
C-W-C Macon
ENT Center of Central Georgia
Fidelity Bank
Glen Haven Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum
Greene & Associates, Inc
Healy Point Country Club
Historic Macon Properties, LLC
Home Instead Senior Care
Housing Authority of Macon-Bibb County
IBEW LU 1316
Jani King of Macon
Jimmy Johns
Jones Cork, LLP
Kinetix Health Club
Kudzu Catering
Longhorn Steakhouse
Macon Occupational Medicine, LLC
Macon-Bibb Citizen Advocacy, Inc
Marco Ristorante Italiano
Merrill Lynch
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank
MidSouth Community FCU - Lasseter Place
Mills Industrial Construction, Inc
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Nextran Truck Center
Ocmulgee Land & Trust
The Peyton Anderson Foundation
Piedmont Construction Group, LLC
Renasant Bank
Renfroe Construction
Sidney Lee Welding Supply, Inc.
Snow's Memorial Chapels, Inc.
Stanley Steemer
Sunflower Apparel & Promotions, LLC
Warner Robins Building Supply Co.
Your Doctor's Immediate Care
Yvonne's Natural Market
Chairman's Club
Cornerstone Level Members

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A Message from the President
Mike Dyer
Education is the foundation that our community's success is built upon.  The students of today will be the workforce of tomorrow, and it is imperative that they are equipped with the knowledge and abilities to meet ever-changing workforce demands.  We are fortunate that our community offers many opportunities for the public to be involved in our school system's classrooms.  

Jumpstart's  Read for the Record campaign is one such opportunity that I would like to encourage you to consider participating in.  This national program  was launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. On Thursday, October 27, 2016 , children and adults will gather to learn, laugh, and read this year's campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach , as part of the world's largest shared reading experience. Read for the Record inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education, and puts books in the hands of more children across the country. 

I encourage each of you to consider volunteering to read at a local elementary school during this event.  This is a tangible opportunity that can make a lasting impression and can help to ensure that these children see the investment the community is making in them.  I challenge you to "Rise Up" and give an hour of your time to foster a love of reading and a desire to learn in the minds of our young, growing, learning, future workforce.  

For more information on volunteering, click here.

Mike Dyer
President & CEO
Please join us for our Annual

Presented by
NW Mutual NW Benefit

Thursday, October 13
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
Infinity Network Solutions Board Room
305 Coliseum Drive

Enjoy refreshments, tour the Chamber offices, meet our staff, board and volunteers, network with other members and learn how to get the most out of your membership.  We can't wait to see you!

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Join us for October Business After Hours 

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Thursday, October 20
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Peyton Anderson Cancer Center
800 First Street
Advance Tickets:
$10 per Chamber Member
At the Door:
$15 Per Chamber Member 
$20 Per Future Chamber Member
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Preparing for the Overtime Rule:  
A Two-Part Webinar Series

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 9:00-10:00 AM 

Hear from a panel of business leaders and human resources professionals as they share their insight, experiences and plans for implementing the new overtime law. This interactive conversation will allow attendees to ask questions and gain information and resources specific to their business size and industry.

There are a few free member slots remaining!

This is eligible for one hour of HRCI/SHRM credit!

Click here for more information.
Welcome  New Members

Allgood Pest Solutions
Angels of Mercy Private Homecare Service
ATAP Family Services
CenterState Bank
Dunkin Donuts/QSR Gray Highway, LLC
Empire Fire Protection, LLC
Macon Swirls
MGA Cheer Extreme
Ocmulgee Brewpub
PG Wireless - Sprint
Planters First Bank
Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc.
Samet Consulting
Situation Room

Please welcome and support our newest members!

Thank you to our golfers and sponsors of the 2016 Chamber Golf Classic presented by
Macon Occupational

Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place Gross - MetroPower
1st Place Net - Averitt Express

To view team photos click here and for event photos click here.

For a full recap of the day, check out our website.
Member Good News and Events
Situation Room
Macon's first escape room experience, Situation Room, has officially opened at 427 Poplar Street.

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The Macon Mayhem will play a Cherry Blossom Fundraiser game against the Columbus Cottonmouths Friday, October 14.  

Central Georgia Technical College's Office of Continuing Education presents "Communication 101" with Dr. Ulrica Jones Friday, October 21.

Robins Connect, a new event added to the Annual Wingman Day at Robins Air Force Base, is inviting organizations and clubs to participate in their first annual event October 22.

Solar Tyme USA will be presenting Solar 101:  A Free Lunch & Learn Event  Saturday, October 22.

PruittHealth Hospice and Coliseum Health System invite you to a free vendor fair and screening of  Being Mortal Tuesday, October 25.

The Airman & Family Readiness Center at Robins AFB is collecting items and monetary donations for the first mass care package distribution event for deployed personnel stationed at Robins.  Donations will be accepted until October 28.

Career Fest 2016, presented by 100 Black Men of Macon-Middle Georgia, will be held at the Centreplex November 15-16.

Skyblue Entertainment presents Festival of Praise Tour 2016 Friday, December 2.

Congratulations to Dominique Nichols!  The Westside High School teacher has been named the 2017 Bibb County Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Macon Arts Alliance!  The organization recently received the Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities.  

Nick Vaughn, achitectural department head for Clark Nexsen, has been elected to seve as the Middle Georgia American Institute of Architects next president.

The Cherry Blossom Festival recently won three awards at the International Festival & Events Association/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition.

M&R Marketing Group wins two National Graphic Design & Website Development Awards.
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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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