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

Monthly Newsletter:  May 2017
In This Issue
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*Workers' Compensation Treatment

Serving Central Georgia since 1990

Upcoming Events
Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, May 16, 8:30 AM
Mount de Sales
851 Orange Street
(Sheridan Hall Front Entrance. Parking available in lots on Columbus Street and at Rose Place)

Business After Hours
Thursday, May 18
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Macon Occupational Medicine
124 Third Street

Health & Wellness Forum
Wednesday, May 24
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Middle GA State University
Professional Sciences Conference Center

100 University Parkway

Digital Education Webinar Series
Cybersecurity for Small Businesses
Wednesday, May 24
9:00 - 10:00 AM
5 FREE Member Registrations available!

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, May 26, 4:30 PM
Hayiya Dance Theatre
3378 Brookdale Avenue, Suite I  

Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, May 30, 11:00 AM
BTV Systems
2481 Rocky Creek Road

Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, May 31, 12:30 PM
Rana K. Munna, MD/Il Posto
107 Preston Court

HR Compliance Webinar Series
How to Handle an OSHA Inspection
Tuesday, June 6
12:00 - 1:00 PM
5 Free Member Registrations available!
Includes 1 Hour of SHRM/HRCI Credit

For more information about any of our upcoming events, please call 478-621-2000
2017 Total Resource Campaign

It's that time again!
Our Total Resource Campaign is in full swing! Our volunteers would love to talk to you about all of the sponsorship opportunities available!  
If you would like more information, please email lmcmaster@maconchamber.com.
2 016 Annual Report

The 2016-17 Annual Report is now available!  Pick up a copy at the next Chamber event.  Click the image for the digital version!
Chamber Member Renewals 
BB&T Bank
Bibb Co. Department of Family and Children Services
Birch Communications, Inc.
Blake & Pendleton, Inc.
Bug House Pest Control
Butler Snow LLP
Carrie's Bridal Collection
Chichester's Homecare
Colony Furniture Leasing
Communities In Schools of Central Georgia
Courageous Home Care
C-W-C Macon
Day & Ennis, LLC
Dent Tricks, LLC
Dewayne Moore Painting, Inc.
First Presbyterian Day School
Five Star Food Service/A Canteen Franchise
Flash Foods #145
Gem Cleaners
Georgia Land Company
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Hendricks Diesel Repair
Hold Your Haunches
Jennifer Revels
Jones Cork, LLP
Kristy Jones, CPA, LLC
Kudzu Seafood Company
Macon Volunteer Clinic
Magda Law, LLC
Marco Ristorante Italiano
Marshall Lumber Company, Inc.
Morningside Assisted Living of Macon
Motivating Youth Foundation, Inc.
Next Level Community Development, Inc.
Patsco, LLC
Pellicano Construction
Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen
PineGate Retirement Community
Progressive Communications, Inc.
Qbix Accounting Solutions, LLC
Radiology Associates of Macon, PC
Reeves, Roland & Abbott Insurance
Rescom Cabinets, Inc.
Reynolds, Horne & Survant
The Rockefeller Law Center
Roly Poly
The Rookery
The Salvation Army - Family Store
Sears Hometown Store
Secure Health
Security Finance of GA, LLC
Sellers Contracting Services, LLC
Sheridan, Solomon & Associates, LLC
Sierra Development Group, Inc
SpeedWash Car Wash
Steel Services, Inc.
The Stembridge Agency, LLC
Stewart, Seay & Felton Trial Attorneys
Tractor Supply Co. Distribution Center
Truck and Trailer of Macon, Inc.
Vineville Internal Medicine
Your Corner Drug Store
Zaxby's of Middle GA
Chairman's Club
Cornerstone Level Members

A Message from the President
Each year we produce an Annual Report celebrating our successes from the  previous year and looking forward to the great things happening in the coming year.  Our most recent  report is now available be sure to pick up a copy  at the next event you  attend! 
As you look through the report, it is evident that the Chamber is extremely busy with networking  opportunities, enrichment experiences, working with existing industry in Middle Georgia, and partnering with other organizations to bring new and exciting programs to our community. One of the driving factors that helps us be successful in these endeavors is our Total Resource  Campaign.  Thanks to the support of our  members, we are able to continue and enhance the programs you've grown to know, like  Business After Hours and our Annual Meeting.  We have also been able to launch new programs, like the Young Entrepreneurs  Academy and The Leader in Me.
This year's campaign recently kicked off, and our TRC volunteers are doing a  fantastic job!  They will be hitting the pavement in the coming weeks to offer you the opportunity to be more involved with the Chamber.  There are so many ways to be involved - I sincerely hope you will consider participating in this  campaign and helping the Chamber create  bigger and better experiences for business and existing industry in Middle Georgia. If you would like to be contacted about sponsorship opportunities, please email lmcmaster@maconchamber.com.

Mike Dyer
President & CEO
Join us for May Business After Hours
sponsored by

Thursday, May 18
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Macon Occupational Medicine
124 Third Street

Presented in Partnership with

New Date!! 
Wednesday, May 24
7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Forum
Middle Georgia State University
Professional Sciences  Conference Ctr
100 University Parkway

*Learn how to create a healthy culture in your workplace.
*Hear how to increase the profitability of your business and the productivity of your  employees from experts and local officials.
*View presentations by businesses with innovative ideas and successful employee programs.
*Enjoy Networking and Door Prizes.
*Q&A Panel, Take-Away Toolkit and Testimonials
Healthy Workforce Sponsors
Live Healthy Sponsor
This is a  FREE member Event!  Click here  to register!
Welcome New Members

2WR + Partners
A.L. Miller Village
J Mays Trucking LLC
The Law Office of James M. Freeman PC
NC Merchant Services
Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions, LLC
Surplus Warehouse

Please welcome and support our newest members!
Member Spotlight:  turnerboone

Congratulations to

They were recently recognized by 
Forbes as one of the 
Top 25 Small Companies in America!

Nominations are now open for the 
Salute to Business Awards!
(formerly Business & Industry Awards) 

We have revamped our award categories 
(and added a few new awards).

Get all the details here and be sure to nominate a deserving company or individual!
Staff Congratulations!

Audrey Connely, Vice President, Administration was recently recognized by the GA Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) for
15 years of service to the Chamber industry!

Nadia Osman, Program Manager for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), was recently awarded the 2017 Directors' Award at the National YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition.
Member Good News and Events

Sang's Thai Isaan Restaurant  is back and just as good as ever!  Stop by for lunch or dinner at 401 Cherry Street.

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The Georgia Employers' Association is hosting a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Workshop Tuesday, May 16.  Chamber members receive a reduced registration cost.

Mathnasium of Macon is holding an Open House Friday, May 19 from 5-8 PM.  

Central Georgia Technical College is hosting a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course, Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 23- June 22.

Virginia College is hosting a Career Expo Wednesday, May 24.

Central Georgia Technical College is offering a variety of Management Courses in May and June.

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer has been added to the 2017 Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum (JBLF) speaker lineup. The two-day event, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University will take place August 28-29.

Coliseum Medical Centers names Dr. John Shivdat as new Medical Director of Emergency Medicine.

Stephen Daugherty has been named the Chief Executive Officer of Coliseum Medical Centers.

Coliseum Northside Hospital Pioneers Mazor Robotics Mazor X™ Spine Surgery:  Hospital performs Georgia's First Mazor X™ Spine Surgery for Adults.

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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