119 W. Washington Street
     Post Office Box 133

     Monticello, Georgia 31064

    
     Phone: 706-468-8994

   Email:  jasperchamber@bellsouth.net

           Website:  www.jaspercountycoc.com

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Deadline to RSVP - January 13, 2017


2017 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING INFORMATION

PLEASE SPONSOR A TABLE AT OUR ANNUAL MEETING...!  
We are asking for volunteers/businesses/merchants to donate a centerpiece for our tables at the annual meeting. The centerpieces will be numbered and we will have a silent auction for them.  The money collected will go to the Monticello Community Band who is providing our jazz entertainment for the evening.

Notice of Election of Officers and Directors.  
The Chairman of the Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce would like to make public as according to the bylaws, the persons nominated by the 2017 nominating committee to serve as Board of Directors and Officers..  The election of the Board of Directors and Officers will be voted on at the Annual Membership Meeting, January 24,2017.

The following members have been nominated to continue serving on the Board of Directors: 
Skip Davis - Jackson Lake Homeowners Association, Towonder Dennis - Adams Bea uty/Besley's Event Center/Towonder's Beauty Salon,  
Leah Dumas - Avon, 
Jeff Greeson - Central Georgia EMC, Tom Joye - Artisan/Farmer's Market, Dana Leach -
Dana Leach Realty, Tony Lewis - Lewis & Malone Heating and Air, Monica Loftin - Jasper County Health Services,  Carol Ann McMichael - Abbey Hospice, Tracey Nelson - The Bank of Monticello.   Mike Benton - County Manager, LaThaydra Sands - City Clerk, Dr. Mike Newton - Jasper County School System, Linda Simmons - Southern Crescent Technical College

The following have been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors.  The term will be for the years 2017, 2018, 2019.
Mandi Tanner - Mary Kay Sales Director
Russell Hicks - Georgia Power

The 2017 Board of Directors have been nominated to serve as Officers:
Tony Lewis - Chairman
Leah Dumas - Vice Chairman
Carol Ann McMichael - Secretary
Tracey Nelson - Treasurer 
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR & BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Do you know an  outstanding  Citizen and/or Business in Jasper County? 
Nominate them today...!!!
Deadline to nominate - January 9, 2017

Click  HERE to complete  2017  Citizen of the Year  nomination for m .
Click  HERE  to complete 2017  Business of the Year  nomination form.

Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year will be announced at the 
Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting Dinner on January 24, 2017  
GET ON BOARD for THE LEADERSHIP BUS
LEADERSHIP JASPER 2017 
Now accepting applications ~ Class size limited to 15 participants
Click Here for Class Schedule and Agenda        Click Here for  Application
Leadership Reception - January 24, 2017
Leadership Classes Begins - January 31, 2017
Application Deadline - Friday, January 20, 2017
     Leadership Jasper 2017 is part of a comprehensive plan to involve citizens, leaders and future leaders in the process of development decisions and governance. Together, understanding the roles of leadership and the interaction between entities can become an  influential and strong component factoring in improving the quality of life in our county.
     The session series is slated to begin with a reception prior to the Monticello-Jasper  County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 with meetings following on the fourth Tuesday of each month for six months from 8:00am - 3:30pm. (Graduation June 2, 2017)
     Tuition is $85.00 per applicant.  Applications are available at the Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce or online at www.jaspercountycoc.com
For more information on the Leadership Jasper 2017 Program
Pam Mayer, President  or  Jeff Greeson, Leadership Chair
Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce
706-468-8994   jasperchamber@bellsouth.net

Win This Quilt.   Yes, WIN THIS QUILT...!!!
WIN this beautiful quilt...!  Tickets are being sold
NOW and one lucky winner will be announced at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on January 24th  (you do not have to be present to win). 

Tickets are 5/$20.00 or $5.00 each and available in the Visitors' Center.  The Board of Directors have tickets for sale, also.

The quilt is made out of previous Deer Festival and Deer Dash t-shirts and it is amazing!!!  Mindy Clotfelter of Stitches of Monticello designed and stitched the quilt.

Check this out...

This month Bull Dog Gym is our featured window display - business of the month. T hey offer great deals on everything from   1 month to 1 year pre-paid memberships, personal training sessions as well as items from their pro shop including Bulldog Gym logo clothing and Advocare supplements. 
LUNCH AND LEARN
Meet. Eat. Learn.
Coming Soon!   
What:  Lunch and Learn
When:  Quarterly
Time:  12pm - 1pm
Where:  Visitors' Center (Council Room)
Fee:  Class is FREE 
Lunch:  You can bring your lunch and a drink or pay $6.00 for catered lunch and a drink (must RSVP for catered lunch)
Learn:  We will have guest speakers offering basic education and information to meet the needs of our community and workforce.

Join us!  
Lunch and Learn is February 16, 2017   
2017 Membership Drive
It's time to renew your Chamber of Commerce membership.  The 2017 membership drive has begun and will continue through March 31st.   Membership renewals and invoices were mailed on January 3, 2017.  
The membership application form is online at www.jaspercountycoc.com     You can also download a copy here:   2017 Membership   
In The News
   
A great performance in the Courthouse of "My Cousin Vinny"!   Seventeen  bags of canned food items and $800.00 in cash donations were collected and donated to the  Jasper County Community Food Bank .  A special thank you to Sage Edwards who directed the play, cast member Sandra Carter, Robert James, Don Jernigan, Rob Alexander, Betty Jean Jordan,  Henry Maddox, Roger Harrison, Earl Favors, two yewts.  We also want to THANK  Paul and  Representative Susan Holmes.  


Reese Hall Gardens and Kitchen
Ribbon Cutting December, 2016
Grand Opening Date:  January 4, 2017


This group met at Southern Crescent Technical College to WELCOME the new president - Dr Alvetta Thomas.  Pictured: Kathy Mudd, Sheriff Donnie Pope, Representative Susan Holmes, Pam Mayer, Commissioner Gene Trammell, Dr. Alvetta Thomas, Jeanne Trammell, Linda Simmons, Dr. Mike Newton, Mark Andrews, and Paul Holmes. (not pictured, Carl Pennamon and Rebecca Jacobson).  We look forward to working with Dr. Thomas in our community.





Upcoming Member Events

WHAT:      TRIVIA NIGHT (Free popcorn! Name that Tune! Pizza!)  
WHERE:   Jasper County High School Commons
WHEN:     Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 6-8pm
WHO:       Teams up to 5 members (businesses, churches, schools, civic groups, families, friends, etc)
  WHY:       To enjoy a rousing night of fun trivia and community competition  AND to support the JCHS Academic Teams
 
  You are cordially invited to participate in the 9th annual Trivia Night at Jasper County High School to benefit the JCHS Academic Teams (e.g. Academic Quiz Team, Technology Student Association).
   
If you plan on sponsoring or competing on a team, please let me know as soon as possible via email ( tharty@jasper.k12.ga.us) or phone (706-468-5027).  Then please make your check payable to "Jasper County High School" in the amount of $50 and send it to:
  Jasper County High School
Attn: Dr. Tyson Harty
14477 Hwy 11 N
Monticello, GA 31064


Flashback Friday "Old Skool" Music Concert

WHAT:    Music Concert
WHERE:  Thomas Persons Hall - Monticello, GA
WHEN:    Friday, January 20, 2017
TIME:      7pm - 9pm

Vintage Vixiens - hip music from the 60's performed by  an all female band followed by 85 South performing  soulful familiar Rhythm and Blues!! You do not want to  miss this exciting night in the auditorium at Thomas Persons Hall

- -Dance Floor Available - - Door Prizes - - Concessions - -

Pre - Concert and Intermission Music provided by Monticello's  Finest - Les Steele!

Tickets now available.  For more information contact Thomas Persons Hall at 706-468-2659
www.thomaspersonshall.com