Monday, April 27, 2020
Workers' Compensation Discount
Drugs Don’t Work (DDW) is a program of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Inc. DDW in Georgia is a partnership program of The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Prevention Services and Programs, and local chambers of commerce. The General Assembly passed a 7.5% premium discount in workers' compensation insurance based on a certified drug-free workplace. The Oconee Chamber of Commerce provides the Drugs Don't Work program to our members free of charge, and gives the necessary tools to empower business owners to maintain a drug-free workplace. Enrollment and certification through the Drugs Don't Work program can also help lower workers' compensation premiums. The DDW program is the official drug-free workplace services provider of the state of Georgia as mandated by Georgia Law (OCGA 34-9-410). The nationally recognized workplace program helps businesses maintain healthy and productive workforces and receive a 7.5% discount on Workers Compensation Insurance. 

For More Information about this Program Please visit our website at
Chamber News and Events
Our Chamber Staff continues working remotely through the shelter in place order. We are still operating under normal business hours and are available to answer calls and emails daily 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m, M-TH and 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m on Friday. Please let us know how we can help you.

Contact us at (706) 769-7947 or you can reach us by email anytime!

Courtney Bernardi

Julia Estess

Andrea Reese

Our Healthcare Thank You Video is Now Live! We can not express enough how thankful we are to those of you that helped us to create this video! We are so appreciative of all of those that have sacrificed and are putting their lives on the lines for us! We want to share it with everyone and hope that you will help us spread the word! To view the final video please see the link below! We hope that you enjoy it and would LOVE to hear your feed back!

Community Outreach
What Can You Do To Help?
Coronavirus Impact on Your Business
We are collecting information on this page with the survey below of how your business has been directly impacted by the Coronavirus so we can advocate for additional financial relief for your business through the appropriate state and federal channels. If you feel comfortable, please share how you have been affected by filling out the form on our website. You can reach the link by clicking on the photo below. Your specific, individual information will be kept confidential and we will share the total impact of the Coronavirus with the Oconee Chamber of Commerce and with our elected board.
Chamber Partner News and Events
Come have Lunch (Legally) with Laura! Register in advance for this webinar:  
North Oconee High School and Oconee County High School for once again being named as Best High Schools in America! Both schools were in the U.S. News and World Report's list as being in the top 4% nationwide. NOHS and OCHS also ranked the highest in Northeast Georgia.
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Board of Directors

Amanda Davis, OARC
Amy Parrish, Highland Trust Partners
Andrew Wallace, Chops & Hops
Brad Tucker, Look Ahead Business Consulting
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank
David Walton, Fox's Pizza
Jessica Roberts, Oconee State Bank
Kevin Price, Kevin Price Construction
Laura French, French Law Group, LLC
Lorie Petersen, BankSouth
Michael Gill, Michael Gill State Farm
Paige Fuller, Mary Kay
Robert Griffith, Golden Pantry
Stuart Cofer, Cofer's Home & Garden
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional
William Rennie, Law Office of Russell W. Wall, LLC

Chamber Executive Board

Chairman of the Board
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank

Chair Elect
Stuart Cofer, Cofer's Home and Garden Showplace

Amy Parrish, Highland Trust Partners

Brad Tucker, Look Ahead Business Consulting

Paige Fuller, Mary Kay Cosmetics

Immediate Past Chair
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional

Chamber President
Courtney Bernardi
Oconee Chamber of Commerce
55 Nancy Drive
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 769-7947
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