Job Posting

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce is hiring for a Director of Communications & Operations. All applications must be submitted to the Chamber by no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, May 10th. Please click the link below for the job description and submission requirements.
Monday, April 29, 2019
Welcome to the Chamber!

Ballroom Arts
Jose Melendez
2 S. Main St.
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 248-3003

Lice Ladies Athens
Jennifer Lancaster
1582 Mars Hill Rd. Suite C
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Upcoming Events
*RSVP events are in red

May 8: Women in Business Luncheon at Peddler's Wagon
1430 Capital Avenue #105, Watkinsville, GA 30677 (11:30 a.m.) SOLD OUT

May 9: Ribbon Cutting for Lice Ladies Athens
1582 Mars Hill Rd. Suite C, Watkinsville, GA 30677 (11:30 a.m.)

May 10: Educational Session hosted by French Law Group at the Chamber
"Aging Gracefully: Protecting Our Loved Ones Through the Aging Process"
Oconee Chamber, 55 Nancy Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677 (12:00 noon) RSVP HERE
*This is a free event and lunch will be provided*

May 16: 8:00 Coffee at Magnolia Estates of Oconee
1641 Virgil Langford Rd. Watkinsville, GA 30677 RSVP HERE
May 17: Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening at Hearing & Balance Clinic, Athens
1580 Mars Hill Rd., Suite B, Watkinsville, GA 30677 (11:30 a.m.)
Chamber Invests Over $7,000 in Educational Projects
The Oconee Chamber recently awarded over $7,000 to area teachers for mini-grant projects. Projects included STEM, foreign language, special education, agriculture, and more. Congratulations to all of the award winners listed below and a special thank you to the University of North Georgia for hosting the event and the judges who helped score the applications.

2019 Grant Recipients

1. Kristen Baldwin: Helping Everyone Reach Out (HERO Club) (CFES)
2. Amy Nix: Teaching History with Primary Documents (CFES)
3. Lynsey Thomas: Calm Room (CFES)
4. Heather Peisel: Qball Quest (DCE)
5. Anna Tift: Reading Makes Your World Bigger (DCE)
6. Erin Bowen: Creativity in the Classroom (HSES)
7. Cindy Rose: Maintaining the Momentum of STEM (MBES)
8. Melanie Hennings: Expansion of Free Reading Library to improve Spanish Literacy in Upper Levels and for Heritage Speakers (NOHS)
9. Cindy Murphy/LeAnne Hale: Building Student Resiliency to Increase Student Success (OCES)
10. Geoff Lewis, Indoor Live Wall-A Vertical Classroom Garden (OCHS)
11. Candace Scoggins, Everything's Better When Served with Raspberry Pi (OCMS)
12. Paulette Moon, Wiggling our Way to Success (OCPS)
13. Danya Fairman, Geography Curriculum (WCA)
20 Teams Compete in Chamber Golf Tournament
1st Place: First American Bank & Trust
2nd Place: Ellis Pain Center
3rd Place: LAD Truck Lines
Last week, twenty teams competed in the Chamber's annual golf tournament held this year at Lane Creek Golf Club . Thank you to everyone who sponsored the event, volunteered, and made donations to the silent auction and raffle.
Chamber members get a $10 discount. Use promo code: Oconee
Family Wild Day at Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary
1110 Old Greensboro Rd., Watkinsville

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Activities: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This is a FREE EVENT and all ages are welcome! Bring your own picnic and lawn chairs.

Fishing: equipment & bait provided or bring your own
Archery: equipment provided (10 – Noon)
BIRDS OF PREY by Smokey at Noon
All About Birds: habitat/nests/food, etc.
Honey Bees: make your own bee with Fred Smith at 1:00
Door Prizes at end of day

The Sanctuary is 100% Volunteers! If you can help in any way, for any length of time, please let us know.
RSVP by April 30 to email/phone below

(706) 769-8513
Support Oconee Chamber President, Courtney Bernardi!
Board of Directors

Amanda Davis, OARC
Amy Parrish, Highland Trust Partners
Andrew Wallace, Chops & Hops
Brad Tucker, Braver Realty
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank
David Walton, Fox's Pizza
Kevin Price, Kevin Price Construction
Lorie Petersen, BankSouth
Nathan Bartlett, Georgia Power
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.

Associate Board of Directors

Dr. Jason Branch, OC Schools Superintendent
John Thorsen, Athens Academy
Jared Clark, Westminster Christian Academy
Seth Hathaway, Prince Avenue Christian School
Chamber Executive Board

Chairman of the Board
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional

Chair Elect
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank

Amy Parrish, Highland Trust Partners

Stuart Cofer, Cofer's Home & Garden

Brad Tucker, Braver Realty

Chamber President
Courtney Bernardi
Oconee Chamber of Commerce
55 Nancy Drive
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 769-7947
Platinum Corporate Sponsors
Gold Corporate Sponsors
Silver Corporate Sponsors
Bronze Corporate Sponsors