August 2018
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
The Chamber's 33rd Annual Golf Tournament is Friday, September 21 at the beautiful Sanctuary Golf Club. Filled with the infamous "Woody's Rules," this tournament has tricks sure to test golfers of all handicaps. Returning this year are the popular Cannon Shot, Million Dollar Shot, and chances to win new vehicles and prizes. New this year are "Woody's Ready, Aim, Drive Challenge" and a raffle for a chance to win $5,000!
Teams are filled for the tournament, but you can still come out and enjoy a day of fun on the course by volunteering or by becoming a Tee Box Sponsor. Contact Catherine Boyne for information on volunteering. Contact Debbie Banks for information on becoming a sponsor.

Many thanks to our sponsors for supporting the Chamber!

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Georgia Chamber Congressional Luncheon
Today (Thursday) is your last chance to join the Chamber as we head to Macon for the Georgia Chamber's Congressional Luncheon. The Chamber has 7 tables reserved and only 6 seats remain. Highlighting this year's program will be Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams (D) and Brian Kemp (R).

Contact Danielle Lewis, 265-0620, by end of day Thursday if you would like to join the group.
Leadership Glynn Applications Due Friday
Leadership Glynn develops informed leaders and channels their ideas and experiences toward community resources, issues and concerns to help direct the future of the Brunswick and Glynn County areas. This 10-month program offers a unique, behind-the-scenes look into our education system, local government, judicial system, local economics, and the health system.

Nominations are being accepted now through this Friday, August 17 at Noon. No late exceptions. Click here for an application form.

Questions? Email Danielle Lewis or call 912-265-0620.
KGIB Presents Clean Sweep Awards
The quarterly Clean Sweep Award recognizes local businesses and non-profit organizations for their efforts in maintaining clean and attractive premises. For the 2nd quarter 2018, Brunswick Landing Marina was selected as the for-profit recipient, while the International Seafarers’ Center received the non-profit distinction. Selected by a panel of community members, Clean Sweep awards are presented jointly by Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and the Brunswick News. Congratulations to the 2nd quarter winners!

Pictured above are (l-r) Lea King-Badyna, KGIB; Jack McConnell, Inernational Seafarers' Center; Michael Torras and Bob Torras, Brunswick Landing Marina.
2018-19 Business Education Series Announced
The Chamber believes that businesses and employees should keep up with current trends, on-going education, and essential business topics to provide personal growth and new business skills. Throughout the year, we offer our members quality business education programming that is relevant, timely, and cost-effective. We keep our members up-to-date on business trends, human resource issues, professional development subjects, and strategic business topics. 

Our Business Education Series discussions feature qualified speakers who are experts in their fields, typically held the 2nd Tuesday of the month as a "coffee session" at 8:30 AM. The goal of each session is to ensure that each attendee can bring back solutions to issues that may be implemented in their own workplace.

Below is the schedule for the 2018-19 Business Education Series. Note that topics and schedule are subject to change.

  • Sep. 11 - Hurricane Preparedness (click for more details / to register)
  • Oct. 9 - Relationships / A Whole New World
  • Nov. 13 - Social Media
  • Dec. 11 - Customer Service
  • Jan. 8 - Workplace Violence
  • Feb. 12 - Time Management
  • Mar. 5 - Public Speaking
  • Apr. 9 - Company Branding
  • May 14 - Supervisors
See You at Business After Hours!
Who says business can't be fun?? Mark your calendars for  Business After Hours! Be sure to bring your co-workers, and don't forget the business cards!

Bennie's Red Barn
5514 Frederica Road, SSI
Thursday, August 30
5:30 - 7:30 PM
$7 Members | $10 Non-Members
Co-hosted by: Ameris Bank, Coastal Computer Consulting, iHeart Media of Southeast Georgia, and The Island Directory
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings - Join Us!
Georgia Coast Surgical
& Med Spa - TODAY!
3226-F Hampton Ave
Thursday, August 16
4:30-5:00 PM
Bay Equity Home Loans
504 Beachview Dr., Unit 2A
St. Simons Island
Tuesday, August 21
4:30 PM
Carlyle Wellness Center
50 Aviator Plaza
St. Simons Island
Tuesday, August 28
4:30 PM
Community Highlights & Announcements
One Million Cups , Tipsy McSway's, September 5, 9:00-10:30 am | Details

Glynn Visual Arts Calendar | Details

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Calendar | Details

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia welcomes new music director and conductor Michelle Merrill, and announces its 2018-19 concert season | Details

GICCA Foundation golf tournament, August 23 | Details

Coastal Community Health Services will be offering free school physical exams for students in Glynn and McIntosh county schools, July 16-September 7 | Details

DON'T FORGET to put your organization's events on our online Community Calendar. Check out the Chamber's online Community Calendar for events during the month of August and beyond. | Details

News Release: Golden Isles native and radio personality Dr. Laura Berman is coming home to Magic 105.9. | Details

Let the Chamber help promote your business! You can create your own news releases, community calendar events, job postings, RFPs and special deals on our website. For information and assistance, contact Kate Reeves , Membership Director.
Also, share your your organization's event on the Chamber's Facebook page, and we will share your post! Don't forget to "like" us on Facebook !

Congratulations to Trena Smith , ServiceMASTER Restoration and Clean by A1, on being named July's Ambassador of the Month!
Social Engagement Report (as of Aug. 3)
2,163 Contacts
Website Traffic: 7.7K users in July
Chairman's Circle:
Ameris Bank
BHHS Hodnett Cooper Real Estate
Georgia Power
Gulfstream Aerospace
iHeart Media
McGinty-Gordon & Associates
Peachtree Pest Control
South Coast Bank & Trust
SunTrust Bank
The Brunswick News
Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin
Hurt, Norton & Associates
PrimeSouth Bank
Rich Products
Sea Island
Seaboard Construction
Synovus Bank
United Community Bank
Woodmen Life

AdvantaClean of Brunswick
Allgood Pest Solutions
Edward Jones-Jeff Jones Advisor
First Coast Benefits Solutions
First Glynn Bank
GEM Cars
Henshaw Companies
The Salvation Army Brunswick
Turner & Associates
White Electrical Construction