May 2021
Economic Development Newsletter
DEM Camp 2021
This year, instead of a multi-day DEM Camp experience, we will be hosting DEM Days, a day long camp session for Middle School students interested in design, engineering, and manufacturing!

Sessions will be on June 11th and June 18th. These sessions are open to rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students can sign up to attend one day! Spots are limited and registration will be open to the public through social media on Friday at 9:00am. Sign up is first-come, first-served. When we reach capacity, the sign up will be closed and a waitlist created.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Stephani Womack at
Dalton Innovation Accelerator Podcast
Have you listened to DIA's podcast? With a different host each episode, you are sure to learn new insight with each listen. The latest episode is hosted by Aaron Marcelli, Entrepreneur.

Aaron Marcelli and his wife, Katy, started their company to enhance the work of the many small businesses in our community. With very few companies that focus primarily on bookkeeping services, Aaron and Katy saw the opportunity to offer their experience and skill in a way that allows entrepreneurs, owners, and small business leaders to focus on their passion. His financial experience ranges from bookkeeping to full financial oversight.

Click here to listen now.
Chamber Classic Golf Tournament
It was nice to be back on the golf course this year for the Annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament. A fantastic day with great weather and even better people!

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Board of Directors

Kevin Harris, Chairman
Bill Davies, Vice Chair
Frank Robertson, Secretary
David Jolly
Bob Kinard
Juan Carlos Ramirez
David Renz   
Carl Campbell, Executive Director
Ali Harp, Project Manager
Anna Kate Sisson, Intern

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