Monday, December 3, 2018
Arbor Productions, Inc.
David Ivy
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 369-0500

Will Riley
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 714-3728
Upcoming Events
December 5: HOLIDAY A.M. EXCHANGE, 7:45 a.m.
December 6: Network Lunch, Dominick's, 11:30 a.m., Limited Seating
December 10: Youth Leadership Oconee Graduation, 7:00 p.m., OSB Operations Ctr.
December 13: 8:00 Coffee, BankSouth


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December 5, 2018
7:45 a.m.

Oconee Chamber
55 Nancy Dr.
Watkinsville, GA 30677
This event has limited seating so please register early. You may select one of three lunch options on the registration page. $15 per person.
Network Lunch
December 6, 2018
11:30 a.m.

1430 Capital Ave.
Watkinsville, GA 30677
8:00 Coffee
December 13, 2018
8:00 a.m.

7911 Macon Hwy.
Watkinsville, GA 30677
We would like to thank everyone who has stopped by over the past two weeks to pick up a tag from the OARC giving tree housed at the Chamber. Your support will go a long way to ensure families and children in Oconee County will have a happy holiday season.

We still have many tags available for pickup. All donated items need to be brought back to the Chamber by December 6th.
The  University of North Georgia Oconee  campus recently had one of their projects, Nighthawks SOAR, selected as one of only 12 for the  #ONEUNG  Crowdfund!

Nighthawks SOAR (Student Opportunities for Accelerated Readiness) will consist of a three week program in June 2019 that will reinforce English, math and science skills for economically disadvantaged, ESOL, and future first generation college students in middle grades from counties that the Oconee campus serves.

Funds will be used to offset the costs of hiring certified teachers, transportation, and lunch for the students served by the program. The goal is $3,000!


Please consider making a donation for this worthwhile cause to support literacy in Oconee County!
Humorist Jeanne Robertson returns to The Classic Center Theatre on May 18

ATHENS, Ga. – October 29, 2018 - Humorist Jeanne Robertson is bringing her “Rocking Humor” tour to Athens. Robertson will perform LIVE at The Classic Center Theatre on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. The former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has a vivacious personality, heart and sense of humor.

Jeanne tours nationally and appears regularly on the Grand ‘Ole Opry. She has nine nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 60 million YouTube views. The demand for Robertson's family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially. Some of her most popular anecdotes include " Don't Go to Vegas Without A Baptist ," " Don't Bungee Jump Naked ," and " Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store ."
Robertson's witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Don't miss this performance by a truly funny lady!

For more information on The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, please visit

Visit to buy tickets, call 706.357.4444 or stop by The Classic Center Theatre Box Office in Downtown Athens. 
Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Department
Business and Computer Science Programs

The CTAE departments of the Oconee County School System have been selected to have the opportunity to earn the distinction of industry certification. During this process, the Business and Computer Science Programs of OCHS and NOHS will showcase procedures that confirm that our programs are producing graduates that have the skills necessary to be successful in the current economy. In keeping with the focus of our programs, we would like to ensure that we are supporting local businesses with the skilled labor they require. In an effort to improve upon this practice, we ask that you help us by completing the “Needs Assessment” survey. By doing so, you will help us better understand your needs as local businesses and how we can more effectively forge our curricula. Upon completion, we will share the results with each of you. We know each of you are incredibly busy, but we always appreciate your time and support.
Board of Directors

Andrew Wallace, Chops & Hops
Anna Gillespie, University of North Georgia
Brad Tucker, Georgia Square Collision
Cindy Haddon, Walton EMC
Clint Watson, Creed Fitness
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank
David Walton, Fox's Pizza
Lorie Petersen, BankSouth
Mychell Lang, Mutty Paws
Nathan Bartlett, Georgia Power
Ronda Holloway, Ronda Holloway CPA, PC
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, School Superintendent
John Thorsen, Athens Academy
Jared Clark, Westminster Christian Academy
Seth Hathaway, Prince Avenue Christian School
Chamber Executive Board

Chairman of the Board
Clint Watson, Creed Fitness

Chair Elect
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional

Ronda Holloway, Ronda Holloway CPA, PC

Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank

At Large
Stuart Cofer, Cofer's Home & Garden

Past Chair
Cindy Haddon, Walton EMC

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