The Chamber Banquet was a great success with amazing attendance of 440 people. The keynote speaker was Governor Nathan Deal, the Small Business Person of the Year was Kimberlie Mason, Robert Smalley was recognized with this year's Chairman's Award and Barbara Ward was honored for her work in workforce development.
Special thanks to Joe Yarbrough and others that honored Governor Deal with the establishment of the "Nathan Deal Scholarship" to support deserving students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.Be sure to check out the complete album of photos on the Chamber's Facebook page.
Woods recognizes Whitfield County Schools as Economic Development Partnership District
The EDP program, which is endorsed by GEDA, seeks to promote improved relationships between local school districts and business/industry. In participating school districts, district leaders complete economic development training courses, and 100 percent of CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) directors, CTAE teachers and school counselors complete a business externship every five years. Participating districts also review local Career Pathway offerings for alignment to high-demand careers and must display evidence of business and community partnerships.