E-Link News February 2018
We hope you enjoy our new edition of E-link. Remember you can always access our calendar of events here!  
Welcome New Members!

Have you ever thought about running for an elected position such as City Councilman, County Commissioner or State Legislator? Have you ever thought about helping to organize an election campaign? If you answered YES to either of these questions, then the Chamber invites you to attend the annual Campaign Academy.

This is an informative session that will answer questions on registering your campaign, crafting your campaign message, where you should be seen to meet the voters, the use of social media, or any other questions you may have to prepare to run for the May 22nd primary election.  Election qualifying begins March 5 to 9.  

Guest speakers (Lynn Laughter, Mike Babb, and Gary Crews) will share the experiences that they gained when they ran for office. They will also share how they became involved in the community and why they decided to run for office. Past Campaign Academy panelists have talked about their passion and commitment to public service and the willingness to serve the public so that they can try to make a difference in their community. 

There is no charge to attend, we just ask that you contact Phyllis Stephens at
706-712-0951 or  stephens@daltonchamber.org  to reserve your seat.
Glenn Shepard Seminar

Thursday, March 1st
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dalton Convention Center
2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd.

Join us as speaker & author Glenn Shepard presents a full day seminar- "How to Supervise people People and Lead a Team."

Some of the Key topics covered in this seminar include:
* How to manage, motivate, and communicate with millennials
* How to find good employees
* Delegating your way to succes s

Members $197.00
Non-members $247.00
When 3 or more register, the 4th person attends for free!


Want to pitch your business or idea in front of a room full of experienced entrepreneurs, small business owners, investors and movers and shakers? Apply for PitchDIA!

PitchDIA is a new competition for startup entrepreneurs in the Dalton area with prizes valued at over $30,000. The semifinalists will be chosen and announced on March 30 and the final competition will be held on May 15.

Deadline to apply- March 1st

Apply today at  PitchDIA.com/apply
Design, Engineering, & Manufacturing
Middle School Summer Camp 

Who: Rising 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders

When: June 4-7, 2018 – 1st year campers
June 5-8, 2018 – returning campers

Where: Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy
2300 Maddox Chapel Road
Dalton, GA 30721

What: 3-D design, electronics, laser fabrication, race car design, robotics, rockets, hovercrafts, fun activities, tours of industry

Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm each day (day camp)

Cost: No cost to attend Lunch & Snacks Provided Daily
Business Expo- We BELIEVE in business!

Join us for the largest business to business networking event in Northwest Georgia. This day puts you in front of 100+ other businesses in our area, plus 700-900 attendees.