February 2018
Last Chance for Early Bird Rates at EXPO
Nalley Auto presents the 35th Annual Business EXPO !

Annual Business EXPO
Jekyll Island Convention Center
Thursday, March 8
5:15-7:45 PM
$10 to attend

  • Musical entertainment by Coco & His Nillaz
  • "Pop up" small business counseling by SCORE
  • Business education sessions, sponsored by SBDC
  • Product demonstrations & information
  • Business networking
  • New contests, prizes & giveaways
  • Cash bar
  • Delicious food tastings

Early Bird exhibitor rates end Monday, February 5! Register your booth today! Click left for more info.
Business Education Series:
Leadership, Management & Supervision Panel Discussion

New Morning Time ! Join us for coffee and donuts as we learn tips on:

Leadership, Management & Supervision
Tuesday, February 13
8:30 AM
$5 Members / $10 Non-Members

Are you a current, recently appointed or future leader, manager or supervisor? Would you like to hear about local best practices , challenges and solutions for our local leaders, managers and supervisors? Join us as we learn from a diverse panel who will share their perspectives of:

  1. The most important characteristic that every leader, manager and supervisor should possess
  2. Today’s most pressing challenges for leaders, managers and supervisors
  3. What is most important when evaluating a future leader, manager and supervisor
  4. Advice for future or recently appointed leaders, managers and supervisors
  5. How to keep employees motivated

This unique Business Education Seminar features panelists Cedric King (Pinova), Parra Vaughan (Sea Island), Don Asdell (International Auto Processing) and Paulo Albuquerque (Georgia Power).  
Glynn County Citizens Survey
The Board of Commissioners is conducting a Citizen Survey to assess the services, performance and communications provided to its citizens. The business community is an important part of our County and the Chamber urges our Chamber members to participate. The survey is available at www.glynncounty.org/citizensurvey, and paper copies are available at the front desk at the Glynn County Customer Service office on the first floor of the Harold Pate Building. All surveys are confidential. The survey will be open until approximately March 1, 2018.  
Chamber Legislative Events
Last month the Chamber traveled to Atlanta with a delegation of over 40 members to attend the Georgia Chamber's annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast. While there, attendees met Georgia General Assembly legislators and learned about the priorities of this coming legislative session.

Next week we head back to Atlanta for our annual State Leadership Luncheon. Our Glynn County General Assembly delegation and community leadership will host this luncheon to recognize and express appreciation for the efforts of our State legislators and State department heads on behalf of the citizens of the Golden Isles. Approximately 70 of the State's leaders are invited to attend, joining approximately 75 Glynn Countians at the luncheon. Also the 2018 Leadership Glynn class will be with us, following their appointments with key State leaders, including Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Atty. Gen. Chris Carr, and Sec. of State Brian Kemp. This 6th annual event gives us an opportunity to network with the State's decision makers to discuss issues of importance and priorities in Brunswick and Glynn County.

The Chamber thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 
2018 State Leadership Recognition Luncheon: 
Ameris Bank
 AT&T
Brunswick & Glynn Co. EDA
 Brunswick Cellulose
College of Coastal Georgia
 Georgia Ports Authority
 Georgia Power Company
Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin
Glynn Co. Board of Commissioners
Golden Isles CVB
 Gulfstream Aerospace
Hurt, Norton & Associates 
International Auto Processing
 McGinty-Gordon & Associates
 Pinova
 South Coast Bank and Trust
Southeast GA Health System
 SunTrust Bank
Don't Miss the 2018 Economic Outlook -
Deadline to Register Feb. 5, 5:00 PM
The 2018 Georgia Economic Outlook series brings the expertise of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business to Glynn County on February 8 to offer specific and reliable insights into the coming year’s economy. Learn about the nation’s economic trajectory, the trends shaping our state’s fiscal outlook, and what to expect in our local coastal area for the upcoming year from forecasts based on accurate, reliable data from the Selig Center for Economic Growth. Click here for more information.

2018 Economic Outlook Luncheon
Thursday, February 8
Jekyll Island Convention Center
Cost: $65 per ticket or $600 per 10-person table

  • Spring Membership Luncheon - Save the Date
2018 State of Education
Golden Isles College and Career Academy
Friday, March 23 at Noon

Mark your calendars to attend the the Chamber's Spring Membership Luncheon.
More details to come soon.
February Ribbon Cuttings - Please Join Us
Paul Davis Emergency Services of the Golden Isles
616 Bay Street, Brunswick

Thursday, February 1
11:30 AM
SGHS Cardiopulmony Rehabilitation Center
2415 Parkwood Dr., Brunswick

Friday, February 2
12:00 PM

Wear RED for National Wear Red Day to bring awareness to women's cardiovascular risks!
SGHS Senior Care Center Brunswick Rehabilitation Services
2611 Wildwood Dr., Brunswick

Thursday, February 15
4:30 PM
February Business After Hours:
EMBER y Mas Restaurants
WHO SAYS BUSINESS CAN'T BE FUN? Join us for a night of networking, mixing & mingling, with plenty of door prizes to win! Bring all your friends and co-workers, and don't forget your business cards. See you at Ember!
Ember y Mas

Thursday, February 22
70 Retreat Village, SSI

5:30 - 7:30 PM
$7 Members
$10 Non-members

Welcome New Chamber Members!
50 Secrets of Motivation
Does this sound familiar? You have your plan, you know what you want to accomplish, but after awhile, the novelty of your goal starts to wear off, and it becomes more of a struggle to get started every day.

If this sounds like you, check out this article by Entrepreneur Magazine, "50 Secrets Motivated People Use To Get Things Done." Put yourself in the right frame of mind to achieve your goals in 2018 and beyond!
More News for You
Save The Date: the 2018 Chamber Experience is May 9th at Sea Palms! Presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate.
Congratulations to Jeremy James, our December Ambassador of the Month ! Jeremy works at J. McLaughlin and is a familiar face at many Chamber events. Way to go, Jeremy!
The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation's 2018 Bridge Run takes place on Saturday, February 17. The Chamber is proud to help sponsor this community event.

For a full list of community member events, click here.
Our website is getting a face lift this month, with better content, easier navigation, and more features for our members. Keep your eyes open for our new look...we think you'll like what you see!

STAKEHOLDER:
AT&T
Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin
PrimeSouth Bank
Rich Products
Seaboard Construction
United Community Bank
Woodmen Life
PARTNER:
Ameris Bank
Georgia Power Company
Gulfstream
Hurt, Norton & Associates
McGinty-Gordon & Associates
Pinova
South Coast Bank & Trust
Suntrust Bank
EXECUTIVE:
AdvantaClean of Brunswick
BrandMortgage
Coastal CPA's
Edward Jones - Jeff Jones, Advisor
First Coast Benefits Solutions
First Glynn Bank
GEM Cars
White Electrical Construction