The University of Georgia has funding available for their Emerging Leaders program which seeks to provide paid internship opportunities to first generation college students and students from diverse racial and economic backgrounds. UGA is requesting partners who would be willing to pay half of the interns stipend with UGA paying the other half. For more information about this program, please call the Chamber at (706) 769-7947.
Monday, January 28, 2019
Welcome New Partners!

Dogwood Charity Partners
Katie Collins
P.O. Box 522
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 248-2271

Durden & Mills, PC
Jon Mills
1551 Jennings Mill Rd. #2200B
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 543-4708
Upcoming Events
*RSVP events are in red

January 30: Ribbon Cutting & Open House, French Law Group, 1:00 p.m.
1800 Hog Mtn. Rd. Bld. 500, Ste. 101, Watkinsville, GA 30677

January 31: Dark Web Seminar, facilitated by Firestorm Cyber, 2:00 p.m. ( R EGISTER)
55 Nancy Dr., Watkinsville, GA 30677 ($100)

February 1: Ribbon Cutting, The Foot & Ankle Treatment Center, 11:30 a.m.
2410 Hog Mountain Rd. #107, Watkinsville, GA 30677
February 7: STAR Student Breakfast, High Shoals Health & Rehab. (REGISTER)
3450 New High Shoals, Bishop, GA 30621 (8:00 a.m.)

February 7: Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening, The Sign Brothers
195 Ben Burton Circle, Bogart, GA 30622 (cutting at 2:30 p.m.)

February 13: Women in Business Luncheon, Piedmont Athens Regional, (REGISTER)
1305 Jennings Mill Rd., Watkinsville, GA 30677 (11:30 a.m.)

February 15: Lunch & Learn-Topic: Strategic Planning for Small Businesses and the role of a MasterMind Group in helping Small Businesses achieve their Strategic Goals".  
1305 Jennings Mill Rd., Watkinsville, GA 30677 (12:00 p.m.) ($10: REGISTER)
Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy

In accordance with the Affordable Care Act and the IRS, St. Mary's Health Care is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy.

The Community Health Needs Assessment is an in-depth assessment of many forms of data that ultimately gives St. Mary's the top-10 health needs of their hospitals’ service areas.

Patients and community members that are residents of Oconee County are encouraged to to complete this survey. Please pass this along to your friends, family, church congregations, etc.
Ribbon Cutting at Willow Insurance Advisors
Purchase your tickets through The Classic Center or
contribute an item to the Silent Auction !
American Pest Control Announces Scholarship
Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship Available to Local Seniors
American Pest Control, a local family owned and operated company, introduced the Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship in May 2016. Gene Higginbotham founded American Pest Control in 1971. He valued family, education, and community as top priorities for his company. Mr. Higginbotham passed away August 30 th , 2015 and the scholarship was created in his honor by family and employees to continue his legacy.
American Pest Control will continue to offer this scholarship through schools in their wide service area across Northeast Georgia and parts of South Carolina. Applicants must have been accepted to an accredited college or university and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students can contact their high school counselor for information and applications. American Pest Control encourages all graduating 2019 seniors to apply!
Board of Directors

Amanda Davis, OARC
Amy Parrish, Highland Trust Partners
Andrew Wallace, Chops & Hops
Brad Tucker, Georgia Square Collision
Cindy Haddon, Walton EMC
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank
David Walton, Fox's Pizza
Kevin Price, Kevin Price Construction
Lorie Petersen, BankSouth
Nathan Bartlett, Georgia Power
Paige Fuller, Mary Kay
Robert Griffith, Golden Pantry
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, OC Schools Superintendent
John Thorsen, Athens Academy
Jared Clark, Westminster Christian Academy
Seth Hathaway, Prince Avenue Christian School
Chamber Executive Board

Chairman of the Board
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional

Chair Elect
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank

Amy Parrish, Highland Trust Partners

Stuart Cofer, Cofer's Home & Garden

Brad Tucker, Braver Realty

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