E-Link News January 2018

We hope you enjoy our new edition of E-link. Remember you can always access our calendar of events here!  
Dalton Day
We were proud to showcase this year’s Georgia Bulldog rug and the carpet industry in Georgia at the 19th Annual Legislative Appreciation Reception. This year's reception was held on January 9th at The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta.
5- Star Accredited
The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce 
is pleased to announce that your chamber 
has received 5-Star Accreditation from
the U.S. Chamber for the 3rd time! 
Only 1.5% of the chambers in the country 
are accredited at this level.
State Legislative Update
Our state legislators gave an update on the work they will be doing in this year's session at the Good Morning Dalton Breakfast on January 4th held at the Dalton Convention Center.

(Pictured from left to right)
Representative Steve Tarvin– District 2
Representative Kasey Carpenter– District 4
Representative Jason Ridley– District 6
Senator Chuck Payne– District 54

For legislators contact information, please see the interactive digital version of Chamberlink below
Believe Greater Dalton
Community Pride Focus Group
Nearly 100 people attended the community pride focus group meetings to share ideas about how Daltonian's best tell our story to target audiences. The focus group included 3 breakout sessions and concluded with a vote. Community Pride is one of the six strategies of "Believe Greater Dalton"

To learn more about Believe Greater Dalton and the six strategies please click the tabs below

Believe Greater Dalton Announces Project Manager
The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce and the Believe Greater Dalton management team are pleased to announce that Allyson Coker has been selected as Believe Greater Dalton Project Manager. She will assume the role on February 12, 2018.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to help lead Believe Greater Dalton,” Coker said. She added “My family and I have deep roots here and are committed to this community, and I am honored to have the chance to serve the community we love.”

Rob Bradham, President & CEO of the Greater Dalton Chamber, which is managing the Believe Greater Dalton campaign, stated “Allyson’s ties to the community, her ongoing civic engagement here, and her proven success in the pharmaceutical industry is the perfect combination of skills for Believe Greater Dalton. She’ll be a great asset to Believe Greater Dalton.”

Bryan Hair, volunteer Co-Chair of Believe Greater Dalton, stated “Allyson will be able to hit the ground running implementing Believe Greater Dalton.” Co-Chair Chuck Dobbins added “Allyson has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities our community faces, and we’re glad to have her on the team.” 

About the Believe Greater Dalton:
Believe Greater Dalton is a five-year strategic plan for Dalton and Whitfield County (Greater Dalton). Believe Greater Dalton is focused on six strategies to improve the community. They are educational outcomes, housing, entrepreneurship, economic development, downtown development, and community pride. Believe Greater Dalton is led by volunteer Co-Chairs Bryan Hair (President & CEO of Marketing Alliance Group) and Chuck Dobbins (President of Dobbins Investments) and the Co-Chairs of each of the six strategy working groups. The Greater Dalton Chamber staff manages Believe Greater Dalton.
Let's do Lunch
Wednesday, February 7th

Los Reyes
817 S. Hamilton St.

If you are a new member or have not attended this event before, we would love the privilege of taking you to lunch. Through this first networking opportunity, you will learn how to make the most of your membership and meet some new friends so you can start growing your business!
Chamber Connections
Wednesday, February 14th
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Dalton Golf and Country Club
333 Country Club Way

Come join the most unique networking opportunity of the month! The Chamber's hit event Chamber Connections provides you the opportunity to stand up and present a 30 second "commercial" about your business in a fast paced, fun environment!  

$15.00 for members

Member Mixer
Thursday, February 15th
5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

American Legion Post 112
1118 N. Glenwood Ave. 

This is one of the Chamber's premier networking events you don't want to miss. Network after hours! Bring some business cards and a smile on your face!

Free to attend!

We will be playing bingo! Come on out to play and win.