June 2018
Notes from the President's Desk
The Chamber's Annual Dinner & Awards are coming up quickly -- Thursday, June 14, to be exact -- and we always look forward to this great night. As the chamber begins its new fiscal year, we hope you'll join us as we review the achievements of the Chamber's past year under the leadership of Chairman Missy Neu and pass the gavel to our Incoming Chairman Jeff Bennett. In addition, we'll announce and celebrate the accomplishments of both small businesses and local individuals who have gone above and beyond in their professional and personal achievements. Tickets are still available to attend, and we hope to see you at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on June 14.

The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization that provides leadership in fostering a dynamic business environment for the entire community. On a daily basis, the Chamber works behind the scenes with countless organizations and individuals to assist in bringing about positive solutions for our community’s issues and challenges. Just a few of these areas include community infrastructure improvements, workforce and economic development through educational opportunities, and continuous advocacy for pro-business initiatives.

We're proud that our Chamber is the premier business organization in our area. Thank you for a great 2017-18, and we look forward to serving you in the year to come.
M.H. "Woody" Woodside
Annual Dinner & Awards
Join us at the Annual Dinner and Awards as we pass the gavel and raise a glass to the companies, volunteers and business leaders who partner with us throughout the year to be the voice of business and to help our members and community thrive.

Casual Attire. $65/person. Please make your reservations by noon, Thursday, June 7 by calling 265-0620, or by registering online below:
Chamber Leadership for Upcoming Year
We are proud to introduce to the membership our 2018-2019 Board of Directors and Executive Board (Officers):


Chairman -- Jeff Bennett (new)
Vice Chair, Internal Affairs/Chairman Elect -- Greer Ward (new)
Vice Chair, Commercial Affairs -- Michael Scherneck (new)
Vice Chair, Industrial Affairs -- Jimmy Arnold (new)
Vice Chair, Membership Recruitment & Retention -- Creg Miller
Vice Chair, Governmental Affairs -- Ben Hartman
Vice Chair, Community Development -- Skip Mounts
Vice Chair, Communications & Special Projects -- Amy Broderick
Vice Chair, Education -- Myrick Stubbs (new)
Vice Chair, Veterans Affairs -- Phil Viviani
Vice Chair, SSI/SI Council -- Parra Vaughan (new)
Vice Chair, CVB -- Karen Bass
Vice Chair, EDA -- Paulo Albuquerque
Immediate Past Chairman -- Missy Neu (new)

Don Asdell (expires 2020)
Bill Austin (expires 2019)
Justin Callaway (expires 2021)
Dr. Virgil Cole (expires 2021)
Eric Croft (expires 2020)
Donna Davis (expires 2021)
Becky Elliott (expires 2021)
Michael Gowen (expires 2019)
Milton Hall (expires 2020)
Michael Kaufman (expires 2021)
Daryl Moore (expires 2019)
Christine Pierce (expires 2021)
James Poe (expires 2021)
Mark Stovall (expires 2021)
Gene Walker (expires 2019)
Shawn Williams (expires 2021)
THANK YOU to our Board members who end their terms on June 30, 2018:
Millard Allen
DelRia Baisden
Abe Brown
Greg Gordon
Danny Maddox
Bob Miller
Jeff Rentz
Lynn Stewart
Become a Chamber Champion!
As a business person, you know that one size does not fit all. Our members have a wide variety of reasons for belonging to the Chamber: for some, networking and promotion is key, while for others, having a voice in advocacy is primary. Given this, the Chamber offers four extended membership levels to all members called Chamber Champions . Shortly you will be receiving detailed information on the Chamber Champions program. This program allows you to sponsor events, participate in activities, achieve greater brand recognition and utilize a variety of "extras" with one bundled rate.

We hope you will take advantage of the cost savings and simplicity offered by joining.
To view the detailed benefits of the Chamber Champions program, click here .

Questions? Contact Kate Reeves , Membership Director, at 265-0620. See what being a Chamber Champion can do for your business!
CPTC Business Education Courses
The Chamber reminds you that Coastal Pines Technical College offers a wide variety of professional development programs , both on-campus and online. Take advantage of the hundreds of beneficial course offerings for you and your employees, including their Rise N Shine Workforce workshops .

For a complete list of professional development courses currently offered at Coastal Pines Technical College, click here .
Georgia Trend Highlights Our Area
Don't miss the June 2018 issue of Georgia Trend Magazine which features the Brunswick and the Golden Isles. To read the full digital version of the article "Brunswick|Golden Isles: Building For The Future," click below.

Chamber's Official County Map
Last chance! Secure your spot now in the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce 2018-2019 Map. The official Brunswick & The Golden Isles Map is once again being produced by 365 Degree Total Marketing with new Project Manager Christy Carter. Take advantage of advertising in this valuable, insightful resource for visitors and residents of the Brunswick-Golden Isles area. Call Christy today to learn more about the map and opportunities to participate, 912-324-0628.
Business After Hours: Corsair Restaurant
Who says business can't be fun??
Mark your calendars to join us for Business After Hours!

Corsair at Jekyll Island Club
80 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island
Thursday, June 21
5:30 - 7:30 PM
$7 Members | $10 Non-Members

 Co-Hosts: Coastal Computer Consulting, Creative Printing, iHeart Media, Island Sound, Jekyll Island Club Resort, LifeThrive Performance Systems
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings...Join Us!
Island Lotus Health & Wellness
Tuesday, June 7
4:30 PM
664 Scranton Rd, Suite 101, Brunswick
Seaside Opthalmology
Tuesday, June 26
4:30 PM
28 Market St, Suite 128, St. Simons Isl.
Are you interested in scheduling a ribbon cutting for your organization? Click here to schedule online or call Kate Reeves, Membership Director, at 265-0620.
Welcome New Chamber Members
Click on the names below to learn more & welcome our newest Chamber members.
THANK YOU to all our member renewals!

Community Highlights in June
Thu., June 7: Coastal Pines Technical College Rise N Shine Workshop on Communication | Details

Sat., June 9: Southeast Georgia Health System Community Health and Wellness Fair | Details

Sat, June 9: Island Gallery Art Fest | Details

Tue., June 12: DFCS Family Connection Meeting | Details

Glynn Visual Arts Upcoming Classes and Workshops | Details

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Summer Calendar | Details

Check out our online Community Calendar -- there's so much to see and do in the Golden Isles this month! Details

CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle Lane for being named April's Ambassador of the Month! Michelle works for Keller Williams Coastal Partners Realty and is a friendly, outgoing face at many of our events. Way to go, Michelle!
DON'T FORGET to add your organization's events to our online Community Calendar via our website. Chamber members can also list job postings, member-to-member deals, "hot deals" to the public, requests for proposals, and many other items! Call Kate Reeves, Membership Director, for assistance, (912) 265-0620.
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