Georgia Chamber Coming to Glynn
Please join Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber, as he travels throughout the state for the Georgia Chamber 2018 Statewide Tour. The breakfast will continue the conversation of the Georgia 2030 initiative and introduce the Georgia Chamber's 8-for-18 and Rural Prosperity presentations along with their goals for the upcoming year. 


Georgia Chamber Visit - Glynn County
King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Wed, May 23, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
$15.00 to attend


Deadline for registration is this Friday, May 18 at noon . Please register in advance as on-site registrations cannot be guaranteed. We look forward to seeing you there! Please email Meg Lowe at mlowe@gachamber.com if you have any questions.
Annual Dinner & Awards June 14
Chairman Missy Neu and the Board of Directors cordially invite you to attend the 2018 Annual Dinner and Awards , where we come together to pass the gavel and raise a glass to the companies, volunteers and business leaders who partner with us to be the voice of business and to help our members and community thrive.

Annual Dinner & Awards
Thursday, June 14
Jekyll Island Convention Center

6:00 cocktail hour
7:00 dinner and program
$65 per ticket (tables of 8)

The evening culminates with the Awards Presentation in the following categories:

Chairman's Award
Ambassador of the Year Award
Volunteer of the Year Award
*Small Business of the Year Award
*Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
*Community Champion Award
Alfred W. Jones, Sr. Award

* Please take a moment to vote on the following ( deadline noon Wed. May 23 ) :

2018 Small Business of the Year: Presented to a small business that has been an innovator within its industry, has demonstrated revenue/profit growth, has increased its workforce, has an outstanding record of customer service and has been committed to the growth and development of its employees and community.  

2018 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award: Presented to a business owner with an “entrepreneurial spirit” who combines outstanding personal characteristics (creativity, leadership, personal drive to excel, persistence, ability to inspire others, etc.) with a winning business concept to achieve success.  

2018 Community Champion Award: Presented to a small business that generously supports local non-profits, events and organizations by contributing its time, talents and resources for the betterment of our community.  
24th Annual Chamber Experience
Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the 24th Annual Chamber Experience last Wednesday at Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center. Presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, this year's Chamber Experience was a night filled with socializing and networking, mouth -watering food displays, live entertainment by Tonic Blue, the popular wine grab, the Big Green Egg raffle, and the amazing silent and live auctions. Chamber Experience is the Chamber's largest fundraiser, and we hope you had as much fun as we did!

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who generously donated to the event. Because of your support of Chamber Experience, the Chamber is able to provide business programming, as well as community and membership events throughout the coming year.

24th Annual Chamber Experience Presenting Sponsor:
Live Auction Sponsors:
Event Host:
Silent Auction Sponsor:
Wine Grab Sponsor:
Big Green Egg Raffle Sponsor:
Corporate Sponsors: Ameris Bank, Brunswick Cellulose, Brunswick News, Georgia Power, Gulfstream Aerospace, Hurt Norton & Associates, iHeart Media, Island Ace Hardware, Lowe's Home Improvement, McGinty-Gordon & Associates, Rich Products, South Coast Bank & Trust, SunTrust Bank

Media Sponsors: BeSeen Outdoor, Fendig Outdoor Signs, Golden Isles Broadcasting, Paramount Printing & Design, WBQO 93.7 FM
Board of Directors Nominees Announced
The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the following nominees for the Board of Directors, term 2018-2021:

Becky Elliott - Gulfstream Aerospace
Mark Stovall - Suntrust Bank
Christine Pierce - Poppell & Eller
Donna Davis - McGinty-Gordon & Associates
Justin Callaway - Sandy Bottom Bagels
Michael Kaufman - The Wick
Shawn Williams - Coastal Outreach Soccer
James Poe - Suncoast Paper & Chemical
Dr. Virgil Cole - Glynn County Superintendent of Schools

Don't Forget to Vote!
Candidates for contested seats for the Glynn County School Board and Glynn County Commission came together last Thursday night for an informative candidates debate, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Golden Isles Association of Realtors. Candidates answered questions from both the panel and audience members. Joint Water & Sewer Commission Chairman candidates spoke as well.

Election day is Tuesday, May 22 for the General Primary. You can vote early through 5:00 PM on Friday, May 18. For more information, go to the Glynn County Board of Elections website .
Spotted on Social Media
Small Business is BIG Business in Glynn County. 2018 National Small Business Week was April 29 - May 5, and we challenged Chamber members to recognize their favorite local small business on social media with the hashtag #glynncountysmallbusiness.

We couldn't help but notice The Island Directory's "shout out" to Maggie Dutton State Farm (right). Keep the recognition coming, and you could find your social media post re-posted in next month's Mid-Month MemberNet. Don't forget to use #glynncountysmallbusiness!


Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings - Join Us!
White Electrical Construction
Thursday, 5/17
11:30 AM
5460 Habersham St., BWK
Surchero's Fresh Grill
Tuesday, 5/22
4:30 PM
310 Glynn Isles Market, BWK
Coastal Kitchen Restaurant
Tuesday, 5/29
4:30 PM
102 Marina Dr., SSI

STAKEHOLDER:
AT&T
Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin
PrimeSouth Bank
Rich Products
Seaboard Construction
United Community Bank
Woodmen Life
PARTNER:
Ameris Bank
Brunswick News
Georgia Power Company
Gulfstream
Hurt, Norton & Associates
iHeart Medai
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