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Chamber Weekly E-News | January 29-31, 2021
In addition to following the CDC safety guidelines, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to support our local businesses during this challenging time. Our Eat Shop Stay campaign reminds us that we are all in this together and we can all participate in and support efforts that will help keep our schools safe and our economy open. Now, with coronavirus, a real and constant threat, go one step further and shop small businesses and shop local. Visit the Chamber’s Directory for a complete list of Henry County businesses in every category of products and services on your list.
Message From the President
Chamber hears "Legislative Update" and perspective from Representative El-Mahdi Holly
The broadcast on Wednesday, January 27, was very informative. Chamber President Joseph Henning and Board Chair Christy Chewning learned about SB 22 that establishes a board of ethics for Henry County. Watch now!
Next "Legislative Update"

Wednesday, February 3
3:00 PM
Future conversations will include other members of the Henry County caucus.
Let's Talk About It
LEAD: Mental Health and Wellness Forum
Learn. Equip. Assist. Dialogue & Disseminate.
Thursday, February 11
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Virtual via ZOOM
Dr. Laklieshia Izzard
EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Dr. Marlo Mathis
DMin, LPC
PRESENTED BY
Join the Chamber in charting new paths to success in 2021
Happy New Year! As we plan our first-quarter events in the virtual space, the Chamber is looking forward to the many possibilities that new technologies present. Contact us about new partnership opportunities and join us in charting new paths to success in the New Year. Send an email to bingram@henrycounty.com.
The Chamber is compiling information that is helpful to our business community as they make progress in re-opening the economy while staying healthy.
We are in this together. We are Together4Henry.
Webinar:
PPP Loans - What You Need to Know About the 2nd Round
Tuesday, February 2
10:00 AM

Join the Henry County Chamber and local banker Kena Ceasar from Ameris Bank to discuss the 2nd round of PPP loans.
Kena Ceasar
Vice President & Branch Manager
Ameris Bank
CV-19 Response: Chamber Offers Membership Payment Plans
New Chamber Program Focuses on Business Recovery and Success
We understand that 2020 has had a significant impact on our country, our community, and our members. Because of this, and to make it easier to maintain your investment in the Chamber, we are pleased to now offer a monthly payment plan.
When you log into your Chambermaster account, simply click the link "Switch to Monthly Billing." You will then set up a recurring payment each month through our secure system. 

For more information or for help setting up your monthly payment option contact our Membership Director Gary Sparrow at (770) 957-5786 or gsparrow@henrycounty.com.
Before you plan out your weekend, come check the weather.
Weather
Friday, January 29
Clear throughout the day.
26˚ 5am → 53˚ 3pm

Saturday, January 30
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
29˚ 5am → 53˚ 3pm

Sunday, January 31
Rain until afternoon.
42˚ 12am → 65˚ 3pm
Virtual Learning Support - Grades K-12
Presented by Rising Phoenix Enrichment Program
M-F, 9 AM - 2 PM, McDonough
Grades K-12 Virtual/Homeschooling options. Weekly after school. CAPS/SOLVE accepted.
Miracle Mission Hope House Providing Individual Assistance
466 Simpson Street, McDonough, Ga. 30253
Miracle Mission Hope House, funded by the Henry County Local Government/Nonprofit Assistant Program is now serving Henry County residents only; mortgage, rent, utility, extended motel stays, and other supportive services.
If you are in need of services, call 770-412-2950 or email info@mmhopehouse.org, to schedule an appointment.

DRONE Technology
Southern Crescent Technical College
February 2, 4, 9, 11, 5 PM - 8 PM
Learn to make money flying a drone! Instructor-led training. Contact Steve Hendrix, steve.hendrix@sctech.edu, 770-467-6072. More info.

Story on the Square Chocolate & Wine Paring
February 13, 5 PM - 7 PM
19 Griffin Street, McDonough
Bar Manager Courtney will present red wines to pair with a variety of chocolates and fruits. 678-7759-0079. More info.
Optimize your promotional plan. Send your event flyers to bingram@henrycounty.com.
 Email your upcoming event flyers to bingram@henrycounty.com

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Chamber News & Events
Virtual 54th Annual Chamber Celebration & Awards
February 17 | 9:00 AM
The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will premier the celebration of its annual inauguration of its new Chair of the Board of Directors on Facebook in a reimagined one-hour format on Thursday, February 17, at 9:00 AM. The event will showcase Chamber highlights of 2020 and present an overview of its 2021 plans and focus. The annual awards, highlighting companies and individuals working to build and strengthen Henry County's vibrant business community, will also be revealed.
Chamber Leadership Reimagines Annual Inauguration Celebration and Awards Event
Joseph Henning, CEO & President
Christy Chewning, 2020 Board Chair
Lincoln Parks, 2021 Board Chair
The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will highlight the companies and individuals working to build and strengthen Henry County's vibrant business community.
Year 2020 Annual Awards

  • Business of the Year Award

  • The Billy Carter Public Service Award

  • The Citizen of the Year Award

  • Volunteer of the Year

Join us as we continue the tradition of honoring Henry County businesses and leaders.
Our first marquee event of the year is just around the corner. Help us thank Board Chair Christy Chewning of Central Georgia EMC for her leadership throughout 2020 and elevate Lincoln Parks, WebMobileFusion, to the role of 2021 Board Chair. While the pandemic will force us to do this virtually, we are creating a unique program to celebrate so many accomplishments.
 
Annual Awards
We will also recognize Henry County Chamber businesses and individuals with our annual awards: Business of the Year, Billy Carter Public Service Award, Volunteer of the Year, and Citizen of the Year.
 
Together with civic, community, and academic leaders, we recognize that we are one part of the ecosystem that will drive our region’s recovery. In these times of crisis, the Henry County Chamber needs your investment now more than ever in order to continue our work in support of our region on its journey to recovery through four strategic initiatives:
• Business Recovery
• Education & Workforce Attainment
• Equity & Inclusion
• Political Engagement
 
Sponsorship Opportunities
While this event will be virtual, we are planning an in-person community reception later this year to celebrate the accomplishments of many. Sponsorships are available starting at $500 and include recognition at both the awards ceremony and the reception.
 
Sponsorship allows you to create a point of difference between you and your competition. You will make connections with your target market(s), meet your objectives cost-effectively, and position your brand. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Chamber at memberservices@henrycounty.com. 
 
Your support of this event ensures that your company is recognized as an active participant in the Chamber’s mission of building a strong community through economic development and business support.
 
Thank you for your membership and support of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to working together for a prosperous, healthy 2021.
 
Sincerely,
Joseph B. Henning
President & CEO
Henry County Chamber Accepting Applications
for Scholarship for Young Women
The Henry County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation has announced the 2021 Scholarship for Young Women which will award two Henry County high school students with scholarships of $500 each. Applications for the two scholarships are being accepted now through Friday, February 26, 2021. More info.
Young women in their junior or senior year in high school in Henry County may apply for the Scholarship for Young Women. Pictured are 2020 Scholarship for Young Women winners Hampton High School Seniors, (l. to r.) Aissatou Diallo and Carmen Bodie.
“The Chamber’s Education Foundation is proud to offer these two scholarships to young women who show resilience and purpose at this stage in their lives. To the winners, the scholarships serve as a boost of encouragement to push through obstacles and find a way forward, and they will be able to attend and interact with female professionals attending our virtual Women’s EmPOWERment Summit in late March,” commented Joseph Henning, President and CEO, Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

The two scholarships will be awarded during the Chamber’s virtual 2021 Women’s EmPOWERment Summit to be held on March 25, 2021. For more information, email info@henrycounty.com or call 770-957-5786.

Community Dialogue Webinar:

Uncomfortable Conversations
with a Black Man
The Chamber opened the 2021 Community Dialogue book discussion by amplifying the constructive book by former NFL Linebacker Emmanuel Acho, "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man."
Thomas Williams, Kaiser Permanente, Public Affairs, and Chamber board member, along with Lincoln Parks, Heritage Bank, Marketing, and Chamber board chair-elect, fielded questions and shared their experiences on topics raised in the book. Joseph Henning, Chamber President and CEO, hosted the event and raised points and insights from the book that helped steer the conversation comfortably through some tough issues around racial equality.
To introduce and celebrate your business in style, please contact Gary Sparrow, Membership Director, at 770-957-5786 or via email gsparrow@henrycounty.com.
Membership Has More Benefits.
As a benefit for joining the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, The Henry Herald is offering a free digital ad to new Chamber members and to all members, 50% off of their already affordable annual subscription rate.
This advertising offer is limited to Henry County Chamber of Commerce
members only!
For more information,
contact Maryann Holland
O: 770.957-9161 x 223
C: 816.489.8742
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