Newsletter for the Week of 05/22/2017

As a Chamber member, you get many benefits.  One of these benefits is Member-to-Member ads.  I want to encourage all businesses, especially small retail or service organizations, to take advantage of this.  Members need to submit their ads camera ready (in the format desired - 8.5X11 or smaller PDF, JPEG or Word) to the Chamber habchamber@windstream.net .
Members are allowed up to six a year at no charge.  These ads go out electronically to over 1,000 members and member representatives plus on social media.  Once these hit social media, they reach many, many more. 
          Member-to-Member Ads go out the last week of each month.  Members may submit an ad any time they wish, and it will be held until the electronic mailing the end of the month.  The publication is then posted on the Chamber website for the month until the next one goes out. Advertisers are strongly encouraged to offer discounts and/or specials to other Habersham Chamber members through this advertising program. 

Leadership Habersham Graduation
Twenty-one participants graduated from Leadership Habersham 2016-2017 at Glen Ella Springs the evening of May 18. They heard an inspiring speech from Georgia leader Melvin Everson. Applications are being taken now for the next class that will begin September 2017. For more information, contact the Chamber. 

Pictured in no particular order:  Tim Ash, Chip Woodall, Judy Taylor, Pamela Segers, Jessie Owensby, Barrie Aycock, Josey Butcher, Lori Duke Jones, Brittany Spivey, Katherine Scranton, Larry Peevy, Melvin Everson, J. Berkshire, Myra Chandler (coordinator), Lorna Chapman (coordinator), Leigh Johnston, Vonda Brown, Jeff Sosebee, Matthew Wurtz, Fran Chastain, Mike Beecham, Heath Barrett, Philip Smith and Justin Williams.  Not pictured:  Kendra McCoy, Rob Rowland and Cory Addison (coordinator).

In This Issue
Chamber News

 Chamber Chat
Chamber Chat on Windstream Cable Channel 4:

Mon- 3:00 pm
Tues- 1:30 & 8:00 pm
Thurs- 1:30 pm
Fri- 11:30 am
Sat- 3:00 pm
Sun- 10:00 pm
MORE Chamber News:

1490 AM
6:30-7:00 am  

1450 AM & 107.7 FM  
3rd Wednesday  
8:00 am  

The Northeast Georgian  
Chamber Connection  
3rd Friday 
Upcoming Joint Business After Hours
with Stephens County Chamber of Commerce
June 22, 2017
5:00 p.m.
at The Orchard Golf & Country Club
1057 Orchard Drive
Clarkesville, GA  30523  

beverages and hors d'oeuvres served
great networking opportunity
bring your business cards
everyone welcome - bring a friend!
Chamber News & Events
Recent Ground Breaking
Cornelia Water Plant and Reservoir 5/16/2017
L-R:  Don Martin, Brian Horton, Keith Etheridge, Donald Anderson, Wes Dodd, Don Bagwell, John Foster, Tony Cook, Jerry Franklin, Ernest Burns, Janie Henderson, Janice Griggs, Marty Boyd, Judy Taylor and Seth Glaze

The groundbreaking ceremony for Cornelia's new water plant and reservoir on Camp Creek Road was May 16. This new facility will significantly impact economic development in Habersham County and enhance service to citizens.  

Youth Leadership Banquet
The Chamber hosted a graduation banquet for Habersham Central High School Youth Leadership Participants at North Georgia Technical College on May 15. Ms. Angela Nunnally presented a summary of class projects and activities, Wade Rhodes delivered an inspiring leadership speech, and both Department of Labor BEST and Youth Leadership certificates were awarded. 

Students (in no particular order): Emily Ariail, Damares Camacho, Alexandria Franklin, Marnie Herbert, Alyssa Jackson, Lauren King, Kenslee McDuffie, Mariah Nicholson, Katherine Shelton, Natalie Thompson, Janice Webb, Malerie Anderson, Ayshley Bautista, Owen Bohannon, Brooke Loggins, Samantha Martinez Pena, Sonya Medina-Garcia, Virginia Miguel, Kaylie Ward, Cheyenne Wood, Autumn Reese, Graclyn Stewart, Lindy Picciotti and Brittany Jones. Teacher: Angela Nunnally Chamber Representatives: Judy Taylor, Wade Rhodes, Kelly Woodall and Larry Peevy
Recent Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations to Personalized Elegance Boutique!
Co-Owners Charlotte Crawford and Sabrina Graham cut the ribbon while surrounded with David Foster, Myra Chandler, John Jackson, Brenda Speed, Wendy Behrens, Hazel Cording, Judy Taylor, Randall Roy Fry, Larry Peevy, Linda Anderson and Jennifer Lunsford
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Air Serv
Date: May 23, 2017
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: 1937 Robertson Loop Road, Clarkesville, GA

Local Life Publishing
Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 12:15 p.m.

Location: Habersham Chamber
Eagle Home Builders
Date: May 30, 2017

Time: 12:15 p.m.

Location: 165 Highland Point, Alto
Rahab's Rope
Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 12:15 p.m.

1404 A Washington St., Clarkesville, GA 30523
Networking Opportunities

1st & 3rd Tuesday     
LEADS Lunch    
Next Meetings:
12 Noon     
@ Hampton Inn
161 Market Corners  


2nd & 4th Wednesday 
NETWORKING Breakfast   
Next Meetings:
8 am - 9 am     
@ Crossroads Cafe, 
188 Habersham Crossing (Hwy 115 W.)
Speaker: TBA
*Light breakfast provided  
Northeast Georgia Safety Association
Every Second Wednesday       
Scheduling conflicts moved meeting to first Wednesday for this month

11:30 am -1:00 pm
Chef's Touch Bistro, 188 North Main Street, 
Speaker: Brad Cagle
Topic: Education and Training
Please park in public parking lot across from Bistro
*Attendees may purchase lunch

Non Profit Networking
Next meeting
Thursday, July 13th, 8:30 a.m.
at The Torch
800 Cannon Bridge Rd.
 Demorest, GA. 
Topic:  TBA
Speaker: TBA
Community News & Events
Arts Tour

For more information, click HERE
City of Demorest

Habersham Community Theater
June 2nd, 7:30 p.m.
Call the girls and make a date for a fun night out dancing and singing in the aisles with ABBA's hits songs from 
Mamma Mia!
Or grab your best beau and let him
join in the fun.
Brought to you by Clarkesville Main Street and HCT
Tickets: $8.00
Click HERE for tickets
June 16-18, 22-25

Charlotte's Web tickets now on sale!

Click HERE for tickets
Piedmont College

Langley, Stancil earn Piedmont College top academic award

Piedmont College President Dr. James F. Mellichamp presents the H.M. Stewart Sr. Valedictorian Award to Zachary Ryan Langley of Lilburn and Brittany Stancil of Toccoa during recent Baccalaureate ceremonies at the Piedmont Chapel in Demorest. Langley and Stancil graduated with highest honors from Piedmont on May 6. Langley earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Business Administration, and Stancil earned a BA degree in English. The Stewart Award is presented each year to the Piedmont graduate with the highest grade-point average. Both graduates completed their degrees with a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average. 
Sautee Nacoochee Community Association

For a whole cooked, $35, pork butt, contact Justin Sullens at 706-809-2669 or jsullens77@yahoo.com
Doris Davenport  
educator, writer, literary and performance poet

Sunday, June 4     4:00 p.m.
A poetry reading from the author's books with theatrical and dramatic elements including dance, movement, singing and more.
$10 Members
$12 Non Members
For tickets and information call 706 878-3300 or CLICK HERE

Summer Arts Camp returns! Get ready for some creative fun in the sun!
Registration is now open!
Summer Arts Camp: Weeks 1 & 2
Week 1: June 5th - 9th
Week 2: June 12th - 16th
Teen Art Camp: Week 3
June 26th - 30th & July 14th
Click   HERE  for more information  or call 706 878-3300
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln  
Habersham County Chamber of Commerce | 706.778.4654 |   habchamber@windstream.net | www.habershamchamber.com
668 U.S. 441 Business | P O Box 366
Cornelia, GA 30531