Monday, November 12, 2018
Perfectly Polished, Inc.
April McLean/Debra Lassiter
721 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 207-6286
Upcoming Events
November 13: Farm City Tour, North Oconee High School, 8:00 a.m.
November 14: Women in Business Luncheon, The Graduate Athens, 11:00 a.m.
November 15: 8:00 Coffee, Extra Special People
December 1: Watkinsville Christmas Parade, Downtown Watkinsville, 11:00 a.m.

*For more events, please click here
New Directory Feature
We are updating our partnership directory to include pictures and logos and we noticed that your photo was missing! You now have the opportunity to upload a primary business photo/logo and have it direct to your website. You may log in to our website to upload your image or send it to us directly and we will be happy to post it for you.
Women in Business Luncheon
November 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Graduate Athens
295 E. Dougherty St.
Athens, GA 30601
Our guest speaker will be Adele Wang whose topic will be:
Spark your feminine presence, how to get noticed, and attract more of what you want for professional and personal success.
This is a prepaid event and funds collect benefit the annual Women in Business Scholarship. Seating is limited and it is recommended you register early.

*There are only 6 seats remaining*
The Mercantile on Main
40 N. Main Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 705-6209
As we approach the holiday season, we are reminded of those who have fought a battle with cancer. Cancer is a disease that is unbiased. It knows no sex, no religion, no personality, no fairness, and no color. The luminaria ceremony is an opportunity for all of us to come together and remember why we are fighting. It’s a time for us to reflect how the disease has touched us personally and it is a time for us to look inside ourselves with quiet reflection to find hope.

This year Relay For Life of Oconee County is partnering with Downtown Watkinsville to honor those affected by cancer at Watkinsville’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Our goal is to light up main street to let patients and their families know they are not alone, memorialize loved ones lost, and show that Oconee County is in the fight against cancer together. Each bag represents a treasured relationship. They represent people, each with a name and story to tell. 

Please join us on November 30, 2018 , and purchase a luminaria in honor or memory of your loved one. Luminarias can be purchased online at or at the Oconee Chamber for $10 each. 

We hope to see you at Light Up Main Street on November 30 th in Downtown Watkinsville and at Relay For Life of Oconee County on April 26 th , 2019 at Oconee County Middle School. 

Until there is a cure,

Relay For Life of Oconee County
Event Leadership Team
The Oconee Area Resource Council wreath fundraiser is officially on! Click the link below to purchase one via Paypal. Wreath pickup with be December 1 at the Chamber or December 3 at Oconee Area Resource Council headquarters.
Breakfast with Santa returns to The Classic Center on December 8 to benefit The Classic Center Cultural Foundation

ATHENS, Ga. – Santa Claus is coming to town! Families are invited to The Classic Center on Saturday, December 8 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for Breakfast with Santa, an event benefitting The Classic Center Cultural Foundation.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 9 at 10 a.m. and are $25 for adults and $20 for children 10 and under. Children one year and under receive complimentary admission with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Attendees will enjoy a full delicious breakfast buffet, including pancakes, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, country cheese grits, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, biscuits, coffee, juice and hot chocolate.
Children will also receive a special visit with Santa, including a photo and complimentary digital copy to take home. A stop by Santa’s workshop craft station is also included, as well as a $2 off coupon for an ice skating session at The Classic Center.

Children are invited to participate in this year’s Christmas coloring contest. All entries will be on display at this year’s Breakfast with Santa and the chosen winner will be announced by Santa at the December 8 event. The winner will receive a gift basket of holiday favorites, including a family four pack of tickets to Wild Kratts Live 2.0 , The Nutcracker , ice skating and more. The coloring page and contest rules can be downloaded at

Enjoy a holly jolly start to your holiday season with Santa Claus at The Classic Center on December 8!

Visit to buy tickets, call (706) 357-4444 or stop by The Classic Center box office at 300 N. Thomas Street in downtown Athens. 
Board of Directors

Andrew Wallace, Chops & Hops
Anna Gillespie, University of North Georgia
Brad Tucker, Georgia Square Collision
Cindy Haddon, Walton EMC
Clint Watson, Creed Fitness
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank
David Walton, Fox's Pizza
Lorie Petersen, BankSouth
Mychell Lang, Mutty Paws
Nathan Bartlett, Georgia Power
Ronda Holloway, Ronda Holloway CPA, PC
Stuart Cofer, Cofer's Home & Garden
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional
William Rennie, Law Office of Russell W. Wall, LLC.

Associate Board of Directors

Dr. Jason Branch, School Superintendent
John Thorsen, Athens Academy
Jared Clark, Westminster Christian Academy
Seth Hathaway, Prince Avenue Christian School
Chamber Executive Board

Chairman of the Board
Clint Watson, Creed Fitness

Chair Elect
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional

Ronda Holloway, Ronda Holloway CPA, PC

Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank

At Large
Stuart Cofer, Cofer's Home & Garden

Past Chair
Cindy Haddon, Walton EMC

Chamber President
Courtney Bernardi
Oconee Chamber of Commerce
55 Nancy Drive
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 769-7947