November 2017
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Jason Smith, CPA
F Lewis Smith PC
Member Spotlight!

How many years have you been with your profession?   Public Accountant since 1999, CPA since 2002

How many years have your been in your position?   Took over F. Lewis Smith, CPA, PC from my father Jan 2007

What do you love most about your job?   I love being able to be of service to my clients in an area that can be difficult, confusing, stressful - assisting and advising them to resolve their financial and tax problems

Which business leader in McDuffie County has had the biggest impact on your career and how? My Dad, Lewis Smith, Riley Stamey, Bob Knox, Bob Wilson, many others!  Just encouraging me to get involved and to continue trusting my instincts to build on the success of F. Lewis Smith, CPA, PC   

What does your Chamber membership mean to you?   Being a Chamber member means being part of the Thomson community - a community that supports and encourages each other

What is your favorite Chamber event and why?  Annual Banquet - great to see the other business leaders in this community and to pay respect to those who have achieved so much each year.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up and why?   Probably a pro basketball player? I loved Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks! 
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Ambassador Meeting - November 1, 2017
Host: Briarwood Academy 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
4859 Thomson Hwy.
Warrenton, GA 30828

Every month, our Ambassadors visit different businesses to hold their meetings.  This gives them the opportunity to learn more about that business and expand their networking.  If you would like to know more about becoming a Chamber Ambassador, give us a call.  

Archway Partnership Listening Sessions

Thank you to everyone that attended the listening session on October 19th at the Depot and Thomson Middle School.  There were over 100 attendees at the morning session and close to 80 in the evening.  We had several UGA professionals help facilitate these sessions to gain important information from our community citizens.  This information will be entered into a database to help guide our Archway Professional on what projects our community deems most important.

Click Here for more information on the UGA Archway Partnership.

Small Business Saturday is only one day a year, but American Express can help you remind customers to Shop Small all year long. Download the Shop Small marketing materials, and utilize the tips on how to put them to use and help bring customers through your door.

If you have questions about these programs, please feel free to contact the Chamber.

Employer Committee Meeting - November 21, 2017
Work Source Georgia - East Central Georgia Office 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
647 Washington Rd. 
Thomson, GA 30824

Program: Work Session for County Job Fair

The Chamber partners with the Georgia Department of Labor to form the East Central Georgia Employer Committee, a partnership dedicated to bringing information to employers in the area regarding labor practices. 

The ECGEC meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 am for a program provided by experts in the fields of labor laws and hiring practices.  Contact the Chamber for information regarding upcoming programs or to RSVP for the event. 

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Our DRUGS DON'T WORK program makes drug-free certification simple! Don't Delay... Reduce the impact on your bottom line by implementing a Drug-Free Workplace today!    More

Drugs Don't Work certification requires you to attend Supervisor Workshops annually.  These workshops will be at the Thomson Depot boardroom, and we'll have Terry Childers, Community Rep. from Bradford Health Services, as our guest speaker. 

Date for the next workshop:  
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