Monday, November 5, 2018
If you are interested in serving on a Chamber committee, please let us know. We have opportunities available for the the following committees: ambassadors, education, economic education, golf, fall festival, business expo, agribusiness, and women in business.

Upcoming Events
November 7 : A.M. Exchange, Oconee Chamber, 7:45 a.m.
November 8: Ladies Craft Night, Board & Brush, 6:30 p.m.
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.

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November 7, 2018
7:45 a.m.

A.M. Exchange

Oconee Chamber
55 Nancy Dr.
Watkinsville, GA 30677

* Speed networking for your business*
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 who will be speaking on
Self-Confidence and Female Intuition for Business Women & Entrepreneurs - How to Recover From and Succeed at "Having it All". 
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.
Please call Joey for more information on the Salmon Parade at
(706) 202-6171.
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