November 2018
Grits & Issues Breakfast Approaching
The annual Grits & Issues Breakfast will take place on Friday, December 14th at Epworth By The Sea. Join our local general assembly representatives and congressmen to discuss views on current legislative topics and issues. Grits & Issues is a signature Chamber event that sells out quickly. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Click below to register.
Sponsor the 2019 Business EXPO
The Annual Business EXPO, Glynn County's largest business-to-business and business-to-consumer tradeshow, will be held on Thursday, January 31, 5:00-7:30 PM at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Sponsorships are still available for this signature Chamber event -- consider the opportunity of getting your name in front of thousands of people via advertising and over 600 people during the event!

For details on the different sponsorship options, click below. Note: exhibitor information will be coming soon!
Glynn County Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Tyler Mimbs, Glynn County's Teacher of the Year! Mimbs was announced the winner at last night's Awards Recognition Program at Sea Palms Resort, chosen among 26 teachers from Glynn County public and private schools to receive the award. He is a fifth grade Math, Science and Social Studies teacher at Oglethorpe Point Elementary. Mimbs will go on to compete at the State level next year. Congratulations to all the Glynn County schools' Teachers of the Year! The Teacher of the Year Awards Recognition Program is jointly presented by the Chamber and Georgia Power. Pictured (l-r) Dr. Anna Wiles, Meg Mimbs, Tyler Mimbs, Dr. Virgil Cole, Myrick Stubbs, Paulo Albuquerque)
M2M Deals are Here
Have you redeemed an M2M Deal yet? Being a Chamber member pays off with our new member benefit program " M2M Deals. " M2M Deals are exclusive members-only discounts FROM Chamber members FOR Chamber members. When you redeem M2M Deals, you :

  • Support fellow Chamber members
  • Shop local businesses
  • Save money & get great deals

We have 50 member deals already waiting for you, from restaurants and retail to sports/recreation and business/home services...and everything in between!! Check the Chamber's website regularly to see current offers and start saving immediately!

If you haven't downloaded the Chamber's App, be sure to do so now, as you can easily view M2M deals. (See the next article on our new app.)

Want to place your own M2M Discount? It's easy! Login to your Chamber account and follow the instructions for Member2Member Deals, or contact Debbie Banks to get started. Thanks for supporting M2M Deals and your fellow Chamber members!
Download our MemberPlus App
The Chamber is proud to provide you with MemberPlus, a FREE mobile app that will allow our members to:

  • Access your Member Information Center
  • View member listings and reps
  • View upcoming events
  • Post status updates
  • Update your profile information
  • Register, pay for and check into events
  • Post and view job openings, RFPs, and news releases
  • Access M2M Deals
  • And MORE!

The MembersPlus app is free to download and available for iOS and Google Play devices. For questions or more information, contact Kate Reeves, 265-0620.
Join Us! November Business After Hours
Who says business can't be fun? Mark your calendars for a not-to-be-missed Business After Hours! Be sure to bring your co-workers, and don't forget plenty of business cards!

BEACH HOUSE Restaurant & Bar
715 Beachview Drive North, Jekyll Island
5:30 - 7:30 PM
$7 Members | $10 Non-Members
November BAH is co-hosted by:
Ashley's Business Solutions, Credle's Adventures, Golden Isles Animal Hospital, Holiday Inn Jekyll Island, iHeart Media Southeast GA, Island Bridal Boutique, McInnis Electric Company, and Parker Kaufman Jekyll Island
Mark your calendars for December's BAH, being held a little earlier due to the holidays! Thursday, December 13 -- Mellow Mushroom St. Simons Island
Community Highlights & Announcements
DON'T FORGET to put your organization's events on our online Community Calendar.

There are numerous holiday events throughout the Golden Isles! Check out the Chamber's Community Calendar for events during the month of November and beyond. | Details

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The Chamber's offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, to observe the holiday.

Shop Small Saturday, Saturday, Nov. 24. Show your support for local and small businesses by patronizing them on Shop Small Saturday, throughout the entire holiday season and beyond! Shop Local, Shop Small!

One Million Cups , Tipsy McSway's, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 9:00-10:30 am. This month's presenters will be Broomelli Boys Pizzeria and Ibhasi Food Truck.

WWII Home Front Museum Grand Opening, Saturday, Dec. 8

Glynn Visual Arts Calendar | Details

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Calendar | Details

Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Magic 105.9 radio station is playing your favorite Christmas music throughout the holidays! Click here for press release.

Don't forget if your organization has something newsworthy, place it on our online News Release page via your member portal, or call us to help! #weloveourmembers
Social Engagement Report (as of November 5)
2,190 Contacts
Website Traffic: 7.9K users in October
Chairman's Circle:
Ameris Bank
BHHS Hodnett Cooper Real Estate
Georgia Power
Gulfstream Aerospace
iHeart Media
McGinty-Gordon & Associates
Peachtree Pest Control
South Coast Bank & Trust
SunTrust Bank
The Brunswick News
Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin
Hurt, Norton & Associates
PrimeSouth Bank
Rich Products
Sea Island
Seaboard Construction
Synovus Bank
United Community Bank

Allgood Pest Solutions
Edward Jones-Jeff Jones Advisor
First Coast Benefits Solutions
First Glynn Bank
GEM Cars
Henshaw Companies
ServiceMaster Restore by A1
The Salvation Army Brunswick
Turner & Associates