October 2017
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Member Spotlight!

How many years have you been with your profession? 5 Years

How many years have your been in your position? 3 Years

What do you love most about your job? I feel I am in a position to truly impact someone's life. Just the other day, I helped a client save over $400 a month and she was able to open her first savings account ever at 52 years old. That is why I go to work! I want my clients as well as my teammates to be present and enjoy the moments in life that matter most. 

Which business leader in McDuffie County has had the biggest impact on your career and how?     Bud Lunceford has always been very supportive of me. Whenever he visits my branch, he wants to know what's new and how we are doing. He always encourages me to be vocal and present in the community, and I really appreciate his support of me and my career. 

What does your Chamber membership mean to you? It means I have a voice in my community. I get the privilege of representing my company as well as joining hands with other businesses on how we can better the community in which we do business. 

What is your favorite Chamber event and why?  I have two favorite events. My first is the annual banquet. It is such a fun evening with great food and great fellowship. My second is the Fall Crows. This is our third year doing it but my team always has fun with this event. We won last year, and I was able to treat my branch to lunch twice with our winnings. It was a great engagement activity for my team. 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up and why?   I grew up watching Hank Parker, Orlando Wilson, Shaw Grigsby and Bill Dance TV shows. I told my dad when I was 6 that I didn't want a car when I turned 16. I wanted a Triton Bass Boat that was black with dark green sparkles, because I was going to be a professional fisherman. Needless to say, I went a different direction. 
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Ambassador Meeting - October 4, 2017
Host: Georgia Power 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
993 Thomson East By-Pass 
Thomson, GA 30824

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.  

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 few 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 - October 17, 2017
Work Source Georgia - East Central Georgia Office 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
647 Washington Rd. 
Thomson, GA 30824

Program: Georgia Department of Economic Development

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. 

Holiday Christmas Shopping in McDuffie
Some of our small business Chamber members have put together a team, and are working together on Christmas marketing materials to entice customers to shop in McDuffie County. We're working on flyers/postcards to send out to schools and the general public about the shopping activities we'll have leading up to Christmas.

If you would like to take part in this program, please let us know.
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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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