Chamber Weekly Email
October 4, 2018
At Jessie Davis Park
*events held at the Chamber
Learn More About the Tax Allocation District on Monday, October 9th!
Monday, October 8th
6 p.m.
Jessie Davis Park
6593 Brown Street | Douglasville

Free to attend and open to the public.
Join us to help gain a better understanding about what a Tax Allocation District is and how it can help create smart and balanced growth for our community.

The event will feature basic information in regards to what a Tax Allocation District is (and what it is not), why it as an important economic development tool, and also answer any questions from the attendees in regards to the Redevelopment Powers Referendum on the City ballot in November. The content will be presented by Nickel Works Consulting partner, Doug Stoner.
Connect & Collaborate with Fellow Entrepreneurs on October 9th.
Tuesday, October 9th
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
DC Chamber
6658 Church Street | Douglasville

$15 for Chamber Members
$25 Non-Members
Registration includes lunch
The purpose of the Connect & Collaborate Meetup lunch is to educate, support and connect entrepreneurs in the metro Atlanta area who are serious about growing profitable six-figure-plus businesses that serve the world and make it a better place. 
At the luncheon, attendees will learn tips and techniques to expand their business network; meet local entrepreneurs; and have the opportunity to introduce their business services. Meetup members will be fellow entrepreneurs, and the organizer will be Maria Hall, Chief Empresaria of Ignite Business Coaching.
No registration required.
Start Your Morning at the Georgia Power Business4Breakfast Sponsored by the Crossroads Church on October 11th.
Thursday, October 11th
8 - 9 a.m.
Crossroads Church
5960 Stewart Parkway | Douglasville
The Georgia Power Business4Breakfasts are held at various member locations throughout Douglas County. The Georgia Power Business4Breakfast is a great way to jump-start your day, as you have an opportunity to network with an average of 100 business and community leaders, while enjoying coffee and breakfast. 
Rule the School: Apply to be Principal 4 a Day on November 29th!
The Douglas County Chamber is thrilled to partner with the Douglas County School System and Brighten Academy for the eighth annual “Principal 4 a Day” on Thursday, November 29th.   This program allows members of the business community to visit one of the 36 schools in Douglas County or Brighten Academy and shadow the principal for a half day.  

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on November 8th. F or more information on Principal 4 a Day or to apply, visit the Chamber website at or contact Whitney Constien at 770.942.5022.   
Check Out the Upcoming Workshops from the SBDC this October!
Free to attend and open to the public.

October 24th - Ready, Set, Sell Workshop
$129 to attend, registration includes lunch.
Chamber Member Discount Available!
Help Build Our Talent Pipeline - Participate in PIE Shadow Day on October 18th!
Thursday, October 18th
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Don't miss this opportunity to share information about your business and career with Douglas County students. Your time and personal attention on PIE Shadow Day can make a difference in a high school student's career path.

Submit applications by Friday, September 28th.
Promote Your Business at the 2018 October Haunt on October 23rd.
Tuesday, October 23rd
4:30 - 8 p.m.
Six Flags Over Georgia
275 Riverside Parkway | Austell
Educate Our Youth: Participate in the In|Demand Career Expo this Fall.
The Douglas County School System, Douglas County Chamber, Douglas County Economic Development Authority and DC Gamechangers have partnered to host the “In|Demand Career Expo”. The Career Expo will invite ALL 8th and 9th graders from Douglas County School System and Brighten Academy to explore the careers of today and tomorrow. The Expo will be set up similar to a trade show so that the students feel they are coming to a special event and not just the conference center.

The expo will be held on three different days - October 25 -26, 2018 and February 19, 2019. Sponsorship opportunities start at $250. To reserve your sponsorship, contact Breezy Straton at 678.838.3665 or
Mark Your Calendars for the Member Appreciation Cookout on October 31st!
Wednesday, October 31st
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
DC Chamber
6658 Church Street | Douglasville
Free to attend.

October is Chamber Member Appreciation Month! The Chamber Board of Directors, staff members, and volunteers will be visiting member businesses during October to show our appreciation.
Join us on October 31st for the Member Appreciation Cookout. Halloween costumes are welcomed!
Have a Voice: Early Voting Begins October 15th!
Early voting in Douglas County begins October 15th at the following locations:

Douglas County Courthouse
Old County Courthouse
Deer Lick Park
Boundary Waters Aquatic Center
Dog River Library

We encourage you to share your voice to help shape the future of tomorrow.
Attend the 2018 UWG Economic Forecast Breakfast on October 30th!
Tuesday, October 30th
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
UWG Campus Center Ballroom
1601 Maple Street | Carrollton

$35 individual
$250 for a Table of 8
*You must register by October 23rd.
We are excited to feature the Work-Based Learning Program in Douglas County and give members an inside look at the great things our schools, students,
and local businesses are doing!
Is your business interested in partnering with the Work-Based Learning program? Contact Mandy Johnson for more information!  
Chick-fil-A Douglasville
Chantz Sorrows began the work-based learning program at Chapel Hill High School as a junior. Now a senior, he is not your typical high school senior. Chantz started working for operator Mike Moore at the Chick-fil-A in Douglasville as a team member. Today, he has elevated his standing from team member to marketing assistant and has been integral in the continued success of this local business.

Chantz completed the Marketing Management Pathway at Chapel Hill High School and has risen to the top tier of students within the program. Chantz’s passion to learn more about effective marketing strategies motivated him to seek out opportunities to learn more. He began to take additional steps and opportunities to learn, grow and experience real-world applications for promotions and advertising. 

The Work-Based learning program is offered to any high school junior or senior at all five Douglas County High Schools. Our goal is to assist in the creation of a strong support structure between local employers, students and schools. Work-Based Learning supplies talent to address industry workforce shortage needs. We promote an industry-driven system where employers set occupational skills standards, collaborate on curriculum, provide work experience and certify mastery of skills. Focus on the future with Georgia Work-Based Learning.

For more information about Chapel Hill High School or the Work-Based learning program contact Leslie Austin at
Committee to Elect Matthew Krull Celebrates Grand Opening of Headquarters.
Solicitor General Matthew Krull, and friends gathered to celebrate the grand opening of his campaign headquarters by holding a Ribbon Cutting on September 19th. The Committee to Elect Matthew Krull Headquarters is located at 8667 Hospital Drive.
Brighten Academy is Currently Recruiting Board Members for the 2018-19 School Year.
As trustees of public funds, the Brighten Academy Governing Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the school’s long term financial stability and integrity of the charter. The Board sets the strategic plan and ensures that the school fulfills its mission. Directors recognize that in order to fulfill these obligations, they pledge to personally contribute needed resources and talents to maintain the school’s success. 

Term of Service: Members of the Board of Directors are elected for 3-year terms and may be re-elected according to the bylaws. 

If interested in applying or learning more, please reach out to Heather Shirley at .
This Week in Douglas County Schools...
Happenings in Douglas County...
Get to Know the Chamber Diplomats with the Diplomat Spotlight!
We are excited to feature our Diplomats in the Diplomat Spotlight series: the Chamber Diplomats play a very important role in our Chamber. Enjoy getting to know our volunteers and their favorite things about being a Diplomat!
Thank you Gail for your help at the Unveiling of the Community Strategic Plan in August and for always showing up to events with a smile.
We appreciate you!
DQ Grill & Chill
Mahmedamik Momin
6126 Fairburn Road
Douglasville, GA 30135

Mr. Can't Stop Lawn Service, Junk Removal, and Pressure Washing, LLC
Reggie Jenkins
P.O. Box 1302
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
October Member Spotlight: Comprehensive Spine & Pain
Comprehensive Spine & Pain uses proven and effective medical advances to help get your life back by identifying the true, underlying cause of your orthopedic pain, without the cost and down-time of surgery. Since 2017, Dr. Puppala has provided treatment for patients suffering from a variety of acute conditions. Starting with the initial consultation, V.K. Puppala, M.D. thoroughly evaluates your condition before rendering a diagnosis and recommending a treatment program. He combines state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to successfully identify the “true-source” of pain, and then provide the appropriate, proven treatment necessary. Comprehensive Spine & Pain has offices located in Lithia Springs, Villa Rica, and Atlanta. For more information, contact their office at 770.627.7246 or visit their website at .
Want to be featured? Email Whitney!
NEW EPISODE ALERT: Chamber Chats - An Inside Look at Your Chamber Leadership!
Chamber Chats gives an inside look at your Chamber Leadership! This episode features one of our Chairmans Club Members and Board Member, Odessa Archibald, Georgia Power Area Manager. We hope you enjoy getting to know those that help make our Chamber thrive!
September Chamber Member Renewals
Thank you for your continued investment in the Chamber!
Accounting, Tax and Business Solutions
Aqua Tots Swim Schools
Arbor Place Mall
Artifex LLC
Crossroads Church
Debbie Forrester and Associates, Real Estate
DOBBS Heating & Air, Inc.
Douglas County AutoCare
Douglas County Farm Bureau
Douglas County Task Force on Family Violence, Inc.
Douglas Dental Care
Douglasville School of Dance
Escape USA LLC
Firehouse Subs-Chapel Hill Rd.
First Baptist Church Lithia Springs
Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park
Gabe's Downtown Douglasville
Hadi Builders, Inc.
Harvester Christian Academy
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta West - Theme Park Area
Homestar Financial Corporation
Jones-Wynn Funeral Home Douglas Chapel
Kendall Law Group LLC
Medline Industries
Mercer University
Mill Town Music Hall
Piedmont Foundation
R & R Dental Specialists - Pediatric Dentistry
R & R Dental Specialists, PC - Oral Surgery
& Dental Implants
RK Redding Construction, Inc.
ServiceMaster Custom Cleaning
Southeast Cooler
The Specialty Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants: Jeffrey S. Sherry DDS, MSD
Tile & Stone Express, Inc.
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Wenck Travel
West Atlanta Pediatrics
Del Taco
October 9th
4 p.m.

9570 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30135
Enjoy Life Cleaning Services, LLC
October 11th
11:30 a.m.

Location: Blu Rose Art Bistro
6790 West Broad Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
Laser Body Works
October 17th
11:30 a.m.

2022 Fairburn Road, Suite G
Douglasville, GA 30135
Stallings Insurance Agency
October 19th
11:30 a.m.

5754 W. Stewart Mill Parkway
Douglasville, GA 30135
October 25th
11:30 a.m.

2963 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30135
The Juicy Crab
November 2nd
11:30 a.m.

3171 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30135
Bank OZK
November 6th
11:30 a.m.

9340 The Landing Drive
Douglasville, GA 30135
Revenue Management PAR Excellence
November 7th
11:30 a.m.

Location: DC Chamber
6658 Church Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
Diversified Sourcing Solutions
November 8th
11:30 a.m.

5969-B Stewart Parkway
Douglasville, GA 30135
Asercare Hospice
November 14th
11:30 a.m.

Location: DC Chamber
6658 Church Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
Cumberland Community Church
November 28th
11:30 a.m.

6758 Spring Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
Ribbon Cutting and ground breaking ceremonies are a free service that we provide to Chamber Members only. These events offer new business the chance to invite members, the Board of Directors, Diplomats, and City and County officials to their location as well as speak
about their business.
Expand Your Knowledge
Chick-fil-A Arbor Place Mall
2750 Chapel Hill Road
6700 Douglas Boulevard | Douglasville

They are offering...
FREE Chicken Sandwich with Purchase of Medium Drink & Fry

Coupons MUST be printed. Find your copy in Douglas County Sentinel (9/29/18 - 10/4/18)
Enjoy Life Cleaning Services has agreed to help patients battling cancer by cleaning two homes per month for two consecutive months throughout the year at no charge. The only requirement is that the homes be within the company’s existing service area of West Georgia. For more information about this company, go to