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Seats Are Limited for the Ball: Act Now!
Get your tickets now for the Blue Jean Ball presented by Improving-Atlanta on May 21st; the deadline for reservations is May 11th as the Chamber must provide a firm head count for catering. We are planning for a great time to celebrate new Chairman Alex Paulk and 2021 Board with awards presentations, a live/silent auction, and a popular DJ to help us cut a rug! Sponsorships are still available, and we are looking for auction items to build a great auction event; contact Melody at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com.
Alpharetta Retail Month Is On: Do You Have Your Card Yet?
Purchase an ARM card for $20 in April to receive a 20% discount at participating retailers all over the City of Alpharetta and help us spread the word. A portion of the proceeds will support Chamber non-profit member The Drake House. If you have a retail business (includes traditional retail stores, boutiques, specialty shops like wine, coffee, or gourmet markets, sweet treat shops, salons, spas, service centers, and more) or have one to recommend we include, please reach out to Melody at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com.
The Blue Jean Ball Auction Needs SWAG!
This year’s Blue Jean Ball is adding a new level of entertainment in the form of a silent and live auction! If you have an item to donate (vacation home, products including but not limited to fashion or art items, or services such as fitness memberships, professional services or home improvement services), this is a great way to showcase your business! Donations of all kinds welcomed.

It's not too late to add items to the auction: we need time to process all items, so please contact Melody at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com ASAP. And, on the night of the Blue Jean Ball, get ready to bring the bids!
Join In the Fun
Register now for one of the most popular events offered by the Chamber. Golf Networking League includes 10 weeks of golf at ClubCorp’s finest private clubs in North Atlanta. Enjoy post-play networking and refreshments. All skill levels welcome.
Let a Pro Improve Your Game!
The Alpharetta Chamber Golf Networking League is offering ProTips - six individual exclusive sessions to help new or developing golfers improve their game. Each session includes 1 hour with the Golf Pro, 1 drink ticket, and access to the post-play Networking League social. Cost for each session is $40 and is limited to 10 attendees. Registration is required at alpharettachamber.com. For further information, contact Melody at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com. You may now secure a place at all 6 events with one registration on the website.
Member Jump Start
Tue., May 18, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

To fully activate your membership it is important to learn about the resources, tools and benefits the Chamber provides. This one-hour orientation will cover timely information for the new member, newly hired professional, or business looking to maximize your Chamber membership. Free webinar available to all members the third Tuesday of each month. Open to all members new and continuing who want to know more about how to maximize your Chamber presence. Register on the Chamber website to acquire a link to the session!
Nominations May 15 - June 15 for the Best of North Fulton Awards
Appen Media Group’s annual “Best of” Awards are coming up! Nominations in all categories will be taken May 15th through June 15th. Be sure to support the Alpharetta Chamber in the category we are so good at – “Best Networking Group.”

Speaking of networking, if you haven’t yet been to The Wednesday Social, we are live and in person, and we have had some great connections made! The next Wednesday Social is May 19th at White Columns Country Club, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.. We’ll be socializing as well with the Golf Network League and Golf ProTips members as they come off the links so we are expecting some great networking opportunities. Register now for The Wednesday Social at this link.
Welcome New Members!
  • Veterinary Emergency Group
  • Asset Cellutions, LLC
  • Chick'nCone
  • Amber Brown Realty, LLC
  • Richland Consulting LLC
  • Taffer’s Tavern
  • Starwood Business Group/Atlanta Business Brokers
  • Rejuvenate U Wellness Clinic
  • Magnolia Golf Group
Applications Now Being Taken for Ambassadors!
The world is emerging from COVID and getting back to business! Our numbers are growing, and the Chamber is looking for enthusiastic and professional men and women to serve in this prestigious program. Ambassadors help onboard new members, facilitate networking, help host Chamber events, and serve as the face of the Chamber in our community. Candidates must be a 1+ year member of the Chamber, a good listener with a heart for helping businesses succeed, and be able to attend monthly Ambassador meetings in addition to their new member duties. In return, Ambassadors are able to put this important leadership position on their CV, and in the course of their duties gain more connections and networking opportunities. To obtain more information on the Ambassador Program or to request an application, please reach out to Melody Cookson at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com.
Bike Drive for Fulton County Schools by North Point Community Church
North Point Community Church is collecting bikes of all sizes this May 2 to 14 for underserved students of Fulton County Schools. Donations for the purchase of new bikes and helmets are also being requested. Please help them get the word out in the community by sharing this link on your social media: https://northpoint.org/bike-drive. If your business is willing to post a flyer about this, please emailamanda.roper@northpoint.org. If you have bike repair training skills the church can leverage May 13 any time from 9 a.m. to noon (free lunch served), please emailintersect@northpoint.orgto sign up to help with minor bike repairs and inspections.
Showcase Your Business While Supporting Chamber Events!
The Alpharetta Chamber is always looking for raffle items, giveaways and prizes for our events – not to mention the upcoming Blue Jean Ball Auction! If your business would like to donate special or branded promotional items or swag to the Chamber for use at the Auction, Clay Shoot or Golf Tournament, please email Melody at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com. This is a great way to get your business, product or service recognized while you show your support for your Chamber!
Staples Discount for Chamber Members
Members of the Chamber of Commerce have access to special partner discounts every time they shop in store. They can save on an assortment of products, from signage to PPE to business essentials and more.

20% off your in-store Print & Marketing Services order:
  • Floor decals, signs and posters
  • Indoor and outdoor banners
  • Disposable menus and more

10% off your in-store purchase of regularly priced items:
  • Safety essentials like face masks, sanitizer and more
  • Office supplies like paper, ink and toner and more
  • Remote furniture like chairs, desks and more

Ready to start saving? Enroll now in Staples Rewards® at staples.com/rewards.

Already a Staples Rewards member? To get your number, login to your account, click Rewards, and then click Rewards Profile to locate your Rewards number or call 800-793-3320 for assistance.

Member Reminder
Members with a July annual renewal date will be receiving their via email this month. If you do not receive your invoice, please check your spam and junk filters. If you still do not see that email, or if your billing representative has changed, please contact CEO Deborah Lanham at Deborah@alpharettachamber.com.
Deadline for eNews! Submissions
The deadline for submission of materials to be considered for inclusion in our weekly eNews! Is 5:00 p.m. each Wednesday. If you have member resources, news or events you would like to report, please forward any information and graphics to Melody Cookson, Member Services Coordinator, at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com.