Monday, September 2, 2019

Welcome to the Chamber!

Cory Lange

Yellowblue LED
3651 Mars Hill Road, Suite 800B
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Chamber News and Events
The Chamber's Economic Development Committee Needs Your Feedback

Please click the link below to take a short survey regarding economic development in Oconee County.

This is YOUR chance to have your voice heard.

A. M. Exchange Sponsored by Jordan Air

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

55 Nancy Drive
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Business After Hours Sponsored by GNS Surgery Center
and Reddy Medical Center

Thursday, September 12, 2019
5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Reddy Medical Center
1061 Dowdy Road, Ste. 103
Athens, GA 30606
Network Lunch at Texas Roadhouse

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1021 Dowdy Road
Athens, GA 30606
State of the Schools Luncheon

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Athens Academy
1281 Spartan Lane
Athens, GA 30606

Partner Appreciation Picnic

Eastville Car Museum
1280 Snows Mill Road
Bogart, GA 30622

Thursday, October 3, 2019

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

*Freddy's famous frozen custard and steakburgers will be served.
Admission is free, but only those who have RSVP'd will be admitted.
This event is for Chamber partners only.

Chamber Partner News and Events
Kiwanis Food Drive
August 1 - September 30

Foods for Kids began in 2010 serving 30 kids per week. During the
2018 -2019 school year, FFK served 160+ kids each week.

Children participating are identified by Oconee County School Social Workers.

Our FFK Ambassadors deliver bags of kid-friendly, nutritious food to all Oconee Schools on Thursday morning during the school year. $240 sponsors a child for the entire year.

Drop your food items off at the Chamber!
You know what they say… “One person’s junk, is another person’s treasure!”  

The OHC AHA team is hosting a YARD SALE to help raise money for our Heart Walk Team! Saturday, 9/21 in the South Entrance Parking Lot.

Would you or someone you know like to purchase space ($25.00) to sell your stuff? You pay the $25 (which goes to our AHA Heart Walk Team) and whatever you sell, you keep the profits from that.  

The more booths we sell, the bigger the yard sale! The details are attached.

We need your help TELLING EVERYONE about this awesome event!
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) Announces Turkish Delights
Rug Show & Sale
The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) is hosting Turkish Delights: A Show and Sale of rugs presented by Hasan’s Rugs. The event will feature exquisite hand-woven rugs, ranging from traditional to contemporary, from Turkey & the surrounding regions. In addition, works of art by Sanaz Haghani and Catherine Chang will be available for viewing & purchasing.
“My personal experience with Hasan’s Rugs has been exceptional.” stated event chair and OCAF Member Mary Lillie Watson. “They have done in home consultations for me over the past several years and worked tirelessly to find the perfect rug for each space.” 
The show will be open Friday & Saturday, November 8 & 9 from 10 am - 4 pm. In addition, an “East Meets West” Brunch reception with a walkabout & video presentation conducted by Nile Candan will take place on Sunday, November 10 at 12:30 pm. The show & brunch will both be held in the1902 OCAF Center building located at 34 School Street in Watkinsville. For more information, go to our website at , email , or call our office at (706) 769-4565.
Board of Directors

Amanda Davis, OARC
Amy Parrish, Highland Trust Partners
Andrew Wallace, Chops & Hops
Brad Tucker, Look Ahead Business Consulting
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank
David Walton, Fox's Pizza
Kevin Price, Kevin Price Construction
Lorie Petersen, BankSouth
Nathan Bartlett, Georgia Power
Paige Fuller, Mary Kay
Robert Griffith, Golden Pantry
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, OC Schools Superintendent
John Thorsen, Athens Academy
Jared Clark, Westminster Christian Academy
Seth Hathaway, Prince Avenue Christian School
Chamber Executive Board

Chairman of the Board
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional

Chair Elect
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank

Amy Parrish, Highland Trust Partners

Stuart Cofer, Cofer's Home & Garden

Brad Tucker, Look Ahead Business Consulting

Chamber President
Courtney Bernardi
Oconee Chamber of Commerce
55 Nancy Drive
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 769-7947
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