DECEMBER, 2018
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
In 2018, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce continued to lead the efforts to make Macon the best place for business in the state of Georgia.

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce has created positive impact on Macon-Bibb and the southeast region for 158 years. The Chamber now represents more than 1,000 businesses and 70,000 employees in both Macon-Bibb County and Middle Georgia as a region.

The Chamber has effectively worked to improve and grow economic development through the years. In our community, the Chamber makes an impact by advocating at the local, state and national level on issues and legislation that affect the overall growth of Macon-Bibb county. The chamber also impacts our members' businesses success by initiating and supporting regional collaboration and partnerships.

2018 was a year of change for the Chamber. We welcomed new President/CEO, Yvonne Williams, began the process of relocating the office of the Chamber to a new location in downtown Macon's business district and focused on improving Chamber membership, leadership, programs, events and services.

On behalf of the Chamber's Board of Directors, thank you for your support as we enter a new era for Macon-Bibb County in 2019. I appreciate the opportunity to have served as your Chairman.


Ron Shipman
2018 Chamber Board Chairman
158TH ANNUAL MEETING AWARD WINNERS
Citizen of the Year: Kathryn Dennis
Robert F. Hatcher Award: Jeff Battcher
Chamber Chairman’s Award: George Greer
Ambassador of the Year: Tim Bragg
Charles Jay Fellow Award: Nancy Cleveland
MEDC Champion Award: Bibb County School District

Congratulations to all of the award winners!! Read the full press release here. Also, check out the video from our Annual Meeting here .
MACON MARKET REPORT
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READ ALL ABOUT IT!!
Read the first ever Macon Market Report by the Atlanta Business Chronicle here.
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YPN EVENT - DECEMBER 19
SAVE THE DATES
Business After Hours
Thursday, January 17
5:30-7:00 P.M.
Coliseum Northside Hospital
400 Charter Boulevard

Good Morning Macon
Wednesday, January 23
8:00-9:30 A.M.
Douglass Theatre
355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

State of the Community Luncheon
Friday, February 7
NEW MEMBERS
Austin Automotive Group, LLC
DellaDonna Appraisal Service, LLC
FitCo Health Club
Levelz Entertainment, LLC
Macon West Centre
Metz Culinary Management Wesleyan College
Miller Realty Group
Qualified Staffing
Suds Express Wash of Macon, LLC - Northside 
The Temple Event Centre
November
MEMBER NEWS
Bibb County School District Superintendent, Dr. Curtis L. Jones, Jr. named Georgia Superintendent of the Year. Read the full press release here.

Central Georgia Cancer Care welcomes a new oncologist, Dr. Mohammed Naeem. Learn more about him here.

Historic Macon Foundation receives national award. Read the full release here.

The ArcMacon is holding their 11th annual New Year's Eve BIG Bash. Learn more here.  

Gottwals Books holds weekly story time every Thursday at their Macon location (2834 Riverside Drive). Click here to learn more .

Coliseum Medical Centers earns an 'A' grade for patient safety in Leapfrog's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Score. Learn more here .

RIBBON CUTTING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
NAVICENT HEALTH PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATES - BASS ROAD
5:30 P.M.
5437 Bowman Road, Suite 126

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Mission: 
Advance regional business success
Vision :
Creating the best place for business