FEBRUARY, 2019
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
2019 is off to a busy start! The Chamber has many events coming up that we would love for you to be a part of.

This year's Leadership Macon Class will be presented at the February Business After Hours event on February 12 at Navicent Health's Luce Heart Institute. Don't miss a fun evening to network and meet our future leaders!

Also, please mark your calendars to attend the upcoming State of the Community luncheon on Thursday, February 14. This is an annual presentation by Mayor Robert Reichert of Macon-Bibb bringing residents, business and civic leaders together to reflect on Macon-Bibb's accomplishments from the past year and to review plans for the future.

Members, we are preparing for our upcoming TRC campaign kickoff and are seeking volunteers to help with this year's campaign. If interested in volunteering, please call Laura McMaster at 478-621-2029. Thank you chamber members for your continuous support that is beneficial to our community and our area!

In closing, I would like to recognize Jennifer Baggarly and her advancement from the role of Manager of Young Professionals Network and the Young Entrepreneur Academy to the Director of Talent/Workforce Engagement for the Macon Economic Development Commission. In this role, she will align and mobilize resources among educational institutions, employers and workforce partners to close the skills gap in an effort to meet the industry needs. In addition, she will help create an extern program to enable teachers and counselors to spend time with local employers to assist them in having a better understanding of workforce needs and the workplace environment.


Sincerely,
Yvonne Williams
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS - FEBRUARY 12
STATE OF THE COMMUNITY - FEBRUARY 14
START-UP LAND WORKSHOP SERIES
REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 18
YPN NETWORKING EVENT - FEBRUARY 28
NEW MEMBERS
CANA Communications
Canvas The World Concierge
Central Georgia Crematory
Frankie's Boutique
Gordon State College
Gulf Coast Solutions
J.D. Sparks - State Farm
Next Step Recovery Ministries
Nurturing Faith
Qbix Centre
Summit Electric USA, Inc.
Tanisha N. Johnson Agency - State Farm
Thryv
T-Mobile #232D
Wilson, Eddie

JANUARY
MEMBER NEWS
Middle Georgia named 2019 'Great American Defense Community' by the Association of Defense Communities. Read the full release by the 21st Century Partnership here.

Navicent Health kicked off 2019 Heart Fest for February, American Heart Month. See the full release here for a complete listing of activities.  

Bibb County School District announced that Bernd Elementary School has been named a "Leader in Me" Lighthouse School. Read the full release here.

Coliseum Medical Centers celebrates National Heart Month. Read the release here with more information.

Is your business interested in recruiting creative, driven interns to help bring fresh perspectives to your team?  Register to recruit (for FREE) at Wesleyan College's Internship & Experiential Learning Fair on February 19. Click  here  for registration info.   

Hutchings College and Career Academy will be holding an International Education and Cultural Exchange Summit on March 8. Learn more here. Chamber members will receive a discount.

RIBBON CUTTINGS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
NAVICENT HEALTH PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATES
BASS ROAD
5:30 P.M.
5437 Bowman Road, Suite 126

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
DOUGHBOY PIZZA
2:00 P.M.
518 Cherry Street

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
ORTHO GEORGIA - SPINE CENTER
5:30 P.M.
3708 Northside Drive

FRIDAY, MARCH 15
SPILLERS ORTHODONTICS
9:00 A.M.
5555 New Forsyth Road

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