JULY, 2019
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
In a society facing complex business, political, scientific, technological, and environmental challenges, the skills of our workforce are crucial to our region's and our state's competitiveness. Our emerging workforce must get the education and training to prepare them to compete in today's workplace and prepare for the future. This issue is front and center with communities all across Georgia and the entire country. Economic Development professionals tell us that a community's "workforce readiness" has become one of the top considerations for companies looking to relocate or expand their business. 

To assist the business community with their hiring and training, we invite you to save the date for our  2019 Workforce Summit  which will be held on  Thursday, August 29th.   This event will provide dynamic speakers from various professional backgrounds who will present information and resources for businesses of all sizes. 

Workforce Development and Readiness is an ongoing and evolving process. Come and see how other companies and organizations are tackling these issues and learn about resources that are available locally that could benefit your business or organization. 

I would also like to invite you to join us for  Good Morning Macon on July 30th  as we hear from Gary Black, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner. 
In closing, I ask you to participate in a survey from the Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp to help small businesses in Georgia continue to succeed. The survey is part of Kemp's Georgians First Commission. The Commission was created by Gov. Kemp to make Georgia the best state in the nation for small business. The Greater Macon Chamber supports goals of the Georgians First Commission to be the top state for business. Thank you for your support to keep best practices evolving.  Please complete the survey here .
 


Sincerely,
Yvonne Williams
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
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GOOD MORNING MACON - JULY 30
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR - JULY 17
CONGRESSIONAL LUNCHEON - AUGUST 13
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Cashman's
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CODEC
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Famous Mike's
Georgia's Home Team, LLC
Hilltop Liquor Store
Howard, Anita
Macon Surgical Associates
Mother's Breakfast & BBQ
Pierce Parts & Service
She's Royal Events & Trips
Vizi Tech USA, LLC

JUNE
MEMBER NEWS
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Georgia will be hosting an inaugural event, "Over the Edge" on September 6. Read here for more information on event.

Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants Inc. (GEC) has joined the national consulting firm, Terracon Consultants, Inc. Read the full press release here for more information.

The 567 Center will present the Fifth Annual Beer and Bluegrass event on July 20. Click here for more information.

Attend SCORE workshop on July 17 to learn more about Google's digital tools. Click here for further details.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce to hold PAC dinner on Monday, August 12. To register and for more information, click here.

The Peyton Anderson Foundation marks 30 years with $1.5 million in latest grants and a community challenge. Read the full press release here . For information on the community challenge, click here .

Robins Air Force Base  will host the Thunder Over Georgia Air Show featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds on September 28-29. Click  here  for more information.

RIBBON CUTTINGS
FRIDAY, JULY 12
LEVELZ ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
11:00 A.M.
305 Coliseum Drive

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
CASHMAN'S
4:00 P.M.
370 Cherry Street

MONDAY, AUGUST 5
Caduceus USA
1:30 P.M.
1980 Riverside Drive, Suite A
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