MARCH, 2019
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Spring is in the air. The days are getting longer and trees are starting to bloom. It is officially the most festive time of the year in our beloved city. In just a few days, the  38th Annual International Cherry Blossom Festival  will kick off, bringing thousands of tourists to town. This year's event will be held March 22-31 and includes traditional favorites as well as exciting new events.
 
In addition to all the family-friendly fun the festival offers, this is also a huge economic driver for our community. Each year, the festival and its visitors have an economic impact of over $6 million on our local economy. Visitors stay in our hotels, gas up at our stations, eat in our restaurants and shop in our stores. This festival and the numerous others that Macon hosts throughout the year, support our businesses. We ask our business community and individual citizens to take part in all that this great city has to offer! Now is the perfect time to be a tourist in your own hometown.  

The Greater Macon Chamber’s Total Resource Campaign will kick off this month. We have an exciting assembly of volunteers participating from a cross-section of businesses, to ensure a very successful membership investment campaign. Investment in the Greater Macon Chamber provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow, brand and ignite business. The time is now to secure your place for prosperity and to be a voice behind the mission. 

In closing, join the Bibb County Delegation at the upcoming Bass, Brews & Blues "Macon Matters Social" on Tuesday, April 16. The Governor and Lt. Governor have been invited along with other elected officials. Molly Stevens, Macon native, will be the musical entertainment for the night. She has performed in various venues across the country such as Rockwood Music Hall and Eddie’s Attic as wells as many festivals including the Country Music Awards. She was also on season 14 of The Voice. This will be a fun evening that you do not want to miss out on attending!  




Sincerely,
Yvonne Williams
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
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MACON MATTERS SOCIAL - APRIL 16
NEW MEMBERS
B. Monroe Salon Downtown, LLC
B. Monroe Salon, LLC
Bluestone Technologies
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential
Middle Georgia Surgical
North Macon Plaza, LLC
Serenity Hospice Care
Triangle Arts Macon
Tunes Galore Enterprises, LLC
Tyler Landress - State Farm

FEBRUARY
MEMBER NEWS
Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health celebrates grand opening. Read the full release here.

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.

Coliseum Cancer Institute will hold the 2019 Macon Undy/Run Walk on Saturday, March 9. The race will benefit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. For more race information, click here.

RIBBON CUTTINGS

TUESDAY, MARCH 12
ORTHO GEORGIA - SPINE CENTER
5:30 P.M.
3708 Northside Drive

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

MONDAY, APRIL 1
NORTH MACON PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER
9:30 A.M.
305 COLISEUM DRIVE

THURSDAY, APRIL 4
STATE FARM - TANISHA N. JOHNSON AGENCY & TYLER LANDRESS AGENCY
11:00 A.M.
4875 Log Cabin Drive

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