Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 3121 7
T he Chamber Insider

Monthly Newsletter:  June 2017
In This Issue
Newsletter Sponsored By

Upcoming Events
Business After Hours
Thursday, June 22
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Elite Environmental Services
440 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Small Business Lunch & Learn
Promoting Your Business with Facebook

Tuesday, June 20
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive

HR Compliance Webinar Series
Reducing Employee Turnover with 
Stay Interviews
Thursday, June 29
1:00 - 2:00 PM
5 Free Member Registrations available!
Includes 1 Hour of SHRM/HRCI Credit

For more information about any of our upcoming events, please call 478-621-2000
Thank You to the
following members for
their support of the
TRC Volunteers during
the TRC Campaign!
Amanda Jane Salon
AmStar 16
Buca di Beppo
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cheddar's Casual Cafe
Chick-fil-A  - Zebulon Road
Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Marco Ristorante Italiano
Paula East Dance
The Wellness Center- Navicent Health

Thank you for your support!  

2 016 Annual Report

The 2016-17 Annual Report is now available!  Pick up a copy at the next Chamber event.  Click the image for the digital version!
Chairman's Club
Cornerstone Level Members

Chamber Trivia Question

Who was the first Chamber
Chairman in 1861, and what is he
most commonly known for today?

Answer will be in next month's newsletter.
A Message from the President
School is out, the  temperatures are  rising, and the days are getting longer.  For many, summer means traveling,  vacations, and quality family time.  As you are making plans for the next few months,  I would like to encourage you to take  full advantage of all the great options we have right here in our own  community.  This is a great time to be  a tourist in your hometown. 
We are fortunate to have numerous  museums, beautiful parks, historical sites and family-friendly attractions  right here in town, and many of them offer free or low-cost opportunities.   The 
Macon-Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a wonderful source of information, even for the  locals!  Stop by their downtown Visitors Center at 450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd to start planning your itinerary.  
While you're out and about, be sure to check out our many small businesses. We have everything from shopping to  dining, arts and music venues, and these business owners are the lifeblood of our community.  I encourage you to support them as often as you can. Here's to a summer full of hometown adventures and rediscovering all of the great opportunities Macon has to offer!
Mike Dyer
President & CEO
Join us for June Business After Hours

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in partnership with
Thursday, June 22
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Elite Environmental Services, LLC
440 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

HR Compliance Webinar

Reducing Employee Turnover with Stay Interviews

Thursday, June 29
1:00 - 2:00 PM
$55 Members (First 5 member registrations FREE
$85 Non-Members

Price includes one hour of SHRM/HRCI credit!

Welcome New Members

AFLAC - Mic Miller
Billy's Clubhouse
The Brickyard Golf Club
Buzzell, Graham & Welsh, LLP
Clark Memorials
Cor Studio
Country Inn & Suites
Gilbert Truck Center
Gottwals Books
Hummingbird Stage & Taproom
M & W Heating and Air
Middle Georgia Freightliner
Napleton Infiniti of Macon
Neff Rental, LLC
Payscape Advisors
PeopleStrategy, Inc.
Petals Flowers
Sabor Latino Mexican Restaurant
Salads 2 Go
The Thirsty Turtle
Trimax Medical Management
Tzango @ Lanier's
Zander's Market & Deli

Please welcome and support our newest members!

Nominations are now open for the 
Salute to Business Awards!
(formerly Business & Industry Awards) 

We have revamped our award categories 
(and added a few new awards).

Get all the details here and be sure to nominate a deserving company or individual!
Member Good News and Events
Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions is ready for another great summer on the river!

[Click the links for full release]

Central Georgia Technical College is offering a variety of Business Classes through July.  A list of upcoming Computer Classes can be found here.

iHeart Media's Bid on Macon will be live from June 19-28.  There are still opportunities available for airtime trades.

The Georgia Employers' Association presents Understanding Best Practices for Today's Workplace Thursday, June 22.

CGTC presents NEC 2017 Code Changes Wednesday, June 28.

Decades Rewind will be at the Macon City Auditorium Thursday, June 29.  Chamber members receive a free 70s & 80s CD with the purchase of a ticket (visit the merch table and mention your membership to redeem).

CGTC is offering OSHA 10 Hour for General Industry July 24-25.

CGTC is offering a PLC Training Course on Thursdays beginning August 10.

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer has been added to the 2017 Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum (JBLF) speaker lineup. The two-day event, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University will take place August 28-29.

M&R Marketing Group receives Historic Macon Preservation Award.

Have you heard about north Macon's newest venue?  Check out Il Posto for your next business meeting, training, or social activity.

Does your business need protection from legal and identity theft?  Lisa Streeter with LegalShield Business Solutions can help!

iHeart Media can provide a variety of marketing solutions for your business.  Give them a call today!

Historical marker dedicated at Mount de Sales Academy.

Do you have an upcoming event, anniversary, or grand-opening?  Let us know!
Advance regional business success
Creating the best place for business

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217 
  Telephone: (478) 621-2000 
 Fax: (478) 621-2021

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