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

Monthly Newsletter:  October 2017
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Upcoming Events
Thursday,  October 19
Salute to Business
11:30 A.M
Armory Ballroom
484 First Street

Friday, October 20
Ribbon Cutting-Cotique Boutique
11:30 A.M.
6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210

Thursday,  October 26
HR Compliance Webinar
"Are you prepared for an OSHA Inspection"
10:00-11:00 A.M.
FREE to first 5 members to register
$55 Members
$85 Future Members
To Register, contact

Thursday,  October 26 
BAH-Paint the Town Pink
5:30-7:00 P.M.
Peyton Anderson Cancer Center
800 First Street, 1st Floor Lobby

Friday,  October 27
Ribbon Cutting- Southern Primary Care
6501 Peake Rd. Suite 400
4:00 P.M.

Monday,  October 30
YPN Spook-tacular Fall Social
Reboot Retrocade & Bar
566 Cherry Street
5:00-7:00 P.M.

Tuesday,  October 31
Macon Young Professionals Lunch and
Learn Series
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
Infinity Network Solutions Boardroom

Wednesday, November 8
Ribbon Cutting-Optim Neurosurgery
10:00 A.M.
121 N. Crest Blvd.

Thursday,  November 9
Benefit and Compensation
Best Practices Workshop
9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Macon Marriott City Center

Friday, November 10
Ribbon Cutting-Fall off the Bone
12:00 P.M.
1897 Shurling Drive

For more information about any of our upcoming events, please call 478-621-2000
Welcome New Members
  100 Black Men of Macon-Middle Georgia

AAA South

Ackerman Wrecker Service, Inc.

Anthony McEver-State Farm

Chichester's Healthwise Pharmacy

Community Development System, Inc.

Cotique Boutique

D. Tate Morris, CPA

Dialysis Center of Macon

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robins

Eisenhower Business Improvement District

Healing Experience Ministries, Inc.

Langford Allergy, LLC

Little India

Macon Bacon Baseball

Macon Southside Dialysis Center

Mary Pinson Flowers

McNeal Agency, Inc.

Optim Neurosurgery

Otis Redding Foundation 

Paul Anderson Youth Home

PP&A Corporation

Sherwin WIlliams Pain Store 



Verizon Wireless - Riverside

Walmart - Gray Highway

Walmart - Zebulon Road

Wells Fargo Bank
Chairman's Club
Cornerstone Level Members

A Message from the President
Opportunities can fall in your lap if you are well positioned to take advantage of those opportunities. Positioning is critical in Economic Development and we have worked diligently with our partners to position Macon-Bibb in the most competitive way possible.

The Macon Economic Development Commission's (MEDC) relationship with the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority changed at the end of 2016. As a result, the MEDC has changed its primary focus from recruiting to workforce development. We have consistently heard from our members that finding qualified and motivated employees is their #1 work related issue. Without an effective workforce, a company cannot expand its current level of business.

In that regard, the MEDC's Board of Directors recently approved the MEDC 2018 Plan of Work, and is fully committed to ensuring that we have a qualified workforce for both today's and tomorrow's business needs. This Plan of Work will ensure that our members can continue to capitalize on the opportunities that come their way. The key Strategic Pillars of the 2018 Plan of Work are: Workforce Readiness; Attract, Retain and Develop Talent; Entrepreneurship; and Member Services.

More details about the Plan and the different objectives listed under each Strategic Pillar can be found at maconworks.com. We look forward to working with all of you in addressing your workforce issues in 2018 and beyond.

Mike Dyer
President & CEO
Salute to Business

Presented By

Gold Sponsors

Thursday, October 19
11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

Armory Ballroom
484 First Street

Business After Hours

Business After Hours 
Paint the Town Pink

Sponsored By

Thursday, October 26
5:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

Peyton Anderson Cancer Center
800 First Street
1st Floor Lobby

YPN Fall Social 

Gold Sponsor

Monday, October 30
5:00-7:00 P.M.

Reboot Retrocade & Bar
566 Cherry Street

YPN Lunch and Learn
Wesleyan EMBA Lunch and Learn Series

Sponsored By

Tuesday, October 31
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
Infinity Network Solutions Boardroom
305 Coliseum Drive

Member Good News and Events

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Navicent Health has been named Large Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals! The organization has also welcomed President and CEO Dr. Ninfa Saunders as the chair of the organization!

Larger Than Life Chiropractic offers health workshops to businesses, churches and schools. Click here to learn how you can sign up. 

The Jones Center "Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Alert Day" will be held Friday, November 10 from 9:00 A.M-12:00 P.M. Please see flyer for full details. 

AAA Branches are now Bicycle Friendly. Read more here.

Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, is excited to announce they have appointed two new partners: Melodie Rich and Ron Marshall!

iHeart Media is offering special pricing to Chamber members on their Sports Promotion Packages.  Click here for more info. 
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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