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August 21, 2020
Essential Education for Entrepreneurs

In order to help small businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is currently offering all of its continuing education programming at no direct charge to small business owners, employees and prospective business owners for calendar year 2020, thanks to special funding from the CARES Act. Check out all of the available training programs on their Facebook events or training page.

no cost
registration is required

Marketing Monday:

Monday, August 24th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Nicola Smith
CEO, Rebel and Reason

Wednesday, August 26th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Todd Anduze
UGA SBDC at West Georgia State
For questions or to make an appointment with one of their business consultants, email them at kennesaw@georgiasbdc.org. They are part of a cooperative grant with the U.S. Small Business Association, UGA and Kennesaw State University so our services are at no cost to small business owners.
To be the premier comprehensive resource for the Cherokee County business community.
To promote business and the community while expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life.
As you will see on the Chamber’s calendar, some events have returned to face-to-face formats while others are being presented via virtual platforms or could be rescheduled or cancelled. 

The Chamber Office is accessible weekdays from 9 AM to Noon by appointment. Those visitors without appointments should call 770-345-0400 for assistance. We appreciate your understanding as the wellbeing of the Chamber Staff & Volunteers is a top priority.

Agave Fino Distributors, LLC
Manufacturer & Distribution

Singleton Real Estate
Larry Singleton, Jr.
Real Estate Agents & Brokers - Commercial
Thanks to Northside Hospital Cherokee for presenting the 2020 Chamber Classic! Also, thanks to our Eagle Sponsors: Cobb EMC, Georgia Power, Manor Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care - BridgeMill & Waites Law Firm! We appreciate all of our event sponsors, golfers, hole/tee sponsors and volunteers!
Tournament Winners
First Place
MUST Ministries
Tom Gonter, Greg Elder, Chip Poth & Brad Nycum
Second Place
Peachtree Communications
Chad Whatley, Art Moore, Lee Moore & Blake Dameron
Third Place
Goshen Valley Foundation
Brad Lund, Zach Blend, Aaron Vincent & Evan Ingram
Longest Drive
Brian Pierce
Law Office of S. Judson Waites Team
Closest to the Pin
 Chip Burnett
Kaiser Permanente Team
Monday, August 24th
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Drug Trafficking Impacts on Businesses
No-Cost Webinar

Chris Manning, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs

Chris Manning, Associate Executive Director with The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, will be sharing a presentation on Georgia's ongoing drug trafficking challenges and how it directly impacts businesses in even the smallest communities across our state. A solution on how your business can both combat the drug problem, while saving 7.5% on your Workers' Compensation premium, will be covered during this presentation.

There is NO COST to attend!
(Webinar link will be emailed to you.)
The first eight Members to register will join our Chamber President & CEO, Pam Carnes, for a chat online via Zoom. Attendees will have a chance to share what is going on in their business with Pam and seven other Chamber Members!
Chamber Chatters!
No cost!
(The meeting link will be emailed to you.)

September 9th
11:00 AM - NOON

September 30th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

with any questions!
Join us for an hour of lunch & networking with fellow business leaders and your Chamber President & CEO, Pam Carnes!

This networking opportunity will allow you to enjoy lunch from a Chamber Member restaurant while enjoying the company of fellow Chamber Members! 

*Please note that we will have these Meet & Eat events at the Chamber - in our Terrace Level, so that there will be plenty of space for social distancing.

September 1st
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Chamber Terrace Level
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton

 $20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required,
& space is limited.

Deadline to register:
Noon on Monday, 8/31

Refunds are not provided for this event.

Taqueria Tsunami, Woodstock

September 10th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Chamber Terrace Level
3605 Marietta Highway, Canton

 $20 (includes lunch)
Reservations are required,
& space is limited.

Deadline to register:
Noon on Wednesday, 9/9

Refunds are not provided for this event.


Chick-fil-A Canton

Meet & Eat registration is open to all Chamber Members. 

Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 

Thursday, September 3rd

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Check-in & Networking

7:45 AM - 7:55 AM
Breakfast Distribution

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM


Dr. Mark A. Roberts, Interim President
Reinhardt University

Chamber Member Pay in Advance Registration: $17
Future Members: $30

Woodstock First Baptist Church - Chapel
11905 Highway 92
Woodstock, 30188

Attendees will be able to network prior to the program both inside in the pre-function area adjacent to the chapel as well as outside. There will be ample space to maintain social distance.

When we go into the chapel for the program where social distancing will be observed, attendees will receive a bottle of water and boxed breakfast to include: egg-n-cheese breakfast burrito, side of hickory smoked bacon, granola bar, muffin & fresh seasonal fruit.

In keeping with traditional GMC registration guidelines, if you do not have a GMC standing reservation, you must register in advance by 3 PM on Friday, August 28th in order to attend. 

We will NOT be able to register attendees on-site.

Everyone who registers to attend, along with all GMC standing reservation seat holders, will receive an email with event details by noon on September 2nd. 
Join us for an hour of fast paced networking with fellow business leaders as well as the Chamber Board Chair, David Simmons, and Chamber President/CEO, Pam Carnes! Before the hour ends, you will have a chance to share about your business or organization for all to hear!


Tuesday, September 29th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chamber Terrace Level*
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114

$5 for Members / $10 for Future Members

Due to COVID-19 and limiting the number of attendees,
advanced registration is required and due by 5 PM on 9/28.

*Based on social distancing requirements, you are aware that at this time groups of 50 or less may gather without separation. Please note that we are being intentionally cautious, so distancing measures will be in place. Face masks are not required, yet we understand some attendees will be more comfortable wearing them. This is both understandable and appreciated.

Contact Gini Mizelle at 770-345-0400 or
Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for more information. 

Wednesday, August 26th
8 AM

Join the Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 8:00 AM for a Resiliency & Recovery Business Breakfast.

Learn more about the six top trends that will impact our economy, post-COVID. Clark will drill down into each of these six trends with subsequent virtual breakfast sessions to help Georgia’s business leaders prepare for an expeditious recovery to build a stronger, more resilient New Georgia Economy.

To register, please click on the link below:

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