The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

        March 2016

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In This Issue
DeKalb Chamber Announces Trip 
to Cuba

Discover and Explore Cuba with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce!

You are invited to an informational session on Tuesday, April 12 to learn about our four-day trip to Cuba.

 Register for Informational Session
Quick Links

The DeKalb Chamber is pleased to welcome Sixteen  new investor and business partners to our membership community! Please visit the  Online Membership Directory  or their websites to learn more about your new business partners! 
  • Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • Comfort Suites Nortlake
  • Cortland Partners
  • DeKalb County Board of Health
  • Ellis Hoyle King de Klerk LLC
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Focom, Inc
  • K H Hickey & Associates, LLC
  • KLS Workforce Solutions
  • Natalie Gregory Sold
  • Pirate Staffing
  • Razor Sharp Records South, Inc.
  • Smoke Rise Country Club
  • Ventron Management
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Z Plus Financial Services LLC (Minuteman Press)
Upcoming Community Events
Razor Sharp Records South Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
April 2 - 12:00 p.m.
3772 Pleasantdale Rd Suite 200, Atlanta

Long's Drugs DeKalb Health Pharmacy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
1428 Scott Blvd, Decatur
April 7 - 8 a.m.
Food/refreshments served; tours offered.

McDonald's Wesly Chapel Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
2739 Wesley Chapel Rd., Decatur
April 25 - 6:00 p.m. 
Food/refreshments served

Pirate Staffing Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
5406 Covington Highway, Suite C, Decatur
April 30 - 12 p.m.
Food/refreshments served; tours offered.

BB&T Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
2434 Gresham Road, Atlanta
May 13 - 10:30 a.m.
Join the Chamber
How Can We Help?
Visit us on the web or  email  us to find out the benefits of joining the DeKalb Chamber! 

How to participate:


1. Print out the  #ThisIsMyDeKalb  page. Download  here .
2. Take a photo at work or your favorite location in DeKalb County with the #ThisIsMyDeKalb page.

3. Tweet us the photo  @DeKalbChamber

Advertise Here
Let us help you market your business!

A dvertise with the Chamber thru our e-newsletter that is circulated  bi-monthly to approximately 2,000+ subscribers!

Contact Rachea Brooks at or 404-378-8000  with questions or for rates.
Get Help Creating Your Website on April 15

DeKalb Chamber and  Weebly will host the "Like a Boss" Bus Tour on  April 15 at  Decatur Square . Small business, nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs are invited to learn how to create a website and receive free professional one-on-one help from Weebly web experts. 

Invite your friends and bring your laptops! One winner will receive a $1,000 towards their business. DeKalb Chamber will raffle away 2 one-year Partner memberships. 

For more information and to register, click  here .
The Status of Health in DeKalb County & Its Impact on Economic Development

Thursday, April 21 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Atlanta Marriott Century Center 
2000 Century Boulevard NE Atlanta, GA 30345
$40 Members | $50 Nonmembers

A panel of health and medical professionals moderated by Stephen Vault, Ph.D,  Director, Business Development and Strategic Planning, Grady Health System, will discuss health issues facing DeKalb County based on demographics, steps the public can take to improve their quality of life, and the effect of health on economic growth.

Speakers include Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, District Health Director and CEO of the DeKalb County Board of Health, who will present for attendees the status of health in DeKalb County and its impact on economic development.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to register, click here.
2016 APEX Awards Set for May 25

Wednesday, May 25 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Atlanta Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

Join us for a day of celebration as we honor the businesses that demonstrate exemplary standards in business development, employee programs, business innovation and contribution to DeKalb County and the metro Atlanta region.

Robert Blazer, Founder of the Your DeKalb Farmers Market, will serve as the Keynote Speaker.

Meet Your DeKalb Electoral Candidates
Date: Monday, April 4 
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Wild Wing Cafe 
4788 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Cost: $5 for guests. Registration covers the cost of food.

Electoral candidates are invited to speak for two minutes and share  general information about themselves and their desires to lead the community forward.

Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Oglethorpe University
Conant Performing Arts Center
4484 Peachtree Rd NE 
Atlanta GA 30319 

DeKalb Chamber is partnering with Leadership DeKalb and Junior League of DeKalb County to host this two-part forum with the District Attorney and CEO candidates. 

90.1 WABE Host Denis O'Hayer will moderate the discussions.
Join DeKalb Chamber's Relay for Life Team

Date: April 29
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Location: DeKalb County Exchange Park & Recreation Center
2771 Columbia Drive
Decatur, GA 30034

Join Team DeKalb Chamber as we honor cancer survivors, remembers those we've lost and help raise funds to end cancer.

For more information on joining our team, volunteering or donating, please click here or call our office at 404-378-8000.

The DeKalb Business Report is a publication of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

125 Clairemont Avenue,  Suite 235  Decatur  GA 30030 
Telephone:  404-378-8000  |   FAX: 404-378-3397