The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

     April 2016

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In This Issue
Health Member Highlight
Shalin S. Shah, MD
Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Join us as we recognize Dr. Shah, a young professional in his field, who specializes in medical and surgical glaucoma management, cataract surgery, diabetic eye disease and more. 

You can find him at the Eye Physicians & Surgeons on 1457 Scott Boulevard. 

For more info on Dr. Shah, click here.

T he DeKalb Chamber is pleased to welcome  nine  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! 
  • 21st Century Financial
  • AcctPier Business Solutions LLC
  • Better Business Bureau of Metro Atlanta & Northeast Georgia
  • DTC Partners
  • GNLD Wellness Center
  • Hurt & Hurt Properties, LLC dba McDonald's
  • Patrice and Associates
  • Scrumptious Cakery
  • Tileman Extraordinaire, Inc
Upcoming Community Events
DeKalb Strong Candidate Forum
2997 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker
April 30 - 2:00 p.m.

BB&T Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
2434 Gresham Road, Atlanta
May 13 - 10:30 a.m.

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  @DeKalbChamber

New Businesses Open in DeKalb

Long's Drug Pharmacy opened up its Decatur location on 1528 Scott Boulevard to support the DeKalb community. Long's Drug is a full service retail pharmacy that offers local delivery, medication synchronization, refill reminders and immunizations. More info on Long's Drug  here.

Pirate Staffing opened its Decatur location on 5406 Clarkston Highway to help the DeKalb community get back to work. Pirate Staffing provides work for laborers, food service, construction, warehouse, manufacturing, skilled trades and more.
DeKalb County elected officials along with the community celebrated the Grand Opening of the McDonald's on 2739 Wesley Chapel Road. Formerly the site of Hardee's, this McDonald's will continue the tradition of making biscuits in house and from scratch.
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The Status of Health in DeKalb & Its Impact on Economic Development

Heather Hamby 
Emory University School
of Medicine
John Shelton
DeKalb Regional Health System

Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford
DeKalb County Board of Health
Susan Bertonaschi
United Way of Greater Atlanta

On April 21, health experts shared what they are doing in their respective work to address health issues in the community. 

Dr. Ford gave a presentation on the Status of Health in DeKalb County. In it, she illustrated that health status impacts decisions made throughout the DeKalb community, from roads, to schools and business attraction.  The full report can be found online here

For more on the panel discussion, click here. More photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Gas South

Bryant Phramacy and Compounding
Grady Health System
Oglethorpe Power
United Way of Greater Atlanta
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, Owner of the Your DeKalb Farmers Market, will serve as the Keynote Speaker.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact   Emily Yang.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Gas South
CDC Federal Credit Union
The Champion Newspaper
Delta Community Credit Union
Peach State Federal Credit Union    
Meet Your DeKalb Electoral Candidates

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: Friday, 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.
It's World Immunization Week, a week to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world.

Immunization averts an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year from vaccine-preventable illness and diseases including cervical cancer, diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and more.

For more on the campaign, click here.

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

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