The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

    September 2016

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New Members Orientation
Tuesday, Sept. 20
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
@ Goodwill of North Georgia 
Career Center, Decatur

Tuesday, Sept. 20
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
@ Smoke Rise Country Club

General Membership Meeting with Carmen Villar, CDC Chief of Staff
Thursday, Sept. 29
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

"Going Pink" 
Sponsored by 
CDC Federal Credit Union and DeKalb Medical
Thursday, Oct. 1
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
@ DeKalb Medical at Hillandale

Upcoming Community Events
Sept. 10 - 10:00 a.m.
4235 Lavista Road, Tucker

Sept. 10 - 11 a.m.
6251 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Doraville

Sept. 30 - 10:00 a.m.
1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur

Oct. 1 - 8:30 a.m.
600 Asbury Circle, Atlanta
Advertise Here
Let us help you market your business!

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

Contact Rachea Brooks or our office at  404-378-8000 for details.
New Businesses Open in DeKalb
Reserve Decatur had a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony earlier this month. The apartment complex is still accepting new residents at 2600 Milscott Drive, Decatur, GA 30033.
Half Price Books opened its second location in Georgia at 2615 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033. 

Goodwill of North Georgia opened its Career Center in Decatur to serve the DeKalb Coummunity. Visit the Career Center at 2201 Lawrenceville Highway. 

The DeKalb County Board of Health will offer shots beginning this week. Avoid missing work or school days. Get protected against the flu.

Flu vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday -- 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the following DeKalb County Board of Health locations:  Clifton Springs Health CenterEast DeKalb Health CenterNorth DeKalb Health CenterT.O. Vinson Health Center, Richardson Health Center.
General Membership Meeting with Carmen Villar, CDC Chief of Staff
At the Forefront: Addressing Zika Virus and Infectious Diseases that Know No Boundaries

Thursday, September 29
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
$40 Member 
$50 Nonmembers & Guests

During the conversation, Carmen Villar, Chief of Staff for CDC, will discuss how CDC advances research on disease outbreaks; communicates new developments on a national and global scale; and works with global partners to identify and respond to health threats.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Emily Yang at or 404-378-8000.

Member Spotlight: The PawStand

For many, dogs and cats are more than just pets. They are important members of a family. At  The PawStand, owners Donna Raney and Jennifer Andreae, help educate owners on ways to care for pets, sharing a wealth of knowledge on nutrition and health. They carry all-natural foods and treats from North American companies, and also offer private self-serve dog spas, pet  rehabilitation and fitness at their location. 

During a recent visit to The PawStand, the store was lined with many colorful pet gift baskets. They are selling raffle tickets with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Doraville K9 police officers. The funds will help outfit the K9s in bulletproof vests.

On Saturday, September 10, they will draw winners for the gift baskets at their 1-Year Anniversary Pawty. Passionate about their community, The PawStand will also use this event as a place to recognize the Doraville Police K9 Officer Tryko who was stabbed earlier this year in the line of duty. 

For more on the Member Spotlight, click here.
12th Annual Golf Tournament
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce held its 12th Annual Golf Tournament earlier this week at the Druid Hills Golf Club with more than 150 participants. 

To view photos from the tournament, click here.  
DeKalb Chamber in the Community

Katerina Taylor served on a panel discussion for the Atlanta Board of REALTORS, sharing an update on the DeKalb market place and its impact on the real estate industry. 


DeKalb Chamber held a Day of Appreciation to honor the DeKalb Police officers. Chamber staff and members of the business community visited the DeKalb County Police Precincts and served lunch to the officers. Special thanks to Chick-fil-A for providing lunch. 

The DeKalb Workforce Development and DeKalb Chamber will host a Career Fair on Friday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manuel Maloof Building, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, 30030. 

The fair will focus on the following professions: Healthcare/IT, Professional/Business Services, Logistics, Tourism, Construction/Support Trades, Advanced Manufacturing and more. 

For more information and to register, click here.

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

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