The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

     May 2016

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In This Issue
Call for Volunteers: Help Beautify McNair HS
Saturday, June 4
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

McNair High School
1804 Bouldercrest Road
Atlanta, GA 30316

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Phoenix Leadership Foundation and T.R. Stegall Education Foundation to host the "McNair Mustang Round Up and Clean Up" this Saturday. 

Volunteers are needed to help paint the curb, pressure wash the building and steps, and dispose of heavy debris. Specialized skills in electrical work or repairs to ceilings are also requested. 

Sign up to volunteer here .
DeKalb Election Results
  • Sherry Boston won the District Attorney race against Incumbent
    Robert James
  • Michael Thurmond won the Democratic nomination for County CEO. He faces Republican Jack Lovelace in November.
  • Incumbent Commissioner Kathie Gannon won the Super District 6 Commissioner race against Warren Mosby
  • Renitta Shannon won the seat for House District 84 against Incumbent Rahn Mayo
  • Donna Coleman-Stribling won the Solicitor-General race against Nicole Marchand-Golden
Run Offs
  • Irvin Johnson and Susannah Scott will compete for Tax Commissioner on July 26
  • Vernon Jones and Rhonda Taylor will compete for the House District 91 seat in July 
  • Incumbent Commissioner  Sharon Barnes Sutton and  Steve
    will compete for District 4 Commissioner in July
More results can be found 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! 
  • CWC Business Solutions
  • Cyril & Associates
  • DO Strategy Group
  • The Engineered Education Institute
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Lieneur
  • Kona Ice of North Decatur
  • Reeves Young
  • Swivelwear Ltd., Co.
Upcoming Community Events
4418 Hugh Howell Road, Suite B1, Tucker
June 14 - 9:30 a.m.

4500 Hugh Howell Roa d, Suite 110, Tucker
June 21 - 1:00 p.m.
New Businesses Open in DeKalb
BB&T Bank  celebrated its Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting earlier this month. Visit the bank at 2434 Gresham Road in Atlanta.

Planet Fitness celebrated its five year anniversary and grand reopening earlier this month. Visit the location at 2460 Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur.
Doraville School Wins Makeover from Georgia United

Oakcliff Elementary in Doraville won the Georgia United Credit Union's 3rd Annual School Crashers Makeover program. More details about the program here.

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

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.
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! 

Georgia 2030 Town Hall Meeting

Monday, June 20
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina
4000 Summit Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30319

In 2030, Georgia is expected to grow by 1.9 million people. To remain competitive, we must increase our economy by 40 percent. 

Please join us for a special Town Hall Meeting with Chris Clark, President and CEO of Georgia Chamber to discuss the outlook on the Georgia Economy for 2030.

Register online to attend here .
Business After Hours

Thursday, June 16
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Smoke Rise Country Club
4900 Chedworth Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30087

Stay cool with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce this June at the Smoke Rise Country Club. This special Business After Hours will be held at the Country Club's pool. Come dressed in shorts and flip flops for this casual networking event. 

Register to attend here.
Businesses Honored at APEX Business Awards
On May 25, the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce recognized six businesses for their contributions to DeKalb County. 

The winners included: 

Emerging Business:  The PawStand  

Community Workforce: Goodwill of North Georgia


Business Advocacy: University of Georgia SBDC


Business of the Year $1 to 5 Million: Interprint Communications


Business of the Year $5 to 10 Million: Reliable Restoration LLC


Business of the Year $10 to 20 Million: CATMEDIA 

Robert Blazer
, Founder and Owner of Your DeKalb Farmers Market, served as the keynote speaker. He shared how the community came together to save his business after it collapsed from the impact of an ice storm. 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

CDC Federal Credit Union
CH2M Hill
The Champion Newspaper
Delta Community Credit Union
Interprint Communications
Peach State Federal Credit Union    
Reliable Restoration LLC

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

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Telephone:  404-378-8000  |   FAX: 404-378-3397