Did You Know?
There are open jobs in Athens!
We believe that one of the pillars of economic recovery is get people re-employed as quickly and efficiently as possible. Many businesses are hiring people right now -- at competitive wages and benefits. Our expectation is to have an online database with a listing of all jobs in the Athens area. That database is going through some changes to make it more easily used. In the meantime we will post FEATURED JOBS each week, with our first post debuting tomorrow, Wednesday 09.16. If you would like your company’s jobs to be noted within this database please respond to David Bradley at david.bradley@athensga.com.
Upcoming Chamber Chats
Business & Community Update
Join us on Wednesday, 9/16 at 9:00 AM as we get Business/ Community Updates with:
Georgia Chamber: GA Deputy Commissioner of Global Commerce
Join Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark on Wednesday, September 16 at 2:00 PM for an engaging discussion with Georgia Deputy Commissioner of Global Commerce Scott McMurray. McMurray will deliver insights on global business trends, highlight recent development activity and share the latest successes that have yielded job growth and capital investment for the state. The event is free to attend, but registration is required.
Georgia Chamber of Commerce: 2020 Virtual D.C. Fly-In
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first-ever virtual D.C. Fly-In September 21-24, 2020. Speakers from Washington will discuss legislative policies and what to expect in the upcoming 2021 session. To reserve your spot in this program, please register as soon as possible. Information on speaker lineup and content will be announced in the coming weeks.
Announcements
Order your Mask On, Athens mask today!
We are so excited to announce that the winner of the Mask On, Athens! art competition is Angelica Millen! Angelica received a $1000 cash award for her artwork, which is being printed on fabric and made into masks right here in Athens. If you want to support local art while also staying safe, purchase a mask for yourself or someone you love. This is a limited run of 500 masks, so pre-order yours today! All masks will be made and shipped after the sale ends.
Seth Emerson in conversation with Daniel Shirley for ATTACK THE DAY
Avid Bookshop presents Seth Emerson in conversation with Daniel Shirley for Attack the Day: Kirby Smart and Georgia's Return to Glory. This virtual event will be on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, from 7pm to 8pm on Zoom. To attend this event, purchase a ticket (or select a no-cost ticket). You will receive a Zoom link via email approximately one hour before the event begins. Ticket sales will be cut off at 7pm on 9/15/20. 
Celebrate Constitution Day with UNG Oconee
Join UNG Oconee on Thursday, September 17th to celebrate Constitution Day! Dr. George Justice, UNG Senior Lecturer of History, will be speaking on "The U.S. Constitution Today"! Join in person in Room 522 at 12:30 pm, (limited to first 32 people to allow for social distancing) OR join remotely via Facebook Live: University of North Georgia Oconee.
2020 REED Summit: Growing North Georgia
Register now for UNG's 2020 REED Summit! This unique one-day event brings economic development professionals, government officials, business and community leaders, educators, and students (high school, technical college, and university) together to learn about educational pathways, career opportunities, and how the convergence of agriculture, technology, and education are growing north Georgia. Opening keynote speaker will be Gary Black, Agricultural Commissioner of the State of Georgia. 
Piedmont College: Graduate Admissions Virtual Informational Meeting
Learn about Piedmont College's online graduate programs during their virtual information session on Thursday, September 24th at 5:00 PM. They have several programs to choose from and all are designed to be completed in four semesters. For more information contact Graduate Admissions at grad@piedmont.edu.
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The Classic Center Presents a Pop-Up Outdoor Movie
Classic Entertainment is partnering with the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce to present an outdoor cinema experience you can feel good about attending. Come watch the classic comedy Office Space from the comfort of socially distanced pods in the open-air 440 Foundry Pavilion at The Classic Center on September 25.
ACCPD's 44th Citizen's Police Academy
Enroll in the Citizen Police Academy to learn from Athens-Clarke County Police Department professionals in fields such as forensics, communications, criminal investigations and traffic enforcement. Experience first-hand what officers can encounter in our Use-of-Force simulator.
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Stronger Business Summit
The Stronger Business Summit is a groundbreaking event happening at the Classic Center in Athens on October 8, 2020. The event will offer a live and virtual entrepreneur-based vendor fair, a distanced/virtual experience network party with live music and themed cocktails, and an amazing line-up of speakers. All Speakers will be in-person and on-site! This is an opportunity to learn from some of the most insightful speakers such as:
Jesse Itzler
Dana Spinola
Steve McLendon
James Whitley
& More!
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Children First, Inc is hiring!
Children First, Inc is looking to hire an Athens-Oconee CASA Advocacy Coordinator. Through advocacy and mentorship, the Athens Oconee Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization empowers community members to stand up for a foster child and champion their rights in court. Apply today or share with someone you think would be the right fit for this position!
Donate to the Athens Area Teacher Reuse Store
The Athens Area Teacher Reuse Store is a unique collaboration of businesses, industries, non-profits and governments working together to collect usable materials that may have otherwise been discarded, and offer them to local teachers and schools at no cost. This project supports reuse, reduces the amount of waste disposed in our landfill, and supports our local educational community. 
The Teacher Reuse Store is open year-round for free “shopping” to educators from Clarke, Oconee, Madison, Jackson, and Barrow counties. Please take the time to consider what your organization discards or has as no-longer-needed surplus. You may discover that your ‘trash’ is a local teacher’s treasure!
If you are interested in donating, please contact recycle@accgov.com.
Thank you to all of our 2020 Chamber Champions!
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