Did You Know?
The Athens Creatives Directory is LIVE!
Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department has teamed up with CREATE Athens (the Arts and Culture workgroup of Envision Athens) and many other local organizations to bring you the "Athens Creatives Directory." It is a sleek and efficient hub of Athens creatives that has been developed to promote the local creative economy. If you are an Athens creative, please submit a listing of your work for everyone to enjoy. If you are an Athens resident or visitor, please view the work of and engage with local creatives on the site. We hope you will enjoy this site!
Upcoming Chamber Chats
Business & Community Update
Join us on August 5th at 9:00 as we get Business/Community Updates with:
When a Pandemic Brings Pivots Worth Keeping
Nearly five months into the coronavirus pandemic and the pivots keep coming! Back in April, we hosted four local business leaders to discuss their pivots worth keeping, and this time we're back with a fresh four stories you don't want to miss. Hear from Satisfactory Printing, Express Employment Professionals, Classic City Chef, and Prince Avenue Baptist Church. To continue supporting our local restaurants, your $15 ticket will come with your choice of a $15 gift card from a local restaurant focused on breakfast fare.
College and University Dialogue: Re-entry into the Classroom
Leadership from our post-secondary partners (University of GeorgiaAthens Technical College, University of North Georgia, and Piedmont College) will discuss what students, and the community, can expect when their respective schools start.  The question of when/how schools will reopen if multi-layered. Join us to discover the challenges these schools face and the steps they will take/have taken to overcome those challenges.
Pancakes & Policy with Rodney Bullard
Join us for an exclusive conversation with Chick-fil-A's Rodney Bullard on Wednesday, August 19th at 8:00 AM! Rodney is currently the Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation where he leads the company’s corporate community and philanthropic strategy, which is focused on fostering youth and furthering education. He will be discussing how we can be the bridge to tomorrow and a brighter future.
Announcements
EarthCraft Light Commercial Lunch N' Learn
Interested in cool office spaces and sustainability? Join panelists from Millworks Holdings, Grahl Construction, Imery Ratings Group, The SouthFace Institute, and W&A Engineering as they discuss the EarthCraft Light Commercial Fit Out certification process and their journey certifying W&A Engineering's new corporate headquarters. Grab your lunch and enjoy a virtual tour of W&A Engineering's beautiful office in Athens, Georgia tomorrow at 1:00 PM. 
Back to School Town Hall
The Clarke County School District will hold a Virtual Town Hall meeting to answer questions relating to the start of school. This town hall is scheduled for tomorrow, August 5th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Chief Academic Officer, Chief of Operations, Chief of Human Resources, Executive Director of Special Education, and Director of School Nursing, will be present to answer questions.
Goodwill Is Hosting a Virtual Information Session
Interested in learning more about the skills programs offered at Goodwill of North Georgia? Join them for one of their Virtual Info Sessions to learn all about them. The skills programs offered include Welding, Goodbiz, Hospitality, Floor Tech, and Supply Chain Logistics. Call or e-mail Kate Davis at kmalone@ging.org for more information.
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Provisions of Hope Baskets
Lydia's Place is collecting Provisions of Hope Baskets July 20-August 30. These baskets help welcome a student who has overcome all obstacles to pursue secondary education. You can drop off baskets here at the AACOC or other locations listed on the flyer.
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