Did You Know?
Athens was ranked #32 on Livability.com's 2020 Top 100 Places to Live!
Athens ranked number 32 nationally and was the top city ranked in Georgia in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live rankings. The 2020 rankings were determined by an “Opportunity Score,” which measures economy, job opportunities and growth, officials said.
Women Owned Businesses!
In honor of National Women's Small Business Month, we would like to recognize some of our member businesses owned by women for the rest of October. This week's honorees:

Lorraine Communications, Inc.- Lorraine Edwards
Love.Craft Athens- Susan Fontaine
Lydia's Place- April Farlow
Mama's Boy Restaurant- Cooper Hudson & Alicia Segars
MayZen Recovery- Ally May
Nelson Properties: Park Plaza Executive Office Suites- Annette Nelson
Nothing Bundt Cakes- Heidi Young
Pawtropolis, Inc.- Amanda Rodriquez
Perfectly Polished, Inc.- Debra Lassiter
Pest Force- Kylie Myers
Punta Cana Latin Grill- Steising Cambero
Rashe's Cuisine- Rashe Malcolm
Salon dm3- Donna Means
STEEL + PLANK- Kelley Bishop
Tame Style Bar- Jennifer Spencer
The Belmont Place- Sally Shealy
Thornton's Fine Jewelry- Christine Randall
Tribe Hair Company- Catie McWhirter & Jessica Mingledorff
Urban Sanctuary Day Spa- Candice Courcy
Virtual Office Assist- Robin Hill
Wild Birds Unlimited- Susan Van Houten
Wildflower Designworks- Lauren du Bois

Let's support our women owned businesses this month and every month!
Upcoming Chamber Chats
Finding Funding: How to Fund Your Business During a Pandemic& Beyond
The Georgia Secretary of State is responsible for regulating various industries to support an equitable, competitive, and efficient marketplace that contributes to the economic development of Georgians. Improving Georgians' financial literacy is a key part of the Office's mission. As part of his financial literacy platform, Secretary Brad Raffensperger will hold a series of events aimed at empowering, educating and encouraging Georgians. Agency outreach programs also are focused on consumer protection: alerting Georgians to the risks of fraud, financial crime and financial abuse, and arming Georgians with information to help protect them.
Announcements
Goodwill of North Georgia: Skills Training
Interested in learning more about the skills programs offered at Goodwill of North Georgia? Join us for one of our Virtual Info Sessions to learn about all the programs offered at Goodwill of North Georgia.
Innovative Audiology Open House!
The office of Jennifer Douberly, Au.D. has moved to Innovative Audiology!
Head over to help them kick off the grand opening of their new office. They are located south of Five Points in Athens. The new, fresh space is designed to serve the greater Athens community. Innovative audiology is providing hearing tests and cutting-edge technology with accessible pricing. We hope you will join them to officially open the doors!
Hook & Reel: Trunk or Treat
Athens Hook & Reel is hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday from 12:00-6:00 PM in their own parking lot!
A Good Story Foods: Thanksgiving Day Specials
A Good Story Foods (product of Epting Events) wants to help you set the stage for a sensational holiday meal with a full assortment of items available for purchase. Available items include turkey, butts, a la carte sides, and a variety of desserts. All pre-cooked and ready to heat and eat on Thanksgiving Day. Pre-orders end November 18th!
Thank you to all of our 2020 Chamber Champions!
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