Upcoming Chamber Chats

Join us every Wednesday as we get Business/Community Updates with:

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Have you wondered if your favorite local businesses will be keeping their pandemic-prompted pivots once things get back to normal? Here’s your chance to hear their stories and find out!
Join us for a virtual SBBC as we speak with local businesses representing varying industries in the Athens area about how they have pivoted to continue operations during this time. Our business owner panel members will discuss these new components of their business that they will continue to make available after it is no longer necessary due to safety concerns and state orders.

Laura Whitaker , Java Joy
Nick Combs & Matt Chambers , M3Yoga
Kristen MacCarthy , The K. A. Artist Shop
Alicia & Andrew Brasher , Escape the Space

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At this time of year, Athens teems with students attending University of Georgia, Athens Technical College, Piedmont College or the University of North Georgia. Not only do these students serve an important role in the local economy, they are critical in the creation of a future workforce for Athens.

Join the AACOC & Oconee County Chamber of Commerce as we discuss with Administrators of the four post-secondary institutions as we discuss plans for the summer/fall and how they have pivoted their traditional educational model.

Guest speakers include:
Dr. Andrea Daniel , President, Athens Technical College
Alison McCullick , Office of Government Relations | Director of Community Relations, University of Georgia
Perry Rettig , Vice President for Enrollment Management, Piedmont College-Athens Campus
Dr. Cyndee Moore , Executive Director, University of North Georgia Oconee

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The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and Terrapin Beer Co. invite you to join us as we say Cheers to Athens Thursday 5/7 at 5pm ET! During this virtual happy hour, we will hear uplifting stories and brief updates from community partners while enjoying a beer (or two). Be sure to stock up on your favorite Terrapin beer before Thursday’s event by ordering from Terrapin's contactless curbside service !

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We have partnered with The Classic Center and Terrapin Beer Co. to present Band Together – a weekly virtual concert series that will bring your favorite entertainers right to your doorstep. Join us every Thursday night at 7:00 PM on YouTube at Band Together Athens for some at-home entertainment. You won’t want to miss this! You can donate to show support for your favorite band and proceeds will go to support the Athens Area Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

More details about Band Together can be found here .
Join us every Tuesday morning for a Small Business Owners Conference Call with Mayor Kelly Girtz and City Manager Blaine Williams.

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Join us for a Virtual 1 Million Cups Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM!

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From barriers to reopening, to big questions about immunity and liability, to ways employers can incorporate screening, social-distancing, and other innovative approaches into the workplace, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s program series  Path Forward  will foster dialogue on helping America prepare to restart the economy and get millions of people back to work.  

Featuring deep-dive conversations with a cross-sector of experts led by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark,  Path Forward  will air twice-weekly every Monday and Thursday to explore the complex issues that must be considered as part of a responsible reopening strategy.  

More details about this call can be found here .
Over the next few weeks, Laura French will be hosting a series of free webinars on Mondays at 12:00pm entitled Beyond Handwashing: Protecting Your Family During COVID-19 & After. The topic for May 11, 2020 is Trust Planning: Your Own Private Court.

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The Athens Area Chamber is always looking for new ways to bring value to our members and we think we have found a new sales tool that you are going to love! It’s an e-gift card solution called Giftfly , which will be a new way to boost sales and bring in additional dollars NOW , when you need it most! Click here to learn more about how using Giftfly can be beneficial to your business.
Accent Athens is redefining luxury living in Athens, GA. This brand new community offers an array of floorplans ranging from studios to three bedroom town homes. Set on lush grounds in the heart of the vibrant Eastside area, Accent Athens is an oasis of tranquility and splendor. Interior finishes include stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, while amenities include a 24/7 state of the art fitness center and a gorgeous pool with a resort-style sundeck. Throughout the span of COVID-19, Accent Athens has made it easier than ever to help people find homes. Through live virtual tours as well as self-guided touring options, Accent Athens has remained the most in-demand apartment community in Clarke County.

Call today for more information about leasing!
This Thursday, May 7th, marks the 69th National Day of Prayer. We can easily agree that our nation and our world need prayer now more than ever.

You can join in for both services via  Zoom Videoconference  or  Facebook Live :
7:30 – 8:30 AM  (including a special message from the Honorable Steve Jones)
Noon – 1:00 PM
Have you got a GREAT IDEA for a business? The  University of Georgia will be holding a Summer Idea Accelerator Program to allow entrepreneurs to test their business ideas cheaply and quickly. Apply today !
Got Questions?

Athens-Clarke County Economic Development  is partnering with other local entities on a business support email hotline to answer your questions and share info with local businesses. If you have questions related to coronavirus concerns for your business or seeking help with business / workforce / non-profit resources and opportunities, send an email to BusinessSupport@accgov.com and have your questions answered by them or a local partner organization.

In addition to providing direct responses to questions, ACCGov will post answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the ACCGov Business & Workforce Resources web page:  www.accgov.com/coronavirus .
Mental Health Resources

With the help of the  School of Social Work  at the University of Georgia, we are providing support around stress and mental health to small businesses.  Please check out all of the great resources on our Covid-19 page if this pandemic has caused you excessive stress or negatively affected your mental health.
Click here to view all of the amazing Community Offers and Services local businesses are providing amidst Covid-19!
Be sure to continue checking our  Covid-19 Resources  page for all of our upcoming calls, recordings of previous calls, and important resources relating to Covid-19 in Athens.
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