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The Chamber will be collecting school supplies for distribution to Clarke County School District students!
Bring any donations from the attached list to the AACOC by Wednesday, September 9th to make a donation for the student supplies online to the Athens Area Community Foundation.
Meet Our Board of Directors!
Noris Diaz, Farmers Insurance
Our President/CEO David Bradley recently interviewed Board Member Noris Diaz with Farmers Insurance. Watch the video to learn more about her and her business!
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Members in the News!
We have a new job posting for a Direct Auto Insurance Sales Agent on our website! Please check it out and share with anyone you know who would be a good fit for this position.
Upcoming Chamber Chats
Business & Community Update
Join us on August 26th at 9:00 as we get Business/Community Updates with:
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.
How Millennials Will Be Driving Retail, House & Home Trends Post-Pandemic
This Chamber Chat will be lead by Mark Kooyman, CEO/Discovery Chief of EXPERIENCE Insight Group. EXPERIENCE specializes in generating insights of relevancy to bring to life the emotional intangibles of the brand experience. The company has a rich resource of research tools to uncover rich insights about audience groups that can be cultivated to drive brand success. Mark will provide insights as to the changing dynamic of who is spending money and on what through this extraordinary time.
Georgia Chamber of Commerce Resiliency & Recovery Roundtable: The Future of Collegiate Sports
Join the Georgia Chamber of Commerce for a discussion around the future of Collegiate Sports in Georgia with Athletic Directors Jim Cole of Mercer University, Todd Stansbury of Georgia Tech, Jared Benko of Georgia Southern University, and Greg McGarity with the University of Georgia! They will share the challenges, economics, and plans for the future that these leading institutions are developing to better serve student-athletes across the state. Use the attached link to register today!
W&A Engineering Local Business Partnership
As part of W&A Engineering’s 20th anniversary celebration, they have launched a year-long program, the Building Better Communities Local Business Partnership! Shop local at Condor Chocolates this week help raise up to $500 for Farm To Nieghborhood.
Dine & Distance at the Classic Center
Join The Classic Center on Wednesday, August 26th at 6:00 PM for a safe evening of delicious food, distanced company, and live entertainment. Featuring menu selections from Levy Restaurants, DePalma's Italian Cafe, and George's Lowcountry Table, this dinner will give you a taste of the classic Athens' flavors you've been missing. All entrées are served with house salad and your choice of dessert. With heightened sanitation protocols, social distancing between parties, and staggered entry times, you can feel good about an evening out while supporting local restaurants safely.
Good Neighbor Award Nominations
September 28th is recognized nationally as Good Neighbor Day. At its heart, Envision Athens is about the power of Good Neighbors...people who build community in a way that proves 1 + 1 > 2. To honor what makes Athens great, our neighbors, they are accepting nominations for the Envision Athens Good Neighbor Awards. The Good Neighbor Awards celebrate Athenians who lead our community through exhibiting the four core values of Envision Athens: unity, equity, prosperity, and compassion. Please submit your nomination before August 28th.
Jackson Oaks Job Fair
Jackson Oaks is hosting a job fair on Thursday, August 20th at 11:00 AM-3:00PM. They are seeking LPNs, Med Techs, CNAs, and Care Associates for several shifts. Please RSVP to Kerry at 706-387-7000 and bring a mask, your resume, and copies of any certifications.
Thank you to all of our 2020 Chamber Champions!
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