Did You Know?
The Athens Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Externship Program this Summer!
Building a bridge connecting educators and the business community is a focus of the Athens Chamber this year. This summer, thanks to the sponsorship of Georgia Power and the coordinative work of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission, 15 educators will be paid to spend a week in local manufacturing plants. 

Externships are a unique professional development opportunity where teachers are immersed in a company to learn about the skills and competencies needed to succeed in that industry or career path. The experience strengthens an educator’s teaching abilities and brings relevant, real-world context into the classroom.
Upcoming Chamber Events!
Do you own a Business in the Food or Beverage Industry?
Join us for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund Informational Workshop!
Attorney Kevin Lang (Fortson, Bentley and Griffin in Athens) will give an overview of the initiative and take questions from participants.
Join us for Business After Hours at Athentic Brewing Company!
Come join us for socially distanced networking while enjoying a beer and some nibbles! To top it off, Athentic Brewing also has live jazz on Thursday's!

This is a free event, but does require registrations to maintain a safe number of attendees (maximum 50); so confirm your attendance by clicking below!
Join us for Pancakes and Policy!
This is a great opportunity to not only hear about upcoming transportation projects and strategies, but also support locally owned businesses! Invite a friend to join you!

Registration and advance payment will be required for this event.
Special greetings to our new members of the week! Welcome!
Welcome to the AACOC, Chicken Salad Chick! We are so happy to have you on board!
Whether you’re looking for an Athens chicken salad restaurant, freshly prepared take-out food, or a team to cater for your next event, turn to Chicken Salad Chick. Their healthy restaurant has chicken salad recipes to suit every taste, from classic and savory to fruity and nutty to spicy.
Learn more about our newest member below!
Welcome to the AACOC, 5Market Realty! We are so happy to have you on board!
5Market Realty is a full-service real estate firm offering expertise in residential, commercial, and investment real estate. While they are based in Athens, their team of agents sell property throughout the greater Athens area and across the state. 5Market professionals are able to assist buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs.

Learn more about our newest member below!
Welcome to the AACOC, The Bitter Southerner, Inc.! We are so happy to have you on board!
The Bitter Southerner has a single aim: to uncover the American South in all its truth and complexity — and in the process to break stereotypes about the region and its people by pushing out important, difficult, uncomfortable, irreverent, witty, addictive, and always enjoyable stories that turn myths about the South inside out. Every week.

Learn more about our newest member below!
Members in the News!
Sip Safely! Athens Wine Returns to The Classic Center!
Get ready to sip safely, because your favorite wine event, Athens Wine Weekend, is returning to The Classic Center May 21 – May 23, 2021! Masks will be required when not eating or drinking, social distancing will be encouraged, and capacity caps will keep each event within a safe limit.

Tickets to this event go on sale Thursday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m.

Want early access? Join The Classic Center Cultural Foundation for access to the exclusive pre-sale beginning March 30.

To read more, click below!
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To be featured in the Members in the News Section, submit your content to our 'Members in the News' section (events, press releases, employee recognitions, etc) through the Member Portal!

Feel free to contact
kim@athensga.com with questions!
Get Involved with Athens!
The Student Industry Fellows Program under UGA's Office of Experiential Learning is here!
Butcher Health Law: Life, Legacy, and Asset Protection Virtual Information Session!
Giving back is sweet! Help give back with Ben & Jerry's!
Thank you to all of our 2021 Chamber Champions!
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