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You can reserve a 'We Deserve a Shot' poster for your business!
In conjunction with our 'Athens, We Deserve a Shot campaign', we have created a resource website and a poster for our business members to display. Our goal is to provide resources to our members while also increasing the reach of our vaccination campaign for the overall economic health of Athens. Please indicate if you would like to receive a copy of the poster by completing the form linked below.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Athens Area Humane Society Ribbon Cutting

Join the Chamber on September 7th as we celebrate with the Athens Area Humane Society at their new facility on Mitchell Bridge Rd! This August, after more than 15 years in a converted daycare center on Mars Hill Road, AAHS will open Athens newest community pet destination. The new space will have a shelter for pets recuperating and available for adoption, and an affordable spay/neuter and wellness center. They will have space dedicated to being used as an education center for dog trainers, community cat caretakers, and public humane education workshops.
Leads Group 3 is Launching!
League of Leads and Classic City Leads are well under way. A third Leads Group will be launching on September 22nd! Joining a Leads Group is a unique opportunity to network and exchange leads in an industry-exclusive environment.
Andy's Frozen Custard Ribbon Cutting
Join us as we welcome Athens' newest spot for a cold treat, Andy's Frozen Custard. The Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting will be held on September 10th at 11:30. We look forward to seeing you there! 
Special Greetings to our New Members of the Week!
Welcome to the AACOC, The Haven Pediatric !
The Haven specializes in pediatric, perinatal, postpartum and full family chiropractic care. The Haven thinks your body is capable of extraordinary things, and they want you to feel empowered to make the right decisions for you and your family. Their site is dedicated to bringing you educational tools and resources for you to make the best decisions about your health.
Welcome to the AACOC, Peach BPO!
Peach BPO provides highly experienced professionals and helps lower costs and increase efficiency by offering dedicated bookkeeping, payroll, HR support, and customer services to businesses at rates much lower than what you will find elsewhere. With the complexity of changing business environments, PeachBPO offers much needed cost saving and resource boosting measures to help owners face these new challenges with experts at their side.
Welcome to the AACOC, Corner's Edge Butcher Shoppe!
Corner’s Edge Butcher Shoppe is a full service Butcher Shoppe with a full line of beef, pork, chicken, venison, bison, and a large selection of seafood. Check out their fresh cut meat and new selections of rubs and sauces.
They regularly have new arrivals from around the United States and are a Green Mountain Pellet Grill Dealer. With new items often rotating, stay tuned for what is yet to come!
Community Announcements
Piedmont University Offering Online Graduate Programs
Family Caregiver Support Group
A family caregiver support group will begin meeting on the first Wednesday of each month starting this week on September 1st. The meetings will be held at the Athens-Clarke County Library in Classroom A. The support group will be an opportunity to build a support system with people who understand. Click the photo for more information.
 Erin Barger became the new CEO of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia this month. Barger received a degree in English from Western Kentucky University. Then, she earned a master’s degree in social work and a certificate in nonprofit leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has lived in Athens for 11 years and most recently served as the project manager for Envision Athens.
United Way announced that it will invest $800,000 in grants in 2022, supporting a total of 30 programs across the 12-county region. The grantees provide programming in one of the organization's three focus areas: basic needs, early childhood success, and workforce development. Check out the full article to view all of the 2022 grant recipients.
Inc. magazine today revealed that Responsive Technology Partners is No. 509 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.
Join Bruce Collier, J.D., as he performs as three leaders in this incredible one-man production that brings one of the most crucial moments in history to life at the 440 Foundry Pavilion at The Classic Center on October 14 at 6:45 p.m. This event is free to the public.
Thank you to all of our 2021 Chamber Champions!
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