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Taffer's Tavern Ribbon Cutting
The Alpharetta Chamber celebrated with Taffer’s Tavern their ribbon cutting on April 12th. Jon Taffer, star of “Bar Rescue” and creator of the restaurant concept, was on hand to recognize the opening of the nation’s first Taffer’s Tavern and laud the development of a strong central Downtown Alpharetta shopping and dining area. Mayor Jim Gilvin and Chamber CEO Deborah Lanham welcomed the Taffer’s Tavern team, and there were many City officials in attendance. We welcome Taffer’s Tavern to the Alpharetta Restaurant scene, and look forward to helping them realize their plans to support charitable organizations in our area!
Member Jump Start
Tue., April 20, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

To fully activate your membership it is important to learn about the resources, tools and benefits the Chamber provides. This one-hour orientation will cover timely information for the new member, newly hired professional, or business looking to maximize your Chamber membership. Free webinar available to all members the third Tuesday of each month. Open to all members new and continuing who want to know more about how to maximize your Chamber presence. Register on the Chamber website to acquire a link to the session!
The Wednesday Social: Hilton Alpharetta Atlanta
Wed., April 21,, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Hilton Alpharetta Atlanta, 5775 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta, GA 30009

Join fellow Alpharetta Chamber members and guest at our premier business networking event The Wednesday Social. Our host this month is the newly-opened Hilton Alpharetta Atlanta. Come see this beautiful new hotel and its amenities, and enjoy collaborating with others as we work together to strengthen and grow business in 2021!
Join In the Fun
Register now for one of the most popular events offered by the Chamber. Golf Networking League begins Wednesday, May 5 and includes 10 weeks of golf at ClubCorp’s finest private clubs in North Atlanta. Enjoy post-play networking and refreshments. All skill levels welcome.
Applications Now Being Taken for Ambassadors!
The world is emerging from COVID and getting back to business! Our numbers are growing, and the Chamber is looking for enthusiastic and professional men and women to serve in this prestigious program. Ambassadors help onboard new members, facilitate networking, help host Chamber events, and serve as the face of the Chamber in our community. Candidates must be a 1+ year member of the Chamber, a good listener with a heart for helping businesses succeed, and be able to attend monthly Ambassador meetings in addition to their new member duties. In return, Ambassadors are able to put this important leadership position on their CV, and in the course of their duties gain more connections and networking opportunities. To obtain more information on the Ambassador Program or to request an application, please reach out to Melody Cookson at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com.
The Chamber Supports Local Merchants in May for Alpharetta Retail Month
Purchase an ARM card for $20 in April to receive a 20% discount at participating retailers all over the City of Alpharetta and help us spread the word. A portion of the proceeds will support Chamber non-profit member The Drake House. If you have a retail business (includes traditional retail stores, boutiques, specialty shops like wine, coffee, or gourmet markets, sweet treat shops, salons, spas, service centers, and more) or have one to recommend we include, please reach out to Melody at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com.

The Chamber will be selling ARM Retail Cards at the Alpharetta Farmer’s Market from 8:30 a.m. until noon around the Village Green at City Center on April 24th - as well as online anytime!
Fireside Chat: Hospitality Industry
Wed., April 21, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Join North Fulton Improvement Network and a panel of local hospitality representatives from North Fulton for a discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry.
The Blue Jean Ball Auction Needs SWAG!
This year’s Blue Jean Ball is adding a new level of entertainment in the form of a silent and live auction! If you have an item to donate (vacation home, products including but not limited to fashion or art items, or services such as fitness memberships, professional services or home improvement services), this is a great way to showcase your business! Donations of all kinds welcomed. We need time to process all items, so please contact Melody at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com ASAP. And, on the night of the Blue Jean Ball, get ready to bring the bids!
Ribbon Cuttings
NEW DATE:
Grand Reopening of On The Border
Mon., April 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Please join us to welcome back and celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated On The Border Tex-Mex restaurant at 10575 Davis Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009. The ribbon will be cut at 10:30 a.m. on April 26th, 2021. There’s sure to be some great food!
VIP Seating, LLC
Thu., April 29, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Please join us as we gather to celebrate the Grand Opening of VIP Seating's new showroom in the Mansell Crossing Shopping Center (next to North Point Mall). The venue boasts 9000+ square feet of luxury imported event furnishings and décor - from backdrops to charger plates. The ribbon will be cut at 4:15 p.m. There will be giveaways, and food trucks onsite.
Are You Enjoying Your Staples Discount?
Chamber members who link their Staples Rewards account with their Chamber membership enjoy special Chamber partner discounts: 20% off in-store printing and 10% off regularly priced merchandise. Enroll by April 28th, and you can enjoy even bigger discounts during Small Business Week May 2nd – 8th with 30% off in-store printing and 20% off regular purchases!
  1. Enroll in the Staples Reward program: www.staples.com/rewards
  2. Already enrolled in Staples Rewards? Find your Rewards number by a) looking at the top of a Staples receipt, b) giving the phone number associated with the account to a store employee to look up, or c) calling 800-793-3320.
  3. Click HERE to fill out the enrollment form, providing your information and Staples Reward number. Also, the link can always be found in “Member to Member Deals” through your Chamber portal.
  4. Enjoy your discount! Use your Rewards card or associated phone number at checkout.
If you have questions, reach out to Melody at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com.
Staples Discount for Chamber Members
Members of the Chamber of Commerce have access to special partner discounts every time they shop in store. They can save on an assortment of products, from signage to PPE to business essentials and more.

20% off your in-store Print & Marketing Services order:
  • Floor decals, signs and posters
  • Indoor and outdoor banners
  • Disposable menus and more

10% off your in-store purchase of regularly priced items:
  • Safety essentials like face masks, sanitizer and more
  • Office supplies like paper, ink and toner and more
  • Remote furniture like chairs, desks and more

Ready to start saving? Enroll now in Staples Rewards® at staples.com/rewards.

Already a Staples Rewards member? To get your number, login to your account, click Rewards, and then click Rewards Profile to locate your Rewards number or call 800-793-3320 for assistance.

Member Reminder
Members with a June annual renewal date will be receiving their via email this month. If you do not receive your invoice, please check your spam and junk filters. If you still do not see that email, or if your billing representative has changed, please contact CEO Deborah Lanham at Deborah@alpharettachamber.com.
Deadline for eNews! Submissions
The deadline for submission of materials to be considered for inclusion in our weekly eNews! Is 5:00 p.m. each Wednesday. If you have member resources, news or events you would like to report, please forward any information and graphics to Melody Cookson, Member Services Coordinator, at memberservices@alpharettachamber.com.