Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 3121 7
T he Chamber Insider

Monthly Newsletter: April 2018


Upcoming Chamber Events

Ribbon Cutting 

Lofts at Capricorn
Thursday, April 5
12:00 P.M. 
520 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Saturday, April 7
10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Mercer Innovation Center
1624 College Street

Thursday, April 12 
5:30-7:00 P.M.
Antebellum on Arlington
684 Arlington Place

Ribbon Cutting 
Ingleside Beard & Barber
Friday, April 13
4:00 P.M.
2389 Ingleside Avenue

Key Employment Law Updates
Wednesday, April 18
1 Hour Credit of HRCI

Improving the Education & Workforce  Pipeline
Monday, April 23
11:30 A.M.
Middle Georgia State University
Robert F. Hatcher Conference Center
100 University Parkway

Ribbon Cutting
Strayer University
Tuesday, May 8
4:00 P.M.
520 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Ribbon Cutting
Fidelity Bank
Tuesday, May 15
4:00 P.M.

4290 Hartley Bridge Road


For more information about any of our
upcoming events, please call 478-621-2000
New Members
1st Choice Emergency & Safety
43Tech, LLC
African Specialty Imports
Aspen Dental
Georgia Crowdfund, Inc.
Goo - Goo 3 Minute Express Wash
JCAB Wholesale
Lofts at Capricorn
Mr. Appliance of Macon
Rhythm N Jazz Foundation
Strayer University
Tifiko Enterprise, LLC

Cornerstone Level

A Message from the President
Each year we produce an Annual Report celebrating our successes from the previous year and looking forward to the great things to come. Our most recent report will be available very soon, be sure to pick up a copy at the next event you attend! You can also find the Annual Report in the April/May edition of Macon Magazine.
As you look through the report, it is evident that the Chamber is exceedingly busy hosting networking events, leading award winning programs, implementing workforce readiness initiatives, and partnering with other business and community organizations to ensure that Macon-Bibb remains successful in their endeavors.

One of the driving factors that allow us to be successful in these endeavors is our Total Resource Campaign. Thanks to the support of our members, we are able to continue and enhance the events and programs you have helped to grow, like Business After Hours, State of the Community, Leadership Macon and Young Professionals Network. We have also been able to see enormous success from the launch of our most recent programs, Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Start-up Land and The Leader in Me.

This year's campaign recently kicked off, and our campaign volunteers are doing an outstanding job! They will be hitting the pavement in the coming weeks to offer you the opportunity to be more involved with the Chamber. There are so many ways to be involved. I sincerely hope you will consider participating in this campaign that will assist the Chamber in creating bigger and better experiences for businesses in Middle Georgia. If you would like to be contacted about sponsorship opportunities, please let us know.

Mike Dyer
President & CEO
            Annual Report 

YEA! Investor Panel Event This Saturday

       Business After Hours
Sponsored By

Thursday, April 12
5:30-7:00 P.M.
Arlington Place

 Advance $10  
Future Member

We Know a Rock Star
   Meet Shane Gottwals 
The Chamber and  Macon Economic Development Commission would like to congratulate Shane Gottwals of  Gottwals Books for being named one of four Georgia Small Business Rock Stars, awarded by the  Georgia Department of Economic Development and the  GEDA. Join us in congratulating Shane and his family for the tremendous job they do and for the recognition from our state partners during Georgia's Small Business Week. Click here to learn more.

{Click on link to view full press release}

If your business is interested in interns, Mercer University is hosting an Internship Matching Fair on April 11. Click here to learn more about their internship program. 

Founder of Forbes-Recognized Chocolate Company Is Middle Georgia State's First "Good Business" Lecture Series Speaker, you're invited to attend on April 12. Click here for more details. 

Kindred Hospice and Coliseum Health System is pleased to collaborate for the 4th Annual Suicide Awareness and Prevention Symposium to the Middle Georgia Community on April 12. Click here for all details and registration.

Generational Child Care is hosting Macon's First Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Fair on April 13. Click  here to learn more.

The AARP is sponsoring a Women's Empowerment Luncheon at the Tubman Museum on April 13. Click here to learn more.

The Tri-County EMC's Operation Roundup Scholarship applications must be submitted by April 15th. Click here for more information and to see the application. 

The Central Georgia Council for Boy Scouts, Scoutreach District is hosting a   Benefit and Business Social on April 19. Contact Tori Bryant at 478-832-2421 to attend. 

In honor of April being Autism Awareness Month, Central Georgia Autism invites you to Cocktails and Cupcakes on April 26.

Relay For Life will be on Friday, April 27. Click  here to learn more.

Middle Georgia State University is hosting a golf tournament on April 30, and all proceeds from the event benefit the Knight's athletic programs. Click here to learn more and register.

The Boys and Girls Club of Central Georgia is hosting Dinner on the Diamond May 30. Click here to register to attend and to learn how you can sponsor this event. 

The Macon Centreplex welcomes you to Paw Patrol Live!: The Great Pirate Adventure in July, click here to learn more.

Coliseum Medical Centers announces incoming Residency Classes, click  here to learn more.

If you know high school students interested in working as a Youth Apprentice next school year, click  here to learn about opportunities.

The Robins Air Force Base released their Economic Impact Statement after their recent State of the Base luncheon, read more here.

The Bibb County School District recently received notification of exciting news, click here to learn more.

Carlyle Place, Navicent Health announced its partnership with service organization A Hand to Hold to provide additional benefits to Carlyle Place campus residents and Carlyle Place At Home members. Click  here to learn more.
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Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217 
  Telephone: (478) 621-2000 
 Fax: (478) 621-2021

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