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Small Business Webinar: Google Analytics 101

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Join us at the chamber on August 26th, from 8:30- 9:30 am for Google Analytics 101, an interactive webinar presented by Tim Zack, Interactive Marketing Director at Red Clay Interactive (view bio).  Designed with needs of small businesses in mind, this webinar will provide attendees with understanding of features available in the Google Analytics tool, how to set the tool up, and how to use the information to achieve their business goals.  Attendees will leave the webinar with applicable knowledge they can implement same-day!

This webinar is part of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Small Business Webinar Series.

Save at Belk’s Chamber Appreciation Day-Tuesday, August 12!

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Belk has long been a champion of the Chamber of Commerce’s pivotal role in the economic vibrancy of our community.  In appreciation of your year-round efforts, Belk would like to recognize your hard work and present an all-day savings pass for all Chamber members.

Plan a visit to Belk in the Fayette Pavilion on Tuesday August 12, and enjoy a special day of savings.  In addition to already GREAT storewide prices, the coupon below allows you to tak an extra 20% off regular and sale-priced items (15% off home and shoes, 10% of Electrics) with LIMITED EXCLUSIONS!  That means you will save on many of your very favorite store brands on this special day just for you!

Belk’s friendly associates are eager to assist you in finding everything you need and want!

Belk Chamber Day - 20% OFF COUPON

Members Invited to Learn How to Do Business with FCBOE

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Ever wondered how your business could become a vendor, supplier, contractor or sub-contractor for the Fayette County School System?  Well, now is the time to find out!  Fayette County Schools are looking to increase school and district purchasing with local businesses.

Learn how YOU can do business with FCBOE and individual schools at this informative training workshop lead by FCBOE purchasing representatives and school bookkeepers.

Topics covered:
Project size & dollar amount
Purchasing authority and decision making
Purchasing volume
Tips to be a successful bidder on a RFP
Important terminology and definitions

All vendor/business categories are invited, including but not limited to:

  • buses/tour services
  • printers
  • janitorial supplies
  • pest control
  • landscaping
  • promotional products
  • t-shirt vendors
  • classroom supplies
  • electrical
  • sports equipment
  • paper
  • plumbing
  • books
  • banking services
  • signs
  • HVAC
  • music instruments
  • office supplies
  • IT equipment and services

SPACE IS LIMITED! Due to the high interest in this event, there is limited space per business category. First come, first served. To attend you must register with Jamie via email or phone 770-461-9983 ext. 203. Once your seat is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation. At this time, no registration will be taken at the door.

Wednesday, August 20
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The Chamber Meeting Place

Learn how to “Maximize Your Chamber Membership”

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Our quarterly “Maximize Your Membership Breakfast” is an opportunity to learn about the four key areas in the chamber:

  • Enhancing Your Leadership
  • Building Your Network
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Impacting Your Community

This event will help new and seasoned Members learn how membership can benefit their business.

Date : Wednesday, August 6th form 8:00 to 9:30 a.m

Location: The Fayette Chamber meeting room

Click here to Register

This event is sponsored by Minuteman Press – Peachtree City


You’re Invited! Summer Finale Gala!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
6:30 pm

You and your guests are invited to a Summer Finale Gala!  Join us as we celebrate the end of  a wonderful Fayette County summer with an international flair.  This World Class Evening will whisk you away on an around-the-world tour… dine on delicious tapas and cocktails representing every continent.  Enjoy celebrating with friends – old and new – and dance the night away to the sounds of a world class band!

It will be an evening to remember!

Gala attire / black tie optional Summer Finale Gala:

A World Class Evening Friday, August 1, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Flat Creek Country Club, Peachtree City

Tickets:  $75 per person PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Tea & Talk-Nonprofit Network meeting Thursday

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Join guest speakers Virginia Gibbs, Sheryl Watford, and Raymonde Neeley as they discuss how you can be a part of the Fayette Vision Plan! teatalk

Thursday, July 17
8:30 am – 10 am
Fayette Chamber’s Meeting Place

Guest Speakers
  • Virginia Gibbs, President and CEO, Fayette Chamber of Commerce
  • Sheryl Watford, Executive Director, Fayette CARE Clinic, Member Fayette Visioning Committee
  • Raymonde Neeley, Coordinator “Delivered!” Music Festival
“Tea and Talk” happens the 3rd Thursday of every other month
July 17
September 18
November 20

Chamber Office Closed on June 23 for Staff Training

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The chamber office will be closed Monday, June 23 for a staff training day.  Thank you for your patience while the staff focuses on ways to continue to enhance member benefits and make the chamber a place that will WOW you!  We will reopen with normal business hours Tuesday, June 24 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Business Spotlight Opportunity in the Chamber’s Community Source!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The chamber is thrilled to partner with The Citizen newspapers again this year to publish our Community Source magazine!

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your business in this official resource and guide to Fayette County!

Space is Limited! Reserve yours now!

For more information, email

Click here to see the digital edition of last year’s 2013/2014 Community Source!  You’ll get a glimpse of this beautiful magazine showing the businesses and quality of life that makes Fayette County great!

2013/2014 Community Source Magazine

2013/2014 Community Source Magazine

Member2Member Seminar: Trends in Small Group Healthplans

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
NEW PROGRAM! Member 2 Member SeminarJoin us for our Inaugural Member 2 Member Seminar-an opportunity for members to receive information and resources about a business topic from another member with expertise in that area. June’s topic is Health & Wellness.

What’s Trending in Small Group Healthplans?

Thursday, June 5

11:30 – 1 p.m.

The Chamber Meeting Place

Free for members.

Lunch will be provided

REGISTER (by June 2)

Now that the Affordable Care Act has rolled out, small businesses have new problems, new opportunities. United Healthcare is among the first to offer partial self-insurance for businesses with more than 5 employees.  With a wellness component, United Healthcare’s All Savers plan has guaranteed multi-year premiums. Learn about how this can work for your business at this presentation and networking lunch sponsored by BeneTrend Advisors, LLC.

Speakers:        Lisa Edmond, United Healthcare

Jack Curtis, Corporate Health Partners

Member2Member Seminars are an opportunity for Fayette Chamber members to showcase their business expertise in a particular industry, field or business topic.  It is not intended as a sales pitch for that member’s products or services.  The Fayette Chamber does not endorse any individual member business or verify the accuracy of the content shared during the seminar.

FREE Webinar: Establish, Protect and Improve Your Business Credit

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Webinar: Establish, Protect and Improve Your Business Credit

Time: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Registration: Click here to register

Cost: Free, but registration is required

 Business Credit Scores: Do You Have One? Do You Need One? You May Be Surprised!
Find out by joining us for our May 20 webinar, “Establish, Protect and Improve Your Business Credit”, presented by Lara O’Connor Hodgson, CEO of NOWaccount.  This webinar is free, but registration is required to attend.

This webinar will cover:

  • The difference between your personal and business credit scores
  • What lenders look at now to approve your business for credit
  • How to establish credit for your small business (and protect your personal credit!)
  • How to build and maintain a strong business credit score
  • How to use your business credit to access cost-effective growth capital of all types
  • How to identify the right type, or types, of capital to meet your business objectives
  • How to quickly improve cash flow to effectively fund increased commercial sales
  • Ways to access your capital when your customers take 30, 60, or even 90 days to pay.

This business development opportunity is brought to you by KBO Payment Processing.


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