Latest Chamber Blog News

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.


FREE SEMINAR: Deceptive Employment: Fraud in Our Community

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Chamber members, the public  and all Fayette County business owners are invited to attend a seminar at the chamber titled: Deceptive Employment:  Fraud in Our Community

The seminar will focus on current fraud trends in the Fayetteville/ Fayette County area and will provide people and businesses with information about how to combat fraud.

Fayetteville Police Lieutenant Mike Whitlow will be presenting the information and Special Agent Daryl Greenberg of the United States Postal Inspection Service will be a guest speaker.

RSVP is requested.  For more information, please contact the Chamber at (770) 461-9983 or Lieutenant Mike Whitlow at (770) 719-4222.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

FREE Webinar! How to Hire, Train & Retain Top Talent

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

FREE SMALL BUSINESS WEBINAR at the Chamber!*made possible through the Georgia Chamber

Thursday, April 24
8:30-9:30 a.m
The Chamber Meeting Place

FREE for members

It is essential that businesses of all sizes, especially those relying on customer service and quality strategies, hire and retain a highly talented staff.  But how does a small business, often without the resources that the big guys have, select the right team?

This small business focused webinar will be presented by Dr. Jody Bradham, Executive Consultant with TalentQuest, a talent management firm.

  • Understand ways to fine-tune your selection process to make most effective use of limited resources
  • Stock your tool kit: available resources to support your candidate evaluation efforts
  • Now you’ve got them, how do you keep them?  Building employee loyalty

Bring your breakfast and spend the morning at the chamber learning how to build one of your business’ most important assets!

Take Fayette Civic Health Survey Conducted by Leadership Fayette

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The Leadership Fayette Class of 2014 is working on a class project regarding the civic health of Fayette County.  To gather information for this project, they are conducting a brief survey of Fayette County citizens. This survey is intended to gauge levels of civic engagement in the county and to help identify potential ways to increase civic engagement.

Although this survey is also sponsored by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Fayette 2014 class, it is separate from the “Fayette Visioning Survey” recently conducted by Market Street.

Responses are completely anonymous and will help the Leadership Fayette class evaluate Fayette County in comparison to the results of the Georgia Civic Health Index study.


B2B Luncheon WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

This week’s Chamber News incorrectly listed the date for next week’s B2B Luncheon.

The actual luncheon date is WEDNESDAY, April 9, 201411:30 a.m.
The Chamber Meeting Place


New Format!

B2B Luncheons provide amped up strategic networking over lunch. Only have time for a quick bite? Make the most of your lunch break by dining with us.

Wendy Kinney joins us for the FIRST month of a 6 month series covering “Bulls-Eye Networking” where you will learn how to turn business cards into money.

Bulls-Eye Networking:
-Learn how to make first conversations memorable
-Identify systems to move from hand-shake to recognition
-Determine ways to encourage acquaintances to think about you
-Find out why associates don’t refer you
-See how easy it is to make yourself credible
-Acquire new clients from advocate endorsements
-Ramp up networking skills, not just activity
…….and MORE!

Online registration: $10
At the Door: $15

*(Reimbursement of online registration will be given with 48 hour notice of cancelation. With less than 48 hour notice: Seats are transferrable but not refundable)

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