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Who Is Exhibiting at Expo – Fayette County’s Largest Tradeshow?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

More than 100 of the best businesses and organizations you can find in Fayette will be at the 2014 Community Expo.

Tuesday, September 23

3-7 p.m.

New Hope Baptist Church-SOUTH Campus
1563 Joel Cowan Parkway (Corner or GA Hwys. SR74 and SR 85)

Want to see who will be there?  Click here for the 2014 Community Expo Exhibitors List

Come to Expo! Hear Mike Vigil & Adalene Invite You to Join Us Sept. 23rd!

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Hear Mike Vigil and Adalene invite you to come to Expo on September 23rd!  Here is the spot currently running on WEKS 92.5 The Bear!

Leadership Fayette Class of 2014 Graduates

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce honored the Leadership Fayette Class of 2014 at a luncheon and graduation ceremony on August 21.  The class was comprised of Fayette County business and community leaders who participated in the eight month leadership program designed to increase their knowledge and awareness of how our community works and build relationships between local leaders.  The program highlighted the inter-dependencies between sectors of the local economy and the interrelationships of local issues, challenges and opportunities.

LF Graduation Press Release

Leadership Fayette Class of 2014 Graduates:

David Barlow, Fayette County Commissioner
Wende Blumberg, Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree
Debbie Britt, Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Richard Buchanan, SouthCrest Bank
Charlie Cave, WEKS 92.5 The Bear
Cheryl Curtis, Merrill Lynch
Lance Hochhauser, Lindsey Law Firm, PC
Victoria Hughes, Comcast Spotlight
Alan Jones, City of Fayetteville Fire Chief
Whitt Jones, Paraclete Realty Inc.
Cindy Kelly, Heritage Bank
Steven Lawrence, Georgia Power
Cindy Manning, Manning, Levine & Marlow, LLP
Michael Mumper, Association for Village PRIDE
Judiffier Pearson, Clayton State University Small Business Development Center
Scott Pitts, City of Fayetteville Police Chief
Emily Poole, Fayette County Development Authority
Tim Price, CPA
Erin Roberson, Peeples Elementary School
Marlin Seay, Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Paul Schultz, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Peggy Thomas, Club Z! In Home Tutoring Services
Sarah Trowbridge, Fayette County Public Library
Joyce Waits, City of Fayetteville-Main Street

Leadership Fayette Sponsors for 2014:

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
The Rotary Club of Peachtree City
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Camp Southern Ground
Truett’s Luau
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit-Fayetteville
A Healthy Appetite
SouthCrest Bank
This Is It Bar-B-Q & Seafood Event Center

Five Fayette Chamber Members Make Inc. 5000 List

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Inc. Magazine has named its list of the top 5000 fastest growing private companies in the United States and FIVE Fayette Chamber members have made the list!   CONGRATULATIONS for being named to the Inc. 5000 list:

SAWTST   (2613)

Liberty Technology  (2999)

NAECO  (3184)

Morris/Hardwick/Schneider & Landcastle Title  (3536)

Aventure Aviation  (4098)

A link to the entire INC. 5000 List is available here:  Inc. 5000 List

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 jamie@FayetteChamber.org 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
MinutemanPress

 

You’re Invited! Summer Finale Gala!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Aug
1
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
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