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Fayette FACTOR Collaborative Meeting-Monday, August 25

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Aug
25
11:30 am

August FACTOR Collaborative Meeting Reminder

Monday, August 25th

Grace Evangelical Church 164 Flat Creek Trl. Fayetteville

11:30 am lunch & networking begins- program starts at noon.

September is National Preparedness Month

GEMA’s (Georgia Emergency Management Agency) Ready Georgia campaign (www.ready.ga.gov) is focusing during National Preparedness Month on important on steps that individuals, families, businesses and communities should take to prepare for any emergency,

Guest speaker, Lisa Janak Newnan, Public Affairs Officer from GEMA will share important information for the families FACTOR serves and for safety preparedness.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 22nd for an accurate lunch and materials count.  770-716-2797   or www.fayettefactor.org

Diva’s Half Marathon Needs Volunteers

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Volunteers are needed for the most glamorous running event in the world – the Diva’s Half Marathon and 5K, in Peachtree City on Saturday September 6, 2014. Pink is the official color for the weekend, and you’ll definitely see lots of it at the Divas race as women (both participants and volunteers) join in on this unforgettable fitness weekend, complete with an expo, race, and a live concert at the Fred featuring Bret Michaels.

Volunteers are needed to set up water stations, as well as tiara and feather boa stations, and to cheer on race participants. Individuals who would like to volunteer are encouraged to contact DIVAS Volunteer Coordinator, Ana Aguilera at 305-254-8606. Potential volunteers can also visit   http://www.doitsports.com/volunteer2/jobs-by-date.tcl?event_id=217510.

As an added incentive the DIVAS organization will offer a donation to groups of volunteers, which is a great way to earn money for local clubs and organizations.

For further questions about the event, or how to get involved, contact the Peachtree City CVB at 678-216-0282 or email info@visitpeachtreecity.com

 

EAT MORE CHICKEN! …and Support Fayette County Education Foundation!

Friday, July 18th, 2014
Truett’s Luau is supporting professional development for Fayette County teachers and academic achievement of students this summer!
These two Chick-fil-A locations are hosting a SPIRIT DAY Thursday, July 31 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to benefit the Fayette County Education Foundation.  When you stop by for lunch, milkshakes or a snack, simply tell the cashier that you are there to support the Foundation and a portion of your purchase will be credited to supporting teachers and students in Fayette!

 

Support Fayette County Schools, Teachers & Students!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

FCBOE is planning its annual New Teacher Induction, July 28-30.  During these days, more than 100 new teachers will receive a welcome orientation and training before the school year begins in August.  FCBOE relies heavily on donations from local businesses to assist with making this orientation a special time for their new teachers.

FCBOE is asking the Fayette business community to consider assistance in the following ways:

1.  Gift card donations of $10 or more.  During orientation, teachers are periodically awarded door prizes.  The goal is to give door prizes such as gift cards that can be used in Fayette County and support Fayette County businesses.

2.  Monetary donations of $50 or more.  Orientation is three full days and lunch is supplied for the new teachers.  Monetary donations will assist in covering the cost of these meals.

If you or your business would like to help in either of these ways, please contact Becky Garcia at FCBOE:  garcia.becky@mail.fcboe.org or contact Paige at the chamber:  paige@FayetteChamber.org

 

Mark Your Calendar: Cancer Wellness 5K Walk August 23rd

Monday, July 14th, 2014
Aug
23
9:00 am

Mark Your Calendar.

The Cancer Wellness 5K Walk will take place on Saturday, August 23rd from 9:00 to 12:00.  Fundraiser for the Thomas F.Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center.

The Southern Credit Union is sponsoring the 4th Annual Cancer Wellness Walk for Piedmont Fayette and Newnan Hospital’s Cancer Wellness Center at Drake Field in Peachtree City.  All money raised will go toward Cancer Wellness programs at both Piedmont Fayette and Piedmont Newnan Hosptials. We will also be having free skin cancer screenings.
Register Here.

Fayette Visioning Initiative- PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Fayette citizens and stakeholders are invited to attend the next Fayette Visioning public meeting Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree to learn further details about the action items and goals set forth in the vision plan.  Committee members will present a plan overview in a large group session.  Immediately following, small group breakout sessions will be held where citizens can meet directly with steering committee members to talk in detail about each focus area, corresponding action items, learn how to get engaged in the process and ask any questions about the process and future implementation plan.

The Fayette Visioning Initiative is a diverse group of Fayette County business and community leaders who have come together to lead the community through a process to create a five year vision plan for Fayette County.  Further information about the visioning process, the complete Vision Plan document, the list of Steering Committee members, and other important process documentation can be found at www.FayetteVision.org.  Email info@FayetteVision.org to join the mailing list or request a visioning speaker for your group or organization.

Opportunity for Chamber Members to Sponsor and Exhibit Back 2 School Expo

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

FACTOR is co-sponsoring a Back to School Expo for families August 2nd at the
Stonewall Government Complex.  Immunizations and screening for all ages of
children/youth/college students will be available, as well as many other
important informational sign up opportunities for parents to get their kids
ready to start  school August 7th.

The current co-hosts of this event along with FACTOR:Back to School Expo flyer
Fayette Co Health Department
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Fayette Co School System
Macaroni Kid

We would like to share this opportunity with Chamber members in two ways:
An opportunity for them to be a vendor at the event and to help us get the word out to families they know that the expo is taking place and will help them get their kids ready for a successful year in school!

To read more about this great opportunity click here.

Registration form click here.

 

 

Chamber Members Help Bring Fabulous 4th of July Festivities to PTC!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The 4th of July is always a big day in Peachtree City, but 2014 will be even better.   With help from Fayette Chamber members Minuteman Press- PTCAT&T, The Southern Credit Union, Webb Wade & Taylor  you can enjoy a fabulous new community event this 4th of July.

4th Fest at City Hall Plaza will feature live music by “This Side Up” and “Second Chance.”  Activities will include a rock climbing wall, inflatables, face painting, contests, public safety demonstrations, food vendors, local nonprofit organizations, and much more!  The event will be held from 5:00 to 9:00.  Fireworks will begin at dusk.

We are so grateful to the Fayette Chamber members for sponsoring the festivities.

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Support Fayette’s Schools and Students; Join the Transportation Team

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Are you looking for a meaningful way to support the county’s school system and its students?

School bus drivers serve as important role models for the children of our community. A school bus is an extension of the classroom, with drivers typically being the first point of contact students and parents have with the school system in the mornings, and the last representatives to see them home in the evenings.

The Fayette County Public School System is in the process of expanding its pool of school bus drivers for the upcoming school year. No previous experience driving a bus or large vehicle is required. The school system provides training to candidates whose Motor Vehicle Report (MVR or driving history) and criminal background check turn up no problems that would prevent them from driving a school bus or working around children. The next training class will begin July 7.

All new hires must start out as substitute drivers before being considered for a full-time position. Substitutes cover routes for full-time drivers when they are absent or sick.

Driving a school bus is a part-time job, requiring two hours in the morning and two and one half hours in the afternoon. Full-time drivers are eligible for health, dental, life, and long and short term insurance benefits, as well as sick leave time.

Anyone interested in becoming a substitute school bus driver should apply online as soon as possible by visiting the school system’s website, www.fcboe.org. There is link in the middle of the page for the online application.

For additional information, contact Driver Trainer Dawn Wiley, 770-460-3535, ext. 166.busdriver

Cleveland Elementary PTO Needs Donations

Monday, June 9th, 2014

In the past the  Cleveland Elementary PTO held fundraisers and created an outdoor classroom. The Cleveland Elementary Courtyard is in need of new coverings to provide shade for students, teachers,and staff.  This project will turn current unusable space into an exciting area suitable for outside learning and activities.  The school’s students and families have raised $20,000 of their $27,500 goal.  They would like you to be a part of this exciting improvement to the school.

The larger supporters will receive a banner hung in your honor or a plaque in the courtyard recognizing your generous support.  Any donations would be tax deductible.

If you are interested in supporting Cleveland Elementary, please contact Matt Keahey at keahey-matthew@hotmail.com or directly at 678-642-0952

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