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Get Tickets for Midwest Food Bank Dinner & Silent Auction

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

As a faith based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank (MFB) to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to not-for-profits and disaster relief sites at no cost to the recipients.

MFB’s  single biggest Fundraiser each year is their Dinner & Silent Auction.  This year’s event is being held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Midwest Food Bank Warehouse, 220 Parkade Court, Peachtree City.  Guest Speaker is Al Mead, 1988 Paralympic Gold medalist, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, USA Track & Field Georgia Hall of Fame.

Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit Midwest Food Bank Georgia Division.

Invitation:  Midwest Food Bank Dinner Auction — October 18

Also attached is an information paper about the Food Bank….you can share with friends and colleagues so they too can learn about this tremendous organization.MFB Georgia Info Sheet

Tickets are on sale now.  Order tickets online at: http://peachtree.midwestfoodbank.org/home or call the Food Bank office at 770-486-1103 to reserve.

Play in Young Life-Fayette Golf Tourney on October 6th

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

It’s time for the 9th Annual Young Life Golf Tournament to be held Monday, October 6th, 2014 at Braelinn Golf Club.  It’s a fun-filled event with great prizes.  The entry fee of $125 will include lunch and dinner, and a chance to win a car and a golf cart.  See the attached information and signup sheets.  Be sure and reserve early, as we’re expecting a full tournament.  Please help Young Life out and forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested.  Everyone is welcome!  Golfer registration, payment & sponsorship information can be found at: http://fayettecounty.younglife.org/Pages/Golf-Tournament.aspx   or download here:  Young Life Golf Tourney Forms

Support for this event helps ensure that the ministry remains alive and relevant for teens all over Fayette County.  The amount raised from one foursome can be enough to send a teenager, who is looking for direction, to camp for the best week of his or her “young life”.  It will be a  fun filled day of fellowship for all on October 6th where your generosity and presence WILL make a HUGE and POSITIVE difference in our community’s youth!

For more information:  Brenda Andrew  brenda@fayettecounty.younglife.org    or   younglifefayettecounty.org

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS available.

 

What is Young Life?

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.  So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks. We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose. This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.  For more information, check out www.younglife.org

Young Life-Fayette County Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Oct
6
12:00 pm

It’s time for the 9th Annual Young Life Golf Tournament to be held Monday, October 6th, 2014 at Braelinn Golf Club.  It’s a fun-filled event with great prizes.  The entry fee of $125 will include lunch and dinner, and a chance to win a car and a golf cart.  See the attached information and signup sheets.  Be sure and reserve early, as we’re expecting a full tournament.  Please help Young Life out and forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested.  Everyone is welcome!  Golfer registration, payment & sponsorship information can be found at: http://fayettecounty.younglife.org/Pages/Golf-Tournament.aspx   or download here:  Young Life Golf Tourney Forms

Support for this event helps ensure that the ministry remains alive and relevant for teens all over Fayette County.  The amount raised from one foursome can be enough to send a teenager, who is looking for direction, to camp for the best week of his or her “young life”.  It will be a  fun filled day of fellowship for all on October 6th where your generosity and presence WILL make a HUGE and POSITIVE difference in our community’s youth!

For more information:  Brenda Andrew  brenda@fayettecounty.younglife.org    or   younglifefayettecounty.org

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS available.

 

What is Young Life?

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.  So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks. We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose. This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.  For more information, check out www.younglife.org

Walk to End Alzheimer’s of the Southern Crescent

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Oct
4
12:00 am

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s of the Southern Crescent

Date: October 4, 2014
Location: Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
201 McIntosh Trail
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Route Length: 3.1 miles
Coordinator: Emily Richter
Phone: 404-728-6059
Learn more about our 2014 Walk Planning Committee.

General Information

Where do the funds go?
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Do I have to register in order to Walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Do I need to register my children for Walk?
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.

Does every walker get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $200. Unless otherwise communicated, T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day.

How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising Web page?
Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising Web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take 1-2 weeks to show up on your Web page.

Event Specifics

Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on walk day?
We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Depending on the Walk location rules, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.

What happens if it rains?
Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.

We need volunteers! Know anyone who might be interested in helping us on the day of the event?
We need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, registration, water stops, promise garden, the T-shirt tent and so much more. All interested volunteers should visit our volunteers page for more information about event day roles and responsibilities.

How do I get a Promise Garden flower?
On Walk day, you will receive a wristband. Each registered walker with a wristband will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.

  • Blue represents someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • Purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.
  • Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
  • Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

Where will Walk day team photos be posted?
Following the event, we will post a link here to share all of the Walk day photos with you.

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page, the Website help page or contact:

Coordinator: Emily Richter

 Phone: 404-728-6059

Thank you for all you do in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

 

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

7th Annual PTC International Festival & Rotary Dragon Boat Races

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Sep
27
9:00 am

Peachtree City is hosting the 7th Annual International Festival & Rotary Dragon Boats Races

Enjoy the thrill of dragon boat races on Lake McIntosh and enjoy a taste of culture, food, and art from around the world. The objective is to raise awareness of our cultural diversity and increase interest in international commerce through the interaction of the community, business and the arts.

This year’s festivities will be held at an exciting NEW location:  Lake McIntosh at the end of TDK Blvd.

Food tastings & Live Music, Family Fun & Dragon Boat Races

Brought to the community by Peachtree City Convention & Visitor’s Bureau & The Rotary Club of Peachtree City

Golden Dragon Sponsors:  The Citizen   Coweta Fayette EMC

Gold Sponsors:  Golf Rider Golf Cars   Hella, Inc.  Minuteman Press of PTC   Uniglobe Accent Travel

Silver Sponsors:   1-800-GOT JUNK?

Proceeds of the Dragon Boat Races will benefit The Breast Cancer Survivors Network.

www.ptcdragonboats.org

Chamber Members Bring Alzheimer’s Awareness Movie to Community

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

A group of chamber members have worked together to offer an Alzheimer’s Awareness movie event to the community.

On Saturday, September 20th, at NCG Cinemas in Sharpsburg, the movie, The Genius of Marian, will be presented.  The film  follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer’s as her son, the filmmaker, documents her struggle to hand on to a sense of self.  This moving personal narrative paints an intimate family portrait that explores the heartbreak of Alzheimer’s disease, the power of art, and the meaning of family.

There will be a panel discussion following the movie with Robert M. Goldberg J.D., Alfonso Martinex Ph.D. and Sharon Brooks L.C.S.W.

Admission is $5.00.   All proceeds go to the Georgia Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

This movie event is brought to our community by Hope Memory Care CenterRobert M. Goldberg & Associates, and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

Saturday September 20, 2014, 9:00 – 11:45 a.m. at NCG Cinema‘s in Sharpsburg.

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.

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

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