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Save the Date: 2015 South Metro Development Conference

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) is the brainchild of Michael Hightower the Managing Partner of The Collaborative Firm, a land use planning, program management and real estate development company. The Collaborative Firm has been hosting South Metro Development Outlook since 2002, and it has grown to become the largest conference of its kind in south metropolitan Atlanta. 

Now in its 13th year, the SMDO Conference convenes professionals with an interest in fostering smart growth in the southern crescent, and highlights the City of Atlanta and the following seven counties: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton. SMDO consistently features highly acclaimed speakers providing invaluable information relevant to South Metro’s continued growth and today’s ever changing economy. Other program participants include elected officials from the seven-county region. 

Earlier this year, the 12th Annual SMDO was held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), and the theme was “2014: Gaining Momentum.” It attracted over 500 attendees who listened intensely as highly acclaimed industry experts and government officials provided invaluable information relevant to South Metro’s continued growth in today’s ever changing economy. 

South Metro Development Outlook 2015 will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at GICC, which is located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse in College Park, Georgia.

Early Bird Registration ends December 31, 2014


Contemporary Catering Unveils Thanksgiving Menu. Let Them Do Your Cooking For You!

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost here!  Contemporary Catering encourages you to relax this holiday and let them do your Thanksgiving cooking for you.  They have just released the 2014 Thanksgiving menu.

THIS year, relax with your family  and let usdo the cooking for you!



Select the entire meal to include:  

Choice of Tender,

Whole, Roasted Turkey or Baked Honey Ham

4 Savory Side Dishes

(Choices listed below)

Two Desserts

(Choices listed below)

One Dozen Fresh Baked Yeast Rolls

Gallon of

Sweetened and Unsweetened Iced Tea


$26.50 per person




Select Items “Ala Carte”

Turkey with Gravy &Cranberry Sauce – $59.00

Baked Honey Ham – $54.00


  Turkey and Ham serve 8-10 guests.

Larger sizes are available upon request.  Costs will vary.


Simply Savory Sides!   Cornbread Dressing      Cranberry-Walnut Stuffing

Creamy Mashed Potatoes   Squash Casserole
  Green Bean Casserole or Seasoned Green Beans 

  Sauteed Sweet Corn  or Corn Pudding

Grits & Collards Bake with Bacon

Sweet Potato Souffle  

   Oven Roasted Vegetables

(Additional Sides for $18.95. Serves 6 – 8.)


Delectable Desserts! 

Pumpkin Pie      Apple-Crumb Pie      Pecan Pie

     Peach or Apple Cobbler       Deep, Dark Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cream Pie    Assorted Cookies & Brownies

Red Velvet Cake     Key Lime Pie

Boston Cream Pie 

(Additional Desserts - $18.95.  Serves 6-8.)

(Assorted Cookies and Brownies – $14.50 per dozen)


Additional Gallons of Tea – $6.50 each

Additional Yeast Rolls – $14.50 per dozen

Don’t forget Contemporary Catering for your business or personal Christmas and holiday party, gift baskets and gift certificates!We wish you a safe, blessed

and Happy Thanksgiving, Christmas and holiday season!


Reservations requested no later then Tuesday, November 25  by 12:00 pm. Orders called in after this time cannot be guaranteed. 

Pick up requested on Wednesday, November 26 by 6:00 pm, or delivery available by 6:00 pm for an additional fee.  Delivery fee will be based on area of delivery.

7% sales tax would also apply to all orders and deliveries.

Warrior Restoration Announces New Account Manager

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Warrior Restoration has a new hire among their ranks and are happy to have her!

Julie Eagle is the bright smiling face you will hear on the other end of the line when you call Warrior Restoration’s office!

Julie is a Palmetto native and has lived in Newnan for the past 5 years.  She attended West GA and received a degree in business for her time there. She has the most adorable 5 year old son, Grady.  As of early November she is happily engaged to Chris Schneider!

Julie will be managing all of Warrior Restoration’s master accounts and be first touch on the jobs that come into the office.  Clients will also be hearing from her throughout the mitigation and reconstruction process.  Although she is new to the Warrior team she brings a fresh operations perspective and gearing their company up for another busy winter.


Great Give 2014 – How You Can Help Fayette Students In Need

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Great Give 2014 is the second annual Fayette Chamber Gift Card Drive!

During the season of giving, the chamber invites members and the community to join together to support Fayette County School students who are at risk and in need.  In 2013, the chamber was proud to donate more than $1500 in gift cards to help these students.


Gift cards in any amount or denomination from local big box stores or bank cards.  Monetary donations will also happily be accepted.

Children At Risk in Education (CARE) is an FCBOE student assistance-based program dedicated to reach out to students who need a helping hand.  Each school in Fayette County has a CARE team comprised of administrators, counselors, staff and teachers who identify and address the needs of students in need of support.  Donations to CARE provide non-traditional item needs to student identified by the CARE team as “at risk” or “in need.”

All gift cards or monetary donations will be given directly to the CARE program.  CARE leaders/volunteers will use those donations to purchase specifically identified  items needed by students in the program (all ages and grade levels).

Though some gift items may be purchased, the majority of the donations will be used to purchase non-traditional items such as shoes, socks, underwear, wellness supplies, toiletry items, groceries, clothing, school supplies.

**NO gift card or monetary donation will be given directly to students or their families.  All donations will be used by CARE volunteers to purchase CARE approved items.

Gift cards or monetary donations will be collected at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce through Wednesday, December 10th and specifically at the December B2B Luncheon that day.  CARE Angel Volunteers will be on hand at the December B2B Luncheon to accept chamber donations.   Items purchased by CARE will be distributed to students prior to the December 19th semester break.

Contact Paige Muh 770-461-9983, ext. 204    or email

FCBOE Invitations for Bid – Copy Paper for Warehouse Stock

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

This RFQ can also be located on our website ( under Departments then Purchasing and finally 4-Solicitations & Awards.

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FCBOE Requests Immediate Quote for Hand Dryers

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

FCBOE Purchasing and Procurement Office is a requesting a written quote for the following item for one of their schools. They anticipate ordering 6 to 8 of these dryers. Please provide a quote for this item before close of business Monday, November 17.


Brand name is required and no alternates will be accepted. All quotes should include delivery charges and warranty information. The FCBOE is sales tax exempt.


  • Hand Dryer,White – 30 sec.,13 Amps,108 CFM - Manufacturer Brand Name: WORLD DRYER - Manufacturer Part No: LE1-974A

E-mail all quotes directly to

Small Business & Outstanding Business of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce gives the Small Business of the Year award to a small business nominee who has displayed exemplary planning, operations, and community involvement.  All nominees go through an extensive selection process and are selected by a panel of judges.

Qualifying Criteria: Businesses may nominate themselves or another business for the Small Business of the Year Award.  Nomination DEADLINE:  Friday, November 21, 2014.

To qualify to be a Small Business of the Year nominee, the following criteria must be met:

• Must be a current Fayette Chamber member for a minimum of 1 year
• Business in operation for a minimum of three years
• Must be a for-profit business
• Business has not won this award in the past three years
• 1-50 employees

Each qualifying business will receive application submission instructions and that submission must be completed and returned to the chamber by Friday, December 12, 2014.

 Judging Criteria:

• Sound business performance
• Business growth
• Economic impact
• Chamber and civic involvement


Nominating Deadline –Friday, November 21, 2014
Submission Deadline – Friday, December 13, 2014

CLICK HERE:  sboy nomination form 2014

The selection committee will review all nominations that have been received by the nominating deadline (Friday, Nov. 21, 2014) to ensure that they meet the criteria.  Each qualifying nominated busines will receive application submission instructions to be completed for consideration for the Small Business of the Year Award.

The Chamber also recognizes an Outstanding Business Person of the Year who has shown leadership in business and community roles. This is the most prestigious individual award given by the Fayette County Chamber.

Qualifying Criteria:

o  Must be a member in good standing of Fayette Chamber of Commerce

o  Must own, operate or manage a business or profession in Fayette County.

o   Must have demonstrated unselfish support of the community.

o   Must exhibit a broad range of involvement in community affairs.

Nominations are solicited from the chamber membership and the recipient is selected by a vote by prior recipients of this prestigious award.

Nominating Deadline –  Friday, November 21, 2014

Nomination Form:  OBP_nominationform2014

The 2014 winners will be announced at the Fayette Chamber Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon, on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree Conference Center, Peachtree City.

Clayton State University to Host Second Annual Pop Up Job Shop

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Morrow, Ga., Nov. 12, 2014 – The College of Business at Clayton State University and the campus SHRM Chapter (Society for Human Resource Management) recently hosted their second annual Pop Up Job Shop.


A Pop Up Job Shop is a mini job or internship fair that is major and industry specific — a new twist on the old way of doing job fairs. The employers in attendance were specifically looking to connect with business majors or those closely-related majors. The idea originated in the College of Business along with the assistance, support, and partnership of SHRM.


Often times when recruiters attend large job fairs that are open to all majors and backgrounds, it becomes a scattered attempt to find suitable candidates. In the Pop Up Job Shop, recruiters know in advance that they will primarily interact with business majors or with students that have a specific interest in their industry.


For this Pop Up Job Shop, a total of 12 employers attend. Two of those employers were category giants; Georgia Pacific – Supply Chain Division and Home Depot – Logistics Division. Their primary focus was to recruit Supply Chain Management majors or minors. Both companies interacted with more than 50 Supply Chain, Management, and Marketing majors in a two-hour span of time.


According to Sanford Dennis, career coordinator in the College of Business, the recruiters were very satisfied because the specific focus and specialization of the Pop Up Job Shop translated to an efficient use of their time.  Dennis also notes that, overall, the event was a huge success and plans for the third Pop Up Job Shop are underway.


A unit of the University System of Georgia where dreams are made real, Clayton State University is located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament @ the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel @ Conference Center

Friday, November 7th, 2014
4:00 pm

Cards for a Cause!! Please join Wyndham Peachtree Hotel  for a charity poker tournament and a chance to win great prizes, Sponsored by the Rotary Club and Edward Jones Investments.

All proceeds will benefit Joshua’s Gift, a local charity that helps feed over 200 Fayette County children.

Cost: $50 to play with options to re-buy. Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided.

For more information call:  404-644-7760

Liberty After Hours & Technology Expo

Friday, November 7th, 2014
5:00 pm

Liberty Technology invites the community to their After Hours & Technology Expo.

Enjoy food, cold beverages and tunes, as part of their yearly Customer Appreciation.

3-5pm Private consultations at the Technology Expo (RSVP only 770-229-9424)

5-9pm Liberty After Hours & Technology Expo

Including: Raffle Drawings, Live Music, Local Food Truck, and Toys for Tots community toy drive.


Bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots and be entered to win an iPad compliments of Liberty Technology.


In conjunction with the Griffin Chamber of Commerce & Toys for Tots


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