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A Publication of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Volume 13

October 2013

Chamber Unveils New Website

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OFFICERS Chairman..................................................................................Randy Gravley WLJA 101.1 FM/Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine Chair-Elect...................................................................................... Lewis Cline Bank of North Georgia Vice-Chair Community Relations..........................................................Jeff Rusbridge Dyer & Rusbridge, P.C. Vice-Chair Economic & Small Business Dev...........................................Jason Nelms Everlast Synthetic Products Vice-Chair Chamber Services................................................................ Rick Whiteside Corblu Ecology Group, LLC Past Chair................................................................................. Thomas Heard Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority

DIRECTORS Brian Aaron.................................................. Woodstock Furniture Outlet Kyle Bennett.................................Woodstock Office of Economic Dev. Mandy Chapman....................................................Roytec Industries, Inc. Dee Dee Doeckel............................ Chattahoochee Technical College Rod Drake........................................................... Georgia Power Company Susan Filiberto................................................................................Individual Chuck Flagg.......................................................................... Cruise Holidays Doug Foley................................................................... Center Cut Catering Shelia Garrison...............................................................................Individual Steve Garrison, Jr.......................................................Canton Tire & Wheel Rick Ingram................................................Community & Southern Bank Rick Kononen..................................................................................Individual Joan McFather................................................................. Retired Educatior George Olney.................................................Kennesaw State University Jamie H. Pritchett, CPA............................... North GA CPA Services, PC Julianne Rivera.........................................................Keller Williams Realty Jo Ellen Wilson........................................................... Reinhardt University

The Chamber unveiled its new website & logo during the September Good Morning Cherokee networking breakfast. The website, designed in-house in partnership with the Chamber’s member data software company, remains under the domain name www.CherokeeChamber.com. continued inside

STAFF Pamela W. Carnes, GCCE............................................. President & CEO Vicky Tucker............................................ Vice-President of Operations Kelly Berryhill................. Business & Consumer Services Specialist Katie Bishop..................................Education & Workforce Specialist Gini Mizelle...................................................................... Events Manager Nichole Parks....................................................... Membership Manager Paula Willliams........................................... Communications Manager


Chamber Unveils New Website, continued “The site continues to provide information for businesses, residents and visitors to our community yet with an updated look and user-friendly feel,” remarked Randy Gravley, WLJA 101.1 FM/Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine and 2013 Chamber Chair. The new logo, part of the organization’s rebranding campaign, features the tagline: connecting-creatingcultivating. These three words stress the importance of the organization’s focus on connecting business and community, creating business viability and value, and cultivating member engagement. The former logo and tagline, Where Metro Meets the Mountains, will be retained for use in ongoing tourism promotion. “We are excited about marketing our new logo and tagline which were developed by the Chamber’s creative professional staff,” added Mr. Gravley. “The logo reflects Cherokee County and its communities working together in unison.”

New Features of the Website: The New Membership Application easily found on the front page of the Chamber’s site makes it easier than ever for businesses to join the Chamber and pay with credit card. The application works seamlessly with the Chamber’s membership management software allowing for immediate inclusion in the online Business Directory as soon as the membership has been accepted. The members will also be featured in the New Member Feed located throughout the new site. The Business Directory is also more prominently displayed on the new site so visitors will have no problem finding information on Chamber member businesses. The Member’s Only section of the site allows creation of a user name and password so member information can always be up-to-date and invoices can be paid online. Registering for Chamber events will also be easier with an enhanced Events Calendar & a new Featured Event Feed located on the front page and right side bar throughout the site. The event feed instantly displays member events on the site while providing easy-to-use registration and payment processing as well as allowing members to share the event using their social media account. Also new to the site is Website Advertising on both the front page and interiors page of the website, and opportunities for you to include a Testimonial on what the Chamber has done for your business. Email your testimonial to Pam@CherokeeChamber.com.

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For more information contact Paula Williams at 770-345-0400 or Paula@CherokeeChamber.com for more information or to secure your ad space.


March 21 - September 16

The Velvet Cloak Resale & Consignment Store Nonprofit Organization

Canton DDA - Canton Theatre Nonprofit Organization (Governmental)

Kinetix Health Club Health / Fitness

Event Wise Catering Catering Services, Restaurant

Latini’s Italian Market & Deli Restaurant

ERB Industries, Inc. Manufacturer

Impact Events of Atlanta Party / Event Planning

Canton Wellness Center Chiropractors

Protect All Pest Control Pest Control

Cherokee County Aquatic Center Government – County

MUST Ministries Nonprofit Organization

Integrated Financial Advisory Financial Planning, Insurance


March 21 - September 16

Health & Life Strategies Insurance

Canton Counseling Counseling Services

MOJO Productions, Inc. Marketing / Graphic Design

CRPA – Blankets Creek Bike Trails Government - County

iCare Bucks, LLC Advertising / Marketing

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta Shopping Center

Les Bon Temps Louisiana Kitchen Restaurant

Advanced Dental Restorations, LLC Dentists

Zaxby’s Restaurant

The Goddard School at Prominence Point Private Schools, Child Care Center

Piolax Corporation Manufacturers - Auto Parts

Trotter & Patel Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Orthodontists, Dentists (Pediatric)


March 21 - September 16

Fashion Attitudes Consignments Retail Consignment Shop

American Family Care Health Care

Thomas Electrical Solutions Electrical Contractor

Strategic HRD, LLC Management Consulting Services

Loudermilk for Congress Individual

Cagle’s Family Farm – The Corn Maize Tourism

Practically Perfect Day Spa & Salon Day Spa & Salon

Omega Learning Woodstock Educational Services

Northside Hospital Cherokee - Towne Lake Medical Office Building Medical Offices

Family Life Publications Publishing / Community Magazine


Congratulations to the following members who joined the Chamber from March 21-September 16. Please take the time to welcome and patronize them. Advanced Dental Restorations, LLC Dr. Emily Chen 1505 Stone Bridge Pkwy, Suite 220 Woodstock, GA 30189-8252 Phone: (678) 810-0881 Classification: Dentists

Beers Housing, Inc. Chad Beers P.O. Box 385 Woodstock, GA 30188-0385 Phone: (770) 485-3631 Classification: Property Preservation / Repairs

Allstate - Billy Johnson Insurance Billy Johnson 4595 Towne Lake Pkwy, Bldg 300 Suite 230 Woodstock, GA 30189-5514 Phone: (770) 516-4011 Classifications: Insurance, Financial Services

Bruce Thompson For State Senate Bruce Thompson P.O. Box 2072 Adairsville, Georgia 30103-9072 Phone: (770) 546-7565 Classification: Political Candidate

Allstate Insurance - The Bray Agency Lori Bray 113 Mountain Brook Dr, Suite 100 Canton, GA 30115-9057 Phone: (770) 345-1747 Classification: Insurance

Camp Bow Wow Kris Sigman 12916 Hwy 92, Suite C Woodstock, GA 30188-4538 Phone: (770) 675-3445 Classification: Pet Services

American Book Company Hanna Pintozzi 103 Executive Dr Woodstock, GA 30188-5582 Phone: (770) 928-2834 Classification: Educational Publishing

Canton Counseling Kristen Fraser 310 Paper Trail Way Canton, GA 30115-5204 Phone: (678) 880-4645 Classification: Counseling Services

American Family Care Felicia Fortune 2147 Riverchase Office Rd Hoover, AL 35244-1836 Phone: (205) 403-8902 Classification: Health Care

Canton Magazine Regina Gulick 5503 Union Hill Rd Alpharetta, GA 30004-2335 Phone: (404) 606-0797 Classification: Publishing / Community Magazine

Atkins Robert Bartlett, PE 1600 River Edge Pkwy NW Atlanta, GA 30328-4601 Phone: (770) 933-0280 Classification: Engineers

Canton Main Street Program, Inc. Bill Grant 198 North St Canton, GA 30114-2727 Phone: (678) 880-1922 Classification: Nonprofit Organization (Governmental)

Barefoot Decks, LLC Bob Ward 1505 Kings Rd Marietta, GA 30062-2208 Phone: (770) 421-8009 Classification: Residential Construction

Canton Smiles Dentistry Valerie Dangler-Ferro 1425 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 200 Canton, GA 30114-5611 Phone: (770) 479-0600 Classification: Dentists

Barrel and Barley, LLC Zach Yurchuck 9010 Main St Woodstock, GA 30188-3725 Phone: (404) 234-5589 Classification: Growler Shop

Canton Wellness Center Dr. Chris Meiners 1558 Marietta Hwy, Suite 100 Canton, GA 30114-3663 Phone: (770) 720-4090 Classification: Chiropractors

Bealls Outlet Johna Olner 1439 Riverstone Pkwy Canton, GA 30114-5623 Phone: (678) 493-2935 Classification: Retail Department Store

Capital Bankcard Chris Ollila 3097 Heatherbrook Trace Canton, GA 30114-6607 Phone: (678) 986-2281 Classification: Credit Card Processing

State Representative John Carson 3605 Sandy Plains Rd, Suite 240 - 123 Marietta, GA 30066-3068 Phone: (404) 575-2785 Classification: Individual Cheeseburger Bobby’s Robert Stoll 2295 Towne Lake Pkwy, Suite 100 Woodstock, GA 30189-5520 Phone: (678) 494-3200 Classification: Restaurant Color Applications, Inc. Robert Morris 9898 Hwy 92, Suite 240 Woodstock, GA 30188-6415 Phone: (770) 591-1110 Classification: Painting Contractors Dogwood Growlers Ernesto Guzman 6215 Bells Ferry Rd, Suite 500 Acworth, GA 30102-5436 Phone: (404) 981-2739 Classification: Growler Shop Dress Barn #1243 Renae Haynes 915 Ridgewalk Pkwy, Suite D - 405 Woodstock, GA 30188-4896 Phone: (770) 926-4884 Classification: Retail Ladies Clothing Dress Barn #711 Analia Murray 132 Woodstock Square, #420 Woodstock, GA 30189-6500 Phone: (678) 445-0008 Classification: Retail Ladies Clothing Dwight Pullen For State Senate Dwight Pullen 5071 Rebels Run Canton, GA 30114-8051 Phone: (770) 605-0935 Classification: Political Candidate Eisenstein Orthodontics April Dawson 295 Molly Lane, Suite 140 Woodstock, GA 30189-3761 Phone: (770) 928-9227 Classification: Orthodontists Elizabeth Nelson, LPC, CACII Elizabeth Nelson 611 East Main St Canton, GA 30114-2807 Phone: (404) 993-3132 Classifications: Counseling Services, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling


NEW MEMBERS, continued ERA Sunrise Realty - Lisa Woodruff Lisa Woodruff 192 Spring Lake Lane Canton, GA 30115-7771 Phone: (404) 583-5220 Classification: Real Estate Agents & Brokers

Graphic Media Solutions, LLC Sally Stabile 151 Fleet Dr Villa Rica, GA 30180-1089 Phone: (770) 783-7902 Classification: Printing Services

Les Bon Temps Louisiana Kitchen Adam Kimball 248 Gilmer Ferry Rd Ball Ground, GA 30107-2906 Phone: (678) 454-0073 Classification: Restaurant

ERB Industries, Inc. Allison Floyd 1 Safety Way Woodstock, GA 30188-1677 Phone: (770) 926-7944 Classification: Manufacturers

Healing Hands Youth Ranch Jennifer Simonis 114 Addington Lane Waleska, GA 30183-2662 Phone: (770) 633-4451 Classification: Nonprofit Organization

State Representative Edward Lindsey 1150 Angelo Ct NE Atlanta, GA 30319-1044 Phone: (404) 264-1500 Classification: Individual

Family Life Publications Janet Ponichtera 150 North St, Suite A Canton, GA 30114-2725 Phone: (770) 213-7095 Classifications: Advertising, Publishing / Community Magazine

Hill & Hill Financial, LLC Holly Hill 406 Creekstone Ridge Woodstock, GA 30188-3740 Phone: (770) 672-0402 Classification: Retirement / Financial Planning

Fashion Attitudes Consignment Sunny Green 122 Riverstone Pkwy Canton, GA 30114-0000 Phone: (678) 880-2882 Classification: Retail Consignment Shop

HRBC Hallmark, LLC David Velasquez 2050 Woodside Park Dr Woodstock, GA 30188-2365 Phone: (404) 433-1032 Classification: Human Resources/ Management Consulting

FASTSIGNS Dan Fruhling 1750 Marietta Hwy, Suite 180 Canton, GA 30114-8388 Phone: (770) 720-6085 Classification: Sign Companies

iCare Bucks, LLC Bruce Rowland 106 Gold Leaf Ct Canton, GA 30114-9719 Phone: (770) 712-7811 Classification: Advertising / Marketing

FBE, LLC Kevin Culpepper 2720 Holly Springs Pkwy Holly Springs, GA 30115-9176 Phone: (678) 919-1991 Classifications: Retail Renovations, Project Mgt.

In Their Honor Transports Don Ware, Jr. 1353 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 120 - 179 Canton, GA 30114-5634 Phone: (678) 770-7523 Classification: Deceased Transportation

Susan Filiberto 1508 Maplewood Ct Woodstock, GA 30189-1552 Phone: (404) 408-5084 Classification: Individual

Inalfa Roof Systems, Inc. Anna Maureau 1000 Cherokee Pkwy Acworth, GA 30102-0000 Phone: TBA Classification: Manufacturers - Roof Systems

Georgia Neurobehavioral Associates, LLC Dr. Allison Doerr 140 E Marietta St, Suite 301 Canton, GA 30114-3002 Phone: (770) 213-3594 Classification: Counseling Services GM Jones Construction, LLC Geoffrey Jones 306 Sixes Way Canton, GA 30114-8129 Phone: (770) 527-8768 Classification: General Contractors Graham Pediatrics of Woodstock Dr. Fitzroy Graham 105 Mirramont Lake Dr Woodstock, GA 30189-8214 Phone: (770) 485-9670 Classification: Physicians

Jeffrey Rubin, MD - Physician Pain Care Chris Shull 9898 Highway 92, Suite 100 Woodstock, GA 30188-6415 Phone: (770) 516-7880 Classification: Physicians KinderCare Learning Centers MeChelle Carrell 3051 Parkbrooke Cir Woodstock, GA 30189-6327 Phone: (678) 445-3820 Classification: Child Care Centers (Main) Leaning Ladder Susan Hasslinger 105 East Main St, Suite 126 Woodstock, GA 30188-5013 Phone: (678) 401-2609 Classification: Retail Specialty Food Products

Loudermilk For Congress Barry Loudermilk P.O. Box 447 Cassville, Georgia 30123-0447 Phone: (770) 606-9490 Classification: Individual Marietta Plastic Surgery Tina Leonard 149 Towne Lake Pkwy, Bldg 700 Suite 104 Woodstock, GA 30188-4860 Phone: (678) 494-2380 Classification: Physicians / Plastic Surgery Middle Sister Marketing Holly Chalmers 3760 Sixes Rd, Suite 126 - 104 Canton, GA 30114-8192 Phone: (404) 683-5474 Classification: Promotional Products Mitch’s Archery Mitch Saxon 115 Longview Dr Canton, GA 30114-3324 Phone: (770) 479-7004 Classification: Archery Sales & Service Motel 6 Masud Choudhury 114 River Pointe Pkwy Canton, GA 30114-2865 Phone: (770) 345-8700 Classification: Hotels / Motels COL. Larry Mrozinski, USA RET. 302 Birch Laurel Woodstock, GA 30188-6719 Phone: (770) 924-0361 Classification: Individuals - Retired Nationwide Insurance - The McClain Agency Matt McClain 640 W Crossville Rd, Suite 600 Roswell, GA 30075-7519 Phone: (678) 427-6772 Classifications: Insurance, Insurance & Financial Svcs. NeoMed, Inc. Aaron Ingram 100 Londonderry Court, Suite 112 Woodstock, GA 30188-7353 Phone: (770) 516-2225 Classification: Manufacturers - Neonatal Products


NEW MEMBERS, continued Oasis Consulting Services Louis Dini, Jr. 224 Brown Industrial Pkwy, Suite 102 Canton, GA 30114-8065 Phone: (678) 739-2400 Classification: Engineers Omega Learning Woodstock Jeff Hales 1025 Rose Creek Dr, Suite 300 Woodstock, GA 30189-6792 Phone: (678) 540-6606 Classification: Educational Services Pet Pages Atlanta Susan VanHemert 2774 N Cobb Pkwy, Suite 109 - 207 Kennesaw, GA 30152-3469 Phone: (770) 789-2680 Classification: Advertising Practically Perfect Day Spa & Salon Lisa Merrion 577 East Main St Canton, GA 30114-2801 Phone: (770) 704-5614 Classification: Day Spa & Salon Principal Financial Group Kelly Rich 2000 Riveredge Pkwy, Suite 1010 Atlanta, GA 30328-4657 Phone: (770) 548-1754 Classification: Financial Services Protect All Pest Control Ryan Shane P.O. Box 2349 Acworth, GA 30102-0007 Phone: (770) 728-8520 Classification: Pest Control River Green Academy Brandon Ogden 200 River Green Ave Canton, GA 30114-3599 Phone: (770) 479-6729 Classification: Child Care Centers Riverstone Counseling Center Elaine Federico, MA NCC LPC 132 Riverstone Terrace, Suite 102 Canton, GA 30114-1703 Phone: (770) 213-3615 Classification: Counseling Services Sips n Strokes Sandra Lewis 1430 Towne Lake Pkwy Woodstock, GA 30189-1581 Phone: (404) 272-0156 Classification: Art Instruction Sprint by United Cellular Isaac Lantigua Tejeda 12201 Hwy 92, Suite B Woodstock, GA 30188-7141 Phone: (678) 445-7727 Classification: Cellular Sales & Service

Steel Stitch Corporation Larry Fisher 425 Wilbanks Dr Ball Ground, GA 30107-6003 Phone: (770) 213-2121 Classifications: Commercial Awnings & Canopies, Architectural Shade Products Stephens Tax Advisory, LLC Scott Stephens 5101 Old Hwy 5, Unit 492 Lebanon, GA 30146-0816 Phone: (404) 819-2467 Classification: Accountants Strategic HRD, LLC Jonathan Warner 3605 Sandy Plains Rd, Suite 240-440 Marietta, GA 30066-3068 Phone: (404) 202-6436 Classification: Management Consulting Services

The Mudd Brothers dba The Reaper Run Mark Winters P.O. Box 1275 Dallas, GA 30132-0022 Phone: (770) 686-9148 Classification: Health / Fitness Thomas Electrical Solutions Dewayne Thomas 295 Ridge Pine Dr Canton, GA 30114-3968 Phone: (404) 513-7825 Classification: Electrical Contractors Traxxion Dynamics, Inc. Daniel McAllister 261 Rope Mill Pkwy, Suite 3 Woodstock, GA 30188-2453 Phone: (770) 592-3823 Classification: Manufacturers / CNC Machine

Suburban Image Salon Jillian Dupre 7828 Hickory Flat Hwy, Suite 100 Woodstock, GA 30188-6578 Phone: (678) 880-3050 Classification: Hair Salon

Trotter & Patel Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Leigh Ann Trotter, D.M.D., M.S. 12420 Cumming Hwy, Suite 306 Canton, GA 30115-7569 Phone: (678) 947-3600 Classifications: Orthodontists, Dentists (Pediatric)

Superior Healthcare Dr. Jeremy Haughton 2050 Cumming Hwy, Suite 100 Canton, GA 30115-2315 Phone: (770) 345-9600 Classification: Health Care

Willows, LLC Donna Hacker 1810 Cumming Hwy, Suite 715 Canton, GA 30115-2998 Phone: (770) 479-3301 Classification: Gift Shop

Terry Reid HYUNDAI Matt Laughridge 816 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy Cartersville, GA 30120-2461 Phone: (678) 605-9500 Classification: Automobile Dealership

Woodstock Post Office C. Todd Ledford 225 Parkway 575 Woodstock, GA 30188-9998 Phone: (770) 591-1023 Classification: Government - Federal

Terry Reid KIA Matt Laughridge 313 N Tennessee St Cartersville, GA 30120-3215 Phone: (770) 386-8400 Classification: Automobile Dealership

XCL Performance Sid Wilson 138 Moose Loop Canton, GA 30114-2625 Phone: (678) 231-0047 Classification: Fitness

That’s What SHE Said Sports Nicole Monique P.O. Box 2215 Acworth, GA 30102-0004 Phone: (770) 912-7978 Classification: Media The Heights at Towne Lake Kara Webb 1395 Buckhead Crossing Woodstock, GA 30189-7074 Phone: (770) 516-5195 Classification: Apartments The Law Office of C. Mark Anderson, P.C. C. Mark Anderson P.O. Box 355 Holly Springs, GA 30142-0006 Phone: (678) 977-4009 Classification: Attorneys


Membership Renewals.....

March 23-September 16, 2013

member since

member since

1st Franklin Financial Corporation...................................................................... 5/8/1989

Cherokee Animal Hospital...................................................................................4/29/2011

94th Airlift Wing, Dobbins ARB....................................................................... 7/16/2012

Cherokee Child Advocacy Council, Inc...............................................................10/8/2010

A. Stuart Loos, DDS.......................................................................................... 7/14/2000

Cherokee Children’s Dentistry.............................................................................6/15/2007

AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care........................................................ 8/31/2006

Cherokee Chorale.................................................................................................8/30/2000

Abigail Enterprises, LLC................................................................................. 10/10/1996

Cherokee Chrysler Dodge Jeep..............................................................................6/9/1997

Acru...................................................................................................................... 5/2/2002

Cherokee County Airport Authority.....................................................................9/13/2011

Advertising Dynamics, Inc................................................................................ 7/27/2010

Cherokee County Clerk of Courts........................................................................1/13/1993

Agilex Flavors & Fragrances............................................................................. 8/18/2010

Cherokee County Dept of Family & Children Services......................................3/22/1996

Albors/Alnet Language and Transportation Services........................................ 6/30/2008

Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office..........................................................3/2/2012

Alfa Insurance - David Cochran Agency............................................................. 5/7/2010

Cherokee County Historical Society....................................................................7/26/1989

Allstate Insurance - Sheree Edmondson...............................................................6/1/2011

Cherokee County Magistrate Court.....................................................................3/16/2009

Amedisys Northwest Home Health..................................................................... 6/3/2010

Cherokee County Master Gardeners....................................................................5/27/2011

American Disposal Services.............................................................................. 4/17/2012

Cherokee County Office of Homeland Security - Emergency Mgmt..................5/15/1997

American Family Insurance - Tom Crawford.......................................................4/8/2011

Cherokee County Office of the Solicitor General..................................................3/1/2004

Amicalola Electric Membership Corporation...................................................... 5/1/1971

Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority..................................................10/1/1982

Amity Care Hospice............................................................................................5/20/2011

Cherokee FOCUS................................................................................................8/30/2001

Arbor & Sage, Inc................................................................................................ 6/3/1994

Cherokee Friends of Recovery Foundation, Inc..................................................9/26/2011

Architectural Glass & Waterproofing................................................................ 7/18/2008

Cherokee Grading & Utility Contractors...............................................................4/3/2008

Arthur A. Jones & Associates............................................................................ 3/23/1998

Cherokee Outdoor Family YMCA.......................................................................4/28/1992

Atlanta Forklift Sales & Service, LLC.............................................................. 9/12/2012

Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency.................................................................5/12/1997

Bagwell & Spears, Inc......................................................................................... 5/1/1970

Cherokee Tribune...................................................................................................7/1/1979

Bank of North Georgia....................................................................................... 4/26/1976

Cherokee Trophies...............................................................................................5/19/1989

Barbara Parker & Associates, LLC...................................................................... 6/2/2003

Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists................................................................5/22/2012

Bath Enterprises, Inc.......................................................................................... 4/14/1998

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House...................................................................................10/11/1993

Batson-Cook Construction................................................................................. 3/13/2012

Chili’s - Towne Lake............................................................................................4/20/2012

Dr. Judy Battles.................................................................................................. 3/25/2002

City of Ball Ground.............................................................................................4/12/1991

State Senator Brandon Beach............................................................................. 6/12/2012

City of Canton......................................................................................................7/13/1988

Beazer Homes.................................................................................................... 5/16/2012

City of Holly Springs.............................................................................................1/1/1973

Belk Department Store....................................................................................... 9/10/1997

City of Waleska....................................................................................................8/22/1983

Bell BridgeMill.................................................................................................... 4/2/2000

City of Woodstock.............................................................................................12/12/1990

Best Western...................................................................................................... 6/25/2007

Classic Staging, LLC.............................................................................................4/6/2006

Bethesda Community Clinic, Inc....................................................................... 5/16/2012

Cliff’s Fire Extinguisher Company......................................................................7/11/2012

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers - Debbie Smith............. 5/3/1993

Cloud Supply.......................................................................................................9/15/2005

Big Woods Goods, LLC......................................................................................4/21/2011

Cobb Electric Membership Corporation................................................................5/1/1970

Bill Holt Chevrolet of Canton.............................................................................. 8/3/2010

Comfort Suites.....................................................................................................4/19/2000

Bluegrass Materials Company........................................................................... 3/26/1991

Community & Southern Bank.............................................................................4/27/2006

Bobo Grinding Equipment, LLC........................................................................3/11/1993

Corblu Ecology Group, LLC...............................................................................3/18/2002

Bradaco Services Group, Inc............................................................................. 3/31/2000

Cracker Barrel........................................................................................................4/9/1999

Bradshaw Farm Golf Club................................................................................... 4/4/2012

Credit Union of Georgia......................................................................................8/31/1995

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC.................................................................................... 5/15/2012

Cruise Holidays....................................................................................................8/25/2008

Brenwood Academy..............................................................................................6/1/2011

Crye-Leike Realtors...............................................................................................6/8/2007

Brown & Brown Insurance................................................................................ 10/1/1982

Cycle Nation of Canton.......................................................................................4/25/2012

Brown and Caldwell...........................................................................................8/24/2011

D & D Appliance Repair & Installation...............................................................9/27/2002

Brunelle, Morris & Associates, Inc.................................................................... 7/13/2010

D & D Manufacturing Company, Inc..................................................................11/1/1976

Building Materials Surplus.................................................................................7/19/2011

Darby Funeral Home............................................................................................6/29/1976

C & T Auto Service, Inc......................................................................................5/24/2011

DCG Insurance & Financial Services..................................................................3/18/2002

Calvary Baptist Church...................................................................................... 8/31/2007

Delta Community Credit Union.............................................................................7/2/2008

Cameron Hall Senior Living.............................................................................. 4/22/1997

Dentistry of Olde Towne........................................................................................8/1/1984

Canton Downtown Development Authority...................................................... 5/28/2010

Digital Media Group..............................................................................................3/3/2010

Canton First United Methodist Church................................................................ 5/4/1995

Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation..............................................................6/23/2009

Canton Housing Authority..................................................................................8/11/1993

Dixie Speedway Inc...............................................................................................3/5/1987

Canton Mill Lofts, LLC....................................................................................... 9/1/1999

Doss Printing Service.............................................................................................7/9/1979

Canton Pediatric Dentistry................................................................................. 6/15/2009

Downs & Colquitt, P.C......................................................................................10/11/1980

Canton Textile Mills, Inc................................................................................... 7/20/1992

Dress Barn #471...................................................................................................4/30/2010

Canton Tire & Wheel......................................................................................... 8/25/1986

Joan Duff..............................................................................................................8/13/2002

CDH Partners, Inc.............................................................................................. 3/16/2010

Duke Realty.........................................................................................................6/12/2012


Membership Renewals.....

March 23-September 16, 2013

member since

member since

Duplicating Products, Inc......................................................................................4/3/1998

J.P. Haynes Lumber Co., Inc..............................................................................7/10/1987

Dyer & Rusbridge, P.C.........................................................................................4/4/1996

Barbara Jacoby................................................................................................... 5/31/2011

E.G.E. Electric....................................................................................................7/13/2007

Jason B. Lingerfelt, Attorney at Law.................................................................3/12/2009

Eagle Ridge Properties, Inc...................................................................................9/6/1989

Karen Johnson......................................................................................................6/1/2005

Edward Jones - Steve Tuck, Financial Advisor..................................................4/17/2012

Mary B. Johnston...............................................................................................6/15/2006

Edwards Tire Sales, Inc.......................................................................................6/14/1990

William J. Johnston............................................................................................6/15/2006

Elite Trim Service, Inc........................................................................................ 6/24/2011

Just Driver Training.............................................................................................3/8/2007

Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church......................................................5/29/2012

Kauffman Tire....................................................................................................4/10/2012

Environmental Management Services................................................................5/20/1994

Dr. Pat Kearns....................................................................................................8/20/1999

ERA Sunrise Realty - Becky Babcock..................................................................5/6/1999

Don Keeter.........................................................................................................3/18/1988

ERA Sunrise Realty - David Moody...................................................................5/22/1992

Kennesaw State University..................................................................................9/2/2004

ERA Sunrise Realty - Don Stevens.......................................................................6/1/2006

Kenneth W. Axt & Associates Inc...................................................................... 7/11/2011

ERA Sunrise Realty - George Mayer..................................................................6/14/2012

Key’s Jewelry.....................................................................................................8/22/1979

Everlast Synthetic Products, LLC.......................................................................4/15/2008

Kirk Buchholz - State Farm Insurance Agent....................................................2/18/2010

Falany & Hulse Women’s Center, P.C................................................................8/12/2004

Kroger Stores of Cherokee County......................................................................5/6/1994

FauxBelle of Gulick Designs................................................................................8/3/2006

Lagasse Construction, Inc.................................................................................... 7/1/2011

Financial Surety Underwriters, LLC...................................................................4/20/2009

Lancaster Ridge................................................................................................. 3/30/2011

First Baptist Canton............................................................................................7/26/1991

Latimer Construction Co., Inc.............................................................................2/1/2007

First Care Pediatric Dentistry................................................................................7/2/2010

Live Clean, Inc...................................................................................................5/22/2003

First Cherokee Realty, Inc. - James Bagwell......................................................5/14/1976

Longhorn Steakhouse, Canton.............................................................................4/2/2002

Flegal Insurance, Inc...........................................................................................8/23/2007

Lowenthal Sales Company................................................................................4/22/2010

Forestar Group, Inc.............................................................................................6/19/2006

March of Dimes Foundation................................................................................7/7/1997

Fountain View Family Dentistry.........................................................................4/29/2004

Marietta Eye Clinic............................................................................................7/14/2003

Frosty Frog Creamery.........................................................................................4/22/2002

Mark Robillard Architects..................................................................................9/16/1992

G.W. Bruno Construction, LLC..........................................................................3/19/2004

Mary Kay Cosmetics, Jan McCranie................................................................. 9/11/1998

Georgia Department of Labor Cobb/Cherokee Career Center...........................7/27/2010

Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC...................................................................................6/26/2012

Georgia Document Destruction, Inc.....................................................................9/8/2009

Mauldin Body Shop, Inc.................................................................................. 10/11/1980

Georgia Doves....................................................................................................8/13/2010

Maxsell Real Estate - Paul J. Thomas................................................................ 7/25/2011

Georgia Highlands Medical Services..................................................................4/29/2004

George McClure.................................................................................................1/28/1980

Georgia Mountains Hospice, Inc........................................................................6/30/2006

Joan McFather....................................................................................................5/21/2002

Georgia Power Company.................................................................................... 5/11/1970

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Towne Lake............................................................. 1/28/2011

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.........................................................5/29/2012

Meridian Development & Construction Services, Inc.......................................6/19/2006

Gina M Cole CPA, P.C........................................................................................ 7/11/2012

Metropolitan Dental Associates, PC..................................................................6/15/2007

Gleichman Law Firm, LLC.................................................................................5/20/1994

Miller Decals, LLC..............................................................................................5/9/2012

Global Restoration................................................................................................2/6/2009

Judge Frank C. Mills, III......................................................................................9/1/1978

Goodwill of North Georgia, Inc. / Woodstock Career Center.............................4/29/2003

Moore Buick GMC............................................................................................4/28/1981

Goodyear Auto Service Center...........................................................................4/22/2008

Morrison Products, Inc.......................................................................................5/23/1990

GrassRoots Tree And Turf Care..........................................................................8/27/2007

Moss Family Chiropractic....................................................................................9/2/2004

Habitat for Humanity of North Central Georgia.................................................6/17/1998

Mountain Lakes Insurance.................................................................................7/13/2012

Harmony Family Medicine, P.C..........................................................................3/19/2010

Bill Mullin............................................................................................................6/5/2008

Hasty Pope, LLP.................................................................................................8/15/1995

Debra Murdock.................................................................................................... 8/1/2011

Hickory Road Storage.........................................................................................4/23/2001

Murphy & McInvale..........................................................................................4/29/1992

Highlander Management Solutions, LLC...........................................................7/12/2012

MUST Ministries............................................................................................. 11/29/1995

Highridge Vertical, Inc........................................................................................9/14/2006

N.J. Wilbanks Contractor, Inc............................................................................4/12/1979

Hillcrest Orchards................................................................................................. 8/5/2011

Nationwide Insurance - The Mayo Agency, LLC..............................................6/14/2005

Hinge Media........................................................................................................ 5/10/2011

Neel - Schaffer, Inc............................................................................................5/22/2009

Holiday Inn Express & Suites...........................................................................10/15/1999

New Horizon Home Services............................................................................. 6/17/2011

Holly Springs Downtown Development Authority.............................................4/26/2010

Nichelson Service Company, Inc.......................................................................5/16/2001

Huntington Learning Center.................................................................................5/4/2004

Lynn Nolan......................................................................................................... 8/26/2011

Hydrospec, Inc....................................................................................................6/16/2003

Nor-Ral, Inc.......................................................................................................8/15/1996

IHOP, Woodstock..................................................................................................4/7/2008

North GA CPA Services, PC................................................................................ 8/1/2011

imi Agency..........................................................................................................5/27/2008

North Metro Mitigation Services, Inc................................................................6/30/2006

Impact Design Build Contractors.......................................................................... 6/1/2011

Northside Cherokee Urgent Care.......................................................................6/21/2010

Innovative Parking Concepts, LLC.......................................................................5/8/2008

Northside Hospital - Cherokee.............................................................................1/1/1974

Inspired 2 Design, LLC.......................................................................................9/14/2007

Northside Pharmacy...........................................................................................7/31/1987

Isotec International, Inc........................................................................................8/4/1988

Oak Leaf Church................................................................................................4/22/2010


Membership Renewals.....

March 23-September 16, 2013

member since

member since

O’Brien Productions........................................................................................... 4/14/1999

State Farm Insurance Tommy Adams Agency.................................................... 8/13/2002

Kenneth Owen.................................................................................................... 7/24/2006

Stay Lodge.......................................................................................................... 1/25/2010

Pace Drywall, LLC............................................................................................. 5/12/2009

Stuff-N-Storage..................................................................................................... 6/5/1996

Papa P’s............................................................................................................... 6/12/2012

Summit Insurance Group.................................................................................... 5/15/2001

Papa’s Pantry....................................................................................................... 1/13/2012

Superior Card Consulting, LLC............................................................................ 2/8/2005

Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo......................................................................................... 9/9/1999

Tanglewood Farm Miniatures............................................................................... 6/4/2002

Phoenix Engineering & Consulting, Inc........................................................... 12/18/2008

Taste of Italy Italian Restaurant & Pizza.............................................................. 9/5/2008

Piedmont Physicians at Ball Ground.................................................................. 8/19/2009

William A. Teasley.............................................................................................. 10/7/1996

Pilgrim’s Pride...................................................................................................... 5/1/1970

Technical Resource Solutions, LLC................................................................... 3/25/2008

Pilot Club of Cherokee County........................................................................... 4/13/2007

The Academy of Dance Arts................................................................................. 5/1/1983

Pinnacle Orthopaedics.......................................................................................... 2/1/2002

The Bounce House Amusement Center.............................................................. 4/25/2006

Pit Stop Sanitation Services, Inc......................................................................... 6/20/2007

The Chandler School of Etiquette......................................................................... 5/8/2012

Playground Solutions, Inc................................................................................... 4/23/2002

The Furniture Guild, Inc..................................................................................... 5/19/2010

Precision Drilling, Inc......................................................................................... 8/14/2008

The Furniture Store............................................................................................... 3/9/2000

Phil Price............................................................................................................. 1/13/2012

The Goddard School of Woodstock...................................................................... 5/4/2005

Primrose School of Sixes Road............................................................................. 9/5/2001

The HOPE Center............................................................................................... 7/27/2010

Primus Builders..................................................................................................... 9/4/2003

The Learning Experience...................................................................................... 8/6/2009

Provino’s Italian Restaurant.................................................................................. 6/4/1999

The Lodge at BridgeMill...................................................................................... 5/2/2007

Publix Supermarkets of Cherokee County............................................................ 6/6/1996

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta............................................................................ 4/24/2012

Purchasing Alliance Solutions.............................................................................. 4/2/1998

The Price Counseling Center.............................................................................. 6/27/2000

Regions Bank........................................................................................................ 5/1/1970

The R L Adams Agency, LLC............................................................................... 2/7/2012

Reinhardt University............................................................................................. 5/1/1976

Thompson, Meier & King, P.C............................................................................. 6/1/2000

Renasant Bank.................................................................................................... 8/17/1999

Tom Mileshko Photography.................................................................................. 7/1/1996

Resurgens Orthopaedics, Woodstock.................................................................. 5/10/1999

Total Roofing Concepts, LLC............................................................................. 7/30/2009

Resurgens Orthopaedics, Canton........................................................................ 5/23/2011

Towne Lake Collision......................................................................................... 1/31/2006

Rick Bailey & Company..................................................................................... 3/24/1998

Towne Lake Family Chiropractic....................................................................... 4/25/2005

River Ridge High School...................................................................................... 8/6/2012

Towne Lake Hills Golf Club............................................................................... 4/26/1995

Riverstone Graphics, LLC.................................................................................. 7/31/2009

Trust Computer Business Solutions.................................................................... 3/31/2006

Rock Creek Manor Assisted Living.................................................................... 4/17/2012

TrustWorkz, Inc................................................................................................... 6/12/2012

Rome Radio Partners - South 107......................................................................... 5/6/2009

United Way of Greater Atlanta............................................................................ 5/27/1992

Rotary Club of Canton........................................................................................ 7/29/1999

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.................................................... 10/4/2012

Rotary Club of Woodstock.................................................................................... 5/4/2010

Uptronix, Inc....................................................................................................... 5/23/1984

RPM A-V Services, Inc....................................................................................... 4/17/2012

Verizon Wireless................................................................................................. 3/15/2010

S & H Tire Sales, Inc.......................................................................................... 10/7/1976

W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc.................................................................................... 6/16/2005

S & J Environmental Products............................................................................ 4/22/2010

Wallace Financial Group, Inc.............................................................................. 9/13/2004

S. Bruce O’Neal, DDS, PC................................................................................. 8/24/1998

Weiner Eye Center, LLC..................................................................................... 6/17/1991

Forrest L. Sawyer.................................................................................................. 6/1/1982

Troy Welker........................................................................................................ 6/20/2012

Schoen Insulation Services................................................................................. 3/29/2010

Wells Fargo Bank................................................................................................ 4/26/1970

Scrubs n Essentials.............................................................................................. 3/16/2010

WellStar Health System........................................................................................ 7/6/1995

Seniors Helping Seniors........................................................................................ 8/8/2012

Whiteboard Promotions...................................................................................... 1/30/2012

Sequoyah High School.......................................................................................... 8/1/2011

Williams Consulting Engineering, P.C................................................................. 6/4/2010

Sequoyah Regional Library System...................................................................... 6/1/1987

Window World of Atlanta................................................................................... 6/18/2012

SERVPRO of Cherokee County Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration............. 4/3/2006

Windstream Communications, Inc........................................................................ 5/1/1970

Joe Sewell.......................................................................................................... 9/10/2012

WLJA - 101.1 FM / Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine................................................ 8/24/1998

Shane’s Rib Shack, Holly Springs...................................................................... 8/21/2009

Wood & Fullerton Goodyear.............................................................................. 6/12/2012

Jane Shelnutt....................................................................................................... 5/25/2004

Woodstock Christian Church.............................................................................. 3/21/2012

SIGN*A*RAMA................................................................................................ 6/14/2011

Woodstock Ear, Nose and Throat.......................................................................... 7/2/2001

Charlie Smiley.................................................................................................... 6/26/2006

Woodstock Furniture Outlet................................................................................ 9/16/1992

Smith Welding Products, Inc.............................................................................. 6/16/1997

Woodstock Market & Show................................................................................ 6/22/2012

SolAmor Hospice................................................................................................ 7/20/2012

Woodstock Pharmacy & Compounding.............................................................. 5/19/1994

Solid Source Realty - Anita Davis...................................................................... 8/13/2004

World Logistics Group, Inc................................................................................. 3/17/2008

Southeastern Filtration & Equipment Systems................................................... 7/20/2005

Yawn’s Books & More, Inc................................................................................... 7/9/2004

Southern Way Insurance..................................................................................... 12/3/1990

YWCA of Northwest Georgia............................................................................... 7/9/2007

State Court Judge W. Alan Jordan......................................................................... 6/5/1987

Zaxby’s @ Holly Springs...................................................................................... 8/2/2005

State Farm Insurance Beth Harrod Agency.......................................................... 5/4/2010

Ernie Zied.............................................................................................................. 6/7/2001

State Farm Insurance Jey Willis Agency............................................................ 8/31/2006


CHAMBER KNOCK DOWN This is a great opportunity to promote teamwork within your company! Wednesday, October 9th 6:00-8:00 pm

Sponsored by:

Location Cherokee Lanes 1149 Marietta Highway, Canton

Cash Bar, Food, Fun & Networking Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams! 9-Pin No Tap Tournament Bowling: $120 per 4-person team (includes 3 games of bowling, shoes & food)

Spectator Ticket: $10

(includes food, fun & networking)

For more information contact Gini@CherokeeChamber.com.


A Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Presented by:

Friday, November 15th 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Location: Northside Hospital - Cherokee Conference Center Located in the Cherokee County Administration Buil 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton

It’s all about keeping Cherokee Dollars in Cherokee County! FREE Admission Give-Aways Sweet Shop Holiday Shopping Santa’s Workshop Visits with Santa Holiday Musical Performances

Booth Sales: Kelly@CherokeeChamber.com Sponsorship Information: Gini@CherokeeChamber.com

Sponsored by

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Shopping Bags courtesy of


Chamber Recognizes Winners of Mayor’s Recycling Challenge The Chamber’s Going Green Committee has concluded their 2nd Mayor’s Recycling Challenge event which challenged cities in Cherokee County to encourage their residents to recycle during the months of June and July. The winning city for total pounds recycled, as well as the winning city for most pounds collected per capita, were announced during the Chamber’s September Good Morning Cherokee breakfast meeting. The City of Woodstock collected the most recycling which totaled 421,286 pounds followed by the cities of Canton - 225,660 pounds, Holly Springs - 82,301 pounds, Ball Ground - 32,331 pounds, Waleska – 21,335 pounds and Nelson - 4,001 pounds. The combined total collected by all the cities was 786,914 pounds; more than double the amount that was collected during the event last year. Pictured above (l to r) Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques accepting the City’s Recycling Challenge Award from Chamber Chairman Randy Gravely, WLJA 101.1 FM/ Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine.

The City of Waleska again

collected the most recycling per capita with 32.8 pounds per resident, as determined based on 2010 Census population figures. Additional per capita totals included City of Ball Ground - 22.2 pounds/resident, City of Woodstock - 17.3 pounds/resident, City of Canton – 9.5 pounds/resident, City of Holly Springs – 8.8 pounds/resident and the City of Nelson with 3.0 pounds/resident. The mission of the Chamber’s Going Green initiative is to encourage the community to implement green practices that conserve community resources while helping businesses thrive. To learn more about the Chamber’s Going Green efforts, or to participate in upcoming events, visit the Chamber at www. CherokeeChamber.com or contact the Chamber at 770-345-0400 or Kelly@ CherokeeChamber.com.

Pictured above: Waleska Mayor Doris Jones receiving the City of Waleska’s award for the Most Recycling Per Capita.

CHEROKEE BUSINESS SHOWCASE making a splash in 2013

Georgia Highland Medical Services was awarded “Best of Show” by a group of celebrity judges for their aquatic themed booth at the Cherokee Business Showcase “People Choice Award” for Best Booth, LGE Community Credit Union.

held in August at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center.


Chairman’s Council Volunteers of the Quarter

2nd Quarter Russ Phillips National Financial Services Group

3rd Quarter John West Express Impressions

LEADERSHIP CHEROKEE CLASS OF 2013 GRADUATES Leadership Cherokee has graduated its 25th Anniversary Class. With the completion of this year’s class, the Alumni count now totals 515. Members of the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2013 selected two of their peers to receive special annual recognitions. The Cristal Stancil Leadership Award honoree was Heath Tippens, Cherokee Office of Economic Development. The Bob Frongillo Magic Spark Plug Award was presented to Carolyn Hall with Scentsy/Wickfree Candles. Graduates of the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2013: Front Row (l to r): Sharon Shelton, Primrose School at Harmony on the Lakes; Susan Kite, Hamilton State Bank; Kelly Berryhill, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce; Erin Honea, Reinhardt University; Carolyn Hall, Scentsy/Wickfree Candles; Stacy Fields, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch; Lori Baker, Next Step Ministries; Jennifer Stanley, City of Holly Springs; Christy Black, Cherokee County. Second Row (l to r): Courtney Bradley, Northside Hospital-Cherokee; Katie Wise, LGE Community Credit Union; Lisa Morton, Keller Williams Realty; Barry Satterfield, Cobb EMC; Tom Pelletier, Cherokee Fire; John Vasicak, Cherokee Rhythm & Smooth; Will Goodwin, Oak Leaf Church Canton; Bryan Reynolds, Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency. Back Row (l to r): Trent Samples, Woodruff & Howe Environmental Engineers; Trey Olson, Cherokee County School District; Jay Worley, Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency; Chuck Flagg, Cruise Holidays; Heath Tippens, Cherokee Office of Economic Development. Not pictured - Karen Mathews, WellStar Health System.

The Leadership Cherokee program kicks-off with a retreat where the group participates in both indoor and outdoor team building exercises that enabled them to learn not only about each other, but themselves through a look at personality types and communication styles. Over the course of the nine month period, Leadership Cherokee exposes the group of existing and emerging leaders to a broad range of sessions that focus on topics such as economic development, infrastructure, government, justice, education, recreation, tourism, public safety, healthcare and social/human services.


B.L.A.S.T.T.

Presented by:

WORKSHOPS

Businesses Learning About Solutions Through Training

Thursday, October 17th

Wednesday, October 23rd

8:30-10:30 am

11:30 am-2:00 pm

Location: Chamber of Commerce Terrace Level 3605 Marietta Highway, Canton

Location: Chamber of Commerce Terrace Level 3605 Marietta Highway, Canton

Light breakfast will be served.

Lunch Provided

Have No Fear A Public Speaking Workshop is Here

Optimized for Humans: Using Smart Website Marketing to Engage, Persuade & Sell

Do you hesitate to speak up in meetings? Is your discomfort in speaking to groups impacting your image and your career growth? Would you just like to feel more confident in speaking in front of others? If you answered yes to any of these questions then plan to join us on October 17th from 8:30-10:30 am. You will walk away with practical information that you can use immediately to enhance your ability to communicate and sell your ideas more effectively. Your presenter, Julianne Rivera, has been a certified Dale Carnegie Trainer for over 25 years. She has coached clients around the globe in enhancing their presentation skills and increasing their confidence. Cost: Members: $20; $25 after October 11th Future Members: $45

Search Engine Optimization helps your website get noticed, but search engines don’t make purchase decisions; humans do. By understanding how to appeal to the eye, the mind and the heart, we can use what we know about our audience to draw them in, make a solid connection, and overcome resistance. This workshop will teach you how to tap into both the logical and emotional aspects of purchase behavior. By taking off our “seller’s hat” and putting on our “buyer’s hat,” anyone involved with company websites will discover what really works for online visitors. You’ll walk out with ideas that you can put to work right away. Cost: Members: $30; $35 after October 18th Future Members: $55

Payment must be made prior to the event date in order to hold your seat. Refunds are not offered. If you cancel 48 hours in advance, a credit for a future workshop will be issued. To register for a workshop call the Chamber office at 770-345-0400, email Katie@CherokeeChamber.com or visit www.CherokeeChamber.com.


No program - simply networking! Presented By:

The Chamber’s ‘Good Morning Cherokee’ breakfast meetings offer both current and future Chamber members the opportunity to conduct business and network with more than 200 fellow business leaders. Breakfast meetings are held at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway in Canton. Reservations are due to the Chamber office by 5:00 pm on Tuesday before the breakfast on Thursday.

Cost:

$15 with reservation; $20 no reservation $25 Future Members

Tuesday, October 15th 4:30-6:00 pm

Thursday, October 3rd 7:00 am

Sponsor Location:

Sponsor:

120 Stonebridge Pkwy Suite 210, Woodstock

Speaker:

WellStar will be offering free flu shots to Chamber Members who rsvp to attend.

Commissioner Mark Butler Georgia Department of Labor RSVP to Gini@CherokeeChamber.com by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 1st.

RSVP to Gini@CherokeeChamber.com by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 11th.

Tuesday, November 19th 4:30-6:00 pm

Thursday, November 7th 7:00 am Sponsor:

Sponsor Location:

Speaker: Edward Jones Investments, Ned Castleberry 461 East Main Street, Canton

Candice Saunders COO for WellStar Health System RSVP to Gini@CherokeeChamber.com by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, November 5th.

RSVP to Gini@CherokeeChamber.com by 5:00 pm Friday, November 15th.

NO SHOWS WILL BE BILLED


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You’ve joined the Chamber. Now what do you do? Join Chamber Volunteers and Staff along with fellow new members to learn how you can make the most of your investment.

Presented by:

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Tuesday, October 22nd Tuesday, November 12th Noon Cost: $12

Thursday, October 24th 9:00 - 10:00 am

Location: Chamber Board Room 3605 Marietta Highway, Canton

Location: Chamber Board Room 3605 Marietta Highway, Canton

Network in a “leads-type” environment with 12 non-competitive Chamber members! Reservations will be secured upon receipt of payment, and are limited to one attendee per category.

RSVP by October 22nd to 770-345-0400 or Nichole@CherokeeChamber.com

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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2013 CALENDAR Activity dates are subject to change at the request of the Chair, Committee or Chamber Staff. Please call the Chamber @ 770-345-0400 to RSVP and/or to confirm date and time. All meetings will be held at the Chamber Office, located at 3605 Marietta Highway, Canton (Exit 14/I-575) unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, October 1 5:00 pm..............................Leadership Cherokee Nomination Deadline 5:00 pm.......................................Good Morning Cherokee RSVPs Due Wednesday, October 2 3:00 pm.............................................. Workforce Development Council Thursday, October 3 7:00 am............................................................ Good Morning Cherokee Location: Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building Sponsor: Chattahoochee Technical College

Thursday, October 24 9:00 am-10:00 am................................................. New Member Coffee Tuesday, October 29 10:00 am.....................................................Jingle Bell $hop Orientation Tuesday, November 5 5:00 pm.......................................Good Morning Cherokee RSVPs Due

9:00 am..................................................................Executive Committee

Thursday, November 7 7:00 am............................................................ Good Morning Cherokee Location: Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building Sponsor: WellStar Health System

Friday, October 4 8:30 am....................................................Governmental Affairs Council

Friday, November 8 11:45 am -12:45 pm.........................................Going Green Committee

Wednesday, October 9 6-8:00 pm.......................... Chamber Knockdown Bowling Tournament Location: Cherokee Lanes, Canton

Tuesday, November 12 8:30 am................................................................. Education Committee Noon........................................................12@12 Networking Luncheon

Friday, October 11 11:45 am -12:45 pm.........................................Going Green Committee

Wednesday, November 13 Noon-2:00 pm.......................... Executive Committee Planning Session 2:30-3:30 pm....................................... New Board Member Orientation

Tuesday, October 15 4:30-6:00 pm......................................................... Business After Hours Sponsor Location: WellStar Health System Thursday, October 17 8:30 am-10:00 am................................................... BLASTT Workshop Have No Fear - A Public Speaking Workshop is Here 2:00-4:00 pm............................................Tourism Venue Reps Meeting Friday, October 18th

Friday, November 15 11:00am-8:00 pm.......................................................... Jingle Bell $hop Location: Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building Tuesday, November 19 10:00 am...................................................................Finance Committee 2:00-4:00 pm............................................Tourism Venue Reps Meeting 4:30-6:00 pm......................................................... Business After Hours Sponsor Location: Edward Jones Investments, Ned Castleberry

Chamber Office Closed for Staff Planing Tuesday, October 22 Noon........................................................12@12 Networking Luncheon Wednesday, October 23 11:30 am-2:00 pm................................................... BLASTT Workshop Optimized For Humans: Using Smart Website Marketing to Engage, Persuade & Sell

Thursday, November 21 8:00 am....................................................... Board of Directors’ Meeting 9:00 am-2:00 pm..........................Board of Directors’ Planning Session Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29 Chamber office closed in observance of Thanksgiving


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2013-2014 Edition 1

Welcome Back to School Cherokee County!

We are excited for another wonderful year. Let’s make 2013-2014 one of the best school years this County has ever seen!

Schools visited by the “School Supply Express” Being equipped with the correct tools is one of the first steps to success. It seems that every year, more tools are needed to jump start a school year, and it can often be overwhelming for parents and teachers. With this in mind, throughout the month of August, the Chamber’s Education Committee collected school supplies to benefit schools in Cherokee County. With the support of local businesses, what has been dubbed the School Supply Express made September deliveries to forty-four schools in our community. Members of the Chamber’s Education Committee and Chamber staff were pleased to visit local schools with boxes filled with a variety of items including - copy paper, notebook paper, glue sticks, pens, pencils, crayon and much more. Committee member, Bonnie Ellis of Renasant Bank, smiled for a picture with Principal Jennifer Landry and Counselor Brenda Hall while delivering to Mountain Road Elementary School.


Canton’s Partners in Education “CARE” Upon the start of the 2013-2014 school year, Canton Elementary School STEM Academy expanded the horizons at their school by creating an onsite Care Closet that provides food items, clothing, and personal toiletry items to families in need. When two of Canton Elementary’s PIE learned of this initiative, they jumped on board to help make a difference. Chick-fil-A Canton Riverstone Parkway designated a day for a free chicken biscuit or sandwich to patrons who visited either of the Canton Chick-fil-A locations and brought in a personal toiletry item. The Rotary Club of Canton coordinated a drive for needed items for the closet. Both PIE collected many items, and there are many families who will benefit from their generosity. Canton Elementary would like to thank Chick-fil-A and the Rotary Club of Canton for helping them build… STRONGER FAMILIES = STRONGER SCHOOLS

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Education Committee Meeting, 8:30-9:30 am in the Cherokee County Chamber Board Room

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Jingle Bell Shop 11:30am - 8:00 pm at the Northside Hospital - Cherokee County Conference Center (Santa will be onsite)

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December

Reid Trego, Chairman.............................. Huntington Learning Center Chad Atkinson.......................................Modern Woodmen of America Rebecca Cooper..................................................Credit Union of Georgia Dee Dee Doeckel............................ Chattahoochee Technical College Phil Eberly.................................................................................. W.K. Dickson Bonnie Ellis..............................................................................Renasant Bank Chuck Flagg..........................................................................Holiday Cruises Shelia Garrison.............................................................Individual Member Melody Gullett............................................................. Just Driver Training Connie Hopkins...................................Delta Community Credit Union Michelle Meek..............................................................Individual Member Bill Mullin........................................................................Individual Member Catherine Owens................................... United Way of Greater Atlanta Christie Thomas...............................................Summit Insurance Group Clara Mae Van Brink............. AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care Greg Veal...................................... Veal & Associates Home Inspections

November

Mark your Calendars

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Submission deadline for the December Edition of the Partnership Spotlight Newsletter.

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Partnership Spotlight 2013-2014 Edition 2 released.

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School Holiday Begins


Johnston Elementary School has an Amazing group of Parnters in Education! Gloria Riley from Publix- Village Shoppes of East Cherokee and Anna Kozloff from Chick-fil-A Dwarf House, greeted parents at the start of school. Every 3rd Thursday of the month is Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House for Johnston ES students. Johnston appreciates their PIE!

Toby Bramblett, Associate Executive Director of the Cherokee Outdoor YMCA, greets parent Holli Spell, and student Sorah Emory. These PIE are critical to Johnston’s mission of serving their students.

The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were represented at Johnston’s Meet and Greet to welcome and recruit new members. Pictured from left to right are Mr. Glover, Sean Glover, Lorin Davis, Riley Perkins and Kaitlyn Glover. Johnston ES also welcomes back Scentsy/Wickfree Candles and Publix-Village Shoppes of East Cherokee as PIE for another year. Carolyn Hall with Scentsy and Gloria Riley from Publix both attended the schools Meet and Greet and were able to share the things they do in supporting Johnston ES.

Pilgrim’s Pride

As the new year began this Fall, Canton Elementary School STEM Academy knew that they could count on Pilgrim’s Pride, one of their Partners in Education, to help them in making sure students started with the school supplies that they needed. Each year, Pilgrim’s Pride graciously provide backpacks for each grade level filled with all the supplies requested for that grade level. Students are identified by school teachers, counselors, and administration as to who receives the filled backpack. Being fully prepared to begin their new year makes a world of difference for the students. Canton Elementary would like to thank Pilgrim’s Pride for helping them build... STRONGER FAMILIES = STRONGER SCHOOLS

Johnston Elementary welcomes back the G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA as a 2013 PIE. YMCA Staff, Brenda Arambula and Peggy Donaldson help with maintaining that great relationship offering youth sports programs, summer camps and many other vital community services.


Woodstock Elementary School receives a warm coffee welcome City of Woodstock officials welcomed Woodstock Elementary School teachers back to work on the first day of pre-planning with a special event at Acru’s Copper Coin Coffee in downtown Woodstock. The teachers were given an “I Love Woodstock” bag and cup along with many local business coupons. Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques spoke to the faculty and expressed his desire to continue strong partnerships between the city and the school.

From left to right, front row: Woodstock Elementary School Principal Kim Montalbano, Woodstock Mayor Donne Henriques and George Williams from the Woodstock Fire Department; back row: Mitzi Saxon and Brian Stockton with the Woodstock Office of Economic Development, Kyle Bennett with Main Street Woodstock and Debra Williams with Bank of North Georgia

Woodstock Elementary School teachers enjoy the welcome back event

Teasley Middle School’s Partners are as strong as Oak..... Oak Leaf Church, headed by Pastor Will Goodwin, continues to be a valuable Partner in Education with Teasley Middle School (TMS). Two years ago, Pastor Goodwin and his church were instrumental helping TMS kick-off the Black and Blue Basketball game, otherwise known as the Battle of the Boards. The game features Teasley against county rival Freedom Middle School. The Church has been supporting TMS the last two years through assisting with the purchase of black t-shirts for Teasley students to wear at the game. The 3rd annual event will be held at Cherokee HS on November 8th. Oak Leaf Church also provides breakfast for teachers several times a year. At the beginning of the school year, TMS presented Pastor Goodwin and Oak Leaf Church with a plaque in recognition of their service and commitment to the TMS students and staff.


LGE Community Credit Union Partners with River Ridge High School LGE Community Credit Union Representative, Katie Wise, was at River Ridge High School on September 9th for Curriculum Night. LGE provided pizza, drinks and car chargers for the staff. They also provided credit union information to parents and students during the event. LGE also provided rally towels for the RRHS vs. Ridgeland HS football game on Friday, September 13th.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Partners with River Ridge High School Woodstock’s Chick-fil-A Dwarf House, represented below by Anna Kozloff, donated mini cows and food coupons for River Ridge High School’s Random Acts of Kindness Week held September 9th-13th. Students were challenged to give away free Chick-fil-A food and to tell what they would do if given the opportunity to give away 20 free Chick-fil-A sandwiches. The event was coordinated by the Media Center.


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Boston Elementary recently held a Spirit Night at Stevi B’s Woodstock. The money raised will support a field trip for Boston’s 5th grade students. Students pictured standing in front of Stevi B’s are (L-R): Evan Blalock, Maria Harris, Austin Cash, Ian Sheridan, Matthew Stringfellow, and Walter Klimczak.

SPIRIT NIGHT!

November 22-28


Partnering is Easy as PIE The Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education program is designed to establish mutually beneficial relationships between Chamber member businesses and schools in Cherokee County. While monetary support is always appreciated, there are many ways your business can support education through volunteerism, organizational involvement and sponsorships. Be creative! Here are some ideas to help you get started... The Partners in Education visit the new CEISMC Class Volunteer • Young Authors Fair Judge • Talent Show Judge • Senior Project Judge • Assist with school Spirit days • Fall Festival • Bingo Night • Career Day • Read Across America Day • Math Rodeo • Relay For Life Organize • Extracurricular Clubs: Yearbook Track Club Garden Club Jr. Fish Club • Booster Clubs • Teach Junior Achievement Classes • Help in areas of specialization for your business: Dental Education Driver Training Classes Financial Education/Personal Finance Offer a workshop for parents Sponsor • Teacher Appreciation Week event • Student Achievement Awards: Accelerated Reader Perfect Attendance Success-maker • Help fund field trips for students who need assistance • Beginning/End of Year Teacher breakfast/lunch Visit www.CherokeeChamber.com to learn how you can make a difference.

at Creekland Middle School during their Partners in Ed Breakfast! They were amazed at the level of learning and opportunities this new technology class affords the CMS Grizzlies! From the left: Principal Dr. Wiseman, Instructor Phil Dodge, Brittany Haught and Dr. Alpesh Patel with Trotter and Patel Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and others.

Creekland Middle School Partners in Education Breakfast

Dr. Wiseman speaks to Creekland Middle Schools PIE, Dr. Alpesh Patel and Brittany Haught with Trotter and Patel Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Eileen Bruce, CMS Bookkeeper and others.

Oct2013visions  

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce October 2013 VISIONS newsletter

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