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Cherokee County, Georgia

“Where Metro Meets the Mountains”

Chamber of Commerce Volume 12

E-News

September-November 2012

Issue 4

OFFICERS

KNOCK DOWN

Bowling Tournament Networking Food Cash Bar Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams! 9-Pin No Tap Tournament Wednesday, October 10th 6:00-8:00 pm Location:

Cherokee Lanes 1149 Marietta Highway Canton, GA 30114

Bowling : $30 per person

(includes 3 games of bowling, shoes & food)

Spectator Ticket: $10 (includes food, fun & networking)

Sponsored by:

For more information contact Gini@CherokeeChamber.com. Virtual EXPO Sponsor:

Visit the Virtual EXPO www.CherokeeVirtualExpo.com

Look for the Scavenger Hunt for your chance to Door19th Prizes! RSVP to 770-479-1481, ext 0 or sfpahl@gfb.org bywin June

Chair..............................................................................................Tom Heard Cherokee Water & Sewerage Authority Chair-Elect............................................................................Randy Gravley WLJA – 101.1 FM / WPGY – 1580 AM Vice-Chair Community Relations............................................................ Lewis Cline Bank of North Georgia Vice-Chair Economic & Small Business Dev........................................Rick Ingram Community and Southern Bank Vice-Chair Chamber Services.......................................................... David Simmons Chattahoochee Technical College Past Chair....................................................................................Ben Looper Southeast Restoration Group

DIRECTORS Renee Cavan............................................................. SunTrust Banks, Inc. Earl Darby................................................................ Darby Funeral Home Rod Drake........................................................Georgia Power Company Phil Eberly............................................................W.K. Dickson & Co. Inc. Susan Filiberto................................................................ MUST Ministries Shelia Garrison............................................................................Individual Steve Garrison, Jr................................................... Canton Tire & Wheel Billy Hayes.............................................. Northside Hospital-Cherokee Rick Kononen...............................................................................Individual Joan McFather............................................................... Retired Educator Jason Nelms..................................... Everlast Synthetic Products, LLC Michael Owen.................................................... Lusk Construction, Inc. Jeff Rusbridge......................................................Dyer & Rusbridge, P.C. John West................................................................. Express Impressions Rick Whiteside.................... Wetland & Ecological Consultants, LLC JoEllen Wilson.........................................................Reinhardt University

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


for a day! The Chamber’s Partners in Education Committee, in conjunction with the Cherokee County School District & Chamber member private schools, will host the 13th Annual “Principal For A Day” program on Wednesday, October 10th. This program encourages increased awareness of public & private education among community leaders and also furthers relationships between Cherokee County schools and the larger community. The half-day program will provide participants with the opportunity to learn first-hand about current educational issues, the changing roles of school administrators and the daily challenges facing educators, while offering principals the perspective and input of a person outside of the system. The program will conclude with a seated luncheon from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Chamber’s Terrace Level. The Guest Speaker for this year’s luncheon will be Dr. Ken Harmon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for Kennesaw State University. Applications will be accepted until September 26th. For more information contact the Amy Blanton at 770-345-0400 or Amy@ CherokeeChamber.com.

Luncheon Sponsors:

Cherokee County’s Top Ten in Ten pictured (front row, left to right): Jeff Rusbridge - Partner, Dyer & Rusbridge, PC; Chris Bishop - Attorney, Law Firm of Barry W. Bishop, PC; Alison Higgins - Community Relations Coordinator, Northside Hospital-Cherokee; Mark Goddard - Manager-Commercial Marketing, Cobb EMC. (back row, left to right) Neil Blackman - Principal, Wetland & Ecological Consultants; Jeremy Swafford - CFO, Southeast Restoration Group; Billy Peppers - Director-Economic Development Services, City of Woodstock; Greta Foll - President, Golden Home Services; Erika Neldner - Managing Editor, Cherokee Ledger-News. Not pictured: Jason Nelms - Founding Partner, Everlast Synthetic Products, LLC.

Leadership Cherokee Class of 2013 Nominations Now Being Accepted! The Chamber began accepting applications on August 1st for the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2013. Sponsored each year by the Chamber, Leadership Cherokee boasts more than 475 graduates since the program’s inception in 1987. “Leadership Cherokee produces experienced leaders for business, civic and political roles in our community,” stated Tom Heard, General Manager of the Cherokee County Water Authority and 2012 Chamber Chair.

the Incoming Chair of the 2013 Leadership Cherokee Steering Committee. Nominations for the prestigious Leadership Cherokee program will be accepted through October 1st. Following an application and interview process, the class – which varies in size each year - will be chosen in November. Cost for this ninemonth program that begins in January 2013 and concludes in September 2013, is $675 for Chamber members and $825 for non-members. The fee includes a one-year individual Chamber membership for non-members.

“Monthly programs for the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2013 will include a variety of topics such as education, justice, infrastructure, public safety, healthcare, and city/county/state government. A community service project will also be integrated into the program,” said Susan Filiberto, MUST Ministries, who is

For further information regarding Leadership Cherokee or to receive a nomination form, please contact the Chamber office at 770-345-0400 or e-mail the Chamber at Info@CherokeeChamber.com.


Fall Workshop Schedule Presented By: Branding Your Way To Higher Profits September 12th 11:30 am – 2 pm (Lunch is provided) Cost: $30 Members / $55 Non-members Join LaVon Lewis, President of Pencilworx Design Group, an award-winning branding and marketing expert, as we dive into the importance of building a master brand and creating a digital presence. Your brand is what customers think of every time they see or hear about you and your company. When customers think about your company, what comes to mind? The average American is bombarded by more than 3,000 advertising messages per day. How do you stand out? Attend this session and learn creative, sure-fire secrets to attract the “RIGHT” customer. Learn how building a great brand can effect your bottom line and five hidden messages that is a MUST have in branding. Also, don’t miss the popular LIVE BRAND AUDIT! We will read your business card and tell you what your brand is saying behind your back on the spot. This by far is a must see! Speaker: LaVon Lewis, Pencilworx Design Group

Refresh Your Minds, Restore Your Revenues! Prospecting & Sales Techniques That Actually Work! November 7th 11:30 am – 2 pm (Lunch is provided) Cost: $30 Members / $55 Non-members Don’t miss your opportunity to learn prospecting and sales techniques that actually work! Take advantage of spending the day with sales professionals who specialize in locating and closing new business opportunities. If you are a business to business company, you absolutely want to be at this event! Get ready to learn to sell smarter, not harder! This is a hands on event so bring your laptop, accounts with barriers you can’t seem to break, old accounts you have lost and want to gain back into your company, or just bring your wish list. You are guaranteed to leave with a new appointment! Due to one on one coaching, attendance is limited so reserve your space early! Speaker: Twanna Woods, Icebreakers Unlimited

Taking the Next Step with Social Media October 24th 11:30 am – 2 pm (Lunch is provided)

All workshops are held in the Chamber’s Terrace Level, 3605 Marietta Highway, Canton.

Cost: $30 Members / $55 Non-members An intermediate to advanced session for those who are already comfortable with using Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Pinterest, and other social networks to promote their businesses, this class will look at writing a social media business plan, having a workable strategy, and integrating your social media efforts into a cohesive online marketing plan. We’ll also take a look at how to pare down your social media use to a laser-sharp focus to maximize your time and efficiency. Please bring your laptops and your burning social media questions for a lively interactive class and discussion! Speaker: Maura Neill, REALTOR, The Gebhardt Group

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 or visit www.CherokeeChamber.com.


All Hazards

Preparedness

RIAC

Is Your Business Ready?

Regional Issues Advisory Council

October 19th 7:30-9:00 am

Regional Issues Awareness focuses on topics that effect not only Cherokee County and its residents but the region as well.

2012 Series Sponsor

Location:

City of Woodstock-Magnolia Hall 108 Arnold Mill Rd, Bldg C, Woodstock

Speaker:

Robby Westbrook, MS, CEM

Cherokee Co. Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Mgmt.

RSVP to Gini@CherokeeChamber.com by October 17th.

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce NEW MEMBER COFFEE

Thursday, September 27, 2012

7:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Sponsored By:

Chamber Terrace Level 3605 Marietta Highway Canton 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:

Thursday, September 27th Tuesday, October 23rd Thursday, November 29th Noon Cost: $12

What to expect:  Networking  Chamber Overview  Member Benefits

RSVP By September 24th to Nichole@CherokeeChamber.com or 770.345.0400.

Network in a “leads-type” environment with 12 non-competitive Chamber members! Reservations are taken on a first call basis and are limited to one attendee per categorical listing.

To register contact Gini at 770-345-0400 or Gini@CherokeeChamber.com


Presented by:

Friday, November 9th 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Booth Space & Sponsorships Available!

(FREE! One printed photo provided per visit. Bring your own camera, too! )

Booths: $150 Members/ $200 Non-Members Contact Kelly@CherokeeCounty.com for booth sales & Gini@CherokeeChamber.com for sponsorship information.


May 26th - August 24th

Cartersville Jewelry Exchange

1552 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 170, Canton Jewelry Store

Bethesda Community Clinic, Inc.

107 Mountain Brook Dr, Suite 100, Canton Nonprofit Organization

Southeast Swimwear

12926 Hwy 92, Suite 500, Woodstock Retail Swimwear

What A Girl Wants

1455 Riverstone Pkwy, Suite 120, Canton Gift Shop


May 26th - August 24th

Salon Bella’s

Blue Chip Air

9999 Hwy 92, Suite 160, Woodstock Hair Salon

20 Bledsoe Rd, Suite 1000, Newnan, Heating & Air Sales & Service (Commercial)

The Premier Group Keller Williams

Woodstock Christian Church

8604 Main St, Woodstock Real Estate

7700 Highway 92, Woodstock Church


May 26th - August 24th

Werner Pediatric Dentistry

Cherokee County Senior Services

Sweet Escapes, LLC

Canton Communicators Toastmasters Club

250 Parkbrooke Place, Suite 250, Woodstock Dentist (Pediatric)

9776 East Cherokee Dr, Canton Restaurant (Ice Cream - Coffee)

1001 Univeter Road, Canton Government - County

Meeting Location - G. Cecil Pruett Family YMCA 151 Waleska Street, Canton Nonprofit Organization


Congratulations to the following members who joined the Chamber from May 30th - August 28th. Please take the time to welcome and patronize them.

94th Airlift Wing Colonel Timothy Tarchick 1342 Dobbins Place, RM 1019 Dobbins ARB, GA 30069-4916 678-655-5716 Government - U.S. Brandon Beach 3100 Brierfield Rd Alpharetta, GA 30004-1159 678-640-1811 Individual Cherokee Imaging Center Jonna Roopas 2000 Village Professional Dr, Suite 100 Canton, GA 30114-8499 678-324-1306 Health Care Cliff’s Fire Extinguisher Co. Inc. Cliff Bennett 311 Bell Park Dr Woodstock, GA 30188-1663 770-591-5271 Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service Duke Realty Ketan Sanghvi 3715 Davinci Court, Suite 300 Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092-2670 770-717-3200 Real Estate Agents & Brokers - Commercial ERA Sunrise Realty - George Mayer George Mayer 157 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Suite 100 Canton, GA 30114-1700 770-720-1515 Real Estate Agents & Brokers Farmers Insurance Group Meghan Whitsel 13010 Morris Rd, Bldg 2 Alpharetta, GA 30004-5097 770-862-6055 Insurance

Gina M. Cole, CPA, P.C. Gina Cole 2230 Towne Lake Pkwy, Bldg 400 Suite 130 Woodstock, GA 30189-5540 770-592-1717 Accountant Knox Hamby 5012 India Lake Dr Acworth, GA 30102-6386 770-928-6047 Individual - Retired Highlander Management Solutions, LLC Mark Mozley 241 River Park N Dr Woodstock, GA 30188-7835 678-445-4441 Business Consulting Services Hillside United Methodist Church Dr. Doug Thrasher 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy Woodstock, GA 30189-8133 770-924-4777 Church J & M Gas Works, Inc. Jerome Miller 106 Newcastle Walk Woodstock, GA 30188-6086 770-668-6681 Gas Line Installation Mauldin & Jenkins LLC Matt Menerey 200 Galleria Pkwy, Suite 1700 Atlanta, GA 30339-5946 770-955-8600 Accountants Mountain Lakes Insurance Jeff Nevison 2451 Towne Lake Pkwy, Suite 400 Woodstock, GA 30189-7701 770-926-9444 Insurance NexSlim of Towne Lake Holli Edie 200 Parkbrooke Dr, Suite 130 Woodstock, GA 30189-6331 678-888-0332 Healthcare


New Members , continued North Georgia Health District Jennifer King 100 W Walnut Ave, Suite 92 Dalton, GA 30720-8441 706-272-2342 Nonprofit Organization (Governmental) Papa P’s Caron Catalan 2295 Towne Lake Pkwy, Suite 160 Woodstock, GA 30189-5520 770-592-3100 Restaurant Frank Reynolds 224 Spearfish Dr Canton, GA 30114-4285 678-983-3292 Individual River Ridge High School Tami Smith 400 Arnold Mill Road Woodstock, GA 30188-2834 770-591-8450 Education Seniors Helping Seniors Mary DuBois 215 Quincy Lane Roswell, GA 30076-3975 678-694-8860 Senior Care Snelling Staffing & Professional Services Larkin Dailey 3101 Towercreek Pkwy, Suite 650 Atlanta, GA 30339-3206 770-953-6003 Staffing Services SolAmor Hospice Dana Dockery 115 Woodland Way, Suite 110 Canton, GA 30114-7035 770-704-9982 Hospice Care Sweet Escapes, LLC Wendy Bridle 9776 East Cherokee Dr Canton, GA 30115-6254 678-880-9176 Restaurant (Ice Cream - Coffee)

The Velvet Cloak Resale & Consignment Store Lorraine Mitchell 9334 Main St Woodstock, GA 30188-3761 678-494-0444 Consignment Shop TrustWorkz Inc. Susan Wright 2449 Towne Lake Pkwy Woodstock, GA 30189-5525 770-615-3275 Marketing Services Webforge David Sanders 139 Hidden Creek Dr Canton, GA 30114-1291 404-939-5793 Web Design, Graphic Design, Web Maintenance & Website Design Troy Welker 1415 Upper Burris Rd Canton, GA 30114-4308 404-936-4576 Individual Window World of Atlanta Stefan Edwards 2125 Corporate Dr, Suite 101 Marietta, GA 30067-8720 770-303-0757 Home Improvement Wood & Fullerton Goodyear Rick Kaiser 2080 Cumming Hwy Canton, GA 30114-8071 770-704-1717 Automotive Service & Tires Woodstock Art & Glass Analisa Guay 8670 Main St Woodstock, GA 30188-4938 770-899-2518 Jewelry / Art Store Woodstock Hippie Shop Ashley Gillis 1105 Parkside Lane, Suite 1326 Woodstock, GA 30189-5380 770-517-2620 Retail Woodstock Market & Show Karen Bennett 5500 Bells Ferry Rd Acworth, GA 30102-2526 770-517-7771 Consignment / Home Décor & Furniture Store


Membership Renewals..... member since

May 30th - August 28th

member since

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

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

AAA Auto Club South........................................................................ 7/27/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ameris Bank....................................................................................... 7/23/2002

Days Inn, Canton................................................................................ 8/21/2003

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

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

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

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

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

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

AroundAbout Local Media, Inc............................................................ 8/1/1997

Edward Jones - Ivan Garcia, Financial Advisor.................................... 6/2/2008

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

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

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

Enable of Georgia, Inc........................................................................ 6/26/2001

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

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

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

Family Tradition Restaurant................................................................. 6/8/2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canongate Golf Clubs......................................................................... 4/21/2006

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

Canton Dairy Queen........................................................................... 7/25/2011

Gateway Builders, Inc......................................................................... 7/15/2008

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

Georgia Dental Implant Center / Gentle Dental Care......................... 6/17/2009

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia Hospice by Harden Healthcare..............................................7/20/2011

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

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

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

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

Cherokee Charter Academy................................................................ 7/29/2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gymboree Play & Music.....................................................................6/28/2011

Cherokee Computer............................................................................ 1/21/1997

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

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

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

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

HelmsBriscoe...................................................................................... 3/20/2009

Cherokee Family Dental....................................................................... 8/6/2008

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

Cherokee Ledger News....................................................................... 7/14/1995

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

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

Home Sweet Home Cleaning Service................................................... 5/7/2010

Chick-fil-A of Towne Lake................................................................. 7/29/1998

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Membership Renewals, continued

May 30th - August 28th

member since

member since

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

State Senator Chip Rogers ................................................................. 3/18/2002

Williams Johnston................................................................................6/15/2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bill Sebring......................................................................................... 7/27/2011

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

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

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

Shane’s Rib Shack............................................................................... 8/21/2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

State Farm Insurance Trummie Patrick III Agency............................ 6/14/2011

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

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

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

Superior Court Chief Judge Frank Mills............................................... 9/1/1978

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

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

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

The Art of Home Improvement........................................................... 3/15/2010

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

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

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

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

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

The Hope Center................................................................................. 7/27/2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

Park Pediatric Dentistry of Woodstock..................................................8/5/2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

Towne Lake Rotary Club.................................................................... 4/27/2011

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

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

Play N Trade Video Games, Canton....................................................12/2/2009

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

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

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

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

WellStar................................................................................................. 7/6/1995

ProCore Solutions................................................................................7/29/2009

WLJA - 101.1 FM / WPGY - 1580 AM.............................................. 8/24/1998

Prudential Georgia Realty - Kaylin Pound..........................................8/31/1992

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

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

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

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

Woodstock Visitors Center @ Dean’s Store....................................... 6/14/2006

REMCO Solutions, Inc........................................................................3/11/2005

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

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

Yours Forever Portraits....................................................................... 4/29/2011

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

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

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

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


We’re Honored To Serve You. areas of specialty 24 hr. Emergency Services (adult & pediatric) Breast Care Center Cancer Institute Cardiac Catheterization Lab Critical / ICU Care Imaging / Interventional Radiology Services Maternity / Special Care Nurseries Nutritional & Diabetes Services Pediatric Inpatient Services Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Radiation Oncology Rehabilitation Services Sleep Disorders Center Surgical Services

(770) 720-5100 • www.northside.com


Chamber Photo Opportunities Chamber Classic Tournament Winners

Restaurant Gift Card Raffle Winner 1st Place – Cobb EMC Team Members (l to r): Tim Sosbee, Mark Goddard, Jennifer Goddard & Denise Killeen.

Kenny Phelps (left) was the lucky winner of the Chamber’s “Restaurant Raffle”! He took home more than $600 in Chamber Member Restaurant gift cards! Thanks to all of the restaurants who supported this raffle--as well as those who purchased tickets!

2nd Place – Windstream Communications Team Members (l to r): Benny Middleton, Marc Whalen, Kenny Reed & Gary Middleton.

3rd Place – Community & Southern Bank Team Members (l to r): Tony Britton, Sarandy Gaitanoglou, Rick Ingram & Joe Scripture.

Congratulations to Hugh Beaver with Community Bank & Trust (left), who was named by Chamber Chairman Tom Heard, Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority, as the Chairman’s Council Volunteer of the Quarter during the June Good Morning Cherokee Breakfast.


Entrepreneur of the Quarter The second Entrepreneur of the Quarter award for this year was presented to Brian & Michelle Meek, who own Footprints Publishing. Footprints currently publishes My Woodstock Monthly, My Roswell Monthly, My Alpharetta Monthly, My West Canton Monthly and My East Canton Monthly. Their mission is to build a sense of community and pride in local areas by providing its residents with positive stories and timely information. The magazines are distributed each month free by mail and in magazine racks located in high traffic local businesses throughout our community.

Brian & Michelle Meek Footprints Publishing

Small Businesses Meet with Gingrey

U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey met with Chamber member small business representatives recently concerning issues effecting their companies. Healthcare and taxes were among the top challenges. From service businesses to manufacturers to insurance agencies, a cross section of members joined in the conversation.

Active in the Chamber and community, Michelle is a member of the Chamber’s Education Committee. The Meek’s live in Cherokee County with their two daughters.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS....... Northside Develops Towne Lake Campus Northside Hospital-Cherokee is proud to announce a major strategic partnership with Duke Realty to construct a new 4-story, 100,000 square-foot, Class A Medical Office Building (MOB). The MOB will be constructed on the former site of the Madison Pointe commercial/residential development at the corner of I-575 and Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock. The building will be built and managed by Duke Realty, but will be called the Northside-Cherokee/Towne Lake Medical Campus. “We are excited about this project and the increased access it will provide the community to the high-quality health care services and facilities they have come to expect from Northside,” said Billy Hayes, CEO of Northside Hospital-Cherokee. “This new campus is sure to be a valuable health care asset to the citizens of the south Cherokee (Towne Lake and Woodstock) areas.” Demolition of the previous structures on the property have been completed to make way for the new MOB and surface and parking deck spaces totaling 509. In order to help protect the environment, up to 75 percent of the materials generated by the demolition will be recycled. Additionally, the architect will seek to obtain LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Certification Institute as an environmentally-friendly facility. The medical campus will offer a variety of outpatient medical services and a wide array of physician practices, representing numerous medical specialties. Woodstock’s total population is projected to increase by 14.7 percent from 2011 to 2016 and total households are expected to increase by 15.6 percent during the same time frame. Additionally, Woodstock’s total population represents approximately 44 percent of Cherokee County’s total population. Obviously, this expected growth will require increased access to local health care services for this community. An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held. The construction of the new MOB will commence immediately. The new medical campus is expected to be completed and open for business as early as August 2013. The medical campus is located approximately four miles south of Northside’s Holly Springs Medical Campus and is approximately 11 miles south of the future home of the Northside Hospital-Cherokee replacement campus. “We look forward to offering additional health care services throughout Cherokee and the surrounding communities,” added Billy Hayes. “With the long-anticipated replacement hospital soon to be under construction and two comprehensive outpatient

medical campuses in this area, patients will have even greater access to Northside’s high-quality medical services.” For medical space leasing information for the Northside-Cherokee/Towne Lake Medical Campus, call 404-851-8381.

Castleberry Receives Edward Jones Award Ned Castleberry of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Canton recently won the firm’s Jack Phelan Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. Castleberry was one of 300 of the firm’s 12,000 financial advisors to receive the Jack Phelan award. “Ned’s success hinges on his ability to know and understand the financial needs and goals of his clients, long-term individual investors,” said Jim Weddle, the firm’s managing partner. “Our clients most appreciate recommendations tailored to their situations and the high level of personal service Ned provides.” “It’s truly an honor to receive recognition for building relationships with those clients we serve,” said Castleberry. “And it’s quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such as Jack Phelan who was dedicated to individual investors and understood each investor’s unique financial goals.” Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with more than 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. In January 2012, for the 13th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 5 overall and No. 3 in Large Size Companies. These 13 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for nine years, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones. Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. Locate Edward Jones online at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.


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Cost:

$15 with reservation $20 no reservation $25 Future Members Monthly networking events held in Chamber member businesses. No program - simply networking!

September 25th 4:30-6:00 pm Sponsor Location:

121 E Main St, Canton RSVP to Gini@CherokeeChamber.com by September 21st.

September 6th 7:00 am Sponsor:

Speaker:

Dr. Ike Reighard, President & CEO MUST Ministries RSVP by 5pm on September 4th.

October 16th 4:30-6:00 pm Sponsor Location:

October 4th 7:00 am Sponsor:

320 Adam Jenkins Memorial Dr, Suite 200 Canton RSVP to Gini@CherokeeChamber.com by October 12th.

November 13th

RSVP by 5pm on October 2nd.

November 1st 7:00 am Sponsor:

4:30-6:00 pm Sponsor Location:

RSVP by 5pm on October 30th.

120 Mountain Brook Dr, Canton, RSVP to Gini@CherokeeChamber.com by November 9th.

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 5pm on Tuesday before the breakfast on Thursday.

NO SHOWS WILL BE BILLED


September-November 2012 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. Monday, September 3

Chamber office closed in observance of Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4 5:00 pm...................................................................Good Morning Cherokee RSVPs Due Thursday, September 6 7:00 am........................................................................................ Good Morning Cherokee Location: Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building Sponsor: LGE Community Credit Union 9:00 am..............................................................................................Executive Committee Friday, September 7

Chamber office closed for Staff Planning

Tuesday, September 11 10:00 am-4:00 pm................................................KSU SBDC Representative at Chamber Wednesday, September 12 11:30 am-2:00 pm...............................................................................BLASTT Workshop Branding Your Way to Higher Profits 4:30 pm ...............................................................................................Finance Committee Thursday, September 13 8:00 am...................................................................................Board of Directors’ Meeting Friday, September 14 8:00 am-Noon................................................................ Leadership Cherokee Graduation Tuesday, September 25 8:00 am.........................................................................................Going Green Committee 4:30-6:00 pm.....................................................................................Business After Hours Sponsor Location: Jones & Cloud, Inc. Insurance Wednesday, September 26 5:00 pm................................................. Deadline for “Principal For A Day” Applications Thursday, September 27 7:30 am.............................................................................................. New Member Coffee Sponsor: WellStar Noon....................................................................................12@12 Networking Luncheon Monday, October 1 5:00 pm..........................................................Leadership Cherokee Nomination Deadline Tuesday, October 2 10:00 am-4:00 pm................................................KSU SBDC Representative at Chamber 5:00 pm...................................................................Good Morning Cherokee RSVPs Due Wednesday, October 3 3:00 pm.......................................................................... Workforce Development Council Thursday, October 4 7:00 am........................................................................................ Good Morning Cherokee Location: Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building Sponsor: Rock Creek Manor Assisted Living 9:00 am..............................................................................................Executive Committee 9:00 am......................................................................... “Principal For A Day” Orientation Friday, October 5 8:30 am................................................................................Governmental Affairs Council 11:00 am-3:00 pm..........................Leadership Cherokee Class of 2013 Planning Session

Wednesday, October 10 ........................................................................................................ “Principal For A Day” 12:30 pm-2:30 pm.......................................................... “Principal For A Day” Luncheon 6-8:00 pm......................................................Chamber Knockdown Bowling Tournament Location: Cherokee Lanes, Canton Tuesday, October 16 4:30-6:00 pm.....................................................................................Business After Hours Sponsor Location: Remco Friday, October 19 7:30 am......................................................................... Regional Issues Advisory Council Program: All Hazard Preparedness: Is Your Business Ready? City of Woodstock Magnolia Hall, 108 Arnold Mill Rd, Bldg. C Tuesday, October 23 Noon................................................................................... 12@12 Networking Luncheon Wednesday, October 24 11:30 am-2:00 pm.............................................................................. BLASTT Workshop Taking the Next Step with Social Media Tuesday, October 30 8:00 am.........................................................................................Going Green Committee 10:00 am.................................................................................Jingle Bell $hop Orientation 3:30 pm................................................................................................. Work Ready Team 5:00 pm...................................................................Good Morning Cherokee RSVPs Due Thursday, November 1 7:00 am........................................................................................Good Morning Cherokee Location: Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building Sponsor: Goshen Valley Boys Ranch Tuesday, November 6 10:00 am-4:00 pm............................................... KSU SBDC Representative at Chamber Wednesday, November 7 11:30 am-2:00 pm.............................................................................. BLASTT Workshop Prospecting & Sales Techniques that Actually Work Noon-2:00 pm................................2012 & 2013 Executive Committee Planning Session 2:30-3:30 pm................................................................... New Board Member Orientation Thursday, November 8 9:00 am....................................................................... First Citizen Applications Accepted 3:30 pm............................................................................................ Education Committee Friday, November 4 11:00am-8:00 am......................................................................................Jingle Bell $hop Location: Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building Tuesday, November 13 10:30 am...............................................................................................Finance Committee 4:30-6:00 pm.....................................................................................Business After Hours Sponsor Location: Southeast Restoration Group Thursday, November 15 8:00 am...................................................................................Board of Directors’ Meeting 9:00 am-2:00 pm......................................................Board of Directors’ Planning Session Thursday & Friday, November 22 -23 Chamber office closed in observance of Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 28 8:00 am.........................................................................................Going Green Committee Thursday, November 29th Noon................................................................................... 12@12 Networking Luncheon


VISIONS September-November 2012