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Official Newsletter of the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce

THE CHAMBER CORNER

Volume 10, Issue 6

June 2010

Chamber’s Awards Banquet

Networking Nick-Nacks

Tired of Making Cold Calls for Business? No one enjoys making cold calls when trying to find new business prospects. When was the last time you attended a Chamber networking event? At networking events, fellow Chamber members are just as eager to hear what you have to say about your business as they are about telling you about their business. After all, giving referrals for one another is what networking is all about! Stop making cold calls and start meeting warm smiles by RSVPing for the next Business After Hours or Networking @ Noon. Remember to wear your nametag and bring lots of business cards!

Connect . . .

Save . . .

Jump In . . .

Bunny Money

On Monday, May 3, the Chamber celebrated our 31st birthday, while recognizing the business community’s accomplishments and honoring those in our community that have excelled at our Annual Awards Banquet. See the insert for full details on the evenings festivities. Pictured above, Lenwood Pickens, Ambassador of the Year; Michael and Laura Gailey, Business People of the Year; Dottie McClain, Volunteer of the Year; Ferrell Haley, Edward Rice Youth in Excellence Award; and Georgia Power Company, Citizen of the Year.

Fun for Everyone!

It’s a great time of year to live, work and play in Eatonton-Putnam County. From the Dairy Festival, to First Friday’s at Harmony Crossing to the Meet Me at the Plaza, there is family fun for everyone. Be sure to see the insert titled “Member to Member” News and Events to mark your calendar for all the wonderful events going on. There are many summer camps for the kids too! Be sure to check your weekly e-mail for reminders on these great events. Remember to always check the calendar at www.eatonton.com for a full list of community events. When it comes time for dining, shopping or lake recreation, or getting your boat in gear for summer, remember to call the Chamber and we will refer one of your fellow Chamber members. Remember to check out the Hot Deals and “Member to Member” discounts on our Web site too for some great discounts!

-Chamber, Kiwanas and community Celebrated PatriotismThe Chamber and Kiwanis Club of Eatonton held Celebrate Patriotism, the community’s preMemorial Day event on Thursday, May 27 at The Plaza Arts Center. Locals gathered on the Plaza lawn and enjoyed complementary hot dogs, chips, drinks and ice cream. The memorial wall was on display while the sideshow ran in the auditorium. At 6 p.m., the program began which included music by the The 434th Signal Corps band, the Presentation of the Colors by the Putnam County High School’s JROTC, 21 Gun Salute by the Eatonton Police Department and a special presentation of the Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication from the Eatonton Town and Country Garden Club. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible: Better Hometown, Bone Island Grill at Crooked Creek Marina, City of Eatonton, Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee, Eatonton Kiwanis Club, Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation, Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Fowler Flemister Concrete, Gailey Law Firm, Georgia Power Company, The Peoples Bank, Pinnacle Credit Union, The Plaza Arts Center, Putnam General Hospital, Rountree’s IGA, Town and Country Garden Club, First United Methodist Church Women and Wal-Mart.


Welcome

New Chamber Members! Deer Run Farm Florist, Ken Hodges

113 Harmony Crossing, Suite 8, Eatonton / (706) 484-0999 Full Service Florist / Gifts & Accessories

Georgia Fall Line Properties, Ted Baker 2561 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro / (706) 453-2397 Land Surveyors / Planners / Developers Real Estate Development Oconee Powersports Repair, Dee Hewitt

637 Old Phoenix Road, Eatonton / (706) 485-0077 Repair Services For Jet Skis, ATV’s, Boats and Motorcycles

On Cloud 9, Cindy Gregory

103 S. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton / (706) 485-0036 Junior’s /Women’s Clothing, Shoes, Bags and Accessories

Ron Taylor Custom Homes, LLC, Ron Taylor 152 Waters Edge Drive, Eatonton / (706) 473-1308 Custom Home Builder & Renovations

Newcomers to community! Velvie Benton: 143 Southshore Drive, Eatonton Donna Schreiber: 129 Crooked Creek Drive, Eatonton Welcome these new Chamber members and newcomers by sending a letter from your business telling about your services and welcome them to our community!

Around the Office

RSVP

Business After Hours Co-sponsored by Pinnacle Credit Union and Putnam General Hospital

Thursday, June 10, 5 to 7 p.m. At the Lake Oconee Branch of Pinnacle Credit Union Engage in networking after work over refreshments. Evening includes networking activities and a 50/50 cash raffle.

Lunch-N-Learn

Successful Strategies in a Down Economy

Wednesday, June 16, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. $15, Includes Lunch At the Plaza Arts Center Seminar Description: Revisit some of the basic strategies that can help small businesses continue to survive the tough economic times.Topics to be discussed include cash flow management, pricing, marketing, customer service and effective leadership.

Presented by: Macon Small Business Development Center

Meet the Chamber’s summer intern! Angela Lockard is the Chamber’s new intern! Angela is from Lawrenceville, GA and is currently a student at Georgia College & State University majoring in Mass Communication. She will graduate in December 2010. As a Chamber intern, Angela will be assisting in the day-to-day operations and will write press releases, design brochures and attend meetings / networking functions. After graduation, Angela will be searching for a job doing public relations for any type of company in the Lake Country area.

Chamber holds Annual Board Retreat. On May 20, the Chamber staff and Board of Directors spent the day reviewing all Chamber programs, determining the strengths and opportunities. Many new ideas were discussed and we’re excited to implement them throughout the year! If you ever have any feedback for the Chamber, please just call, e-mail or stop by, our door is always open. Our Board members are available to hear your business needs too!

Sponsored by: Putnam General Hospital, The Peoples Bank, Fowler Flemister Concrete, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Bone Island Grill at Crooked Creek Marina and Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee.

Networking @ Noon Sponsored by

Smith Family Chiropractic

Wednesday, July 21, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10, Includes Lunch At The Plaza Arts Center Network over lunch with leading partners in the business community. Agenda includes lunch, Chamber updates, sponsor presentation, table introductions, commercials and general networking. Page 2


Ribbon Cuttings Celebrated Williams Funeral Home

Williams Funeral Home celebrated the renovation and opening of the new Eatonton Funeral Home. Williams Funeral Home is a third-generation family owned and operated business that offers funeral services, monuments, memorials and cremation by licensed funeral directors. Located at 306 N. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton, GA 31024. For more information, call Rick Williams or Cameron Williams at (706) 485-3303 or visit www.williamsfuneralhome.net.

R&R Insurance

Nichols, Cauley sponsors May Networking @ Noon

The Chamber held Networking @ Noon on May 19, 2010 at Cuscowilla’s Waterside Restaurant. The networking event was sponsored by Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC. Teresa Treadwell and Jaclynn Smith both gave the sponsor presentation and brought lots of great door prizes. Over thirty members enjoyed networking over lunch which included table networking, 30 second commercials and general networking. Pictured above, Doug Tumlin of Pilot Builders exchanges business cards with Nichole Mesik of Embry Farm Services.

R&R Insurance Group, LLC celebrated opening for business at Lake Oconee. R&R Insurance Group offers a full range of risk management services including commercial/business, personal, life and health insurance. R&R is able to negotiate on behalf of customers from a wide variety of carriers. This new approach allows customers to make one phone call to cover all family and business insurance needs. Located at 953 Harmony Road, Suite 107, Eatonton, GA 31024. For more information, call Donnan Oyler at (706) 991-9832 or e-mail quotes@rrinsurancegroup. com.

Oconee Power Sports Repair

Oconee Powersports Repair held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new ownership of Dee Hewitt. Oconee Powersports offers repair services for jet skis, ATV’s, boats and motorcycles. The new owners saw a good opportunity to grow a previously established business (Jet Repair) from the same prior location. Located at 637 Old Phoenix Road, Eatonton, GA 31024. For more information, call (706) 485-0077. Page 3

People are looking for you! Web Site & Online Directory Report Card Total Web site visitors of www.eatonton.com for May: 9,941

Top Keywords Searched For: Roofing Hotel Funeral Total Views of Members: 2,299 Banks Dentist Total Member Web Sites Linked Landscape To: 513 Builder Plumber Top Businesses Viewed: Awnings Techknow Gurus Hair Salon Bodyplex Fitness Adventure Bone Island Grill at Crooked Creek Top Category Quick Links: Saltamacchio’s Tang Soo Do Karate Restaurant, Food and Beverage Del Webb Lake Oconee Real Estate, Moving & Storage Allgood Pest Solutions Government, Education Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee Lodging & Travel ASP Pool and Spa Computers & Telecommunications Georgia Watersports Lake Oconee Dentistry Top Category Selections: Restaurants Lake Oconee Rental Lodging-Hotels / Resorts ATC Lock & Key Real Estate Typhoon Tommy’s Rentals Boutiques / Gift Shops Builders / Contractors


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Reach over 600 contacts with a newsletter insert. Submission deadline is the 20th of each month. Cost is $50. Supply 300 copies and an electronic file. Thank you to our newsletter sponsors: Exchange Bank Lake Oconee Saltamacchio’s Tang Soo Do Karate Are you a Chamber Cheerleader? You should be, as it’s proven that Chamber membership boosts your community image. Display your plaque with pride, showcase your membership on your Web site and email signature (we can provide logos), support fellow members, refer your business neighbors to become a member of the Chamber (you’ll earn $10 in Bunny Money for each member). We’re proud to have you as a Chamber member and we hope you are proud to be one!

Chamber Staff

Roddie Anne Blackwell, President Becky Needham, Membership Manager Bonnie Simmons, Tourism Manager Chairman: Mike Rowland, Putnam County Board of Education Vice Chair: Laura Gailey, The Gailey Law Firm, LLC Treasurer: Jon Butler, The Peoples Bank Terri Camp, Rock Eagle 4-H Center Bernard Holston, Bernard’s Family Funeral Care Joe Hudson, Farmers & Merchants Bank Wes Lewis, Georgia Power Company Land Department Marty Phillips, Techknow Gurus Gene Thurston, Neighborhood Cleaners Cynthia Wallace, Sycamore Oconee Real Estate Lowell White, III, Calvert & White Custom Homes Tom Wooten, Georgia Forestry Commission

Thank You

To our 2010 Chamber Champions:


Member News & Events

Member “Good” News Review!

Happy 20 years to Larry Mauldin, Brett Mauldin and the team at Marble Works, Inc.! The company opened in June of 1990 with 3,000 square feet and two employees. Marble Works has grown to over 25,000 square feet of fabrication and showroom space and today employees 25 people. Products include Granite, Marble, Silestone, Cambria, Solid Surface, Cultured Marble, Poured Granite. Located at 841 Harmony Road, Eatonton, GA 31024. For more information, call (706) 485-3337 or visit www.marbleworksinc.com. Happy one year to Becky Pitman and the team at Stitching Barn! The Stitching Barn is a new Chamber member and recently celebrated one year of business! Offering retail fabric, quilting, classes, alterations and sewing. Located at 105 Clack Circle, Suite 400, Eatonton, GA 31024. For more information, call (706) 485-0028. Do you have some good news to share regarding your business? An anniversary, expansion, new jobs? If so, we want to share it with your fellow Chamber members!

Members News and Updates Allgood Pest Solutions has offered a new “Member to Member” Discount: Receive 50 percent off initial quarterly pest control services with a one year agreement to all Chamber Members. Call Burton Ayres at (706) 485-1233 or (478) 697-5369 or email bayres@ allgoodpests.com. The Plaza Arts Center and Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation still have bricks available to buy for the walk to the Plaza Arts Center. Each brick is $50 and includes two lines with a maximum of 15 letters and spaces per line. For more information, call (706) 4856515. The Bone Island Grill at Crooked Creek Marina is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2010 Freedom Fest on the 4th of July. The event will benefit diabetes related charities. To find out more about volunteering at this community event for a great cause, visit www.lakecountryfreedomfestival.com or call Nancy Mozzone at (770) 985-1039. Goodwill is coming to Lake Oconee and needs your help. Gently used clothing and household items donated to Goodwill are sold in Goodwill’s stores, and 84 cents of every dollar is used to support mission related services to individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. June 12-17, Goodwill will open a new donation drive at the Lake Welcome Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., please bring your donations of gently used clothing and merchandise. In July, the Job Connection will open, and the upscale retail store will open as soon as enough community support is garnered. For more information on Goodwill’s services, contact Community Manager Lynn Hudson at (706) 816-3354. Eenoco Loco Thursdays: every Thursday, Eenoco will be open till Midnight. After 9:00 p.m. take 40 percent off your entire check (ex-

cludes all menu items with lobster). Enjoy Karoake on the patio every Thursday night from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bar is open until 1 a.m. Tiki Bar will be open on the patio serving 40 percent off drinks beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, call (706) 485-7377. Saltamacchio’s Tang Soo Do Karate announces its Karate Summer Camp weeks: June 14-18, July 12-16 or July 26-30. Each camp is Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ages four through 12. Perfect opportunity for anyone that has ever wanted to try karate and Martial Arts. In addition to karate classes each day, children will participate in a variety of fun activities! Each class is limited to 12 students. $150 per week for non members. All students get a free t-shirt. Pack a sack lunch and snack for Monday through Thursday, free drinks all week and lunch on Friday. For more information, call (706) 991-9925 or email mrray@plantationcable.net. Camp Broadway returns to The Plaza Arts Center the week of June 14-18. The popular musical theatre camp directed by the staff form the Oconee Youth Playhouse in Watkinsville, gives participants a chance to be a part of a musical theatre show-complete with singing, acting and choreography. Session 1 (rising first through third grade, $100) will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and Session 2 (rising fourth and up, $150) will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Scholarships are available. For more information, call (706) 923-1655 or email tpacdirector@ bellsouth.net. Plaza Arts Kids Summer Art Camp will take place at The Plaza Arts Center the week of July 26 - 30. A week of creativity, fun and varied art experiences. Rising first grade through rising sixth grade. 9 a.m. until noon. Cost is $80.00 per child. For more information, contact The Plaza Arts Center at (706) 923-1655. Farmer’s Markets continue: Local produce, baked goods and more continues throughout summer: -Harmony Crossing Market. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Saturday through September on the lawn at Harmony Crossing Shopping Center. For more information, contact David Hoersten at (706) 923-0190 or dhoersten@vharmonycrossing.com -Eatonton City Market. 4 to 7 p.m. each Thursday through September on the Courthouse Square in downtown Eatonton. For more information, contact Eatonton Better Hometown, Katy Smith (706) 749-9150 or eatontonbht@yahoo.com.

Member News and Events continued on back... Member News and Events must be submitted in writing to the Chamber by the 20th of each month and may not exceed 100 words. Updates are limited to events and business updates (new location, owner, hours or services.)


Member News & Events

...Continued

June Member Events

4 Harmony Crossing First Friday. 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy live music, a children’s venue with a bouncy house, a car show and merchant specials. Free to the public! For more information, contact David Hoersten at (706) 923-0190 or dhoersten@vharmonycrossing.com

19 Mothers Against Crime Youth Rally at Oconee Springs Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All youth are invited to a day of fun, games, fellowship, inspirational speakers and a cookout. For more information, call (706) 485-5332.

5 The 51st Annual Putnam County Dairy Festival sponsored by The Pilot Club. Celebrate in downtown Eatonton with a parade, live entertainment, booths and more fun for the entire family! Road races begin at 8 a.m., booths open at 9 a.m., parade begins at 10 a.m., the platform program and barbecue on courthouse square begin at 11 a.m. and free entertainment continues until 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (706) 473-0763.

26 Meet Me at the Plaza with Banks & Shane. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring a chair, blanket and the whole family for an exciting evening of music and dancing. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information ,visit www.theplazaartscenter.com or call (706) 923-2686.

5 The 32nd Annual 10K Torture Trail Road Race and One Mile Fun Run sponsored by The Farmers & Merchants Bank, 8 a.m. Classifications are available for all ages, t-shirts distributed to finishers and trophies awarded to winners. There will be no race day registration. For more information, call (706) 485-9941. 5 Live music at Hannah’s. Come enjoy live music and drink specials at Hannah’s Restaurant in Downtown Eatonton from 9 p.m. until. For more information, call (706) 485-7212. 7 Pathways to Healing Healthy Movie Night at Spotlight Theatres. 7 p.m. Come enjoy the movie Supersize Me for FREE!! For more information, call (706) 454-2040. 11 Comedian James Gregory comes to The Plaza Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 for reserved seats and $27 for general admission. Check out James at www.funniestman.com. Purchase tickets online at www. theplazaartscenter.com. For more information, please call (706) 923-1655. 11 Parents Night Out / Kids Movie and Pizza Party with Saltamacchio’s Tang Soo Do Karate in celebration of the opening night for The Karate Kid, 6 to 10 p.m. at Spotlight Theater. Kids will enjoy a night of fun games, pizza, drinks, popcorn, candy and the movie. A karate demonstration will take place in the lobby before the movie. Parents may attend or drop the kids off. Kids are $25 each (movie, pizza, drink, popcorn, candy, karate school and t-shirt for preregistered attendees) Adults are $15 each (movie, upstairs seating, drink, popcorn, bar access). For more information, call (706) 9919925 or email mrray@plantationcable.net. 12 STMA Arts Outreach Program Family Workshop: Petrageous Placemats, 10 a.m. to noon. Have your pets eat in style on their very own special placemat made by you with canvas and acrylic paints. The mats can also be used as a sturdy table protector. Taught by noted decorative painter, Molly Lesnikowski; assisted by STMA docent, Linda Thoman. Admission: $10 adult; $8 children. STMA members receive a $2 discount. Those in financial need may attend free. Reservations are required; please call (706) 342-7557. 18 An Evening with Julia Child at Cuscowilla. Hosted at The Waterside Restaurant, classic Julia Child recipes will be offered, including beef bourguignon and a country pate from duck. Several classic wines will also be offered. For more information and reservations, please call (706) 484-2044. 19 Rock Eagle 4-H Center Presents Canoe Rock Eagle Lake! 10 a.m. to noon. Explore Rock Eagle Lake and see if you can sneak up on our local great blue heron or catch a glimpse of the turtles basking on a log. $10.00 per person R.S.V.P. required. For more information, call (706) 484-2834 or visit www.rockeagle4h.org/ee/community/getreal.html.

28 Pathways to Healing Healthy Cooking Class with Dr. Ramona, Chef Gerald Schmidt and Chef Matt Felix at Reynold’s Landing Clubhouse. 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP required. $30 which includes the class, the meal, tax and gratuity. For more information, call (706) 454-2040.

July Member Events 2 Harmony Crossing First Friday. 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy live music, a children’s venue with a bouncy house, a car show and merchant specials. Free to the public! For more information, contact David Hoersten at (706) 923-0190 or dhoersten@vharmonycrossing.com 3 & 4 Independence Day Weekend at Cuscowilla. The Waterside Restaurant will be serving dinner Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. A special holiday weekend menu will be offered. For reservations and more information, call (706) 484-2044. 3 OPAS presents the 3rd Annual BLAST!, starring Broadway’s Raúl Esparza. The Symphony Orchestra Augusta will take the stage under the Miller-Brown/OPAS orchestra shell beginning at 8:00 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the Ritz-Carlton fireworks display accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, will begin. Tickets $35 for chairs, $20 for adult lawn, $10 for children lawn and $25 for on-site parking. Call the OPAS box office at (706) 999-1518 or go on-line to www.ticketmaster.com beginning June 1st for tickets. 4 Lake Country Freedom Festival at the Bone Island Grill at Crooked Creek Marina. Come and enjoy a fantastic day with fun activities for the whole family, live music and a spectacular fireworks display that night. All proceeds are to benefit Diabetes related charities. For more information, call (770) 985-1039 or visit www.LakeCountryFreedomFestival.com. 17 Rock Eagle 4-H Center Family Adventure presents Canoe Rock Eagle Lake! 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Explore Rock Eagle Lake and see if you can sneak up on our local great blue heron or if you can catch a glimpse of the turtles basking on a log. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (706) 484-2834 or visit www.rockeagle4h.org/ee/community/familyadventure.html. 17 Movies in the Briar Patch. 8 p.m. Enjoy a free movie under the stars on the courthouse lawn. Drinks, baked goods and popcorn will be available. No reserved seating prior to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Eatonton Better Hometown (706) 749-9150 or visit www.eatontonbht.com. 24 Meet Me at the Plaza with The Randall Bramblett Band. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring a chair, blanket and the whole family for an exciting evening of music and dancing. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information visit www.theplazaartscenter.com or call (706) 923-2686. 26 Pathways to Healing Healthy Cooking Class with Dr. Ramona, Chef Gerald Schmidt and Chef Matt Felix at Reynold’s Landing Clubhouse. 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP required. $30 which includes the class, the meal, tax and gratuity. For more information, call (706) 454-2040.


Thank you

for helping The Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce celebrate our 31st Birthday and Annual Awards Banquet!!

Congrat ulat ions on your awards!! Ambassador of the Year ~ Lenwood Pickens Sponsored by: Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce

Business Person of the Year ~ Michael and Laura Gailey Sponsored by: The Peoples Bank and Farmers & Merchants Bank

Volunteer of the Year ~ Dottie McClain Sponsored by: Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.

Youth in Excellence ~ Ferrell Haley Sponsored by: Rice & Batchelor Insurance & Realty

Citizen of the Year ~ Georgia Power Company Sponsored by: Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee


Thank you

to our Corporate Sponsors

AT&T Farmers & Merchants Bank Bone Island Grill at Fowler Flemister Concrete Crooked Creek Marina Georgia Power Company Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee The Peoples Bank

Thank you

to those who made a donation

Silent Auction/Raffle: Blackwell Furniture, Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee, Neighborhood Cleaners, The Plaza Arts Center, Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee, Wanderlust, Pretty in Pink, Techknow Gurus, Typhoon Tommy’s, Bone Island Grill at Crooked Creek Marina, Classic Wines, Bodyplex and Iron Works. Table Sponsorships: Allgood Pest Solutions, Beth’s Boarding and Grooming, Briarpatch Office Products, Bodyplex Fitness Adventure of Lake Oconee, Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee, Exchange Bank, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Fowler Flemister Concrete, Georgia Forestry Commission, Justice Marine, Lake Oconee BeverageWarehouse, Maggie Lane, Neighborhood Cleaners, The Peoples Bank, Pretty in Pink, Putnam General Hospital, Re/Max Lake Oconee, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Saint Joseph’s at East Georgia, Smith Family Chiropractic, Tri-County EMC and Williams Funeral Home.


After Hours

BUSINESSÂ Co-Sponsored by

Thursday, June 10, From 5 to 7 p.m. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to pass out to contacts that you meet! Come enjoy food, drink and the opportunity to practice your networking skills. Remember, this is your chance to meet other contacts in the business community.

Business After Hours is now featuring: Networking Activities Cash Raffle Come get to know, like and trust some new people today and create relationships that will last a lifetime!

Business After Hours will be held at: Pinnacle Credit Union Lake Oconee Branch 1076 Lake Oconee Parkway Eatonton, GA 31024

Please RSVP by

June 8 to becky@eatonton.com or (706) 485-7701.


Lunch-N-Learn:

Successful Strategies in a Tough Economy

When: Wednesday, April 21 Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Location: Lodge on Lake Oconee Cost: $15 Includes Lunch

Located at The Plaza Arts Center Wednesday, June 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. $15 includes lunch, RSVP required

Revisit some of the basic strategies that can help your small business continue to survive the tough economic times:

Cash Flow Management Pricing Marketing Effective Leadership Customer Service About the Speaker Elizabeth “Lisa” Perry B.S. in Human Resources Management, Florida State University M.B.A. from Georgia College and State University Business Consultant at Macon SBDC Lisa worked in Human Resources for a manufacturing facility prior to joining the Small Business Development Center. Her previous experience includes working with consulting firms specializing in retirement and disability plan administration. Ms. Perry’s areas of interest include employee benefits and recruiting.

Sponsored by:

Fowler Flemister Concrete, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Bone Island Grill at Crooked Creek Marina, The Peoples Bank, Putnam General Hospital and Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee.


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