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A HENRY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PUBLICATION

DECEMBER 2017 IN THIS ISSUE Chair’s Message 2 Business Profile 3 Calendar 4 SBDC 5 Leadership Henry/Youth Leadership Henry 6 Henry Happenings 7 Chamber Membership 10 Business After Hours 11 Business Boosters Luncheon 12 Holiday Party/Holiday Banquet 13 Member Appreciation Luncehon Recap 15 STAR Breakfast Sponsorship 16

HAMPTON • LOCUST GROVE • MCDONOUGH • STOCKBRIDGE

Holiday Greetings

from the Henry County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Staff

Comfortably South of Atlanta The Henry County Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice for the business community, provides quality services and programs that meet the needs of its members, improves the economic environment of the community and creates a legacy of leadership for the future.

Need help marketing your business? The Chamber is here for you with many different options. There are advertising opportunities available on our website and in the Chamber newsletter. We also have many members that can assist you with a wide range of advertising options including print, TV, radio, internet, and social media advertising. There are also members that can take care of your signs, banners and any promotional item needs, and most of them offer discounts to other chamber members.

YOUR BUSINESS IS OUR BUSINESS

Save the Date!!

51st Annual Chamber Awards Dinner • Saturday, February 10, 2018 Eagle’s Landing Country Club • WWW.HCCCANNUALBANQUET.COM


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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

JUNE WOOD

Rod Meadows Partner at Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C 2017 Chair of Henry County Chamber of Commerce

An attitude of gratitude! Yes, I know, Thanksgiving was last month. However, as the current year draws to a close, I am still reflecting on all of the great things that have happened this year in Henry County, for which I am extremely thankful. First in my mind is the transition of both political and professional leadership in Henry County. After a successful career at Georgia Power in Governmental and Community Relations, and after a term as the Chair for the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, there was perhaps no better person, by training, experience and temperament, than June Wood, to assume the position of Chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners. It often appears to be a thankless job, but June has stepped into the role with enthusiasm, purpose and grace. Likewise, the selection of Cheri Matthews and Brad Johnson as County Manager and Assistant County Manager, provided much needed experience and continuity in those positions. After an extended “run” of wonderful “home grown” school superintendents (i.e. Rodney Bowler, Ethan Hildreth, Michael Surma, and Jack Parish), the Board of Education weathered political dissention to appoint an amazingly well-qualified new school Superintendent in Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis. The

benefits of the 2016 E-SPLOST are being evidenced by programs and capital initiatives throughout the system, including the recent ground-breaking for the new McDonough Middle and High Schools. Likewise, after a legacy term as Executive Director of the Henry County Development Authority by Bob White, and a stellar, but relatively short term by Charlie Moseley, the Henry County Development Authority conducted a nationwide search to bring Leonard Sledge to Henry County. After two record-breaking years bringing $433,000,000 in investments, and approximately 1806 in jobs to the County, the Authority anticipates several potential projects in the pipeline to be completed under Leonard’s leadership. Piedmont Henry Hospital, under the leadership of Deborah Armstrong, has “filled in” its senior leadership team with a number of amazingly qualified executives: COO, James Atkins; CFO, Wesley James; and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lily Henson. With the busiest Emergency Department in the entire Piedmont System, setting annual records for admissions, the hospital is, once again, embarking on an expansion and renovation project to add additional beds and services.

The Henry County Water Authority, under the leadership of Chairman Jimmy Carter, General Manager Lindy Farmer, and Deputy Manager Tony Carnell, continues to win awards for its facilities and programs which have made Henry County one of the most progressive water providers in the State. The Henry County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Henry County Development Authority and our utility partners and Elite members, conducted its largest Intergovernmental Retreat in August, bringing together the leaders of every City and County Authority to coordinate its planning for the future. The Chamber has also provided administrative and financial support (along with the Development Authority) for the One Henry county-wide initiative to promote economic growth and quality of life enhancements throughout the County under the leadership of Leonard Moreland and Geoffrey Cauble. My list could go on and on. There is so much for which we can be grateful here in Henry County. As we approach a new year, the Henry County Chamber will be working with our business and governmental partners to continue our efforts to provide reasons to foster that attitude of gratitude.


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BUSINESS PROFILE

Alpha Automotive

About Kevin Paul / Owner Kevin Paul was practically raised in this industry since his father operated service stations here in McDonough all of his life. Kevin Paul has his MBA and MHA from Georgia State and a BS in Management from Georgia Tech. After graduate school, Kevin Paul started his career in Hospital Administration for a decade prior to opening this business.

About Alpha Automotive Established in 2003, Alpha Automotive is a family business. It is not just a job to them but rather their calling. Walter Paul, who is now retired, started out in this business over 50 years ago when he opened up his very first service station here in McDonough. He then expanded and created a towing company. Kevin, his son entered the business in 2000 and opened Alpha Automotive in its current location. Alpha Automotive diagnose, repair, and maintain American, Asian and European vehicles including Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Volkswagen, Mini, Audi, and many others. They have comprehensive OEM level diagnostic equipment that can access all modules of your vehicle. This means they can access information about your check engine light, ABS, Traction control, and all other information systems in your European Vehicle. Alpha Automotive has up to date Manufacturer Diagnostic and Repair Information, Recalls, Technical Service Bulletins and much more.

Community Support Twenty five percent of Alpha Automotive’s annual profit each year goes to support foreign mission work. This year that has included water filtration support in Guatemala, shelters in Ecuador and education in Niger and elsewhere. In addition, they annually provide free of charge repair work for those in need.

ALPHA Automotive 391 Hampton Street McDonough, GA 30253 (678) 432-2718 http://www.alphatireandauto.com


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CHRISTMAS DAY CHAMBER CLOSED

2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Rod Meadows, Chairman, Meadows, Macie & Sutton, PC Wayne Lowrey, Chair Elect, United Community Bank Sharon Ponder, Secretary/Treasurer, Bennett International Group Leonard Moreland, Immediate Past Chair, Heritage Bank Brad Thomas, Vice Chair for Economic & Cultural Development, Snapping Shoals EMC Laura Turner, Vice Chair for Chamber Development, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Josh Duncan, Vice Chair for Government & Education, Edward Jones Investments Jeff Mills, CVB Chair David Gill, HCCC President & CEO

CLASS OF 2017: Sharon Ponder, Bennett International Group Brad Thomas, Snapping Shoals EMC Scott Mahone, Leadership Henry Appointee Rod Meadows, Meadows, Macie & Sutton, PC CLASS OF 2018: Christy Chewning, Central Georgia EMC Patti Brown, SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding David Curry, Henry County Tax Commissioner Josh Duncan, Edward Jones Investments Eugene Edwards, President, Henry County NAACP Morrelle McCrary, RAM-Tech PC Solutions Greg Hammonds, Whaley Hammonds Tomasello, PC CLASS OF 2019: Laura Turner – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Rep. Brian Strickland – Smith, Welch, Webb & White Lincoln Parks – Web Mobile Fusion

Shaun Mock – Snapping Shoals EMC Richard Sylvia – Chairman, One Henry Professional Services team

CHAIR APPOINTEES Kate Troelstra – Clayton State University Mike Griffin – Griffin Insurance Agency Bruce Bartholomew – Hamilton State Bank EX OFFICIO MEMBERS Deborah Armstrong, Henry County Hospital Authority Rodney Bowler, Superintendent, Henry County Schools Tony Carnell, HC Water Authority HC Development Authority Brian Andrews, Leadership Henry Don Dunlap, Youth Leadership Henry Mayor Robert Price, City of Locust Grove Mayor Steve Hutchison, City of Hampton Mayor Billy Copeland, City of McDonough

Mayor Judy Neal, City of Stockbridge June Wood, Chair, Henry County BOC

CHAMBER STAFF David Gill, President & CEO Lydia Pierre, Director of Communications Gary Sparrow, Membership Director Phyllis Reeves, Office Manager CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU STAFF Laura Luker, Director of Tourism Aisha White, Digital Marketing Assistant


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Is Your Business Leaving Money on the Table? By Alisa Kirk, Area Director, Clayton State University SBDC If you worked hard to earn $100, would you take the money? If you’re in business, I sincerely hope you answered, “Yes!” It makes sense that if you earn money, you expect to receive it. Yet many small business owners are leaving money on the table by not using that sale to create more business. Let me explain. I see entrepreneurs every day who are work extremely hard but don’t get the maximum value for their work by performing the preliminary task (marketing) or follow-up task (customer contact). Maybe they didn’t adequately market their event and people who might have come didn’t know about it. Maybe they got some great clients in the door, but didn’t follow up with them later to offer further services. There’s usually a simple explanation for why you leave money on the table: you’re busy. Managing a business where you perform several roles can be taxing, but as I often tell my clients, you do the hard work (creating the product, holding an event, performing a service) and neglect the easier work. It doesn’t take much more work to ask people to share news of your business with their friends and colleagues or to call customers later to find out how they liked your service or if they need more assistance. As you’ve probably heard, it’s much cheaper to keep a customer than to create a new one. Marketing through your customers can be low-cost and very effective, since most buying decisions are made after soliciting recommendations from friends, family, and col-

leagues. If your customers are happy, they’ll recommend you to others. Why not speed the process and ask them for the recommendations? One more point: many entrepreneurs lose out on marketing and future sales opportunities because they don’t ask. That’s right, they don’t ASK. I recently had a client working on her elevator pitch, and we did a little role playing, with me as a prospect. When she was done, she waited expectantly for my feedback. I just stared at her. Finally, she asked me, “Well, what do you think?” I replied, “You didn’t ask me for anything specific, so I didn’t answer.” It was eye-opening. Bottom line: constantly look for opportunities for marketing and sales, and when you get the chance, ask.

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Leadership Henry participates in Community Day October’s Leadership Henry program focused on the non-profit organizations that serve the community and some of the people and places that make it special. The morning session included representatives from local organizations who serve Henry County. They each shared with the class about the services their group provides and what their current needs are. Following the presentations, the class had an opportunity to visit the organizations’ exhibits set up around the room and network with them. Following the morning session, the class visited A Friend’s House, a home for children in crisis located in McDonough. Nan Jenkins,

Director of Development, and Gary Wright, Executive Director, shared about the important needs that A Friend’s House addresses and gave the class a tour of the facility. During lunch,

several class members led the group in their monthly Energy Bus leadership discussion. Next, they boarded the bus and headed to the Henry County Performing Arts

Center for a presentation from the arts community, led by Lynna Schmidt. After hearing about some of the great organizations working to further the arts in Henry County, the class took to the

stage for a little improv! The last stop for the afternoon was Southern Belle Farm where the class enjoyed some yummy strawberry ice cream. Then, the class enjoyed a hayride

around the farm led by Jake Carter whose family has been farming in Henry County for generations. Jake shared their family’s farming heritage and transition to an agri-tourism business. The class was even treated to a pig race and an appearance by Southern Belle’s celebrity swimming pigs. It was a sweet finish to a great final day of class. November’s class focuses on education in Henry County and will include visits to public, private and post-secondary institutions. To learn more about Leadership Henry, visit www.leadershiphenry.com.

The Youth Leadership Henry Class of 2018 learns about Public Safety in our community On Saturday November 4th, Youth Leadership Henry Class of 2018 met at the Henry County Emergency Operations Center ready to learn about the role of Public Safety in our community. After they were all assembled, the class boarded buses provided by the 4-H and travelled to Fire Station #1. The students started out with Sgt. Powell from the Sheriff ’s Office K-9 unit; describing the history and role of the unit in the HCSO, then they got to meet the (adorable) K-9 Officer Darci and were amazed by her training and discipline. The class were then welcomed by Lt. Wiggins, who

explained the structure of the Henry County Fire Department, an overview of what they do, and what it takes to serve in that capacity. He then split the class into 4 groups that received small group sessions with each of the crews of various pieces of equipment. From Ladder trucks, engines, squads, and ambulances the class got a good idea of the unique role that each plays in ensuring the safety of our citizens, from the people that really do it. Returning to the 911 Emergency Operations Center, the class had a presentation by Capt. McGlamery from the Henry County Police Department describing the various du-

ties of the HCPD and an engaging discussion on Crime Scene investigation by CST Lavetta Oliver. Jeremy Heard then briefed them about the 4-part role the Emergency Management Agency plays. This was followed by a description of the duties and responsibilities of the 911 operators, after which the class members were able to go on the floor of the 911-dispatch center and see the equipment being used as it was explained, in real time; as well as a tour of the center and mobile command center. The last stop was the Henry County Sheriff ’s Offices. Sheriff McBrayer

met them in the auditorium and gave them a description of his role as an elected constitutional officer, some history of the office and facilities in Henry County over the years. He described the duties of the office, and how they have evolved over time. After the presentation from the Sheriff, the class was able to tour the jail and see how the process worked, thanks to HCSO Sergeants Fielder and Howell. If you want to keep up with class events and programs, we encourage you to “like” the Youth Leadership Henry facebook page and follow us on Twitter @ YLHenry.


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A FARMSTEAD CHRISTMAS THRU DECEMBER 17, SOUTHERN BELLE FARM Santa will visit every Friday thru Sunday during that time. www.southernbellefarm.com YULE FOREST CHRISTMAS TREE FARM 9AM – 6PM DAILY IN DECEMBER 770-954-9356 www.aboutyule.com COOKIE DECORATING WITH MRS. CLAUSE DECEMBER 2, 9AM - NOON, HAMPTON TRAIN DEPOT This is a free event for children and please bring your own camera for photos with Mrs. Claus. CHRISTMAS IN THE GROVE DECEMBER 2, DOWNTOWN LOCUST GROVE Parade begins at 10am followed by a craft fair, live performances, pictures with Santa and fun activities for the whole family! www.visitlocustgrove.com

SANTA ON THE SQUARE, MCDONOUGH DECEMBER 2, 9 & 16, 11AM – 3PM MCDONOUGH CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & PARADE DECEMBER 2, 5PM MCDONOUGH SQUARE, PARADE BEGINS AT 6PM LEGENDS AND BANDOLERO FALL POINTS RACE NO. 4 DECEMBER 2, ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY CHRISTMAS PARADE, DOWNTOWN HAMPTON DECEMBER 9, 7PM, 770-946-5490 A HERITAGE HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 9, 2 – 6PM, HERITAGE PARK Photos with Santa, Hayrides & Crafts, Music & Food, Petting Zoo, Tree Lighting and Photos with Moana & Maui (photo lines cut off at 4:45). www.hcprd.org

LADIES NIGHT OUT, CHRISTMAS OUTING DECEMBER 15, 6PM – 9PM, DOWNTOWN HAMPTON Bring your friends and do your last minute Christmas shopping in Downtown Hampton. We will have hot cider and a small gift wrapping session. A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL PRESENTED BY EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY & ELFBC DECEMBER 14 – 17, 7PM, 1PM ON SATURDAY 16TH www.eagleslanding.org/acc PHOTOS WITH SANTA DECEMBER 2 – 3 & 9 – 23, 1 – 6PM TANGER OUTLET CENTER In Commons area near Old Navy and Hanesbrands. www.tangeroutlet.com/locustgrove/events GERANIUM DROP DECEMBER 31, 8PM – 1AM, MCDONOUGH SQUARE


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PUBLICATION OF HENRYCOUNTY.COM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY THE SUPPORT OF THE BOARD MEMBERS OF THE HENRY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. THANK YOU!

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Powering Our Communities Henry County is our home too. That’s why, for 90 years, we’ve partnered with local chambers, development authorities and elected officials across Georgia to help bring jobs and investment to the state – more than 134,000 jobs and $25.5 billion capital investment over the past decade alone.

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To our RENEWING Chamber Members AMBER CHASE APARTMENTS

BLACK TIE FORMAL WEAR, INC.

BRAVO GROUP REAL ESTATE SERVICES

LAURA S. CRUMBLEY, CPA, PC

LIFE ENRICHMENT CONSULTING GROUP

LINDSEY ORTHODONTICS

C & C FENCE COMPANY

MELISSA MALCOM

CARITAS MEDICAL CENTER

MIKE VINING HEATING & AIR

D. R. HORTON REALTY OF GEORGIA

EAGLES LANDING SENIOR LIVING

L & M BUSINESS FORMS, INC.

LAMBERT SAND & GRAVEL CO., INC.

NEW CREATION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

PIN STRIKES ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

POWER PLUS INTERNATIONAL INC.

PVH CORPORATION

QUALITY INN & SUITES CONFERENCE CENTER

BLAZING PROPERTY SOLUTIONS, LLC JOHN BLAND 60 CIRCLE CREEK DR. STOCKBRIDGE GA 30281 (724) 7470301

MARKET ULINE SOUTH KATELYN PROPERTIES, WIENBARG 1770 SATELLITE INC. BRANDE BLVD NW SMITH BUFORD GA 30518 110 A EAGLE SPRINGS DRIVE (770) 271STOCKBRIDGE 4800 GA 30281 (770) 8984899

WILD WING CAFE AKEISHA ACHAIBAR 36 MILL RD. MCDONOUGH GA 30253 (770) 8982420

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DECEMBER

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OCTOBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS RECAP The October Business After Hours was sponsored by Pyke & Associates. Those in attendance took this opportunity to come to this Halloween themed Business After Hours with a Halloween-style Scavenger Hunt, and to learn more about their products and services while mingling amongst their colleagues. Catering was provided by Affordable Events and the drinks were flowing with Beer, Wine, and Alcoholic Punch! Special thanks to all who brought Door Prizes! United Community Bank LiveOn Health Center City of Stockbridge Morlaston Home & Business Solutions C & C Fence Company Oliver K. Fretz People Plus Solutions Randy McClellan State Farm JSA Dental Care Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. Compass Self Storage Business After Hours is a monthly networking event designed to bring 40-50 business professionals together to meet and build relationships in an informal setting. Each event is hosted by a different Chamber member and is a great way to meet new people and see the diverse business community in Henry County. TO HOST A BUSINESS AFTER HOURS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHAMBER AT:

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OCTOBER

DECEMBER

BUSINESS BOOSTERS LUNCHEON RECAP

2017 NO BBL THIS MONTH.

The October Business Booster Luncheon was sponsored by Elite chamber member, Central Georgia EMC. At this luncheon, attendees heard from Dr. Rob McCleland who has a PhD in Organizational Leadership and has launched LeaderTribe.com, an online platform and future podcast to serve growing leaders around the globe. He spoke about what goes into the making of a truly great leader – one who is capable of articulating a powerful, positive and compelling vision for organizational and individual growth, and who can generate the trust and support needed to execute on this vision. The audience was engaged and interested. He presented about the 5 Key Behaviors to gain trust from others. Thank you to Central Georgia EMC for sponsoring this Luncheon. Thank you to Affordable Events for a wonderful spread. And thank you to all of those who donated a door prize! United Community Bank Minuteman Press Classic Landscapes Consolidated Copier We Are Henry

The Henry County Convention and Visitors Bureau received the Georgia Association of CVB’s Paul Broun Award for Marketing Initiatives for their History Has a Name campaign during the Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference.

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The Chamber’s 7th Annual Holiday Party Thursday • December 7 • 5:30 – 7:00 PM Sponsored By:

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – Stockbridge 638 Highway 138 West Stockbridge, GA

The air is getting colder, the holidays are near, a time for celebration with those we hold so dear! We’re having a holiday party and please say you’ll be here. Let’s celebrate the season with good friends and good cheer! Door Prizes are Needed! Promote your business – Donate a Door Prize! To donate a gift valued at $20 or more, contact Lydia Pierre at lpierre@henrycounty.com or call (770)957-5786. ABOUT THE SPONSOR Located off Interstate 75, exit 228, 15 minutes south of Atlanta Hartsfield - Jackson International Airport, the Stockbridge Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is one of the premier hotels on the south side of Atlanta. The new Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Stockbridge - Atlanta has a 5-story, spectacular atrium lobby offering many areas for casual gatherings. The Burger Theory restaurant provides casual dining, with a focus on fun food, if you don’t feel like going out for dinner room service is available until 10 pm. Or you can simply relax in one of our well-appointed 2-room suites, complete with two flat screen TVs.

Each year the Henry County Chamber of Commerce recognizes excellence by presenting awards to recipients chosen for their exemplary leadership and dedication to improving our community. Awards will be presented at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet & Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Eagle’s Landing Country Club. Chamber Board of Directors Chair, Rod Meadows will officially pass the gavel to the 2018 Chair, Wayne Lowrey and we will recognize the recipients of the 2017 Business of the Year; the Billy Carter Public Service Award; the Volunteer of the Year and the Citizen of the Year. The Presenting Sponsor for the banquet is Piedmont Henry. Tickets are $125 per person and tables of ten or twelve can be accommodated. The tickets can be purchased via the Chamber’s dedicated Banquet website at www.hcccannualbanquet.com, or you can call the Chamber at 770957-5786 to purchase tickets.


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Merry Christmas During this holiday season, we wish you all the best.

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MEMBER APPRECIATION LUNCH RECAP SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR ELITE MEMBERS

CHAIRMAN’S CLUB

Our members came out and showed out for the Annual Member Appreciation Luncheon! The Henry County Chamber of Commerce hosted a member appreciation luncheon Tuesday, October 31, 2017 to show how much we truly appreciate our members and all that they do for the chamber. Shane’s Rib Shack on Hwy 20 provided the lunch for our members and Unforgettable Memories

Photo Booth LLC, took some amazing Green screen pictures. We were so impressed with your creativity, ingenuity, and downright creepiness this Halloween! With such great choices, selecting the winner for this contest was definitely a doozy. From legos building blocks to pirates to nurses, we’ve got quite a collection of costumes to share all available on our Facebook page.

The winners were: • 3rd Place – Debra Wells – Natural Enclosures Fence Company • 2nd Place – Ed Taylor – Heritage Bank • 1st Place – Brittany Montrois – Brittany Montrois, CPA PC


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STUDENT TEACHER ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION BREAKFAST SPONSOR THE

2018 STAR BREAKFAST STUDENT/TEACHER

APPRECIATION RECOGNITION

SUPERNOVA - $500 -

SHINING STAR - $300 -

RISING STAR - $150 -

The Henry County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is proud to once again host Henry County’s STAR Breakfast. During the annual event, Chamber officials will honor our county’s 2018 STAR Students and Teachers. Chamber members are invited to show support for the STAR Breakfast by sponsoring at one of the levels below. Deadline for sponsorships is February 1.

• Recognized at the STAR Breakfast, newspaper articles and on the STAR printed program • Three of your representatives may attend the breakfast and have your picture taken with the STAR student and STAR teacher for the press release

• Recognized at the STAR Breakfast and on the STAR printed program • Two of your representatives may attend the breakfast • Recognized at the STAR Breakfast and on the STAR printed program • One representative may attend the breakfast

CONTACT THE CHAMBER AT (770) 957-5786 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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