MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Wayne Lowrey Executive Vice President at United Community Bank 2018 Chair of Henry County Chamber of Commerce
Your Chamber at Work… I love to watch College Football this time of the year. This past weekend while watching some of the games, I got to thinking about all that goes into getting a team ready to play. When we watch our favorite team compete on the football field, it is easy to take for granted that they are well prepared to execute the game plan. However the team’s performance on the field doesn’t just happen. Much time and effort is spent getting the team ready before and during the football season. For that, the team needs much support. Recruiting, strength training and practices require many coaches. A successful program like the University of Georgia will have not only coaches but graduate assistants and football operations personnel to help with the many details of practices,
game days and travel to other locations for away games. We, the fans, see the product on the field, we don’t see all the behind the scenes efforts that take place. The same is true for the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. As this year’s Chairman, I have been amazed at the activity level of our Chamber. Monthly activities like the Business Booster Luncheon, Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, various committee meetings including the Board of Director’s meeting, have to be scheduled and planned. Additionally, major events such as the Annual Meeting, Henry Day at the Capitol, Star Breakfast, TIP Luncheon, Intergovernmental Retreat, The Annual Golf Classic and Chamber Holiday Party take a lot of planning and behind the scenes
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work. These events don’t just happen without the work of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce staff and many volunteers. Beyond these activities, the chamber serves as an advocate for the Henry County business community to promote economic activity. Additionally, the chamber works to inspire future leaders through the Leadership Henry and Youth Leadership Henry programs. It also serves as a resource for tourism and visitor information, constantly seeking ways to promote Henry County. I want to thank David Gill and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce staff for their dedication and commitment in making these events not only possible but well planned and very well done. Next time you see our President, David Gill,
Office Manager, Phyllis Reeves, Membership Director, Gary Sparrow, Director of Communication, Barbara Ingram, Director of Tourism, Laura Luker or Digital Marketing Assistant, Aisha White, please thank them for their hard work. We have a special Chamber of Commerce thanks to these individuals! I also want to recognize the many volunteers who give so much of their time and talent in support of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. As a member service organization, much of the work of the Chamber falls on the volunteers. There are many individuals and companies that generously give of their time and resources. Thanks to each of you for your efforts!