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N O V E M B E R 2020

contents Chairman’s Column page 2 Business of the Year Awards pages 2-3 Meetings & Events page 4 Small Business of the Month page 7 Member Announcements page 10 Ribbon Cuttings page 12 HALLmark 2020-2025 page 14 Chamber Chase 5K Highlights page 15

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Congratulations 2019-2020 Business Award Recipients Distinguished Citizen Award: Jim Walters

Jim Walters, President & CEO of Walters Management, has received over 20 awards for service to our community and the state. He's the first recipient of the Philanthropist of the Year Award given by the Northeast Georgia Community Foundation, and the Chamber recognizes him this year with the Distinguished Service Award for his generosity of time, resources and “heart” in helping numerous organizations and individuals in the community. Jim has generously supported many local capital campaigns over the years, including Northeast Georgia Health System, YMCA, Lakeview Academy, and most recently, Lanier Technical College. "Big Jim" has made such an impact on our business community. And, his mantra says it best – "Only in America, What a Country!"

Community Service: Healthcare Community In our everyday lives and especially as we navigate through unprecedented times in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber takes this award opportunity to recognize the work and diligence of the Gainesville-Hall County HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY. All of our partners in healthcare are dedicated, day in and day out, to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Gainesville and Hall County. They show teamwork and tenacity through challenges and continue to provide excellent care and access to all. Think of ALL those involved in meeting and exceeding the healthcare needs of our community. From our first responders, nurses and technicians working the front line with patients to our dedicated physicians. The list goes on with each person working in tandem with them: housekeeping, social workers, receptionists, volunteers…and the amazing leadership that guides it all. To the over 14,000 individuals working in Gainesville-Hall County's healthcare industry, we thank you! See clips of some of our local hero's acceptance of the award at GHCC.com

South Hall Business Coalition Via Zoom

Tuesday, November 10

Small Business Seminar Via Zoom

Wednesday, November 18

Industry Awards Luncheon Lanier Tech (In Person & Virtual)

Tune in via Zoom on Thursday, November 5 (12 Noon) for all the latest info on hALL IN and how you can take the hALL IN Pledge AND win a Southern Baked Pie. We're giving away 25 pies to those who tune in! Register for the hALL IN Update at GHCC.com/events See more on hALL IN on page 14.

featured member

Thursday, November 5

Small Business of the Year

2 Dog Restaurant Occasions Florist

Family Business of the Year

The Collegiate Grill Tipton Construction

Community Service Award

Healthcare Community

Distinguished Citizen Award

Jim Walters

WG Mealor Chairman’s Award

Greater Hall Chamber Staff – Silver Shovel Awards –

Richie Aitkin | American Family Insurance Missy Burgess | Lanier Islands Gerald Couch | Hall County Sheriff’s Department Sean Couch | Northeast Georgia Health System Allyson Everett | Gainesville Flooring Emma Johnson | Senator Butch Miller's Office Jay Kilroy | Willis Investment Counsel Kelly Lee | Strong Gaddy Lee Wealth Management Jay Parrish | Gainesville City Police Department Rena Pendley | American Cancer Society Jeff Pruitt | Lanier Technical College Stacey Reece | Spherion Staffing Brian Rochester | Rochester & Associates Vanesa Sarazua | Hispanic Alliance GA Philip Wilheit, Jr. | Wilheit Packaging Mike Zeiler | Bitzer US


from the chairman


A Season of Thankfulness

Brian Rochester

Rochester & Associates Chairman, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce

Though we're still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is so much for which to be thankful. Last month we were able to announce our annual award recipients, and we continue to celebrate these outstanding businesses and individuals.

I felt it was fitting that the Community Service Award was given to our entire healthcare community. From front-line workers and nurses to healthcare professionals leading us through unprecedented times, I am thankful that we have a community that pulls together in strength and unity when challenged. This teamwork and unity is even more evident with the newly launched community initiative called "hALL IN". The Chamber, government, business and healthcare leaders came together to form the hALL IN initiative to stop the spread of COVID-19. The initiative encourages

our businesses and organizations to take the hALL IN Pledge – to follow COVID-19 directives and guidelines set forth by the CDC. To take the hALL IN pledge today, simply visit WeArehALLin.com. The website has an easy pledge sign up, along with valuable COVID-19 information and a link for your company to sign up for an On-Site Flu Clinic to keep your employees safe. I'm thankful for our Chamber staff. As you may know, the Annual W.G. Mealor Award typically goes to an individual going above and beyond the call of duty. This year, I could think of no other person or entity that has done so much than our own Chamber staff. From small business webinars (dozens) to the distribution of PPE equipment and protocols for reopenings, our Chamber took the lead, and continues to be our community's "go-to" resource. I'm thankful for our outstanding businesses, healthcare community, and proactive leadership that makes Gainesville-Hall County shine above other communities and provides us with an unparalleled quality of life. Going through a pandemic sure does put so much in perspective. And today, I'm feeling truly thankful.

Chamber Staff Receives W.G. Mealor Chairman's Award

McKemie West, Editor • Email: kwest@ghcc.com 230 E.E. Butler Pkwy • Gainesville GA 30501 • 770-532-6206 • GreaterHallChamber.com Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce

2020-2021 Executive Committee Chairman Brian Rochester Rochester & Associates Chairman-Elect Phil Sutton Kubota Manufacturing of America Treasurer Glennis Barnes, Georgia Power Vice Chair, Economic Development David Lee, Jackson EMC Vice Chair, Marketing Missy Burgess, Lanier Islands Vice Chair, Government Affairs Philip Wilheit, Jr. Wilheit Packaging

Vice Chairs, Education Andi Farmer Milton Martin Honda Lauren Armour Talley Lanier Technical College Vice Chair, South Hall Council Terry Merck, American Yazaki Vice Chairs, Membership Brett Fowler Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance Phil Bonelli, Regions Bank Vice Chair Community Development Haley Bower, Clipper Petroleum Chair, Vision 2030 Tate O’Rouke, Jackson EMC

Vision 2030 Executive Director Elizabeth Higgins Co-Chairs, HALLmark Paul Chambers, AT&T Mimi Collins, Longstreet Clinic Randall Frost, Stewart, Melvin & Frost Senior Advisor Brian Daniel Carroll Daniel Construction Immediate Past Chair Carol Burrell Northeast Georgia Health System Greater Hall Chamber President & CEO Kit Dunlap

2020-2021 Board of Directors Christa Andrews, Corporate Storage Norman Baggs, The Times Neal Booth, Pinnacle Bank Chris Braswell, The Norton Agency Chris Brown, Delta Community Credit Union Whitney Brown, Stewart, Melvin & Frost Nick Bruner, Rushton Dan Carey, BB&T/TRUIST Tammy Caudell, Carroll Daniel Construction Sean Couch, Northeast Georgia Health System Shanna Cronic, Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic Ashley Davis, Lawson Air Conditioning & Plumbing David Dickerson, Law Office of David H. Dickerson Stacey Dickson, Lake Lanier CVB Danny Dunagan, Mayor, City of Gainesville Drew Echols, Jaemor Farms Dr. Suzanne Erickson, Brenau University Josh Everett, New Leaf Landscape Services Jim Grier, Mayor, City of Lula Bruce Hancock, Liberty Emily Hayes, Milton Martin Toyota Tracy Hoeltke Herter, Netchex Richard Higgins, Chair, Hall County Commission Anna Jacobs, AccessWDUN Ben Jarrard, University of North Georgia Logan Jones, Wilheit Packaging Brooke Kalinauskas, Conditioned Air Systems Jay Kilroy, Willis Investment Counsel Geoff Lee, Craton, Inc. Ward McCamy, Bank of America JD Mealor, Regions Bank Ashton Meeks, Willis Investment Counsel

Mike Miller, Mayor, City of Flowery Branch Sheri Millwood, Oakwood City Council Caitlin Mincey, Mincey Marble Manufacturing Dr. Kirsty Montgomery, Lakeview Academy Terry Morrisey, Intelligent Energy Chris Nish, Cottrell James Nix, Mayor, City of Clermont Dr. Richard Oates, University of North Georgia Bill Orr, Mayor, Town of Braselton Dr. Jeff Payne, North Georgia Eye Clinic Todd Pennington, McGarity’s Business Products Dr. Ray Perren, Lanier Technical College Michele Piucci, Peach State Bank & Trust Col. Stas Preczewski, Riverside Military Academy Brad Puryear, Mansfield Energy Derek Reyes, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Vanesa Sarazua, Hispanic Alliance Georgia Will Schofield, Hall County School System Mulham Shbeib, Mar-Jac Poultry Dr. Anne Skleder, Brenau University Terry Spicer, King’s Hawaiian Bakery Margaret Spratlin, Longstreet Clinic Kevin Strada, The Atlanta Falcons John Turner, Northeast Georgia Health System Roy Turpin, Mayor, City of Gillsville Philip Wilheit, Wilheit Packaging Dr. Jeremy Williams, Gainesville City Schools Darryl Workman, South State Bank John Wright, Fieldale Farms Mike Zeiler, Bitzer US, Inc. Nancy Jo Zimmer, JP Morgan Chase Bank

Greater Hall Chamber Staff Executive Kit Dunlap, President & CEO Gerri Collins, Executive Assistant Economic Development Tim Evans, Vice President Nikki Chandler, Vice President Existing Industry Amanda Lewis, Project Manager Madison Hopkins, Project Manager Finance & Operations David Umberson, Vice President, Finance & HR

Chamber Chairman Brian Rochester presented the W.G. Mealor Chairman's Award to the Greater Hall Chamber Staff. The W.G. Mealor Award is named after the first chair of the Chamber who served from 1908-1917 and given for work over and above the call of duty. (L-R) Nikki Chandler, VP Existing Industry; Christen Wilbanks, VP Membership Sales; Elizabeth Higgins, Executive Director, Vision 2030; Kemie West, Marketing; Mandy Lathem, VP Membership Events; Kit Dunlap, President & CEO; Andi Tippens, VP Education & Leadership; David Umberson, VP Finance & Operations; Kara Tate, VP Membership Sales & Programs; Amanda Lewis, Project Manager, Economic Development; Tim Evans, VP Economic Development; Robin Halstead, VP Community Development & Information Specialist; Gerri Collins, Executive Assistant; Madison Hopkins, Project Manager, Economic Development. 2

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Membership Development Mandy Lathem, Vice President, Events Christen Wilbanks, Vice President, Sales Kara Tate, Vice President, Sales & Programs

Government Affairs Madison Hopkins, Project Manager South Hall Council Kara Tate, Vice President, Sales & Programs Community Development Robin Halstead, Vice President VISION 2030 Elizabeth Higgins, Executive Director Marketing & Communications Kemie West, Business Link Editor/Consultant Greater Hall Chamber Welcome Center Robin Halstead, Manager

Education & Leadership Andi Tippens, Vice President The mission of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is to improve the overall business climate for member growth, promote community development, facilitate political action, and enhance the quality of life.

Business of the Year Awards Occasions Florist Small Business of the Year: Occasions Florist is located on the Square in Downtown Gainesville and is owned and operated by sisters, Carol Slaughter and Susan Epps. A long-time Chamber member and supporter, the shop is independently femaleowned and specializes Carol Slaughter & Susan Epps in uniquely designed arrangements using premium flowers for all OCCASIONS. The shop has a highly experienced wedding floral designer on staff and is stocked with a variety of live plants, beautiful ceramic pots and organic containers. Customized silk arrangements are available upon customer specifications, along with interior holiday decorations. Occasions is a Premier Florist on BloomNation, a marketplace for unique bouquets handcrafted by local florists across the country. For many years, Occasions has helped make our Gala beautiful with fresh floral arrangements. Carol and her team always go the extra mile and give their very best to please customers. occasionsfloristgainesville.net

The Collegiate Grill Family Business of the Year: The Collegiate Grill is located on the Square in Downtown Gainesville and has been a part of Downtown Gainesville for nearly 75 years. Jeff Worley began working at the restaurant for George and Margene Brown when he was only 12 years old. In 2008, The Collegiate Grill had sat dark and empty for over six months. This really bothered Jeff, and despite a certain economic downturn, Jeff held a vision. Jeff and wife Donna engineered a deal to acquire the business in November 2008. The Collegiate Grill would undergo renovations and re-open the next month. Jeff and Donna’s vision was to return the restaurant to the original roots with a menu that was fresh and simple, but really good. Now 12 years later, we can say...It must have worked! The first few years would prove difficult, dodging Jeff & Donna Worley ongoing construction projects. Recently, the parking deck expansion and Main Street closures provided new and ongoing challenges, but, through it all, The Collegiate continues to thrive. The Worley’s recognize the incredible community surrounding The Collegiate for the overwhelming success, stating “Our customers, friends and family have been the secret ingredient of our success – we exist solely at their pleasure.” Facebook.com/CollegiateGrill

2 Dog Restaurant Small Business of the Year: It all started at 2 Dog Restaurant with a dream that Tim and Tina Roberts had of offering quality food to their hometown. With a passion for serving others and a belief that quality, fresh products are the first step to great food, 2 Dog opened in Gainesville in 1997 and has been located Tim & Tina Roberts right off the Downtown Square since 2006. For the last 23 years, their vision and dedication to keeping everything about 2 Dog LOCAL (along with Tim’s self-taught culinary skills) have made 2 Dog a favorite in town. The Roberts go to great lengths to provide more than just great food. 2 Dog is a way of life that is incorporated into everything they do. Their children have grown up in the restaurant, and their wonderful staff are like family. Tim bakes fresh bread every morning with flour from a local supplier, who also supplies their cornmeal and grits; herbs are cut fresh from their garden; and sauces, salads and desserts are all made in-house. Tina and Tim partner with local farms for produce, and sausage is made in-house, and all meats are smoked on-site. Glass, plastic and paper collected during the week are taken to the recycling center. They take pride in keeping everything as close to home as they can and in being a positive presence in the community. 2dogrestaurant.com

Tipton Construction Family Business of the Year: The Tipton family has been in the construction business since the early 1970s when Verl Tipton founded Tipton Construction. Verl’s son, James Tipton, joined the company in 1976, and his brother Jerry joined the company in the late 70’s. Jerry worked in the company for many years until his declining health. The Tiptons learned quickly that quality WORK and quality PEOPLE are what matter the most. Now closing in on 50 years in business, the company still operates on the principles on which it was founded: give people more than they ask for, make sure the work is uncompromisingly great, and give back to the community whenever possible. James and his team, some of whom have been with the company for 45 James Tipton years, specialize in all types of medical buildings – from office space, to surgery centers, and have found a niche for building industrial spaces and warehouses. Tipton believes a business is as successful as the community it serves, and they take their role in the community seriously. The company is proud to serve as the building contractor partner for a number of nonprofit organizations, civic groups and other entities across North Georgia – including the Chamber’s office renovation in Gainesville and Lakewood Baptist Church. tiptonconstruction.com November 2020 | GreaterHallChamber.com





Industry Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday, November 18

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Lanier Technical College Ramsey Conference Center

Hybrid Awards Luncheon IN PERSON Sold OUT!

– Register to attend via Zoom –

Presented by Lanier Technical College, the 2020 Industry Appreciation Luncheon features Industry of the Year Awards and will be available in person (luncheon) and online (via Zoom). The keynote speaker is Greg Dozier, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia. Industry of the Year Awards recognize Economic Impact, Corporate Responsibility and Workforce Excellence and are presented in small, medium and large employer categories.

Wednesday, November 4

Hybrid Legislative Breakfast | In Person SOLD OUT

Featuring the Hall County Legislative Delegation

Thursday, December 10

Chamber Board of Directors

South Hall Business Coalition Economic Development Update Sponsored by Funari Realty

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | via Zoom

hALL IN Community Webinar 12:00 p.m. | via Zoom Friday, November 6


"Optimizing Team Performance" 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | via Zoom

Ambassadors Council

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NOTE: The Chamber will be closed November 26-27 for Thanksgiving.

December Wednesday, December 2

Healthcare Committee 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, December 8

Small Business Seminar

"How to Sell Anything!" 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | via Zoom

Wednesday, November 11

Human Resource Council

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | via Zoom Lanier Technical College (In Person Sold Out) Ramsey Conference Center

Thursday, November 12

NOTE: Hybrid meetings and events are offered both in person and virtually.

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton RUSHTON Signs by Tomorrow South Hall Rotary Club Store More Self Storage The Times Wilheit Packaging Workforce Strategies Group

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | via Zoom

Thursday, December 10

INFO: Gerri Collins, 770-532-6206 • gcollins@ghcc.com

Tony Funari | Funari Realty Halski Systems Hydro Jackson EMC King's Hawaiian Lanier Technical College Liberty Milton Martin Honda

Thursday, November 19

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Scott's Downtown | Gainesville

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Thank You Chamber Event Sponsors! AccessWDUN AT&T Caldwell Electrical Contractors Carroll Daniel Construction CHASE for Business Chattahoochee Country Club Corporate Storage Gainesville Mechanical Georgia Power

Small Business Seminar

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lanier Technical College

Resgister to Attend via Zoom at GHCC.com/events

Presented by Lanier Technical College

Thursday, November 5

"TeleMedicine" 9:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

AT&T • Carroll Daniel Construction CHASE for Business • Corporate Storage Georgia Power • Liberty • RUSHTON Workforce Strategies Group

Industry Appreciation (Hybrid)

Healthcare Committee

Tuesday, November 10 INFO | Nikki Chandler Silver Sponsors 770-532-6206 x 108 nchandler@ghcc.com Zoom Registration: GHCC.com/events

Wednesday, November 18

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | via Zoom Lanier Technical College (In Person Sold Out) Ramsey Conference Center

Economic Development Council

Gold Sponsors

Presented by


Chamber Executive Committee Tuesday, November 17

Vision 2030 Board Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Eggs & Issues Breakfast (Hybrid) Presented by Jackson EMC

Get all the details and register for events online at GHCC.com/events

The Greater Hall Chamber is closely monitoring COVID-19 regulations and guidance and may convert in person events to virtual only events if needed. All registered participants will be notified by e-mail of any changes. Check the Chamber calendar regularly, and keep an eye on your inbox for updates. GHCC.com/EVENTS





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economic development Kubota breaks ground for $85 million Research & Development Center

2020 Healthcare Provider Study

The Greater Hall Chamber recently completed a visual geographic information system study of 447 healthcare providers in Gainesville-Hall County with a variety of medical and dental service providers profiled. As a growing regional center of healthcare services for over 1.8 million people in an 18-county area of Northeast Georgia, immediate access to healthcare services is a benefit to quality of life and a significant source of employment and income. “Access to world-class healthcare improves the quality of life for residents in GainesvilleHall County and throughout the region,” said Kit Dunlap, President & CEO of the Greater Hall Chamber. “The quantity and quality of healthcare services in Hall County allows area residents to have top-rated care close to their homes, families and friends. Additionally, the indigent care by our healthcare providers has an immeasurable impact on our residents in need.” The study concludes the community’s growing healthcare sector employs 14,725 or 14.2% of the workforce in Hall County. The Georgia Department of Labor reports the average salary for the sector in Hall County is $56,316, signifying that healthcare providers in GainesvilleHall County account for an estimated $829 million in annual payroll. Tim Evans, Chamber Vice President of Economic Development, facilitated the healthcare study, noting, “Quality of life and healthcare are the primary benefits of having a first-class regional healthcare center in Hall County, but there is certainly a halo effect of healthcare employment and income that benefits other commercial, retail and residential development in Hall County.” Get the 2020-2021 Healthcare Providers Study and other valuable and informative reports on the Chamber's website at GHCC.com/resource-center

South Hall Business Coalition Governor Brian Kemp (center) was on hand for the groundbreaking of Kubota’s North America Research & Development Center, located on 280 acres at Gateway Village, near Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA) facilities off I-985 at Ramsey Road in North Hall County. Carroll Daniel Construction is the contractor for the $85 million project with Simpson Trucking & Grading as the grading contractor, and Rochester & Associates and Jackson EMC playing key roles in the project. The development includes engineering offices, workshops and testing buildings, as well as the large-scale development of several outdoor test courses for Kubota's turf, utility vehicles, tractors and other construction and agricultural-related equipment. Phil Sutton, Vice President, KMA, said the plant will employ 65 people, mostly engineers and those with technical skills. KMA currently employs nearly 3,000 people in Georgia – 1,800 are employed in Hall County. kubota-kma.com

Agile Cold Storage Agile Cold Storage will invest $30 million in the construction of a new semi-automated freezer building in Hall County. The 150,000-square-foot facility, located at 3117 Athens Highway in Gainesville, will create approximately 100 positions. Agile President and CEO Don Schoenl said the state-of-the-art facility will use automation where possible to make the work environment safer and more efficient for its team members. The company’s advanced technologies reduce its environmental impact by eliminating ammonia refrigerants and decreasing energy and water consumption. “Agile will be a welcome part of the Gainesville-Hall County business community,” said Kit Dunlap, President & CEO of the Greater Hall Chamber. “Gainesville-Hall County has many food and pharmaceutical manufacturers that rely on cold-chain logistics, like Agile Cold Storage, to distribute their products to U.S. consumers and to export markets through the Port of Savannah.” Employment information will be posted at agilecoldstorage.com closer to the facilities’ opening dates next summer. 6

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Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta hosted the Chamber's South Hall Business Coalition prior to the 23rd Annual Motul Petit Le Mans in October. (L-R) Kelsi Miller, Sr. Manager Marketing & Public Relations, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta; Rick Humphrey, President & General Manager; Ryan Eversley, Professional Driver; Derek Reyes,Sr. Manager Corporate Partnerships. Chamber Members met at the Michelin Tower, enjoyed breakfast, met Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta's new president, Rick Humphrey and heard entertaining stories from Ryan Eversley, professional driver and host of Amazon Prime's, “Dinner with Racers." The South Hall Business Coalition meets Tuesday, November 5th (10-11am) via Zoom. Hear Tim Evans, Chamber VP of Economic Development, as he reports on projects in the region. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim and his team have been hard at work. In the last year, 13 new and expanded industries resulted in nearly $270 million in new investment and 785 new jobs for our community. Get all the scoop at this program sponsored by Tony Funari and Funari Realty. Register online: GHCC.com/EVENTS

small business development

Small Business of the Month Citizens Pharmacy

Owned and operated by Samir Shah, Citizens Pharmacy has been in business since 1975. Conveniently located on Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch, the full service pharmacy focuses on unparalleled customer service and offers curbside service, free delivery of medications, vaccine administration, CBD products, and compliance packaging. They also carry a full line of medical equipment including maternity items such as breast pumps and pregnancy belts, CPAP machines and accessories and diabetic footwear. For even more convenience, Citizens Pharmacy is constructing a drive thru window! Citizens Pharmacy, 5325 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Samir Shah of Citizens Pharmacy in Flowery Branch. Branch, GA 30542. citizenspharmacy.com

Small Business Success Seminar

Tuesday, November 10

9:00 am | via Zoom "Optimizing Team Performance"

In today’s changing world, businesses must rethink the way they serve customers – often in a remote environment. There are specific steps every organization can take, regardless of size. In this webinar, Holly Moore discusses the five characteristics of Holly Moore high-performing teams Hollis Strategies and ideas on how to build an invincible team that is ready to overcome any business challenge. Holly is president of Hollis Strategies and collaborates with organizations to help them develop high-performing teams and create strategic plans for growth. With over 20 years of experience in executive leadership positions, Holly is a sought-after business speaker and coach. hollisstrategies.com Questions? Amanda Lewis at alewis@ghcc.com

Become a Chamber 2020 CERTIFIED Small Business Partner by simply attending six (6) Small Business Seminars this year. CERTIFIED Partners Receive

• Certificate of Completion • Certified Small Business Door Decal

• Recognition at a Chamber Board Meeting

• Announcement in the Business Link

Small Business Seminars are sponsored by AccessWDUN, Caldwell Electrical Contractors, Gainesville Mechanical and The Times.

welcome new members 27 Networks Stephen Partrick 930 Interstate Ridge Dr., Suite H Gainesville, GA 30501 770-530-5355 - Technology 27networks.com 2nd Step Staffing Jennifer Langston 838 Gordon Street Jefferson, GA 30649 706-621-0184 - Employment Agency 2ndstepstaffing.com AJ Parker Media AJ Parker 312 Crosstown Drive, #269 Peachtree City, GA 30269 678-435-9122 - Audio & Visual Production ajparker.com CTJ Construction Sherry Thompson 402 Swanson Drive, Suite 104 Lawrenceville, GA 30043 770-491-6642 - Construction ctjconstruction.com

Dongwon Tech Cheol Wong Heo 2175 Centennial Drive Gainesville, GA 30501 470-305-8977 - Manufacturing Gallagher Brandon DeBar 1900 West Loop South, Suite 1600 Houston, TX 77057 770-500-2647 - Business Services ajg.com Hopscotch Restaurant David Camalier 107 Bradford Street, SE Gainesville, GA30501 770-532-0001 Restaurant & Catering hopscotchrestaurant.com Terwilliger Pappas Rebecca Goepp 3565 Piedmont Road 2 Piedmont Center, Suite 735 Atlanta, GA 30305 404-500-5822 - Real Estate Development terwilligerpappas.com

Upwork Matt Rossi 2625 Augustine Drive, Suite 601 Santa Clara, CA 95054 650-439-0839 - Marketing & Advertising upwork.com Vertical Earth, Inc. Brandon Kirby 6025 Matt Highway Cumming, GA 30028 770-888-2224 - Civil Engineers vertical-earth.com Walmart Neighborhood Market David Keasler 2892 Browns Bridge Road Gainesville, GA 30504 678-971-6367 - Retail walmart.com YNWA Bookkeeping LLC Mark King 4666 Middleboro Lane Gainesville, GA 30506 404-287-0843 - Accounting & Financial Services ynwabookkeeping.com

Ambassadors connect with members (L-R) Ambassador Council Co-Chair Tracy Hoeltke Herter, Netchex; Alfonzo Huerta, Executive Chef, and Rhodah Kondo, General Manager, Break Water Grill; Ambassador Co-Chair Richie Aitkin, American Family Insurance. The Chamber's Ambassador Council recently met at Break Water Grill, a family-owned restaurant in Flowery Branch. Ambassadors assist the Chamber with ribbon cuttings, member mentoring, event registration and other various projects. It’s a great way to meet business representatives and gain visibility in the community. For info, contact Kara or Christen at the Chamber, 770-532-6206. Break Water Grill offers a wide selection of food and drinks from a dine-in or to-go menu. Stop by for lunch, dinner, or their amazing weekend breakfast. 4856 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch, GA. 470-778-9230. breakwatergrill.com. #EatLocal

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AGAINST COVID-19, but what about the flu? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the flu. The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the flu, and the CDC recommends everyone six months and older get a flu vaccine before the end of October. We are working with area partners to coordinate on-site flu shot clinics for organizations and businesses.

Visit wearehALLin.com to request a Flu Shot Clinic at your location.

member news Eagle Ranch Celebrates 35th Anniversary Eagle Ranch celebrates its 35th anniversary with new services focusing on mental health needs in North Georgia. One of the largest residential children’s programs in the Southeast, Eagle Ranch will soon expand its community reach through new services and a new facility. A 10,000 square-foot facility is being developed and will house community counseling services, support for non-profits serving children and families, and retreat space for parents, marriages and ministry leaders. The James W. Webb Wings Center (named for 30-year board member Jim Webb) will be located next to Eagle Ranch’s 45-acre residential campus in Flowery Branch. “Community need has always driven the vision of Eagle Ranch,” said Founder and Executive Director Eddie Staub. “We will come alongside the counseling community in our region to offer additional support.” Eagle Ranch’s mission to make life better for children, families, and ultimately communities. EagleRanch.org

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program With the help of generous donors in our community, The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program is able to provide Christmas gifts for children of less fortunate families, especially those affected by COVID-19. In the U.S. alone, the Angel Tree program reaches millions of children every year. Angel tags (with age and gender of child) can be found at locations such as Lakeshore Mall or Walmart, or online: tsamm.org/angeltree (make sure you select Gainesville, GA), or by calling 770-534-7589 and requesting to adopt an angel(s). The Salvation Army staff can mail, deliver or email you angel tags. Following Angel adoption, donors make purchases, and bring gifts to the local office at 681 Dorsey Street in Gainesville by December 4. Together, we are able to make a difference in many children’s lives in our community. We encourage you to join us in this year’s fight to #RescueChristmas for so many families by adopting an angel today. For program updates and events: Facebook.com/TSAgainesville

Business Beautification Nominations The Chamber’s Beautification Committee is seeking nominations for Fall 2020 Business Beautification Awards of Excellence. The awards promote attractive and well maintained areas by publicly recognizing those who have made beautification efforts to property. The Chamber initiated the beautification program 25 years ago, and various businesses have received the award. Last year’s winners were Spherion Staffing and the City of Lula Depot Community Center. To nominate your business or another, contact Robin Halstead, VP of Community Development, 770-532-6206 x 100. rhalstead@ghcc.com 10

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• United Community Bank (UCB) named Mitch Ralston Manager of the Hall County Commercial Lending and Division team. With 30+ years of banking experience, most recently as President of UCB White County, Ralston will lead efforts to grow commercial loan and deposit relationships. ucbi.com • Pilgrim’s Pride employs 1,600 locally and is investing $795,000 in our community as part of its "Hometown Strong" Initiative to support the community’s future and help respond to needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chamber is helping identify projects where the funds can best help meet needs in key areas: food insecurity, community infrastructure and well-being, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts. To learn more or have a project considered, visit hometownstrong.jbssa.com • Tantrum Brewing Company announces BBQ & Brew Fest on November 7 (11am) with live music, great beers and delicious BBQ; and, Southern Christmas Cheer & Beer on December 10. Family-owned and operated, Tantrum brewery is located in Cleveland, across from Yonah Mountain with breathtaking views. tantrumbeer.com • Northeast Georgia Health System has partnered with LHC Group to launch Northeast Georgia Home Health. The new service helps patients transition from the hospital to their homes and serves families in Gainesville and the North Georgia region with high-quality, affordable healthcare services in the privacy and comfort of their home. 770-297-0041. nghs.com/home-health • For the seventh year in a row, Syfan Logistics has been named one of the Top 100 third-party logistics companies in America by Inbound Logistics magazine, the transportation industry’s leading trade publication. The honor is awarded based on operational excellence, innovation, network of customer relationships, and quality of services. syfanlogistics.com • Hall-Dawson CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Executive Director Janet Walden announced Joy Green as Development Specialist. Joy has a wide array of experience in fundraising and community development, most recently serving 10+ years at the Northeast Georgia Health System Foundation. CASA works

to ensure children have a safe placement and permanent home and trains/oversees volunteers to advocate for children requiring court intervention. halldawsoncasa.org • Lake Lanier Olympic Park was selected as the host site for the 2026 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships. "Hosting this event will bring in 36 teams for the week of the championships for an estimated economic impact of $2.5 million," said Gainesville Tourism Director Robyn Lynch. In addition, Gainesville will see an influx of NCAA rowing teams participating in regattas and training for several years leading up to the championships. The City of Gainesville, University of North Georgia and Lake Lanier Rowing Club joined in the bid to host the event. lakelanierolympicvenue.org • Celebrating 75 years in business in 2021, Debbie and Vince Davis, owners, Lawson Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc. are pleased to announce Brad Gooch has joined the team as Residential & Light Commercial Division Manager. Brad will focus on business development and growing the residential department so they can continue to be a leader in the industry. lawsonac.com • The Quinlan Visual Arts Center is offering extended hours throughout the 73rd Members’ Exhibition (runs through December 5th). The exhibit showcases the work of the myriad of member-artists from Gainesville and surrounding North Georgia Communities. qvac.org • The Hall County School District was recently awarded a $50,000 Cargill Cares Grant to help fund its agriculture program with the purchase of two large animal trailers, a truck and other agricultural tools for the district. The new equipment will help with shows and competitions. “The Cargill Corporation is an incredible community partner,” said Superintendent Will Schofield. “They are committed to building something special, and this generous grant will help connect more young people to careers in agriculture, which we all know is a critical part of our local and state economy.” cargill.com

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leadership Innovation: A Key Strength of Brenau University Having been a part of the Gainesville community for 18 months now, I can see why so many who grow up here choose to stay and why so many others adopt Gainesville to be their new home. Whether a lifetime resident or a newcomer like me, I hope you see Brenau University as a trusted community partner and resource.

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When many hear "Brenau," The Women’s College immediately springs to mind. This is a wonderful place to start because it’s been the heart and soul of the university since its founding in 1878. Brenau’s 140 plus-year heritage has created a thriving institution where a historic women's college meets an innovative comprehensive university, transforming lives. I am proud of our four-year GOLD program with a curricular focus each year. This election year, the emphasis is on “Ownership” and citizenship and includes amazing speakers and events. President, Brenau University

One Brenau strength is its ability to innovate. Innovation keeps many of our community businesses strong and vibrant, and so it does for Brenau. With a $62 million budget and 3,600 students from 43 states and 18 countries, Brenau is supported by top notch faculty and staff with a vital mission of challenging students to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment. The Ivester College of Health Sciences is a prime example of how innovation can fuel the future. Over two decades ago, Brenau leaders began leveraging the good work of its nursing program. Today, the college includes nursing, psychology (recently elevated to the Lynn J. Darby School), occupational therapy, physical therapy and the physician assistant studies program, which welcomes its inaugural class in January. Doctoral programs are another area in which Brenau innovates. We’ve awarded 155 doctoral degrees since our first Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees were conferred in 2014. Ivester College enrolls 156 doctoral candidates in nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy. The Doctor of Education has 91 students, for a total of 256 current doctoral students.

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The spirit of innovation and the need for Brenau students to graduate as world citizens led to the formation of a partnership with Anhui Normal University based in Wuhu, China. Featuring joint degrees, 205 Chinese students have participated, including about 75 Chinese students who are taking Brenau classes from their homes nearly 8,000 miles away from Gainesville. We are putting plans in place to extend our international partnerships especially in the Southern Hemisphere. Another innovation resulted in the Executive Women’s MBA, designed to equip and promote currently successful women in the workplace looking to advance to the C-suite. The 20-month program includes domestic and international residencies, and features topics that address gender-relevant challenges woven into rigorous and innovative coursework as well as executive coaching and networking. One of the biggest strengths of Brenau, of course, is our wonderful community. I often say that Brenau is "in, of, and for Gainesville and Hall County". Please call on me if ever we can be of assistance to you. brenau.edu



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ribbon cuttings Gainesville opens Fire Station 2

Gainesville Fire Chief Jerome Yarborough (left) cuts ribbon at the new Fire Station 2, located at 1741 Cleveland Highway in Gainesville. The facility was designed by Chamber member Precision Planning and constructed by Carroll Daniel Construction. The new station was funded from SPLOST VII, and investments in fire stations like this state-ofthe-art facility is one of the reasons why the City of Gainesville has an ISO 1 fire insurance rating (the best available) and local businesses and residents enjoy lower fire insurance premiums and superior service as a result. The City's Fire Department was established in 1876 as a volunteer fire department named "Gainesville Hook & Ladder" with an initial start up cost of just $457! Today, Gainesville Fire Department has 92 employees and operates four fire stations equipped with a total of 12 fire trucks and a $7.641 million budget. gainesville.org

Lakeview Academy Athletic Facilities

Lakeview Academy officials and guests recently gathered for the ribbon cutting of the school's newly renovated $2.5 million football stadium and athletic facility in Gainesville. (L-R) Board of Trustees Chair Jay Kilroy, Willis Investment Counsel, Dr. Kirsty Montgomery, Head of School; Brian Daniel, Carroll Daniel Construction (project contractor); Board of Trustees Chair-Elect Trey Wood, Turner Wood & Smith Insurance. The facility includes new entrances, bleachers, press box, bathrooms and an eight-lane track equipped to host all track and field events. With nearly 600 students, Lakeview Academy is a co-educational, independent, college preparatory day school founded in 1970 for grades K3 through 12. lakeviewacademy.com

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JAG's Café & Catering

Owners John & Angela Garrett cut the ribbon at JAG's Café. John is a retired Army veteran, and Angela was born and raised in New Orleans. Together they satisfy the palate of those craving authentic New Orleans Cajun and homestyle Soul-Food. Enjoy seafood gumbo, shrimp & grits, fried catfish, BBQ & fried ribs, collards, mac & cheese, candied yams and other dishes. The Mardi Gras themed décor and the streaming sound of smooth jazz along with a ‘Welcome to the Family’ greeting make a comforting environment for family and friends to gather. 3008 McEver Road in Gainesville. 770-895-4105. Facebook.com/JAGsCafe

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Officials recently gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at Solis Gainesville, a development located at the pedestrian bridge in Midtown Gainesville. The new project includes a community of 220 apartments and 10,000 square feet of restaurant/ retail space. The City of Gainesville is partnering with Terwilliger Pappas on the exciting new mixeduse development. (L-R) Angela Sheppard,Gainesville Assistant City Manager; Bryan Lackey, Gainesville City Manager; Juli Clay, Gainesville City Council; Barbara Brooks, Gainesville City Council; Zack Thompson, Gainesville City Council; Danny Dunagan, Mayor, City of Gainesville; Alan Dean, Terwilliger Pappas (project development group); George Wangemann, Gainesville City Council; Brett Fortune, Katerra (construction company); Greg Power, Terwilliger Pappas. It's a free service if you're a member of the Chamber. Not a member? Join now, call 770-532-6206.



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Natalie Niles and Justin Williams, schoolwide paraprofessionals at New Holland Knowledge Academy, sort pencil boxes donated by Partner in Education (PIE) Rotary Club of Hall County. The boxes were distributed to the entire student body to ensure that students' supplies are kept separate and germ-free. The Rotary Club of Hall County has supported not only the school but also the surrounding community. “Rotary has been paramount in assisting New Holland in elevating the school spirit among the staff, the students, their families, and our community,” said Mary McConnell, M.Ed., kindergarten teacher and PIE coordinator at New Holland Knowledge Academy.


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The Chamber's Youth Leadership Hall Quality of Life Day was hosted by the Chattahoochee Country Club (CCC). Dario Perla of Master’s Apparel and Leslie White of Resource Property Management, spoke on how to dress for success and entrepreneurship. Cathy Shaw of My Sister’s Place Boutique facilitated an interactive fashion show on how to dress for success on a budget. Casey Ryals, author of Last to Least, was (L-R) Helen Perry, Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship the Keynote Speaker and Coordinator, Gainesville High School; Casey Ryals, author of Last to spoke on “How to Lead Yourself.” Vaughan Smith, Least; Lauren Teasley, student, Gainesville High School. CCC's Food & Beverage Director, gave a tour of the facility and grounds and taught social etiquette. Beth Oropeza, United Way of Hall County, addressed the group on poverty in Hall County. Graham Williams, The Stoke Strategic Creative Agency and Press On Paper Co., wrapped up the day by teaching effective communication strategies and correspondence techniques with hand written thank you notes.

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HALLmark 2020-2025 HALLmark 2020-2025 is a Five-Year Community and Economic Development Initiative for the Gainesville-Hall County Area Some 25 years ago, Gainesville-Hall County leaders had the insight and boldness to invest in a groundbreaking economic development initiative called HALLmark. The Greater Hall Chamber has been growing community prosperity ever since. HALLmark is a community-based investment plan that addresses economic development, education, government affairs and visioning through public and private partnerships. The 2020-25 iteration of HALLmark continues to grow on the foundation of community prosperity and quality of life.

Kit Dunlap

President & CEO Greater Hall Chamber

The HALLmark Initiative has had much success over the past 25 years

Jobs from existing industries and new industries • Growing our commercial tax base Creating a Workforce Development Task Force • Developing new Business Parks Developing a Small Business Program • Enhancing Health & Wellness Initiatives Creation of VISION 2030 for our future • Facilitating an Education Consortium Spearheading a Public Art Initiative • Senior leadership program – The Wisdom Project Leadership Hall County and Youth Leadership Hall Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber’s leadership team paused the HALLmark 2020-2025 Fundraising Campaign in March 2020. To date, we have commitments of $2 million for the 2020-2025 five-year period, and we NEED YOUR HELP to reach our goal of $2.3 million. As we continue to contact businesses, we hope your organization will consider investing (or reinvesting in this valuable community and economic development initiative. To learn more and support HALLmark, call Kit Dunlap, 770-532-6206.

NEW 2020-2025 Initiatives

• Expand Inclusion Efforts in Diverse Communities • Expand Healthcare Initiative with Collaborative Partnerships • Continue the Vibrant Vision 2030 Public Art Program • Plan a Vision 2050 Initiative • Grow More Involvement in South Hall County

HALLmark 2020-2025 Budget


Economic Development $800,000

Community & Government Affairs $250,000

Workforce Development & Education $350,000

Small Business & Retail Development $220,000

VISION 2030 $350,000

Capital Expenditures $230,000

Health & Wellness $100,000

TOTAL Five Year Budget: $2,300,000

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Become Better Together Community Initiative The Chamber, government, business and healthcare leaders have formed a Community Leadership Coalition and implemented a unified plan for Gainesville-Hall County, called hALL IN, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The group used CDC and public health guidance to create this unique initiative and take ownership to BECOME BETTER TOGETHER. The coalition's overall hALL IN goal is for our community to meet and sustain the target of no more than 5% of those tested are positive for COVID-19, protecting the health, mental outlook and overall well-being of all area residents and in support of a healthy economy going forward. Leading the hall IN effort is COVID-19 Leadership Coalition Chair Rob Fowler, Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance, who stated “Hall County has an amazing and unique community that prides itself on always striving to be exceptional, so we should never allow ourselves to settle for being average or below average. That’s especially true when it comes to something as important to the physical, mental and financial health of our community as our response to the current pandemic. The coalition members believe the only way we’ll make progress in stopping the spread of this virus is by working together, as one.”

What does it mean to be hALL IN?

Being hALL IN means you’ve pledged to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and abide by other health and safety guidelines outlined by the CDC, White House and State of Georgia in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. By taking the pledge, your business name will be added to the wearehALLin.com website. You’ll also receive a hALL IN window decal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we protect ourselves and our community from the flu. The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the flu, and the CDC recommends everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine. Keep your employees safe! Go to WeArehALLin.com, take the pledge and request an On-Site Flu Shot Clinic at your business. WeArehALLin.com

The Chamber Staff is hALL IN!

Are YOU?

Learn how YOU – small businesses, non-profits, industries, professionals, and more – can take the hALL IN Pledge and help #StopTheSpread. Tune in via Zoom on Thursday, November 5 (12 Noon) for all the hALL IN info and a chance to win a yummy Southern Baked Pie. We'll draw for 25 pie giveaways from those registered! Register for the hALL IN Zoom Webinar at GHCC.com/events or call Madison Hopkins, 770-532-6206 for details.

membership development Over 900 runners, walkers, cheerleaders, friends and co-workers participated in-person and virtually in the 13th Annual Chamber Chase 5K & 2 Mile Wellness Walk on October 15 at Lanier Islands! The event was presented by Fox Factory. Chamber Chase 2020 Award Recipients: Fastest CEO – Kelly Lee, Strong Gaddy Lee Wealth Management Fastest Corporate Team – Runners Fit Fastest Community Team – Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club Overall Female Winner – Michelle McKenzie, Runners Fit Overall Male Winner – Juan Soto, Runners Fit For individual times/results: RunSignUp.com/ChamberChase

The "Fastest Corporate Team Award" went to Runners Fit (L-R) Kara Scroggs, Norton Insurance; Michelle McKenzie (Overall Female Winner, 20:36), Richard Smith, Matt Pesavento, Gary Willie, Juan Soto (Overall Male Winner, 19:10), Jeff Galloway.

Thank you, Fox Factory, presenting sponsor. (L-R) Tim Evans, Chamber VP Economic Development; Chamber Chairman Brian Rochester, Rochester & Associates; Fox Factory's Kristen Keith, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, and Rich Winters, President, Fox Factory Powered Vehicles Division; Kit Dunlap, Chamber President & CEO. The Murray Plastics Team Front (L-R) Jeff Robinson, Danielle Perkins, Brandi Hyatt, (little ones: Daniela & Alyeen Reyes). Back (L- R) Kieth Smithson, Tami Keeling, Ed Bishop, Chasity Wehunt, Edward Jones, Cristy Norris, Kelly Perez, Kathy Grantz.

The "Fastest CEO Award" went to Kelly Lee (left), Strong Gaddy Lee Wealth Management Group. The RUSHTON Team (L-R) Logan Brock with Kathryn, Tracy, Merrie and Perry Barnett. RUSHTON was an event Bronze Sponsor.

Many Thanks to Margaritaville at Lanier Islands and Lanier Islands for hosting the Chamber Chase 5K. (L-R) Missy Burgess, Lanier Islands; Kelley Wilson, Margaritaville at Lanier Islands; Valentina Velasquez, Lanier Islands.

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Industry Appreciation 2020

Hybrid Legislative Forum In Person SOLD OUT

12th Annual Industry of the Year Awards

Wednesday, November 18 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lanier Technical College

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Ramsey Conference Center

The 2020 Industry Appreciation Luncheon features the presentation of the Annual Industry of the Year Awards and will be available in person (luncheon, space limited) and online (via Zoom). Industry of the Year Awards recognize Economic Impact, Corporate Responsibility and Workforce Excellence and are presented in small, medium and large employer categories.

Eggs & Issues Breakfast 2020

Thursday, December 10 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Industry Appreciation Keynote Speaker

Lanier Technical College

Greg Dozier

Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia

Senator Butch Miller 49th GA Senate District

Ramsey Conference Center

Hybrid Awards Luncheon In Person SOLD OUT Register to Attend via Zoom

– Silver Sponsors – AT&T Carroll Daniel Construction CHASE for Business Corporate Storage Georgia Power Liberty Utilities RUSHTON Workforce Strategies Group

Rep. Lee Hawkins 27th GA House District


Nikki Chandler | Chamber VP, Existing Industry 770-532-6206 x 108 | nchandler@ghcc.com In Person SOLD OUT! Register to attend via Zoom: GHCC.com/events

Rep. Matt Dubnik 29th GA House District

Wednesday, November 18 Industry Appreciation Luncheon / HYBRID* 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lanier Technical College Ramsey Conference Center

Tuesday, November 10 Small Business Seminar Optimizing Team Performance Holly Moore, Hollis Strategies 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

Thursday, December 10 Eggs & Issues / HYBRID* 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lanier Technical College Ramsey Conference Center

*Hybrid: In person or virutally

*Hybrid: In person or virutally

Rep. Timothy Barr 103rd GA House District

In Person Attendance is SOLD OUT! – Register to Attend Virtually via Zoom –

CHAMBER MEMBER: $50 per COMPANY | NON-MEMBER: $40 per PERSON Register Online: GHCC.com/events | Info: Gerri Collins, 770-532-6206 x 106

Upcoming Chamber Events Thursday, November 5 South Hall Business Coalition Economic Development Update with Tim Evans, Chamber VP 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via Zoom

Rep. Emory Dunahoo 30th GA House District


Due to uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, check the Chamber's online calendar regularly for event scheduling and updates.



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