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The Greater Hall Chamber's 38th Annual Hackers Holiday Golf Tournament presented by Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia is Friday, April 28 at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club at Lanier Islands. A shotgun start at 10 a.m. kicks off the tournament that includes fun, fellowship and great prizes for scratch golfers and hackers alike. Entry Fee includes green fee, cart, breakfast, box lunch, snacks and drinks, and a reception following the tournament with awards and great door prizes. Cost is $175 per player; $650 team of four. Register yourself as an individual or register a team. Awards will be presented in three flights, along with a Hole-In-One prize, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and much more. AT&T's 19th Hole Reception with delicious complimentary food and drink follows the tournament at the clubhouse. Great Sponsorship Opportunities Available including Beverage Cart Sponsorships A($750); ($400); and Golf Hole Sponsorships ($250). Win a $1000 Cash Drawing! DVENPar TU5RGolf E • Hole DISCSponsorships O$20. VERDoY NOT Tickets: $10 each; 3 for have • LEIS URtoE be present to win. To register as a team, individual or inquire about sponsorships and tickets, contact Mandy Lathem, 770-532-6206 x 115. Email:

109th Annual Meeting and Gala is May 18 The Greater Hall Chamber's 109th Annual Meeting & Gala is Thursday, May 18 at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with an outdoor reception. The dinner program begins at 7:00 p.m. and includes an overview of the year's success and annual award presentations including the 2016-2017 Small Business of the Year, Family Business of the Year, Silver Shovel Awards, the prestigious W.G. Mealor Chairman's Award, Distinguished Citizen Award and the Community Service Award. Sponsorships are now available. Table Sponsorships $1300 (seats 10) and includes promotion and recognition during the awards program. Individual tickets are $90; $160 Couple. Details: Mandy Lathem, 770-532-6206 x 115 or email: Online:

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Business Awards Nominations The Chamber is seeking nominations for both the 2016-2017 Small Business of the Year and the Family Business of the Year. The small business award is presented to an outstanding business and Chamber member with 50 or less employees. The family business award is presented to a family-owned business that has operated for 25 or more years. A member may nominate their business or another member. Nominations must be received by Friday, April 21. 2015-2016 Award Recipients included Small Business of the Year: AB Aviation, Aaron Burkhart & Lillian Todd, Owners, and North Georgia Canopy Tours, Leah & Kirk Watkins, Owners. Family Business of the Year: Clipper Petroleum, Tom Bower III, President, and Chestnut Mountain Egg Farms, Tom Oliver, President & CEO. Award winners will be recognized at the Chamber's Annual Meeting & Gala on Thursday, May 18 at the Chattahoochee Country Club. For more information on award nominations, contact Amanda Lewis, 770532-6206 x 111. Email:

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