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Agribusiness Awards

Certified Small Business Partners • Certificate of Completion • Certified Small Business Door Decal • Recognition at a Chamber Board of Director's Meeting • Announcement in the Chamber's Business Link Newsletter

Upcoming Small Business Seminars

Recipients of the 2017 Agribusiness Awards (L-R): Friend of Agribusiness Tim Evans, Greater Hall Chamber; Farmer of the Year Jarl Echols, Jaemor Farms; Outstanding Agribusiness Steve Murray, New Leaf Landscaping Services; Bob Whitmire, Ag Hall of Fame. The awards were presented at a breakfast held in conjunction with National Ag Day. The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and Hall County Cooperative Extension annual agribusiness awards program increases recognition and appreciation of the agricultural community in Hall County. Friend of Agribusiness Tim Evans, Vice President, Economic Development, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce As a part of his work with the Greater Hall Chamber, Tim is one of Hall County's greatest cheerleaders and fighters for jobs in our area. He encourages international delegations and visitors to experience agritourism and makes sure to spotlight Hall County's family farms when bringing international groups to visit the community. Agriculture and farm families are always on his mind!

Tuesday, April 11 7:45am - 9am at the Chamber "Avoiding Legal Land Mines" presented by Attorneys at Stewart, Melvin & Frost Tuesday, May 9 7:45am - 9am at the Chamber "Successful Selling" presented by the University of Georgia SBDC Tuesday, June 13 7:45am - 9am "Effectively Tracking a Multimedia Marketing Campaign" presented by Forum Communications Programs and presenters subject to change.

Chamber Small Business Seminars are free for Chamber Members. For text message reminders for small business events, text "BIZ" to 25324. Details: Amanda Lewis, Project Manager, 770-532-6206 x 111. Email: Online:

Outstanding Agribusiness New Leaf Landscape Services/Steve Murray, Founder & CEO Founded by Steve Murray, New Leaf is celebrating 25 years of outstanding residential and commercial landscape, design, installation and maintenance services. Steve has been in the industry for over 34 years and has a BS in Horticulture. Playing an active roll in the community, New Leaf most recently helped sponsor Arbor Day with a tree planting at Gainesville High School.

Ag Hall of Fame Bob Whitmire Long time North Hall Cattleman, Bob Whitmire owned Whitmire & Son’s Angus Farm, a progressive Purebred Angus operation. Highly regarded in the industry for his knowledge and dedication, Bob was nominated for the Georgia Purebred Producer of the Year. Community leadership included the Hall County Farm Bureau, Hall County Cattlemen Association and the Extension’s On-Farm Test Program. The Agribusiness Awards Breakfast was presented by Jackson EMC. For more information on this and other Greater Hall Chamber Community Development programs, contact Robin Halstead, VP Community Development, 770-532-6206 or email:


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April 4, 2017 • An Advertising Supplement to The Times

Farmer of the Year Jarl Echols, Jaemor Farms A 4th generation farmer, Jarl Echols has been farming his entire life. Jarl is a partner in his family's operation along with his brother, Judah Echols, and son, Drew. He is in charge of all pest management, equipment management, and irrigation at Jaemor Farms. His knowledge and history of agriculture in our area is quite extensive. Jarl is a visionary for where he'd like to grow his own family's 105 year old operation, and family has been and will always be a key part of that vision.

Economic Development

Consider becoming a Greater Hall Chamber CERTIFIED Small Business Partner! It's easy – just attend a minimum of six Small Business Success Seminars during the 2017 calendar year. CERTIFIED Small Business Partners Receive several benefits including:



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