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2017 SMALL BUSINESSES OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

The Douglas County Chamber and Douglas County Sentinel are pleased to announce the 2017 Small Businesses of Excellence. These nine businesses are recognized for successful operations and growth as well as service in their community. The Small Business of Excellence Awards were held on July 18th at the GreyStone Power Luncheon. The Chamber is proud to recognize the important role that small businesses play in Douglas County and its economy. They recognize the work of the Small Business Committee who created the Small Businesses of Excellence designation from what was previously the Small Business of the Quarter Awards. The nine recipients are then eligible for the Small Business of the Year Award given at the Winter Ball in February.

In the seventh year of offering the Small Businesses of Excellence, the Chamber received over 20 nominations for Chamber member businesses. After being nominated by the community and their peers, each company completed a thorough application covering company information, growth, community involvement and adversity among other criteria. An independent panel of judges composed of business professionals and community leaders reviewed the applications, met to discuss their findings and make their selections. To learn more about the recipients, see page 9.

2017 SMALL BUSINESSES OF EXCELLENCE

ALL Print Marketing & Media Solutions The Centre at Arbor Connection HRC Engineers, Surveyors, & Landscape Architects

Inspiring Scholars Academy Miller Architecture and Planning Mill Town Music Hall

Stoddard's Range & Guns Wenck Travel West Georgia Cornhole, LLC

August Calendar of Events

Welcome to New Members!

GreyStone Power Luncheon

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Chamber Matters, August 2017

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 CHAIRMANS CLUB douglas county

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WellStar Kennestone Honored for Top-Level Cardiac Care WellStar Kennestone is the only hospital in the state of Georgia and the second hospital in the nation to receive the triple distinction of the Disease Specific Care Certification for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Cardiac Valve Repair/ Replacement and Congestive Heart Failure Program by The Joint Commission. All WellStar hospitals have received the Gold Seal of Approval accreditation from The Joint Commission, recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects a hospital’s commitment to meeting defined performance criteria. Recognition by The Joint Commission is your assurance that you can trust WellStar for the highest quality of care.


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TWO LOCATIONS: 8741 Hospital Drive | Douglasville 4600 Legend Place | Douglasville 770.949.1116 | www.goldsgym.com

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2017 SMALL BUSINESSES OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

THANK YOU TO OUR LUNCHEON SPONSOR

SPONSORED BY: 6875 Douglas Boulevard | Douglasville 404.365.0966 | www.kp.org


Chamber Matters, August 2017

It is with great pride that the Douglas County Chamber and our partner the Douglas County Sentinel present the 2017 Small Businesses of Excellence, recognized for successful operations and growth as well as service in our community.

457 Nathan Dean Boulevard, Suite 105 | Dallas 678.670.7521 | www.allprintmarketing.com

7475 Douglas Boulevard | Douglasville 678.213.3195 | www.thearborconnection.com

ALL Print Marketing & Media Solutions strives to deliver the highest quality products at the most affordable prices while providing an unsurpassed customer service experience. Their team has over 40 years experince in the industry and provides individualized consultations, custom graphics, dynamic print, branding and marketing solutions to fit each client’s needs.

The Centre is an event facility owned by Sam & Rosco’s Restaurant that provides four ballrooms for business and social events with a maximum capacity of 400 guests. Their mission is to provide the highest quality of food and service to their clients.

6554 E. Church Street | Douglasville 770.942.0196 | www.hughesray.com At HRC, they are principled, precise and perceptive. HRC provides civil engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, master planning and construction administration services for clients throughout the United States. Their team of professionals is committed to providing viable solutions for real world applications.


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2345 Pope Road | Douglasville 678.561.7458 | www.inspringscholars.org Inspiring Scholars has been serving children in Douglasville and surrounding areas for the past five years. They provide quality tutoring and transportation and recently expanded their services to include childcare. Inspiring Scholars Academy promotes a positive learning environment for children starting at six-weeks old to explore, create, and learn through structured learning.

5840 Bankhead Highway | Douglasville 678.838.4848 | www.stoddardsguns.com At Stoddard’s, they combine a best-in-class range with a premium storefront to create a firearms facility unlike any other. Between their innovative courses, exciting competitions and unique event spaces, Stoddard’s brings a new level of quality and excitement to the gun range experience.

6534 Spring Street | Douglasville 678.715.1586 | www.millerap.com

1031 Alabama Avenue | Bremen 770.537.1845 | www.milltownmusichall.com

Miller Architecture and Planning is a full service architectural design practice founded on the belief that it is the responsibility of the design professional to be deeply involved in the betterment of their community. They do this through the embodiment of well-built structures appropriate to the client’s needs, sympathetic of their context, and respectful of the environment.

Mill Town Music Hall is a family entertainment venue located in Bremen. Mill Town hosts approximately two national level touring acts each month, and has hosted artists including Toby Keith, Kenny Loggins, Sara Evans, the Oak Ridge Boys, Amy Grant, and many, many more.

770.852.1925 www.wencktravel.com Wenck Travel focuses on their clients’ vision of their vacation, whether within the US or outside of the country. Patty and Stan relieve the stress of searching the internet, offer choices within the clients’ guidelines, make sure all questions are answered, and all deadlines are met. They pride themselves on being your “Forever Memories” travel consultants.

7811 Conners Road | Winston 770.265.8466 | www.westgeorgiacornhole.com West Georgia Cornhole, LLC creates high-quality, custom, cornhole boards. Their mission of creating outdoor enjoyment one board at a time is based on excellent customer service and strict attention to detail. They have 20 hard working employees who handcraft each set and ship worldwide.


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Chairmans Club CORNER Don Barbour

THE CHAIRMANS CLUB IS THE CHAMBER’S EXCLUSIVE LEVEL OF MEMBERSHIP FEATURING TOP EXECUTIVES IN DOUGLASVILLE AND DOUGLAS COUNTY. MEET THREE OF OUR MEMBERS!

AT&T is bringing it all together. They are helping people connect with advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed Internet services and smart solutions for businesses. Fast, highly secure and mobile connectivity – to everything on the Internet, everywhere, at every moment and on every device. AT&T is leading the way to the future – for customers, businesses and the industry.

Rosco Sayyar From the very beginning, Sam and Rosco made a promise to always offer fresh food, outstanding service, elegant ambiance, reasonable pricing and a great dining experience in every visit. Also, from the beginning they made a promise to be involved in the community in order to make it a better place for present and future residents of this great county.

Gary Lahr Google strives to maintain the open culture often associated with startups, in which everyone is a hands-on contributor and feels comfortable sharing ideas and opinions. Their offices and cafes are designed to encourage interactions between Googlers within and across teams, and to spark conversation about work as well as play.

DIPLOMATS OF THE MONTH

Meet the backbones of the Chamber...our Diplomats! Each month we will highlight two of our volunteer members who go above and beyond to make YOUR Chamber the best it can be!

KERRY RIGDON, WSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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CAROL LINDSTROM, HIGH CALIBER REALTY

High Caliber Realty wants to be your agent for life. Serving all of your personal and professional real estate needs, Carol goes above and beyond to ensure her clients get the best representation. You can be confident that your needs will be met and your expectations exceeded. ĂƌŽůΖƐƌĞƉƵƚĂƚŝŽŶĨŽƌĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚĐƵƐƚŽŵĞƌƐĞƌǀŝĐĞ͕ŚĞƌŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƚŝŽŶĂůƐŬŝůůƐ͕ĂƐǁĞůůĂƐŚĞƌŚŽŶĞƐƚLJĂŶĚŝŶƚĞŐƌŝƚLJ͕ĂƌĞǁŚLJƐŚĞƐŚŽƵůĚďĞLJŽƵƌƌĞĂů estate professional. In addition, Carol is backed up by over seventy-five years of experience with the team at High Caliber Realty. ŽŶƚĂĐƚĂƌŽůĂƚϳϳϬͲϰϬϱͲϬϰϰϱdžϭϭϳ͕ǀŝƐŝƚŚĞƌ&ĂĐĞŬƉĂŐĞĂƚǁǁǁ͘ĨĂĐĞŬ͘ĐŽŵͬĐůŝŶĚƐƚƌŽŵƌĞĂůĞƐƚĂƚĞƉƌŽŽƌŚĞƌǁĞďƐŝƚĞ ĂƚŚƚƚƉ͗ͬͬůŝŶĚƐƚƌŽŵĐĂƌ͘ŐĞŽƌŐŝĂŵůƐ͘ĐŽŵ


Chamber Matters, August 2017 COUNTRY FINANCIAL Hermon Mason ϱϵϬϵWĞĂĐŚƚƌĞĞƵŶǁŽŽĚLJZŽĂĚ͕^ƵŝƚĞϳϮϱ ϳϳϬ͘ϯϵϮ͘ϬϳϮϮ ǁǁǁ͘ĐŽƵŶƚƌLJĨŝŶĂŶĐŝĂů͘ĐŽŵͬŚĞƌŵŽŶ͘ŵĂƐŽŶ

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS /'zϲ^Zs/K'^&KZ,ZK^͕/E͘ Ken Cappello ϰϬϰ͘ϯϬϵ͘ϲϳϯϬ ǁǁǁ͘ŝŐLJϲƐĞƌǀŝĐĞĚŽŐƐ͘ŽƌŐ͘ĐŽŵ

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Interested in becoming a member? Call us today at 770.942.5022 or visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com!

INTEGRITY STAFFING Kim Purvis Ϯϵϴϵ,ƵŵƉŚƌŝĞƐ,ŝůůZŽĂĚ ƵƐƚĞůů͕'ϯϬϭϬϲ ϲϳϴ͘Ϯϯϯ͘ϭϰϯϱ www.integritystaff.com :EdEtdKEW,KdK'ZW,z Janet Newton ϳϳϬ͘ϱϵϲ͘ϴϴϳϰ www.janetnewtonphotography.com

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SUPERIOR MOUNTAIN WATER Lydia Cook WKŽdžϭϴϴϱ ĂƌƌŽůůƚŽŶ͕'ϯϬϭϭϮ ϳϳϬ͘ϴϯϲ͘ϬϬϴϳ www.superiormountainwater.com

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^DZdDKEzhd/KE^Zs/^ Wendy Lattimore ϴϴϵŽŵŵĞƌĐĞƌŝǀĞ͕^ƵŝƚĞ ŽŶLJĞƌƐ͕'ϯϬϬϵϰ ϲϳϴ͘ϱϬϵ͘ϱϴϵϱ

YOUR HEALTHY HOME PRODUCTS Patty Wenck ϳϳϬ͘ϴϱϮ͘ϭϵϮϱ www.pattywenck.norwex.biz


Chamber Matters, August 2017

JOIN US THIS MONTH! 8 - 9 a.m. Free for Members | $20 Guests

The Georgia Power Business4Breakfast is held at various host member locations throughout Douglas County. The Georgia Power Business4Breakfast is a great way to jump-start your day, as you have an opportunity to network with an average of 100 business and community leaders, while enjoying coffee and a light breakfast.You do not need to register to attend the GA Power Business4Breakfast.

AUGUST 10TH DouglasJobs.com is the leading job search engine in Douglas County and receives over ϱ͕ϬϬϬŚŝƚƐƉĞƌŵŽŶƚŚ͊

Noon-1 p.m. $20 Members | $30 Guests

GreyStone Power Luncheons are held at the Douglasville Conference Center and The Centre at Arbor Connection. On average, over 150 community and business leaders attend this monthly event, which features a guest speaker and catered lunch. Registration IS required to attend the GreyStone Power Luncheon.

AUGUST 15TH 5 - 6 p.m. Free for Members | $30 Guests

BUSINESS After Hours Did you know coupons are published sZz Wednesday in ƚŚĞŽƵŐůĂƐŽƵŶƚLJ^ĞŶƟŶĞůĨŽƌůŽĐĂůƌĞƐƚƵĂƌĂŶƚƐ͍,ĞůƉ support your local community by using these coupons! Coupons MUSTďĞƉƌŝŶƚĞĚ͘&ŝŶĚƚŚŝƐǁĞĞŬΖƐŚĂŵďĞƌ,Kt ŝŶƚŚĞŽƵŐůĂƐŽƵŶƚLJ^ĞŶƟŶĞůŽƌĂƚ www.douglascountygeorgia.com.

AUGUST 31ST

The Comcast Business After Hours consistently proves to be the ultimate way to wrap up your busy work day. Appetizers and drinks await Chamber members as they gather for an opportunity to socialize and network with fellow business and community leaders at various host member locations.You do not need to register to attend the Comcast Business After Hours.


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