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Keeping the Edge of Excellence
Letter from the Chair and the President `When the 2009 year ended, we at the Chamber were concerned about the challenges predicted for the year ahead. We had no idea what 2010 might be like, but we were certain it would be no walk in the park. And it wasn’t. The Chamber faced similar challenges to our members: doing more with less, trying to meet our goals for the year and trying to cut costs while doing it. But at the conclusion of 2010, we were gratified to have one of our best years on record. Thanks to a strong Board of Directors, a cohesive membership base and a dedicated staff, your Chamber finished the year in the black (no small feat) and had some of our most successful special events and programs ever. We also launched several new programs for the benefit of members and, perhaps most gratifying, we gained and/or retained a pretty impressive percentage of members. Thanks for a truly outstanding year! We very much look forward to serving you, our members, and our community with the new challenges 2011 will bring. We are confident that our Directors and 2011 Chair Vicki Kaiser will be up to the task ahead!
MISSION STATEMENT To champion economic prosperity for our Chamber members and the Greater Coweta community How does the Chamber fulfill its mission?
■ By delivering value to our members through education, strengthening our community, and supporting business-friendly legislation; ■ Through supporting a quality community and economic development; ■ By developing competent leadership; and ■ Advocating Coweta’s positions in the metro region.
Steve Mader Chamber Chair
Candace Boothby Chamber Pres.
■ To join the collective business voice of the community; ■ To participate in decision making that affects their Why Do livelihood; Businesses ■ To avail themselves of networking opportunities; Join the ■ To become a part of the leadership group that Chamber? advocates for business; and, ■ To support policies that will affect their ability to succeed.
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The Chamber Brings Value to Its Membership The mission of the Chamber is the bedrock with which we measure our value and success. We are extremely pleased and proud of the achievements of 2010 but that was then and this is now. Our task at this time is to build on that and maintain the level of service delivery that we have reached.
Frankly, most people who live elsewhere and visit Coweta County feel a twinge of envy for what we have. We enjoy a distinct sense of place, yet are very convenient to a major city and a major airport. We enjoy excellent educational opportunities for our children and it keeps improving. Even with a down
economy, Coweta County has done quite well, thanks in large part to our balance between residential, commercial/retail and industrial tax revenues. All communities strive for this balance but few achieve it. Our theme for this 2010 Annual Report is “Keeping the Edge of Excellence” and
BUSINESS & COMMUNITY ADVOCACY
Interaction with legislators creates connections — The Chamber hosted several legislative events during the year focused on state and national topics. Coweta’s Legislative Delegation participated in the annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast, which updates Chamber members about progress at the state level. Raised presence of Chamber in community—advocated for the renewal of the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, requesting the Board of Education call for the renewal of this very valuable funding source for educational excellence. Explored needs of industry sectors— hosted four Industry Roundtables to learn about their strengths, opportunities,
weaknesses and threats. Featured industries included: Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Retail. Educated members on key issues— hosted five candidate forums, a legislative roundtable and Eggs & Issues Forum with Coweta’s legislative delegation, and a healthcare legislation workshop.
MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING Realized membership growth—expanded sales team and implemented standard procedures that resulted in 175 new members, a net gain of 37 members, and a retention rate of 73%. Launched programs to meet needs of diverse membership sectors—organized a Young Professionals program and a Business Women’s Golf League in partnership with Canongate Golf Clubs. Offered expanded programs— additional opportunities with Enhanced Investor programs, Access Coweta, and all special events resulted in net growth in profits and participation. Upgraded and expanded member communications— launched more member-friendly
Created forum for key economic development stakeholders— launched an Economic Prosperity Council made up of governmental and business leaders to help drive collaboration and innovative solutions with comprehensive community planning.
Young leaders interact — To meet the needs of a younger audience, the Chamber organized and launched a Young Professionals program to help mentor and nurture rising community and business leaders. website redesign and began work on a comprehensive social media program to help Chamber boost membership, build member businesses, connect to the community and communicate better with members.
ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE Upgraded facility— launched fundraising campaign to generate resources to complete repairs to building and completed muchneeded external repairs. Posted most successful financial year—managed financial resources through focused activities, ending year in the black and creating a reserve fund. .
Strong financial performance — Chamber Treasurer Dennis McEntire, Newnan Utilities, and Chair-Elect Vicki Kaiser, Piedmont Health Care, provided strong leadership as members of the Chamber’s Finance Committee.
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Key business, education, and government leaders collaborate — The Chamber launched the Economic Prosperity Council to help facilitate cooperation on issues of economic development importance.
that is our goal for the coming year. The Chamber had a particularly good year under difficult economic circumstances in 2010 and succeeded in building an “edge of excellence” with other counties. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2010 within our four major divisions:
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Chamber Chair Mader Proud of Accomplishments in 2010
Steve Mader, Chamber Chair for 2010 and president of Southtowne Motors, is quick to give credit to others for the success of his year as Chair. He happily applauds the efforts of his Board of Directors, the volunteers, the support of the membership-at-large of Chamber policies and, of course, the dedication and hard work of the staff.
When asked what specific achievements he is most proud of, he quickly notes four. “Obviously I am thankful for the excellent year we experienced in 2010. But what I am most pleased with include the improvement of our membership sales, the effort to increase cooperation and cohesiveness with our Development
Authority, the establishment of the Economic Prosperity Council and the improved information on our web site. “If you distill these areas to their essence, you will find that they are generally to do with the basics of communication, economic prosperity and delivering value to our membership resulting in increasing confi-
dence in the Chamber’s ability to favorably affect businesses success. Those improvements have been particularly gratifying to me personally.” Steve Mader will continue to have a leadership role in the Chamber as Immediate Past Chair and member of the Board for one more year.
Successful Programs Just because a new year is beginning and new officers are installed at the Chamber does not mean that everything begins anew. As an example, the theme of “Think Chamber Members First” continues to resonate and is one of the reasons businesses band together through membership in a chamber of commerce. “Think Chamber Members First” cements the fact that we are all neighbors and fellow members who want to support each other through their business dealings. By looking to the businesses of other Chamber members, it can surprise some in Coweta on how much of the necessary and even fun things to purchase and do are
here in our community. And by trying to purchase from other Chamber members, you are helping to support their business, their job creation and their contributions to our quality of life. And you will have the good feeling that you are contributing to the continuation of a superior school system, public safety, parks and recreation, libraries and maintenance of our roads and other public services. We do indeed have the advantage in Coweta of “Keeping the Edge of Excellence” in our community! So always “Think Chamber Members First” when- Central Educational Center CEO Mark Whitlock and CEC student Chad Ramey participated in the CEC 10th Anniversary Celebration at a Chamber Early Bird Forum. ever you shop!
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‘Inspire & Thrive’ Theme of Early Bird Forums & Programs One of the critical and popular successes of 2010 was the “Inspire and Thrive” series presented by the Chamber to its membership. It was intended as an educational piece for Chamber members to help them succeed with their businesses. There were four overarching themes to “Inspire and Thrive:” Creativity & Innovation, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service and Leadership. The programs Chamber University used to deliver results in these Workshops focus on Sales four areas included: Strategies — Canongate Monthly “Early Bird Forums” Director of Sales Sharon which gave members an opporSzymanski presented tunity to hear from leading busi‘Close the Darn Sale’ ness people who shared their personal experiences in adjustworkshop which taught ing to the changing world of effective closing business. This valuable informatechniques. tion gave members an easy and “Chamber University” was an inexpensive way to obtain an advanced body of knowledge extension of the knowledge about some fundamental given at the Early Bird Forums, more like an advanced degree in business practices!
business! Quarterly, Chamber University Workshops delved more deeply into key issues and taught attendees how to grow and strengthen their businesses. The faculty represented experienced experts in their particular field and business veterans who shared their experiences. The results were immediate improvements to business in specific and meaningful ways. “Bright Idea Exchanges” took attendees to yet another level with one-hour facilitated roundtable discussions. These were invaluable opportunities to get with business experts, ask specific questions about business challenges and receive actionable solutions immediately! “Inspire and Thrive” was one of the Chamber’s best opportunities in 2010 to achieve “boots on the ground” educational experiences in real-world business success practices!
Industry leaders share best practices — Chamber Chair Vicki Kaiser, Piedmont Health Care, thanked Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy for sharing insights and lessons learned in a changing economy.
Industry Roundtables Create Meaningful Conversations For the third consecutive year, Industry Roundtables continued to function and created one of the most comprehensive and valuable data resources yet. The Industry Roundtables bring together our business leaders and other experts to discuss innovative ideas designed to keep our business base competitive and capable in an increasingly tough global market. Generally speaking, the acknowledgment that Coweta County is a good place to live and work was a common theme. This is an important distinction because the county is in a “protect and improve” mode rather than being concerned with critical and immediate needs to fix bad situations. Schools, shopping, manufacturing and healthcare are all functioning at a higher level than in many communities. However, uncertainty about budgets and other business indicators indicates a shared concern as well. This year ’s popular Series included a SWOT analysis, which is an acronym for “strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.” The Roundtables attracted almost 100 participants to share their thoughts on the SWOT in Coweta County. Under “Strengths,” it was found that education, retail tax revenue, healthcare and a great and affordable quality of life were most mentioned.
“Weaknesses” included water and sewer capacities, skill levels of employees and effective marketing of our community, both internally and externally. “Opportunities” had better encouragement of shopping locally and educating citizens of
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successful example of one of the major purposes of an effective Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber was pleased to bring these roundtables together and will continue to host them as an ongoing benefit to our members and the community.
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CONNECTING MEMBERS, CREATING VALUES
2010 Kicks off with 62nd Shareholders Celebration In January 2010, Chamber Chair Steve Mader, SouthTowne Motors, accepts the gavel from outgoing 2009 Chair Jan Alligood, Georgia Power.
Leadership Coweta class visits Capitol Members of the 2010-2011 Leadership Coweta class participated in a regional government affairs day at the State Capitol, along with members of leadership classes from 15 other communities across Metro Atlanta.
Speed Networking events build member contacts When you drive by the Chamber on the days Networking at Noon takes place, you’ll notice a parking lot overflowing with cars. That’s how popular this event has become. Patterned after “speed dating” events, members use this handy tool to expand their base of contacts and walk away with new leads and referrals.
Totally ’80s fun Members of the Chamber’s Bowling Adventure Committee rocked it at Junction Lanes as part of this annual-themed team building event.
Golf Classic celebrates 25 years Cinco de Mayo served as the perfect setting for the Chamber’s 25th annual tournament. From piñatas to mariachi bands, this wildly-popular event drew a crowd of 300 and posted its most successful year to date.
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Ahoy Mate! Member orientations featured a cruise theme with guests visiting Chamber “Ports of Call” to learn about volunteer opportunities and membership benefits.
One of the Chamber’s most popular events, Business-After-Hours, consistently offered members time to meet and mingle with new As the public relations arm of the Chamber, contacts, resources and peers from Ambassadors frequently greet members at events and throughout the county. help create a warm and inviting experience for everyone.
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CONNECTING MEMBERS, CREATING VALUES
Coweta’s largest business trade show With more than 1,500 attendees, the annual Big Expo provides an opportunity for members to showcase their products and services to the community at large.
Impacting the bottom line
The Chamber Board kicks up its heels and celebrates a successful planning retreat
Chamber University sessions featured industry experts who shared best practices to help members transform Two days of intensive planning set the stage for a focus on strong results in 2011. their businesses.
Exploring issues Candidate forums gave members an insight into candidates and their issues.
Community leaders past and present!
Enhanced Investors leverage resources
Insider briefings and issues-related programs brought The Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated its 63rd anniversary. In December, the Chamber’s Enhanced Investors together for several past chairs and presidents reconnected at the board’s Annual Holiday Social. meaningful dialogue.
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Enhanced Investors Represent Influential Business Leaders When it comes to creating a desirable environment for business over the long term, the Chamber has a very special group of stakeholders called Enhanced Investors. These dynamic companies are taking the lead. Their vision and influence are making a difference in the future of our community. The Chamber couldn’t do what it does without the support from our Enhanced Investors. These leaders want the most from their membership in Coweta County’s largest and most influential business organization. They share a commitment to nurturing our community’s economic prosperity while preserving our quality of life. Enhanced Investor support strengthens the Chamber ’s voice as a force for business. Becoming an Enhanced Investor means high profile exposure and recognition. These leaders advocate for
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business growth with Coweta’s decision-makers. From customers to policymakers to the community at large — our Enhanced Investors are a pow-
erful community asset. In 2010, the Chamber welcomed four new Enhanced
Industry tours build relationships — Enhanced Investors learned about local industries and their best practices as See INVESTORS, page 11 a part of their industry visit program.
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Enhanced Investors Represent Leaders INVESTORS Continued from page 10 Investor businesses to the team. Special events and insider briefings were held throughout the
year to include a tour of Georgia Power’s Plant Yates, lunch with Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, a tour of the Southern Living Idea House in Senoia and a reception with the Development Authority and a tour of Bonnell.
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Chamber Records Banner Year with 2010 Fundraisers Thanks to our involved members and volunteers, the roster of fundraising events for 2010 was our most successful ever! Our three signature events – the Golf Classic, Bowling Adventure and the BigExpo – provided more opportunities and exposure for member involvement, featured more attendees and made more money than ever before. Canongate on White Oak was the venue for the 25th Annual Golf Classic and Cinco de Mayo celebration which featured the widely popular “Expo on the Greens,” 27 holes of golf and brought together more than 300 golfers and volunteers to make for a most enjoyable day for all. Thirty teams participated in the “Totally 80’s Bowling Adventure,” an exercise in team building that brought 80’s-style costuming to the party, making for a wacky but wonderful bowling and networking experience for members. Finally, our “BigExpo” just gets better and better! We had over 100 exhibits and over 1,500 attendees this year, making the BigExpo Coweta County’s largest trade show and networking opportunity. We happily experienced the most lucrative financial experience in non-dues revenue ever, thanks to the dedication of our volunteers and attendees. And all this in spite of the most challenging economy in memory! But just as important, if not more so, is the fact that our members received more exposure and enjoyed more opportunity to network and build relationships than ever before, too! Thanks to everyone who participated, attended and volunteered to do the work necessary to make 2010 our best year ever for our Signature Events!
Totally ’80s Bowling Adventure — Members of the PAPP Clinic and the Piedmont Heart Institute teams celebrated their team spirit and award-winning costumes. Chamber signature events from golf to bowling to BigExpo posted record numbers of attendees and sponsors who took advantage of marketing opportunities to promote their businesses, which resulted in record profits from each event.
The six amigos! The Cinco de Mayo-themed Golf Classic featured more than 300 participants as part of the tournament’s 25-year celebration.
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2010 Board of Directors
Steve Mader SouthTowne Motors of Newnan Chairman 2010
Dennis McEntire Newnan Utilities Treasurer
Candace Boothby Mark Whitlock Newnan-Coweta Central Educational Chamber President Center
Tom Crymes Tomco Construction
Mark Fritz Bank of Coweta
Randy Cardoza AGL Resources Vice Chair Economic Prosperity
Tonya Whitlock WGTC Business & Community Advocacy
Phil Aaron State Farm Insurance
Michael Bass Piedmont Newnan Hospital
Walt Gutierrez Toyota of Newnan
Ryan Huber Out-Med, LLC
Judi Alvey Comcast Spotlight Vice Chair Membership & Marketing
Danny Beck Beck Janitorial
Jan Alligood GA Power Immediate Past Chair
Vicki Kaiser Piedmont Healthcare Chair-Elect 2011
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2010 Committee Chairs The Chamber gets its work done through a volunteer committee structure. Committee involvement is a fantastic tool for networking and lead generation as well as a chance to try new things and new skills. In 2010, more than 300 volunteers participated on various Chamber committees.
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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY ADVOCACY Policy Development Amy Riley The Heritage School
Regional Business Coalition Board Representatives
Larry Callahan, Pattillo Industrial Real Estate Randy Cardoza, AGL Resources Candace Boothby, Newnan-Coweta Chamber
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Tonya Whitlock WGTC
Regina Steffens, Chair, Piedmont Heart Institute
Michelle Boyd Health America Realty Group
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Carole Ann Fields, Goodwill Industries
Bill Howard, Co-Chair, Prudential Georgia Realty
Randy Cardoza AGL Resources
Bill Blackmon Georgia Power
Big Expo Jenny Fritz United Community Bank
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‘Think Chamber Members FIRST’ motto for 2010 and beyond A simple yet effective economic development tool was launched in 2009 and built on in 2010. Called “Think Chamber Members First,” it introduced into our daily thought processes the importance of doing business with fellow Chamber members. The beautiful thing about “Think Chamber Members First” is that it requires no additional expense to you or your business. By simply looking to Chamber members to make normal and necessary purchases, you are contributing to their – and our – success. One effective tool is prominently displaying your Chamber membership decal in your place of business. This allows cus-
tomers to identify you as a Chamber member and makes that purchasing decision even easier. Additionally, the Chamber encourages you to list your products and services and shop online at the “Hot Deals Member Marketplace” on the Chamber’s web site. All that is required of you is to think when you make purchases. Even if you are just filling your gas tank, make sure you do it in Coweta County. That way, a local business is getting YOUR business and you both are contributing to a sales tax stream that will help Coweta with its Police, Fire, EMS and other vital services that make Coweta the quality place it is to live, work and play.
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Chamber Welcomes New Members A K-9 Campus, LLC Abundant Life Faith Church Adamson Lawns & Landscaping Advance Auto Parts, #8599 Advantage Services All Stars Academy & Early Learning Center, Inc. Allgood Pest Solutions Alston's Painting Amedisys Hospice of Newnan Amerisave - Gene Keller Ana Lombardi Photography Apex Communications - AT&T Store Arbonne Architectural Concrete Co., Inc. Aronov Realty Management, Inc. Astria Boutique Belk Department Store Binion Tire Company BizGro BJ's Wholesale Club Brickhouse Grille & Tavern Bruce & Cindy Black Ministries Business Essentials, LLC Buzzzz'N Magazines - Jarrard & Company CareSouth Homecare Professionals Century Solutions Group, Inc. Checkers, Newnan Chick-fil-A at Thomas Crossroads Christian City City of Grantville Clark Atlanta University/Educational Talent Search Coast Dental Comfort Inn Community Action for Improvement Complete Dental Arts, P.C. Computer Advantage, Inc. Core Business IT Solutions County Fire & Safety Equip. Co. Coweta Club Coweta County DFCS Coweta County Gas Company Coweta Courier Services Coweta Samaritan Clinic Coweta Shopper, The CWHovey & Associates, LLC David L. Thomas Photography Dell Air Delta Home Care DeltaCom - Columbus Digestive Healthcare Digital Eyez Security Solutions Digital Memories By Christy, Inc. Don Chapman Dustin Shaw Homes, Inc. Edward Jones Investments Elliott Chiropractic Clinic Enterprise Rent-A-Car Exovations of South Atlanta Fedor Financial Group Fine Lines Art & Framing Fogo Data Center, LLC Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club Frost Cummings Tidwell Group G & S Precision Machine, LLC Gandy Glover/Josey, Young & Brady Realty Glendalough Manor Gourmet Grinds Grace Harbour, Inc. Greenhouse Redesign Grille 1904 H.E.L.P. Spay Neuter Clinic HealthAmerica Realty Group Historic Banning Mills HOAG Industries, Inc. Housing Authority of Newnan J&M Pool Services, LLC J93.3 Radio Joe Friday's Brick Oven Pizza Jos. A. Bank Men's Clothier Kaad Technologies, Inc. Kidney Clinic LaGrange Airforce Heating & Air Lighthouse Counseling Center Longevity Medical Partners, LLC Mama Lucia's Restaurant Mann & Wooldridge, P.C. Mary Kay Cosmetics/Amee Davison Me N Eds Pizzeria Media Macros, Inc. Melaleuca/Kevin Mitchum Mercer University
Merrill Lynch Molly Maid of Coweta/Fayette Counties Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Nationwide - The Keats Agency Neal Shepard and Associates, Inc. Newnan Academy of Preschool and Child Care, Inc. Newnan Computers, LLC Newnan Country Club Newnan Optimist Club Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, Inc. North Star Counseling, Inc. Octane Coffee and Cocktails Olympus Solutions Panda Express Panera Bread Parker Wrecker Service Parks & Mottola Realty, LLC Peachtree Hematology Oncolcgy Consultants Peachtree Transcription Associates, LLC Pleasant Enterprises PlumYumi Day Spa Pollard Residential Waste Services Pollock Paper Poplar Grove Event Center Premier Fertility Preston Mill Apartments Primary Capital Advisors, LLC PrimeCare Pediatrics Print Source Professional Installations Associates Professional Mojo Marketing Prudential Georgia Realty PSS Signs and Glass Quick As A Wink Printing Co., Inc. R DuBose Jewelers Rare Diamond Agency, LLC ResCare HomeCare Rider Pest Control Rock Back Pizza Rollins & Associates, PC Rooms To Go Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation S&T Assessment & Counseling Service, Inc. Sam's Club SciTex Senoia Golf Carts, Inc. Shenandoah Collision Center Sherwin-Williams Snap Fitness Southeastern Site Development Southern Conservation Trust Southern Crescent Women's Healthcare Southern Touch Catering Southern Vein Care Spic & Span Janitorial Cleaning Sunbelt Graphic Systems SunCrest Home Health Sunshine Botanicals Super Nurses Inc. Home Care Talon Safety, LLC The Corner Tavern Trinity Fellowship Church Trinity Insurance Two Men and a Truck Ulysses Fletcher Mortgage Services Veggie Patch, The VistaCare of Georgia W. Daly Salon Spa Walker Roll-Off, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Welsh Law Firm, LLC, The Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center Xango & Crystalized Marvels Zaxby's
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Announcing a cure for the common hectic schedule.
New Saturday hours at PAPP Clinic’s Thomas Crossroads location. At PAPP Clinic, we know your schedule can be hectic during the week — especially if you have a long commute. So we’re now open for regular visits on Saturday, which means you won’t have to take off work to take care of your health. You’ll get the same world-class care you’ve come to expect from our highly skilled adult-care doctors and staff. And since we’re in Newnan, you’ll be able to get it right in your neighborhood. New Saturday hours. Just another way PAPP is taking care of you.
To schedule an appointment, call 770-254-6161 or visit us online at www.pappclinic.com Thomas Crossroads location, 2959 Sharpsburg-McCollum Road
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Award Winners Recognized for Achievements, Contributions Each year the Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding volunteers and their contributions
2010 Ambassador of the Year
Ambassador of the Year — Marcia Smith with Arthur Murphy CPA shares her time and talents in all she does. An extremely positive and enthusiastic leader, Marcia also cochairs the Women’s Entrepreneurs Thrive in Coweta program and serves on several special event committees in addition to her numerous duties as a Chamber Ambassador. She can be seen at most events greeting guests with a smile and a greeting as they arrive.
2010 Volunteer of the Year Julio Muniz with Franchisland, LLC, was recognized for e x t r a o r d i n a r y contributions of time and leadership that resulted in tangible benefits to the Chamber and its members. A 2010 Volunteer of the Month, Julio serves as a Chamber Ambassador and is engaged in many activities at the Chamber. One of the things that members find most endearing about Julio is his amazing sense of humor.
Ambassadors Recognized for Quarterly Achievements
Around the corner. Right where you need us. Newnan Main Financial Center 295 Bullsboro Drive, (770) 253-5017 Jefferson Street Financial Center 26 Jefferson Street, (770) 252-5267 Thomas Crossroads Financial Center 190 Glenda Trace, (770) 304-7840 The Chamber Ambassadors of the Quarter—Recognized for 1st and 2nd quarter 2010 were: (left to right): Tina Prudeaux , American Tree Removal and Land Clearing (3rd place 1st quarter and 1st place 2nd quarter;) Marcia Smith, Arthur H. Murphy, CPA PC (2nd place 1st and 2nd quarters); Sparks Ramey, Professional Consultants, Inc. (1st place 1st quarter); and Nick Garrison, AAA Home Rentals (3rd place 2nd quarter).
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Award Winners Recognized for Achievements, Contributions 2010 Chairman’s Award Winners Jenny Fritz with United Community Bank wears many hats at the Chamber. An Ambassador and chairman of the Chamber’s largest event, Big Expo, she provides strong leadership in all of her roles. A long standing volunteer, Jenny’s enthusiasm for the Chamber is infectious and inspiring. Mark Fritz with the Bank of Coweta recently completed a term on the Board of Directors. He’s served as an Ambassador, chaired the Bowling Adventure and chaired the Entrepreneur Friendly program as well. A leader by example, Mark represents the spirit of volunteerism.
2010 Prosperity Awards This award recognizes companies and organizations that have significantly impacted economic prosperity and development in our community in the past 12 months. Companies and organizations receiving this award were:
■ Bonnell Aluminum, which achieved significant key results that included no lost-time injuries in over 4 years with more than 2.5M man hours worked safely; reduction of the breakeven point, allowing the facility to be profitable at much lower volume levels; a 15% improvement in business levels so far in 2010 over 2009; and a reduction in water usage in the plant by over 90% over the past several years. ■ Dunaway Gardens, a one of a kind rock and floral garden that boasts unsurpassed beauty throughout the seasons and is now described as one of the south's largest natural rock and floral gardens, posted its most successful year since reopening. This unique facility hosted more than 62 events and enjoyed more than 40,000 visitors. ■ Dr. Jorge Amador MD - Family Practice, Piedmont Physicians Group at Newnan Crossing East, a family practice doctor who treats the whole family, from childhood through geriatric care, became profitable in 2010. With current changes in insurance, he considers himself and his practice ahead of the industry curve. Consistently scoring in the 99th percentile of the Press Ganey scale, a recognized measurement of medical performance, he regularly gives back to the community.
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Additional 6th Grade Class planned for Fall 2011 Odyssey School 14 St. John Circle, Newnan, GA 30265 770-251-6111 firstname.lastname@example.org Additional information and admission forms are available from our web site:
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Volunteer kudos ...
2011 Chairman’s Letter I have both the envious task of taking over the reins of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber for 2011 and the somewhat daunting one of successfully continuing the outstanding job my predecessor did. It’s a great challenge to have! Our Chamber recently celebrated one of our most successful years on record, an especially gratifying achievement given the economic difficulties we’ve all experienced. Not only are hard work, determination and leadership required to have success with an all-volunteer organization like the Chamber, but the ability of a new team to take over each year and immediately continue the work of the preceding year is a challenge. That’s why the Chamber has a mission statement. It gives us the necessary foundation to stay
Chamber Chair Steve Mader, SouthTowne Motors, congratulates Carole Ann Fields, Goodwill Career Center, on her recognition as a volunteer of the month.
focused on delivering value to our members and keep doing the things that contributed to last year’s successes. It’s our most basic road map. I am humbled and honored to be the 2011 Chamber Chair. I thank all our members for their investment in our community’s continued success as well as the generous amount of time that our volunteers give. Let’s keep working together and have another record-breaking year in 2011!
Vicki Kaiser 2011 Chamber Board Chair
Serenity Studios of Senoia
Health and Wellness Center
2010 Volunteers of the Month ■ January/February- Tammie Tullos, Comcast Spotlight
83 Barnes Street, Senoia Located in Historic Downtown Senoia in an 1840’s Georgian Cottage. Each studio is individually operated.
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■ March- Rick Plasket, Action Coach
Debbie Chambless, LMT 678-561-6142
Faun Haney, LMT 678-449-7504
■ April- Amy Riley, The Heritage School
■ May- Craig Ruby, Sign & Graphics Solutions ■ June- Marcia Smith, Arthur Murphy CPA ■ July-Julio Muniz, Muniz Franchisland, Inc. ■ August- Nicole Griffith, Georgia Pain Care ■ September-Sparks Ramey, Professional Consultants, Inc. ■ October-Jennifer Spralding, Professional Installations Associates ■ November/December- Carole Ann Fields, Goodwill Career Center
A WELL BALANCED BODY, LLC Meri Warbrick, ND, CCT 678-588-7279 www.well-balancedbody.com
Naturopathic Doctor Nutritional Consultant Certified Clinical Thermographer
HOMECORE PILATES, LLC Erin Maiden, P.T., PPI 770-310-1732 www.homecorepilates.com
Professional Pilates Instructor Private and Duet Instruction Mind/Body Connection
YOGA - MEDITATION - R EIKI Maureen “Mo” Dwyer, RYT 678-595-6764 www.innerpeacemeditationandyoga.com
Certified Yoga Instructor Reiki Master CPR Certification
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Mercer University is Now in Newnan! Online Classes!
Mercer offers many courses online to accommodate busy schedules and careers. www.mercer.edu/ccps/online/
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SALES TEAM AND STAFF
This dedicated group of professionals gives 100% of their time and talents through their contagious enthusiasm, commitment, drive, dedication and humor — Chamber Staff: (left to right) Chamber Sales Team Members posted record sales this year surpassing goals Mary Tomlinson, Technology and Project Coordinator; Valerie by almost 25% and helping increase membership by 7% — Sales Team Ward, Executive Assistant; Candace Boothby, President; Barry Professionals: (left to right) Kim Melhouse, Sales; Barry Ashe, Sales; Ashley Ashe, Sales Team; Kim Melhouse, Sales Team, and Monica Millians, Event Coordinator. Massengale, Membership Retention Specialist; and Kimberly Schreiber, Sales.
Home of DISTINCTION
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A Home of Distinction... free from property tax bills and home maintenance. At Wesley Woods the monthly service package covers utility bills, cable television, 24-hour security and emergency response, chef prepared meals and a fitness center. Join us for lunch and learn more about how you can
...Love Where You Live. Call 770-683-6833 to schedule a complimentary lunch and tour!
Wesley Woods – 2280 Highway 29 • Newnan, GA 30265
www.wesleywoodsnewnan.com Wesley Woods of Newnan-Peachtree City is part of Wesley Woods Senior Living, Inc. – a not-for-proﬁt corporation serving Georgia seniors since 1954.
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Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (678) 423-8427 164 Temple Avenue Newnan, GA 30263
All Star Mini Storage (770) 683-0670 8 Newnan South Ind. Drive Newnan, GA 30263
Computer Advantage, Inc. (770) 461-2147 358-B Newnan Crossing Bypass Newnan, GA 30265
Hope Boutique/Coweta Pregnancy Services (770) 683-2699 13 W. Washington Newnan, GA 30263
Cranford Orthodontics, P.C. (770) 251-4444 91 Jefferson Parkway, Suite B Newnan, GA 30263
Edward Jones/Minesh Amin (770) 252-3742 1741 Newnan Crossing Blvd East Suite D Newnan, GA 30265
Falcon Aviation Services, Inc. (770) 692-1887 95 E. Aviation Way Newnan, GA 30263
Healthfield Hospice (770) 502-1104 2525 Highway 34 East Newnan, GA 30265
Healthy Life Chiropractic (770) 252-3661 2753 E. Highway 34 Suite 1 Newnan, GA 30265
Joe Friday's Brick Oven Pizza (770) 683-1730 113 Newnan Crossing Bypass Newnan, GA 30265
Astria Boutique (404) 401-4143 Newnan, GA 30263
Monkey Joe's Parties & Play (770) 251-7226 354 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Suite A Newnan, GA 30265
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Piedmont Cardiovascular Imaging Center (678) 854-2980 20 Francis Way Suite 301 Sharpsburg, GA 30277
Piedmont Physicians Pediatrics at Newnan/ Robert Whipple IV, M.D. (678) 633-3333 37 Calumet Parkway Building G, Suite 101 Newnan, Georgia 30263
Piedmont Physicians at Sharpsburg (678) 633-3260 61 Robinson Lake Road Newnan, GA 30265
Piedmont Physicians at Oak Hill Pediatrics (678) 633-3350 60 Oak Hill Boulevard, Suite 204 Newnan, GA 30265
Piedmont Outpatient Center (770) 304-4249 1755 Highway 34 East Suite 1200 Newnan, GA 30265
Premier Fertility (678) 423-1196 1201 Lower Fayetteville Road, Suite C Newnan, GA 30265
Snap Fitness (770) 251-6900 3219 Highway 34, Suite B Newnan, GA 30265
Southern Crescent Solutions (678) 633-5454 2 C Jackson Street Newnan, GA 30263
Summit Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine (770) 502-2121 1825 Highway 34 East Suite 1200-2 Newnan, GA 30265
SunCrest Home Health (770) 253-4393 246 Bullsboro Drive, Suite D Newnan, GA 30263
Verizon Wireless (770) 304-1111 191 Newnan Crossing Bypass Newnan, GA 30265
Wing Busters USA (770) 683-1268 2235 Highway 34 East Newnan, GA 30265
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A BIG THANK YOU! various accomplishments and recognizes volunteer contributions
The success of the Chamber’s events depends greatly on the support of member sponsors and volunteers who share their talents and expertise.
■ Title Sponsor-Georgia Power ■ Silver Sponsor-United Bank ■ Awards Sponsors-CowetaFayette EMC & Southern Federal Credit Union
Early Bird Forum Sponsors
Hosted monthly at 7:30am at 25th Annual Golf the Central Educational Center, Chamber puts a spell on its members — The three good Classic Sponsors these events provide networking witches from Dr. Rayburn’s dental office sparkled at the and information on community or Contemporary Catering Halloween-themed Business-AfterThe Chamber ’s signature business issues Hours as they brewed up some new business. fundraiser widely known as the premier golfing event in Coweta ■ BJ's Membership Club Business-After-Hours Noontime County; held the first ■ Canongate Golf clubs Networking Sponsors Wednesday in May Sponsors ■ Georgia Pain care/ PAPP Clinic ■ Kaiser Permanente Held every other month, these ■ Platinum Presenting sponsorThese monthly events give Piedmont Healthcare ■ Newnan Utilities members an opportunity to net- events offer a “speed dating” ■ Golf Title Sponsor- PAPP format and give members an work and mingle in a relaxed, Clinic after hours setting at a members opportunity to quickly expand ■ Silver Sponsors- The Early Bird Forum their contact base business’ location Southern Federal Credit “Celebrity” Emcees Union & Toyota of Newnan ■ Benton House ■ Belk Department Store ■ Comcast Spotlight/State ■ Benton House ■ Jan Alligood, Georgia Power Farm-Phil Aaron Bowling Adventure ■ Champion Cleaning & ■ Core Business IT Solutions Company Construction ■ Coweta Pregnancy Services Sponsors ■ Vicki Kaiser, Piedmont Health ■ Foxhall Resort & Sporting ■ Contemporary Catering Care Club ■ Dalton West Carpets A themed event, this event ■ Dean Jackson, Coweta ■ Georgia Pain Care ■ Fidelity Bank focuses on team building and County School System ■ Maguire's Family & Friends fun ■ Lana Mobley, NuLink ■ Piedmont Physicians Group Shareholders ■ Skip Sullivan, West Georgia ■ RBC Bank ■ Title Sponsor- Coweta Fayette Celebration Sponsors Technical College ■ Southtowne Motors EMC ■ Christy Turner, Computer ■ The Southern Federal Credit ■ Facilities Sponsor- Junction Advantage Lanes This annual event celebrates Union
■ Silver Sponsor- Georgia Pain Care and PAPP Clinic ■ Business-After-Hours Southern Crescent Solutions
Big Expo Sponsors Held every October, this is the largest networking event and offers tremendous opportunity for exposure and lead generation ■ Title Sponsor - Delta Community Credit Union ■ Facilities Sponsor- YMCA ■ Media Sponsor- 92.5 The Bear ■ Media Sponsor- Comcast Spotlight — Corporate Sponsors — ■ Canongate Golf Clubs ■ Georgia Pain Care ■ Hampton Inn ■ Kaiser Permanente ■ Merrill Lynch ■ Newnan Utilities ■ NuLink ■ Piedmont Newnan Hospital ■ Prime Care Pediatrics ■ State Farm Insurance ■ Toyota of Newnan The Chamber would also like to thank Bonnell, Georgia Power, Newnan Utilities, Plant Yates, and SouthTowne Motors for sponsoring our Enhanced Investor and Economic Prosperity Council meetings.
2010 Ambassadors of the Quarter Ambassadors are the ultimate welcoming committee serving as the Chamber's primary "face-toface" public relations tea. Winners for each quarter were: 1st Quarter: Sparks Ramey, Professional Consultants, Inc. (1st place); Marcia Smith, Arthur H. Murphy, CPA PC (2nd place); Tina Prudeaux, American Tree Removal and Land Clearing (3rd place) 2nd Quarter: Tina Prudeaux, American Tree Removal and Land Clearing (1st place); Marcia Smith, Arthur H. Murphy, CPA PC (2nd place); Nick Garrison, AAA Home Rentals (3rd place) 3rd Quarter: Jeanny Lowe, All Star Mini Storage (1st place); Tina Prudeaux, American Tree Removal and Land Clearing (2nd place); Sparks Ramey, Professional Consultants, Inc. (3rd place) 4th Quarter: Carole Ann Fields, Goodwill Career Center (1st place); Regina Steffens, Piedmont Heart Institute (2nd place); Julio Muniz, Franchisland, LLC (3rd place)
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Thank You to Our Renewing Members
Evening networking draws big crowds One of the most popular networking events, Business-AfterHours drew large crowds each month at these themed events hosted by members and held at their business locations. In October, Contemporary Catering hosted a Halloween costume themed-party. Danny and Tina Prudeaux, American Grading and Land Clearing, were among several creatively-dressed Chamber members.
1st Franklin Financial Corp. 92.5 The Bear A Abby Group AAA Home Rentals Action Coach ADT Security Services, Inc. Advanced Chiropractic Center Advanced Roofing Solutions AFLAC - Donna Thomas All Star Mini Storage Alliance for Children's Enrichment Allstate Insurance-Barber Financial Services Allstate Insurance - Dianne Parker America Grading and Landclearing American Cancer Society American Family Insurance Angel's House Applied Industrial Technologies Area Appraisals Arlington Christian School Arnall Grocery Company Wholesale Arthur H. Murphy, CPA, PC Ashe Sales & Consulting Atlanta Gas Light Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center B.Y.R.D. House - Behavioral Youth Resource Beck Janitorial Benton House Beth Quick Design Bloodhound Investigative Services Blue Chip Air Commercial Industrial Bonnell Aluminum Bowers and Burns Real Estate Boyd, Willie H. Brewton-Parker College Brighton Farms Apartments Brooks, Richard Brothers, Ltd. Bruster's Ice Cream / Nathan's Buffalo Rock-Pepsi Burger, Harvey Bypass Body Shop, Inc. Cambridge House Enrichment Center Casa Bella Bed & Breakfast Central Baptist Church Central Home Health/Amedisys Company
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Champion Cleaning & Construction Charter Schools USA - Georgia CharterBank Chick-fil-A Dwarf House of Newnan City of Haralson City of Senoia, The Cleaning Depot, Inc., The CMIT Solutions of Fayette/Coweta Coggin, Robert Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty Collins Limousine & Transport Comcast Spotlight Comfort View Products Community Welcome House, The ComputerTechUSA, Inc. Contemporary Catering Countryside Hospice Coweta-Fayette EMC Natural Gas Coweta CASA, Inc. Coweta County Convention & Visitors Bureau Coweta County Development Authority Coweta County School System Coweta County Sheriff Department Coweta County Tax Commissioner Coweta Dentistry Associates Coweta Eye Care Coweta Medical Center Coweta Pool & Fireplace Coweta Pregnancy Services Coweta Realty, Inc. Crain Oil Company Cranford Orthodontics, P.C. Creations Promotional Products LLC Creative Awards, LLC Crossroads Animal Hospital Crossroads Chiropractic - A Family Wellness Center D.R. Horton, Inc. Dalton West Carpets Deep South Pecans, Inc. Delta Community Credit Union Dillard's at Newnan Crossing DocuTEAM Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center Duck Back Roofing Dunaway Gardens E.G.O. North America, Inc. Edward Jones Edward Jones Investments/AH
Erskine Caldwell Birthplace & Museum Estes Landscape Design Fairburn Readymix, Inc. Falcon Aviation Services, Inc. Family Friend Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge Fantastic Sams Farmers Furniture Fayette Care Clinic Fidelity Bank First Baptist Church First Choice Community Bank First United Methodist Church Forestar Real Estate Group FutureStaff, Inc. Ga Dept. of Labor Vocational Rehabilitation General Nutrition Centers (Newnan GNC) Gentle Dentistry of Newnan Georgia Department of Labor Georgia Pain Care Georgian Place Senior Living Community Global Achievers Goodwill Industries of the Southern River Grant Financial Group, LLC Great Clips for Hair Greison Storage Mart Grenzebach Corp. Griffith Financial Group Group Six Real Estate, LLC Hampton Inn Hotel - Newnan Harbin Agency, The Hastings Entertainment Haynes, Norma Headley Construction Corp. Healthfield Hospice Healthy Life Chiropractic Heritage School, The Higgins Funeral Home at Hillcrest Chapel Hill's Collision Center
See MEMBERS, page 30
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The BEST PLACE in Coweta to meet and network with other employers and prospective employees. For more information, call 770-253-7400 or visit www.newanfumc.org. Select Job Network under Resources on the left side of the Home Page.
ALL ARE WELCOME AND THIS EVENT IS FREE!
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Thank you to our returning members MEMBERS Continued from page 29 Home Helpers of GA & AL Hometown Directories Hooters of America, Inc. Hospital Discount Drug Center Inches-A-Weigh J. Smith Lanier & Company J.K. Boatwright & Co., PC Jameson Inn Jeffries Eye Care Jekyll & Hyde's Just2Inches Lawn Care, Inc. K-Mart Corp.-Ga. Distribution Center Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. KCMA Corporation Kelly Services Key Promotions Knox Co., Inc. La Quinta Inn Leadership Development International, Inc Lighthouse Counseling Center Lindsey's Inc. Realtors Live Oak Construction, Inc. Longhorn Steakhouse Lullwater at Calumet Luxury Apartment Homes Lyle, James M. March of Dimes Marquis Management, Inc. Mary Kay Cosmetics/Amy Biendicho Matrix Insurance Agency Matt's Roofing & Gutters, Inc. McDonald, Wei McIntosh Commercial Bank McKoon Funeral Home Mega Granite and Marble Inc. Merle Norman Michael L. Rayburn, DDS, PC Mid-Georgia Garage Doors, Inc. Mike Fitzpatrick Ford Lincoln Mercury Moji's Muffins and Whatnots Molly Maid of Coweta/Fayette Counties Monkey Joe's Parties & Play Muniz Franchisland Inc. Murphey Florist Murray's Minuteman Press My Chef Mel, Inc. My Kidz Dentist, PC Nanston Dental Group, PC Neal Shepard and Associates NeSmith, Alan Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity Newnan-Coweta Lions Club Newnan Community Theatre Company Newnan Lofts Apartment Homes Newnan Regional Radiation Therapy Center Newnan Salvage Co., Inc. Newnan School of Gymnastics Nickell Equipment Rental and Sales Northwest Exterminating Odyssey School Oldcastle Glass Engineered Products OPI - Outpatient Imaging Out-Med, LLC Palmer & Pettersson Panoply Interior Design & Consulting PAPP Clinic Parson, Bill Phillips Dental Piedmont Newnan Hospital Planet Smoothie Pots & Plans, Inc. Precious Memories Portraits Professional Consultants, Inc. Proforma Custom Graphics Progressive Heating & Air Corp. Prudential Georgia Realty/Bill Howard Purchasing Alliance Solutions Quality Insurance Concepts Quick As A Wink Printing Co., Inc. Radiological Services, PA
RE/MAX Results Red Door Interiors Redneck Gourmet, Inc. Relyco Security Resource MFG RettCo Steel, LLC Rhonda D. McClendon & Associates P.C. Riverwood Studios, Inc. Ronny D. Jones Enterprises, Inc. Rosenzweig, Jones, Horne & Griffis, P.C. Rutledge Center, Inc. Salvation Army Service Unit Savannah Court Schachle Benefit Services, Inc. Sears of Newnan Servpro Sew Exclusive Embroidery, LLC Shane's Rib Shack Shoe Mart of Newnan, The Sign-A-Rama Sign & Graphic Solutions, Inc. Smith & Reichel Enterprise, LLC Something Special SOURCE Care Management SouthCrest Church Southern A & E, LLC Southern Crescent Equine Service Southern Crescent Solutions Southern Power Systems Services, Inc. Sprayberry's Barbeque Spring Lake At White Oak Stamps Painting Standard Office Systems, Inc. State Farm Insurance, Phil Aaron State Farm Insurance, Trey Rhodes Stemberger & Cummins, P.C. Stillwood Farm Apartments StoneBridge Early Learning Center Summit Family YMCA Summit Healthplex Pharmacy Summit Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine SunCrest Home Health Sweet Sensations SYGMA Network, The Taco Bell/Georgia-Texas Enterprises, Inc. Ten East Washington TenCate Southern Mills, Inc. Texas Roadhouse The Art of Tees The Preserve at Greison Trail
The Times-Herald The UPS Store #3476-Glenda Trace Thomasson, Susie M. Thompson, Walter Thrasher, John Three Rivers Regional Commission Timberline Creative Tom C. Hudson, CPA, PC Tomco Construction, Inc. Town of Moreland Town of Sharpsburg Toyota of Newnan Traditional Elegance Tri-Copy Office Equipment, Inc. U. S. Army Recruiting Uniglobe McIntosh Travel Unihealth Source Newnan United Community Bank United Home Care Newnan United Way in Coweta & Fayette Counties University of West Georgia, Newnan Campus ValuTeachers, Inc. Verizon Wireless Vickers, Claude L. Vinings at Newnan Lakes, The Visiting Angels W. Daly Salon Spa W. W. Williams, Jr. Wade Linen Service Wal-Mart SuperCenter Warm Springs Medical Center WCOH-Fox Sports 1400 AM/Magic 98.1 FM/WVC Welden Financial Services Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Wesley Woods of Newnan/Peachtree City West Central Georgia Workforce Development White Oak Holdings, LLC Wing Busters USA Wm. J. Redmond & Son, Inc. Wood-Mizer South Worth Industrial Coatings Worthen Coated Fabrics Yokogawa Corp. of America Your Chef To Go, Inc.
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2010 Chamber Annual Report — The Times-Herald — 31
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32 — The Times-Herald — 2010 Chamber Annual Report
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Published on Feb 23, 2011