Tuesday, August 16, 2011
2011 D.C. Fly-In: Georgia Chamber's Leading Legislative Event
Join us for the Georgia Chamber's annual D.C. Fly-In - now a two-day event in our nation's capital. The 2011 D.C. Fly-In will take place September 13-14. Featured guests include House Speaker John Boehner, U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report.
For more details or to register today to receive the early registration rate please visit the D.C. Fly-In site here or contact Margaret Bracey at email@example.com or (404) 223-2478. Sponsorships are also available.
New Premium Investors
The Georgia Chamber would like to recognize McKesson as the newest company in our Cornerstone Level of membership and thank them for their continued support and investment.
Georgia Competitiveness Initiative
The Georgia Competitiveness Initiative (GCI) is bringing state government and the business community together at the request of Governor Nathan Deal to develop a long-term strategy for economic development. GCI meetings began in June, and the final four meetings take place over the next two weeks:
For more information on the GCI meeting in your region, please visit http://www.georgiacompetitiveness.org.
2011 Power Lunch Series Continues in Macon on August 22
Power Lunches are a great way to interact with Georgia Chamber members and business people from your community, receive timely information about key business issues, and learn what we can all do to achieve our common business goals. Visit our Events page for details on the complete Power Lunch schedule.
The Macon Power Lunch is complimentary, but you must register to attend. Please click here to register.
Georgia Department of Labor's Health, Safety & Environmental Conference
The 2011 Georgia Safety, Health and Environmental Conference will be held September 6-9, 2011 in Savannah. The Conference is designed to provide safety, health and environmental information to all sizes of organizations in the state. For more information, please visit their website or contact Jimmy Mize at the Georgia Department of Labor by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (404) 679-4746.
U.S. Appeals Court in Atlanta Rules Against Federal Health Care Law
U.S. appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that last year's mandate on Americans to carry health insurance is unconstitutional. In a 2 to 1 vote, the majority agreed Congress overreached when it required most Americans to carry insurance or pay a penalty. Read more on the ruling here.
2011 Webinar Series: Upcoming Events
The Georgia Chamber, in conjunction with its Small Business Advisory Council, has launched a webinar series focused on topics pertinent to our members. These one-hour webinars provide members across the state the opportunity to take advantage of the Georgia Chamber's educational resources as part of their membership investment. The registration cost is $25 for members and $75 for non-members.
Georgia Chamber Business Champions Classic: October 3
The 2011 Georgia Chamber Business Champions Classic Golf Tournament will be held on October 3 at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta. The 2011 tournament will include time at the practice range, a shotgun start, forecaddies, lunch, mini-contests on the course, a closing cocktail reception and an awards ceremony. Tournament space is sure to fill quickly, so register today here!
Gas South Discount Program
Gas South has partnered with the Georgia Chamber to provide our members with lower natural gas rates. Not only is it free to join, but you can also have your customer service fee waived each month and receive bill credits for signing up online. Visit http://www.gas-south.com/business/georgia-chamber-of-commerce-natural-gas-discounts.aspx to sign up. Please contact Rebecca Jones at email@example.com with other questions.
Barrow to Host Jobs Fair
Congressman John Barrow will host a Jobs Fair to bring together local job seekers with local employers in the 12th Congressional district. The fair will be held August 24 at the Savannah Civic Center. Please visit Congressman Barrow's website for more information.
Georgia Work Ready to Hold Soft Skills Town Halls
Governor Deal has authorized Georgia Work Ready to host a series of statewide town hall meetings to allow stakeholders to give input on the benefits of soft skills. These meetings help the state develop a new K-12 curriculum that integrates soft skills, timeliness, proper attire, self-motivation, etc. To see the complete town hall schedule, please visit the Georgia Work Ready website here.