Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Connect Georgia 2012- Georgia's Economic Future Depends on Your Vote!
In two weeks, Georgians will have the opportunity to say yes to job creation, safer roads and local control through the regional transportation referendum. This referendum is one of the most significant economic development opportunities the state of Georgia has ever seen and your help is needed to make this opportunity a reality. Your contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more will help reach voters throughout the state. To make a contribution, please click here. Also, please help the Georgia Chamber spread the word! Click here for sample letters and other information you can share with your employees. Don’t forget to vote yes on July 31, or take advantage of early voting that started on July 9 – and make sure your friends, family and neighbors do the same. For more information about what the transportation referendum will do for your region, visit www.connectgeorgia2012.com.
Tickets Now Available for the 2012 Congressional Luncheon
Tickets and tables are now available for the 2012 Congressional Luncheon. This year the Congressional Luncheon will be held in a new location in Macon at the Macon Marriott Centreplex on August 21. To purchase tickets or for more details, please click here.
August Webinar: Marketing Your Small Business Online
On Tuesday,August 7, we invite you to join us for the August lunchtime Small Business Webinar, Marketing Your Small Business Online, presented by Google, Inc. Google's online marketing experts will discuss how to set up and make the most of Google's resources available to you and your business. Topics that will be covered include Google Applications (Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendars), ways to maximize and make sense of Google Analytics, and an overview of Google+ and its relevancy in search engine optimization. For more information and to register for the webinar, click here.
Back to School Savings Programs for Your Employees
We recognize that behind every successful business is a team of employees who work hard every day to make that happen. That’s why we’ve extended the Office Depot Discount Card benefit to employees of Georgia Chamber members. There is even a special discount on school supplies for your employees and their families. By using this card, your employees will get low prices and additional discounts on the most used school supplies, an average of 30% off some of the most used office supplies, deep discounts on in-store printing and 40% off in-store finishing (binding, cutting, etc.) services, and the lowest possible price automatically on anything they buy; whether it’s the sale price, a promotional price or the corporate price! Simply click hereto print the card, and present it to the cashier at any Office Depot store. It's free to use and there’s no sign-up, registration or commitment for you or your employees to take advantage of this benefit. Please pass along this information to your employees so that they can start taking advantage of this special benefit today! For more information, please click here or contact Kelsey Goodson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404.223.2261
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2012 Civil Justice Forum
Make plans to attend the 2012 Civil Justice Forum, Winning Today's Business Competition by Advancing Civil Justice Reform, on Thursday, August 16. Topics include looking at what is needed for Georgia to improve its legal climate to better compete for business growth and economic development; an observation of worrisome litigation trends and the costs to business; a look back at the history of civil justice reform in Georgia; and more. To register and see the full agenda, please click here.
Upcoming Regional Power Lunches
The Georgia Chamber continues the 2012 Regional Power Lunches this summer around the state. Please plan to join us while we are in your region. The Georgia Chamber will visit Athens on July 25 and Columbus on August 2. To register or learn more about upcoming Regional Power Lunches, please click here.
9th Congressional District Forum: July 26
Please plan to join us for a conference call forum with the 9th Congressional District candidates, State Representative Doug Collins, Martha Zoller and Roger Fitzpatrick, on Thursday, July 26 at 10 AM.The Georgia Chamber will use this opportunity to discuss federal issues of importance to our state’s business community with the candidates. There should be time for questions from participants after the forum. Please RSVP to email@example.com by 12:00 noon on Monday, July 23. Dial-in information will be forwarded prior to the call.