Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Connect Georgia 2012- Vote YES Today!
Today is election day - and every vote will count. The Georgia Chamber encourages you to ask your employees, family, neighbors and friends to vote YES on the regional transportation referendum. For more information, please visit the Connect Georgia 2012 website here.
Speakers Announced for the 2012 Congressional Luncheon
Tickets and tables are now available for the 2012 Congressional Luncheon featuring U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, U.S. Congresman Sanford Bishop and U.S. Congressman Austin Scott. This year the Congressional Luncheon will be held in a new location in Macon at the Macon Marriott Centreplex on August 21. Tickets are selling quicking, so get your's today! To purchase tickets or for more details, please click here.
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. Featured speakers include State House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal, State Senate Majority Caucus Chair Bill Cowsert, State Senator Charlie Bethel and Former State Senate Judiciary Chair Preston Smith. To see the full list of panelists, click here.
Georgia Chamber PAC Update and Events
The Georgia Chamber has created the Georgia Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) to provide an opportunity for Chamber members and supporters to play an active role in shaping the future of our state. The 2012 primary marks the first state election cycle in which the new Georgia Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has taken an active role. The Chamber PAC made contributions to candidates in some contested primary races, determined by their responses to the Chamber’s 2012 Candidate Survey and their past history of support for the business community. If you are interested in getting involved with the Chamber PAC, we encourage you to join us for one of our upcoming events: dinner with Johnny Isakson on August 20 or dinner with Nathan Deal on August 22. To learn more about the Chamber PAC please visit www.gachamber.com/PAC or contact Lauren Wilkes Fralick at email@example.com.
Georgia Chamber Office Move
TheGeorgia Chamber of Commerce office has moved. We are now located at 270 Peachtree Steet, NW, Suite 2200, Atlanta, GA 30303. Our phone number remains the same - we can be reached at (404) 223-2264.
New Premium Members
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Invesco Ltd., Evans General Contractors, Google, Inc.and Southern Ionicsas the newest premium investors in our organization. Thank you again for your continued support and investment.
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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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 Columbus on August 2, Tifton on August 29 and Thomasville on August 30. To register or learn more about upcoming Regional Power Lunches, please click here.
Check Out Georgia Chamber Exchange
Looking for a new way to use the Georgia Chamber to help grow your business? Check out the Georgia Chamber Exchange here! Increase your exposure to other Chamber members by completing your company's Georgia Chamber Exchange profile today. Your company is already set up on the Exchange website, but your profile will appear blank until you log in and complete it. For login information, to add new users and for detailed instructions on how to use the Exchange, please click here. The Georgia Chamber Exchange exists as a virtual destination for members to offer unique deals, exclusive discounts, and requests for proposals (RFPs) to other Georgia Chamber memebers. The Exchange serves as a powerful tool to connect members with business opportunities outside of their community or region, from the mountains to the coast across our state. For questions or information, please contact Kelsey Goodson at email@example.com.