Tuesday, September 13, 2011
There are only a few spots left for the Chamber’s Annual Business Champions Classic on October 3 at the Golf Club of Georgia. The tournament includes time at the practice range, a shotgun start, forecaddies, lunch, mini-contests on the course, and a closing cocktail reception with raffle drawings and awards. To register, please click here or for more information, please contact Margaret Bracey at 404-223-2478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Georgia Chamber would like to recognizeAjax as the newest company in our Cornerstone Level of membership and thank them for their continued support and investment.
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Department of Economic Development are inviting environmental technology companies to participate in a trade mission to WATEC-Israel in Tel Aviv November 15 - 17. This is an opportunity to showcase water, renewable energy and environmental technologies, products and services. The deadline to register is October 3. Click here to see a flyer for more information or contact Dawn Townsend at 678-640-4374 or email@example.com.
The Georgia Chamber and the Georgia Ports Authority will host the 3rd annual State of the Ports Luncheon on October 25 to discuss the critical role our coastal and inland ports play in Georgia's current and long-term economic development. State leaders and key stakeholders will be featured during the event. Please join us to learn more about the potential for these ports to continue building Georgia's reputation as a world-leading transportation and logistics hub. To register, click here. For more information please contact Margaret Bracey at 404-223-2478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our small business webinar series continues September 22 with the first of two social media webinars presented by Lee Culberson of Professional Mojo. In this webinar, you will explore different social media platforms, their uses, and an overall strategy to guide your efforts. To register, please click hereor for more information, contact Rebecca Jones at email@example.com (404) 223-2473.
An advisory panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal has recommended that the state move forward to create health insurance exchanges aimed at providing Georgians with a wider range of affordable coverage options. Since the majority of uninsured Georgians work for small businesses, the Georgia Chamber partnered with the governor's office and local chambers of commerce on a statewide listening tour to hear the small business perspective on exchanges. At each stop on the tour, business owners voiced their frustration with increasing health care costs and declining benefits. They agreed that exchanges built along free-market principles, not government mandates - letting employees choose from a variety of plans at a range of price points - could be a major benefit. Ten Chamber members serve on the advisory panel, including Jimmy Childre, a small business owner, hospital CEO and vice chairman of the Chamber's board committee on health care. The panel is currently working on legislation to authorize the exchanges in the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly. For more information, visit http://healthcarereform.georgia.gov.
The 5th annual Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo (SIEGE), hosted by the Georgia Game Developers Association, will be held October 7-9. SIEGE focuses on the fast-growing video game industry in the Southeast. The conference brings together professionals, academics, executives, government officials and more from across the region to celebrate the world of gaming. For more information please visit the SIEGE website here or contact Clinton Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.