The Georgia Chamber has placed an expanded focus on providing additional tools and resources to help small businesses – over 73% of our membership, grow. One of these resources is the Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC), which serves to give a voice to Georgia’s small business owners by working with the Chamber to advocate for initiatives, including state and federal legislation, that have a positive effect on the small business community.
Started in 2011, the council has also been instrumental in expanding the chamber’s offerings to its small business members, including the creation of:
- A Webinar Series focused on small business education
- Five additional benefit programs offering cost savings and tools for growth
- Tools to better inform small businesses of key legislative issues
Small Business Advisory Council
CHAIR: Shawn Still, Olympic Pool Plastering
Jeff Avant Atlanta Sand & Supply Company
Kevin Aycock Arthur Rutenburg Homes
Krystal Conner Enviro AgScience
Jac Counts GFG Strategic Advisors
Ted Cummings Onyx Media Services, Inc.
Hanna Dafne Bauer Pintozzi American Book Company
David Danzie Fall Line Contractors, Inc.
Page Estes LaGrange- Troup County Chamber of Commerce
Grace Fricks Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs
Maria Guerra-Stoll GSB Architects, Inc.
Pete Hajjar Prime Business Advisors
Julie Haley Edge Solutions, LLC
Randy Johnson Canterbury Engineering Company, Inc.
Steve Kilpatrick Kilpatrick Advisors
Martin Long Long & Associates
Steven Prance GFG Strategic Advisors
Damany Ransom The Ransom Firm
Matt Reed GeorgiaCEO
Darrell Rochester Rochester & Associates, Inc.
Jud Savelle Bishop Clean Care, Inc.
Stephanie Sokenis Gwinnett Chamber
Tamika Stafford BB&T-Community Business Development
Shawn Still Olympic Pool Plastering
Clint Wilder Dermatran Health Solutions