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
Page Estes LaGrange Troup County Chamber of Commerce
Matt Reed GeorgiaCEO
Jim Schubert Southern States Insurance
Stephanie Sokenis Gwinnett Chamber
Martin Long Long & Associates
Steve Kilpatrick Kilpatrick Advisors
Clint Wilder State Mutual Insurance Company
Krystal Conner Enviro AgScience
Alejandro Coss Latin American Chamber of Commerce
David Danzie Fall Line Contractors, Inc.
Maria Guerra-Stoll GSB Architects, Inc.
Pete Hajjar Reliable Restoration
Julie Haley Edge Solutions, LLC
TK Petersen The Gathering Spot
Hanna Dafne Bauer Pintozzi American Book Company
Amy Parrish CO&P Integrated Marketing