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
VICE CHAIR: Julie Haley, Edge Solutions, LLC
Betsy Adams Adams Transfer & Storage Co., Inc.
Jeff Avant Atlanta Sand & Supply Company
Jud Savelle Bishop Clean Care, Inc.
Randy Johnson Canterbury Engineering Company, Inc.
Matt Reed GeorgiaCEO
Jac Counts GFG Strategic Advisors
Steven Prance GFG Strategic Advisors
Maria Guerra-Stoll GSB Architects, Inc.
Stephanie Sokenis Gwinnett Chamber
Tommy Thurmond ICF International
Martin Long Long & Associates
Jeff Fujito Mauldin & Jenkins, CPA
Eric Veerland Mauldin & Jenkins, CPA
Danielle Ebanks Merritt & Merritt Law Firm
Ted Cummings Onyx Media Services, Inc.
Darrell Rochester Rochester & Associates, Inc.
Damany Ransom The Ransom Firm