The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted a successful first-ever Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum on July 23 at the University of North Georgia Convocation Center in Dahlonega.
For the first time in the North Georgia region, the North Georgia Forum focused on the unique aspects of rural communities and presented solutions that cultivate statewide prosperity. There were opportunities for attendees to network with local business owners, industry leaders and speakers. Guests were able to make connections and form relationships that could strengthen their business community.
“The Rural Prosperity North Georgia Forum was an opportunity for attendees to hear from speakers about the tough issues that face our rural communities. At the Georgia Chamber, we believe in a rural renaissance,” said Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber. “We appreciate the commitment to rural Georgia by Governor Kemp, Speaker Ralston, the Georgia House and Lt. Governor Duncan and his senate colleagues. At the end of the day, it’s about helping Georgians and growing opportunities for businesses in every corner of our state.”
Over 150 attendees gained access to a full program with many inspirational speakers. Some speakers consisted of local leaders such as the honorable Georgia State Senator Steve Gooch and Georgia House Representative Rick Jasperse, along with Chuck Reese, Editor in Chief of The Bitter Southerner. Other impactful speakers provided direct insight on their experiences and advice for those who are looking to offer more through their business and the rural community.
Visit the Georgia Chamber Facebook page to view photos from the event.