May Chamber Community Breakfast

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By: Jackson Leake

The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly Community Breakfast that is open to Chamber members as well as the public. The most recent breakfast was held Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Coast2Coast Catering and enjoyed networking with the many people in attendance before beginning the program.
Dr. Sonny Proctor’s Welcome and Pastor Greg Meadows with Jasper United Methodist Church’s Invocation was followed by our new member welcome by Chamber Ambassador Matt Youngblood of WYYZ – 1490 AM and 102.7 FM – The Croc, which included: Refrigerated Warehousing, Inc., Mount Sequoyah Plumbing Inc., Naturenao, Inc., and 4T Cattle Co LLC. We encourage the community to reach out to these new members and learn about the services they offer. In addition, May’s Small Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to Element Funding. Katherine France and Sharon Wofford accepted this award on their behalf.
The May Chamber Community Breakfast was sponsored by Entegra Bank. Roger Plemens, Entegra’s President and CEO, spoke first and Charles Umberger, Entegra’s Chief Lending Officer/EVP, followed. He introduced Gerry Nechvatal, the Executive and Economic Development Director for the Pickens Chamber, who gave an update on the Chamber. He then introduced the speaker Phil Eberly with Lead Edge Design Group. Eberly gave a presentation on the Pickens County Airport’s new hangers that are about to break ground, which are sponsored by Robert Keller of Atlantic Coast Conservancy. He also showed the mockup design of the potential terminal building that will break ground sometime in the near future.
After the sponsor remarks and speaker, the program was concluded by giving away door prizes donated by: the Pickens Chamber, Carriage House, Entegra Bank, HVAC Consulting and Design, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, Let’s Talk, Community Bank of Pickens County, R & R Body Shop, ETC, and the Pickens Progress.
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly breakfast with the next scheduled breakfast on July 11th. This is a fantastic opportunity for members as well as the public to network and make business connections. For Community Breakfast pricing and registration, please call 706-692-5600 or visit our website.

 

(Sponsor: Entegra Bank. Right to left: Leah Chapman, Kelley Reece, Sandra Key, Roger Plemens, Carol Caywood, Carolyn Huscusson, Lynn Bruce.)

(Left: Gerry Nechvatal, Right: Phil Eberly)

 

(Left to right: Melissa Jordan, Sharon Wofford, Katherine France)

 

(Airport terminal mock-up design)

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March Chamber Community Breakfast

Pickens County Chamber

 

Pickens Chamber of commerce

 

March Chamber Community Breakfast

By: Jackson Leake

 

The Chamber Community Breakfast was held Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Chick-Fil-A and networked with over 100 people in attendance before beginning the program.

Donna Torres’ Welcome and the Invocation was followed by our new member welcome by Chamber Ambassador Matt Youngblood of WYYZ – 1490 AM and 102.7 FM – The Croc, which included: Higgins Party Rentals, Sunrise Veterinary Hospital, Law Offices of Brian Westbrook, and Serenity 7 Salon. We encourage the community to reach out to these new members and learn about the services they offer. In addition, March’s Large Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to Amicalola EMC.

The March Chamber Community Breakfast was sponsored by North Georgia Pregnancy Center and Pat Page spoke on their behalf. After the sponsor remarks, the program was concluded by giving away door prizes donated by: the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, Carriage House, A Love to Travel, Chattahoochee Technical College, North Georgia Pregnancy Center, Renasant Bank, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, ETC, Whitestone Valley Landfill, Bojangles, and Community Bank of Pickens County.

This month’s Community Breakfast also featured the Annual Church Showcases. The churches that participated were: Fellowship Presbyterian Church, Jasper United Methodist Church, Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, First Baptist Church of Jasper, Cool Springs Baptist Church, and King of Kings Lutheran Church.

The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly breakfast with the next scheduled breakfast on Tuesday, April 11th. This is a great opportunity for members to network and make great business connections. Registration can be found online at www.pickenschamber.com under the “Calendar” section. For more information about the breakfast or any other events hosted by the Chamber, please call 706-692-5600.

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(Church Showcase 2017)

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(Large Business of the Month – Amicalola EMC)

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(Sponsor: North Georgia Pregnancy Center and Speaker: Pat Page)

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