Pickens County Chamber Announces New President/C.E.O.

Pickens County Chamber

I am proud to announce that Ms. Amberle Godfrey has been selected as the new President/C.E.O. of the
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce.

Amberle is a native of Pickens County and has been serving as Interim Executive Director since early
August. Prior to that she had served as Interim Operations Director. She has also served as a member of
the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, including Chairman. During Amberle’s tenure, the
chamber has seen tremendous financial stabilization and many improvements in other areas.

The selection was made after a grueling search process facilitated by Anissa Starnes with Swingbridge
Consulting. Fifty-nine applications were received for the position including several from local and
neighboring areas, as well as across the country and Canada. Working with Anissa, thirteen top
candidates were identified, and then through phone, web and personal interviews, the number was cut
to three. From a highly skilled and experienced pool of applicants, the committee realized that without
question Amberle has the skills, the knowledge of our culture and recent progress and the passion to
take our chamber to the next level. Amberle will continue her duties as Interim through the remainder
of the year, and assume her new role effective January 1, 2019, the beginning of the fiscal year for the
chamber.

Please everyone welcome Amberle to this critical position in the continued improvement in our
community! The future is bright!

Sonny Proctor, M.D.
Chairman
Board of Directors
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce

July Chamber Community Breakfast

Community

By: Rachel Whitman

The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly Chamber Breakfast that is open to Chamber members as well as the public. Our most recent breakfast was held Tuesday, July 10th, 2018. Attendees enjoyed a delicious breakfast catered by Bojangles’ while networking.

Melissa Jordan, the Board Chair-Elect for the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce welcomed.  Mark Mitton with Community Bank of Pickens County did the Invocation. July’s Small Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to Ag-Pro Companies- Jasper. Our breakfast sponsor was Royston LLC.  Mark Kenline, the CEO, spoke about “The Future of Retail.” A couple of the key points Kenline made is there is a convergence in the market creating tremendous growth opportunity for the company and creating employment opportunities for our citizens.

Royston LLC is the industry leader in the advanced design, manufacture and installation of first-class store interiors for the convenience, grocery, quick serve restaurant, mass merchandise, food service and specialty retail segments. They improve the consumer experience by partnering with retailers to provide customer-specific, brand-enhancing and operationally aligned products and services – from concept to store-level execution.

Their philosophy is to understand your unique values and goals. They learn your brand and retail environment objectives inside and out, match up our resources with your specific project plans, and design a customized equipment strategy that is configurable to all store locations and footprints. They will give you the benefit of our experience, and you’ll take advantage of their state-of-the-art manufacturing systems that deliver stores fast and on time, every time.

Royston has evolved from simply being the best-in-class manufacturer of merchandising fixtures to your full-service resource for end-to-end solutions for the retail environment.

The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly breakfast at Chattahoochee Technical College. The next scheduled breakfast is on August 14th, 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity for members as well as the public to network and make business connections. For Chamber Breakfast pricing and registration, please call (706) 692-5600 or visit our website www.pickenschamber.com.

December Breakfast Press Release

Community

December Chamber Community Breakfast

By: Rachel Whitman

 

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, December 12th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Bojangles and enjoyed networking with the many people in attendance before beginning the program.

Donna Torres, the Board Chair for the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce did the welcome and then Ben Mock did the Invocation. Which was followed by our new member welcome by Matt Youngblood: Comprehensive Healthcare of North Georgia, Spectrum Medical, and Appalachian Gun Range, Inc. We encourage the community to reach out to these new members and learn about the services they offer. In addition, December’s Small Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to Georgia Mountains Hospice, LLC.  

The November Chamber Community Breakfast was sponsored by ETC Communications, LLC. Gerry Nechvatal with the Chamber of Commerce spoke for ETC Communications, LLC. He then introduced the speaker Bill Jones. Jones talked about the Talking Rock Nature Preserve.

After the sponsor remarks and speaker, the program was concluded by giving away door prizes.

The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly breakfast with the next scheduled breakfast on January 9th. 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 www.pickenschamber.com.

Calling All Non-Profits!

Community

Non-profit members are invited to setup a display table promoting their organization at the December Membership Breakfast.

If you would like to participate, you must notify Rachel Whitman at the Chamber of Commerce 706-692-5600 by December 7, 2017 before 5:00 pm.

Community Breakfast
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Chattahoochee Technical College
100 Campus Drive
Jasper, GA 30143

October Breakfast Press Release

Community

October Chamber Community Breakfast

By: Rachel Whitman

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, October 10th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Bojangles and enjoyed networking with the many people in attendance before beginning the program.

Donna Torres, the Board Chair for the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce did the welcome and then Greg Meadows with Jasper United Methodist Church did the Invocation. Which was followed by our new member welcome by Matt Youngblood: JLC Home Inspection Enterprises LLC, Merino & Associates, Wendt Agency LLC, and Carrington Coffee Company. We encourage the community to reach out to these new members and learn about the services they offer. In addition, October’s Small Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to the Pickens County Progress.  

The October Chamber Community Breakfast was sponsored by Reinhardt University. Phillip Landrum III with Reinhardt University spoke about the College. He then introduced the speaker Dr. Kina Mallard. Mallard, talked about how Reinhardt University is growing.

After the sponsor remarks and speaker, the program was concluded by giving away door prizes.

The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly breakfast with the next scheduled breakfast on November 14th. 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 www.pickenschamber.com.

Community Breakfast

Community

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

7:00 am – 8:30 am

Chattahoochee Technical College
The Chamber’s monthly Community Breakfast offers both current and future Chamber members the opportunity to kick start their morning with networking, a delicious catered breakfast, meeting new members, and staying informed. It is $15 for Chamber Members and $20 for Non-Chamber Members.
Everyone is encouraged to register online in advance, even if pre-paid for the year, in order to minimize the waste of food.
Sponsor & Program
 
Caterer

Showcase your Business at the Georgia Marble Festival Parade!

Community

 


Showcase your business at the Georgia Marble Festival Parade!
 
The applications must be dropped off or emailed to the Chamber Commerce by Tuesday, October 3, 2017 before 4:00 pm
 
If you would like to participate contact Rachel Whitman at the Chamber of Commerce or click here for the parade application. 
 

The ARTS are BACK!!!

Community

We are excited to announce the return of the Georgia Marble Festival Art Exhibit.

 
 Please join us for a reception Friday, October 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., for a preview of the Art Exhibit and to kick off the 37th Annual Georgia Marble Festival! 

Location:
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
Please contact Rachel Whitman at the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce for your tickets!
Tickets available for donation.
(All proceeds will be awarded to the winning artist)
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