Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Last Member Connect of 2017 is November 29!

Our final Member Connect of the year is coming up on November 29, 2017. This quarterly lunch program helps Chamber members explore and discover opportunities for involvement and ROI while connecting to Chamber benefits and advantages that help you grow your business and prosper. Why should you attend a Member Connect Lunch?

• Meet the Chamber Staff, Board Members and Committee Chairs.

• Connect with Other Members.

• Promote Your Business.

• Discover programs to help grow your business and learn how to use Chamber benefits to increase your bottom line.

• Engage with the Chamber through committee service.

You'll also receive a free pass to the Next NuLink Early Bird Forum!

The next Member Connect Lunch will be November 29, 2017 from 11:30am to 1pm at the Chamber, and there is no charge to attend. You can reserve your space now through ChamberMaster by clicking here.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Shop Small, Y'all!

Downtown Newnan Merchants encourage everyone to "Shop Small, Y'all."

It's time to "Shop Small, Y'all!" Small Business Saturday will be celebrated on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in downtown Newnan, according to Main Street Newnan. Small Business Saturday is an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this event is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to support the local economy and promote our community.

Main Street Newnan Manager Courtney Harcourt said, “Join us in Downtown Newnan on Small Business Saturday to celebrate our small business owners, who are the heart and soul of our district!”

Free parking will be available along downtown streets and in the City of Newnan’s public parking lots, which are located at 13 Lagrange Street, 25 Lagrange Street, 22 Spring Street, 6 First Avenue, 50 East Broad Street, 65 East Broad Street, 41 East Washington Street, and 22 East Broad Street.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dec. 1 is deadline for Citizen of the Year nominations

Our Chamber is honored to assist with the Citizen of the Year program, and nominations for the 2018 Citizen of the Year are now being accepted. The winner will be named when the Kiwanis Clubs of Coweta host the Citizen of the Year dinner on January 25, 2018 at The Newnan Centre. This award is designed to honor an individual with outstanding leadership and citizenship within our community, someone who has demonstrated exemplary vision, civic pride, and a strong commitment to a better Coweta through volunteerism and community involvement.

To nominate someone for Coweta's 2018 Citizen of the Year, simply complete the application form by clicking here.

Nomination packets are due to the Chamber office by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. For more information, please call 770.253.2270 or email info@newnancowetachamber.org.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Future Foundation's Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim is speaker for Dec. 6 Women of Prosperity Lunch

Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim, the CEO of the Future Foundation, a nonprofit that empowers Atlanta's youth, will be the guest speaker at our next Coweta's Women of Prosperity Lunch. This lunch will be Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newnan Country Club, 1356 Highway 29, Newnan.

Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim is a status-quo disruptor. The Atlanta native, one of Georgia Trend's 2017 40 under 40, attended the University of California, Berkeley and realized local schools had not prepared her for college. She earned her degree in social work, then a master's from the University of California San Francisco, before returning to Atlanta to help kids like her. Transforming a small after-school program into a phenomenon spanning nonprofit, business, and government sectors, Abdur-Rahim quadrupled the Foundation's revenue while earning an MBA at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. The results speak for themselves: Future Foundation participants have a 100% high school graduation rate, compared to a 60% average across community high schools. Under her leadership, the Future Foundation recently won a five-year, $4.4-million federal grant to create an intensive model that gives children in poverty a "second family" of resources.

The cost for the lunch, which is sponsored by Progressive Heating and Air Conditioning and Carrier, is $35 for Chamber Members and $50 for General Admission. To RSVP now, click here.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Business-After-Hours is Nov. 9 at Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Laser Center!

Members always look forward to our monthly Business-After-Hours networking events, and the November B-A-H will be hosted by our 2016 Overall Small Business of the Year Winner, Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center!

Dogwood hosts our November Business-After-Hours on Nov. 9 from 5:30-7pm at 24 Hospital Road in Newnan. Fall is finally here, and that means cooler days, warm drinks and fun with friends! 

So why not enjoy this valuable and fun event? You can make some new contacts while enjoying great food and beverages and networking with your fellow Chamber members!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Learn more about SPLOST and vote "Yes" on November 7!

CEC's Mark Whitlock recently interviewed community leader Steve Swope about SPLOST, the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax coming up for a vote on Tuesday, November 7. If you know others who still need to be persuaded to vote "Yes," please share this video with them!

Also, the Chamber has sent this postcard to all of our members briefly highlighting the reasons our Chamber is in favor of SPLOST. Please share this postcard with your friends to encourage them to vote "Yes" to SPLOST on November 7!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Volunteers still needed for Thursday's Winter Wonderland Big Expo!

Our 2017 Winter Wonderland Big Expo is now just days away! This year's event is coming up on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 3-7pm at our new location, The Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, and this year's Expo promises to be the best yet. And we could use a few more volunteers!

Are you available on Thursday? There are still a number of shifts needing volunteers throughout the day, and morning, afternoon, and late afternoon/early evening shifts are available. This is a great way to meet other members, network, visit exhibitors and be jolly! So if you're available, please give us a call at 770.253.2270 and we'll tell you how you can help!

And be sure to tell your friends to come enjoy mixing and mingling with Chamber member businesses while they enjoy holiday treats, hear holiday carols, visit with Frosty the Snowman, and even make a few purchases to get a head start on Christmas shopping while keeping those dollars local.

Presented by Delta Community Credit Union, the Winter Wonderland Big Expo is the biggest, most influential business exposition in Coweta County, and it has been used to promote Coweta's business community for 23 years now! For more information about the Expo, call 770.253.2270 or email info@newnancowetachamber.org.