Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Our first BWN Lunch of 2018 is February 28!

It's time to kick off the year with our Business Women's Network! We'll be gathering for our first BWN Lunch of the year on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 11:15am to 1pm at the Newnan Country Club, 1356 Highway 29, Newnan. "Future casting" will be the topic of the luncheon, which will feature Daniela Perry, Public Policy Coordinator for the Georgia Chamber. She will be presenting regional data and other information that will help guide business owners in strategic planning for their own companies.

Perry is responsible for managing the Chamber's policy committees as well as research and data analysis supporting the Georgia Chamber's initiatives. Prior to that, she served as a Field Representative for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, representing him in a 15-county region in Northeast Georgia and Metro Atlanta. She also served in state government as the Business and Operations Manager for the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia.

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. Deadline to RSVP is Feb. 23. To register now through ChamberMaster, click here.

Friday, February 9, 2018

“Nonprofit Notables” to speak at Tuesday's YPs in Philanthropy meeting

Three local notables from the nonprofit world in Coweta will lead a panel discussion at our quarterly meeting of the Young Professionals in Philanthropy, a joint project of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber and the Coweta Community Foundation.

The YPIPs will hear from Dr. Kay Crosby, founder of the Samaritan Clinic, who was recently named the 2018 Citizen of the Year; Lauren Odom, executive director of the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club, which in January was named the Coweta Community Foundation’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year; and Dr. David Gregory, executive director of One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach, which recently was named recipient of a $10,000 grant from 100 Women Who Care Coweta County. They will speak about the need for young professionals to become involved in nonprofits, the steps to become involved and potentially join the board of a nonprofit, and what nonprofits are looking for in board members.

This meeting will be Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Howard Warner Boys & Girls Club, 55 Savannah Street in Newnan. For more information, please call 770-253-2270 or email info@newnancowetachamber.org.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Ad deadline is Friday for 2017 Annual Report

One of our Chamber's premier publications each year is our Annual Report, and you and your company can be a part of it! This Annual Report will be featured in The Newnan Times-Herald on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Our 2016 Annual Report is pictured above, and you can view it online by clicking here.

This annual special edition is a great advertising opportunity for you to showcase your business in the community along with some of your Chamber peers, and we look forward to highlighting another successful year in our Chamber’s 70-year history. We are excited about this opportunity to share the Chamber story with our community, and we encourage all of our members to support this project.

If you’re interested in advertising, you may email Colleen Mitchell at colleen@newnan.com or call Colleen directly at The Newnan Times-Herald at 770.683.1707. The advertising deadline is February 9. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Annual Meeting kicks off at 6pm tonight!

The big day is finally here, and we look forward to seeing everyone at our 70th Annual Meeting this evening, February 1, at the Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan! Attire is business or cocktail.

The timeline for the evening is:

6pm - Doors Open and Cocktail Reception. Each guest will receive two beverage tickets, and then a cash bar will be available.

6:30pm - Program and Awards

7pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Dueling Pianos International

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Leadership Coweta 2018-2019 now accepting applications

We are so pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 edition of our popular Leadership Coweta program! Leadership Coweta develops leadership skills and knowledge through its programs and tours, comprised of lectures and dialogue sessions with guest speakers as well as audience interaction with leaders in all facets of the community. Participants are introduced to a variety of viewpoints that illustrate the array of economic, political, educational and social factors at work in Coweta County.

Please note that the Leadership Coweta program year requires a significant dedication of time and energy. Click here to see a list of program dates and times and to learn more about Leadership Coweta. All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 30, 2018. Click here for an application.

For more information on Leadership Coweta or the selection process, contact Cynthia Bennett at 770.253.2270 or email cynthia@newnancowetachamber.org.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Feb. 22 is new date for Client Attraction Boot Camp

The Client Attraction Boot Camp originally scheduled for Jan. 18 had to be rescheduled because of the snowy weather, and the new date of this event is February 22, 2018. Business professionals who want to kick off 2018 with some great new ideas of how to attract more clients in the new year are encouraged to register for the Client Attraction Boot Camp, the premier marketing training and business connection event that the Newnan-Coweta Chamber is offering in collaboration with Ignite Business Coaching. The cost is $159 for Chamber members and $199 for nonmembers.

This event will be held at the Newnan Utilities Wahoo Creek Administration Building, 315 Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard, Newnan. Registration and a light breakfast will be at 8:15 a.m., and the Boot Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop fee includes a workshop handbook; techniques and templates to grow a client base; light breakfast, snacks, beverages and networking lunch.

Workshop presenter will be Maria C. Hall, Chief Empresaria of Ignite Business Coaching and leader of the Chamber's popular Six Figure Success Club Meetups launched in 2017. At the forefront of business leadership, Hall brings more than 30 years of vast business experience to entrepreneurs and sales professionals, helping them to successfully enhance their skills and zero in on building six-figure businesses.

Guest speaker for the Boot Camp will be Wendy Kinney of PowerCore, who helps transform audiences from groups of passive strangers to active individual participants learning new skills together. Kinney opened the Atlanta office of PowerCore in 1995 and continues to guide Atlanta's entrepreneurial community into the lucrative and exciting world of network and referral marketing.

Those attending the Boot Camp can expect to learn a step-by-step process to create their own unique "Magic Message" that attracts their ideal clients, the people they want to work with; the three-step system for consistently and easily attracting clients to a business; best practices to build a referral and business connection network; and the five hottest Marketing Magnets to attract clients with grace and ease, every time. Participants will also walk away with a blueprint on next steps to exponentially increase their income.

For more information, call the Chamber at 770-253-2270 or email info@newnancowetachamber.org.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Celebrate 70 rockin' years of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber

Our Annual Meeting, coming up February 1, 2018 from 6-8pm at The Newnan Centre and sponsored by Georgia Power, is always a fabulous time of celebration and welcoming the new year with Chamber friends old and new. This year's event will feature audience participation, a sing-along, comedy, song requests, light-hearted roasts, comedic skits and bits, knee-slapping banter and the occasional originally crafted parody about audience members, which are all part of the Dueling Pianos International experience.

If you hear pianos and have a sudden urge to join your fellow Chamber members in singing your favorite classic songs, go with it. You are experiencing the electricity of a Dueling Piano experience.

Also at this year's Annual Meeting, we'll salute the achievements of the past year and look ahead to the achievements of the new one, and we'll honor our 2017 Chamber Chairman, John Hall of United Bank, as he passes the gavel to Andy Miller of PrintSource, the 2018 Chamber Chairman.

And did you know that our Chamber will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018? We'll be kicking off this special anniversary year at this year's Annual Meeting. Tickets are $85 for individual seats and $800 for tables of 10. Sponsorship packages are available as well, and you may contact the Chamber at 770.253.2270 or email info@newnancowetachamber.org for more information.

This is an event you won't want to miss. To RSVP now, click here.