Friday, March 24, 2017

Leadership Coweta to hold ribbon cuttings for Little Free Libraries

Installing the post for the Little Free Library at the Newnan/Coweta Boys and Girls Club are, from left, Buck Anderson, Bryan Tidwell, Martin Riggs and Shelby Tidwell.


We're pleased to announce that Leadership Coweta will soon hold ribbon cuttings for two of its Little Free Libraries projects! A ribbon cutting at the Newnan/Coweta Boys and Girls Club will be Tuesday, March 28, at 5 p.m., and a ribbon cutting at the First Avenue Park will be Monday, April 3, at 11 a.m. A third location, the Seavy Street Park in Senoia, will have its ribbon cutting on May 9.
The libraries operate on the honor system—anyone can take a book or leave a book—and all kinds of books are welcome. According to Littlefreelibrary.org, millions of books are exchanged each year through this network of neighborhood book exchanges. The most common form is a small wooden box.
“Oldcastle Precast is honored to be a part of the Little Free Library movement initiated by Leadership Coweta’s Class of 2017,” said Bryan Tidwell, project manager/production scheduler. “By sponsoring a library across the street from the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club on Wesley Street, we are increasing the accessibility of books for individuals of all ages and creating a greater awareness for the need to support literacy efforts here in Coweta County.”



Sponsors of the project are Keep Newnan Beautiful and Old Castle Precast, and West Georgia Technical College is responsible for the construction of First Avenue Park’s Little Free Library, at left.

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


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Next State of the Community Lunch is March 29


Continuing the popular "State of the Community" Lunch Series we launched last year, we'll host our first "State of the Community" lunch of 2017 next week! Our "State of Economic Development" Lunch will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 11:30am - 1pm at the Newnan Country Club, 1356 Hwy. 29 North in Newnan. Cost is $35 for Chamber Members and their guests and $50 for General Admission. Reservations are due by Friday, March 24.

Our guest speakers will be Tom Croteau, Deputy Commissioner of Global Commerce for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and Greg Wright, President of the Coweta County Development Authority.

Join Georgia's and Coweta's economic development industry leaders as they share our community's progress and achievements during the past year and highlight future goals. This event is sponsored by Newnan CEO, Coweta-Fayette EMC and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

E-SPLOST vote is Tuesday, March 21!


Please don't forget that Tuesday, March 21, is the day to vote for the referendum on continuing E-SPLOST, the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

Why does our Chamber support E-SPLOST? Because good education makes for a good community … and many other reasons as well!

We encourage our members to vote for E-SPLOST and to help spread the word among your family and friends by sharing the link to the flyer here. Please help us keep Coweta's schools at the top of the rankings by supporting E-SPLOST!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Golf Life Ladies gearing up for another year as "the social golf league"

In partnership with White Oak Golf Club and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber, Golf Life Ladies is gearing up for the fourth season of the women’s golf league. Golf Life Ladies is also known as "The Social Golf League," where women can learn and grow new relationships all while learning the game. 

Samantha Brazie and Kim Melhouse lead the group, which not only connects many women to the game of golf but also is the first ladies golf league in the area to give back to a cause. Over the past few years, Golf Life Ladies has donated thousands of dollars to the community. 

Kick-off for this year's Golf Life Ladies will be March 15 and March 29 at 5:30pm at White Oak Golf Club, 141 Clubview Dr., Newnan. The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 5:30pm. To join Golf Life Ladies, email Kim and Samantha at golflifeladies@gmail.com. For more information about Golf Life Ladies, visit https://www.facebook.com/GolfLifeUSAstuff

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Our next Member Connect is Wednesday, March 15!


Coming up on March 15, 2017 is our next Member Connect. 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.

The next Member Connect Lunch will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamber, and there is no charge to attend. Reservations are due by March 13 and may be made through ChamberMaster by clicking here.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Our next Cocktails and Connections is Friday!



It's time once again for our Young Professionals to meet for their monthly Cocktails & Connections, and this month's event will be Friday, March 10, 2017! Open to those 21-45 and anyone who is young at heart, Cocktails & Connections will be Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at The Cellar, 20 Jefferson St. in Newnan.

All YPs are encouraged to bring their business cards and get ready for a night of networking, appetizers and drinks! Cost to attend is $10, and you may click here to RSVP and register through ChamberMaster.

Cocktails & Connections is sponsored by Piedmont Healthcare.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The reasons we support E-SPLOST!


Early voting is now under way for the March 21 referendum on continuing E-SPLOST, the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

Why does our Chamber support E-SPLOST? Because good education makes for a good community … and many other reasons as well!

We encourage our members to vote for E-SPLOST and to help spread the word among your family and friends by sharing the link to the flyer here. Please help us keep Coweta's schools at the top of the rankings by supporting E-SPLOST!