Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Get to know the political candidates at our upcoming forums!



Do you know who you're voting for in Georgia's May 22 Primary Election? The primary will be here before you know it, and to help you make an informed decision before you vote, the Chamber has two candidate forums coming up where you can meet the candidates and find out where they stand on the issues. The forums are scheduled for candidates in contested primaries for party nomination for November’s General Election and for the nonpartisan Board of Education election in May. These forums include:

Monday, April 23, 2018, 6-8 p.m. — Coweta County Commission District 2 Primary — Republican;  Board of Education District 1 At-Large; Board of Education District 1; Board of Education District 3; Board of Education District 4.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6-8 p.m. — Georgia House of Representatives District 71 Primary — Republican; Georgia House of Representatives District 72 Primary — Republican; U.S. Congress District 3 Primary — Democrat; U.S. Congress District 3 Primary — Republican.

The forum format will be a modified version of the League of Women Voters format. There will be a two-minute opening by each candidate followed by a series of questions vetted by the Chamber’s Voice of Business Committee to ensure fairness. The Chamber will not take a position for or against any candidate.

For more information or to submit a question for the candidates, call the Chamber at 770.253.2270 or email info@newnancowetachamber.org.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

We salute our Coweta Manufacturing Companies!

In honor of Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week, our Chamber wants to say a huge "thank you" to the many great manufacturers who call Coweta County home! We remember how, just one year ago, we were celebrating with Grenzebach, above, as they were named Georgia Manufacturer of the Year in the category for companies with 150 employees or fewer!



Did you know that Grenzebach and some of our other great manufacturers are also among our Chamber's Enhanced Investors? These companies are among an elite group who have decided to make a significant investment in our Chamber, and they work to identify and drive solutions and innovations that will shape our economic progress and quality of life. These key stakeholders include Grenzebach, Yamaha, Kason, EGO, Cargill and Bonnell.

So to all of our great Coweta manufacturers, we salute you during this special week and thank you for all you do to help keep Coweta's economy growing and prosperous!


Friday, March 30, 2018

Pancakes & Politics legislative update is coming April 11!

At our recent State of Community lunch, we had the opportunity to hear about legislative happenings in Washington, DC. On April 11, we'll have the opportunity to learn about what's been happening on the legislative front closer to home! Come get the inside scoop on the most recent legislative session here in Georgia when our Chamber hosts its annual Pancakes and Politics Breakfast on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at the Newnan Country Club, 1356 Highway 29 North in Newnan.

Members of the Coweta Delegation will participate in a moderated panel led by Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, who will also provide legislative insights from the session. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of State Chambers as the Secretary Treasurer, and sits on the boards of the Georgia Allies, the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, and Georgia College and State University Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Council of 100, the U.S. Chamber's Board, and the Political Affairs Committee. Among other things, he is a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia. Chris has consistently been named one of Georgia Trend Magazine's 100 most influential Georgians and one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's most influential Atlantans.

Members of the Coweta Delegation who have confirmed they will participate include Representative Josh Bonner, Senator Matt Brass, Representative Lynn Smith and Representative Bob Trammell.

This event is sponsored by AT&T. Cost is $20 for Chamber members and guests and $50 for general admission. Reservations are due by April 6. To RSVP now, click here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Standard Office Systems to host April B-A-H!


Members always look forward to our monthly Business-After-Hours networking events, and the April B-A-H will be hosted by Standard Office Systems! This event is set for April 12, 2018 from 5:30-7pm at Art & Jakes, 510 Newnan Crossing Bypass.

To best showcase the business services offered by our friends at SOS, we're joining forces with fellow Chamber member Art & Jakes in providing a relaxed environment where you can rub elbows with other members but still enjoy plenty of elbow room. Please RSVP no later than Monday, April 9 or call 770.253.2270!

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!


Friday, March 23, 2018

Just a few days left to submit Leadership Coweta applications!

Members of the most recent Leadership Coweta class enjoy their Class Day in Senoia.

The deadline is March 30 to apply for a position in the new Leadership Coweta class! Brochures and applications are available online for the 2018-2019 edition of our popular Leadership Coweta program, which 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 brochure with 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 send an email to cynthia@newnancowetachamber.org.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

$2,000 prize going to one lucky winner at this year's Golf Ball Drop!

We're gearing up to "Par-Tee Around the World" at our 33rd Annual Golf Classic, coming up at White Oak Golf Club on May 2, 2018! This year, only 100 tickets will be sold for our popular Walternative Golf Ball Drop sponsored by Toyota of Newnan, so act fast if you'd like to purchase some tickets! The grand prize is $2,000, and ten $100 prizes will be drawn as well. Tickets are $100 each.

Presenting sponsors for the Golf Classic are Piedmont Healthcare and ClubCorp, and this event has become the premier golf event of the year south of Atlanta. Held annually the first Wednesday in May, the Golf Classic attracts hundreds of players from this area and serves as one of the Chamber's most important non-dues revenue fundraising events. The Golf Classic also offers Expo-on-the-Tee exhibitor opportunities that allow Chamber members to showcase their products and services to the more than 400 attendees. Prizes will be awarded for players, teams and exhibitors.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, and you can call Susan at 770.253.2270 ASAP to find out how you can leverage a Golf Sponsorship to promote your brand. Also, spots are filling rapidly for Expo-on-the-Tee exhibitors. For more information, email susan@newnancowetachamber.org.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Georgia Chamber's Chris Clark to moderate April 11 Pancakes & Politics breakfast

Want to get the inside scoop on which legislation will most influence your business as a result of this year's legislative session? Find out when our Chamber hosts its annual Pancakes and Politics Breakfast on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at the Newnan Country Club, 1356 Highway 29 North in Newnan.

Members of the Coweta Delegation will participate in a moderated panel led by Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, who will also provide legislative insights from the session. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of State Chambers as the Secretary Treasurer, and sits on the boards of the Georgia Allies, the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, and Georgia College and State University Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Council of 100, the U.S. Chamber's Board, and the Political Affairs Committee. Among other things, he is a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia. Chris has consistently been named one of Georgia Trend Magazine's 100 most influential Georgians and one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's most influential Atlantans.

Members of the Coweta Delegation who have confirmed they will participate include Senator Matt Brass, Representative Lynn Smith, Representative Josh Bonner and Representative Bob Trammell.

This event is sponsored by AT&T. Cost is $20 for Chamber members and guests and $50 for general admission. Reservations are due by April 6. To RSVP now, click here.