December 5 Forward Carroll Breakfast
Junior Chamber | 8:30 am | Chamber 9 Chamber Board Meeting 10Networking Event: Christmas Open House | noon- 7:00 pm
Milestone Investment Management (551 Newnan Street) 11 Workforce Development Committee Meeting | 8:30 am | Burson Center 12 Business of the Month | TBA
Business Development Committee | 8:30 am | Carroll Tomorrow Board Room
Ribbon Cuttings /Ground Breaking December 5 Vision Source | 11:00 am | 921 Moore's Ferry Road, VR 6 Vicki Maxwell Roberts Hand Center (Southern Therapy) | 11:30 am | 812 South Park Street 10 Home Sweet Home | 10:00 am | 1685 North Park Street (Please note ribbon cutting/groundbreaking ceremonies are added and changed periodically, please refer to latest correspondence from Chamber for latest information.)
Holiday Hours Staff Christmas - closed December 10th from 11:00 - 2:00 pm
Christmas - closed December 23rd - January 1st
Special Note: The Chamber lobby renovation will begin on December 9th. The Carroll Tomorrow building, which is located directly behind the Chamber office, will be open for walk in traffic. The renovation is expected to continue until the second week of January.
2019 Harvest Dinner Award winners pictured left to right: Ronnie Jordan, Business Award, Paula Burke, Special Award, and Tommy Smith, Agribusiness Award.
2020 HARVEST DINNER
Sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee, the 2019 Harvest Dinner was recently held at the Carroll County Ag Center. The annual event highlights agriculture and business partnerships in Carroll County. This year’s award winners included Tommy Smith, 3rd generation farmer in Carroll County, presented with the Agribusiness Award, Ronnie Jordan, Jordan Truck Sales, awarded the Business Award, and Paula Burke, UGA County Extension Agent and director of the Carroll County AgCenter honored with the Special Award for her work and support in the agricultural community.
A gathering of over 120 enjoyed dinner and a presentation by keynote speaker Blake Poole, Middle Georgia Field Office Representative for Governor Kemp’s office. He shared the story of how he started his career in the agricultural field, his love of God, and the importance of agriculture in Carroll County and Georgia.
The Harvest Dinner is sponsored by Agrimerica Farm and Construction,AgSouth Farm Credit, Carroll County Farm Bureau, Carroll EMC, NG Turf, and UGA Extension Service of Carroll County.
2019 LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST A huge crowd was in attendance for our legislative breakfast held in November. The breakfast gave our members an opportunity to hear from Carroll County's delegation. Representatives talked about their priorities and bills presented.
Pictured above from left to right are: Kirby Butler (United Community Bank), Robyn Stone (author and guest speaker) and Denise Martin (Georgia Vision Institute)
2019 WBA AWARD LUNCHEON Robyn Stone, author of “Add a Pinch” website, blog, and cookbook was the guest speaker during the 2019 Carroll County Chamber/Women’s Business Alliance Luncheon held on November 20 at the Carrollton Center for the Arts. The Bowdon native released her cookbook in March 2017. Stone’s website, which launched in 2009, receives an average of 4 million views per month; that number normally doubles during the busy holiday season.
In addition, as with tradition, the 2019 Woman of the Year was announced. Kim Holder, an economics educator at the University of West Georgia, was named this year's recipient. Holder is the Director of UWG’s Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy and works for the university’s Center for Student Involvement. She also represents the university’s Richard’s College of Business internationally.
Pictured above from left to right are: Kirby Butler (United Community Bank), Kim Holder (UWG) and Denise Martin (Georgia Vision Institute)
JUNIOR CHAMBER 2019 The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber, enjoyed a walking tour of the beautiful University of West Georgia Campus during their November session. In addition to the tour, the students learned helpful communication and interview skills. While there, students had the opportunity to share their resumes, and receive tips for improvement, from three community leaders. Anthony Bishop, Chick-Fil-A, Vicki Hardin, University of West Georgia, and Hollie Presnal, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers were on hand to assist with the students’ resumes.
CARROLL COUNTY 2019 GRADUATES OF GEORGIA ACADEMY The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Carroll County graduates from the 2019 Region 4 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from 10 counties in west central Georgia. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional, and state levels.
Carroll County graduates at the November 12, 2019 ceremony included:
Carolene Cox, Villa Rica Main Street Advisory Board David Huddleston, Purchasing Manager/ Agribusiness Relations, Carroll EMC, Rhyne Owenby, Director of Member Engagement, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Carl Peabody, Villa Rica Main Street Advisory Board Amanda Wright, Assistant Director, Office of Community Engagement, University of West Georgia
SEMINAR: NAVIGATING THE NEW DRUG & ALCOHOL CLEARINGHOUSE Karen Tinker, business development manager at Live Drug-Free, gave an informational seminar on the FMCSA Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to prevent CDL holders with positive drug and alcohol test results, refused rehabilitation process from job-hopping (moving to different states where the results do not follow them)- making it harder to hire these drivers and keeping the roads safer.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS HANEY'S DRUG CORNER The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Haney's Drug Corner as the business of the month for November 2019.
Haney's Drug Corner, Inc. is an independent pharmacy located in Carrollton. Tim and Susan Oliver are the owners of Haney's after buying the store from Tommy and Linda Haney in 2007. Haney’s has been taking care of the prescription needs of Carrollton and the surrounding area for over 35 years. The store also has a large selection of cards and gifts available. For more information, please visit their website www.haneysdrugcorner.com or by phone at (770) 834-3393.
CONGRATULATIONS GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF THE SOUTHERN RIVERS VILLA RICA RETAIL STORE
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ground breaking for the new Goodwill Industries Retail store. The store will be located on Hwy. 61 in Villa Rica.
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers Inc. (GoodwillSR) is one of 164 independent, community-based Goodwill nonprofits across the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Columbus, Ga., GoodwillSR serves 50 counties in west Georgia and east Alabama with free services such as job coaching, money management and skills classes to facilitate job placement and advancement. These programs are made possible through the donation of gently used clothing and household goods that are sold at Goodwill Retail Stores in Georgia and Alabama. For more information, please contact the Goodwill Career Center at (678) 839-5923 or visit their website at www.goodwillsr.org.
CONGRATULATIONS SUMMIT URGENT CARE
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of Summit Urgent Care.
With more than twenty years in business, Summit Urgent Care recently opened its eighth location at 909 South Park Street, Carrollton, Georgia. The company’s long-standing success stems from its conveniently located clinics that accept walk-ins and are open 365 days a year. Summit is founded by Dr. Barry Morgan who has over 30 years of experience in emergency medicine. For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, please visit their website at www.summiturgentcare365.com/hospitals/carrollton-ga-urgent-care or by phone at 678-782-9994.
Welcome New Member!
Please extend a warm Chamber welcome to the following new member
and remember them when you do business!
Contact: Lee Williams
3030 Rockmart Road, Villa Rica, Georgia 30180
Phone: (770) 262-2303 Services: Plumbing and HVAC insulation
Contact: Catherine Fleming 1919 Breckinridge Plaza, Suite 100, Duluth, GA 30096 Phone: (678) 226-3602 Services: TV, internet and voice company
Website; www.charter.com Facebook:Charter Communications
Contact: Jeff Robinson 2011 Manchester Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgai 30324-4110 Phone: (404) 873-2152 Services: Establishment in 1962, they are an architectural firm with extensive experience in the planning, development, and design of various types of projects throughout the Southeast. Website; www.cfmm.net
Contact: Galen Hobbs
200 Glen Eagle Court, Building A, Suite 3, Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: (770) 843-0891 Services: Mortgage loans, commercial loans, consumer loans, deposits, checking accounts Website: www.heritagebank.com
Contact: Amy Alvord
Carrollton, GA 30117 Phone: (678) 633-2245 Services: Home health care services including: personal care services (bathing, dressing, feeding and assisting with ambulation) and homemaker services (housekeeping, meal prep, laundry, and transportation) Website: www.home-at-heart.com Facebook: Home at Heart
Home Sweet Home
Contact: Karen Burgess and Amber Pollard 1685 North Park Street, Carrollton
Phone: (770) 832-7720 Services: Furniture sales, interior design, and home decor Website: www.homesweethomefurniture.net
Liberty Eagle Academy Contact: Anna Harris 800 Cedar Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: (770) 744-3870 Services: Modern Montessori school accredited with quality from the state that provides care & learning environment for children (infants through middle school). Website: www.libertyeagleacademy.com Facebook: Liberty Eagle Academy
Contact: Levi Rutherford 2546 Bremen Mt. Zion Road
Phone: (404) 631-7509 Services: Tree removal and service
Thank you Renewing Members!
Your membership is a symbol of confidence in the work of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. We sincerely thank renewing members for their ongoing support. Please remember these partners when you do business.
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LEADERSHIP & STAFF
Mission Statement: Building a Stronger Business Community by Engaging Progressive Leadership and Diverse Resources
2019 Executive Committee Chairman: Bill Stone, Systems & Methods, Inc. Chairperson-Elect: Kirby Butler, United Community Bank Vice-Chairman: Jay Gill, Carroll EMC Treasurer: Mark Albertus, Carrollton City Schools Past Chairman: Matt Windom, Carroll County Water Authority
Daniel Jackson, President & CEO - firstname.lastname@example.org
JR Charles, Vice President of Economic Development - email@example.com
Suzy Montalto, Director of Operations - firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzy McCorkel, Director of Program and Events - email@example.com
Rhyne Owenby, Director of Member Engagement - firstname.lastname@example.org
Katlyn Bradshaw, Incubator Manager at Burson Center - email@example.com
Joan Finch, Information Specialist & DFW Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 FORWARD CARROLL INVESTORS
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
Carroll County Water Authority
HRC Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
Southland Insurance Agency
State Farm Insurance/Amy Brown
AgSouth Farm Credit ACA/AgSouth Mortgages
Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic
C.M. Tanner Grocery Company
Small Town Bank
Southern States Bank
Edward Jones Investments/ Fred O’Neal
Garrett, Thomas & Fazio PC
Oak Mountain Academy
Rushton & Company, LLC
Tisinger Vance PC - Attorneys at Law
Yachiyo Manufacturing of America