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5      Forward Carroll Breakfast 
         Junior Chamber | 8:30 am  | Chamber
    Chamber Board Meeting
10    Networking 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

  Vision Source  | 11:00 am  | 921 Moore's Ferry Road, VR
  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.  
10     Technical Strategies for Your Non-Profit's Success
          1:00 pm
12      Holiday HR:  Workplace Issues that Typically Occur Around the Holidays | 1pm
19     Growth Hacks:  Quick Wins and Great Tools for your Business to Gain Traction
          11 am
31      2020's Hottest Businesses, Markets and Trends | 1 pm

Recorded Webinars|Videos

SBA:  Customer Service
SBA:  Legal Requirements for Small Business
NFIB:  Brand Building 5 Minutes at a Time on LinkedIn
The Positive Impact of LGBT-Inclusive Practices in the Workplace
SCORE:  Access to Capital 101:  Funding Options to Start & Grow Your Business
SCORE:  The Ultimate Formula for Making More Sales by Mastering Social Media Marketing
MIT Open Courseware is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content.  OCW is open and available to the 
Entrepreneurship Courses 
Business Podcasts 2019
RISE Podcast                                                 Online Marketing Made Easy
The Goal Digger Podcast                               Social Pros Podcast
Your Partner in Success Radio                      Your $100 MBA
Beyond the To-Do List                                    Biz Chix
Copyblogger FM                                             The Content Champion
Lead to Win 
2019 Harvest Dinner Award winners pictured left to right:  Ronnie Jordan, Business Award, Paula Burke, Special Award, and Tommy Smith, Agribusiness Award.  

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. 
More Pictures from Harvest Dinner
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)

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)
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. 
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

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.

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 or by phone at (770) 834-3393.

Richard Jordan
Arise Plumbing Service

Q & A with Richard, click here.

Gary and Susan Hewitt
Southland Insurance Agency

Q & A with the Hewitts:  click here. 
Pamela Almon
Merle Norman Cosmetics

Q & A with Pam, click here

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



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 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
(770) 262-2303
Services:  Plumbing and HVAC insulation
Contact:  Brandon Thomas
541 Crews Road, Carrollton, Georgia 30116
Phone:  (770) 316-0988
Services:  Commercial & Residential Masonry
Contact:  Catherine Fleming
1919 Breckinridge Plaza, Suite 100, Duluth, GA 30096
Phone:  (678) 226-3602
Services:  TV, internet and voice company
;     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.
Contact:  Galen Hobbs
200 Glen Eagle Court, Building A, Suite 3, Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 843-0891
Services:  Mortgage loans, commercial loans, consumer loans, deposits, checking accounts 
Contact:  Jennifer Lemond
8080 Troon Ct., Ste 130, Austell, GA 30168
Phone:  (678) 904-1648
Services:  Temporary Staffing 
Website:     Facebook:  Hire Dynamics
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:    Facebook:  Home at Heart 
Home Sweet Home
Karen Burgess and Amber Pollard
1685 North Park Street, Carrollton
:  (770) 832-7720
Services:  Furniture sales, interior design, and home decor
Liberty Eagle Academy
Contact:  Anna Harris
800 Cedar Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
  (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:  Facebook: Liberty Eagle Academy   
Contact:  Tiffany Shannon
819 Bankhead Highway, Carrollton 
  (678) 664-1517
Services:  Restaurant, Catering and Coffee House  
Website:  Facebook: Rosie's Coffee Cafe  
Contact: Levi Rutherford
2546 Bremen Mt. Zion Road
  (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.
List of Renewing Members
Learn more about our #ThinkCarrollFirst campaign and find out how you can participate by clicking here

Our focus this month is RESTAURANTS, CATERING AND FOOD SERVICE.  Here are the businesses that we would love to participate in the campaign with us this month:
American Pie Pizzeria (770) 832-3000
Atlanta's Finest Catering (404) 535-1965
Bojangles VR (770) 459-5624
Buffalo Rock Pepsi (770) 253-4564
Burger King #12560 (770) 830-1576
Burger King #2458 (770) 832-1667
Captain D's (678) 840-8000
Chicken Salad Chick (678) 664-0555
Chick-fil-A (770) 832-8538
Chick-fil-A at Villa Rica (770) 459-5792
El Ranchito (770) 459-2170
Evans BBQ Restaurant 770-459-5543
Five Star Food Service (256) 831-9310
Honey Baked Ham Company (770) 836-5900
IHOP (770) 650-9690
Jefferson's of Carrollton (678) 664-0300
Jefferson's Restaurant (678) 941-3800
Little Hawaiian (770) 838-1220
LongHorn Steakhouse (770) 838-5886
Moe's Southwest Grill (770) 830-7575
Papa Johns Pizza #397 (770) 830-8889
Plates on the Square (770) 214-5531
Rosie's Cafe (678) 664-1517
Shane's Rib Shack (770) 605-1516
Shuckers Oyster House (770) 809-6434
Simply Catering Events LLC (770) 830-8901
Click links below for more information.
4    Winter Wonderland Train 2019  | 12/4 - 12/21 - 4 pm | Pine Mountain Gold Museum VR
5    Holiday Wishes Christmas Parade  | 5:30 pm | MainStreet Carrollton
      PARC - Nights in Lights 2019  | 7 pm | Venue on Cedar
      3rd Annual Christmas Pop-up Shop | 12/5-12/8  | Southern Home & Ranch
      Star Wars Trivia at Printer's  | 7 pm  | Printer's Ale
7    Milk & Cookies with Santa | 9 am – 2pm | Shot Spot
      1st Annual Roopville Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting | 4:30 pm – 7 pm | Roopville
      Jingle Bell Jog 5K and Fun Run | 9 am | Carrollton Elementary School
      Christmas on Main | 2 pm | Downtown Villa Rica
      Villa Rica Reindeer Run 5 K | 3 pm | the MILL Amphitheater
      Whitesburg Christmas Bazaar | 9 am | Whitesburg Elementary School
      Christmas Musical | 7 pm | Roopville Road Baptist Church 
9    Southwire’s One Gift Challenge |7 am –7 pm | Bring Toys for Tots to C'ton Walmart
12   Christmas Paint Party at ChickFilA  | 6 pm | CFA on Bankhead 
14  Breakfast with Santa | 9 am – 11 am | Gold Dust Park in Villa Rica
       Santa Claus is Coming To Town | 10 am  | Lake Carroll Visitor Center 
19   Christmas with the CSO  | 7:30 pm | Carrollton Center for the Arts
Carrollton Center for the Arts Events – Check out their Facebook event page here.
Cotton Mill Farmers Market | Summer Market Hours | 8 am-noon | 609 Dixie Street
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
List of 2019 Board of Directors
Your Chamber and Carroll Tomorrow Staff
Daniel Jackson, President & CEO -
JR Charles,  Vice President of Economic Development -
Suzy Montalto, Director of Operations -
Suzy McCorkel, Director of Program and Events -
Rhyne Owenby, Director of Member Engagement -
Katlyn Bradshaw, Incubator Manager at Burson Center -
Joan Finch, Information Specialist & DFW Coordinator -

Bank OZK
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

Copyright © 2019 Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, All rights reserved.

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200 Northside Drive 
Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770-832-2446
Fax: 770-832-1300

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