Upcoming Events
Small Business Lunch & Learn
Say Goodbye to the Stripe
and Hello to the Chip:
Understanding PCI Compliance
in Credit Card Processing

Wednesday, August 5
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, August 7, 11:00 AM
Urban Cup
5080 Riverside Drive, Suite 101

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, August 7, 4:30 PM
The Lamar Lofts
562 Cherry Street

Logistics & Distribution Luncheon
Tuesday, August 11
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Anderson Conference Center
5171 Eisenhower Parkway

Business After Hours
Sponsored by Cox Business
Thursday, August 13
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Middle Georgia Regional Airport
1000 Terminal Drive

Ribbon Cutting
Monday, August 17, 2:00 PM
Harp & Bowl La Bistro
520 Mulberry Street

Good Morning Macon
Featuring Dr. Curtis Jones
Bibb County Schools Superintendent
Tuesday, August 18
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Douglass Theatre
355 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Connecting Over Coffee
Thursday, August 20
8:15 -9:30 AM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive

Georgia Chamber of Commerce
2015 Congressional Luncheon
with Featured Speaker Dr. Frank Luntz

Tuesday, August 25
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Macon Marriott City Center
240 Coliseum Drive
News
Stay in-the-know with the July edition of The Chamber Insider.  

Macon Chamber Launches "Macon Now 3.0" Campaign to support the continued success in Economic Development with Mr. Virgil Adams as campaign chair.......


First Quality Packaging Solutions, LLC announces Macon as the location for its flagship manufacturing facility investing more than $68 million dollars and creating 115 new jobs.  

Keep up with what's happening!  The June edition of The Chamber Insider can be read here.

Senator John F. Kennedy has been recognized by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce as one of the 2015 Legislators of the Year. 

Changes Announced for Chamber Board of Directors . . . 

The 2015 Total Resource Campaign has begun!  Click here to find out more about Chamber sponsorships for the upcoming year!

The Chamber Insider
for May can be read here.

Click here to see photos from the 2015 Georgia Legislative Review with Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.  

The Macon Economic Development Commission releases new Scorecard-10 Years, 10,000 Jobs.  

The April edition of The Chamber Insider can be found here.  

The Chamber has partnered with NewTown Macon and SCORE to host the Entrepreneur's Academy.  This five-month course is designed to develop and sharpen the knowledge of successful small business entrepreneurs.

Catch up with the March edition of The Chamber Insider by clicking here.

The Macon Economic Development Commission (MEDC) announced they will host "Economic Developer Days" in Macon on Thursday, January 29 and Friday January 30.

Award Winners Announced at 154th Annual Meeting - December 4, 2014

Greater Macon Chamber awarded prestigious "Georgia Certified Chamber" accreditation.  - December 1, 2014

2014 Business & Industry Award Winners Announced 
Congratulations to all of the winners who were presented with their awards at the Annual Awards Luncheon on November 13th.

Macon Economic Development Commission Wins International Award
During the 2014 International Economic Development Council (IEDC)’s annual conference in Ft. Worth, Texas, the Macon Economic Development Commission (MEDC) was recognized with a GOLD award in the New Media category for its social media campaign, #MadeInMacon

Kumho Tire set to start construction of its manufacturing plant in Macon in August

Kumho Tire will start construction of its long-awaited manufacturing plant in Macon in August, economic development officials and Kumho representatives announced Tuesday. The plant, to be built on 150 acres in Sofkee Industrial Park, is expected to bring 450 jobs and start tire production in January 2016. “Today is a great day for our company, and we are very pleased to announce this,” said Harry Choi, Kumho Tire North America president. The project, first announced in January 2008, was delayed by the subsequent global financial crisis, but the company remained committed to Macon, he said, thanking local officials for their patience and commitment. “We are proud to call Macon a Kumho hometown,” Choi said. This will be the Korean-based company’s first U.S. plant. Initially, construction was pushed back to late 2009 or early 2010, but in fall 2009 it was delayed until the fourth quarter of 2013.In September 2013, Choi said production wasn’t expected to start until 2016, so Tuesday’s announcement moves the schedule up by a year. Choi said last year that production could start at 3 million tires per year, with the potential for 10 million. The original announcement called for a $225 million factory, but on Tuesday officials said Kumho will invest up to $413 million in the project.  -   July 1, 2014
Highlights
Welcome New Chamber Members!

July
Austin Chase Apartments
Benchmark
The Cottages on Wesleyan
The Gables on Forsyth
Guitarras Mexican Grill
Harp & Bowl La Bistro
Longhorn Steakhouse
Macon Beer Company
Marco's Pizza - Riverside
Marshall Solutions
Merle Norman/Day Spa
Middle Georgia Art Association
Midtowne Vision Center/
    Goggles Eyecare 4 Kids
Millworks Holdings, LLC
Olive In A Bottle
The Pink Flamingo
Roasted Cafe & Lounge
St. Peter Claver Catholic School
Urban Cup

June
Ace Entities, LLC
Aegis Roofing Systems
AFLAC - Lorri Stembridge
All American Safety & Supply
Baker, Donelson, Bearman,
   Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.
Barnes Furs
Bibb County Department of Family
    and Children Services
Bland Roofing Company, Inc.
Bridgeview Hotel
Childs and Noland
Classic Firearms
Courageous Home Care
Dr. George U. Arimah, MD
Erthal Chiropractic Center
Fall Line Contractors, Inc. 
Forest Hills United Methodist Church
Gem Cleaners
Georgia Detox & Recovery Centers
Gleam Cleaning Pros, LLC
Integrity Medical
J. Cameron Garvin, DMD
James Solomon Realty, Inc.
Lena's Shoe Shop
Lester Miller Attorney at Law
Lisenby & Associates
Magnolia Golf Group
Metro Realty
Neff Rental, LLC
Partners Benefit Group
Payscape Advisors
Peachtree Pest Control
Pediatric Dentistry of
    Central Georgia, PC
T-Mobile
Tremont Temple Baptist Church
    and Power Sources Unlimited, Inc.
Trooper's Collision Center, Inc.
United Bank
Vineville Tire Company, Inc.
Watson Legal Nurse Consultants, LLC

May
9 - Entertainment
A Born Locksmith
AFLAC - Steve Barker
Anthony McEver State Farm
Battcher Communications, LLC
BC Express Mart, LLC
Bentley & Sons Funeral Home
Christine Schwartz
       Coldwell Banker SSK, Realtors
Ecolab
Eileen S. Straws
The Fresh Market
Jake's Fireworks
The Krystal Company
Kumho Tire
Macon Deals
Macon State Farmers Market
Middle Georgia Management Group, LLC
Mr. Chips, Inc.
Nancy King
     Coldwell Banker SSK Realtors
Next Level Community
     Development, Inc.
Portable Air and Power, LLC
Primary Pediatrics, P.C.
Rush Results Fitness
The Stembridge Agency, LLC
Wear

Thank you for your support of the Chamber of Commerce!

Member News
Wesley Glen Ministries announces the retirement of President and CEO Dr. William W. Oliver . . . 

Birch reports record second quarter sales results . . . 

M&R Marketing Group announces newest team members . . . 

NewTown Macon is now accepting nominations for their Partners in Progress awards . . .  

The J Whitney Bunting College of Business at Georgia College offers valuable tools to business owners.  

Spivey, Pope, Green & Greer Announces Newest Associate, Robert E. Cabe III.  

State Bank Names Bruce Leicht Market President in Bibb County,

Walthall Oil Company wins ExxonMobil's Gold Circle of Excellence. 

Infinity Network Solutions is offering their FREE 2015 Business Roadmap Lunch & Learn Series!

Geico names Don Robinson Regional VP of Midwest Operations . . . 

Stewart Vernon with ASP Francising Inc helps other entrepreneurs become business owners . . . 

Macon Occupational Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of their new Medical Director, Dr. Cathy Harper-Hogan.  

Robins Air Force Base has named Col. Jeffrey King as the new Installation Commander.  

March 25th has officially been declared Mrs. Griffin's BBQ Sauce day in Macon-Bibb!

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. named as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute . . .

Georgia Chamber's Key Business Legislation Update

Career Women's Network of Macon Announces 2015 Women of Achievement Honorees.

The Annual Tunes and Balloons event has been moved to September ...

During 2014, Spivey, Pope, Green & Greer, LLC facilitated the acquisition, purchase, closing, and construction of $136 million of investment into affordable and low income communities which benefits very needy populations of residents in the state of Georgia.

The Telegraph has announced that Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President & CEO of Navicent Health has been named their "Person of the Year".  


Infinity Network Solutions has announced the acquisition of CompuNet...

Coliseum Health System has announced the addition of Lance Jones, PT, MHA, FACHE as Chief Executive Officer for Coliseum Medical Center.
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