Upcoming Events
155th Annual Meeting
Thursday, December 3
4:00 PM
Middle Georgia State University
Professional Sciences Building

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, December 4, 4:30 PM
2015 Leadership Macon Class Project
Historic Macon Lofts

551 Cherry Street

Small Business Webinar:
Cybersecurity Best Practices for
Small Businesses

Tuesday, December 8
9:00 - 10:00 AM
FREE to the first 6 members
Please contact Renita Patterson at
478-621-2013 to register!
***You DO NOT have to attend at this time, but you must pre-register for the access link!

Business After Hours
Tuesday, December 8
5:30 - 7:00 PM
State Bank and Trust Company
4219 Forsyth Road

Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, December 10, 4:30 PM
Progressive Communications, Inc.
300 Mulberry St., Ste. 601
November's edition of The Chamber Insider can be read here.  

Check out our new Shop Local video supporting Small Business Saturday, November 28!

The October edition of The Chamber Insider can be seen here.  

Macon Economic Development Commission wins Excellence in Economic Development Award.

2015 Golf Classic team photos can be seen here.

The Boeing Company to create up to 200 jobs in Macon-Bibb County.  

Catch up on everything we have going on with the September issue of The Chamber Insider.  

New tax credits benefit businesses who educate workers. . . 

Pat Topping Awarded Recertification in Economic Development Designation.

The August edition of The Chamber Insider can be read here.  

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 . . . 

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.  

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
Welcome New Chamber Members!

A & D Environmental Services
Central Georgia Health Network

Alex's PC Solutions, LLC
America's Car Mart
Hartley Bridge Family Dentistry
The Home Depot
Margarita's Mexican Grill
Southern Grace Creations
Your Doctor's Immediate Care

Audio Visual Services
The Bourbon Bar
Gallery West
Ginny Marie's
Macon Pops
Mobile Marketing Pros
Paxen Learning Services
Stone Creek Holdings, LLC
U.S. Army Recruting Center
Which Wich

Thank you for your support of the Chamber of Commerce!

Member News
The Cherry Blossom Festival will unveil the fine art and pin art for the 2016 Festival on December 3 at the Fine Art & Wine Celebration.

The Middle Georgia Association of Realtors invites you to Macon A Better Community, December 3-5 at Wesleyan College.  

Wesley Glen Ministries will be having a Breakfast with Santa fundraiser for Special Olympics Saturday, December 12.

BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center to Visit Macon the week of December 13.

The Family-2-Family foundation has kicked off their 2015 Christmas Assistance Program!  The Chamber will serve as a drop-off spot for donations again this year.

The Tubman Museum is hosting the 20th Annual All That Jazz Concert and Ball Saturday, January 30 at the Macon City Auditorium.

Bibb High Schools see strong gains in Graduation Rates!

Congratulations to Morgan Jarvis!  The Howard High School teacher has been named the 2016 Bibb County Teacher of the Year. 

Congratulations to the NewTown Macon Partners in Progress Award Winners!

M&R Marketing Group wins IFEA Silver Award for "Best Ad Series" for their International Cherry Blossom Festival advertising campaign.

Helms College has named Kevin M.R. Mayne as their new Senior Vice President.  

The Cherry Blossom Festival recently won three awards at the International Festival & Events Association/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition.  

Bibb County School District honored at State Capitol for Farm to School Achievements.  

First Presbyterian Day School's Elementary School and Alexander II Magnet School have both been named National Blue Ribbon Schools!

M&R Marketing Group wins Silver Circle Award in the Printed Publications category from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association for the Macon-Bibb Forward Together Strategic Plan.

Maconites named Volunteers of the Year.  

ESG Operations, Inc. ranks among ENR's Top 200 Environmental Firms in the nation.

Andrea Griner has been named as the new VP of Economic Development at CGTC.

Long-time CGTC Vice President Becky Lee announces retirement.

Wesley Glen Minsitries welcomes new President and CEO, Kathy McCollum.  

Cherry Blossom Festival announces Fall Events . . . 

M&R Marketing group designs Strategic Booklet for Middle GA State University.

Ron Shipman named Vice President of Georgia Power's Central Region

GEICO is hiring!  Local employer seeks to fill 200 positions . . . 

Macon Arts Alliance joins arts organizations from across U.S. to share ideas & develop toolkits aimed at helping communities replicate proven programs that address local challenges.

Spivey, Pope Green & Greer, LLC announce newest attorney of counsel, Dean C. Copelan . . .

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 . . . 

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.  

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

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