Upcoming Events
New Member Reception
Thursday, October 8
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive
RSVP to 478-621-2000

Good Morning Macon
with U.S. Congressmen

Sanford Bishop & Austin Scott
Tuesday, October 13 
8:00 - 9:30 AM
The Douglass Theatre
355 MLK Jr. Blvd

Leadership Macon Alumni
Family Fun Day
Tailgate at Mercer University

Saturday, October 17, 11:00 AM
RSVP to lfarmer@maconchamber.com
or 478-621-2017

Small Business Development Seminar
"Getting Started with Constant Contact Toolkit"

Tuesday, October 20
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive

Business After Hours
"Paint the Town Pink"
Sponsored by Navicent Health

Thursday, October 22
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Peyton Anderson Cancer Center
800 First Street

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, October 23, 3:30 PM
Ocmulgee Fields, Inc.
Northside Commons Office Bldg.

3330 Northside Drive

Connecting over Coffee
Tuesday, October 27
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive

YPN Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 27
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive

Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, November 3, 4:00 PM
Buzzell Plumbing, Heating & AC
4811 Russell Parkway
Warner Robins, GA 31088
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 . . . 

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.

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
Welcome New Chamber Members!

Hartley Bridge Family Dentistry
The Home Depot
Southern Grace Creations

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

Applebee's-Zebulon Road
Health Revenue Management
Ken Krakow - Photographer
Kinetix Health Club-Downtown
LBA Ware
Medical Accounting Services, LLC
Milo & Ronda's Home-Style Cookin'
Party Man
Petals Flowers & More
Real Property Management Vesta
ShuBee, Inc.
Sleep Services of America

Thank you for your support of the Chamber of Commerce!

Member News
The Mercer Lacrosse Team is looking for teams and sponsors for their 1st Annual Golf Outing, Friday, October 9th.

The GA Partnership for Excellence in Education and the GA Department of Early Care and Learning invite you to "The Economic Impact of the Early Care and Education Industry in Georgia:  A Briefing and Public Policy Forum" Wednesday, October 14.  

The next exhibits at the Middle Georgia Art Association will be on display beginning Friday, October 16.

St. Peter Claver Catholic School is seeking teams and sponsors for their 15th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, Tuesday, October 20th.

Fort Valley State University will be holding their 11th Annual Grantsmanship Institute Training Conference, Thursday, October 22. 

The Central Georgia Heart Walk will take place Saturday, October 24.

Healy Point Country Club is hosting a charity golf tournament on October 27.  The event is open to the public, and they are seeking to fill teams.  

Middle Georgia Art Association is having a Day of the Dead celebration and Off the Wall Auction, Saturday, October 31.

The Ocmulgee National Monument is hosting Bark in the Park, Saturday, November 7.

Make-End, Central Georgia's inaugural maker festival, is looking for Makers and Ambassadors to participate and volunteer at the event taking place November 14th-15th.

The Cherry Blossom Festival recently won three awards at the International Festivcal & 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!

NewTown Macon announces next Tour of Progress.  

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.

The GA Partnership for Excellence in Education and the GA Department of Early Care and Learning invite you to "The Economic Impact of the Early Care and Education Industry in Georgia:  A Briefing and Public Policy Forum" Wednesday, October 14.  

Maconites named Volunteers of the Year.  

Brickyard Golf Club is currently accepting applications for their Pathway Membership Program.

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.
Chamber Members: To be featured on this site, email Shannon at spiland@maconchamber.com

Paid Advertisement