Upcoming Events
Good Morning Macon
Speaker: Comm. Russell McMurry
GA Dept. of Transportation

Tuesday, April 14
8:00 - 9:30 AM
The Douglass Theatre
355 MLK, Jr. Blvd.

Small Business Seminar
New Ambush Election
Regulations Make it Much
Easier to Unionize Your Employees
Tuesday, April 21
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Chamber of Commerce

2015 Legislative Review with the 
Macon-Bibb Delegation
(A make-up session for ATOM)

Tuesday, April 21
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Middle Georgia State College

Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, April 22, 4:00 PM
Genghis Grill
5437 Bowman Rd #100

April Business After Hours
Sponsored by: Blair House
Join us for a Luau!
Thursday, April 23
5:30 - 7:00 PM
684 Arlington Place

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, April 24, 9:00 AM
Tags of Hope Thrift Shoppe
3342 Vineville Avenue

Manufacturers Appreciation Luncheon
Presented by Panaprint
Thursday, April 30
11:30 - Registration
12:00 - Lunch and Speaker
Methodist Children's Home
304 Pierce Avenue


Ribbon Cutting
Friday, May 15, 11:00 AM
Brookdale Macon
250 Water Tower Court
 
News
Catch up with the March edition of The Chamber Insider by clicking here.

Miss the February edition of The Chamber Insider newsletter?  Read it now 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.

Read the January edition of The Chamber Insider newsletter by clicking here.

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

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

December edition of The Chamber Insider newsletter can be found here.

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

Birch Communications, Inc., a leading communications provider with roots in Macon, announced that it will acquire Cbeyond


Birch Communications, Inc., a leading provider of business focused communications, cloud and managed services based in Atlanta and Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses also based in Atlanta, jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Birch will acquire Cbeyond in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $323 million.  -   April 21, 2014

GEICO’s Macon Office Looking to Add 500 New Employees

GEICO has put up a big “Help Wanted” sign at its Macon, Ga., office in order to hire new associates to keep up with the company’s strong policyholder growth. The Macon office, which already employs more than 5,400 associates, has identified more than 500 new positions that it would like to add this year.

“Opportunities abound at GEICO,” said Rhett Rayburn, Macon Southeast regional vice president. “Last year close to one-fourth of GEICO associates throughout the country received at least one promotion, so in addition to keeping up with growth we also need to bring on new associates to step into those roles.”   -   April 1, 2014
Highlights
Welcome New Chamber Members!

March
A & A Scottish Rite - Macon
Alzheimer's Association
Leadership Institute at
     Columbus State University
Parish on Cherry Street
Premier Restoration, Inc.
Riverside North DUI School, Inc.
Suttles Hardwood Floors
Turnerboone
Ultra Clean, Inc.

February
The Back Burner Restaurant
Discovery Litigation Services
Fits U Business Video
Genghis Grill
Jason P. Cannon CPA, LLC.
Kudzu Seafood Company
Macon Color Wheel
Marco's Pizza - Zebulon
Mid-South Contracting & Insulation
Prodigy Entertainment & Music, Inc.
Re's Victorious Ones, Inc.
Ruby Ribbon
Shred Monster, LLC
Southern Financial Consultants
     -Gary Ballard
Ups-a-Daisy, LLC

January
A.D.A Supplies, Inc.
Armory Ballroom
The Brokery
Catered Events
One South Bank
ProConstruction of GA, LLC
Smart Energy Solutions
Trace Staffing Solutions

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