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Georgia Lawmakers Return to Atlanta for 2021 Legislative Session

January 12, 2021

Atlanta Business Chronicle Report by Grace Donnelly The COVID-19 pandemic and election reform will be top of mind for members of the Georgia General Assembly as their session begins Jan. 11. Since the Nov. 3 presidential election, baseless claims about rampant voter fraud in the...

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Mayor Miller issues Executive Order to address the spread of COVID-19

January 12, 2021

On Friday, January 8, 2021, Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester M. Miller signed an Executive Order to enact immediate actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. “We are seeing an increasing number of cases of COVID-19 every day, and I am very...

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U.S. Chamber Presents 2021 State of American Business

January 12, 2021

Our country has been challenged in ways few could have planned for—or even imagined. From our public health, to our economy, to our politics, the road to recovery starts with healing a divided America. Join us as we rally our nation around a series of...

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Maconites on the 2021 100 Most Influential Georgians and Notable Georgians Lists

January 7, 2021

Published: December 31, 2020 in Georgia Trend Magazine Written by: Karen Kirkpatrick, Betty Darby, Mary Ann DeMuth, Mary Anne Dunkin, Brian Lee, Michele Cohen Marill, Rebecca McCarthy, Patty Rasmussen, Randy Southerland For this, the 23rd annual listing of the 100 Most Influential Georgians, Georgia Trend has assembled a group of remarkable people, many of...

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Macon-Bibb’s New Mayor Lester Miller

January 7, 2021

Author: Andrew Plaskowsky, 13WMAZ Published: 10:56 AM EST December 30, 2020 Updated: 12:48 PM EST December 30, 2020 https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/mayor-elect-lester-miller-commissioners-sworn-into-office/93-02828fad-0401-47f1-8d12-8a187c47259f MACON, Ga. — New Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller was officially sworn into office just after noon Wednesday, and his inauguration speech promised change. SPACE For Miller, a Macon-native...

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Chamber Holiday Newsletter: December 21st

December 22, 2020

Holiday Message from the CEO space As 2020 comes to an end, we look back on a year like no other. Despite all the challenges, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce is still serving it’s members with the same passion and determination as ever. Our...

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Mayoral Transition Team Report 2020

December 21, 2020

Friday morning, December 18, Mayor-elect Lester Miller and the Macon-Bibb Forward Mayoral Transition Team presented their report, A Blueprint for a Renewed Macon-Bibb County. The Blueprint focuses on five key areas: Education and Workforce Development, Economic Development, Public Safety, Tourism and Recreation, and Equity, Diversity and...

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Chamber Newsletter: December 8th

December 8, 2020

Message from the CEO: Macon-Bibb’s Economic Outlook for 2021 Each year, the University of Georgia compiles research and data to create an economic forecast for the year ahead. In this forecast, there is an overview for Georgia as a whole and an overview specific to...

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2020 Chamber Awards

November 19, 2020

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce Presents Virtual 2020 Chamber Award Winners The Greater Macon Chamber presented a free virtual celebration honoring the community leaders and heroes who have triumphed over adversity in this challenging year. Members and citizens joined the event from living rooms and...

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President/CEO Yvonne Williams Holds Position on Mayor-Elect Lester Miller’s Transition Team

September 10, 2020

Take mayor-elect Lester Miller’s public opinion survey: https://maconbibbforward.com/

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2020 Congressional Luncheon

August 18, 2020

 Part 1 of the 2020 Congressional Luncheon Part 2 of the 2020 Congressional Luncheon

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Macon-Bibb Mayoral Runoff Debate

August 4, 2020

Macon-Bibb Mayoral candidates Lester Miller and Cliffard Whitby participated in a debate on WGXA on Monday, August 3rd, touching on issues ranging including public safety, taxes, blight, and more.

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Empowering A Healthy Georgia: Executive Order from Gov. Brian Kemp

July 27, 2020

Update by Georgia Chamber of Commerce On July 15, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp issued executive order 07.15.20.01 addressing Georgia’s ongoing public health emergency and furthering the Governor’s initiative on “Reviving a Healthy Georgia”. In a previous Order, EO 06.29.20.01, the Governor extended the public health...

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Community & Education Partners Meeting

July 10, 2020

The Chamber hosted the Bibb County School District & Community Partners for a discussion on how the community can support students, teachers, and parents as schools prepare to start back in the fall. Please use the link below if you/your business wants to join the...

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Mayor issues Executive Order regarding measures to slow the spread of COVID-19

July 10, 2020

by Rachel Gambill | Jul 9, 2020 On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert issued an Executive Order urging and pleading with people and businesses to take all preventative measures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to slow the spread of...

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What You Can Do As COVID-19 Continues

July 9, 2020

What You Can Do As COVID-19 Continues Written By: Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber President & CEO Political pundits and healthcare researchers can argue second wave or simply a continuation of the original COVID-19 pandemic. However, the fact remains that the virus which hit us so...

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An Update from U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler

July 9, 2020

Hello: I wanted to share the updates below that may be helpful to Georgia businesses: The Department of Treasury announced that the Main Street Lending Program is now fully operational and ready to purchase qualifying loans. The Main Street Lending Program will provide bridge financing...

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Chamber Supports Launch of Bibb County School District CTAE Career Guide

June 22, 2020

Building a Future-Ready Workforce Pipeline for Macon-Bibb Introducing Bibb County Schools’ New Career Guide The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Power have partnered with Bibb County CTAE to sponsor a Career Guide for Freshmen Seminar. Freshmen Seminar is a transition course for ninth graders...

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Greater Together: A Message of Unity

June 17, 2020

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce proudly stands with the Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages in advocating for economic equity, quality jobs, and free enterprise. The Greater Macon Chamber is dedicated to advancing the economic growth and development of the Greater Macon Region. We encourage the...

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A letter from the CEO

June 4, 2020

At the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, we are laying the groundwork with a growing number of community partners committed to strengthening the equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem of Macon-Bibb. It is this form of connected, community collaboration that is going to be critical to responding quickly...

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Good Morning Macon – Mayoral Forum

June 4, 2020

Get to know the Candidates: https://conta.cc/36fGV4G

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Town Hall with Congressman Sanford Bishop

June 1, 2020

Friday Town Hall Forums were designed to be a platform where we connect local, state and federal leaders with our community members. With the future of big events and handshakes still uncertain, our usual events where elected officials would be present are on hold. We...

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Georgians First Commission Update with Scott Hilton

May 12, 2020

Friday Town Hall Forums were designed to be a platform where we connect local, state and federal leaders with our community members. With the future of big events and handshakes still uncertain, our usual events where elected officials would be present are on hold. We...

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