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Chamber Supports Launch of Bibb County School District CTAE Career Guide

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…

Greater Together: A Message of Unity

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…

Financial Panel Town Hall

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A letter from the CEO

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…

Town Hall Forum with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

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Thoughtful Thursday with Pastor Paul Little

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Good Morning Macon – Mayoral Forum

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Thoughtful Thursday with Erin Hawkins

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Town Hall with Congressman Sanford Bishop

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…

Covid-19 Update from our Healthcare Panel

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Covid-19 Angel Flight with Edward Lowe #FollowTheLeader

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Georgians First Commission Update with Scott Hilton

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…

Thoughtful Thursday with Charise Stephens #FollowTheLeader

 

How to Build a Safe Teleworking Environment with Rob Betzel

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Covid-19 Update from Congressman Doug Collins

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…

Covid-19 Response & Recovery Fund Breakdown #FollowTheLeader

Kathryn Dennis with The Community Foundation of Central Georgia and George McCanless with The United Way of Central Georgia talk about the Covid-19 Response & Recovery Fund available for small business owners. Kathryn Dennis is also a graduate of the Leadership Macon Program. #FollowTheLeader  

Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones on how the school system is responding to Covid-19

Friday Town Hall Forum Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones opens up about how the Macon-Bibb school system is responding to Covid-19, why e-learning ended early, and what the next academic year will look like. Questions from Chamber members, community leaders, and the people of Macon where…

Fighting Hunger During Covid-19 with Jeff Batcher #FollowTheLeader

Thoughtful Thursday: Each Thursday the Chamber follows a Leadership Macon Alum into their wolrd to find out how they have continued to support and inspire the Macon-Bibb community since graduating from the LM program. #FollowTheLeader #LeadershipMacon40th Jeff Batcher, Chairman of the Board of the Middlle…

The Web Club, Winding Down and Women in Business with Susannah Maddux

Workshop Wednesday: Every Wednesday the Chamber shares tips and tricks for how to navigate your best #WFH (work from home) experience, including virtual meeting do’s and dont’s, techniques to stay focused on work and webinars with local business leaders.   The Web Club, wine and Women…

Thoughtful Thursday Kick-Off with Jake Hall #FollowTheLeader

Thoughtful Thursday: Each Thursday the Chamber follows a Leadership Macon Alum into their world to find out how they have continued to support and inspire the Macon-Bibb community since graduating from the LM program. #FollowTheLeader #LeadershipMacon40th  Pastor Jake Hall kicks off our Thoughtful Thursday series….

Spectacular Ambassador 2020

The Chamber Ambassadors are a select group of business leaders, local employers or employees, and other Macon-Bibb volunteers who want to get more involved with the Chamber and the community. They are a unique asset helping us with member engagement and retention throughout the year….

Macon Magazine Releases 2019 GMC Annual Report

GMC 2019-20 Annual Report PDF Find the 2019-20 Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce Annual Report in the April/may issue of Macon Magazine.  Read it here.

F.A.Q. from New York Times on $72 trillion economic stimulus Senate Package

F.A.Q. from New York Times on $72 trillion economic stimulus package and coronavirus bill https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-stimulus-package-questions-answers.html?0p19G=0038

Lynn Farmer named Career Women’s Network 2020 Women of Achievement

The Chamber’s very own Lynn Farmer was named Career Women’s Network 2020 Women of Achievement. She is most deserving of this title and we are so proud of her!!!! Did you know Mayor Robert Reichert declared this National Lynn Farmer Day? WOOHOO! Check out her…

Hard at Work in 2020

With diligence and enthusiasm, your volunteer Chamber leaders are hard at work in 2020 to support our capable and dedicated staff as they identify new ways to make Macon-Bibb the best place to do business. As my predecessor Jim Manley has shared, our strategic planning…

Yvonne Williams on Why You Should Consider Being a Chamber Member

Yvonne Williams listed as most notable Chamber CEO in recent Georgia Trend magazine

Published in Georgia Trend magazine on Dec. 31, 2019 https://www.georgiatrend.com/2019/12/31/2020-notable-georgians/ Macon, GA – Yvonne Williams along with Chairman’s Club member Bill Underwood and Ninfa Saunders were recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as some of the most notable Georgia Trend features. The magazine published its list…

2019 Chamber Goals & Progress Report

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce challenges you to do the math. 159 years. 1,000 members. 50,000 employees. One unified vision. It all adds up. When community stakeholders collaborate, the sum is greater than the parts. Ultimately, we are Greater Together. The Greater Macon Chamber…

Pre-historic American Indian hunting site in Macon becomes national park

By Melanie Lasoff Levs  – Associate Editor, Atlanta Business ChronicleDec 13, 2019, 3:33pm EST https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/13/pre-historic-american-indian-hunting-site-in-macon.html A prehistoric American Indian hunting site in Macon, long a source of pride for the city, has become a national park, now a source of pride for the country – and a new…

Workforce development crucial in Macon

By Randy Southerland  – Contributing Writer, Atlanta Business Chronicle Dec 15, 2019, 6:00am EST https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/15/workforce-development-crucial-in-macon.html Developing a high-tech workforce geared to the demands of local industry is a community effort in Macon-Bibb County. Increasingly the local school system and technical college are working with companies and local leaders…

Health care companies expand in Macon’s market

By Fran M. Putney  – Contributing Writer Dec 15, 2019, 9:00am ESThttps://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/15/health-care-companies-expand-in-macon-market.html Significant investments by the two primary health care providers in the Macon area have not only resulted in major improvements in health care access and delivery to area residents, but have also become a catalyst for…

The music is back in downtown Macon

By Randy Southerland  – Contributing Writer, Atlanta Business ChronicleDec 13, 2019, 11:41am ESThttps://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/13/the-music-is-back-in-downtown-macon.html  Macon’s downtown has undergone a revitalization that few would have thought possible just a decade ago. “There have been a lot of partnerships over a long period of time that have gotten us to…

Macon Bibb County Industrial Sector Soars

Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle By Doug DeLoach  – Contributing Writer Dec 13, 2019, 9:21am EST Updated Dec 18, 2019, 9:39am EST https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/13/macon-bibb-county-industrial-sector-soars.html The MBCIA works with local partners such as the Macon Water Authority, Macon-Bibb County Economic and Community Development, Macon-Bibb County Boards of Commissioners, Bibb County Board…

Robert Dickey named 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Published by Sharon Dowdy for CAES News 03/19/19 https://www.caes.uga.edu/news-events/news/story.html?storyid=7904&story=Top-Farmer Crawford County peach farmer Robert Dickey has been named the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year. A fourth-generation farmer, Dickey manages approximately 1,000 acres of peaches and 3,000 acres of timberland with the help of his 90-year-old father,…

Viewpoint: Macon Chamber at forefront of new initiatives

Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Dec 14, 2019, 10:00 am EST.https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/12/14/macon-chamber-at-forefront-of-new-initiatives.html     On March 21, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce joined U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop in celebrating the new Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. The Macon Chamber played a…

2019 Annual Meeting: Greater Than Ever

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce hosted their 159th Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 5th at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. With this year’s theme being “Greater Than Ever”, attendees were presented a recap of the successes of the Chamber and the Macon Economic…

Shop Local in Macon This Holiday Season

Small Business Saturday is a holiday that encourages shoppers to support small brick and mortar businesses. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday enables shoppers to make a big impact in their…

Leadership Macon Celebrates 2019 Class Graduation

  Leadership Macon provides training and community orientation to individuals seeking to become more involved in the growth and development of Macon-Bibb County. The year-long program introduces a class of upcoming influencers to the strengths and challenges in Macon-Bibb County. The 2019 Class recently graduated…

Yvonne Willliams Receives GACCE 25-Year Service Award

DATE:  November 14, 2019 GACCE Announces 2019 Executive Service Awards The Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) recognized its 2019 Service Awards at the GACCE Volunteer Leader Conference held today in LaGrange, GA. The Service Awards recognize those chamber executives in Georgia who…

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