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Happy New Year!
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Dear Chamber members, Sharon Mason

Happy New Year! This year brings many exciting opportunities and changes to our Chamber. As we ring in the New Year, I am honored to serve as your new President & CEO. I look forward to working together to advance a vibrant economy. We will build upon the strong success of your chamber by growing our relationships throughout the county and state and delivering five-star programs to keep our business community engaged and thriving.

With the start of the New Year, our team has organized events that you just can't miss. Join us for our January First Monday Breakfast on January 8 to hear Chairman Mike Boyce deliver the State of the County address. Looking forward, we have many exciting upcoming events you don't want to miss, such as our Cobb Young Professionals Kick-Off Social, Cobb Executive Women's Luncheon and both of our Cobb Connections gatherings. Interested to learn more? Start registering for events at cobbchamber.org/events.

The start of a new year brings positive momentum, goals and blank slates. I look forward to our future and all that we will achieve together for our great community!

Sincerely,

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Sharon Mason
President & CEO

 

 

Young Professionals Networking

Join Cobb Young Professionals on January 11 at the Georgian Club as we kick-off the New Year at the January Kick-Off Social. Complete with hor d'oeuvres, drinks and networking, this event is the perfect opportunity to see what Cobb Young Professionals is all about.

Lunch & Learn

Join Cobb Executive Women on January 12 at the first luncheon of the year, featuring HollyTuchman, CEO & Executive Director at liveSAFE Resources. The luncheon will take place at the Georgian Club and is a great networking opportunity. Get early bird pricing by registering now.

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Cobb Connections

Join us on January 8 and 22 for our two Cobb Connections events. This event is a great way to build relationships and grow business-to-business and business-to-consumer connections. Registration for this event is required, so reserve your spot today.

 
 

Be a Teacher for a Day

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 program of Teacher for a Day, presented by Northside Hospital. The Cobb Chamber invites you, the week of February 5-9, to experience a uniue, firsthand account of the challenges and strengths that local educators face on a daily basis.

As a Teacher for a Day, Cobb County business leaders are given the opportunity to work side-by-side a Teacher of the Year at a post-secondary, Cobb County or Marietta City school for a day. The teacher and participant will connect at the beginning of the week and select the date that would be best for them. This program requires the commitment of a half workday.

All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, January 17. For more information, contact Katie Guice at 770-859-2334 or kguice@cobbchamber.org.

Congratulations to our 2017 Citizens of the Year

As we ring in 2018, we congratulate and celebrate our 2017 Citizens of the Year and the impact they had on our community!

Citizen of the Year Awards are given to honor those whose impact throughout the year will be recognized and regarded with pride throughout the area as a role model. These outstanding citizens are chosen for their definable, exceptional deeds, with which they have made their community a better place to live. Awards are given to deserving individuals based on local area nominations.

Thank You to our 2018 Annual Dinner Sponsors

Annual Dinner, presented by WellStar Health System, is almost here!!

This black-tie gala celebrates the many accomplishments of 2017 and sets the stage for a successful 2018 and would not be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors. Attended by 1,000 business executives, community leaders and elected officials, Annual Dinner honors those who have made significant contributions to enhance our quality of life and make Cobb a better place to live.

We thank each of our sponsors for their investment in not only this event, but in the future of Cobb and its community. We thank our Presenting Sponsor, WellStar Health System; Diamond Sponsors, The Bottoms Group, Brasfield & Gorrie and Lockheed Martin; Reception Sponsor, BB&T; Wine Sponsor, LGE Community Credit Union; Entertainment Sponsor, Delta Community Credit Union; Coffee & Dessert Sponsor, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Ruby Sponsors, Arylessence, Cobb EMC and Kennesaw State University; Emerald Sponsors, Atkins, Atlanta Braves, Atlantic Capital, DeNyse Companies, Deloitte, First Landmark Bank, Mauldin & Jenkins, S.A. Oil Company, Inc., Smith & Howard, Synovous, UCB, Inc. and WellsFargo.

For more information about Annual Dinner, please contact Mary Beth Hellmann at 770-859-2359 or mhellmann@cobbchamber.org.

 
 

The Start of the 2018 Legislative Session

Monday, January 8 marks the beginning of the 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

The State Capitol building will once again be buzzing with energy. The first day of session also shares the spotlight with the National Championship Game. With as many Bulldogs as there are “under the dome” it is very possible we can expect a short work day.

We anticipate the House and Senate leadership will do their best, as they have in recent years, to have a very no nonsense and relatively short legislative session. However, with the 2018 political season already upon us, there will no doubt be some dramatic and exciting moments as well. We wish the members of our Cobb Legislative Delegation well, including our newly elected members Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, Senator Jen Jordan and Representative Teri Anulewicz, going into their first legislative session.

The Cobb Chamber will be keenly focused on expected discussions surrounding transit funding and governance, coming from the work of the House Commission on Transit Governance and Funding. Our Chamber Board of Directors will approve the Chamber’s 2018 state legislative agenda on Monday, which was developed by the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, led by Chairman Mark Mathews. Once approved, the legislative agenda will be published on the Advocacy section of the Chamber’s webpage.

 
 

Invest in the Lives of the Next Generation at Future Fest 2018

Cobb Career, Technology and Agricultural Education (CTAE) is hosting the 2nd Annual Festival of Careers, Future Fest 2018 on Febuary 7.

This career expo is designed for students at Cobb and Marietta middle and high schools to explore careers that will be in high demand for skilled talent in the coming years. Employers from across the country are invited to create an interactive and engaging experience to allow students to gain a deeper understanding of what a career in a specific field might look like and to ask questions and develop a network among business leaders in the community.

If you are interested in showcasing your business at this event or sponsoring this event, please contact Angela Kovachi Sparks at angela.kovachi@cobbk12.org.

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Katherine Moore

Katherine Moore, an Atlanta resident, is an award winning artist whose style is realistic and reflects an interest in a variety of subjects. Composition, balance and color are the elements that influence her work. After working only in oils for several years, Moore was drawn to colored pencil painting due not only to the strength, depth and color of the pigment found in this medium, but also to the level of detail that it allows her to capture.

Moore has been juried into many regional, national and international shows. Most recently, she was accepted into the Colored Pencil Society of America's 2017 International Show in Washington D.C., where she received a prestigious award for Exceptional Merit. Other recent juried show acceptances include the 2017 Hilton Head National Exhibit; John's Creek 2016 and 2017 Summer Serendipity exhibits; 2016 and 2017 Southworks National Exhibits in Watkinsville, Georgia; 2016 Marietta/Cobb Museum of Metro Montage XVI National Show as well as many Atlanta Artists Center exhibits.

In addition, Moore is a Merit Member of the Atlanta Artisits Center, where she serves on the Board of Directors as First Vice President. She also maintains membership in the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Dunwoody Fine Arts and the Atlanta Fine Arts League.

 

 
 

Ribbon Cuttings

Cobb is an ever-growing area with new businesses opening constantly. The Chamber coordinates ribbon cutting ceremonies to celebrate grand openings and re-openings.

Member Advantage Programs

Check out the link below to find an expansive list of money saving opportunities for your business. From office supplies to drug awareness programs, you can always find a way to save money with the Chamber.
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Member to Member Savings

Chamber members are now able to offer and find special deals to and from their fellow members through our coupons page. Take advantage of these exclusive member deals today.

 
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