Thanks to the enthusiasm of our members, the generosity of our sponsors and the support of the business community at large, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Mid-Year 2015 was even more successful than we’d expected.

We were thrilled to welcome hundreds of guests to support the Chamber and reconnect with fellow members as the summer season came to a close. As one of the Chamber’s two largest fundraisers each year, this event was a great way to give back to the Chamber while having a great time.

Overall, the event was a huge success. We had more sponsors than we’ve ever had for a Mid-Year, and a higher concentration of new members than we’ve ever had at a major fundraiser. And to top it all off, our Ambassadors put together an incredible raffle that got everyone’s attention and made five lucky guests really happy.

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The event was held at the newly renovated University 16 Cinemas. The management and staff went above and beyond to help the Chamber organize a successful event. For many of our guests, it was their first visit to the newly upgraded cinemas, and they were able to experience the new lounge, state of the art screens and comfortable leather seating in a unique way. At one point, the theater and lounge were filled to capacity with attendees, and the event spilled into the lobby.

Scot Morrissey, who serves on the Chamber board of directors, told us he had never been to such a great networking event. He gave out numerous business cards and came home with a pocket full of new contacts.

The Chamber hosts several events each month for our members and the business community at large. Be sure to check out the Chamber calendar to find out about our great networking events.