There are some interesting things going on with our chamber members this first week of March. Creature Comforts is changing its hours of operation and introducing its newest beer, Emergence. Barberitos has decided to deliver three times a week from its downtown location. UGA has named a new dean for the School of Social Work and the YMCA is offering a fun-filled day camp during the week of Spring Break to children in the area.


Creature Comforts Lengthens Tours and Introduces New Beer

Due to a lack of space and time, Creature Comforts Brewing Company has decided to lengthen its tour hours starting March 4th. The locally-started business situated on Hancock Avenue will be open from 5 – 10pm on Fridays and from 1 – 6pm on Saturdays.

Along with changing the tour hours, Creature Comforts has installed brand new brewing tanks, hired new employees, and is preparing to introduce its newest beer, Emergence, which has been in the making since the brewery opened. Emergence will be launched during tour hours on March 5th.


UGA Names a New Dean for the School of Social Work

Replacing Maurice Daniels who has held the position since 2005, Anna Scheyett is named the new dean for the School of Social Work at The University of Georgia and will begin her role July 1st.

Anna Scheyett has a long history in social work where she served as the dean of The University of South Carolina College of Social Work since 2011 and received two awards from the school during that time: the Notable Woman Leadership Award and the Ambassador of Service Award. In 2007, she was named Social Worker of the Year from the North Carolina Chapter of the National Associations of Social Workers.

Scheyett has big goals for the School of Social Work hoping to increase mentoring, skill building and diversity within the program.


Downtown Barberitos will Soon Deliver to Your Door

Starting March 3rd, Barberitos downtown will begin to offer delivery services three days a week. The business is in the process of hiring its own drivers to take food to local residences within the boundaries of Alps Road and Hawthorne Avenue (although its services are truly aiming for customers in homes directly outside of downtown). For an additional two-dollar delivery fee, Barberitos’ drivers will transport food from 11am until 3am Thursdays through Saturdays.


Only a few spots left in Athens YMCA’s “Spring Break Camp”

Throughout Spring Break and the Winter Holidays, YMCA offers day camps known as “Dynamic Days”  for children from 8am to 6pm. For just twenty-five dollars a day (per child), kids are taken on field trips, play games, swim, and participate in special activities at the Y. This Spring Break Session will take place during Clarke County’s official Spring Break dates from March 7th through March 11th. There are only a few spots left, so be sure to sign up your kid(s) if this is something they would be interested in.


Newest Chamber Member: America’s Home Place

Let’s welcome our newest chamber member, America’s Home Place! America’s Home Place builds custom homes for people interested in having a personalized nest. They provide their services in the following counties: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Gwinnett, Hancock, Hart, Henry, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Pickens, Putnam, Rockdale, Taliaferro, Walton and Wilkes Counties.