This week, some of our chamber members have not only made an impression on our local community, but they have also made an impression outside of it as well. Taqueria del Sol’s “Memphis Taco” is a candidate for an Atlanta Eats competition, “Elite Eats”. The Georgia United Credit Union has raised an astonishing amount of canned food that will be donated to nine counties in Georgia. UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs receives a high national ranking and lastly, Athens on Ice makes a record-breaking donation to local nonprofit organizations.

Taqueria del Sol’s “Memphis Taco” Competes in Atlanta Eats Competition

Each year, Atlanta Eats (a weekly 30-minute TV program that brings awareness to local food and restaurants) hosts its “Elite Eats” competition in bracket-form where 64 of the most mouth-watering dishes in Georgia go head-to-head in hopes of winning the title of “Chompion”. Each dish is divided into one of the four divisions: Slam Dunk Sandwiches, 3 Point Pastas, Sweet Sixteen (desserts) and Globe Trotters (international). In Round One, Taqueria del Sol is in the running with its delicious Memphis Taco filled with chopped smoked pork, a spicy jalapeño coleslaw and tequila BBQ sauce. Be sure to vote for one of our local favorites!

Georgia United Credit Union Helps Local Families with Food Drive Donations

From February 1st through February 29th, Georgia United Credit Union held its fifth annual Can Hunger food drive to help feed local families in need and to aid charitable organizations throughout the state. This year, their efforts collected a total of 51,286 cans that will be distributed to local food pantries in Clarke, DeKalb, Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Henry, Laurens, Rockdale and Whitfield counties. We want to thank the Georgia United Credit Union’s members and employees for their generosity and for making such a positive impact in our communities.

UGA’s SPIA Ranks High in U.S. News and World Reports

According to the most recent U.S. News and World Reports rankings, The University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs ranks fourth among graduate schools of public affairs. SPIA’s Master of Public Administration degree program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and was recognized by both the House and Senate floors of the Georgia General Assembly for 50 years of positive impact from local to global.

The Classic Center’s “Athens on Ice” Donates to Local Nonprofits

This past winter, Athens on Ice at the Classic Center had a record-breaking number of attendees raising 291,000 dollars at the Akins Arena and Foundry Pavilion. In response to its success, the facility wanted to give back to the volunteers and nonprofit organizations that helped make it happen. From November to February, The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, with the help of 26 organizations, raised $48,000 of which $24,000 was donated to the nonprofit volunteer groups.