Athens Chamber

August 8, 2016

How to Build a Personal Brand

Join Johnny McCutcheon & Richie Knight on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at this month’s Small Business Breakfast as they outline a plan for creating a vision for your future and implementing that vision can lead to: A better job Better contacts and clients for your company Industry recognition And much more! If you’re looking for a better job, you want your potential boss at your ideal company to associate your personal brand with something that she needs on her team. If you’re looking to grow the sales for a company, you want potential clients to associate your personal brand with...

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July 25, 2016

Join the United Way for Their 2016 Kick Off

On August 4, 2016 join the United Way at 440 Foundry Pavilion at The Classic Center from 5:00pm – 8:00pm as they kick off their annual campaign with a bang! They’re hosting the ultimate family friendly fun night. What better way to welcome everyone back-to-school within the Athens area. The United Way hopes you will join them in their mission to motivate and mobilize resources to meet the highest priority of needs of the people living in Northeast Georgia. Entry to the event is free and tickets for the low country boil are $12 for adults and $7 for kids....

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July 11, 2016

How to Give a Powerful Presentation

How to Give a Powerful Presentation Plan ahead This has probably been drilled into your head too many times to count, but it really does make all the difference. Take any presentation anxieties out of the equation by planning ahead as much as possible. Get there early to prepare your technological components, scope out what space you have to work with, and even the audience you’ll be presenting to. Don’t drown your audience with too much information No matter what topic you’re covering, you probably won’t be able to cover everything in the time your presentation allows. If you try to...

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June 24, 2016

Insider’s Guide to AthFest 2016

Insider’s Guide to AthFest: Don’t Miss a Beat 2016 celebrates the 20th Annual AthFest Arts and Music Festival! This year’s festival features Family and Friends, Kishi Bashi, and Arrested Development as the headlining bands with plenty of other activities to enjoy too.   Where to eat Looking to avoid the crowds and get some classic Athens meals in? Catch brunch a block away from downtown at The Grit. The doors open at 10am on Saturdays, so it’s easy to beat the crowd and get a phenomenal breakfast in before the crowd hits. For lunch, stop by The Last Resort for...

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June 17, 2016

Community News: June 13th-17th

Check out some of this week’s hottest events around Athens! Creature Comforts Donates Thousands to Local Charities After launching their “Get Comfortable” campaign, Creature Comforts was able to fundraise over $65,000 for local nonprofits by asking for donations and giving profits from their tours. They donate to Athens based causes such as Action Ministries, Sparrow’s Nest Mission, Athens Community Council on Aging, Athens Area Homeless Shelter, and Athens Land Trust. Creature Comforts also announced the relaunch of their popular “Automatic” Pale Ale. The celebration for this Normaltown themed can included a Launch Party featuring special pizza, burgers, and dance parties...

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June 15, 2016

Why Storytelling Is Important to Business

PR and marketing, two essential components of business, are rooted in storytelling. As businesses become more and more focused on the customer, the importance of telling a brand story increases. Nike, a leader in athletic wear, tells a story of overcoming adversity with dedication and strength, Apple, the tech industry leader, tells a story of individuality through innovation and simple design. It’s no coincidence that industry’s leading brands know how to tell a great story. So why did stories become so important? Firstly, the nature of business is changing. No longer are we a society that values one way communication...

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June 8, 2016

Athens-Clarke County Seeking Citizens for Five Policy-Making Boards by June 17

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government posted news today that they are seeking qualified candidates to fill eleven terms on five important policy-making boards. From the report: “Two positions on the Athens Downtown Development Authority for a term of two years. One position must be a downtown business owner* and one must be a downtown property owner. Two positions on the Division of Family and Children Services Board. One position is for a term of five years* and one position is for a partial term expiring on June 30, 2019. One position on the Historic Preservation Commission for a term of three...

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June 7, 2016

Activities to Elevate Motivation Among Colleagues

Clean the Office Space We’ve all heard Einstein’s old adage that “a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind.” Encourage everyone to clear their minds by emptying their junk drawer. Clean out the office refrigerator and do something with those boxes that have been sitting around since you began renting the office space. It’s incredible the effects an organized space can have on your levels of motivation whilst working. Build a Relaxing Atmosphere Work is stressful enough without a stressful environment coming into play. Allow your employees to listen to music at their desk, take a coloring break (no, coloring...

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June 3, 2016

Community News: May 27th-June 3rd

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