Chamber Events

September 12, 2018

Local Chambers Partner to Host Candidate Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact:                 David Bradley Athens-Area Chamber of Commerce 706-549-6800 david.bradley@nullathensga.com   Courtney Bernardi Oconee County Chamber of Commerce 706-769-7947 cbernardi@nulloconeechamber.org   […]
February 3, 2016

February Athens Chamber Events

This month, there are three events designated to our Athens Chamber members including our Women in Business Luncheon, Small Business Breakfast Club and Experience Athens New Member Social! Women in Business Luncheon Join other female professionals at this month’s luncheon on February 9th at the Athens YMCA. For just $15, get active with the Y’s wellness director, Elyse Giles and RN, April Dorsett. Not only will you get a sneak peak of some of the fitness classes the YMCA has to offer, but you will also get the chance to discuss women’s heart health. This month’s luncheon topic is a Healthier You...

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October 5, 2015

Another Successful Mid-Year Event

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...

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October 1, 2015

Call for Nominations: 2016 ATHENA Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 ATHENA Award, presented annually to celebrate the accomplishments of female leaders in the Athens area. The ATHENA Award is presented annually to an individual who has been nominated for embodying the highest level of professional excellence in her business or profession, dedicating time and energy to better the quality of life for others in the community, and helping women reach their full potential. Last year’s ATHENA Award recipient was Andree Terry, owner of Andree’s Essential Soaps. Nominees will be recognized at the Athena Luncheon, hosted by the Women in Business Council on...

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September 8, 2015

Spend a night at the movies for the 2015 Mid-Year

Mid-Year is not only one of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce’s largest fundraisers, it might also be our favorite. Each September, hundreds of Chamber members, friends from the community and local elected officials gather at this business casual event to give back to the business community and have a great time. There are no awards or speeches, just a night of fun. This year’s event, on Sept. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m., the Chamber and presenting sponsor the Georgia Theatre Company will welcome more than 300 guests with a bit of cinematic flair. We’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at University...

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August 19, 2015

Guest Post: The 10 best productivity apps for your team

Athens Chamber member Richie Knight, a senior partner at HW Creative Marketing, spoke at this month’s Small Business Breakfast Club to share how his team uses cloud-based apps to power their business. Below, read some of Richie’s tips and flip through his presentation, in case you couldn’t attend the breakfast. Check the calendar to register for the September Small Business Breakfast Club, where another speaker will share some of their best tips for success. This post first appeared on the HW blog. As business owners, we wear a lot of hats. With poor organization, it’s only a matter of time...

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August 18, 2015

What is NetWORK Lunch?

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce hosts several events each month, but a favorite among members is our monthly NetWORK Lunch, held on the second Tuesday of each month. We meet at the restaurant of our choice at 11:30, order lunch and mingle while we get ready to hear about what local businesses are up to. Here are some answers to the questions we’re asked most often about NetWORK Lunch. Where is NetWORK Lunch? We’ll meet at Carrabba’s Italian Grill on Atlanta Highway for September and October NetWORK Lunches, and at the Graduate Athens in November, December and January. Check...

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August 7, 2015

Recap of July Small Business Breakfast

Accessing the CEO Brain: Brain Secrets of Time Management and Productivity In this Small Business Breakfast presentation, we shared some of the strategies high performers and CEOs use for being productive and getting the most important stuff done. We split up the talk to answer two separate questions: What’s the most important task for me to work on RIGHT NOW? How do I structure my day and my time to get the most done? Part 1: What’s the most important task for me to work on RIGHT NOW? Your Vision of Success Drives You and Gives You Clarity The most...

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August 6, 2015

Use These 6 Networking Tips at Your Next Event

At the Chamber of Commerce, we know a thing or two about networking. In fact, it’s one of our favorite ways to meet new people and reconnect with old acquaintances. But for a young professional or even the more introverted of us, the term “networking” can feel a bit weighty. We compiled a few of our best networking tips you should think about, whether you’re just starting to make business contacts or simply looking to polish your social skills. (Psst… When you finish reading, RSVP to our next Business After Hours to try out your new tricks.) Show Up Early...

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