Committee News

December 16, 2015

Help Make Room for Reading in our Community

The Family Literacy Partnership of Athens (FLiP) invites everyone to a fun, innovative event to learn about the many things happening in our community to promote literacy and Make Room for Reading. We are holding a silent auction of 10 book shelves painted by local artists – they would make terrific gifts for any book-lover in your life. Please stop by for light refreshments, to check out beautifully decked out book cases, and to chat with our partners. Make Room for Reading will be held Wednesday, December 16th from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Taylor-Grady House, 634 Prince Avenue....

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December 10, 2015

The Salvation Army Auxiliary Needs Your Help

Holiday season is once again here. We all have so much to be thankful for, but there are always those in our community who aren’t as lucky as the rest of us. The Salvation Army Auxiliary needs your help this holiday season with organizing and preparing gift bags for children and families in our community. Volunteers are needed to work in shifts of 1-2 hours, or more if you can donate more time, at our Toy Warehouse located in the Georgia Square Mall. This year the Toy Warehouse is located in the old Piccadilly Restaurant space. Volunteer hours are from...

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November 23, 2015

Free Parking on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Athens-Clarke County, ADDA, and DAPS are very pleased to announce free parking at the Washington Street and College Avenue decks on Black Friday (November 27th) and Small Business Saturday (November 28th) my sources. In addition to the decks there will...
November 16, 2015

Books for Keeps!

Books for Keeps is a local Athens initiative aimed at donating books to children and low-income families in grades Pre-K through 12. For 11 months of the year, BFK collects, inspects, sorts and boxes books, only to give them all away in May. Books for Keeps’ primary goal is to end the “summer slide,” the learning loss suffered by many children when they are away from school. Many low-income families are disproportionately affected by this loss, often due to a simple lack of books.   Last week, Books for Keeps founder Melaney Smith was named one of 10 Women of...

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November 11, 2015

Kevin Price Construction Announces New Office Facility

Kevin Price Construction announces the construction of it’s new office facility to be located in the Parkway Technology Park on Daniels Bridge Rd. in Athens. The building will be an 18,000 sf. two-story building with KPC taking the top floor. The first floor will be leased tenant space with variable sizes available. “When we located our company to the Athens area 5 years ago, we looked at several sites and considered numerous options, stated Kevin Price, President.” The Parkway Technology Park suited our needs for a convenient location to major transportation corridors while providing a proven class “A” office space...

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November 10, 2015

2015 O.W.L. Awards

Behind every successful company, there are employees that create the backbone of that company’s success. To thank these employees for all that they do, the Athens Tech Foundation will be presenting their 2nd Outstanding Workforce Leadership Award on November 19, 2015. In order to learn more about the O.W.L. Awards as well as take advantage of your chance to recognize your employees, contact the Athens Tech Foundation at Foundation@nullathenstech.edu or call 706.425.3046.

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October 14, 2015

New Course: Make Better Business Decisions with BB&T

On November 5th, 2015, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a half-day learning opportunity. Cash Reigns Supreme: Tracking the Financial Results of Your Business is being sponsored by BB&T and will teach small business owners the importance of financial statements and how they can be utilized to make better business decision. Richard E. Carswell, the BB&T Market President for Athens-Clarke County, believes the course will be as beneficial for both startups as it will be for seasoned businesses. The course will cover questions including: How to plan growth; How to manage growth; How to finance growth; How...

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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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July 16, 2015

Member Spotlight: Ted Thompson, Kona Ice Athens

Ted Thompson, Kona Ice Athens Q. When and where was your business found? A. We franchised Kona Ice in Athens in 2014. Q. Why did you start your business? A. My wife and I started the business in hopes of fulfilling a longtime desire to own our own business and to be able to give back to the community we work in. Q. Why did you choose to locate your commerce in Athens, Georgia?  A. We felt Athens was a good location to start the type of business we are in, considering its’ young population and the University of Georgia....

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