Community News

March 3, 2016

Girl Scouts of Historic GA Present: Operation Cookies from Home

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia are promoting their initiative to support troops overseas by sending them cookies! Your purchase of one box ($4) or one case ($48) of Girl Scout cookies will put a smile on the face of a soldier and on the face of a girl who might otherwise not be able to attend summer camp (or other fun Girl Scout Programs)! We hope you’ll consider supporting this worthy cause and send a little taste of home to someone who’s far away. Orders must be submitted by March 6, 2016! You can order at gshg.org or using...

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March 3, 2016

25 Chamber Members Recognized as “Athens Favorites” by Flagpole

We’d like to congratulate the 25 Athens Chamber Members who made the annual 2016 Athens Favorites Contest List! Each year, Flagpole Magazine hosts a vigorous contest that keeps Athens businesses on their toes as they compete for a spot on the “Athens Favorite’s Contest” list. The contest is divided into seven sections: “Restaurants”, “Bars”, “Retail”, “Music”, “Pets and Kids”, “Services”, and “Stuff Around Town”. Within each section, there are even more in-depth categories that contain an individual winner and runner-up that fit into that classification. Flagpole’s readers are responsible for voting and selecting the businesses who are rewarded and recognized...

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March 3, 2016

Member News: March 1

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...

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February 25, 2016

Community News: End of February

As February comes to an end, Athens has some exciting changes coming up in the future! Last week, a new bill was introduced aiming to help aid the music industry in Georgia through tax credits. Although rent rates have been continually rising, Athens rent is projected to remain below the average rent rates in Georgia and the United States. And in the next few weeks, two new burger restaurants will be opening its doors to the Athens community! Georgia Music Industry Bill Over the past few years, Georgia’s entertainment industry has grown into a huge source of revenue for the...

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February 24, 2016

What’s Happening in Athens this March

During the month of March, Athens is packed with a variety of fun-filled activities that are appealing to people of all ages: a wide selection of UGA athletic events, a handful of family-friendly theatre performances, a dinosaur exhibit, and the 9th Annual Athens Jewish Film Festival!   Rose of Athens Theatre Presents Alice in Wonderland Rose of Athens Theatre celebrates it’s tenth anniversary season with the stage version of Alice in Wonderland based on Lewis Carroll’s famous novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. During the performance the audience will get to witness an alluring set filled with...

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February 9, 2016

Community News: January Roundup

Athens has big news for the first week of February. This week, UGA employees were appointed as Clarke County’s Mentors of the Year, thirteen local businesses made the 2016 Bulldog 100 List, and Clarke County current, school superintendent announces his acceptance as Fulton County’s future, school superintendent. Four UGA Employees Recognized as Mentors of the Year To mark its 25th anniversary, the Clarke County Mentor Program awarded Four UGA employees as Mentors of the Year. On January 20th, Grace Thornton in the College of Education, Aimee Martin at the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership, and Jeremy Daniel and Susan McCullough in the Facilities...

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January 6, 2016

UGA SBDC Presents StartSMART for Entrepreneurs

The UGA Small Business Development Center in Athens is hosting its Signature Series for new entrepreneurs called StartSMART beginning January 29, 2016. ·  Do you have a great idea for a business, but need help to get it going? ·  Do you already have a business and want to launch a new location or venture? ·  Have you recently started your business and realized there are a few business fundamentals that you need to work on? ·  Do you need to develop a solid business plan so that you can get funding for your business? If you answered YES to any of the questions,...

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January 5, 2016

Athens Clarke County Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is seeking applicants for the 35th session of the Department’s Citizen Police Academy. The Academy will begin Thursday, February 11, and will end on April 28. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. at the East Precinct, 3035 Lexington Road. This is a 12-week course with classes held one night a week for three hours. Instruction includes career development and training, patrol functions, criminal investigation, communications and 911, crime prevention, SRT, and many other functions of the police department. Applicants must live or work in Athens-Clarke County, be at least 18 years of age, and pass a...

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January 1, 2016

Election of New officers at Southern Mutual Insurance Company

ATHENS, GEORGIA (December 22, 2015) – Dan DeLamater was elected President of Southern Mutual Insurance Company effective January 1, 2016 at the company’s recent Board of Directors meeting. The Board of Directors also elected Kim McClain as Vice President and Secretary, Mitch Parham as Assistant Vice President, and Mike Sorrells as Treasurer. Mr. DeLamater becomes the 10th President of the 168 year old insurance company which is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. Mr. DeLamater joined the company in 2000 and was promoted to Vice President in 2002. He holds a Risk Management and Insurance Degree from Georgia State University. He has...

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