Community News

July 13, 2015

Athens Workforce Housing Study

Recently the Athens Clarke County Department of Housing and Community Development initiated a housing study to analyze our housing market as it relates to housing preferences for current and future job holders and job seekers. The study will identify deficiencies within our housing inventory and develop strategies for addressing those deficiencies. The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce has been a part of the panel that discussed important areas of concern for the survey. A good response from the business community is critical in developing a strategy that help those in the job market find housing as well as to be...

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July 7, 2015

Chamber 2.0: New Face, Same Name

From the heart of our historic city to the outskirts of our neighboring communities, I welcome you to the new and improved Athens Area Chamber of Commerce website. Due to the technologically advanced breeze that now sweeps our streets, we believed it was time for a website that paired well with our ever-evolving community. The website is sure to offer many benefits to our members that I believe can strengthen our business relations. The Chamber’s Purpose One of the functions of a Chamber of Commerce is to promote interest in local business. We serve as the liaison between the local/state/national...

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July 1, 2015

LEAD Athens Class of 2016 Kicks Off

The 2015-2016 LEAD Athens session is about to begin, starting with a retreat July 17-19 in the North Georgia Mountains slimming tablets that work. With 30 members in this year’s class, LEAD Athens, hosted by the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and founded in 1982, is designed to develop effective leaders committed to building a vibrant community. Teambuilding, problem solving and decision-making are part of the program, which also covers a range of community-based curricula, including economic development, health and human services, education and local and state government. This year’s retreat will take members to the mountains for a weekend...

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