Featured Members

March 23, 2016

Member News: March 23rd

This week, some of our chamber members have not only made an impression on our local community, but they have also made an impression outside of it as well. Taqueria del Sol’s “Memphis Taco” is a candidate for an Atlanta Eats competition, “Elite Eats”. The Georgia United Credit Union has raised an astonishing amount of canned food that will be donated to nine counties in Georgia. UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs receives a high national ranking and lastly, Athens on Ice makes a record-breaking donation to local nonprofit organizations. Taqueria del Sol’s “Memphis Taco” Competes in Atlanta Eats...

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November 5, 2015

Featured Member: Dickey’s Barbecue Athens

Business Name Alicia Purdy, Dickey’s Barbecue Athens When and where was your business founded? Dickey’s Barbecue Pit was founded in 1941 with the first location opening in Dallas, TX. Why did you start your business (background information, initial objectives)? I always wanted to own my own restaurant so I jumped on the opportunity as soon as it presented itself.  The timing was good for me so I bought this one. Why did you choose to locate your business in Athens, Georgia? Why did you become a member of the Athens Chamber? I brought an already existing restaurant into Athens because...

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October 7, 2015

Featured Member: Andree’s Essential Soaps Inc.

Name Andree Terry, Andree’s Essential Soaps, Inc   What inspired you to start your business in Athens? The demand from hospitals, doctors and the public for the product.   What made you decide to become a Chamber member? I wanted to support the Athens business community.   What have you learned from your fellow Chamber members? I learned that the members all work hard and have many of the same struggles.   How has being a chamber member helped you reach your business goals? The chamber has provided me with contacts, networking opportunities, publicity, and classes for improvement.   What...

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September 25, 2015

Featured Member: Walden Merger & Acquisition Services

Name Alexander Sams, Walden Merger & Acquisition Services   What inspired you to start your business in Athens? Athens is my native hometown. The people and businesses often need “big city” services like Walden offers, but with a local connection. Plus, Athens is where I want to live and work, so why not serve here?   What made you decide to become a Chamber member? I’ve been watching the Chamber over the years, and I’ve seen that the leadership has an understanding of the community it serves. Businesses are people weight loss tablets that work fast. People need people. Our...

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September 23, 2015

Featured Member: Georgia Square Collision

Name Brad Tucker, Georgia Square Collision What inspired you to start your business in Athens? Southern towns with universities provide a unique blend of hospitality, culture, climate and opportunity. My family has lived in Athens for the last 15 years, and when the possibility of owning the collision center presented itself, I jumped at the chance. What made you decide to become a Chamber member? Georgia Square Collision is a Chamber member for several reasons. We believe in active participation in the business community and feel that the Chamber is the best option for being involved with businesses in a...

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