June 1, 2016

June Athens Chamber Events

Be sure to visit our event calendar to see everything happening in Athens this March.   June 7th: Network Lunch Carrabba’s Italian Grill (Atlanta Hwy), 11:30 a.m. Special Presentation Topic: “What Happens After the Paychecks Stop?” Speaker – Denise Ricks For just fifteen dollars per person, our Network Lunch is hosted at Carrabbas on a monthly basis. Network with local entrepreneurs, business owners, and enjoy a hearty meal while you’re at it. June 14th: Women in Business Athens First Bank & Trust (Hancock Ave), 11:30 a.m. Special Presentation Topic: “What Happens After the Paychecks Stop?” Speaker – Denise Ricks Join us for one of the month’s most...

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June 1, 2016

6 Ways to Increase Workplace Productivity

Employee productivity is vital to good business. Everyone only has 24 hours in a day so it is essential that the time spent at work is maximized to its fullest productivity potential. Here are some tips to start immediately improving the productivity of your workplace: Thoroughly train employees Perhaps the most important contributor to productivity is ability. Employees need to be competent in their area to ensure that they are getting a lot of work done. The only way to ensure that your employees can effectively carry out the tasks you expect them to is to teach them exactly what they...

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May 25, 2016

Tips For Working Among Different Generations

A key factor in motivating employees of all different ages is to understand their generational cohorts. These cohorts are characterized by the simple demographic of age, but more specifically the psychographics that define their age group. The time period within which a person grew up is paramount to understanding what motivates and appeals to them. In this article, we will explore the different generations and their characteristics within the workplace. The Silent Generation The Silent Generation includes people born in the early 20th century through the early 1940s. This generation defines themselves by their experiences growing up and living during World...

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May 5, 2016

Caterpillar’s Athens Plant Wins State Manufacturer Award

The Athens Banner-Herald reported on Sunday that Caterpillar’s Athens plant has been named Georgia’s large manufacturer of the year! The award was announced by Governer Nathan Deal at the Governer Awards Luncheon on April 21st. From the ABH report: “’Caterpillar is honored to be recognized by Governor Deal of the great state of Georgia as large manufacturer of the year,’ said Todd Henry, head of operations at the Caterpillar facility in Athens. ‘From our first meeting with the state economic development team and subsequent meetings with leaders from Athens-Clarke County, Oconee County, Athens Technical College and Georgia Quick Start, we...

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April 27, 2016

3rd Annual SoundBoard Marketing Conference

SoundBoard Date is Announced! Perfect Pitch Concepts has announced the date of its 3rd Annual SoundBoard cross-functional marketing conference! On Thursday, May 5th, Soundboard will aid business and marketing professionals at every skill level to ameliorate they’re online marketing campaigns and boost their bottom line. The event will take place in the center of downtown Athens at the 105 year-old (but recently renovated) venue, Morton Theatre. It will be an all-day conference with events from 8am to 5pm.   What can you get out of SoundBoard? SoundBoard works with a cross-functional approach to modern, online marketing and focuses on the core...

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April 25, 2016

4 Vital Qualities Needed to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Are you considering launching a new idea or becoming your own boss? There isn’t a set “how-to” guide on starting your own successful business, but there are four key characteristics every aspiring entrepreneur needs in order to find prosperity.   1. Passion Any successful founder must be driven by passion lose weight tablets. If you have passion for your startup and are hardworking and dedicated to what you’re pursuing, you’ll be able to turn your idea into a reality. If you’re missing that eagerness or enthusiasm, then maybe you should consider if that path you’re heading down is truly right...

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April 25, 2016

UGA’s SMDC Hosting “Franchise Owners Tell All” Event

Are you tired of working for somebody else and ready to be your own boss? Are you longing for a career change? On Friday, April 29th , UGA’s Small Business Development Center is hosting a tell all “Franchise Ownership Summit/ Lunch and Learn Event” where a variety of different franchise owners will share their experiences and reveal their secrets that led to their success. For a ticket purchase of just twenty-nine dollars, lunch will be provided and you can get a glimpse of what it really takes to be a successful franchise owner, hear about some of the challenges and...

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April 19, 2016

Member News: April 19th

This week, a new Reddy Urgent Care office opened downtown, Georgia Power was recognized by the Small Electric Power Alliance, and UGA’s Terry College of Business launched its Terry Women’s Initiative. Reddy Urgent Care Office Opened Downtown On Thursday, April 14, Athens Mayor Nancy Denson directed the ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Athens to celebrate the opening of Reddy & Associates LLC’s newest urgent care office. Its new location is in the historic Charles Parrott building (this building is registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places) on Broad Street in downtown Athens.This new office, which is the only...

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April 13, 2016

April Athens Chamber Events

Be sure to visit our event calendar to see everything happening in Athens this March. April 1: Resource Hours Four Athens Building, 10:00 a.m. This event is the perfect opportunity to gain insight from industry experts. Whether you’re in law, marketing, finance, HR or a related field, at our Resources Hours, you can ask questions and get advice from industry leaders in a casual environment. <a href="https://www tablets for weight loss.athensga.com/events/network-lunch-2/” target=”_blank”>April 5: Network Lunch Carrabba’s Italian Grill (Atlanta Hwy), 11:30 a.m. Special Presentation Topic: “How to Sell Yourself” Speakers – Johnny McCuetchon and Josh Melton For just fifteen dollars per person, our Network Lunch...

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