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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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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November 3, 2015

November Chamber Events

The cobwebs are being brushed off the old sweatshirts and winter coats as November is back once again. Don’t let the cold weather keep you indoors! Here at the Chamber, we have a variety of exciting events planned all month long. Visit our event calendar to see everything that’s going on in Athens during November. November 3: Women in Business Epting Events, 11:30 a.m. This month’s Women in Business group will be held at Epting Events: 1430 North Chase Street The cost to attend is $25.00, and space is limited to just 25 people. Epting Events will prepare delicious holiday...

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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 7, 2015

Learning Opportunity: Xero 101

Next week, Chamber member HW Creative Marketing, is co-hosting a learning opportunity for Xero cloud accounting software users in the Athens area.   The four-hour class will be held from 9am – 1pm at the Chamber Building at 245 W. Hancock Ave. and is open to the public. Registration is $49 per person and includes breakfast.   Xero is as known for its simple, easy-to-use interface as it is for its powerful integration capabilities, so it’s no wonder small businesses are curious about moving their finances to the cloud.   Hands-On Training   Xero 101 covers the basics of tracking...

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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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October 5, 2015

Another Successful Mid-Year Event

Thanks to the enthusiasm of our members, the generosity of our sponsors and the support of the business community at large, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Mid-Year 2015 was even more successful than we’d expected. We were thrilled to welcome hundreds of guests to support the Chamber and reconnect with fellow members as the summer season came to a close. As one of the Chamber’s two largest fundraisers each year, this event was a great way to give back to the Chamber while having a great time. Overall, the event was a huge success. We had more sponsors than...

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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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