Upcoming Events
State of the Community Luncheon
Thursday, February 4
11:30 AM Registration
12:00 PM Program & Luncheon
Macon Centreplex
Ballroom A, B & C

200 Coliseum Drive

Ribbon Cutting
Monday, February 8, 1:00 PM
Edible Arrangements
6255 Zebulon Road

Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, February 9, 11:30 AM
Vascular & Interventional
Radiology Associates

215 Sheraton Boulevard, Suite 2

Business After Hours
& Meet Leadership Macon Class of 2016
Thursday, February 18
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Luce Heart Institute, Navicent Health
756 First Street

A Taste of Macon-Bibb
Tuesday, February 23
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Buses will leave Macon at 3:00!
The Georgia Freight Depot
Atlanta, Georgia
News
Yulista Aviation to Locate a Facility at Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

The January edition of The Chamber Insider can be read here.

Macon Economic Development Commission named one of the top 4 Economic Development Agencies in Georgia by Southern Business & Development.  

Click here to see photos from the 155th Annual Meeting.

The December edition of The Chamber Insider can be viewed here.  

Award Winners Announced at 155th Annual Meeting

November's edition of The Chamber Insider can be read here.  

Check out our new Shop Local video supporting Small Business Saturday, November 28!

The October edition of The Chamber Insider can be seen here.  

Macon Economic Development Commission wins Excellence in Economic Development Award.

2015 Golf Classic team photos can be seen here.  

The Boeing Company to create up to 200 jobs in Macon-Bibb County.  

Catch up on everything we have going on with the September issue of The Chamber Insider.  

New tax credits benefit businesses who educate workers. . . 
 

Pat Topping Awarded Recertification in Economic Development Designation.

The August edition of The Chamber Insider can be read here.  

Macon Chamber Launches "Macon Now 3.0" Campaign to support the continued success in Economic Development with Mr. Virgil Adams as campaign chair.......

First Quality Packaging Solutions, LLC announces Macon as the location for its flagship manufacturing facility investing more than $68 million dollars and creating 115 new jobs.  

Senator John F. Kennedy has been recognized by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce as one of the 2015 Legislators of the Year. 

Changes Announced for Chamber Board of Directors . . . 


Click here to see photos from the 2015 Georgia Legislative Review with Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.  

The Macon Economic Development Commission releases new Scorecard-10 Years, 10,000 Jobs.  

Greater Macon Chamber awarded prestigious "Georgia Certified Chamber" accreditation.  - December 1, 2014

2014 Business & Industry Award Winners Announced 
Congratulations to all of the winners who were presented with their awards at the Annual Awards Luncheon on November 13th.

Macon Economic Development Commission Wins International Award
During the 2014 International Economic Development Council (IEDC)’s annual conference in Ft. Worth, Texas, the Macon Economic Development Commission (MEDC) was recognized with a GOLD award in the New Media category for its social media campaign, #MadeInMacon

Kumho Tire set to start construction of its manufacturing plant in Macon in August

Kumho Tire will start construction of its long-awaited manufacturing plant in Macon in August, economic development officials and Kumho representatives announced Tuesday. The plant, to be built on 150 acres in Sofkee Industrial Park, is expected to bring 450 jobs and start tire production in January 2016. “Today is a great day for our company, and we are very pleased to announce this,” said Harry Choi, Kumho Tire North America president. The project, first announced in January 2008, was delayed by the subsequent global financial crisis, but the company remained committed to Macon, he said, thanking local officials for their patience and commitment. “We are proud to call Macon a Kumho hometown,” Choi said. This will be the Korean-based company’s first U.S. plant. Initially, construction was pushed back to late 2009 or early 2010, but in fall 2009 it was delayed until the fourth quarter of 2013.In September 2013, Choi said production wasn’t expected to start until 2016, so Tuesday’s announcement moves the schedule up by a year. Choi said last year that production could start at 3 million tires per year, with the potential for 10 million. The original announcement called for a $225 million factory, but on Tuesday officials said Kumho will invest up to $413 million in the project.  -   July 1, 2014
Highlights
Welcome New Chamber Members!

January
Alfa Insurance-Zack Williams/Tyler Faulkner
Baggarly Brothers
Benchmark
The Brick
Central Georgia Radiation Oncology
ComSouth Telecommunications
Edible Arrangements
Family Advancement Ministries
Grants Tire & Auto
Hot Shot Specials, LLC
Persons Banking Company
Radiology Associates of Macon, PC
Vascular & Interventional Radiology Associates
Williams and Associates Insurance Group

December
Cricket Wireless
Dale Carnegie of Middle & Coastal GA
Emagine It Group, LLC
The Gasket Guy
Larger Than Life Chiropractic
Spoonie's Dog Treats
Stafford Builders and Consultants, Inc.
Wagner Service Solutions

November
A & D Environmental Services
AppleCare
Central Georgia Health Network

Thank you for your support of the Chamber of Commerce!

Member News
The Mentors Project of Bibb County is looking for businesses interested in providing job shadowing experiences for High School students February 16 or 18.  Contact June O'Neal at 478-765-8624 for more information.

The 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival is now accepting applications for Sanctioned Events.

Parrish Construction Group, Inc. has announced that Rodney Smith has been promoted to President.

Former State Bank Executives join James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP.

The Rock 'n Soul Solid Gold Sock Hop, benefiting the Macon Cemetery Preservation Corporation and the Sgt. Rodney M. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund, will be Friday, February 5 at the Tubman Museum.

Bibb County School District Pre-K Registration will be open from February 1-14.

River Edge Behavioral Health Center is hosting an ACE approved Mental Health First Aid Training Seminar, Wednesday, February 17.

The next Macon Pops concert, "Songs of the Soul" will be Friday, February 19.  

Central Georgia Autism, LTD., and Wesley Glen Ministries present "Our Journey, Our World Autism Conference" Saturday, February 20.

Healy Point Country Club invites all Macon-Bibb and Jones County First Responders to participate in a complimentary golf tournament, Saturday, February 20.  They will also be hosting an Open House that afternoon and are offering first responders a complimentary one-month membership during the month of February.  

Komen Central Georgia will be hosting the Swing for the Cure Golf Classic, Friday, March 11.

Scottish Rite will be hosting the 1st Annual Middle Georgia Wine Festival, Saturday, April 30.  Proceeds benefit RiteCare Childhood Language Programs

Alexander II Magnet School designated as highest performing reward school by GaDOE

Bibb High Schools see strong gains in Graduation Rates!

Congratulations to Morgan Jarvis!  The Howard High School teacher has been named the 2016 Bibb County Teacher of the Year. 

Congratulations to the NewTown Macon Partners in Progress Award Winners!

M&R Marketing Group wins IFEA Silver Award for "Best Ad Series" for their International Cherry Blossom Festival advertising campaign.

Helms College has named Kevin M.R. Mayne as their new Senior Vice President.  

The Cherry Blossom Festival recently won three awards at the International Festival & Events Association/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition.  

Bibb County School District honored at State Capitol for Farm to School Achievements.  

First Presbyterian Day School's Elementary School and Alexander II Magnet School have both been named National Blue Ribbon Schools!

M&R Marketing Group wins Silver Circle Award in the Printed Publications category from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association for the Macon-Bibb Forward Together Strategic Plan.

Maconites named Volunteers of the Year.  


ESG Operations, Inc. ranks among ENR's Top 200 Environmental Firms in the nation.

Andrea Griner has been named as the new VP of Economic Development at CGTC.

Long-time CGTC Vice President Becky Lee announces retirement.

Wesley Glen Minsitries welcomes new President and CEO, Kathy McCollum.  

Cherry Blossom Festival announces Fall Events . . . 

M&R Marketing group designs Strategic Booklet for Middle GA State University.

Ron Shipman named Vice President of Georgia Power's Central Region

GEICO is hiring!  Local employer seeks to fill 200 positions . . . 

Macon Arts Alliance joins arts organizations from across U.S. to share ideas & develop toolkits aimed at helping communities replicate proven programs that address local challenges.

Spivey, Pope Green & Greer, LLC announce newest attorney of counsel, Dean C. Copelan . . .

Wesley Glen Ministries announces the retirement of President and CEO Dr. William W. Oliver . . . 

Birch reports record second quarter sales results . . . 

M&R Marketing Group announces newest team members . . . 

The J Whitney Bunting College of Business at Georgia College offers valuable tools to business owners.  

Spivey, Pope, Green & Greer Announces Newest Associate, Robert E. Cabe III.  

State Bank Names Bruce Leicht Market President in Bibb County,

Walthall Oil Company wins ExxonMobil's Gold Circle of Excellence. 

Infinity Network Solutions is offering their FREE 2015 Business Roadmap Lunch & Learn Series!

GEICO names Don Robinson Regional VP of Midwest Operations . . . 

Stewart Vernon with ASP Francising Inc helps other entrepreneurs become business owners . . . 

Macon Occupational Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of their new Medical Director, Dr. Cathy Harper-Hogan.  

Robins Air Force Base has named Col. Jeffrey King as the new Installation Commander.  

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. named as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute . . .

Career Women's Network of Macon Announces 2015 Women of Achievement Honorees.

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