Upcoming Events
Ribbon Cutting
Jersey Mike's Subs

Monday, March 9 - 10:00 AM
5005 Riverside Drive, Suite D

Ribbon Cutting
Ruby Ribbon

Monday, March 9 - 3:00 PM
5854 Columbus Road

Ribbon Cutting
Macon Color Wheel

Friday, March 13 - 4:00 PM
3780 Northside Drive

Connecting Over Coffee
Tuesday, March 17
8:15 - 9:30 AM
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce

Ribbon Cutting
Kudzu Seafood Company

Friday, March 20 - 10:30 AM
470 Third Street

Ribbon Cutting
Jason P. Cannon, CPA, LLC

Friday, March 20 - 3:00 PM
3312 Northside Dr., Bldg. A195

Business After Hours
Sponsored by The Crazy Bull

Wednesday, March 25
5:30 - 7:00 PM
473 Second Street

Ribbon Cutting
Marco's Pizza

Friday, March 27 - 4:30 PM
6394 Zebulon Road
News
Miss the February edition of The Chamber Insider newsletter?  Read it now by clicking here

The Macon Economic Development Commission (MEDC) announced they will host "Economic Developer Days" in Macon on Thursday, January 29 and Friday January 30.

Read the January edition of The Chamber Insider newsletter by clicking here.

Award Winners Announced at 154th Annual Meeting - December 4, 2014

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

December edition of The Chamber Insider newsletter can be found here.

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


Birch Communications, Inc., a leading communications provider with roots in Macon, announced that it will acquire Cbeyond


Birch Communications, Inc., a leading provider of business focused communications, cloud and managed services based in Atlanta and Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses also based in Atlanta, jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Birch will acquire Cbeyond in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $323 million.  -   April 21, 2014

GEICO’s Macon Office Looking to Add 500 New Employees

GEICO has put up a big “Help Wanted” sign at its Macon, Ga., office in order to hire new associates to keep up with the company’s strong policyholder growth. The Macon office, which already employs more than 5,400 associates, has identified more than 500 new positions that it would like to add this year.

“Opportunities abound at GEICO,” said Rhett Rayburn, Macon Southeast regional vice president. “Last year close to one-fourth of GEICO associates throughout the country received at least one promotion, so in addition to keeping up with growth we also need to bring on new associates to step into those roles.”   -   April 1, 2014
Highlights
Welcome New Chamber Members!

February
The Back Burner Restaurant
Discovery Litigation Services
Fits U Business
Genghis Grill
Jason P. Cannon CPA, LLC.
Kudzu Seafood Company
Macon Color Wheel
Marco's Pizza - Zebulon
Mid-South Contracting & Insulation
Prodigy Entertainment & Music, Inc.
Re's Victorious Ones, Inc.
Ruby Ribbon
Shred Monster, LLC
Ups-a-Daisy, LLC


January
A.D.A Supplies, Inc.
Armory Ballroom
The Brokery
Catered Events
One South Bank
ProConstruction of GA, LLC
Smart Energy Solutions
Trace Staffing Solutions

December
DePoe Eye Center
Floor & Decor
H & H Restaurant
Manda Patel Agency
Mia's Health Food Store
Prestige Properties
Signal 88 Security
Thornton's Tree Service

Thank you for your support of the Chamber of Commerce!

Member News
Georgia Chamber's Key Business Legislation Update

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

Coliseum Health System has announced Heart Healthy Events for the month of February. 

Bibb County Board of Education announces finalist for Superintendent of Schools . . .

Navicent Health invites you to join them for Heart Fest with a variety of events happening throughout the month of February. 

The Annual Tunes and Balloons event has been moved to September ...

The theme for the 2015 International Cherry Blossom Parade has been announced ...

During 2014, Spivey, Pope, Green & Greer, LLC facilitated the acquisition, purchase, closing, and construction of $136 million of investment into affordable and low income communities which benefits very needy populations of residents in the state of Georgia.

The Telegraph has announced that Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President & CEO of Navicent Health has been named their "Person of the Year".  


The Cherry Blossom Festival has announced that the 2015 Cherry Blossom Pin and Discount Card Duo are now available at various retail locations as well as the Cherry Blossom Festival Gift Shop

Infinity Network Solutions has announced the acquisition of CompuNet...

Coliseum Health System has announced the addition of Lance Jones, PT, MHA, FACHE as Chief Executive Officer for Coliseum Medical Center.


Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP, announced that two partners, W. Melvin Haas II and Jeffery Thompson, have been named to the 2015 edition of BEST LAWYERS in America publication...




 
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