FREE Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings and Business After Hours Events!Are you celebrating the opening of a new business or the expansion/relocation of an existing business in Walker County or the surrounding area? Maybe youíve been in business for years and would like to reintroduce your organization to the community? Chamber Members are encouraged to celebrate these great milestones with ribbon cuttings, ground breakings or business after hours events. What are these events? They are ceremonial events of new, expanding, newly-renovated or relocated businesses. They can launch a businessís first day of business or can take place after the businessesí opening. Because these events mark a very important moment in the businessesí history, it is also a great photo opportunity. One that is later shared by the Chamber with local media, members and is also shared on the Chamberís website for all to see! Why hold one of these events? They are great to begin or increase your customer base, they familiarize the public with your physical location and your products/services, help to generate possible sales from attendees and more. What does your organization need to do to prepare for an event? Download a copy of the event form from the Chamberís website and pick your date and time, choose who will speak, decide on other event details to enhance your event, invite your customers, friends and family, and then host a successful event. Who attends ribbon cuttings? The Chamber will automatically invite the Chamberís membership, media and elected officials by sending them a notice two weeks before the event and a reminder one week before. The event will be listed on the Chamberís website calendar and will announce at Chamber functions leading up to the event. Those hosting events should also consider inviting business partners, financers, contractors, employees, customers, friends, and family to be with them as they celebrate this momentous occasion in your businessís history. What have other businesses done to make their events unique? Many conduct separate PR campaigns to obtain media attention, provide door prizes, have samples of products available, invite corporate staff from out of town, as well as offer complimentary appetizers and beverages. We are excited for your businessís success and value the opportunity to help you mark important occasions! Members of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce are offered all of these exiting opportunities for FREE. For complete information on each of these offerings please visit http://www.walkercochamber.com/2013-chamber-ribbon-cutting.pdf Not a member of the Chamber and would like more information on the benefits of being a member? Please visit www.walkercochamber.com or call 706-375-7702. We look forward to hearing from you.
2014 Walker County Citizen of the Year Nomination FormThe Walker County Citizen of the Year Award was created to heighten public awareness and appreciation of the many people who work, often behind the scenes, to better the communityís quality of life. While these people are not fueled by a desire for civic recognition, their efforts, whether aimed at protecting our environment, beautifying neighborhoods, increasing local opportunities for youth or raising money for various worthy projects, all demonstrate an exceptional level of citizenship. Any citizen in Walker County is eligible for nomination, with the exception of the members of the selection committee, along with the current chair of the Chamber. The individual does not have to be a member of the Chamber or the business community.
MAXIMUM MARKETING IS NOW FORMING IN WALKER COUNTYMaximum Marketing is an interactive course designed to familiarize participants with the basics of marketing, including target market selection, distribution, promotion, advertising, and sales. Topics include: Pass or Fail? Marketing for Success - Fish Where the Fish Are - Big Marketing for Small Budgets - Polish Your Plan - The Grand Finale - Find more information at maximumseries.com
LaFayette Middle School New FFA Chapters Grand Opening & RIbbon CuttingThe Walker County Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for LaFayette Middle School's new Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapters on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5pm. The event will include refreshments and tours of LaFayette Middle School.