2015 Walker County GalaThe 33rd annual Walker County Gala is a black-tie event at which dinner, dancing and networking go hand-in-hand. The highlight of the evening comes when one deserving resident is honored with the Walker County Citizen of the Year award. This yearís event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Fairyland Club on Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
Applications Now Being Accepted for 2015-2016 Adult Leadership Walker CountyThe Walker County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Adult Leadership Walker County Class. This program is a collaborative effort between Chamber Staff, Community Leaders and Chamber Members. It provides participants the opportunity to both learn and develop the skills necessary to be a leader in the community. Participants are given an overview of city and county operations, allowed to tour local tourist attractions and businesses, and they are equipped with vital information about government, education, social services and economic development. The program takes place from September 2015 until May 2016; beginning with an exciting bonding retreat and ending with a graduation celebration. Most of the sessions will take place the second Tuesday of each month from 8:30am until 5pm; however a few of the meetings will be on different days. Members are required to attend ALL functions associated with the program and must receive approval from their companyís CEO before an application will be considered. Tuition for the program is $350 for Chamber Members and $400 for non-Chamber Members. All fees must be paid in full before beginning of the program. For complete information on the program and to register please visit www.walkercochamber.com or call 706-375-7702. Contact: Glenda Jones, Director of Programs and Events firstname.lastname@example.org, (706) 375-7702
New Membership Benefit - Register Today!Succeeding in business is about making smart decisions. That's why the Chamber has partnered with COS Business Products & Interiors to create the BrilliantBuys Program. This program will provide all Chamber members with an exclusive menu of products, process and services to fit any size business.
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.