Adult Leadership WC Alumni Dinner Featuring Keynote Speaker Mark Butler, GA Commissioner of LaborThe Adult Leadership Walker County Task Force cordially invites you to attend the 2014 Adult Leadership Walker County Alumni Dinner featuring Keynote Speaker Mark Butler, Georgia Commissioner of Labor, at the Walker County Civic Center on Thursday, August 21. Since becoming Georgiaís ninth Commissioner of Labor on January 10, 2011 Butler has been committed to reshaping the way the state views the operations of a labor department and its relationship to economic development and the private sector. During his presentation he will provide updates and introduce new and exciting initiatives concerning the Departmentís work with education, business, and more. The event is open to everyone; however, graduates and task force members are encouraged to attend sharing memories and networking with classmates and attendees.
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.
Adult Leadership Walker County 2014-2015 - Register today!Have you ever wanted to learn more about Walker County? Who are the leaders behind the scenes? How are important decisions made and who makes those decisions? What about economic structure? How are funds for education and county projects raised and allocated? As a professional, are you looking for an opportunity to network while learning valuable leadership skills? Here?s your chance? apply to be a member of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce Adult Leadership Walker County class of 2014-2015! The Walker County Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Adult Leadership Walker County, a collaborative effort between Chamber Staff, Community Leaders and Chamber Members. The program provides participants the opportunity to both learn and develop the skills necessary to be a leader in the community. Participants are given and 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 industry.
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.