The Union Recorder

Homepage

January 24, 2014

Chamber's annual meeting focuses on positives

MILLEDGEVILLE —

The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the year that was and highlighted the body of work to come during its annual membership meeting Thursday. 

Outgoing board chair Terry Kennedy outlined a few of the Chamber's key accomplishments over the past 18 months. The list includes marketing and branding enhancements, website and communication upgrades, a stronger social media presence and a successful Eggs & Issues series. 

Kennedy said the Chamber's role in the community is more vital now than ever. 

“It really is an exciting year for the Chamber,” she said. “We have to pool our time and resources … raise our collective voices in support of the business community.”

Kennedy's remarks echoed a central theme at the breakfast; the role of the Chamber is changing, constantly developing with new responsibilities. 

“We are in changing times,” said the Rev. David Luke, Chamber board chair-elect. 

Speaking on the ongoing discussions on government unification and also to broader issues, Luke alluded to the Chamber's role and responsibility to the community at-large and to its business constituency.

“We may not agree on every point but I'm hoping that at the end of the day we can say we did what was best for Milledgeville.”

Luke said the organization and its members, along with other local leaders and elected officials, must keep in mind that the decisions of the present-day have a long-term and lasting impact. 

The Chamber's mission is unique in that it extends to nearly every sector of the community, noted Kennedy. 

Said Chamber CEO April Bragg: “I believe we are at a unique position to have a greater impact on our community in the coming year.”

The morning also included special recognition of outgoing members of the Chamber board of directors and outgoing Chamber Ambassadors. Incoming board chair, Dr. Dale Young, also highlighted Chamber objectives for 2014. The ambitious list includes efforts to continue strengthening partnerships with the local development authority, implementing a new member investment model, solidifying new Chamber revenue streams and forming new community partnerships. 

Text Only
Local News
IMG_5384.JPG

A two-day job fair for the new YDC unit drew hundreds to the national guard armory this week.

Features
SRC 5.jpg

The Teen Club, as part of the Twin Lakes Library System's Summer Reading Club, and Reference Supervisor Dabney Kinser do candy science experiments to finish up the science themed reading club experience.

Business
07-25 Chatter.JPG

Chatter Boutique owner Amber Patitucci shows off a new shipment of jewelry. The former educator turned businesswoman is celebrating one year of business. To commemorate the event, the store is featuring a birthday bash sale with items at half price.

Local Sports
Editorials
Columns
Letters
Local Weather Radar
Poll
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza