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Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Cherokee County, Georgia
“Where Metro Meets the Mountains”
Chamber of Commerce
Volume 13
E-News
April/May 2013
Administrative Professionals
Appreciation Luncheon
Sponsored by:
Thursday, April 18th
Issue 2
OFFICERS
Chairman..................................................................................Randy Gravley
WLJA 101.1 FM/Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine
Chair-Elect...................................................................................... Lewis Cline
Bank of North Georgia
Vice-Chair
Community Relations..........................................................Jeff Rusbridge
Dyer & Rusbridge, P.C.
Vice-Chair
Economic & Small Business Dev...........................................Jason Nelms
Everlast Synthetic Products
Vice-Chair
Chamber Services................................................................ Rick Whiteside
Corblu Ecology Group, LLC
Past Chair................................................................................. Thomas Heard
Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Level
3605 Marietta Hwy., Canton
Cost:
$35 Members
$55 Non-members
Guest Speaker:
Trudy Cathy White
Chick-fil-A &
Lifeshape Foundation
Show appreciation to your support staff by treating
them to lunch with celebrity waiters, fabulous door
prizes, and a guest speaker. Contact [email protected]
or call 770-345-0400 to make reservations.
DIRECTORS
Kyle Bennett.................................Woodstock Office of Economic Dev.
Mandy Chapman....................................................Roytec Industries, Inc.
Dee Dee Doeckel............................ Chattahoochee Technical College
Rod Drake........................................................... Georgia Power Company
Susan Filiberto....................................................................MUST Ministries
Chuck Flagg.......................................................................... Cruise Holidays
Doug Foley................................................................... Center Cut Catering
Shelia Garrison...............................................................................Individual
Steve Garrison, Jr.......................................................Canton Tire & Wheel
Rick Ingram................................................Community & Southern Bank
Rick Kononen..................................................................................Individual
Joan McFather...................................................................Retired Educator
George Olney.................................................Kennesaw State University
Jamie H. Pritchett, CPA............................... North GA CPA Services, PC
Julianne Rivera.........................................................Keller Williams Realty
Jo Ellen Wilson........................................................... Reinhardt University
STAFF
Pamela W. Carnes, GCCE............................................. President & CEO
Vicky Tucker............................................ Vice-President of Operations
Kelly Berryhill................. Business & Consumer Services Specialist
Amy Blanton..................................Education & Workforce Specialist
Gini Mizelle...................................................................... Events Manager
Nichole Parks....................................................... Membership Manager
Paula Willliams........................................... Communications Manager
2013
BLASTT Workshops
Presented By
Cherokee Day
at the Capitol
Hiring & Employee Engagement
Tuesday, April 23rd
11:30 am-2:30 pm (Lunch is provided)
Concerned about your hiring effectiveness and employee engagement? Learn how to identify your
“best fit candidates”, communicate and motivate
your existing employees, and how to reduce turnover. Improve your hiring and employee engagement with this interactive workshop. “It’s all about
getting the right people in the right seats on the
bus” - Jim Collins.
Speaker:
Bob O’Hara, Employee Insights, LLC.
Cost:
$30; after April 18, $35
$55 for Future Members
Members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and
Governmental Affairs Council recently visited the
State Capitol providing appreciation items to all
State Representatives and Senators, along with the
Offices of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of
the House, etc. State Representative Mandi Ballinger took a moment to thank the Chamber volunteers for their encouragement of Georgia Legislators.
Contact Amy at 770-345-0400 or
[email protected] to register for a workshop.
New Member Coffee
Thursday, April 25th
9:00 am
Location:
Chamber Board Room
3605 Marietta Hwy, Canton
Series Sponsor:
All new members joining since January 28th are invited to attend.
RSVP by April 23rd to [email protected]
Chamber Executive Committee members Tom Heard,
Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority, Lewis
Cline, Bank of North Georgia, and Chairman Randy
Gravley, WLJA - 101.1 FM/Enjoy! Cherokee, present appreciation gifts to Audrey Lee, Senate Legislative Assistant, during their recent Cherokee Day at the
Capitol visit.
Picnic In The Park
A member appreciation event!
Sponsored by:
RIAC
Regional Issues Advisory Council
Regional Issues Awareness focuses on topics that
effect not only Cherokee County and its residents
but the region as well.
Wednesday, May 8th
11:00 am-1:00 pm
JJ Biello Park
7155 Main St., Woodstock
2013 Series Sponsor
No charge to attend.
Friday, May 17th
Come Join Us For
Fun, Food & Networking!
Register at www.CherokeeChamber.com or email
[email protected] by May 3rd.
CHAIRMAN’S COUNCIL
VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER
7:30-9:00 am
Location:
City of Woodstock-Magnolia Hall
108 Arnold Mill Rd, Bldg C, Woodstock
Program:
A Town Hall Meeting
Speakers:
Cherokee County Legislative Delegation
Program Sponsor:
Congratulations to Dana Callan, Bank of North Georgia (left) who was named by Chamber Chairman Randy Gravley, WLJA - 101.1 FM/Enjoy! Cherokee, as
the Chairman’s Council Volunteer of the Quarter during the March Good Morning Cherokee Breakfast.
A continental breakfast will be served. There is no
charge to attend. RSVP to [email protected]
com by May 15th.
January 29-March 21, 2013
Mountain Lakes Insurance
8744 Main Street, Suite 301, Woodstock
Insurance
The Wheeler House
510 Gilmer Ferry Rd, Ball Ground
Event & Wedding Venue
Cane Cutters Landscaping
3093 Damascus Rd, Jasper
Landscaping Services
Starbucks Coffee Company
2030 Cumming Hwy, Suite 100, Canton
Restaurant
Jump Kitchen & Sports Saloon
1085 Buckhead Crossing, Suite 140, Woodstock
Restaurant
Summit Financial Solutions
1816 Eagle Dr, Suite 100-A, Woodstock
Tax Preparation
January 29-March 21, 2013
Winchester Woodfire Grill
110 Mountain Vista Blvd, Canton
Restaurant
Car-Mart
7336 Highway 92, Woodstock
Automobile Dealership - Pre-Owned
Cherokee Soccer Association
157 Railroad St, Canton
Nonprofit Organization
Studio 5 Salon
200 North St, Canton
Hair Salon & Spa
Wiley Creek Duck Preserve
205 Sawyer Farm Rd, Waleska
Hunting Preserve
Envision Health Studio, LLC
101 Victoria North Ct, Woodstock
Health / Fitness
Congratulations to the following members who joined the Chamber from January 30-March 21, 2013. Please take the
time to welcome and patronize them.
Avonlea Towne Lake
1000 Avonlea Place
Woodstock, GA 30189-4886
770-591-1664
Apartments
Bug Busters USA
Clint Colley
P.O. Box 2129
Acworth, GA 30102-0003
770-517-0200
Pest Control
State Representative Michael Caldwell
3044 Lexington Ave
Woodstock, GA 30189-5251
678-523-8570
Individual
Chukkar Farm Polo Club & Event Facility
Jack Cashin
1140 Liberty Grove Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004-2455
770-664-1533
Event & Wedding Venue
CiCi’s Pizza Woodstock
Andrew Ross
12186 Hwy 92, Suite 110
Woodstock, GA 30188-5106
770-592-6885
Restaurant
Jerry Cox
111 Academy Street
Canton, GA 30114-3004
770-704-4287
Individual
Cupcakelicious, LLC
Lee Staten
8654 Main St
Woodstock, GA 30188-4937
678-287-2253
Restaurant - Bakery / Cafe
Dykstra & Kemp Agency
Chris Kemp
284 North Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30009-3625
770-442-9909
Insurance
Edward Jones - Mike Traub
Mike Traub, Financial Advisor
Woodstock, GA 30189
770-517-5422
Financial Advisor
Envision Health Studio, LLC
Laura Mikszan
101 Victoria North Ct
Woodstock, GA 30189-5439
770-926-4180
Health / Fitness
Event Wise Catering
Kim Russo
6687 Bells Ferry Rd
Woodstock, GA 30189-6261
678-386-9593
Catering Services & Restaurant
Jim Hubbard
2478 E Cherokee Dr
Woodstock, GA 30188-2035
770-345-9654
Individual - Retired
Impact Events of Atlanta
Steve Dodd
305 Quiet Hill Lane
Woodstock, GA 30189-5535
404-310-3959
Party / Event Planning
Kinetix Health Club
Estin Martin
110 Prominence Point Pkwy, Suite 114
Canton, GA 30114-9075
770-720-4320
Health / Fitness
Congratulations to the following members who joined the Chamber from January 30-March 21, 2013. Please take the
time to welcome and patronize them.
North Georgia Pregnancy Center
Pat Page
1549 E Church St
Jasper, GA 30143-1947
706-253-6303
Nonprofit Organization
The Limu Company
Rene Albors
7842 Highway 140
Woodstock, GA 30188-6579
407-949-8351
Nutritional Supplement
Oasis Consulting Services
Louis A. Dini, Jr.
224 Brown Industrial Pkwy, Suite 102
Canton, GA 30114-8065
678-739-2400
Engineering Services
The Painted Pig Tavern
Joe Guynup
190 E Main St
Canton, GA 30114-2707
678-880-1714
Restaurant - Bar
Peachtree College Planning
Danny Umali
3 Ravinia Dr, Suite 1830
Atlanta, GA 30346-2132
678-951-9314
Education
Amy Turcotte
240 Mountain Vista Blvd
Canton, GA 30115-1305
770-380-1432
Individual
Sebring Construction Co., Inc.
Patrick Queen
1195 Saint Lawrence Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30022-5473
770-527-4240
Commercial Interior Contractor
Studio 5 Salon
Jennifer Davo
200 North St
Canton, GA 30114-2783
770-345-5000
Hair Salon & Spa
Summit Financial Solutions
Joseph Parker
1816 Eagle Dr, Suite 100-A
Woodstock, GA 30189-8273
770-928-8100
Tax Preparation
Venue 92
Raymond Oliver
12015 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 30188-4499
770-330-2672
Event & Wedding Venue
WLM Contracting, Inc.
Wes Mitcham
3760 Sixes Rd, Suite 126-283
Canton, GA 30114-8192
678-880-7835
General Contractor
Woodmont Golf Club
Bob Fritzsche
3105 Gaddis Rd
Canton, GA 30115-6427
770-345-9260
Golf Club
Membership Renewals.....
January 30-March 22, 2013
member since
member since
A&E Conveyor Systems, Inc............................................................................. 4/12/1993
J. Wayne Lester, CPA.........................................................................................12/15/1988
ABS&S Group Auto Broker.............................................................................. 1/19/2012
Julie Little............................................................................................................1/26/2011
Acclaim Professional Services, Inc.................................................................... 2/29/2008
Robert F. Logan ..................................................................................................2/21/2002
America’s Home Place....................................................................................... 1/30/2012
Main Street Nail Studio.......................................................................................2/10/2009
AT&T Georgia................................................................................................... 3/22/1982
Marietta Marine...................................................................................................2/18/2010
Atkins Systems.................................................................................................. 4/14/1988
Medical Associates of N. GA...............................................................................3/12/1992
Atlanta Gas Light............................................................................................... 5/17/1970
Mike Westmoreland Contracting, Inc..................................................................2/13/2009
Atlanta Regional Commission........................................................................... 2/19/2004
MOJO Productions, Inc.........................................................................................3/3/2003
Atlantis Pools & Spas, LLC................................................................................. 2/1/2010
Morgan Stanley....................................................................................................2/12/2010
Audio Intersection.............................................................................................. 2/19/2010
Morgan’s Ace Hardware......................................................................................8/21/1979
BB&T................................................................................................................... 2/2/2005
National Financial Services Group......................................................................1/12/2011
Beacon Comprehensive Loss Recovery, LLC................................................... 3/15/2010
North Georgia Staffing.........................................................................................3/31/2011
Big Canoe Homeowners Association................................................................. 2/28/2012
North Metro Waste, Inc..........................................................................................2/1/2000
C & K Paving Contractors, Inc............................................................................ 3/1/2000
Evariste Nya.........................................................................................................1/23/2007
CASA for Children, Inc....................................................................................... 2/4/2000
One Source Employee Assistance Program.........................................................2/21/2008
Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church.............................................................. 2/15/2005
Patch Media.......................................................................................................12/30/2010
Cheeseburger Bobby’s......................................................................................... 4/8/2009
Paychex................................................................................................................3/22/2012
Cherokee Arts Center..........................................................................................3/15/2011
Preferred Commercial Floor Covering, Inc.........................................................3/28/2011
Cherokee Christian Schools..............................................................................11/14/1994
Primrose School of Harmony on the Lakes.........................................................1/26/2006
Cherokee Computer........................................................................................... 1/21/1997
Prudential Georgia Realty - Ed Cochran...........................................................12/30/2010
Cherokee County Democratic Party.................................................................. 2/16/1999
Randstad...............................................................................................................2/14/1989
Cherokee County Farm Bureau, Inc.................................................................. 4/30/1988
Russell Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry........................................................3/8/2007
Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services.................................................... 6/1/2005
Scentsy/Wickfree Candles, Inc............................................................................1/30/2009
Cherokee County Republican Party....................................................................2/28/2011
Serv International.................................................................................................2/24/2011
Cherokee County Senior Services..................................................................... 4/13/2010
ServiceMaster by Color of Life...........................................................................1/21/2010
Cherokee Rhythm and Smooth.......................................................................... 12/6/2012
Shaker Technology Group, Inc..........................................................................12/16/2008
Cherokee Triad SALT........................................................................................ 2/21/2008
Southeastern Commercial Flooring, Inc..............................................................4/12/1993
Classroom Essentials Online...............................................................................1/11/2010
Southern Off Road Bicycle Assoc. Woodstock Chapter........................................4/7/2004
Marguerite Cline...............................................................................................10/11/1980
The Barter Company............................................................................................2/27/1998
Columbia Creek Apartments.............................................................................. 10/6/2003
The Goddard School at Prominence Point.............................................................4/1/2008
Comfort Keepers................................................................................................ 1/17/2003
The Hope Quest Ministry Group, Inc....................................................................3/3/2010
Dan Patterson, DDS............................................................................................. 4/1/1982
The R L Adams Agency, LLC................................................................................2/7/2012
Delphi Global Technology................................................................................. 1/29/2010
TPA Realty Services, LLC...................................................................................3/24/2003
East Cherokee Storage....................................................................................... 1/27/2010
Transitions Hospice................................................................................................3/7/2008
Edward Jones - Travis Lowis, Financial Advisor................................................ 3/6/2009
Universal Alloy Corporation................................................................................3/31/1997
First Citizens Bank............................................................................................. 2/13/2012
US Staffing...........................................................................................................3/31/2011
Shelia Garrison..................................................................................................... 3/4/2009
Wadeken Industries, Inc.....................................................................................12/12/1977
Stewart Geoghagan.............................................................................................1/26/2011
Walmart Stores, Inc. #518....................................................................................10/1/1984
K. Scott Gordon..................................................................................................1/26/2011
Walmart Stores, Inc. #5275..................................................................................1/24/2005
Great Southern Publishers.................................................................................. 12/8/2005
Walmart Stores, Inc. #575....................................................................................3/19/1999
Guardian Home Care....................................................................................... 10/25/2010
Welch, Walker & Associates, CPAs.....................................................................1/29/2007
Heritage Baptist Fellowship............................................................................... 2/16/2006
William J. Hill Consulting, Inc............................................................................3/13/2009
Humana.............................................................................................................. 3/19/2009
John Wilson..........................................................................................................2/21/2003
Hydro-Chem, a division of Selas Fluid Processing Corporation......................... 3/3/1993
Woodstock Physical Therapy.................................................................................3/4/2005
International Stock Food.....................................................................................3/11/2008
WorkThrive, LLC..................................................................................................3/9/2011
J Thompson Ross Investments........................................................................... 3/29/2001
Stacey Williams.....................................................................................................2/1/2010
Jason Davidson State Farm Agent..................................................................... 1/19/2010
Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q...................................................................................1/10/2001
Jewel Properties, LLC.......................................................................................12/21/2011
Woodpark Medical Center.................................................................................11/16/1989
Jyl Craven Hair Design...................................................................................... 3/28/2000
Zaxby’s, Woodstock.............................................................................................1/19/2011
Kaiser Permanente............................................................................................. 2/18/2010
Susan Zinkil.........................................................................................................1/23/2007
Kopier Net.......................................................................................................... 3/22/2001
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Going Green Committee
presents
An
Recycling Event
Wednesday, April 17th
9:30 am–2:00 pm
Location:
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
3605 Marietta Hwy, Canton
Upper Parking Lot
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Aluminum Drink Can Collection
Join North Metro Waste in helping Holly Springs Elementary
School as they earn money by turning aluminum beverage cans
into cash through the Great American Can Roundup.
Bring your rinsed out aluminum beverage cans by the Chamber to
add to the their collection. The Great American Can Roundup is
sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), which
represents beverage can makers and suppliers to the industry and
is committed to ensuring that all aluminum beverage cans are
recycled. The Great American Can Roundup initiative celebrates
the 75th anniversary of the beverage can and to help schools like
Holly Springs Elementary in their efforts to recycle cans for cash.
Car Seat
Recycling
Electronics Recycling
(provided by Premier Surplus)
Accepted Items:
Mainframes
Typewriters
Monitors
Televisions*
Cell Phones
Toner Cartridges
Networking Equipment
Fax Machines & Copiers
Lab & Medical Equipment
Telecommunications Equipment
Back Up Battery Power Systems
Desktops & Laptop Computers
Printers & Scanners
Cardboard, Plastics & Metals
*$15 fee for television recycling due to the extensive amount of
work involved to insure safe recycling.
Document/File Destruction
(provided by Georgia Document Destruction, Inc.)
Most paper documents & files
will be accepted for onsite
shredding, including paperclips
and staples.
*No phone books, newspapers or magazines
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Registration
Entry Fee: $600 per foursome
(Entry fee includes:
Greens Fee,
Cart Rental, Boxed Lunch & Dinner.)
Team Members:
1._________________________________________
2._________________________________________
3._________________________________________
Monday, June 10th
Location:
BridgeMill Athletic Club
4._________________________________________
Company:__________________________________
1190 BridgeMill Avenue
Canton, GA 30114-7712
Contact:____________________________________
Double Eagle Sponsors:
Phone:_____________________________________
Email:______________________________________
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Tee Sponsor - $150
Eagle Sponsors:
Included in this sponsorship is the opportunity to sit on
your sponsored hole or tee on event day.
Please indicate the number of holes & tees
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My check for $________ is enclosed.
Please return form and payment to Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 4998, Canton,
GA 30114. Attn: Gini Mizelle.
Members in the News...
Ackerman Employees Organize CoWorx Staffing Services LLC
Go Red For Women Donations MAKES INAVERO’S 2013 BEST
OF STAFFING™ CLIENT LIST
Organized by three Call Center employees, Ackerman held
a “Go Red For Women” day at the Corporate Headquarters to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart
Association.“Donations go to support research, education and community programs to help women live longer, heart – healthy lives”, noted Stephanie Johnson, Call
Center Representative.“The first National Wear Red Day
was 10 years ago, and since then 21% fewer women are
dying from heart disease”, said Valerie Ponder, Call Center Representative.Ackerman plans to make this an annual
event to help raise awareness of the issue of heart disease
in women.
During National Teacher Appreciation Week, the Education Committee would like to recognize the “Teacher of the Year” at each
school in the county. We have 42 teachers that we would like to
salute for making a difference in the lives of children in Cherokee
County through their hard work and dedication. We would like to
give each teacher a goody bag filled with gift certificates.
You can help by:
• Donating gift certificate(s) from your business (or)
• Donating gift certificate(s) that you purchase from another
Chamber Member business
We ask that each donated gift certificate be $10 so that we may give
the same amount to each teacher. Feel free to donate as many, or as
few as you like.
Please have all certificates to the Chamber by April 19th.
For more information contact [email protected]
CoWorx Staffing Services announced today it has been named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing™ Client list of award winners. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fourth annual Best of Staffing list provides the only statistically valid, objective, service quality
benchmarks in the industry and reveals which staffing agencies are
delivering exceptional service to their clients. This year’s list highlights a growing divide among the industry’s leaders and laggards, and
identifies CoWorx Staffing Services as one of the best staffing agencies for companies to call when they are looking to hire temporary or
permanent employees.
Less than one percent of all staffing agencies in North America receive the Best of Staffing award for service excellence. Utilizing the
Net Promoter® methodology, the 2013 Best of Staffing Client winners
achieved satisfaction scores quadruple the industry average. This stark
contrast in scores is a clear indication that the firms who have earned
their way onto the 2013 Best of Staffing list truly stand out for their
service quality. CoWorx Staffing Services received satisfaction ratings
of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 67.1 percent of their clients, significantly
higher than the industry’s average.
Less than 1% of staffing firms in the US and Canada have been named
to the Best of Staffing List for Client Satisfaction. Best in Class service
is at the core of everything we do, we are honored that our client’s
agree. We will continue to survey our clients as it provides an essential
opportunity for us to listen to their perspective of our service delivery
and refine it as necessary CoWorx President and CEO, Michael Epstein said. “We are proud and honored to be recognized for our efforts
in this way.”
“Few things are more important to companies than the employees you
hire,” said Inavero Founder and CEO, Eric Gregg. The same holds
true for candidates on their quest for employment. Staffing agencies
have proven to successfully connect companies with permanent and
temporary employees. Since the end of the recession, the staffing and
recruiting industry has created more jobs than any other single industry
in the country**, yet so many companies and job candidates don’t take
advantage of this expertise and resource. Our hope is that both companies and talent use the Best of Staffing lists as a benchmark to help
select a staffing agency that can either secure the talent or employment
opportunity they need.”
®Net Promoter, NPS, and Net Promoter Score are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, and Fred Reichheld. Net Promoter Score is calculated by taking the percentage of respondents who,
on a scale of 0 to 10, rate their likelihood to recommend the staffing
agency with a score of 9 or 10 (promoters) and subtracting the percentage who rate the staffing agency a 6 or lower (detractors).
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PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Sponsored by Renasant Bank
2012-2013 Edition 3
Calendar
April
17...........Education Committee
Meeting, 8:30-9:30a.m. in the
Cherokee County Chamber
Board Room.
20...........Last day to send in Teacher of the
Year donations.
30........... Career Fair at Dean Rusk & Mill
Creek Middle Schools
1............Career Fair at Freedom Middle School
Education Committee visits Canton Elementary School
As part of the Chamber’s Education Committee goals to keep the pulse of current education in our county, the committee recently visited Canton Elementary
School to learn about the Cherokee County School District’s S.T.E.M programs.
The Canton ES administrative team provided a tour of the facility as well as an
overview of the wonderful things happening in the areas of Science, Technolgy,
Engineering and Math. Canton ES then opened their library for the committee
to speak with administrators and conduct their committee meeting. Pictured
above are Bonnie Ellis, Renasant Bank; Kathy Boyette, Reinhardt University; and
Michelle Meek, Footprints Publishing as they watch students work together on
the IPAD Table. Students left to right are Henry Loarca, Osvaldo Ruiz, Dustin
Shirley, Isaiah Thomas, and Alan Balderas. Below, Principal Gwen Lince speaks
to members of the Education Committee.
May
2............Annual Excellence in PIE
Recognition at the Chamber’s
Good Morning Cherokee breakfast meeting,
7:00 a.m. at Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center.
2.............. Career Fair at Creekland Middle School
3.............. Career Fair at E.T. Booth & Woodstock
Middle School
6.............. Career Fair at ACE Academy & Teasley
Midddle School
6.............. Deliver Teacher of the Year Bags to
schools this week.
14............ Partnership Spotlight Edition 4 released. Deadline for submissions of partner
related news is May 10th.
20............ Recognize Retiring Educators/Administrators this week.
Partners judge contest at
Johnston Elementary School
A big thank you to Johnston ES’s Partners in Education
for helping judge our writing stories for the Young Author’s Fair. Johnston ES appreciates all the work our PIE’s
do and they are eager to help at any time. Pictured are
Anna Kozloff, Chick-fil-A Dwarf House; Kirk Buchholz,
State Farm Insurance Kirk Buchholz Agency; and Erin
McGee, Publix-Village Shoppes of East Cherokee.
Northside Hospital-Cherokee
supports Creekland Middle School
Northside Hospital-Cherokee helped Creekland MS organize a very successful blood drive with the American
Red Cross for both the community and Creekland MS
zone schools.
NSH-C has stayed busy donating funds to help Creekland MS purchase an AED for the school as well as donating to the Success Maker Program. Top students in
each class during the nine weeks of the Success Maker
Program were given movie passes and Atlanta Braves
tickets all donated by the hospital.
The hospital also partnered with Creekland MS during
Aeropostale’s National Teens for Jeans Drive. Last year,
Teens for Jeans collected over 1 million pairs of jeans
from 12,000 schools across the nation. The jeans collected benefit selected homeless charities in Georgia. In
three days Creekland MS collected 201 pairs of jeans for
the homeless teens.
Reid Trego, Chairman.............................. Huntington Learning Center
Chad Atkinson.......................................Modern Woodmen of America
Kathy Bouyett............................................................Reinhardt University
Rebecca Cooper..................................................Credit Union of Georgia
Dee Dee Doeckel............................ Chattahoochee Technical College
Phil Eberly.................................................................................. W.K. Dickson
Bonnie Ellis..............................................................................Renasant Bank
Chuck Flagg............................................................................Cruise Holiday
Shelia Garrison.............................................................Individual Member
Melody Gullett............................................................. Just Driver Training
Connie Hopkins...................................Delta Community Credit Union
Michelle Meek................My Community Monthly Magazines/Footprints Publishing
Bill Mullin........................................................................Individual Member
Catherine Owens........................United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
Railene Seguin................................................Club-Z! In- Home Tutoring
Clara Mae Van Brink............. AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care
Greg Veal...................................... Veal & Associates Home Inspections
Pictured above is Creekland MS Principal, Dr. Deborah
Wiseman, with Delane Cope, Northside Hospital-Cherokee at their Red Cross Blood Drive. Pictured below left
to right: Margeaux Copeland and Kevin Sedlacek, Aeropostale and Dr. Wiseman.
Boston Elementary School
wins Newspaper Recycling Competition.
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Going Green Committee sponsored a two-day
Newspaper Recycling Competition between
ten of Cherokee County’s Elementary Schools.
Boston ES collected an amazing 2,560 lbs. of
newspaper during the two-day event, averaging approximately 5.2 lbs. per student! Great job
Boston!!! Also doing a excellent job and coming
in a close second with a 2,068 lbs. was Bascomb
ES! Since they are a larger school, this averaged
to about 2.2 lbs. per student. The following is the
order in which the participating schools ranked
by weight: Boston ES, Bascomb ES, Chapman IS,
Sixes ES, Liberty ES, Mountain Road ES, Johnston
ES, Holly Springs ES, Woodstock ES and Hasty ES.
Waste Management provided collection containers during the event and also assisted in determining weights collected, as well as recycling the newspapers. As a reward for their efforts and hard work, the Chamber presented each
Boston ES student with a gift card for a free ice cream from one of three Chamber member restaurants; Cheeseburger
Bobby’s of Canton Marketplace, Chick-fil-a of Towne Lake and IHOP of Woodstock. Seven of Boston’s PTA parent
volunteers worked extremely hard to promote the event to their school. Therefore, the Chamber’s Going Green
Committee also wanted to thank these parents for their hard work and presented them with a custom environmentally friendly insulated shopping bag which promotes not only the Chamber’s Going Green efforts but bag sponsor
Express Impressions. The students, teachers and parents of all ten schools worked very hard to make this a friendly,
educational and successful Recycling Competition! The Cherokee County Chamber would like to thank them all for
their participation and the hard work that they put in to make it a success!
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We put “community” back
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We’re more than a bank, we’re members of the
community and your neighbors. Our kids go to
school together, we attend PTA meetings and
backyard barbeques. More than that, we’re
committed to sponsoring non-profit organizations
and other causes and community events. We’re
more than a bank. We’re also your neighbor.
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Cherokee Children’s Dentistry
makes lessons on dental hygiene fun at
Liberty Elementary School
Dr. Miles Mazzawi with Cherokee Children’s Dentistry,
taught lessons on dental hygiene to the kindergarten classes at Liberty ES. Liberty ES appreciates Dr. Miles and all his
efforts!
Pictured above left to right; Addyson Herring, Presley Roe,
Alli Eichenberger and Caitlin Smith as they help Dr. Miles
clean teeth. Pictured at right is Marek Klos with Dr. Miles.
Moss Family Chiropractic and
Macedonia Elementary School
Macedonia ES would like to express their appreciation to Moss Family Chiropractic for their support of the Macedonia ES teachers and students this
year. Dr. Moss recognizes that teachers who serve as grade level department chairs in the elementary schools give many extra hours for these duties without compensation. Therefore, he has generously supplied each
of the department chairs with a complimentary one hour massage. Each
month Dr. Moss supplies a complimentary 30 minute massage for Macedonia ES teachers who have been recognized by parents or their peers for going “above and beyond”. Recently, Dr. Moss held a wellness clinic at a local
church and brought by complimentary tickets for teachers to attend if they
chose to do so.
Macedonia ES is also super excited to be implementing a science lab this
year. The school contacted Dr. Moss and asked if he knew where they could
buy a discounted human skeleton to display in the lab for students to study
the human body. He immediately replied that he would like to purchase
this skeleton for the lab and donate it to the school! Macedonia ES is very
appreciative of Moss Family Chiropractic and all that Dr. Moss has given to
the school this year. They have been a valuable asset!
Cherokee High School student wins
Just Driver Training Scholarship
Bojangle’s Hosts a
“Bo Berry Good Breakfast”
at Clayton Elementary School
Students of the month at Clayton Elementary had a “BoBerry” good breakfast with Bojangles owner and new Partner in Education, Kristal Beaver. Mrs. Beaver arrived early
with piping hot Bo-Berry biscuits for the students, and also
presented each one with a coupon for a free kids meal at
the Canton Bojangles. Pictured below are Rebecca Blocker
enjoying a hot, made from scratch Bo-Berry biscuit. Carter
Robertson is shown with Kristal Beaver, Bojangle’s.
Cherokee High School senior Tunde Aylinla recently received a driver education training partial scholarship
from Just Driver Training. Owners Graham and Melody
Gullett provided Tunde with driver awareness skills,
proper vehicle control and the use of defensive driving
techniques while preparing him for the driver’s exam,
which he passed. The Gulletts said, true to his success
on the school’s football team, “Tunde attempted the
task with perseverance and determination and passed
his test with flying colors.”
Pictured from left to right, Melody Gullett, Tunde Aylinla
and Graham Gullett.
Why Partner?
There are dozens of partnership success stories each making an impact on the schools in Cherokee County. Volunteer opportunities are whatever people want them to be,
as just one hour can make a difference in the life of a child.
As business leaders you need to develop the human capital that exists right here in the community. Your future
leaders and employees are eager to know you, learn from
you and be inspired by you! Parternering is not just about
filing papers in the front office. Partnering is about mentoring students, volunteering for special functions, providing internships and/or job shadowing opportunities,
sponsoring school clubs, helping with incentive awards
for achievement and/or attendance, serving as a judge
for a school event, participating in career fairs, providing
tours of local businesses for students, sharing resources,
reading to a class, and many more!
As you can see, there are many ways for you to make a difference in the lives of Cherokee County students. Become
a Partner in Education today!
Partners Assist
Teasley Middle School
With First Annual Bingo Night
Chapman Intermediate School
and Ribley Family Chiropractic
Chapman Intermediate School and Ribley Chiropractic
became Partners in Education at the beginning of the
2012-13 school year. Ribley Family Chiropractic hosted
a teacher luncheon and massage session to honor the
commitment and dedication of Chapman’s exceptional
teachers. Teachers enjoyed free massages, a catered
lunch, and a sweet treat. Ribley will return to Chapman
soon to honor the custodial and cafeteria staff.
Pictured below top to bottom are Daniel Carrasquillo
and Tara Karjane, Ribley Family Chiropractic. Teachers
enjoying the amazing catered lunch are left to right,
Leigh Talley and Melissa Dudek.
Teasley Middle School recently hosted its first annual
Bingo Night on March 1st. The purpose of this PTSA
sponsored event was to elicit student and community support for the school while also raising money. No
fundraising event is successful without valuable participation, so in true Teasley MS fashion, students, parents,
staff and community members got involved. They donated items for prizes in six different categories: Family
Fun & Games, Dining Out, Movies & More, Sports Fanatic,
Spa Beautiful, and Pampered Pet. Teasley MS Partners in
Education, Scentsy Wickfree Candles, Kroger-#402, Publix-Riverstone, Cherokee Lanes Bowling, Play-N-TradeCanton, and Stevi-B’s-Riverstone generously donated
many of the items for the baskets as well. Teachers donated their talent and time selling tickets, working the
concessions, and serving as MC’s. The Teasley MS cafeteria was full of Bingo players, and the event raised over
$2,000.00! It looks like Bingo Night will become an annual event at Teasley MS, and we express gratitude to all
who participated in making it a huge success!
Rotary Club of Canton supports Canton Elementary School
through Career Day and Read Across America Day
The Rotary Club of Canton recently participated in two of the Canton Elementary STEM Academy’s special events.
Students enjoyed presentations by Rotarians during the Career Day for the 5th and 6th grade classes. Also, several
Rotarians joined in on the educational fun and festivities for Read Across America Day. An amazing day was had by
all, and Canton ES is SO PROUD to have such a dedicated PIE to come out and support our students. Pictures above
left to right are Rotarians John Longino and Susan White. Other Rotarians who participated but not pictured included Peter Gleichman, Marguerite Cline, and Dr. Susan Padgett-Harrison. THANK YOU, Rotary Club of Canton!!!
Partners Speak at Knox Elementary School
for Read Across America Day
Knox ES celebrated Read Across America Day on March 1st. Media Specialist, Dixie Harper, organized guest readers, Seuss-y Snacks, a book mark contest, as well as the morning news crew rhyming their broadcast. Several of the
distinguished guests included: Robert Wofford, Cherokee County School Board; Esther Breneman, CCSD technology
department; Megan Loudermilk, Chick-fil-a Canton Riverstone Pkwy; Megan Thornton, Cherokee Tribune; Clara Mae
VanBrink, AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care; Phyllis Miller, The Bounce House Amusement Center and Carolyn
Hall, Scentsy Wickfree Candles.
Pictured are Seuss-y Snacks like Oobleck Punch and Dr. Seuss’ birthday cake for the teachers and guest readers and
Clara Mae Van Brink dressed as Raggedy Ann.
Presented By
Monthly networking events held
in Chamber member businesses.
No program - simply networking!
Tuesday, April 23rd
4:30-6:00 pm
Sponsor Location:
Cost:
$15 with reservation
$20 no reservation
$25 Future Member
Thursday, April 4th
7:00 am
Sponsor:
890 East Main St, Canton
RSVP to [email protected] by April 19th.
Business After Hours
Speaker:
Tuesday, May 14th
4:30-6:00 pm
Location:
Chamber Terrace Level
3605 Marietta Hwy.
Canton, GA 30114
Keith Golden, P.E., Commissioner
Georgia Department of Transportation
RSVP by 5pm on April 2nd to [email protected]
Thursday, May 2nd
Sponsor:
This
event will be held in the Chamber Terrace Level.
Sponsorships are meant for those Chamber Members
who do not have a store front or have little “walk-in”
traffic.
Speaker:
Sponsorships are $65 and include a 48” Round Table
in order for you to display your information/products.
Daniel S. Papp, Ph.D.
President, Kennesaw State University
RSVP by 5pm on April 30th to [email protected]
Contact Gini at 770-345-0400 or
[email protected] for sponsorship registration.
RSVP to [email protected] by May 10th.
Breakfast meetings are held at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference
Center located in the Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs
Parkway in Canton. Reservations are due to the Chamber office by 5pm on
Tuesday before the breakfast on Thursday.
NO SHOWS WILL BE BILLED
APRIL/MAY 2013 CALENDAR
Activity dates are subject to change at the request of the Chair, Committee or Chamber Staff.
Please call the Chamber @ 770-345-0400 to RSVP and/or to confirm date and time.
All meetings will be held at the Chamber Office, located at 3605 Marietta Highway, Canton (Exit 14/I-575) unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, April 2
5:00 pm............................................................... RSVP’s Due for GMC
Wednesday, April 3
8:00 am.............................................................Going Green Committee
8:30 am - Noon...................................................................... COP Shop
CPR/AED Training
Thursday, April 4
7:00 am............................................................ Good Morning Cherokee
Location: Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center
located in the Cherokee County Administration Building
Sponsor: Cobb EMC
9:00 am..................................................................Executive Committee
Tuesday, April 16
9:00 am............................................................... Career Fair Orientation
10:00 am...................................................................Finance Committee
Wednesday, April 17
8:00 am................................................................. Education Committee
9:30 am-2:00 pm..................................... Going Green Recycling Event
3:00 pm.................................................. ResuMay Day Sub-Committee
Thursday, April 18
8:00 am....................................................... Board of Directors’ Meeting
9:30 am....................................................Governmental Affairs Council
11:30 am-1:00 pm..................................... Administrative Professionals
Appreciation Luncheon
Friday, April 19
8:00 am-5:00 pm...............................Leadership Cherokee Class Meets
Thursday, May 2
7:00 am............................................................ Good Morning Cherokee
Location: Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center
located in the Cherokee County Administration Building
Sponsor: Kennesaw State University
9:00 am..................................................................Executive Committee
Wednesday, May 8
11:30 am-1:00 pm....................................................... Picnic in the Park
Location: JJ Biello Park
Sponsor: Northside Hospital-Cherokee
3:00 pm.................................................. ResuMay Day Sub-Committee
Friday, May 10th
9:00 am-4:00 pm.............................................................. ResuMay Day
Location: Chamber Terrace Level
Monday, May 13
9:00 am............................................Business EXPO Booth Sales Begin
Tuesday, May 14
10:00 am...................................................................Finance Committee
4:30-6:00 pm............................ “Small Business” Business After Hours
Location: Chamber Terrace Level
Wednesday, May 15
8:00 am.............................................................Going Green Committee
Thursday, May 16
8:00 am....................................................... Board of Directors’ Meeting
4:30-6:00 pm . ...................................................... Business After Hours
Sponsor Location: Pace Drywall/Duplicating Products
Friday, May 17
7:30 am-5:00 pm...............................Leadership Cherokee Class Meets
7:30 am..............................................Regional Issues Advisory Council
Program: Town Hall Meeting
Sponsor: AT&T Georgia
Speakers: Cherokee County Legislative Delegation
City of Woodstock Magnolia Hall, 108 Arnold Mill Rd, Bldg. C
Wednesday, April 24
3:00 pm........................................................ Career Fair SubCommittee
Tuesday, May 21
Noon.[email protected] Networking Luncheon
Thursday, April 25
9:00-10:00 am....................................................... New Member Coffee
[email protected]2 Networking Luncheon
Monday, May 27
Chamber office closed in observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday, April 23
11:30 am-2:30 pm................................................... BLASTT Workshop
Hiring & Employee Engagement
April 30-May 6........................................... Middle School Career Fairs
Tuesday, April 30
5:00 pm............................................................... RSVP’s Due for GMC