Bullets from the Board

• Chamber President/CEO Kit Dunlap reported all available Bricks for Business slots (432 bricks) have been purchased. The bricks, engraved with the names of individuals and businesses, will create a walkway entrance to the new Chamber building.

• Marketing & Communications Vice Chairman Kate Maine reported e-Biz Link (electronic Chamber newsletter) is being distributed bi-monthly to over 700 Chamber members with positive response from subscribers.

• Economic Development Vice Chairman Richard Hagler reported that a recent Industry Roundtable visit to ConAgra was very interesting and everyone was very impressed. 50 companies belong to this group and pay dues and consists of a good cross-section of the manufacturer/processors community.

• Government Affairs Vice Chairman Bob Coleman reported the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Small Business Seminars, held second Tuesday of the month on various topics have been successful with an averaging 30 members attending. The next seminar is Tuesday, April 15. Details, Karen Lobstein, 770-532-6206 or e-mail: karen@ghcc.com.

• Rob Fowler, Membership Development Vice Chairman, announced a Chamber Membership Campaign “Puttin’ on the Blitz” scheduled for Wednesday, April 23. Reed Skinner of Regions Bank and Cindy Wilson of BB&T are co-chairs of the event and will be putting together teams to compete in selling memberships that day. A Business After Hours at Guest House Inn & Suites (formerly Shoney’s Inn) will conclude the event with incentives and prizes.

• Vice President of Education and Community Development Emily Bagwell announced that plans are underway for the Chamber’s 95th Annual Meeting and Gala will be held at Brenau University on Thursday, May 15.