Chamber Seminar Assists Businesses in Becoming Drug Free Workplaces

Chamber Seminar Assists Businesses in Becoming Drug Free Workplaces

Gainesville, GA-05/03/07: The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business Seminar on Tuesday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber office, 230 E.E. Butler Parkway in Downtown Gainesville.

The seminar will present a plan for area businesses to join the Drugs Don’t Work Program, become a drug-free workplace and save 7.5% on worker’s compensation insurance premiums. The program will be presented by Chuck Wade, Director of the Drugs Don’t Work program for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

Chuck Wade is President/CEO of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs and has been director of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Drugs Don’t Work program for nine years. A former police officer for 15 years, Wade worked as an undercover narcotics agent and won awards from the DEA and from the FBI for outstanding service in the field of law enforcement. Currently there are more than 6,500 certified drug-free companies in Georgia representing more than 800,000 drug-free employees.

Coordinated through the Greater Hall Chamber Small Business Council and Chairman J.C. Smith of the UGA Small Business Development Center, seminars are held monthly at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, September through May. The May 15 seminar concludes the series which will begin again in September 2007.

No charge for Greater Hall Chamber members, $10 for guests. Reservations: Chris Adams, 770-532-6206. Online Reservations: