Partners in Education program adds 35 new partnerships this year

Quality education, a major national concern, is vital to our economic development. Founded in 1990, the Partners in Education (PIE) program is reflective of the idea that education is a shared responsibility. A cooperative effort of the Greater Hall Chamber, Gainesville City School System and Hall County School System, PIE is designed to strengthen our educational systems and enhance economic growth.

Participation requires voluntary acts of commitment from both schools and businesses. Partnerships are arranged on the basis of the resources identified by the partners and the expressed needs of individual schools. New 2002-2003 partnership recently added to the program include:

Chestnut Mountain Elementary

Outback Lawn & Landscaping

Flowery Branch Elementary

Zena’s Spa & Salon

Green Pastures

Friendship Elementary

Uncle Vito’s Pizza

Lanier Elementary

Abel Construction

NEGA Rentals

Martin Elementary

Prime Pak Foods, Inc.

Mount Vernon Elementary

Prudential Georgia Realty/Brent Hoffman

Oakwood Elementary

Tom’s Pizza

The Oaks Miniature Golf

Sugar Hill Elementary

Picron Orthodontics

David Middle School

Rosewood Catering

Whitley’s Commercial Cleaning

Lula Elementary

Lula Pharmacy & Gifts

McEver Elementary

Sonic Drive In

Tom’s Pizza

The Oak Miniature Golf

Southern Gardens & Landscaping

North Hall Middle School

Tipton Construction Company

North Hall High School


Flowery Branch High School

Fitness Zone

Brand Banking Company

Stratos Imports

Nextell Wireless

Edward Jones

All Aboard Dance Academy

Chestatee High School

Milton Martin Toyota

Sam’s Club

Fitness Zone

NEGA Diagnostic Clinic

Home Depot



For details on Partners in Education, call Helen Stewart at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, 770-538-0024.