Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chamber Celebrates 62nd Anniversary and Recognizes Four Local Businesses for Significant Economic Contributions

Pictured are Jan Alligood, 2009 Chamber Chair and Phil Aaron, 2008 Chamber Chair

Take a look around Coweta County and you will see signs of economic prosperity. For the past 62 years the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce has played a lead role in promoting an environment in which Chamber members and the community can realize economic prosperity.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 7:30 to 9:00am at the Central Educational Center, the Chamber will host its 62nd annual meeting. The theme Think Chamber Members First - Inspire & Thrive sets the stage for the member to member program that emphasizes the power of Chamber Members doing business with Chamber Members. "During these tightening economic times, it's a great way to help us all weather the storm successfully. By relying on one another and supporting one another, we'll be helping shore up the entire economy in Coweta County," says Chamber President, Candace Boothby.

Four local businesses and organizations will receive Economic Prosperity Awards from the Chamber. The award winners are recognized for their significant contributions to economic impact in Coweta County during 2009.

The winners are:

* Coweta County Schools, for outstanding achievements in test scores
and graduation rates that help support ongoing economic development efforts

* City of Senoia for their vision and supportive actions that are
helping redefine the future potential of their community through innovative
and creative developments

* D & H Distributing for the location of their new facility in the
Coweta Industrial Park which brought more than 145 new jobs to our community

* USDA National Detector Dog Training Center for their investment in
building their new facility in our community, which is recognized as the
number agricultural training facility in the world.

"To champion economic prosperity for our members and the Greater Coweta community" is the Chamber's mission. These companies represent the highest standard of support for that mission in Coweta County for 2009," said Jan Alligood, 2009 Chairman of the Chamber Board. "Each has demonstrated their ability to contribute for the overall community benefit. With their
achievements, new developments, and vision they're helping to improve quality of life and economic prosperity for the entire county."

In addition to the Economic Prosperity Awards, the Chamber will announce Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, Chamber Member of the Year and the new Chairman's Award.

"We invite the entire community to join us in celebrating our Economic Prosperity Award winners for 2009 in addition to our Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Chamber Member of the Year" said Boothby. "And we are excited to see how these and others continue to help boost our Coweta County's economic prosperity in 2010."

Seating is limited. Contact the Chamber for cost and availability:
770-253-2270 or email info@newnancowetachamber.org.

With approximately 600 members throughout Coweta County, the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing economic prosperity for all Coweta's citizens. As the county's largest business organization, the Chamber works to provide business leadership to foster an economic and cultural climate favorable to all
business, in order to create a higher quality of life for all residents.

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