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Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Multi-Cultural Marketing Program


Young Professionals Host Multi-Cultural Marketing Program

May 19, 2014

On May 19th, the Chamber’s Young Professionals (YP) Group held their first luncheon of the year; a multicultural marketing discussion. More than 50 YP members gathered at Oglethorpe Power to hear insights from our expert panelists representing Univision 34 Television Group, Turner Broadcasting Systems, and BB&T Bank. The panel covered topics including strategic multicultural marketing goals, outreach initiatives, sales strategies, and much more.

Several entrepreneurs in the audience took the opportunity to ask detailed questions regarding effective marketing outreach and advertising on a budget. Panelist Tulu Kaifee, VP and Regional Multicultural Markets Officer with BB&T stated, “You are your own brand and must establish your own personal brand to be successful.” Panelist Ramon Cortes, Director of Marketing with Turner Broadcasting Systems added, “When you’re a small business, have a point of difference and personal relationships with your consumers.”

Special thanks to our sponsors Unvision 34, Country Financial, Gas South, Georgia Power, CDC Federal Credit Union, Oglethorpe Power, and Silverman Construction Program Management.

2013 Small Business APEX Awards

DeKalb Chamber Set to Host Third Annual APEX Business Awards

Chamber Announces 2013 Apex Business of the Year Award Recipients

(Decatur, GA – May 31, 2013) The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) will host the third annual 2013 APEX Business Awards honoring outstanding businesses in the community and Metro Atlanta on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Century Center Hotel in Atlanta.  Chairman & CEO of PQC International Global Consulting Firm, Frank Payne will keynote the ceremony. The program is being presented by Cornerstone Bank and Onyx Media Systems. Other sponsors include Gas South, Georgia Power, Corporate Environmental Risk Management, Wells Fargo, and Silverman Construction Program Management.

Tickets are available for members at $50 and non-members at $65.

Chamber member organizations will be honored for exemplary performance in revenue and contribution to DeKalb County and the Metro Atlanta region. A total of five awards will be presented including the Small Business Champion of the Year.

This year’s winners:

Small Business Champion of the Year- Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council

Emerging Business We Are DeKalb Magazine

Less than $1 million- Bella Lane Designs

$5 million- $10 million-Hampton Inn, Northlake

$10 million- $20 million- SteelMart, Inc.

DeKalb Chamber President Leonardo McClarty stated, “We received nominations and outstanding applications from businesses that have all demonstrated revenue growth, business development and contributions to the community. I am excited to honor and acknowledge the winners for their hard work.”

Frank Payne is an internationally recognized “Project Management Evangelist™” and a sought after project management and business speaker, facilitator, executive coach and author. He is known globally as a “serial entrepreneur” and philanthropist, founding and leading over 10 growing and profitable companies.” He has over 20 years of field-tested experience from Procter & Gamble and as a U.S Army Combat Commander.

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization with the mission to support, promote, and sustain business development in DeKalb County.  With 75 years of service in the community, the DeKalb Chamber can recommend and provide resources through its partnership and affiliations that can assist organizations with business plans, business administration, business regulations, starting a small business, as well as serve as a guide to licensed businesses for your area, and much more. For more information on the chamber, visit their web site at www.dekalbchamber.org. or call 404.378.8000.

 If you would like more information on this event or to schedule an interview please contact Noelle Lloyd at 404-378-8000 ext.224 or email nlloyd@dekalbchamber.org