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Constant Contact Email Marketing Training

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce To Host Constant Contact Email Marketing Training

Teaching Business Professionals Strategies To Make Email And Social Marketing More Effective

(Atlanta, GA – July 23, 2014)

 

The DeKalb Chamber will host a seminar teaching business professionals various strategies to make email and social marketing more effective. The seminar will be led by Pamela Adams Alexander, Technology Strategist and Constant Contact Expert. Topics will include:

• Different types of newsletters

• What to write about in your newsletter or announcement and how to consider using images

• Subject line best practices, and when to send your newsletter

• The importance of understanding how connected email and social media are

• What types of additional tools might be useful

To register for the program Click Here

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization with the mission to support, promote, and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With over 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.

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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

Common Core Performance Standards

DeKalb Chamber to Host Education Panel on Institution of Common Core Performance Standards in Georgia Schools

Expert panelists to discuss the affects Common Core will have on the education system and business community

(Atlanta, GA – June 13, 2014)

 

Join the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce for its Executive Speaker Series on Wednesday June 18, 2014. The program will focus on the adoption and implementation of Common Core Performance Standards in Georgia schools (CCGPS). In response to our nation-wide education crisis, 44 states currently adhere to the common core initiative. Sponsors include DeVry University, Gas South, Delta Community Credit Union, and Wells Fargo.

The luncheon program will be held from 11:30 am -1:30 pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

Panelists include: Ann Cramer, Senior Consultant of Coxe Curry & Associates; Allene Magill, Ed.D. Executive Director of Professional Association of Georgia Educators; Kathy S. Howe, Ph.D., Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, DeKalb County School District; and Steve Dollinger, Ed. D., President of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.

Georgia has joined 44 other states, the District of Columbia (D.C.), and 2 territories, along with the Department of Defense Education Activity, in formally adopting a set of core standards for kindergarten through high school in English language arts, mathematics, and grades 6-12 literacy in science, history/social studies, and technical subjects. According to the Georgia Department of Education, a new testing system, aligned with Common Core education standards, called the Georgia Milestones will be put in place for the 2014-15 school year. This test will replace the CRCT and the EOCT which has been previously given to Georgia students (http://www.georgiastandards.org).

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization with the mission to support, promote, and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With over 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.

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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

New Chamblee Chamber of Commerce

DeKalb Welcomes New Chamblee Chamber of Commerce at Business Luncheon

Georgia’s first Hispanic Senator, Sam Zamarripa to discuss the essential economy.

(Atlanta, GA – April 14, 2014)

 

Join the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce for its Executive Speaker Series on Wednesday April 16, 2014. The DeKalb and Chamblee Chambers of Commerce will host Sam Zamarripa, former Georgia State Senator and current President at Zamarripa Capital Incorporated as the keynote speaker to discuss immigration and workforce. Sponsors include Gas South, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, GALEO, and The DeKalb Chamber Foundation.

The luncheon program will be held from 11:30 am -1:30 pm at the Chamblee Civic Center, 3540 Broad St., Chamblee, GA 30341.

“We are excited to host this Business Luncheon in our house and discuss such key issues as immigration and workforce that directly affects our business community. Chamblee is one of the most diverse cities in the county with over 58% Hispanics/Latinos and a wide variety of minorities within its city limits” noted Arthur Freeman, CEO of the newly formed Chamblee Chamber of Commerce.

Sam Zamarripa is an Atlanta Democrat who became the first Hispanic elected to the Georgia Senate in 2002. He is co-founder and co-president of The Essential Economy Council, a Georgia-based bipartisan, nonprofit organization that originates research and communications that will be used to educate elected officials and business leaders on the value of The Essential Economy. The Council is managed by a board of industry specialists and professionals, and it partners with leading businesses, economic development organizations and academic institutions to design and execute its research and communications. The Council’s mission is to provide credible, local research and data on the economic value of The Essential Economy, the opportunities it provides and its fundamental impact on the quality of life.

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization with the mission to support, promote, and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With over 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.

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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

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Partnerships

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Partnerships

The Chamber, DeKalb County CEO’s Office and Local School Systems To Award $65,000 in Scholarships To High Achieving Students

(Atlanta, GA – May 1, 2014)

 

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce in partnership with DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May, DeKalb County School District, and City Schools of Decatur will award $65,000 to local high school students through the Educational Scholarship Fund: an established initiative created in 2013.

The fund will award multiple scholarships in amounts up to $5,000 to DeKalb County high school seniors who have been accepted into a two or four year college. Scholarships will be awarded to 24 students based on their financial need and merit.

“This is a golden opportunity for us to make the greatest investment money can buy: An investment in our future. We can make a difference by ensuring our brightest and or best get the higher education that today’s business climate demands. By making this contribution, businesses will be giving back to the communities they serve,” says Interim CEO Lee May.

A selection committee formed by the DeKalb Chamber reviewed the applications. The CEO, DeKalb County School District Superintendent, and Chamber will announce the awards at a May 6 ceremony for students, parents, and sponsors at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts and Community Center in Decatur.

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Foundation will serve as the fiscal agent that allows all contributions to be tax deductible.

“There is a direct correlation to scholastic achievement in communities where business is involved in education. It is through the efforts of many businesses and corporate citizens that 24 students will be able to attend the college of their choice this fall,” says DeKalb Chamber President Leonardo McClarty.

The mission of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is to support members in the growth of their business and stimulate the local economy through education, public policy, and economic development. The DeKalb Chamber leads collaborative initiatives among business leadership, economic development interests, and elected officials in DeKalb County, Georgia.

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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