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Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager to Keynote DeKalb Chamber Luncheon

Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager to Keynote DeKalb Chamber Luncheon

DECATUR, Ga., – June 29, 2017 – Roosevelt Council, General Manager of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, will serve as the keynote speaker for the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting on July 13.

The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta.

Mr. Council will discuss how Hartsfield-Jackson contributes to Georgia’s economy and how it became the world’s busiest airport. Small businesses will also learn how they can leverage business growth opportunities at the airport.

“Hartsfield-Jackson plays a major role in bringing economic development to the State of Georgia,” said Katerina Taylor, DeKalb Chamber President and CEO. “As the largest employer in Georgia, our members will have the opportunity to learn about the significance of Hartsfield-Jackson and its impact on business.”

As General Manager, Mr. Council oversees airport operations as well as a $6 billion capital improvement program that will pave the way for growth over the next 20 years. Previously, Mr. Council served as the Airport Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer, where he directed all accounting, budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, procurement and treasury operations at the airport.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $45 for Chamber members and $55 for guests. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to register, please visit bit.ly/rcouncil-july13.

To download a headshot and/or bio of Roosevelt Council, click here.

ABOUT DEKALB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization with the mission to support, promote and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With 79 years of service in the community, DeKalb Chamber focuses on four critical areas including education, workforce and economic development, public policy, and business member services. We are the primary resource for businesses in DeKalb County. For more information on DeKalb Chamber, please visit their website at www.dekalbchamber.org or call 404-378-8000.

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DeKalb Chamber Seeking Membership Development Director

DeKalb Chamber Seeking Membership Development Director

DECATUR, Ga., – June 20, 2017 – The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is seeking a highly-energized, self-motivated Membership Development Director.

The Membership Development Director will be responsible for recruiting new members; retaining existing members; generating revenue through sponsorship sales; managing Small Business Council and Member Engagement Committee; and facilitating member-related programming.

For a full job description, click here. Application review begins June 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

Interested applicants should email their resume, references and cover letter to Kim Childs at kchilds@dekalbchamber.org.

ABOUT DEKALB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization with the mission to support, promote and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With 79 years of service in the community, DeKalb Chamber focuses on four critical areas including education, workforce and economic development, public policy, and business member services. We are the primary resource for businesses in DeKalb County. For more information on DeKalb Chamber, please visit their website at www.dekalbchamber.org or call 404-378-8000.

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DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Invites Chamber and Community Members to bask under the Tuscan Sun

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Invites Chamber and Community Members to bask under the Tuscan Sun

DECATUR, Ga., June 5, 2017 – The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has announced today that it will be traveling to Italy on October 18, 2017 and is inviting chamber members, family and friends to join them on this once in a lifetime experience.

Rich in culture and stunning scenery, gorgeous Tuscany is the breathtaking destination! Enjoy a nine day journey back to the old country where you will have the opportunity to explore the Tuscan region. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Montecatini, offers the option of relaxing in one of the beautiful spas which make this resort town famous. You may decide to head out for some sight-seeing in Florence, home to such famous artists as Leonard da Vinci, Dante and Michelangelo. Take some time to explore the Piazza del Duomo before making your way to Pisa, home of the Leaning Tower. On another day you have the option to enjoy the picturesque city of Cinque Terre, named for the five villages surrounding the town. Tuscany absolutely provides an unforgettable Mediterranean experience.

“This is truly an amazing opportunity to participate in an international journey to irresistible Tuscany, where program participants can experience the country’s culture, learn about its business climate, and make new friends,” said Katerina Taylor, President & CEO.

Space is limited. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to visit irresistible Tuscany, exchange ideas with local business representatives, make new friends, and build new memories.

For more information about this amazing trip, please call DeKalb Chamber at (404) 378-8000 or email Kim Childs at kchilds@dekalbchamber.org.

ABOUT DEKALB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization with the mission to support, promote and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With 79 years of service in the community, DeKalb Chamber focuses on four critical areas including education, workforce and economic development, public policy, and business member services. We are the primary resource for businesses in DeKalb County. For more information on DeKalb Chamber, please visit their website at www.dekalbchamber.org or call 404-378-8000.

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DeKalb Chamber Recognizes Seven Local Businesses at 2017 APEX Business Awards

DeKalb Chamber Recognizes Seven Local Businesses at 2017 APEX Business Awards

DECATUR, Ga., June 1, 2017 – Seven businesses were honored at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce 2017 APEX Business Awards on May 25 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Conference Center.

The APEX Business Awards recognizes local businesses for their exemplary standards and contributions to DeKalb County and the metro Atlanta region,” said Katerina Taylor, president and CEO of DeKalb Chamber. “We are thankful for the contributions of these businesses. Their continued success is crucial to the growth and sustainability in DeKalb.”

The award recipients included:

Business Advocacy: Discover DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau

Business of the Year ($1 to 5 million): Seven Oaks Company

Business of the Year ($5 to 10 million): APD Solutions

Business of the Year ($10 to 20 million): Gas South

Community Workforce: Senior Connections

Emerging Business: Intown Doula

Youth Initiative: Mokipops

Catherine Downey, Founder, CEO & Creative Director of CATMEDIA served as the keynote speaker, sharing how she founded CATMEDIA and evolved it into a highly-respected company.

To download photos from the event, click here.

ABOUT DEKALB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization with the mission to support, promote and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With 79 years of service in the community, DeKalb Chamber focuses on four critical areas including education, workforce and economic development, public policy, and business member services. We are the primary resource for businesses in DeKalb County. For more information on DeKalb Chamber, please visit their website at www.dekalbchamber.org or call 404-378-8000.

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