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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.


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