Thursday, April 18, 2013
Dozens of vendors shared information and free stuff for grownups and kids at the Oconee Civic Center on Thursday.
The Oconee Chamber Business Expo was in full gear a little after 4 p.m. on Thursday all the way to 6:30. Did you attend? Tell us what you thought about the event below and share photos in the gallery by clicking on the "upload photos and videos button."
Stop by the Oconee County Civic Center from 4-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The free, family-friendly event is this Thursday, April 18, at the Oconee County Civic Center from 4-6:30 p.m.
Community members can meet face-to-face with representatives of dozens of local businesses conveniently gathered in one spot at the upcoming Oconee Business Expo. The 23rd annual event, which will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Oconee County Civic Center, boasts giveways, raffles and more. "We are bursting at the seams!" Oconee County Chamber Manager Zoe Gattie exclaimed. "We've got 54 indoor booths and six outdoor." Attendees will be greeted by many familiar faces, among them employees of BankSouth and Branch Contractors, Inc., both of which have won awards in the past for their over-the-top booths. But other businesses like Performance Pediatrics, Menchie's and the Georgia Chapter of HOSA will be making first-…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Athens Academy's Elyse Paneral and Steven Thomas of North Oconee High School will represent Oconee County in the regional competition.
It was eight o'clock in the morning, but STARS shone brightly Thursday at the Family Life Enrichment Center. The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce held its annual breakfast to honor this year's STAR students and teachers from each of the five high schools in the county. After hearing a rundown of the many accomplishments of the scholars and their mentors, the audience of school officials, Chamber members and community leaders learned that two had tied for the system award: Athens Academy's Elyse Paneral and Steven Thomas of North Oconee High School. Local school system STAR students advance to compete for regional honors. Winners at the regional level then vie for the state STAR award. The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The expansion will add about 1,200 square feet to the building on Nancy Drive.
Crews this week began laying the foundation for the addition to the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce's building on Nancy Drive. Chamber Manager Zoe Gattie said the expansion will add about 1,200 square feet in the form of two stories. The addition will house a third conference area and the Chamber president's office, she said, and a portion remain unfinished to use for storage. The extra space will also allow for a larger conference room in the basement level, she said. The Chamber has established a capital campaign to fund the renovation, which is expected to cost about $200,000, according to a letter posted on the Chamber's website by past Chairman Mack Guest. See also:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Chamber President Search Committee has set a March 6, 2013, application deadline.
Thursday, February 7
Employer: Oconee County Chamber of Commerce Description: The Chamber is currently seeking applications for the position of president. A full listing of the job description, including functions, duties and required knowledge, skills and abilities, can be found on the chamber website www.oconeechamber.org How to apply: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume with a list of references, a synopsis of accomplishments as it relates to this position and salary requirements. All candidates will be subject to a complete background check. Upon employment, the president will be required to live in Oconee County, Georgia. Please submit all application documents and supporting materials for this position by U.S. Mail no later than …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Past Chairman Mack Guest passed the gavel to Jonathan King at the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and banquet on Jan. 24, 2013.
Thursday, January 31
Piedmont Impressions' Jonathan King, the 2013 Chairman of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, gave the following speech during the annual meeting on Jan. 24 at the Civic Center. King shared his comments with Patch. It is such a privilege to be part of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce. I am truly honored to serve as the chairman for 2013. We are so blessed to be in a community that values its citizens, values its businesses and values its commitment to this region having a vision of growth and prosperity. We have a lot on our plates this year. Business Development – with companies like Caterpillar and the new retail growth in the Epps Bridge area to promoting and developing the available parcels of prime real estate, we have in this …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Plant manager Todd Henry says a grand opening of the facility is slated for November.
In just a matter of weeks, Caterpillar will be moving into its new plant, currently under construction in Bogart. Plant manager Todd Henry told members of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 24 at the organization's annual meeting that excitement is brewing as March 1 approaches. Henry, who was the evening's keynote speaker, presented the following time line during his presentation: Click through the photo gallery highlighting information as presented by Henry to learn more about Caterpillar's global reach, which products will be manufactured at the new plant and how to land a job with the company. Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. You might also…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at the practice's new office.
After serving patients for 14 years at an Athens location, Dr. James Parker has moved his practice to Oconee County. The new office, located at 1181 Langford Drive, boasts an outpatient surgery center for cosmetic procedures. Parker Plastic Surgery offers a range of services. For more information about the practice, visit www.parkerplasticsurgery.com and on Facebook. Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Odom, the Oconee County Board of Education Chairman-elect, replaces J.R. Whitfield, who recently tendered his resignation Tuesday.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Less than 24 hours after the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce announced J.R. Whitfield was stepping down as president to pursue a business venture, word came that the Board of Directors named veteran educator Tom Odom as a successor. A news release Wednesday stated that Odom assumes the position on an interim basis and will begin immediately for a seamless transition. “It was important to the Board that the Chamber continues its positive momentum," Chairman Mack Guest stated in the release. "Tom is the right person for the job.” Odom served as the Chamber chairman in 2001 and has served on various committees. He is the Oconee County Board of Education Chairman-elect. “I want to thank the board for having confidence in me to step in at …