Camden County Chamber of Commerce

Please join us for Business After Hours on Thursday, May 15 from 5-7PM at Lighthorse Healthcare. This is always a great opportunity to make new connections and visit with old friends. There will be food and beverages, door prizes an a drawing for June's Business Spotlight.
 
Please take a moment to check out what else is happening in Camden by reading below.

Kind regards,

Leslie Hamrick
President/CEO
Big Move Next Week for Chamber
The Chamber is happy to announce that Wendy Beltramo is the new executive assistant and Shana Black has been promoted to membership and event coordinator.  Having been short handed over the last few weeks, we now back up to speed.

Wendy is here just in time to help us move to the North Center next week. The JDA and Camden Partnership will be joining us there in the near future. After we get settled we encourage you to stop by for a tour or better yet, attend our annual meeting there on June 18th. We sincerely appreciate the generosity and foresight of the City of Kingsland for allowing us to co-locate there and thank Kings Bay Village Shopping Center for their support over the many years that we have called it home.

Kind regards,

Leslie Hamrick
President/CEO
Award Recipients Named - Honored at Dinner
Each year the chamber recognizes businesses within the community to honor at its Gavel to Gavel: Annual Awards Banquet, this year held on Wednesday, June 18. This year's winners are as follows:
Small Business of the Year - Wee Pub
Large Business of the Year - Chick-Fil-A
Entrepreneurial Spirit - Camden Bicycle - Terry & Darlene Landreth
Ambassador of the Year - Carol Lanham - K-Bay
Chairman's Circle - Doug Cooper - Coastal Oaks Home Inspections & Jill Helton - Tribune & Georgian

We hope you will attend the annual awards dinner and help us honor them and their contributions.
Chamber Supports Redevelopment Powers for St. Marys
The upcoming election is on May 20th and the chamber encourages everyone to get out and vote. If you reside in St. Marys, you will find a referendum concerning redevelopment powers. The Camden Chamber Board in April voted unanimously in support of its passage 
as it will provide an important tool for economic development and help make St. Marys more competitive with other Georgia cities. If you would like more information about redevelopment powers, please visit one of these three websites.
Help us make Camden strong! Vote Yes on the redevelopment powers referendum.
Awards Dinner (Gavel to Gavel) Set for June 18
Wednesday
June 18, 2014
6-9PM
North Center
531 N. Lee Street
Kingsland, GA 31548
Save the Date for the Annual Awards Dinner
Mark your calendar for the Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 18th at the North Center, the soon to be new home of the Camden County Chamber, Joint Development Authority and other economic development organizations.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 
Preparations in the Works for 2014-15 Guide
Work has started on the Guide to Camden County. Last year the chamber partnered with the Tribune & Georgian and together developed an a award winning guide that is used by the chamber, JDA, realtors, local governments and more to help promote Camden. As a value added benefit, all members are listed in the yellow pages in the back and any member advertising in it, receive a  substantial discount.  CLICK HERE for details or call the chamber or the Tribune & Georgian for more details.
Nominations Sought for Leadership Camden
Brochures and applications for Leadership Camden are now available, however the calendar shown is tentative, while we confirm locations and speaker details. Click here for more information. Two partial scholarships ($300 each) will be available and organizers will make their selection as they review all applications received. If your schedule does not allow you to get away one day per month for Leadership Camden, I strongly suggest attending Leadercast 2014. It is a day long event set for May 9th and it is a great way for you to invest in yourself. Last year was my first year and look forward to hearing this year's line up of speakers.
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LEGISLATIVE NEWS
GOP Senators Blocked Effort to Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10/hour
Chamber Supports Redevelopment Powers for St. Marys

MEMBER NEWS
Kingsland Catfish Festival Set for August 30th
America's Heroes Express to run in St. Marys
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