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Small Business Development Center Welcomes New Director

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has named Richard Montanaro as the new area director for the Northwest Georgia Region. The SBDC provides free, confidential business services to companies with less than 500 employees.

The UGA SBDC enhances Georgia's economic interests by providing one-stop assistance to individuals by means of counseling, training, research, and advocacy for new ventures and existing small businesses.
To contact Richard, please call 706-622-2006 or email rmontanaro@georgiasbdc.org. His office is located at 901 N. Broad Street in Rome.
Manufacturing Trends Luncheon on April 10

Luncheon to discuss changes and trends in manufacturing

A Manufacturing Trends Luncheon is scheduled for April 10 in Dalton. The program is presented by Garner A. Carrick.


Mr. Carrick is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at The Manufacturing Institute.  He leads the Institute's research activities including partnerships with internationally recognized consulting firms and production of a regular series of reports on the issues and challenges affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector.



  • WHEN: 12 pm, Wednesday, April 10
  • COST: $15 (lunch included)
  • WHERE: Dalton Golf & Country Club
  • SPONSORS: Dalton State School of Business, Southeast Industrial Development Association, North Georgia EMC, Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority

Register for this event online at  www.daltonchamber.org. Contact Larry Johnson with any questions at ljohnson@daltonstate.edu.

Chamber Offers Business University
2013 Supervisory Academy Begins in April

John D. Rockefeller said, "The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee, and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun."   In order to be effective, not only do supervisors have to clearly understand their job and what's expected of them, they also have to be well-trained in the business of managing people.  Enhancing the knowledge, skills and abilities of frontline supervisors and leads will maximize their potential and add value to the organization. Their day-to-day interaction with employees has a tremendous impact on an organization's ability to achieve goals and sustain results.


The goal of this series is to reflect clear and meaningful information that will enhance the participants' leadership effectiveness.  This series is designed so that supervisors and leads will: (1) Embrace key leadership principles, (2) Discover their individual leadership strengths and challenges, and (3) Expand their influence and ability to get results through the people they manage.  This is series is designed to build capacity and learning with each module, so it is better for the participant to take the entire series versus one or two classes.


Location: The classes will be held at NGCEE Office located in Downtown Dalton at 113 West Gordon Street (next to Stage 123).


Time:  The classes are from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  For more information contact Tangela W. Johnson at 706-529-2800, or go to www.ngcee.com.


Cost:  The per person cost for each module is $125 for non-members and $115 for Chamber and SGN Members. Payment for classes can be made on-line at ngcee.com/workshops. To purchase all four classes upfront is $440.00 per person (an additional $20 savings for members).

100 S. Hamilton Street, Dalton, GA 30720
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