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We delivered the goodies to these fabulous Chamber Members.
What was meant to brighten their day actually made my Mondays a whole lot better. Congratulations to our January Members of the Week from Chattooga County!
Living Life On Target, Summerville
Great Awakening Coffee Co, Summerville
Waffle House is now open for business
24/7 and Holidays
From the 2024 Chattooga Chamber
Board of Directors

Paul Meredith CHAIRMAN Clifton Bagley PAST CHAIR
Heather Casey, Haley Goodson, Robby Hill,
Lisa Hughes, Emily Tucker, Zach White

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Join us for the first 5:05 Club of 2024!

After-business Hours
Networking Event

Thursday February 8th
at 5:05p

Dion & Maritza McKinney
at their new
3716 Farmersville Road, Summerville, GA

Heart Health Month Chamber Luncheon
February 20th at noon
Chattooga Civic Center, 44 GA-48, Summerville, GA 30747

Join us for our annual Heart Health Month Luncheon presented by Advent Health. We'll be hearing from experts in the field, enjoying a delicious healthy meal, and networking together.
The meal will be catered, and members receive discounted tickets.

Members-$12, Not-Yet-Members--$17
RESESRVATIONS requested by noon Friday, February 16, 2024
Please, read our new reservations policy HERE
The Calendar
Feb 8, 2024. at 5:05p-- 5:05 Club, Wellness BNB, 3716 Farmersville Rd, Summerville
Feb 20, 2024 at 12p----Heart Health Month Luncheon, Civic Center, S'ville
thru Apr 28---Brain of A Genius Exhibit, Paradise Garden, Summerville
February---Live Love Local, Downtown Summerville
Thu Feb 15, Young Farmers Horse Nutrition Class, Ag Center, Summerville

Save the Date---
March 23, 2024 at 6p---Chattooga Chamber Annual Awards Night & LCSE Fundraiser
presented by Atrium Health, Sarah Jane Farms details coming soon
First Tuesdays at 6p-- Menlo City Council Meeting, Menlo City Hall
Second Mondays at 6p-- Summerville City Council Meeting, Summerville City Hall
Second Tuesdays at 7p-- Lyerly Town Council Meeting, Lyerly Town Hall
Fourth Thursdays at 6p-- Trion Town Council Meeting, Trion Town Hall
Last Tuesdays at 10a---Chattooga County Administrative Meeting (open to public), Civic Center
Third Tuesdays, Quarterly (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct only)---Chamber Board Meeting, Chamber Board Room
TBA (check Development Commission Meeting, Civic Center
Rotary Club meets Thursdays at 12p at Jefferson's (Georgia Room), Summerville
Optimist Club meets Fridays at 12p at Jefferson's (Georgia Room), Summerville
Menlo Lions Club meets the first Monday at 12p at the Menlo Elementary School cafeteria, Menlo
Trion Lions Club meets the fourth Friday at 12p in Trion---location TBA
Friends of Sloppy Floyd meets the third Monday at 6:30p at the Park, Summerville
Chattooga Family Connection February meeting TBA
Drug Free Chattooga February 15th at noon, Civic Center, Summerville
Chattooga GICH Team meets the fourth Wednesday at noon, Civic Center, Summerville*
Chattooga River Group Board meets quarterly on the third Wednesday at 11a, Civic Center, S'ville
Young Farmers is meeting Jan 4, 2024 at 7p at the Chattooga Ag Center, Summerville
Please submit your events, activities and meetings to
Leadership Development
Sponsored by Georgia Power and Living Life On Target
Leadership Chattooga
Student Edition

The students took a turn around the county to look at different industries we have here. They started the day off at the civic center and talked about economic development with Cindy McGraw. Then, we went to Trion to Mount Vernon Mills and were briefed on the history of the company and toured them through the denim mill and finishing plant. After a quick lunch we stopped in on Tyler Whitlock at Ruff Creek amazing young entrepreneur! At Smith Ironworks, Blake Weaver gave us the grand tour and talked about how the company has grown over the years, with plans to expand some more.

All in all, the students were very impressed with the variety of companies located here, how they help the community, and how much goes in to starting and staying in business.
The adults had their orientation in January, and Diane Vinyard with Living Life on Target got them started off with several activities to learn more about each other. She worked in conversation starters and ways to get out of their comfort zone, too.

Heather Casey with LeadStrong414 led the afternoon session by diving into the DISC assessment and how knowing our tendencies help us communicate better and build trust.

Lori Dowdy Visits Chattooga Senior Regional Project Manager Global Commerce with GDEcD made industry tours February 1 to learn about industries in her territory and to speak with the companies about tax incentives that are available to rural counties.

The tours were a partnership between The Chattooga Chamber, NWGA JDA, and the County. Companies visited on this round of tours were Mount Vernon Mills, Try-Con Tufters and Smith Ironworks. Future tours will be scheduled. If your company would like to be put on a schedule, please contact Cindy McGraw at the Chamber.
Chattooga Chamber Paradise Garden
Sloppy Floyd State Park Chattooga County
Summerville Main Street US Forestry
Did you buy one of the original seats from the Tooga back in the 70's?
Please let us know...706.857.4033
We'd like to see it for reference as we look to replace seats during the renovation.

and help us raise the curtain on
The Tooga Theater

Steps to Take A Seat:
  • Donate to the Tooga Fund
  • Designate Memoriam/Honorarium
  • Decide which seat will be yours*

$350 Rows B- E
$250 Rows F-J
$150 Rows K-N

For other ways to help
please contact us or

*You will have first refusal on reserving your
seat for ticketed performances only.
Seating for free events will be
first come, first served.

Photo taken by Shelia Johnson

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