Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
Business on the Green Golf Tournament
Networking & Connections
Chamber Events & Programs
The Chamber’s most prestigious event, the Annual Award Celebration is a gathering of some of Fayette County's most influential business and community leaders. The meeting includes a review of the Chamber's work over the past year and sets the vision for the year ahead. The meeting concludes with the “Exchange of the Gavel” to the incoming Board Chair. Outgoing Board members are honored and prestigious annual awards are presented including:
- Outstanding Business Person of the Year
- Small Business of the Year
- Carolyn Cary Dreambuilder Award
- Chet Wells Award
- Nonprofit Award of Excellence
- Young Gamechanger Award
This premier golf tournament is a favorite Chamber event and provides an opportunity for members to build relationships with other golfers, clients and prospects. Held in October, the Business on the Green Golf Tournament raises funds to support the Chamber’s strategic mission throughout the year.
Held once a year in August, The Diversity and Inclusion Summits goal is to help businesses build a better, more inclusive business!
The Chamber’s Government Affairs committee invites members to spend a half day at the Georgia State Capitol to observe first-hand the inner workings of the current legislative session. This summit traditionally takes place in February.
The Chamber is proud of its long standing tradition of recognizing and thanking our elected officials for their service to the community. Huie and Bea Bray hosted the"fish fry" at their home for many years. Hundreds of fish later, the Chamber continues to honor our local, state and national leaders by hosting a breakfast every fall to show appreciation for the work they do to keep our community strong and healthy.
Pancakes & Policy brings local, state, regional and federal policy leaders to the Chamber to discuss issues that affect Fayette County. Held three times a year, the April event focuses on accomplishments of the Georgia General Assembly. The August event focuses on federal policy issues and the November event provides local updates from County and municipal leaders. All Chamber members are invited to attend.
Leadership Fayette provides existing and emerging leaders with opportunities to enhance their civic knowledge of Fayette County, hone their leadership skills and network with community leaders. Participants will better understand how their community works and be inspired to use their talents to serve the community. Leadership Fayette is an eight month program.
Join us for Business After Hours! The Chamber's monthly Business After Hours is networking at its best in a casual, relaxed environment. Enjoy refreshments while you mix and mingle with fellow chamber members. Interested in hosting? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us at our monthly membership meeting B2B Breakfast. B2B Breakfast seeks to bring you guest lecturers and presenters who are some of Georgia's most celebrated business personalities. The series is a means of ensuring Fayette Chamber members gain insights into current business trends, corporate strategies, and regional updates.
We've received great feedback from our members about ways the Chamber can further support the business community. We are excited to pilot a new Lunch & Learn Workshop Series designed to provide member-to-member business education and professional development opportunities.
Economic and Workforce Development
Objective: Functions in support role to Fayette County Public Schools and its strategic decision to create a roadmap for a community-wide talent strategy. This effort will be facilitated by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and will create a roadmap for the next three years (2020-2023) focused on developing priorities for investments and programs, identifying gaps, and setting workforce development goals.
Participation in this committee is by invitation only.
Objective: Committee of workforce development professionals to discuss and share workforce updates, best practices, and resources that can benefit Fayette County employers.
Participation in this committee is by invitation only.
Objective: Healthcare Council is designed for businesses and support organizations within Fayette County’s Healthcare industry to share best practices, align resources, and coordinate common enablers to successfully serve the Fayette and surround community. Sub-committees meet throughout the year on specific initiatives.
Open to Chamber member healthcare businesses. Email email@example.com for more information.
Objective: Manufacturers Council is designed for best practice sharing, benchmarking, and programing for manufacturing businesses in and around Fayette County. Past programming has included 5S best practices, lean manufacturing, and workforce resources.
Chamber member Manufacturers and education partners are welcome to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Objective: Providing startups and entrepreneurs on the southside of Atlanta access to the education and training they need to succeed. Meetings delve into the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into a businesses. Whether you’re just getting started, stuck on issue a particular, or are in need of a refresher, these sessions are for you.
Visit StartUpFayette.org for upcoming meeting dates. Open to members and non-members of the Chamber.