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Cobb Chamber’s Business Expo is Thursday

Attend the Business Expo and Summer JAM presented by Cobb County Chamber on Thursday, May 14 at Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.
More than 150 Cobb County companies will showcase their products and services. FREE and open to the public. Event hours are 3-7pm.
More info: contact Mary Beth Moore, 770-859-2359 or mmoore@cobbchamber.org.

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Attend the Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast

The Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast is Monday, May 4. The event will feature the CEW Woman of Distinction Award. Breakfast held from 7:30-9:30am. General admission: $60; Cobb Chamber Member: $25.
Online registration closed April 29 at 12pm. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

 

 

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Apply for Principal for a Day program with Cobb Chamber

Get an inside look at one of our county’s strongest assets and become a Principal for a Day! With a commitment of a half workday, participants will have the chance to meet one-on-one with one of Cobb County’s outstanding principals to gain firsthand knowledge of the challenges and strengths local schools face on a daily basis. Participants will shadow a local principal, meet with the faculty, as well as spend time in the classroom with students. This program will take place on Feb. 19 in Cobb County Schools and on Feb. 25 in Marietta City Schools.

To Apply online  CLICK HERE. If you would like to participate, please complete the online application byFriday, Jan. 30. For information about becoming a Principal for a Day, contact Amy Goggins at agoggins@cobbchamber.org or 770-859-2335

 

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Submit your proposal for Cobb Chamber’s Worksite Wellness Awards

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The Cobb Chamber of Commerce Worksite Wellness Committee is accepting proposals from Cobb County businessesdesiring to establish or expand worksite wellness initiatives.  A total of seven awards will be granted: two $5,000 awards; four $2,500 awards; and one $1,000 award.

Incentives are made possible through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Transformation Grant (CTG).  For information on other community health initiatives visit www.Cobb2020.com.

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, December 17th. Proposals (one per applicant) may be submitted electronically to smason@cobbchamber.org.
 

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Cobb Chamber announces Public Safety Employee of the Year Nominees

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As part of the 15th annual Public Safety Appreciation week, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce will honor Cobb County’s finest during a special recognition program at the Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast event held at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Oct. 6. The breakfast will kick off a weeklong effort to celebrate public safety personnel in Cobb County.

Preparations for such an event begin months in advance with the nomination process for the Public Safety Employee of the Year Award in addition to other awards, such as the Medal of Valor, Award of Merit and the Distinguished Achievement Award. Residents, government officials, public safety agencies and business officials are given the opportunity to nominate public safety personnel for the honor. This year the Cobb Chamber received 19 nominations.

The Chamber would like to congratulate the following people on their nomination for a public safety recognition award:


Agent Kyle Arnold

Acworth Police Department

 

Detective Shannon Arrowood
Marietta Police Department

 

Detective Tom Bastis
Cobb County Police Department

 

Fire Engineer Steven Bradley
Cobb Fire & Emergency Services

 

Officer Daniel Brown
Kennesaw Police Department

 

Police Dispatch Specialist Trina Dean
Kennesaw State University Police

 

Fire Engineer Dave Dwyer

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services

 

Officer Adam Hainline

Kennesaw Police Department

 

Officer Darin Hull
Cobb County Police Department

 

Lieutenant Duane Manns
Southern Polytechnic State University Police Department

 

Investigator Bob Morris
Cobb County Sheriff’s Office

 

Officer Paul Reynolds

Marietta Police Department

 

Officer Tom Rooney
Smyrna Police Department

 

Officer Charles A. Spann Jr.
Chattahoochee Technical College Police Department

 

Emergency Medical Dispatcher Erica Tillman

MetroAtlanta Ambulance   

 

Officer Charles Vill
Cobb County Police Department

 

Public Safety Units

BERT Unit

Marietta Fire Department

 

Camellia LaLonde and Ty Daniels

MetroAtlanta Ambulance

 

Kennesaw Mountain Law Enforcement Team

National Park Service

Award winners were chosen by a committee of volunteers. Cobb County Public Safety Director Sam Heaton is the chairman of the Cobb Chamber’s 2014 Public Safety Committee. Presenting sponsors for the breakfast are Cobb EMC and Northside Hospital. The Awards sponsor is LoRusso Law Firm, P.C. Media sponsors include Cobb County Government and BIZ 1190 – WAFS AM and Talk 920 – WGKA AM. Silver sponsors include Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; C.W. Matthews Contracting Company; Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson; Fisher & Phillips, LLP; Genuine Parts Company; Georgia Power Company; GLOCK, Inc.; LGE Community Credit Union; MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service; Puckett EMS; Six Flags Over Georgia; and T&T Uniforms. The patriot sponsors are Cobb Galleria Centre, Eye Consultants of Atlanta, Marietta Trophy & Engraving and Publix Super Markets.

For more information on Public Safety Appreciation Week visit www.cobbchamber.org/publicsafety.

 

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Nominations Open for the Sam Olens Business Community Service Awards

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Are you a non-profit looking to recognize one of your community partners? Submit a nomination for the 2014 Sam Olens Business Community Service Awards to honor that company.

The Sam Olens Business Community Service Awards, presented by the Cobb Chamber and Georgia Trend magazine, recognize deserving Cobb Chamber member businesses for service to the community through support of not-for-profit organizations. Any Cobb business, large or small, that has given back to the Cobb community is eligible for nomination. Businesses nominated will then be asked to complete an application.

All nominations must be submitted by Sept. 26Click here to fill out an online nomination form.

For more information about the Business Community Service Awards, contact Sue Leithead at 770-859-2326 or sleithead@cobbchamber.org.

 

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Last Chance to Nominate: Honorary Commanders 2015 Class

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Honorary Commanders, one of the Cobb Chamber’s premiere leadership programs sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is seeking nominations for the 2015 class. Honorary Commanders is a cooperative effort of the Cobb Chamber, Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), General Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center, Navy and Marine Corps. The Honorary Commanders Association annually selects community and business leaders and pairs them with military commanders in a yearlong program, giving those leaders the opportunity to learn more about local military activities, their impact on our economy and various aspects of the national defense system.

Please note that the Honorary Commanders program year requires a significant dedication of time and energy. We ask that you discuss the benefits of the program as well as the commitment involved with your employer. Each nominee will receive an email with application instructions once the nomination period has closed. You may nominate yourself.
Click here to complete a nomination. All nominations must be submitted by July 11.

For more information, contact Julie Kim at jkim@cobbchamber.org or 770-859-2348.

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Register by Friday for the 2014 Cobb Young Professionals annual charity golf tournament

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Join the future leaders of Cobb County for an afternoon on the golf course! Cobb Young Professionals will host its annual charity golf tournament on Friday, April 4, at Canongate Bentwater Golf Club. The charity tournament will begin with registration and a warm-up at noon, with a 1 pm reception and a shotgun start at 2 pm. Individual players without a foursome team will be given an opportunity to be paired after registration. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the winner’s preferred charity.

The cost is $45 per golfer and $180 per foursome, which includes a round of golf, one reception drink ticket and a $5 donation to the charity of the winning team’s choice.  Additionally, participants are encouraged to bring cash for mulligans, extra drinks, raffle tickets and other opportunities to donate to the winning charity. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 28 at noon.

Businesses can take advantage of the unique marketing opportunity through a hole sponsorship. Sponsorship participation provides an opportunity to show support to Cobb Young Professionals and the Cobb Chamber, as well as help the organization give more to the winning charity. The tournaments major sponsors include Bank of North Georgia as putting sponsor; Shenton Law as cart sponsor; and the PGA Tour Super Store as prize sponsor. For a full list of 2014 sponsors and event information, visit cobbchamber.org.

For more information about Cobb Young Professionals, contact Hannah Gordon at 770-859-2359 or hgordon@cobbchamber.org, or to become a hole sponsor at the tournament, contact Jason Sleeman at Jason.Sleeman@53.com.

 

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Nominations open for Cobb’s Cutting EDGE Technology Award

The Cobb Chamber seeks to identify outstanding Cobb-based companies that excel in manufacturing, processing or utilizes high-end technology in innovative ways with the first annual Cobb’s Cutting EDGE Technology Awards. The Chamber recognizes the significance of technology to commerce, economic growth and prosperity. This award gives recognition to exceptional companies who have shown their partnership to the vitality of Cobb County through their commitment to innovation.

Nominations are accepted annually, giving the community a chance to recognize those companies on the cutting edge of technology in Cobb. After being nominated, each company completes a thorough application based on the Cutting EDGE Technology standards. The application covers company information, economic impact, innovation, community impact, employee benefits and green initiatives. Seven awards will be given including users and creators of technology and a green tech/clean tech award. The Cobb’s Cutting EDGE Award winners will be selected by qualified industry professional judges.

Click here to view the nomination form. All nomination forms must be submitted by March 5, 2014.

Please join us at the first annual Cutting EDGE Technology Awards on April 9 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. to recognize the outstanding users and creators of technology in Cobb County!

For more information about Cobb’s Cutting EDGE Technology awards or to become a sponsor, contact Samantha Elrod at 770-859-2374 or selrod@cobbchamber.org.

 

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A New Face for Leads to Success: Cobb Connections

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Beginning January 13, Leads to Success will be improved, transformed and renamed to Cobb Connections. Cobb Connections is a newly formatted networking program that builds relationships and promotes business-to-business development, as well as business to consumer. Attendees will still have the opportunity to give a 30-second elevator speech, but the newly formatted program features table discussions allowing attendees to share challenges and successful strategies for gaining new referrals.

Cobb Connections will be held the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Mansour Center from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is complimentary with a Cobb Chamber membership and pre-registration will be required.

Register for the first meeting of Cobb Connections >>

For more information about Cobb Connections, contact Amy Goggins at 770-859-2335 oragoggins@cobbchamber.org.

 

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