Weekly Update: February 2019

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Concert on February 11th

The Washington County Concert Association is pleased to present the Davin - Levin Duo in a concert on Monday night, February 11th at 7:30 PM.  This concert will take place in the auditorium at Oconee Fall Line Technical College.  It is the second concert of the 2018-19 season for Association members.  Non-members may buy one-time tickets for this performance for $20 at the door.

The Davin – Levin Duo features two of the nation’s top classically trained musicians, Harpist Emily Levin and Guitarist Colin Davin.  The combination of the harp and the guitar provides a unique sound that has mesmerized audiences across the country. 

             Emily Levin is the Principal Harpist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Bronze Medal Winner of the 9th USA International Harp Competition.

            The youngest principal harpist of a major American orchestra, Levin is in her third season as Principal Harp with the DSO. She has been Guest Principal Harp with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Houston Symphony, and is a frequent harpist with the New York Philharmonic. As a soloist, Levin has performed throughout North America and Europe, including Carnegie Hall (New York) and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany).   For her debut album, Something Borrowed, the Classical Recording Foundation named her their Young Artist of the Year.

           Levin received her Master of Music degree in 2015 at the Juilliard School and completed undergraduate degrees in Music and History at Indiana University. Her honors history thesis discussed the impact of war songs on the French Revolution. She will join the faculty of Southern Methodist University in 2019.

Guitarist Colin Davin has emerged as one of today’s most dynamic young artists.  American Record Guide hailed him as “the real thing, a player with a virtuoso’s technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination.”  Davin appeared as a featured musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman and has performed at venues across the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (on historic instruments from the museum's collection), and the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.  Since 2012, he has been a regular guest artist at the Aspen Music Festival.

            Colin Davin holds a Master of Music from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California.  He holds numerous prizes in international competitions, including the Guitar Foundation of American International Concert Artist Competition, and currently serves on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music.

GDOT: State Supported Funding Program-
District 2, Tennille Outreach- 2.20.19

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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GDOT District 2- Area Office
643 Hwy 15 S.
Tennille, GA 31089
Are you Interested in Learning about State Funded Projects with Georgia Department of Transportation?
  • Learn about the projects funded by H.B. 170
  • Meet the GDOT District 2 EEO Review Officer
  • Meet the GDOT District 2 Engineer
  • Understand the Process to become eligible to apply for Maintenance Projects with GDOT
  • Learn how to Register with "Team Georgia Marketplace"
  • Learn about the Supportive Services available to DBEs, Small Businesses and Veterans on State Funded Projects
Firms specializing in traffic control are encouraged to attend. 
*Light refreshments will be provided

Click on the link below to register:
Register Now!
You don't want to miss out on this great opportunity! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via the information below: 
Anthony Miles
GDOT State Supported Funding Program


WACO Schools Friday Forecast


Local Business

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A Congressman at Work

Team Jody Hice set up office in the Community Health Care Systems office in Tennille on Wednesday, January 30.

Employees, as well as community members, talked with Hice's representative, Domenick Riviezzo, regarding their insights and concerns to be relayed to Congressman Hice.

Pictured: Carla Belcher, CEO, Mr. Riviezzo, and Jason Powell, Assistant CFO.

Pineland Announcement

Pineland is proud to announce its official merge with Cogentes, an I.T. solutions provider headquartered in Milledgeville, GA! This merge significantly expands the Pineland service territory, making their services even more efficient and accessible for people like you!

For more information on this exciting merge, feel free to click here.


Meet the New Doctor on the Block


Georgia Chamber SMART Benefit Plan

Local Broker:
Joy Norris,CIC,CRM
Moye Insurance
A Company of Doherty Duggan Hart & Tiernan
Phone 478-552-3976

Healthy Business Alliance

Now Small Businesses Can Save Thousands!
We, at the Chamber, hear from our small business members that health insurance, employee benefits and HR administration are a major expense and concern.  At the same time, many people are talking about the possibilities of association purchasing power.  For those reasons, we’ve teamed up to give you large business style buying power for your small business—even for those with just one employee. 

The chamber’s participation in Healthy Business Alliance® allows your small business to take advantage of big business-type benefits assembled by Purchasing Alliance SOLUTIONS® (PAS).  National in scope and local in delivery, participating service providers and affiliated chamber member insurance agents provide benefits to small businesses that have never been greater.  Through Healthy Business Alliance, PAS makes the complex, simple and the expensive, affordable.

This robust program gives you purchasing power with multiple companies such as Aetna, Humana, Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare, National General, Allied National, Intentional Benefits and many more.  In fact, Healthy Business Alliance delivers more employee benefits savings options than any program in America.
Here are just a few of the purchasing options offered by Purchasing Alliance SOLUTIONS:
  1. Build-Your-Own-Benefits Plan: Do away with the expensive pieces you really don’t need from your old plans and give yourself the perfect coverage at the best price for your business. Learn more.
  2. Healthy Year? Receive Money Back: You can receive up to 100% of unspent claims fund dollars back at the end of your contract year.  Healthcare coverage, money back? Learn more.
  3. Buy What You Can Afford: Get 24/7 access to a family doctor and give your employees the option to upgrade on their own! Learn more.
  4. Don’t want a Group plan?  Help Employees Pay for Private Individual Coverage: We know you care about your employees and now you can help them purchase their own policy as much as you are able! Learn more.
To learn more, you may visit www.PAS2Savings.com.
If any of this seems overwhelming, as we all know health insurance can be, simply reach out to the knowledgeable folks at PAS and let them show you how much money you can save. They can be reached at PAS2Savings@purchasingalliance.com or 800-782-8254, or, give us a call at the chamber, and we’ll put them in touch with you.

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Weekly Newsletter - Weekly Update: February 2019