Weekly Update: December 2019

Business of the Month


Community Events


Chamber Events

Eggs & Issues is the Georgia Chamber’s premiere signature event where over 2,000 Georgians convene in Atlanta to formally kick-off the state’s legislative session. From local and federal elected officials, to C-level executives, this exclusive event features some of Georgia’s most influential leaders.

While networking and enjoying breakfast, attendees have the opportunity to hear from prominent speakers on the future of our great state and to also hear from President & CEO, Chris Clark, on the Chamber’s next big focus and legislative priorities for the year ahead. Special guest speakers from over the past few years have included Governor Nathan Deal, Governor Brian Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, Speaker of the House David Ralston, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, members of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation, and more.

This longstanding event serves as a key mechanism for furthering regional progress and collaboration.

To learn more or purchase tickets, click here!

Washington County Youth Leadership Session One

YL Session One consisted of a trip to GCSU for a campus tour, team building activities with Outdoor Ed, dining at The Max, and interactive activities throughout the day! A great kick-off to the program year! Many thanks to The Guild of Washington County, Sandersville Railroad, Queensborough Bank, Imerys & Citizens Bank for sponsoring this program.

Brick & Mortar Campaign

The Brick & Mortar Campaign was a great success, reaching an average of 2,200+ people per post and a total reach of 38,000+ overall throughout the entire campaign!

A special thank you to the businesses below for their participation and willingness to share their hearts for the campaign.

We hope this campaign encouraged you to shop small this holiday season and brought a little more awareness to the amazing small businesses right here in Washington County!


WACO Schools

WCHS Students Exposed to Local Career & Training Opportunities during Waco Works

Ninety-One 10th-12th graders from Washington County High School (WCHS) participated in Waco Works at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC), an event geared toward exposing and informing high school students of local career and skills-training opportunities in Washington County, Tuesday, November 5.​

Waco Works was sponsored by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce who received an EMC Electric Foundation Grant which allowed them to coordinate the creation of Waco Works with OFTC, Washington County High School and several key industries within Washington County.​

This is the third Waco Works event sponsored by the chamber and coordinated with OFTC.​

To read more about this amazing event, click here!


Local Business

To see local businesses that accept Shop at Home Gift Cards, click here!


Advantage Capital Invests in MeltBlown Technologies, Supporting Economic Growth in Rural Georgia

MeltBlown looks to add an additional manufacturing shift and bring new jobs to Sandersville, Georgia, highlighting the economic and community development impact of the Georgia Agribusiness and Rural Jobs Act (GARJA).

To read more about this exciting news and our newest Member, click here!

Special Promo: Get 2 single cheeseburgers for $4 or 2 double cheeseburgers for $5!


The Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Weekly Newsletter - Weekly Update: December 2019