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2014 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTEDThe Walker County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the "2014 Small Business of the Year." The winner of this award will be recognized at the Chamber's Annual Dinner in January 2015. The honor is given to a company that demonstrates best practices in business sustainability and growth, commitment to employees and a track record of community involvement. To be eligible for consideration, nominees must be small business (200 or less employees) and members of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce in good standing as of October 30, 2014 with a minimum of one complete full year in business. Persons may nominate a business, including their own, for consideration. Judging for the Small Business of the Year Award will be conducted by the Chamber's Board of Directors. Nomination forms are available online by visiting http://www.walkercochamber.com The deadline for submitting nominations is December 3, 2014 at 4 p.m. Click Link Below For Nomination Form: http://walkercochamber.com/docs/2014%20SBOY%20Nomination%20Form%20docx%20gj.pdf
FREE Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings and Business After Hours Events!Are you celebrating the opening of a new business or the expansion/relocation of an existing business in Walker County or the surrounding area? Maybe youíve been in business for years and would like to reintroduce your organization to the community? Chamber Members are encouraged to celebrate these great milestones with ribbon cuttings, ground breakings or business after hours events. What are these events? They are ceremonial events of new, expanding, newly-renovated or relocated businesses. They can launch a businessís first day of business or can take place after the businessesí opening. Because these events mark a very important moment in the businessesí history, it is also a great photo opportunity. One that is later shared by the Chamber with local media, members and is also shared on the Chamberís website for all to see! Why hold one of these events? They are great to begin or increase your customer base, they familiarize the public with your physical location and your products/services, help to generate possible sales from attendees and more. What does your organization need to do to prepare for an event? Download a copy of the event form from the Chamberís website and pick your date and time, choose who will speak, decide on other event details to enhance your event, invite your customers, friends and family, and then host a successful event. Who attends ribbon cuttings? The Chamber will automatically invite the Chamberís membership, media and elected officials by sending them a notice two weeks before the event and a reminder one week before. The event will be listed on the Chamberís website calendar and will announce at Chamber functions leading up to the event. Those hosting events should also consider inviting business partners, financers, contractors, employees, customers, friends, and family to be with them as they celebrate this momentous occasion in your businessís history. What have other businesses done to make their events unique? Many conduct separate PR campaigns to obtain media attention, provide door prizes, have samples of products available, invite corporate staff from out of town, as well as offer complimentary appetizers and beverages. We are excited for your businessís success and value the opportunity to help you mark important occasions! Members of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce are offered all of these exiting opportunities for FREE. For complete information on each of these offerings please visit http://www.walkercochamber.com/2013-chamber-ribbon-cutting.pdf Not a member of the Chamber and would like more information on the benefits of being a member? Please visit www.walkercochamber.com or call 706-375-7702. We look forward to hearing from you.
New Membership Benefit - Register Today!Succeeding in business is about making smart decisions. That's why the Chamber has partnered with COS Business Products & Interiors to create the BrilliantBuys Program. This program will provide all Chamber members with an exclusive menu of products, process and services to fit any size business.