Professional development can be costly for companies, that's why the Walker County Chamber of Commerce and SouthCrest Bank have teamed up to offer a one-day business conference, all without having to leave town. Eight speakers will present a variety of topics on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Walker County Civic Center. Registration is $50 for members (early bird rate ends Sept. 1) and the cost includes breakfast and lunch.
Vincent Phipps, Communication VIP Training & Coaching
"Amplify Your Attitude"
Our keynote speaker is an award-winning international speaker, author, trainer, and CEO of Communication VIP Training and Coaching. “Amplify Your Attitude!” combines what Vincent calls the three most important dynamics of attitude: Motivation, Communication, and Leadership. (Watch a video clip here).
Meagan Jolley, Rock City
"How to Grow Your Business Through Facebook"
What is an editorial calendar and why should you have one? What are the different types of Facebook posts and how can you build an engaged audience? Learn this and more from the professionals behind the best-known brand in the southeast.
Lt. Pat Cook, Walker County Sheriff's Department
"Personal Safety and Situational Awareness"
Learn tips about safety & security that you can implement at your workplace. Lieutenant Pat Cook with the Walker County Sheriff's Department will be on hand to discuss personal safety and confrontational issues inside the workplace, as well as tips to help you stay safe and aware of your surroundings wherever your busy schedule may take you.
Scott Goble, CPA, Sound Accounting
"Cash Management/Ask the CPA"
Workshop participants will learn different methods for managing cash when bills are certain and revenue or collections isn't. Planned topics include how to calculate your working capital needs, the different types and sources of working capital, matching loan terms to spending needs, cash flow budgeting, and methods for accelerating collections. Bring your questions for a Q&A session with the CPA
Rhonda Beasley, Roper Corporation
"HR in 2017: What Employers & Managers Need to Know"
Keep up with the latest changes in the HR industry and become a better-informed employer and manager with these tips for managing employees.
"Protecting Yourself from Internet Fraud"
Protect yourself and your company from internet fraud by utilizing these simple tips, presented by our sponsor, SouthCrest Bank
Wade Rowan, ACT Business Machines
"A Proactive Approach to Office Technology"
How can you take a proactive approach to your company's IT solutions? Learn some simple tricks to shift from reactive to proactive when it comes to your office technology.
Lacey Wilson, Walker County Chamber
"Bonus Session - 5 Tips to Enhance Your Marketing Efforts Instantly"
After the conference concludes, you're invited to stay around for this bonus session presented by the Chamber. What's a branding guide? How can I automate my company newsletter? Where can I create professional graphics & websites on a budget? Leave the conference with 5 tips to immediately enhance your marketing efforts during this bonus session.
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a Randstad Staffing job fair at their LaFayette office (200 West Villanow Street) on Thursday, August 24 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. They are hiring for Machine Operators, Material Handlers, Welders and Fork Lift Operators in the Walker and Catoosa County areas.
Pay will be between $10 and $16 per hour depending on the job, and 6 months Mfg. experience within the last 3 years is required. Interested applicants should visit employgeorgia.com and apply to Job ID #1523713124 prior to attending the job fair on Thursday.
Don't miss your chance to learn more about the area's most iconic tourist destination during the One Walker luncheon at Lookout Mountain on August 22, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.
Attendees will hear about the culture and economic impact of the popular attraction from Rock City President and Chief Operating Officer Susan Harris. Registration must be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday, August 16 to reserve your seat.
Click here to register
I had the pleasure of trying paddle boarding a couple of weeks ago on the LaFayette City Lake. It was a wonderful experience. L2 Outside provided a demo day on our lake and brought several different styles and size boards for everyone to try. They supplied the paddle boards and equipment and we had all the fun of trying it out. There is so much beauty surrounding our lake. We have the beautiful mountains and landscapes plus the water is so peaceful. All this made for a great day with lots of smiles and happy faces from all ages. L2 Outside also does a Free Friday Demo Day most Fridays during the summer from 6-8 at their location in Flintstone, 286 Lake City Dr. Flintstone, Ga. And L2 Outside is always doing adventures from their Chattanooga location by the river at 100 Market St, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402. They even do a Sunset Paddleboard Tour down the river on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30-8:30. We are so fortunate to have this resource available to learn how to play and enjoy the beauty and peace from our lakes and rivers!
What you don’t know may be just below the surface…
Now to another adventure most of us aren’t aware of or don't experience is the vast number of caves we have in Walker County. When you think you have seen it all in Walker County, you may have to get down on your hands and knees and crawl in one of our many caves hidden within our county. However, I only recommend this with an experienced guide leading the tour. G3 Adventures is our own locally owned and operated caving touring company. They are located in LaFayette at 115 N. Chattanooga St. You can find out how to schedule tours through their Facebook page.
This adventure has been one of my most challenging and interesting ones in a long time. This is not your everyday excursion. It is with helmets, headlamps, kneepads and gloves all provided for by G3 Adventures. This is an adventure some people won’t have the opportunity to do in their lifetime and we are located in Walker County where we have all level of caving adventures available.
More and more people are talking about all the wonderful outdoor adventures we have right here at home. While riding bikes with a cycling group last week, one gentlemen told me he came to this area to retire from up north because he saw everyone outdoors riding, hiking, kayaking… and he said his retirement has been like he has been on vacation every day since he moved here almost 2 years ago. There is very little you can’t do in the outdoors here in Walker County and the surrounding Chattanooga area with mountains, rivers and lakes, biking and horse trails and all the hidden treasures underground!
Come visit for a day, a month or a lifetime… you won’t be disappointed!
Submitted by Lisa J. Heyer, Better Homes & Gardens - Jackson Realty
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Back Alley Productions is proud to present “Lost In Yonkers,” a family comedy from Neil Simon. Limited performances are set for Friday and Saturday evenings of Aug. 18, 19, Sept. 1, 2 at 8 p.m., with a special matinee on Saturday, August 26 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchase online at www.BAPshows.com.
The performances will be held at the Mars Theatre, located at 117 N. Chattanooga Ave., LaFayette, GA. The show is directed by Ronald King with an ensemble of local community actors.
“This is the perfect show for families and adults alike,” King says. “After several dramatic shows, we’re excited to offer something for the local families in our area. This is fun for everyone and can be a great summer evening or afternoon for the whole gang to go to the theatre.”
“Yonkers” details the struggles of two teenaged brothers, Jay and Arty, growing up in 1942 New York. Their mother has just died following a lengthy illness, and their deadbeat father must take on a traveling sales job to pay for the medical bills. So the two boys are left with their stern, straight talking german grandmother Kurnitz, their harebrained Aunt Bella, and an uncle named Louie with ties to the mafia. At first Jay and Arty think their new situation is a complete, neverending nightmare of strict rules and boredom. But soon, the family antics ensue and the boys grow up in the company of odd characters. Lessons are learned, family bonds closer, and the boys are forever changed - for the better.
General admission to the show is $15, while students and seniors are $12. For more information, visit www.BAPshows.com or call 706-483-6541.
Member News: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Friends of Moccasin Bend Announce Construction of Orientation Plaza and Park Trails at Moccasin Bend
On July 22, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that the National Park Service is teaming up with partners across the nation to distribute more than $50 million in high priority maintenance and infrastructure projects at 42 parks in 29 states, including $143,733 at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park to construct an orientation plaza and park trails at Moccasin Bend National Archeological Distric. The funding for Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will be matched with $287,546 from the Friends of Moccasin Bend.
Congress provided $20 million for the projects as part of the Centennial Challenge program which will be matched by $33 million from more than 50 park partners to improve trails, restore buildings, and increase visitor access to parks.
A community prayer event "Walker County: Cities on Our Knees" will once again take place on September 11 at the Walker County Civic Center.
This annual gathering is an opportunity for the citizens of all Walker County cities to come together, both to remember the victims and first responders lost on 9/11 and to honor our nation's military men and women.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm at the Walker County Civic Center, located at 10052 N Hwy 27 in Rock Spring, GA. For more information, contact Lisa Heyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHI Memorial has signed an agreement to manage Cornerstone Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Larry Schumacher, CHI Memorial CEO and senior VP of operations, Southeast Division, Catholic Health Initiatives, said, “Cornerstone’s Atlanta-based owner, ValorBridge, expressed an interest in partnering with CHI Memorial based on our experience in acute hospital operations and our large primary care and specialty care physician network in North Georgia, as well as our reputation for quality and loyal patient following.”
“In recent years, CHI Memorial has expanded its service to patients in North Georgia, re-opening Hutcheson primary care clinics in Chickamauga, LaFayette and Trenton under the CHI Memorial Medical Group brand, opening The Chattanooga Heart Institute clinic, and expanding access to providers at CHI Memorial’s Family Practice Associates – Ringgold and Professional Park Associates in LaFayette, Georgia,” says Schumacher. “In managing Cornerstone, CHI Memorial leaders and physicians will work collaboratively with the providers at Cornerstone, lending their expertise in clinical process improvement, safety, and excellent patient experience, to provide high-quality care for the people who live and work in North Georgia.”
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday, August 24, 2017
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM