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  • Youth Leadership Upson Program

    The Thomaston-Upson Chamber offers two different leadership programs geared towards the Upson County community.

    CLICK HERE to learn more about the program and submission of the forms.

    CLICK HERE for the Youth Leadership Upson Application Form.

    CLICK HERE for the Youth Leadership Upson Recommendation Form.

    Deadline to submit all information for the Youth Leadership Upson Program is September 9, 2019. 

  • Youth Leadership Upson

    The Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce and Upson EMC are pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for the 2019-2020 Youth Leadership Upson Class.

    The mission of YOUTH LEADERSHIP UPSON is to expose selected high school students exhibiting leadership traits to the business, political and civic working of our community.

    This group is made up of seniors, juniors and sophomores that are residents of Upson County and who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in their school, church and community.  Each student is selected for a one-year school term and to successfully complete the program, a student must attend each scheduled class.

    An orientation for the 2019-2020 Youth Leadership Upson Class will be held the end of September at the Upson EMC Annex Building. All Youth Leadership Upson participants or a parent are required to attend.

    Youth Leadership Upson is sponsored by: Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce, Upson EMC, Ten Cate Protective Fabrics, Upson-Lee High School, Adult Leadership Upson and The Pie.

  • What does Newly Elected Governor Brian Kemp do when the Chamber's Youth Leadership Upson Class ask for a Selfie?

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      Youth Leadership Upson Class of 2019 asked Governor Kemp to take a Selfie with them, and he did just that!
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      Newly Elected State Representative Ken Pullin snapped this shot of newly Elected Governor Kemp taking a selfie with YLU
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      YLU Class of 2019
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      Camp Thunder Copes Course
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      Fireman's Jacket, fabric dyed at Upson County TenCate facility
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      Fireman's Jacket, fabric dyed at Upson County TenCate facility
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      TenCate Protective Fabrics group shot
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      Turkey Creek Snacks
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      Turkey Creek snacks provided us with lots of snacks this day!
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      Touring Criterion Technology
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      Criterion Technology Group Shot
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      Chief Manufacturing Facility
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      Quad/Graphics, The Rock Plant
  • Upcoming Events

  • Adult Leadership Upson

    Adult Leadership Upson is a comprehensive, results-oriented leadership development program administered by the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce. The program is designed to inspire and prepare graduates to be active and effective leaders in the Upson County Community.

    Participants are selected by an application and interview process. Once the class has been selected, this 12 month program allows potential leaders the chance to learn more about the community in which they live in or serve

    The Adult Leadership Upson Class of 2018 have been selected and those participating in the program this year are: Nash Austin (EMC Engineering), Joey Barrett (Georgia Power Company), Nate Crawford (Hannah's Mill Animal Hospital), Chandler English (Upson Regional Medical Center), Tracy Harper (SouthCrest Bank), Al Hinson (Thomaston Hospice), Ben James (United Bank), Alex Perry (EMC Engineering), Michael Powell (Upson County Family Connections), Bryce Robinson (Thomaston-Upson School System), Katie Salter (Tidal Wave) and Russell Thompson (City of Thomaston).

  • Adult Leadership Upson 2018 Photos

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      Touring DART with our Hair and Beard Nets on
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      Photo at DART without our nets
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      After Touring Criterion Technology
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      After Touring Interfor
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      Group Photo at the State Capitol
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      Governor Alex Perry
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      Governor Ben James
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      Governor Nash Austin
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      Governor Katie Salter
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      Group photo on the Capitol Steps
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      Rebels without a Cause
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      Lindsey Matthews smiling her best smile
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      Group photo at Georgia EMC in Atlanta
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      Group at the DOT District office
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      Ladies on a plane, Chandler English, Tracy Harper and Katie Salter
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      Alex Perry
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      Nate and Angie Weatherford
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      Arial view of Upson County
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      Benny Tucker, Lori Smith and Bryce Robinson
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      Guys on a plane, Ben James, Nash Austin and Joey Barrett
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      Katie Salter and Mitch Ellerbee
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      Nate Crawford
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      One of the planes taking off
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      Upson Lee Pre-K Class
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      In Front of UL PreK
      Upson Lee Primary
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      Upson Lee Elementary
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      After touring Upson Lee Middle School
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      T-U Archives
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      Petti-Grew White Stamps House
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      Petti-Grew White Stamps House
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      Sprewell Bluff Park - Skipping Rocks
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      The Rock Ranch
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      The Rock Ranch
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      The Rock Ranch
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      The Rock Ranch
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      The Rock Ranch - The men became party poopers and didn't want to have their photos taken any more!