Monday Minutes/Updates on Upson
Tell us who you think should win at the Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet in 2018!Nominations are NOW Being Accepted for the 2018 Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet.Show a deserving Business or Individual some "Upson County Amore"!Nominate them today. Click Here for the nomination form!Mark Your Calendars Now for the September 19 Sun's Up on Upson Business Breakfast -with Guest Speaker UL School SuperintendentDr. Larry DericoSponsored by Southern Rivers EnergyUpcoming Meetings & EventsFriday, August 10 - Business Expo Committee Meeting, 9 am at Chamber officeFriday, August 10 - Annual Banquet Planning meeting, 10 am at Chamber officeTuesday, August 14 - T-U Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting @ 8 amWednesday, August 15 - Small Business Roundtable Meeting - Noon at the Chamber office with Mark Lupo, MBCP Area Director with the Small Business Development Center in Columbus as our guest speaker. Our topic of discussion will be Cyber Security in the workplace. Please let the Chamber know if you plan to attend or Click Here to Register for this event or Click Here to print out a flyer to learn more about the event.Thursday, August 16 - Industry Roundtable Meeting - 11:30 am and sponsored by URMCWednesday, August 22 - Adult Leadership Upson Community Tour #2Sat, August 25 - Concert on the Square - Aug 25 with 'Rumours' A Fleetwood Mac Tribute. Gates will open at 5 pm in downtown Thomaston, Loose Change will hit the stage @ 6 pm, followed by The Ken Trimmins Band, The Quiet Storm featuring Thomaston's own Sherri Wilder and Rumours will take over from 8 pm to 10 pm! Tickets are only $10 each and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, Colony Bank, English's Café, Rescue Me Market, SouthCrest Bank, United Bank & West Central Georgia Bank. We will have plenty of food and choices this time, so plan on eating downtown on Aug 25. English's Café will be serving their delicious menu, The Pie will be serving up slices of pizza, The Rock Ranch will be selling Ribs, BBQ, Turkey Legs and grilled corn on the cob and Mr. Freed's will be scooping out their delicious ice cream cones! No outside food or coolers allowed, beverages will be sold at the event. Only 500 tickets will be pre-sold, so get your tickets today!Thurs, September 6 - Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Expo will take place on Thursday, September 6 at the Thomaston-Upson Civic Center. The event will be open to the public from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. Click Here for more information if you would like to come and learn more about what services our local businesses and organizations in Upson and surrounding counties have to offer.If your business would like to sign up to participate in this event, there is still time! Just Click Here for registration information!Second Phase of Hwy 19 WideningNotification of Detour on GDOT Reconstruction/Rehabilitation ProjectPI 0000297, Upson County, SR 3/US 19 FM CR 73/East-West County Rd to CR 8/Atwater Rd.Click Here to read the letter from the District 3 DOT office!Saturday, September 8 - DDI's 6th Annual Community Expo and Free Health Fair at the Civic Center. Check-in begins at 9:30am. Event begins at 10am. Free health screenings, workout sessions, snacks, face painting and more. DJ Smooth! We are bringing back the Infamous Game Truck and there are chances to win up to $500 in giveaways and prizes! The church family with the largest attendance will get a prize. DDI is still in need of SPONSORS,volunteers and donations. If you are interested or would like to know more, please give call 678-390-0435 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgOther Important Dates in the CommunityCity of Thomaston Pool will be open on Saturdays during August and September if numbers permit.Free Kickboxing and Free Dancercise Classes now being offered at the Thomaston-Upson Civic Center. Call 706-647-9691 for more informationFriends of the Bluff Trail Sweep - August 25 - Trail Sweep - 9 am to 11:30 am; Lunch for volunteers: 11:30 am. Call 706-601-6711 for more information.2018 UGA Griffin Campus Tour Dates - Visit UGA Griffin Campus - Campus Tour dates: Aug 29, Sept 13, Oct 2 and Nov 13. Call 770-412-4400 for more info.2nd & 4th Thursday Each Month - The Mobile Career Center provides workforce services for individuals and businesses. Individuals may participate in various career development activities such as on-line job search, cover letter and resume writing, etc. Businesses may use the Mobile Career Center for recruiting, pre-employment screening, interviewing and training. The Mobile unit will be at Southern Crescent Technical College the 2nd and 4th Thursdayof each month from 10 am to 2 pm.4th Monday of each Month - Upson County Family Connection, creating partnerships, connecting resources, strengthening families, building stronger communities! The meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month 12 to 1 pm. URMC Auditorium. For more info 770-567-2930.Thomaston Ford is giving a FREE - Complimentary Title Wave $20 Car Wash Certificate to LADIES ONLY on Thursdays with any regular scheduled maintenance service. Check Thomaston Ford out on the web at www.thomastonford.com or on Facebook for daily specials.Commercial Retail Office Space - Commercial Retail and Office Spaces for lease! Located on a busy highway. Great potential salon, retail, and professional office spaces. Affordable for small businesses, starting at $460 per month for 15x30 space and $675 per month for 30x60 monthly rate plus, CAM fees are $55 per month which includes general exterior maintenance of grounds. Located very close to Walmart Shopping Center. Please email or call if interested at email@example.com or (404) 642-0259.2nd & 4th Thursday – Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career? Thomaston Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from Noon to 1:00 pm at American Pie in Thomaston. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, and everyone is invited to attend. For more information about the Toastmaster organization go to http://3137847.toastmastersclubs.org or call Pam Koon at 706-325-2330.2nd Wednesday of each Month - Central GA Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) meeting is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at American Pie Pizzeria at noon.