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  • Monday Minutes/UPdate on Upson

    T-U Chamber of Commerce Monday Minutes
    GA Senator David Perdue to give remarks at the Opening of the Smithsonian Crossroads Traveling Exhibit on August 24 in downtown Thomaston
    CLICK HERE to view the invitation to the Official Grand Opening Event of the Smithsonian Exhibit on Saturday, August 24 in downtown Thomaston!
    Be Sure to Click on the Thomaston GA Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Page to learn about the events happening on the opening day, Sat, Aug 24.
    Upcoming Chamber Meetings
    YOUTH LEADERSHIP UPSON - Applications are still being accepted for Youth Leadership Upson. If someone you know is a Sophomore, Junior or Senior, tell them to CLICK HERE for all of the information regarding how to register for Youth Leadership Upson. Deadline for all applications is September 9, 2019.
    Thurs, August 22 - Set-Up and Training for the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit 11 am to 5:30 pm
    Fri, August 23 - Finalize Set-Up for the Smithsonian Exhibit - with Docent Training at 2:30 pm at the 104 North Center Street Location- If you are interested in training to be a Docent, please contact the Chamber office at 706-647-9686 or just come to this location during this date and time.
    Sat, August 24 - TWO RIBBON CUTTINGS TAKING PLACE ON GRAND OPENING DAY! - Grand Opening of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit in downtown Thomaston. SPECIAL RIBBON CUTTING AT 9:30 am with guest speaker Senator David Perdue; Exhibit Opens at 10 am, Community and Volunteer Ribbon Cutting at 10:30 am; Speakers to follow, entertainment by local musicians and a Farmer's Market. Check out the Chamber's Facebook Page for more details on this event! The Exhibit is open and free to the public; Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm.
    Weds, August 28 - Neal Trice CEO of Upson EMC and past Chairman of the Chamber x2, has a huge birthday coming up! Make sure to wish him the
    BIG _ _!
    Weds, September 4 - Final Business Showcase Planning Meeting - 8:15 am at the Chamber office
    Weds, September 4 - Monthly Chamber Executive Board Meeting - 2:30 pm at the Chamber office
    Thurs, September 5 - Annual Business Showcase at the T-U Civic Center - Over 50 businesses will be present, door prizes, and a 50/50 drawing. Cost is $1 per person to get into the door.
    Tues, September 10 - Monthly Chamber Board meeting - 8 am at the Chamber office
    Mon, September 16 - Annual Banquet Planning Committee Meeting
    Thurs, September 19 - Dine and Dash for all Chamber Members and Employees will be held at the T-U Civic Center on Sept 19 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Everyone that RSVPs will receive a hotdog, bag of chips and a drink, just for being a Chamber member! We appreciate you and we want to let you know with this small gesture. Please RSVP if you will be attending.
    Mon, September 30 - Annual Chamber Board Of Directors Board Retreat, More information will be sent out to board members over the next few weeks.
    Mon, September 2 - The Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday.
    Weds, September 4 - Chamber Executive Board Meeting @ 2:30 pm at the Chamber office
    Thurs, September 5 - Chamber Members, please join us on Sept 5 at the Annual Business Showcase at The T-U Civic Center for prizes, samples and a chance to win some cash! Cost to enter is $1 per registration. All monies will be put into the 50/50 cash pot! One big winner will be announced on Sept 6. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information! If you have NOT Registered to participate this year, you may CLICK HERE for registration information.
    Mark Your Calendars
    Business Showcase
    Thurs, Sept 5, 2019
    CLICK HERE for all of the important details!
    Chamber Members - Mark Your Calendars NOW
    Chamber Member DINE & DASH
    Thursday, September 19 RSVP for you and your office if you are planning to attend!
    CLICK HERE for all of the details!
    Upcoming Programs to Celebrate the "Change in Rural America" Local Exhibits
    Father and Son Duo Danny and Will Bentley Present: “Beyond the Mule Capital Influence of Agriculture on Upson County: 1821-2019”
    Thursday, September 5 @ 6 pm
    CLICK HERE for all of the details - FREE and Open to the Public
    George Hightower Jr. Presents: “From Cotton to Fabric Evolution of the Textile Industry in Thomaston-Upson”
    Thursday, September 12 @ Noon
    @ Auditorium of Upson Regional Medical Center
    Cost to attend $15 - Cost includes Lunch and Program
    CLICK HERE for all of the details Cost associated with this program
    “A Cultural Treasure: Silvertown Mill Village and Martha Mills District
    Guest Speakers: Dale Jaeger, Principal Landscape Architect and Preservation Planner, WLA Studio
    Chris Jackson, Historic Preservation Specialist, WLA Studio
    Mr. Jaeger and Mr. Jackson are working on the National Register nomination for Silvertown and will answer questions property owners, interested citizens, and local officials might have about a National Register listing.
    CLICK HERE for all of the details
    Local Barber and Historian Wesley Brown Presents: “Churches, Academies, and Consolidation Development of Rural Schools in Upson County”
    Tuesday, September 24 @ 6 pm
    CLICK HERE for all of the details
    CLICK HERE if you would like to Volunteer at the Smithsonian Exhibit, Crossroads "Change in Rural America"
    Upcoming Community Meetings
    Thur, August 29 - 4-H OPEN HOUSE 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. UGA EXTENSION OFFICE - Upson County 305 South Hightower Street.; Suite 170 Come check out the information tables on 4-H programs. Make your own SLIME (while supplies last). See a Project Achievement presentation. Ask questions and get answers. Ice cream vouchers for the first 50 students who register. FREE come and go event for parents and kids in grades 3-12th.
    Sat, September 14 - Save the Date - Dissipating Disparities, Inc Presents: FREE Health Fair & Community Expo on September 14 at the T-U Civic Center. They are in need of Vendors (email dissipatingdisparities@gmail.comfor vendor info) and Sponsors (Click here for Sponsorship opportunities). Deadline for Vendors and Sponsorship opportunities is August 2nd.For more information please email dissipatingdisparities@gmail.com or call 678-390-0435 - CLICK HERE for more information on the event!
    Sat, September 21 - GOAT YOGA anyone? Yes it's a thing. CLICK HERE to learn more about this event happening on Sept 21 at EM Farms.
    Upcoming Events for 2019 at The Rock Ranch - Please CLICK HERE for all of the details!
    Employers in the Know! - Join the Department of Labor for Employers in the Know 2019 business seminars that will take place from June through November 2019. CLICK HERE for the class schedules and locations. The Department of Labor is dedicated to veterans and their spouses. For more information concerning employment assistance services, CLICK HERE.
    Upcoming Gordon College Events - See Below
    Business after Hours – Business owners can come on campus and share information about their companies with our students. They can also share information about internships and FT opportunities.
    Mock Interviews – Every semester we host Mock Interviews to provide our students an opportunity to develop their interviewing skills with recruiters.
    Career & Internship Fair – Business owners can utilize our fair to connect with students to satisfy immediate workforce needs.
    For Other Important Dates in the Community CLICK HERE!
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