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  • Monday Minutes/Updates on Upson



              Jackson Kayak Cruise 12 Value - $1,000
              Sponsored by Outside World Columbus

    ​             YETI hopper Two 30 Value - $300
                 Donated by AgSouth Farm Credit
    If you would like to purchase tickets for the May 11 Concert in downtown Thomaston, tickets are available at Colony Bank, English's Café, Rescue Me, United Bank and West Central Ga Bank and the Chamber office. Tickets are $10 each in advance. Opening number will be Callista Clark from Pike County @ 6 pm and Headliner "The Departure, A Journey Tribute Band" @ 7 pm.
    Click Here for more concert information.
    To Register for the May 19 Poker Float, Click Here.
    If you would like to volunteer for any of our upcoming events, please call 706-647-9686.
    Wednesday, April 18 - Adult Leadership Upson Community Tour - ALU Members 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 Auto Spa) and Russell Thompson (City of Thomaston).
    Thursday, April 19- Chamber of Commerce Industry Roundtable Meeting - 11:30 am, hosted by the Industrial Development Authority
    Tuesday, May 2 - Chamber Executive Board Meeting - Time TBA
    Friday, May 4 - 9 am Annual Banquet Planning Meeting, followed by 10 am Business Expo Planning Meeting @ The Chamber office
    Upcoming Chamber Events for 2018
    Three Rivers Throw Down - Saturday, April 21 @ Sprewell Bluff
    Concert on the Square - May 11 with 'The Departure', A Journey Tribute
    Annual Flint River Poker Float - May 19 - Begins at Sprewell Bluff
    Concert on the Square - August 25 with 'Rumours' A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
    8th Annual Business Expo - September 6 at the T-U Civic Center
    Other Important Dates in the Community
    Thursday, April 19 - The 2018 Golden Eagle Dinner honoring former City of Thomaston Mayor Hays Arnold, will take place on Thursday, April 19 at Thomaston First United Methodist Church at 6:30 pm. Please Click Here to learn more information about this event.
    Thursday, April 19 - Dissipating Disparities Incorporated will be partnering with Alliant Quality, Upson Regional Medical Center, and Thomaston Housing Authority to kick off our FREE 6 Week Diabetes Education Program! This program will take place at the Drake Heights Location Thomaston Housing Authority Office beginning at 10am and will held weekly. This program is open to everyone even if you do not have diabetes. Fun, Prizes, Giveaways, Tell your family, friends and church families to meet you at the Diabetes Education Program! Come out and join us for a great time learning about diabetes, self management of diabetes and prevention of a condition that is truly affecting our communities. Individuals that attend all of the classes will be eligible for a GRAND prize! Sponsorship opportunities are available - please contact a team member for detailsFor more information, please contact Carlisha @ 706-975-8476 ,Phyllis @ 678-972-4172, or check our website at www.ddi-ga.org
    Friday, April 20 - Thomaston Raceway Customer Appreciation Day - 10 am to 2 pm, Tons of Give-a-Ways including FREE Krispy Krunchy Chicken & FREE Pirelli’s Pizza, also a chance to win FREE gas.
    Saturday, April 28 - Thomaston Ford & Ford Motor Company have partnered with Westwood Christian Academy to have a Drive 4-UR School event to raise funds for the Athletic Department. Ford will donate $20.00 for a test drive of their vehicles and an extra $10.00 to drive the new model 2018 Expedition or 2018 EcoSport. The event will be Saturday April 21st from 9AM till 4PM at Thomaston Ford , 1011 Hwy 19 N. They will also have a Silent Auction, Live Entertainment, Food, Children Entertainment and other events. Please help support our local Schools and Community Fund raising events.
    Saturday, April 28 - Northridge Church is sponsoring a Priscilla Shirer simulcast on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 - 4:30. The event will include three sessions of praise, worship and teaching by Priscilla Shirer and Tony Evans. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Northridge link: 
    www.northridgethomaston.com/eventsign-up. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Priscilla Shirer teach and spend time with other ladies in our community.
    Upcoming Upson Events in 2018
    2018 Golden Eagle Dinner - Thurs, April 19 at TFUMC @ 6:30 pm
    3 River Throw-Down - Sat, April 21 @ Sprewell Bluff
    National Day of Prayer on the Courthouse Square - May 3
    Armstrong School of Dance Recital - May 4 and May 5
    RUSH Concert and Event - Saturday, May 12
    Smoke on the Water Festival - June 15 and June 16 at Bickley's Lake
    2018 UGA Griffin Campus Tour Dates - Visit UGA Griffin Campus - Campus Tour dates, April 25, May 16, July 26, 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 Thursday
    of 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 citystationshoppingcenter@gmail.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.
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