WELCOME TO THE
HEARD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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The Heard County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of Melinda Brown as the new Chamber President. Melinda is a Heard County resident and has been involved for several years in various local activities and organizations. She will bring to the Chamber skills and experiences that focus on excellent customer service and strong organizational abilities.
Thank you to Oglethorpe Power and Mrs. Diane McClearen for the scholarship to the 2019 Leadership Conference held in July at Jekyll Island. Your support of the Heard County Chamber of Commerce is greatly appreciated.
2019 STAR -Spring Education Luncheon
Thank you to all who attended the Spring STAR Luncheon on March 19. Many thanks to our Meal Sponsors Coweta-Fayette EMC & Relyco, Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, and Carroll EMC. We enjoyed good fellowship, good food, and inspiring speeches by Mr. Rodney Kay and Mr. Mike Roberts. Congratulations to STAR Student Mason Hudson and STAR Teacher Mr. Lee Burson. Thank you to our community for your continued support of the Heard County Chamber of Commerce.
(L-R) Mother, Debbie Hudson, STAR Mason Hudson, Grandparents, Wendell Cole, and Brenda Cole and STAR Teacher Mr. Lee Burson.
Heard County Chamber Business of the Month
March Business of the Month
Congratulations to the Heard County Cattlemen's Association for being selected as the Heard County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for March. The Cattlemen’s Association formed in the 1970’s and has been meeting monthly since the beginning. The meetings give local farmers of Heard County the chance to fellowship and hear informative speakers talk about agricultural topics. As a fundraiser, the association has hosted a rodeo for many years. They started out having their rodeo held at the ball fields by the Chattahoochee River for many years. For the past 11 years it has been held rain or shine at the Heard County Covered Arena on Hwy 100. The annual rodeo is the largest admission event featured at the Arena, and the rodeo attracts contestants and spectators from across the nation. Proceeds from the rodeo are used to provide scholarships to local high school students and to support various agricultural programs in Heard County. The Cattlemen’s Association meets the third Monday of each month at the Ephesus Community Center at 7:00 P.M. The association has approximately 80 current members. The Association would like to invite anyone to attend a monthly meeting to find out more about how the Association contributes to the agricultural interests of Heard County. If you are interested in joining the Cattlemen’s Association, sponsoring a meeting, or event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-328-7454. If you would like to attend a meeting and enjoy a steak dinner, please RSVP to 706-302-6281. The cost per meal is $10, to help cover the cost of catering.
February Business of the Month
Congratulations to Awbrey Logging, Inc. for being selected as the Heard County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for February. Awbrey Logging, Inc. has been operating in Heard County as a family business for over eighty years. The original business started as a saw mill before World War II by A. W. Awbrey. After World War II, N. V. Awbrey moved the business into the pulp wood industry. In 1971, N. V. and Al (father and son) began a partnership in the pulp wood and logging industry, and they worked together until 1987 when N. V. retired. At that time, Awbrey Logging was incorporated. The family tradition continued when the fourth generation, Jake Awbrey, joined the business in 1991. The Awbreys have continued the family tradition in the pulp wood and logging industry. Over the years, Awbrey Logging Inc. has established excellent relationships with its clients. Mr. Awbrey stated, “The relationships that we have established over the years with the farmers and landowners of Heard County and our employees are the most important aspect of our business. We are most thankful for these relationships.”
January Business of the Month
Congratulations to PPG Coating Services for being selected as the Heard County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for January. Formerly known as The Crown Group, PPG Coatings Services is the industry leader in protective coating applications, serving over 900 customers throughout the United States and around the world. PPG’s coatings services applies coatings to customers’ manufactured parts and assembled products. It operates on-site coatings services within several customer manufacturing locations, as well as at regional service centers, located throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Customers ship parts to PPG service centers, where they are treated to enhance paint adhesion and painted with electrocoat, powder or liquid coatings technologies. Coated parts are then shipped to the customer’s next stage of assembly. PPG coats an average of more than 1.5 million parts per day.
Mill Town Music Hall - Events for 2019
Be sure to keep a check on our Calendar of Events for area activities
2018 Volunteer of the Year
2018 Business of the Year
The Heard County Chamber of Commerce Office is located at 164 Davis Street
(beside Caldwell Law Firm) on the Square in Franklin, Georgia
The New Telephone Number is (706) 948-0466