Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.
Frankie Rigdon is 2019 Chairperson
Frankie Rigdon, Vice President of operations for ETC Communications, will serve as Chairman of the Chamber’s 2019 Board of Directors.
Frankie is married to Sarah Finch Rigdon and together they have 7 children and 5 grandchildren. He graduated from Fannin County High School in 1984 and began his career in Telecommunications later that same year working for Hoke Jones and Voncel Gregory at the then privately owned Blue Ridge Telephone Company. Frankie was hired in 1986 by General Telephone (GTE) which later became Alltel and worked there until 1999. It was in 1999 that Frankie began his employment with ETC.
In addition to serving on the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce board of Directors, Frankie has served or is serving in many volunteer positions including President of the Mountaintown Community fire department organizing committee, Captain of Mountaintown Fire Station #8, Sunday School Director and Vacation Bible School Director of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Georgia 811 Board of Directors and past Chairman, Fannin County Development Authority and the City of Jasper “Perrow Property” steering committee.
Congratulations New Board Members!
Three Year Term:
Suzanne Stepp Davenport, Southern Drug Company;
C.J. Green, Terminator Pest Control;
Susan Kiker, Fannin Regional Hospital;
Cindy Stone, United Community Bank
One Year Term:
Bill Banzhaf, Harry Norman REALTORS;
Steve Smith, Coldwell Banker High Country Realty
Invitations will be on the way next week!
Ribbon Cutting – Congratulations!
Congratulations to Amanda Payne, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones on her new location! Visit her at 3798 East 1st St., Blue Ridge. (706) 632-8118
The Chamber is looking for ten members to sponsor the quarterly Business After Hours Cash Drawing. The cost to sponsor for the year is $100.00. Business sponsor names will be listed on ads for the events and other mentions building up to the event, as well as announced at the event. If you are interested in being a cash drawing sponsor, contact Dianne Mallernee at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (706) 632-5680.
Become a Chamber Ambassador or
Join the Chamber Leads Group in 2019!
Ambassadors represent the Chamber throughout Fannin County at community events and improve relations with members and non-members. Ambassadors have a monthly meeting at a member restaurant to discuss upcoming events and networking opportunities.
Lunch N Leads is a referral group that meets monthly sharing leads, referrals, best practices and common experiences, building a network of trust and confidence that helps its members thrive.
If you have any interest in participating in Ambassadors or Lunch N Leads, contact Dianne Mallernee for more information or to sign up!
Welcome New Members!!
Appalachian Home Renovations
Appalachian Home Renovations offer complete remodeling services; basement build-outs, kitchens, baths, decks, porches, garages, sheds and siding. Master carpenter father and son team. Fully licensed and insured.
Fly Fish North Georgia offers guided wading and drift boat trips on several private trophy streams and public rivers. Whether you are looking for an instructional trip for beginners, or access to north Georgia’s finest trophy trout streams for experienced anglers, Fly Fishing North Georgia has you covered.
Everyone is invited to join them at Harbor Ministries! The church services are casual dress and worship style is blended. Anchor groups, bible study groups for all ages, meet at varying times during the week in addition to Sunday morning worship service.
Highlightz Hair Salon
5764 Appalachian Hwy.
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
Hair Salon. Highlightz Hair Salon also has a cosmetic line available.
December 5 – Lunch N Leads at Blue Jeans Pizza and Pasta Factory
December 5 – Ribbon Cutting for Fly Fishing North Georgia, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
December 6 – Ribbon Cutting for ATA Controls, 931 East Main St., Blue Ridge
December 11 – Ribbon Cutting for Highlightz Hair Salon, 5764 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge
December 13 – Ribbon Cutting for Fat Raccoon Gallery, 121 Ocoee St., Ste. 2, Copperhill, TN
December 18 – Business After Hours at Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 West Main St., Blue Ridge
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
December 19 – Board of Directors Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Executive Board Meeting at 11:00 a.m., Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
December 20 – Ambassador Lunch at Treo Blue Ridge, 588 East Main St., Blue Ridge
December 25 – Welcome Centers Closed in Observance of Christmas
Member Renewals –
A2B Transit (L&M Transit)
Appalachian Country Living Magazine
Blue Ridge Dental
Blue Ridge Lodge & RV Park
Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
Brotherhood Oil Quick Lube and Tire Center
Cabin Rentals of Georgia
Cameron Hall of Ellijay-Five Star Senior Living
Comfort Inn & Suites
FLAG Adult Education
Home Town Insurance
Mountain Place Home Management
North Georgia Paper & Specialty
Painted Pony Trading Co.
Recon Investment Strategies
S & S Painting & Pressure Wash
Serenity Luxury Suites
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Taste of Amish & General Store
Temple Baptist Church
Winkler & Winkler
The mission of the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce is to provide services to members, support existing business and promote economic development and tourism, while preserving and enhancing our community’s character, natural resources and quality of life.
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
152 Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge GA 30513
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