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Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
March 20, 2018
News for Members
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Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

March Community Events Calendar
March 1-28 – Youth Art Month, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

In This Issue
Business After Hours
Publications Deadline
Community Events Calendar


Chamber Calendar of Events
March 20 – Business After Hours at University of North Georgia, 83 Dunbarton Farm Rd., Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
March 21 – Board of Directors Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Executive Committee Meeting at 11:00 a.m., Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
March 27 – Ribbon Cutting for Home Instead Senior Care, Fannin County Chamber
10:00 a.m.
March 28 – Ribbon Cutting for Southern Drug Co., 4075 East 1st St., Blue Ridge
11:00 a.m.
March 29 – Leadership Fannin, Education, Fannin County High School Field House
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
March 29 – Golf Committee Meeting at the Chamber
12:00 p.m.
March 30 – Welcome Centers closed in observance of Good Friday
April 1 – Welcome Centers closed in observance of Easter
Member Events
Dual Enrollment at Dalton State College
CASA Flyer

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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.

Miss Fannin County Middle School Pageant

Rebel's Corner

March 16 was the Junior Miss Fannin County Middle School (FCMS) and Miss FCMS Pageant.  We had 39 participants.  Attached are images of  our winners.  The first image is of Monica Cosentino, first runner-up for Jr. Miss FCMS, Middle is Jr. Miss FCMS Reese Lindstrom, second runner-up Jr Miss FCMS Madison Denton.  The second image is Miss FCMS Kinsley Sullivan and second runner-up Miss FCMS Leah Pope.  Not pictured is first runner-up Miss FCMS Brekailyn Arp.  The last picture is of Kinsley Sullivan, Miss Photogenic, Taylor Poland, Miss Sponsorship,  Adealyn Ray, Miss Congeniality.  Not pictured is Emily Mealer, People’s Choice winner.


FCHS Press Release Regarding the Accomplishment of Todd Geren

Rebel's Corner

Ask the Doc – sensitive hearing, pain in feet, and seasonal depression


Doctor Whaley from the Georgia Cancer Specialist joins us every Friday to answer viewer questions and talk about the latest medical study he has read. Today he answered these viewer questions:

Is there a condition which could cause my hearing to become more sensitive? I noticed normal sounds, TV, Radio, or a crowd seem louder than usual and I have continually lowered the sound on the TV in the last few months so I wondered what could cause this?

I have started having pain in my feet, just behind my toes, it only hurts if I sit for a while and then stand, I experience sharp pains in both feet and it is painful to walk, it does subside after I walk for a maybe 5 minutes so I wondered if I am getting arthritis?

Is it normal to feel sad or depressed during the holidays?

If you have a question for our doctor please send them to and as always we would like to thank the Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment.

Ask the Doc with Dr. Whaley – numb fingers, sharp pains, and extreme dry skin


Doctor Whaley from the Georgia Cancer Specialist came to sit with us today to discuss some great viewer questions. This week he discussed how smart phone addictions in adolescents are leading to anti social behavior and the following viewer questions:

My fingers have been getting numb and turning white and feel cold and it lasts for approximately 15 minutes should i be concerned?

I have been having sharp pains in one side of my head the pains are sudden and sharp but do not last very long is this just a type of migraine?

Since the weather has been colder i have been experiencing extreme dry skin to the point it skin breaks open and nothing I’ve used seems to alleviate the problem so I wondered if there is an over the counter solution which may help?

We would like to thank Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment. If you ever have a question for our doc email them to with Ask the Doc in the subject line.

Ask the Doc – arthritis, disk replacement surgery, and vitamin C


Today Doctor Whaley had great information for us as usual! He also brought us a little table decoration. In this segment the Doc answered the following viewer questions:
My doctor says I have degenerative changes in my spine. Does this mean I have arthritis?
Is disk replacement surgery an effective treatment for low back pain?
Can vitamin C help prevent colds or shorten them? Can vitamin C improve my mood?

If you have a question for our “Ask the Doc” segment email them to anytime and we will get them on the show. We would like to thank Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment.


Karla’s Korner – Upcoming Events in Gilmer County

Community, Featured

Earch Day clean up

Springtime in Ellijay means a lot of great upcoming events to get outside and enjoy! Dalton State College is hosting an art show for all local students from today until May 5th. There will be a reception tonight to kick off the art show. There are also ribbon cuttings this week at Premier Pools and Spas and Abby’s Ice Cream and Fro Yo. This weekend is Earth Day and it is supposed to be a beautiful weekend. In honor of Earth Day there will be a couple “clean up” events around town one will be at Harrison Park and the other will start at River Pavilion.



The next big Gilmer County event that we are looking forward to is the Apple Blossom FestivalABF on May 6th and 7th. This is a great festival showcasing local craft vendors, food vendors and businesses. Come out, bring your pups, and meet the FYN team. We will have a “pup-cam” and treats for all our furry friends as well. Also in today’s segment with Karla hear a little confession from BKP about “his spot” at the Apple Blossom Festival.





For more information on all these upcoming events and many more check out the events calendar on the Gilmer Chamber website.


Now Hiring – FYN Sports Director

Announcements, Featured

TeamFYNSports ~ Georgia / North Carolina


●      If you’re looking to work for an organization that is growing every day, month and year, is the place for you!


FYN is seeking a professional who is seeking a Sports Director / Multi-Media Sports Reporter who will be responsible for planning and editing content which drives audience growth, push growth on social media platforms, and recruiting.  This person will supervise a team of reporters and have decision making authority on when stories are posted. Position will lead for content and supervise content producers and reporters covering high school & college sports.

Qualified candidates must share our vision of producing and reporting coverage of local sports that stands out as being informative and entertaining for fans and non-fans alike. We cover all teams in our coverage area including area College teams.  Coverage may include motor sports (NASCAR, local racing), local prep sports and community events. Our Sports Director is responsible for organizing coverage, producing, and publishing local sports coverage including special news segment on High School – Game Night on all of our platforms.  Manage workflow and distribution/scheduling of content on social media.  Collaborates effectively with others, along with communicate and work effectively with a team of sports journalists to give a complete picture of sports coverage in designated areas.

The ideal candidate is the following:

●       1 to 2 years of digital journalism experience

●      Knowledge of sports / Entrepreneurial personality who strives to achieve big things and grow with a company. We don’t assign story ideas but expect coverage of all sports. We give the platform, but it’s up to the contributor’s hard work and commitment whether or not he/she succeeds and grows with us.

●      Social Media savvy – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, Flipboard, etc.

●      Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization

●      Proficiency with WordPress.

●      Experienced with deadlines


If our expectations and growing talent-based network is a place you feel strongly about applying, please submit your resume, cover letter and two recently unpublished writing samples in your application.

 Job Type: Contract

Required experience:

●      digital journalism: 1 year

●      Search Engine Optimization: 1 year

●      Sports Writing: 1 year - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

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