News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community, Fannin County Chamber
November 2020
November 10, 2020
Buy, Eat, Shop Local for the Holidays and All Year Long!
There are so many reasons to Buy Local! Buying local STRENGHTENS OUR LOCAL ECONOMY! Did you know that when a dollar is spent locally, the biggest part of that dollar stays local?! Businesses use about 50 cents of every dollar for employee salaries and benefits. Much of the rest is invested in the business for inventory, expansion and operating costs. Only a few cents ever find their way out of town!
Buying local BUILDS LOCAL RELATIONSHIPS! When you shop locally you get to know the people you deal with and they know you. This develops Trust and a knowledge of each other that can only be found locally.
Small Business Saturday is coming up November 28. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Congratulations to 2021 Board Members!
The 2021 slate of new members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors includes:
Casey Eaton, The Sisson Company
Sandy Ott, UNGA Blue Ridge
Kevin Panter, Kevin Panter Insurance
Sarah Rigdon, Fannin County Board of Education
Troy Shirbroun, Anchor Brokerage
Serving a one-year term:
Tracie Griffith, First Community Mortgage
George Robinson, ETC Communications
Chamber Banquet Postponed until March 27
The Chamber’s Annual Banquet, held each year in January, will be postponed until March in hopes that Covid 19 will be diminished and more members will be able to attend. Currently attendance would be limited to 100. More information will be forthcoming.
New Plan for Leadership Fannin 2021
The Leadership Fannin Steering Committee has made the decision to complete the program for 2020 participants before moving on to a new class in 2021. Last year, only three programs were completed before the quarantine for Covid-19. The committee plans to begin in February and graduate the 2020 class in May. If you have any questions, contact Shannon York at [email protected].
Upcoming Holiday Events
Thanksgiving Harvest Market – 11/21 to 11/22
Santa Express Trains – 11/27 to 12/23
Holidaze Celebration Markets – 12/12 – 12/13 and 12/19 – 12/20
Ribbon Cuttings are Back!
Last week Rytech of the Tri-State celebrated Chamber membership with a Ribbon Cutting event. Rytech of the Tri-State is a water damage specialist offering 24/7/365 availability and reliable, knowledgeable and professional service. 100 Sky Valley, Blairsville. (954) 368-7035
November 11
Ribbon Cutting for Deep Roots Orchard
2984 Mobile Rd.
11:00 a.m.
November 12
Ambassador Lunch
Chamber Board Room
12:00 p.m.
November 18
Chamber Board of Directors Meeting
Executive Committee at 11:00 a.m.
Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m
Zoom Option Available
Chamber Board Room
November 26
Closed for Thanksgiving
More Community Events
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce | 152 Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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