Wednesday, January 25, 2012
David Connell says the Cobb Chamber of Commerce is emphasizing EDGE and leadership development.
A top priority in 2012 is to begin implementing the recommended strategies outlined in the upcoming Competitive EDGE economic development plan, Cobb Chamber of Commerce CEO David Connell told Atlanta Galleria Now, the blog of the Atlanta Galleria Office Park. "With that plan, we will strengthen both our business retention and our recruitment efforts," Connell said. The Chamber will offer new leadership development opportunities to members that will build on historically strong programs like Leadership Cobb, Cobb Youth Leadership and Honorary Commanders. Connell said the Chamber is bringing in radio host Dave Ramsey for his one-day course on entrepreneurship and is talking to local and national experts on leadership development about …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Wednesday is the last day to nominate this year's top small businesses in Cobb County.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations until Wednesday, Jan. 18, for Cobb's Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year. The 2012 Small Business of the Year will be selected from those 25 best businesses. Business owners can nominate themselves or other businesses. Nominated companies must: Which Northeast Cobb businesses deserve to be Cobb's top small businesses in your opinion? Tell us in the Comment Box. All nominees will receive a detailed application packet by Jan. 27. The Top 25 and Small Business Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized, and the Small Business of the Year will be announced during the Cobb Chamber’s First Monday Breakfast on June 4. The 2012 Small Business of the Year winner will also participate in the …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Leadership Cobb is the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s premier leadership development program.
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s premier leadership development program is seeking nominations for members of the 2012-2013 class. Class members will be selected from business, industry, education, government and other professions, as well as from volunteer, civic and religious organizations. Leadership Cobb develops leadership skills and promotes professional and personal growth through experiential learning sessions. Class members are introduced to a variety of viewpoints, illustrating the array of economic, political, educational and social factors at work in Cobb County. The Leadership Cobb program days combine lectures and dialogue with speakers, as well as class member interaction with leaders representing all facets of the Cobb …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Cobb and Marietta teachers were honored at the First Monday Breakfast.
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce held its monthly marquee event, the First Monday Breakfast this week to honor the teachers of the year for Cobb and Marietta, as well as hold a panel on higher education with some of the top minds in the field. Sponsored by the Center for Family Resources and held at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest, the hall was filled with both Cobb Chamber supporters and those involved in higher education. The event first took time to honor teachers of the year in both Cobb and Marietta City Schools. Both teachers represent the arts, as Coy Dunn of Kennesaw Mountain High School teaches drama, while Joanna Cox of Sawyer Road Elementary teaches music. During the breakfast the Cobb County Schools and Marietta City Schools …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Join Cobb's 12 business associations, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Paulding Chamber of Commerce and others on Oct. 25 at Six Flags for an after-hours networking event.
Following the success of the first ever joint Cobb County business association networking event, the Summer J.A.M., comes the networking event of the fall season, the October Haunt After Hours event. This private party event, organized by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce and the South Cobb Business Association, will take place on Oct. 25 at Six Flags Over Georgia from 5 to 7:30 p.m. “This will prove to be one of the flagship events in networking for Cobb County,” saod SCBA President Wayne Dodd. “The Cobb County Chamber has been unsurpassed in its efforts to promote this jointly held After Hours with all of its resources and staff to make it the success that it is becoming!” After-Hours attendees will have a chance to network with …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Officer Brett Gossett is the Cobb Chamber's Public Safety Employee of the Year.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce has named county police Officer Brett Gossett, “an exemplary model of the young law enforcement professional,” its Public Safety Employee of the Year. Gossett, a trainer for active shooter drills, received the award Monday morning during the Chamber’s annual Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, kicking off the 13th annual Public Safety Appreciation Week. “Officer Gossett … has made cases and performed deeds in his short career that many long-time veterans have not,” wrote Sgt. J.P. Perry, who nominated him for the award. “He is an exemplary model of the young law-enforcement professional who has already ‘been there and done that,’ working every day to make the …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Business environment, government services and quality of life are among the topics in questionnaire.
Today is the last day to answer the Cobb Chamber of Commerce's online Business and Community Survey. The survey is an in-depth attempt to elicit from residents information on a wide variety of issues about living and working in Cobb. The topics include business climate, quality of public education, responsiveness of local government, availability of cultural amenities and more. Responders are also asked to rank some of these issues according to importance and are given space to comment freely. The reason for doing this survey now is simple. According to the Chamber: "The 'reset' of the Great Recession has left more communities competing for fewer resources. Communities must recognize the challenges posed by this new landscape and take …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
The first summer Joint Association Meeting was held at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center on Thursday, attracting hundreds from across the county.
The Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations and the Cobb Chamber of Commerce partnered for the first annual summer JAM (Joint Association Meeting) on Thursday at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center. David Connell, president and CEO of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, explained that a cap on the number of RSVPs had to be set at 650. That number was hit more than a week ago, he added. Meral Clarke, president of Marietta Business Association, said the title of the event includes the words "first annual" for a reason. Organizers hope to continue this event in the future to further promote the cooperation of local business associations. The Elite 5 band from Hillgrove High School played Thursday. The 13 organizations …
Monday, January 3, 2011
What's happening in Northeast Cobb and surrounding communities today.
1. JoAnn Birrell will be sworn in as District 3 Cobb County Commissioner at 4 p.m. at the Cobb County Government Building located at 100 Cherokee Street, BOC Room on 2nd floor. 2. Family Story-time at the Mountain View Library. Weekly on Mondays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. 3. Cobb County Schools have a Student Holiday/Teacher Workday. The second semester begins tomorrow. 4. Nominations for the Cobb Chamber's 2011 Small Business of the Year will start today. Nominate a client, a vendor or your own business to be one of the Top 25 Small Businesses in Cobb County. The Cobb Chamber's 2011 Small Business of the Year will be selected from among the Top 25. The 2011 Small Business of the Year will participate in the Georgia Small Business of the …