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April                                                 ■  State of Small Business Summit held offering
                                                                    small businesses ideas and networking

          ■  Chamber partners with the League of Women              opportunities. Partnering organizations of SCORE,
              Voters in hosting Macon-Bibb Mayoral Forum.           Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, NewTown
                                                                    Macon, Macon-Bibb County launched this inaugural
          ■  MEDC hosts Project Managers from Georgia               event attended by 100 small business leaders.
              Department of Economic Development, Georgia
              Ports Authority, Georgia Power & AGL Resources for   ■  The Consul General of Japan, Takashi Shinozuka
              “Developer Days” learning why Macon is a great        visits Macon meeting with local business leaders to
              place for business.                                   further enhance Macon’s relationship with Japan.
          ■  MEDC highlights local manufacturers with social    ■  Kumho Tire official grand opening of first U.S.
              media campaign called #MaconMade Trivia.              Manufacturing Facility. Chamber and MEDC officials
                                                                    celebrated with dignitaries from the company’s
          ■  Chamber staff wrap up year-long effort “Read to        Macon and Korean locations all in attendance.
              Succeed” contributing over 50 hours of reading-
              related tutoring at Burdell-Hunt Elementary school.  ■  Chamber celebrates with Macon’s Alexander
                                                                    II Math and Science Magnet School and First
          May                                                       Presbyterian Day School as both are recognized
                                                                    as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Only nine
                                                                    schools in Georgia were selected with two of them
          ■  Chamber partners with 100 Black Men of Macon-          being in Bibb County.
              Middle Georgia in hosting Board of Education
              Elected Officials Forum.

                                                                ■  2016 Total Resource Campaign concludes with
                                                                    60 spectacular volunteers reaching out to the
                                                                    entire community and bringing in record sales of
                                                                    $347,000 in event sponsorships and memberships

                           279                                  ■  Leadership Macon Alumni Luncheon features Mr.
                                                                    Alan Walden who spoke about his life and times
                                                                    with Capricorn Records and Macon’s own, Mr. Otis

                         Members for Over                           Redding.
                              25                                ■  Young Professionals Network kicks off 2016
                                                                    Professional Development Lunch & Learn Series.

                                 Years                          ■  Leadership Macon Class of 2016 announces
                                                                    class project “Bridging the Trail” which will
                                                                    connect a two-mile stretch of the Ocmulgee
                                                                    Heritage Trail with Amerson River Park including a
                                                                    pedestrian bridge.
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