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A Taste of Macon-Bibb                             The Jones Center Ribbon Cutting

          July                                                  ■  Mark Butler, Georgia’s Department of Labor
                                                                    Commissioner addresses attendees at Good

          ■  Pat Topping, Sr. Vice President of Economic            Morning Macon highlighting the state’s initiatives
              Development, Macon Economic Development               focused on workforce development, talent
              Commission honored by Southern Economic               recruitment and retention.
              Development Council and awarded “Honorary
              Life Membership” which recognizes the highest     September
              level of commitment to bettering the profession of
              economic development.                             ■  The inaugural class of Young Entrepreneurs
                                                                    Academy begins their year-long program
          August                                                    of learning how to start and grow their own
                                                                    businesses. Twenty-three students representing
          ■  Macon Chamber partners with Robins Regional            public, private and home schools participating in
              Chamber hosting third annual Regional Business        this year’s first YEA! class, which is also the first in
              After Hours event at the Middle Georgia Regional      the entire state of Georgia.
              Airport with over 250 attendees from the Bibb-    ■  Chamber’s 2016 Golf Classic held at Healy Point
              Houston region.                                       Golf Club with a sold-out course.
          ■  MEDC hosts Regional Workforce Summit               ■  Chamber members and Macon community
              bringing together 200 attendees and                   leaders participate in the Columbus Chamber’s
              presentations from thought leaders focused on         InterCity Visit to Nashville, Tennessee, to observe
              workforce programs, initiatives and other creative    best practices and ideas that have catapulted that
              ways of recruiting and retaining employees.           city forward.
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