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■  Guard Buildings, LLC announces plans to open
            a 23,000 square foot manufacturing facility in
            Macon-Bibb with initial investment of $2 million
            and 25 employees.

        October


        ■  Chamber’s 2017 Incoming Board sets strategic
            plans for the upcoming year at planning retreat

        ■  Military Affairs committee partners with Middle
            Georgia Military Affairs Committee and leaders
            from RAFB to bring Thunder over Georgia Air          2016 Total Resource Campaign
            Show to Robins Air Force Base.

        ■  Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert addresses            The Chamber Race
            Leadership Macon Alumni Luncheon and
            discusses the positive impact of the SPLOST on       The third annual Total Resource Campaign was
            Macon’s bright future.                               held from April through June 2016, with Spencer
                                                                 Strickland of State Bank and Trust Company as
        November                                                 Campaign Chair. Assisting as the Campaign’s Vice
                                                                 Chairs were David Danzie, Fall Line Contractors,
                                                                 George Jones, L.E. Schwartz and Son, and
        ■  2016 Business & Industry Awards presented             Melanie Marshall, United Community Bank.
            MEDC via three press conferences to the following
            organizations: HAECO awarded 2016 Industry of        During the seven week campaign, 50 Chamber
            the Year; OrthoGeorgia awarded 2016 Business of      volunteers helped generate over $350,000 in
            the Year; Macon Occupational Medicine awarded        sponsorships of Chamber programs, events and
            2016 Small Business of the Year.                     electronic media for 2016-17. The outstanding
                                                                 group also brought 59 new businesses into the
        ■  Chamber partners with American Express for Small      Chamber network and upgraded five existing
            Business Saturday.                                   members into the Chairman’s Club. The funds
                                                                 raised help offset the cost of programs and
        ■  Leadership Macon Alumni Fall Family Fun Day           events hosted by the Chamber each year.
            Tailgating Party held prior to Mercer Football
            game with 125 alumni and families                         2016 Campaign Top Producers
                                                                                 Susan Headley
        December                                                          Macon Occupational Medicine

                                                                                LaTrenda Leaks
        ■  Chamber’s 156th Annual Meeting celebrates                              Kumho Tire
            another successful year of moving the business
            community forward and George Greer passes the                      Asbury Stembridge
            gavel to Isaac Culver.                                         The Stembridge Agency, LLC
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