September 2016 Features

  • WGTC Fall Enrollment Up 5 Percent, MOWR Up 40 Percent

    September 28, 2016

    West Georgia Technical College’s fall semester enrollment is up over 5 percent from last year to 6,707 students, the college announced on Tuesday. The number of high school students taking WGTC classes through the state’s Move On When Ready program is up 40 percent to 1,081 students.

  • Chamber's 'State of Healthcare' Lunch is October 5th at Newnan Country Club

    September 26, 2016

    One of the Chamber's most popular programs of the year has been the "State of the Community" Lunch Series. The final lunch of the year in this series will be a “State of Healthcare” Lunch on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newnan Country Club.

  • Communities in Schools of Coweta County Receives $36,000 Contribution from AT&T

    September 23, 2016

    On Tuesday, AT&T announced their continuing support of Communities in Schools of Coweta County through a $36,000 contribution that is designed to help sustain the activities of the CIS site coordinators at East Coweta High School.

  • Finding Your Voice: Third Annual Women Empowering Women Event Opens to Sold-Out Crowd

    September 22, 2016

    A classroom at Tanner Health System in Carrollton was recently filled to capacity with women from all over the region ready to support and learn from each other at the third annual Women Empowering Women event.

  • Value Share: Chick-fil-A Shares Values with UWG

    September 19, 2016

    Representatives from Chick-fil-A recently came to the University of West Georgia to highlight their shared values with students during the UWG Richards College of Business Chick-fil-A Showcase. The event, held during the college’s Chick-fil-A Day, was open to students, faculty, and staff, giving them the opportunity to hear from Chick-fil-A professionals about their philosophies on leadership, purpose, and customer service.

  • Columbus Mayor to Speak at the Chamber's Next Women of Prosperity Lunch

    September 16, 2016

    Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson will be the guest speaker for the Chamber's next Women of Prosperity Lunch on September 28th. The event will be held at the Newnan Country Club, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is sponsored by LifePlan Financial Advisors, Inc.

  • Fayette Visioning Selects Branding Firm

    September 12, 2016

    Fayette Visioning announced that it has selected professional marketing firm Development Counsellors International to design, develop and assist with implementation of Fayette’s county-wide branding campaign. A 16-member branding task-force made up of a variety of Fayette business and community stakeholders reviewed branding proposals from ten marketing firms and then met with three finalists for in-person presentations.

  • Blue-Collar Leadership & Leading Change Workshop in Newnan Set for Oct. 25th

    September 09, 2016

    When we invest in the development of those on the front lines, they become equipped to help us improve the bottom line according to Mack Story, author of Blue-Collar Leadership: Leading from the Front Lines.

  • Finding Your Calling: An Interview with Jim Nantz, CBS Sports Commentator & 2016 Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum Speaker

    September 08, 2016

    Few sports commentators are more respected or well-known than Jim Nantz. From the Super Bowl to the Masters to the NCAA Final Four Men’s Basketball, Nantz has covered it all during his more than 30 years at CBS. Next week, Nantz will be a speaker at the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum in Columbus where he will share how perseverance and passion have propelled him to the top of his field.

  • Honoring Law Enforcement at NuLink Early Bird Forum

    September 07, 2016

    Three of Coweta County’s top law enforcement officers were guests of honor at the Newnan Chamber's August 30th NuLink Early Bird Forum.

  • Interactive Video: The Key to Real Customer Connections

    September 07, 2016

    In today’s cluttered media space, research shows that video stands out as one of the most effective ways to reach potential customers. However, a perfect, polished video alone doesn’t automatically generate leads or sales.

  • WGTC Instructor Named Georgia Governor's Teaching Fellow for 2016-2017

    September 02, 2016

    Dr. Phyllis Ingham, Clinical Laboratory Technology Program Director at West Georgia Technical College, was recently selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • Georgia Quality Healthcare Access Task Force Presents Options to Close Coverage Gap

    September 01, 2016

    After a year of extensive research, the Georgia Quality Healthcare Access Task Force has completed three proposals aimed at closing the coverage gap and shoring up the state’s ailing provider network. All three approaches would require Georgia to attain a waiver from the federal government because each of them implements cost-saving differences from traditional programs in most other states.