Ninety-One 10th-12th graders from Washington County High School (WCHS) participated in Waco Works at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) in Sandersville, GA, an event geared toward exposing and informing high school students of local career and skills-training opportunities in Washington County, Tuesday, November 5.
Waco Works was sponsored by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce who received an EMC Electric Foundation Grant which allowed them to coordinate the creation of Waco Works with OFTC, Washington County High School and several key industries within Washington County.
This is the third Waco Works event sponsored by the chamber and coordinated with OFTC.
To read more about this amazing event, click here!
Do you know someone who would make a great community leader? Or maybe you would like to contribute your talent and skill to growing our community and businesses. Here is your chance to make a difference.
Nominations are now being accepted for five vacant board of director positions for the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. The completed nomination form must be submitted to the chamber by 5:00 pm, Friday, November 8, 2019.
The nominating committee will review all nominations and present a recommendation to the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
To view the nomination form, click here!
Feel free to nominate yourself or someone else you may know who is willing to get involved and help our community grow and thrive.
Welcome to our newest Member: Lockerly Arboretum!
The mission of Lockerly Arboretum is to inspire an understanding and appreciation of horticulture, nature and heritage.
Dedicated to providing plant lovers of all ages a serene setting for observing and learning about horticulture, nature and heritage, Lockerly Arboretum aspires to become a nationally accredited arboretum while preserving and protecting their antebellum crown jewel, Rose Hill, located in Milledgeville, GA.
Joie + Co is a new boutique in Sandersville, GA that features clothing and accessories for children, tweens, teens, misses, and curvy!
Visit them today at 602 S Harris St, Sandersville, GA 31082!
As one of our newest Members, Georgia Hi-Lo Trail is brand new, starting in April 2019, even though the idea has been in the works for 4 years!
They are building America’s longest paved multi-use trail from Athens to Savannah, Ga (through Sandersville) to empower rural people.
As they build this trail, they offer community programs to empower the next generation with the skills they need.
Developing this trail will create an economic engine and community gathering place that the entire community can enjoy and benefit from (economically and physically) for generations to come!
Our May 2019 Business After Hours was held right here at the Chamber of Commerce!
Attendees enjoyed delicious food provided by Loose Sugar Bakery and had the privilege of viewing the grand opening of the Fall Line Artist Guild's 2019 Student Art Show.
May BAH was sponsored by FLAG & Loose Sugar Bakery.
One of our newest Members, James' Barber Shop, all began in 1961 when the owner began working as an apprentice. He worked in two shops located in Tennille, GA for other proprietors before opening his own shop in Sandersville, GA in 1973.
James' Barber Shop specializes in basic haircuts, flat tops, and beard and mustache trims!
Their favorite part of working in Washington County is talking to long-time customers and friends, and making new ones along the way. They have enjoyed serving Washington County and have had the privilege of giving many people in the community their very first haircut!
Owner, Ann M., graciously hosted an Open House and Ribbon Cutting for Lavender Country House in Tennille, GA, with networking, delicious refreshments, and a special home tour.
This brand new Bed & Breakfast features comfortable accommodations, incredible English breakfasts, and a friendly smile!
Businesses, if you have business travelers and need lodging, give Lavender Country House a call!
For the month of May, we're celebrating National Small Business Week!
Starting Monday of next week, we'll be thanking and showcasing our Small Business Members, who are at the heart of Washington County.
Stay tuned for fun things to come!
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