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Cobb Chamber Celebrates 2015 Georgia Small Business Week

February 16, 2015

14GC278_GA_SmallBizLogo_H_CMYKEarlier this month, Governor Nathan Deal announced he will proclaim the third week in February 2015 (February 16-20, 2015) as Georgia Small Business Week. As one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Georgia, the Cobb Chamber is participating in the inaugural initiative with two key events and a social media campaign.

“Cobb’s low cost of doing business gives the county a climate for entrepreneurial success and growth,” says Brooks Mathis, senior vice president of Economic Development at the Cobb Chamber. “Cobb County is focused on helping local businesses expand, meeting the needs of the small business owner and recruiting new businesses.”

Cobb Chamber Events During Georgia Small Business Week

Business Builders, Feb. 17 7:30-9 a.m.

Atlanta Marriott Northwest, 200 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

Business Builders is for people who want to move their business forward. This group provides members with an opportunity to learn key business principles by reviewing the best-selling business books of today. You will build business savvy and sharpen your skills for today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business environment. Business Builders also exchange ideas, learn from others and grow professionally.

 

Writing a Mini Business Plan, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-noon

Cobb Chamber, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

Presented by SCORE, participants learn the key components to writing a clear, succinct plan designed to appeal to investors, potential business partners and lenders.

 

Social Media and More

In addition to events, the Chamber is encouraging its small business members to apply for its annual Small Business of the Year Awards, presented by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Applications are based on the Small Business Administration standards demonstrating achievement in growth, community involvement, employee benefits and adversity among other criteria. An independent panel of judges comprised of composed of business and community leaders reviews the applications. The judges select the Top 25 and from amongst the Top 25, the Small Business of the Year winner. The overall winner continues on to participate in the state small business of the year competition. Learn more about the Small Business of the Year awards and apply here.

 

The Chamber will also support Georgia Small Business Week on its social media platforms, using the hashtag #GASmallBiz. To follow the conversation, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Click here for more information on Georgia Small Business Week. For more information on Cobb Chamber events, visit cobbchamber.org/events.

 

About the Cobb Chamber

 

As one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Georgia, the Cobb Chamber is dedicated to bringing the community and its leaders together to create jobs and strengthen the economy and quality of life so businesses and the community can achieve more. The Chamber achieves this by creating jobs and driving economic development; strengthening the community and the region; growing member businesses and nurturing leadership; and connecting businesses, government and the community.

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