COMMITTEES

When you volunteer for Chamber committees, you gain the opportunity to study community needs in-depth and develop creative solutions to the business community’s concerns. Chamber committees offer you a chance to help shape the future of Cherokee County!

Education Committee

Chair: Sheila Keeffe, His Hands Church
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The Education Committee directs a variety of initiatives that build and enhance relationships between businesses and local schools, while learning first-hand about the continuous educational developments in our community. The committee oversees the Partners in Education program, collects/delivers supplies for students in the Cherokee County School District Title 1 schools via the School Supply Express, coordinates an annual ‘Green’ event for elementary students in conjunction with the Going Green Task Force and promotes literacy and the fun of reading through the Remote Reader program by encouraging community volunteers to read/record a story to be posted to the Chamber’s YouTube channel. The readers and their books are then promoted to local schools and the community at large. The committee also celebrates Pi Day on March 14 and annually recognizes CCSD retiring educators.

Governmental Affairs Council

Chair: Phil Eberly, Lead Edge Design Group, Inc.
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On your behalf, the Governmental Affairs Council tracks business legislation and collaborates with elected officials. The group also coordinates the annual Cherokee Day at the Capitol, Elected Officials Appreciation Reception, Legislative Appreciation event and Annual State Legislative Survey. A compilation of the survey data, collected from the Chamber membership each fall, is provided to Cherokee’s State Legislative Delegation prior to the annual session.

Workforce Development Council

Chair: Jason Blakey, Credit Union of Georgia
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The Workforce Development Council focuses their efforts on preparing the community’s existing and future workforce while showcasing local businesses. The work of the council includes coordinating no-cost resume building and job search/interview skills events throughout the year that assist the public with their job search along with planning and hosting the SchmoozaPalooza business promotion/networking event. In addition, in partnership with the Cherokee County School District, the council secures speakers for the annual 8th grade Career Fairs – an event that promotes local career opportunities to the community’s future generations.