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: Jason Blakey, Credit Union of Georgia
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The Education Committee directs a variety of initiatives that build and enhance relationships between businesses and local schools.  The committee oversees the Partners in Education program which annually recognizes businesses for their commitment to education. The group, in conjunction with the Going Green Task Force, coordinates an annual ‘Green’ educational opportunity for elementary students while also recognizing retiring educators from the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) and collecting/delivering supplies for students in CCSD Title 1 schools via the School Supply Express. The group’s Remote Reader program promotes literacy and the fun of reading 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 celebrates Pi Day on March 14 by delivering pies to all Cherokee County public schools along with Chamber member private schools.   Committee members also learn first-hand about the continuous educational developments in our community.

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 Legislative Survey. A compilation of the survey data, collected from the Chamber membership each fall, is provided to Cherokee’s Legislative Delegation prior to the annual Legislative Session.

Workforce Development Council

Chair: Jay Street, Automated Solutions Consulting Group, Inc.
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Volunteers coordinate free events for resume building and job search/interview skills, along with the SchmoozaPalooza business promotion/networking event. In addition, the WFDC coordinates annual Career Fairs for 8th grade students in the Cherokee County School District – an event that promotes local career opportunities to the community’s future generations