Chamber recognizes volunteerism, prosperity efforts

From Staff Reports
Each month at its Early Bird Forum, the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding volunteerism. With an involved membership, the Chamber leadership recognizes two awards each month, the Volunteer of the Month and the Prosperity Award Winner.

Volunteer of the Month recognizes extraordinary contributions of time and leadership that create tangible benefits to the Chamber and its members. The Prosperity Award is given to an individual or organization that successfully brings growth to the Coweta area and community.

Recipients for the February and March Volunteer of the Month and Prosperity Awards are:

• February Volunteer of the Month, Gwen Garrison, Life Plan Financial — Garrison launched the Prosperity Growth Series which facilitated a program to encourage personal and professional growth for members. She is recognized for her vision in proposing and implementing this program.

• February Prosperity Award Winner, Oldcastle Building Envelope — A supplier of architectural glass and aluminum glazing systems, including custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors and skylights, Oldcastle has been part of this community since 1997. They recently announced an expansion resulting in 35 added jobs.

• March Volunteer of the Month, Bradley Down, Cargill and Tony Sinclair, president and CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC — Down along with Sinclair, the chamber’s Economic Prosperity Council chair, dedicated countless hours informing and educating the local community and successfully led the efforts to communicate for the recent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) campaign passing.

• March Prosperity Award Winner, The Chamber Sales Team and Mary Tomlinson, Champion of Member Value — The Chamber Sales Team grew Chamber membership by 29 new members in January and 25 new members in February, posting record breaking numbers unrivaled by fellow chambers. Following suit, Mary Tomlinson, Champion of Member Value significantly increased membership retention over the same period last year with only 4 dropped members in January.

“The Chamber could not do its work without the outstanding volunteerism of the many members who give so much of their time to help the Chamber succeed in its mission,” said Chamber President and CEO Candace Boothby.

For more information on the Newnan-Coweta Chamber, contact 770-253-2270 or go to .

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