The Chamber could Use your talents!!
The Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce is a unique organization existing for your benefit. Are you taking advantage of the many services we offer? If not, get involved! Join one of our committees and help to create high-quality programs. By sharing your knowledge and experience, you can help us grow professionally, and you can help your fellow Chamber members grow as well.
This could be your year! Here is your opportunity to be involved in the Chamber and actively address issues that improve your community. Review the following information and join one or more of our dynamic committees. Simply fill out the form and return to the Chamber, either by fax or by mail.
AMBASSADORS- Judy Burnham, 2016 Chairperson
Serves as official greeter for the Chamber and business community at Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings, Business After Hours, the Golf Tournament, the Annual Banquet, and other events. You will be responsible for contacting members to keep them informed of activities, and you will be able to contact businesses to encourage them to join the Chamber. An “Ambassador of the Month” is awarded.
AGRIBUSINESS/ RURAL LIVING- Allen McCorvey, 2016 Chairperson
A major event of the year is the VIP Farm Tour held at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. The purpose of this tour is to acquaint state legislators and officials with the realities of the farming industry and to highlight Colquitt County as an agricultural showplace. We host the Farm Safety Day for 5th graders in March. Our goal is to save lives and prevent injuries to children on our area farms. The committee is involved in bringing together agricultural industries and retail establishments during Farm-City Week. This committee also hosts the Farmer’s Appreciation Dinner.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT- Kerri White, 2016 Chairperson
Working with the local education system, technical school, college, employers, Chamber members and the community this committee assists with the career preparation needs of students and the workforce development needs of employers. The Workforce Development Committee has three goals: 1) Increase the quality and number of skilled labor available to Chamber members and other employers in the community. 2) Increase the likelihood that students graduate from high school with a marketplace skill and /or prepared to enter post-secondary education. 3) Assure that quality and accessible professional development opportunities are available for Chamber members.
TOURISM/MARKETING-Katie Jenkins, 2016 Chairperson
The mission of the Tourism and Marketing Committee is to capitalize on existing assets and research the possibility of additional promotions in order to improve tourism and relocation infrastructure and to make Moultrie-Colquitt County an ever-increasing tourism destination. The committee’s goal is to raise bed tax revenues and retail sales from the increase in commerce due to tourism and the relocation of individuals to Moultrie and Colquitt County.