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HoCo Habitat for Humanity Receives Bank of America Grant

HoCo Habitat for Humanity Receives Bank of America Grant

WARNER ROBINS, GA., March 10, 2011 – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation awarded Houston County Habitat for Humanity a $5,000 grant.  Houston County Habitat will use the funds to partner with low-income families in Houston County to construct simple, decent, and affordable homes.

 This is the first time the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant to HoCo Habitat.

 “We are honored to know Bank of America has faith in our ability to meet a critical need in our community.” said Tom Prior HoCo Habitat Executive Director, “We are excited about building a strong relationship with Bank of America to deliver affordable housing.”  In making the presentation, Valerie Halsey, Branch Manager of the Centerville branch observed, “We know that the economic and social health of the communities we serve are an integral part of our long-term success.”

 

Maximize Your Tradeshow Experience! Chamber Offers Tradeshow Boot Camp

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce encourages businesses to Maximize Your Tradeshow Experience during the Tradeshow Success Tactics: Expo Boot Camp!  The event will be held in the Chamber’s boardroom on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

 

Unity Conference Honors Women in Education

Unity Conference Honors Women in Education

The event will take place on March 5 at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins.

The conference will last from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

HCBOE Names 17 Outstanding Women in Education

Seventeen women from the Houston County Board of Education will be honored Saturday, March 5, 2011, as recipients of the Outstanding Women in Education award. 

They will be recognized during the “It’s Time!” Unity Conference.  The conference will be held in the Century of Flight building at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The honorees will be presented awards from 2:00 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. and also recognized at a reception from 2:40 to 3:30 p.m.  Special guests include First Lady Sandra Deal and Becky Scott.   

 A total of 30 honorees were selected from across Georgia with nominees coming from not only Houston, but also Baldwin, Bibb, DeKalb, Fulton, Henry, Lowndes, Newton, Peach and Twiggs. 

Networking Opportunities At Chamber’s March Business After Hours

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to invite established members, new members and the general public as our guests to the March Business After Hours. 

The event, sponsored by Middle Georgia Tile, will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at their facilities, located at 12106 GA Highway 247 (at Hwy 247 and N. Davis Drive) in Warner Robins.

Middle Georgia Tile is locally owned and operated; offers free expert design service and a professional staff; offers great values for reasonable prices and is the largest in stock retailer in Middle Georgia.  MGT also offers a great selection of the latest products as well as environmentally safe products.

The event will feature great food, door prizes and exciting networking opportunities.

Sen. Brown and Rep. Epps Hold Public Hearings

Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) and Rep. Bubber Epps (D-Dry Branch) together will hold two public hearings on Saturday, March 6.

At the first, to be held at the Twiggs County Courthouse, Sen. Brown and Rep. Epps will seek input on House Bill 274 and Senate Bill 110 that could affect a Twiggs County landfill, and will also seek input on proposed salary increases for the Twiggs County Board of Education.

The second public hearing will be held at the Bibb Substation on Jeffersonville Road, also to discuss House Bill 274 and Senate Bill 110. House Bill 274, if passed, would re-introduce yard trimmings and vegetative matter to landfills in Georgia.

Who: State Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon) and Rep. Bubber Epps (D-Dry Branch)

What: Public Hearing # 1 to discuss proposed changes affecting the Twiggs County landfill and to discuss proposed salary increases for Twiggs County Board of Education

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Hotel

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host a ribbon cutting for hotel Courtyard by Marriott Friday, March 4.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 4 p.m.

The Courtyard by Marriott is located at 589 Carl Vinson Parkway in Warner Robins.

For more information, call the Chamber at 922-8585.