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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.

Thomson Middle Hosts Career Day

Thomson Middle School will host a Career Day for eighth-grade students on Friday, Feb. 25. 

The event will take place on the Connections Hall and in the gymnasium between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The objective of the event is to help students get an idea of what they may want to do in the future.  Students will have the opportunity to hear a variety of speakers share information on their careers.  Additionally, several colleges will exhibit and have representatives present to answer students' questions.

"Career Day is an excellent way to expose students to the real world of work and give them some goals to look forward to in the future," said Timothy Deas, Thomson Middle Achievement Specialist.  “This event helps them get a general idea of what they may want to do in life and what they will need to do in order to accomplish their goals.” 

"An Energy Future for the Robins Region”

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Development Committee, chaired by Mike Hogan, will host the March Robins Regional Business Forum on Friday, March 4 at noon at the Chamber of Commerce.

Sponsored by Battelle, the forum’s topic of discussion will be An Energy Future for the Robins Region.  Guest speaker will be Ross Harding, Managing Partner & Founder of Energy Launch Partners.  Come and learn about Renewable Energy, Bio-fuels Technology and more at this exciting event

The Robins Regional Business Forum series is devoted to the development of businesses, large and small as well as the community throughout the Robins Region.  The 2011 slate hopes to be very pertinent and enriching to the business community.

The cost of the event is $12.00 for Chamber members and $25.00 for non-members. 

MGTC Names Finalists for GOAL Award

MGTC Names Finalists for GOAL Award

Four Middle Georgia Technical College students have been selected as the college’s finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Janet Kelly, coordinator for the MGTC’s GOAL program.

These four students will now move on to the final round of judging to become MGTC’s GOAL winner, or Student of the Year.

Chosen as semifinalists are Mark Craddock of Warner Robins, nominated by Evelyn Grove, Radiologic Technology; Rhonda Mincey of Perry, nominated by Susan Walker, Criminal Justice Technology; Vanessa Phillips of Warner Robins, nominated by Antonio Shelley, Industrial Systems Technology; and Jessica Worsley of Bonaire, nominated by Anne Sartain, Practical Nursing.

Chambers Honor 2011 STAR Students and Teachers

The Perry and Robins Regional Chambers of Commerce will host the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Student and STAR Teacher recognition program on Monday Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. 

The program will be held at the Houston County Board of Education’s central office in Perry.

 During the program, STAR students and their teachers will be recognized, and the district winner will be announced for the first time.  The 2011 STAR Students and Teachers from the Houston County School System are:

Houston County High: 

Vania (Roo-Ra) Lee and teacher Margaret Molyson, Northside High: 

John Anthony Aspinall and teacher Patricia Ogletree;

Perry High:  Avery Roman Jones and teacher Emily Heath;

Warner Robins High:  Miriam (Miri) Baker and teacher Barbara Hilliard.

Sen. Tolleson Offers Mechanism to Fund Water Projects

Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) has introduced a bill that creates new options for financing water projects in communities throughout the state. 

That is according to a Senate Press Office news release.

The Georgia Public/Private Water Supply Act of 2011 (Senate Bill 122) will allow state and local governments to voluntarily partner with private investors on the construction of reservoirs and other water infrastructure projects.

Southern Christian Leadership National Pres. Speaks

Reverend Dr. Howard Creecy, Jr., National President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) will be speaking at the Rotary Luncheon.

The luncheon is scheduled for February 22 at noon.

The meeting will take place at the Wellston Center in Warner Robins.