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Annual Chamber Meeting to Feature Former Governor Perdue

The Robins Regional Chamber meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 20 at the Museum of Aviation.

Special honored guests Former Governor Mr. and Mrs. Perdue will be present.

Reservations can be made until Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Reservations are $40 per person for Chamber members and guests, $55 per non-chamber.

Awards to be presented include:

Charlie L. Jones Memorial Award, Citizen of the Year,

Sherrill Award, Good Government Service,

A.C. "Dick" Walden Award, Chamber Person of the Year,

Charles K. Shaheen Award, Small Business of the Year,

Edward Bayer Award, Outstanding Employee of the Year,

Heide Hubbard Award, Ambassador of the Year

 

For more information, call 478-922-8585

Chamber Announces 2011 Class for the Leadership Robins Region Program

Chamber Announces 2011 Class for the Leadership Robins Region Program

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 20 participants for the 2011 Leadership Robins Region Program (formerly Leadership Warner Robins).

 

Business After Hours at Georgia Bob's Barbecue Company

Business After Hours at Georgia Bob's Barbecue Company

Thursday, January 13, 2011

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Georgia Bob's Barbecue Company

Business: Weather Delays and Closings for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

American Professonal Institute in Macon, Warner Robins and Milledgeville is closed for students Tuesday. All faculty and staff should report at noon.

BAE Systems at ParkPlace, employees should report to work at 11 a.m.

City of Centerville: Essential personnel should report at normal duty hours. All others should report not later than noon Tuesday.

City of Warner Robins: Essential personnel should report at normal duty hours. All others should report not later than noon Tuesday.

Colony Bank- Houston County locations open Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.

Combined Credit Union in Warner Robins will open at noon on Tuesday.

Cox Communications will suspend normal operations until 1 p.m. Tuesday. The company will be in touch with customers to reschedule service appointments.

Business: Weather Delays and Closings for Monday, January 10, 2011


City of Centerville government is closed

City of Warner Robins government is closed

Colony Bank in Houston County Delayed Opening till 12 p.m.

Cox Communications will suspend normal business operations in Central Georgia until 1 p.m., including service appointments.

Eyesight Associates, closed

Family Martial Arts, closed

Flint Energies' offices will be closed to the public. Employees must report.

Galleria Mall, closed

Georgia Department of Labor, Warner Robins, closed

Area Unemployment Rate

Area Unemployment Rate

Warner Robins' jobless rate jumped to 7.9 percent in November (preliminary), up from 7.4 percent in October, and 7 percent for November 2009, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

2nd Annual Peach & Houston County Legislative Issues Survey Results Released

 

Of the 55 total responses from Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce, Perry Chamber of Commerce and Peach County Chamber of Commerce, some participants are members of more than one chamber. Some participants could have responded to more than one survey. There were 47 responses last year.

The three different chambers’ open-ended answers to the open-ended question, “What do you see as the single greatest challenge facing your business that can and should be addressed by the Houston and Peach County Legislative Delegation in Atlanta 2011?” are listed below.

36 Robins Regional Chamber members responded:

-Need More Quality Jobs

-State taxes... How can we go to no state tax like Florida.

-Defense cuts and BRAC

-Increasing visitation to our region: creating a desirable destination with funding to promote it; educating legislators that tourism is the 2nd largest industry in Georgia.

-Taxes