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"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.

Mid. Ga. Tile Hosts Business After Hours

Mid. Ga. Tile Hosts Business After Hours

RSVP here by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.

No cancellations/refunds after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.

The Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Tip’s VIP Lounge

The Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Tip’s VIP Lounge

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for Tip’s VIP Lounge on February 10.

Located at 4027 Watson Blvd, Tips VIP Lounge is an entertainment venue for adults who are females 25 years and older, and males 30 years and older. 

Tip’s offers a relaxed setting with an intimate atmosphere, food superlative service.  Listen to smooth jazz, R&B and Blues.  Also, feel free to let your hair down and enjoy line dancing the night away.

“We are so excited to offer this new venue for adults who enjoy live jazz music as well as ballroom and line dancing,” said co-owner and manager, Stephanie Fears.  “Females must be at least 25 years of age and males must be 30 years of age to enter.  There is also a dress code.”

For more information, call Tip’s VIP Lounge at 478-951-8167.