Chamber News

Changes in Chamblee Chamber of Commerce Leadership

Chamblee, GA, December 22, 2014 – There are a couple of leadership changes taking place at the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce.

Arthur 'Art' Freeman

Founding CEO, Art Freeman and Founding President and Chairman of the Board, Van Pappas both announced Thursday during the December Chamber Breakfast, that they will be leaving the Chamber in their official capacity.

Freeman was instrumental in the organizations formation as he provided the procedural and executional expertise necessary to bring a Chamber of Commerce to a more than one-hundred-year-old city that never had one.

Chamblee did have the Chamblee Business Association (CBA), formerly the Chamblee Area Business and Professional Coalition, but in order to have a stronger position on behalf of Chamblee businesses in the areas of Governmental Affairs, Economic Development and Advocacy, the decision was made by the CBA to form a Chamber.

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Interim CEO Lee May speaks to Chamblee Business Community

CHAMBLEE, GA, July 18 – Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May attended Thursdays Chamblee Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting where he addressed the local business community. Mayors, Elected Officials, City Officials, County Officials and the business community gathered in the Chamblee Civic Center to enjoy breakfast prepared by Senior Connections. The event was sponsored by Peachtree-DeKalb Airport.

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Chamblee Chamber opening Tuesday

The Chamblee Chamber of Commerce will officially open its new offices during the monthly after-hours mixer on Tuesday, May 12, 2014.

The mixer runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 5382 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341. Food and beverages will be provided.

Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. First-time guests can attend for free.

New Chamblee Chamber of Commerce is ready for business

Source: Champion Newspaper, March 28, 2014

Chamblee business owners will have a stronger voice in the community, the county and the state trough the new Chamber of Commerce that will start operating in April 2.

According to its CEO Art Freeman, the Chamblee Chamber expects to have more than 250 members and will represent the interests of many businesses and trade associations as an independent business advocacy organization.

“What the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce can do that business association cannot is get involved at the political level not just within the city politics but to the national level because the chamber represents the entire spectrum of governmental affairs,” Freeman said.

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