Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

March 2017 Network Luncheon

The Gilmer Chamber March Network Luncheon was held on March 9, 2017 and was sponsored by Amicalola EMC. Amicalola EMC is a not-for profit electric cooperative that provides electricity and related services to 47,903 locations in ten north Georgia counties; Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Murray and Pickens. 14,754 (roughly 31%) are in Gilmer County. The cooperative employs 134 local residents. Its headquarters are in Jasper, with district offices in both Dahlonega and Ellijay.

Amicalola EMC’s priority is to provide its members with safe, reliable and affordable electricity. In addition, the cooperative works diligently to improve the quality of life for its members and the communities it serves through substantial charitable donations made possible by the Operation RoundUp program, the unclaimed capital credit donation program and other corporate donations. Founded in 1940, Amicalola EMC has spent the past 77 years keeping the lights on and working hard for the sustainable development of the communities it serves.

Following our sponsor remarks, Guest Speakers Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson, City of Ellijay Police Chief Edward Lacey, and City of East Ellijay Police Chief Larry Callahan updated the membership on their joint efforts following recent criminal activity in the area. They discussed the recent  business burglaries, best practices for securing your business, active shooter scenarios, and things you need to know about your security system. Each of the agency leads offered to have a member of their department come into your business and help with assessments, training, or other services  If you are interested in having a public safety official from your jurisdiction come and speak to you or your staff, please feel free to contact them.

Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office 706-635-4162
City of Ellijay Police Department 706-635-7430
City of East Ellijay Police Department 706-276-3111

The luncheon was catered by Mr. P’s Takeout/Main Street Catering. We enjoyed a delicious lunch with chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, broccoli casserole, salad and dessert.

The next luncheon will be held on April 13, 2017 at Harrison Hall sponsored by Stay Active EllijayClick here to register.  We are asking members to pre-register and pay online. Starting in July we will increase the pay at the door price to $12 for members who do not register in advance.