OUR VIEW: Chamber event makes it worth it to be an early bird

Published 11:30 am Thursday, March 10, 2022

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There are some communities around the country where there isn’t an active chamber of commerce present, meaning local businesses don’t have a sounding board or the support they need when tough times hit.

That couldn’t be further from the truth in Troup County, where the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce continues to grow in its membership. Each month, the Early Bird Breakfast brings leaders in the community together to sit around other business owners and have a meal together.

A big-name speaker always speaks to those in attendance, providing insight on a topic of high interest.

Last month, the speaker was Gov. Brian Kemp, the second time he’s spoken at the breakfast. This week Stuart Countess, the CEO at Kia Georgia, spoke and hit on a variety of topics that the automobile industry is dealing with.

Countess has been in the automobile industry for right at three decades, so if anyone has knowledge of the opportunities that exist there and the future of development, he’s among the best to ask. 

The breakfast is always well-organized, professional and a great place to hear about things going on in our community. Most of the time seating is limited due to the amount of people who attend each month.

We applaud the chamber for continuing these informative events each month and for continuing to grow through tough times. Our community is stronger with an active chamber of commerce.