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Georgia Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Power Lunch’ in Albany

Georgia Chamber of Commerce ‘Power Lunch’ to discuss regional business matters

Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber president and CEO, will be in Albany Tuesday, June 24, for the Georgia Chamber’s Power Lunch networking and education event at Albany Technical College. (File photo)

Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber president and CEO, will be in Albany Tuesday, June 24, for the Georgia Chamber’s Power Lunch networking and education event at Albany Technical College. (File photo)

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Hardy. (Staff photo: Brad McEwen)

ALBANY — The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is hosting a regional networking event in Albany as part of the organizations Power Lunch series to discuss key issues effecting area businesses.

Scheduled for June 24, the Albany event is one in a series of Power Lunches the Georgia Chamber of Commerce is hosting in partnerships with local Chambers throughout the state to provide area business and community leaders an opportunity to interact with Georgia Chamber members and learn more about issues effecting the state’s business community.

Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark is also scheduled to attend the power lunch to answer questions and interact with area Chamber members.

This year’s event marks the second year in a row the regional series has come to Albany, and Albany Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Hardy feels it’s important to have an event like this in the business hub of southwest Georgia.

“It’s a great event and I really wanted to have it here,” said Hardy. “Albany/Dougherty County is the business hub of southwest Georgia and the benefit of having (the power lunch) here is huge. It’s a great way to educate our members.

Hardy said he is uncertain what the main focus of this year’s event will be, but feels certain the state Chamber will focus on education, much like it did last year.

“The state Chamber will talk about issues they are involved with all year, not just during the general session,” said Hardy. “The majority of the focal points last year focused on education, and rightly so. It all starts with education.”

The event, which will take place at Albany Technical College (ATC) is open to all Albany Area Chamber of Commerce members. Those interested in attending can register for the event through the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s website www.gachamber.com and must do so by June 19.

There is no cost to attend and anyone interested in learning more about the Power Lunch series can contact Lauren Moore at the Georgia Chamber at (404) 223-2269 or by email at lmoore@gachamber.com.