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Tastes of Crawford 2017

Presentation of a New 5th Annual Tastes of Crawford recognizing growth, will include Restaurants, Catering Companies, Georgia Grown and Coffee shop and Convenient Food Service Companies. Our theme was “Summertime and everything is peachy!” For the record, each year a new businesses has received the award of the Tastes of Crawford (TOC) “best taste” by the many who have attended this event to bring notoriety to all of our Restaurant, caterers, Georgia Grown and Food and Coffee shops in Convenient stores
2013 – Champion’s Restaurant
2014 – Hudson’s BBQ
2015 – Turner’s Wings
2016 – Camp Grace Catering Service
2017 – The Knoxville Store was awarded Taste of Crawford choice by the people attending Taste’s of Crawford, on July 20, 2017. Support all our Restaurants, Catering Services and eateries in all of Roberta and Crawford County as these food artists as they are bringing tourism dollars in many of the events like Peaches to the Beaches, Christmas in Roberta, summertime and trail followers and travelers. This year First Place Ribbons in division were given to Best Restaurant- Champion’s Restaurant, Best Georgia Grown- Dickey Farms, Best Catering Service- Champion’s Restaurant and finally Best Convenient Store with food and coffee Knoxville Store the four Categories followed by the coveted Tastes of Crawford Chef trophy– The Knoxville Store was decided by the people who attended and who tasted and enjoyed our eateries of all kinds and places.
We hope to continue the mini ART SHOW by local artists and will have games to play while the tasting are being made. Summertime and the evening is has been designed to bring notice and fun for all of our foodies in the four categories. Think of it as a great family reunion so bring everyone to look at our wonderful Foodies!

Tastes of Roberta and Crawford …love our foodies!

Old Fashioned Christmas in Roberta Every First Saturday in December

Roberta Christmas Celebration is always well attended and we have a truly great time in our community! This years event is scheduled for the first Saturday in December-December 2, 2017.
Again craft and varied vendors will be invited and encouraged to come offering beautiful one of a kind gifts beginning at noon until 4:30 pm. At 4:30 our traditional Christmas Parade of floats, businesses, and organizations will begin staged and ready to roll providing excitement. Be assured after the parade you and your children will have fun building a snowman…Southern Style. Ribbons and small donated prizes for three places will be awarded by judges outside the chamber. Caroling and Santa are visiting again this year and we are hoping everyone brings the children of all ages. A very loving Nativity extravaganza will be next followed by the lighting of the Great Tree and last visit with Santa. Then it is home for all and a wish from the Roberta Chamber of Commerce for a wonderful Christmas and a hope for a wonderful 2018 for all our families, schools, businesses, agriculture businesses and industries and moving forward in a bright future for all Crawford County. Make your wish come true by shaking the first hand you see today and make it a habit to say have a great day with a smile to all.

Announcing this year’s Platinum, Gold and Silver Members

Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is announcing our Platinum, Gold and Silver Membership…

Your company can be listed by choosing to commit funding to sponsorship of great events like Peaches to Beaches, Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Tastes of Roberta and Crawford; Georgia Jug Festival, Papa’s Peach Classic, Back to School Breakfast and Teacher Appreciation, Christmas in Roberta and Crawford County. Your Chamber will recognize you for your sponsorship for one year on your choice of events. Our Chamber Membership Package begins with Silver Level is $1000 and select two events as well as two seats at the Annual Meeting Banquet; Gold is $1500 and select four events and receive 4 seats at the Annual Meeting Banquet; our Gold Level six events of your choice and a table at the Annual Meeting Banquet and Business Expo. Or if you would like an even higher level we can do that too! Below are the listings for our 2017 Silver through Platinum Level Sponsors and Members. A year’s advertisement and expose is allotted to you on the website.
Platinum Membership

Atlanta Sand and Supply 2017

Atlanta Sand and Supply Company, over a century old, located in Crawford County offer sand as raw material to produce many products for construction, golf courses and athletic fields, or customized products offered to landscape pool sides or other areas by using colored sands. In 2016 this company was honored with Business of the Quarter in recognition of the many contributions made to a number of Organizations and participation in the county.
Construction needs are in; Ready Mix Concrete, Concrete Block, Concrete Pavers, Manufactured Stone and all types of masonry products.  Atlanta Sand & Supply has participated in many Georgia DOT concrete paving projects, FAA Airport projects and other high strength concrete projects and structures so you see it and drive on sand traveling some road ways in Georgia. Although Concrete Sand and Masonry sand are our primary construction products, Atlanta Sand has the ability to meet most any needs of our customers.

How many times do you end up in the sandy bunker when golfing? Atlanta Sand & Supply Company produces a variety of sands suitable for golf course and athletic field projects. “Whether you need a Golf Course Bunker Sand, Top Dressing Sand or a Greens Mix Sand, we can provide a quality, consistent product to meet your needs” Atlanta Sands noted on the website. This company located in Crawford County offers sand for golf courses and athletic fields all over the Southeast. Also according to the website, the company meets, USGA specifications for various types of projects. We specialize in construction sand, industrial sand, and Golf Course Sand, but can also provide customized products. Visit their website: www.atlantasandsupply.com. Putting a name to the face of Atlanta Sand and Supply Company is Jeff Avant who also accepted 2016 1st Business of the Quarter along with him employees locally hired.

This Year’s Sponsor of Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Back to School Breakfast, Georgia Jug Festival, Peaches to the Beaches, Tastes of Roberta and Crawford, and Crawford Youth Leadership.

 

Gold Membership

Flint Energies 2017
We turned your lights on in 1937 by offering a something in addition to electricity…you would be the owner instead of a several large companies. We are  called Flint Energies. Flint is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative; a not-for-profit cooperative owned by the user and in parts of 17 central Georgia counties. Flint directly employs 230 employees serving more than 87,600 electric meters-you the customer. We are 100% locally-controlled and democratically governed by 11 members elected from among the membership. “In 1937, Flint Energies was created to bring people together to meet common needs like reliable electric energy, and our mission remains focused on improving the quality of life in Middle Georgia,” quoted from the website; www.flintenergies.com.

Members who are enjoying an elected board give Flint Electric high also enjoy highly rated customer service, noting the customer is important as they are the owner.

Placing a name to Flint Energies is Jennifer Morton who is seated on the Chamber Board and is involved in the community in many other events. This Year’s Sponsor of Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Back to School Breakfast, Georgia Jug Festival, and Tastes of Roberta Crawford County.

Silver Memberships

Georgia Power – A Southern Company 2016

Georgia Power is an electric utility headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. It was established as the Georgia Railway and Power Company and began operations in 1902 running streetcars in Atlanta as a successor to the Atlanta Consolidated Street Railway Company. A regional utility that supplies electric power and energy services to Georgia businesses and residents. Subsidiary of Southern Company. This company serves Roberta and parts of Crawford County.

Chuck White is who we see as representative of Georgia Power and over this area. White is involved in the community as Crawford County Kiwanis Club and seated as Roberta Crawford Chamber President Elect and will tell the Presidents seat in 2017. He is also involved in the future of Roberta Crawford attending Development Authority meetings and other meetings directing future progress of the county and city Georgia Power serves.

Georgia Power is sponsor this year through membership the Roberta Crawford County Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Back to School Breakfast with additional sponsorship provided to Georgia Jug Festival, Crawford Youth Leadership and Papa’s Peach Classic 5-K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

Southern Rivers Energy 78 year 2016

Southern Rivers Energy was originally chartered as Lamar Electric Membership Corporation in February 1938, after a group of local farmers got together to create a plan of action to bring power to their community through Franklin  Roosevelt’s Rural Electrification Administration. We were the only co-op in the country to be formally dedicated by Roosevelt. Southern Rivers Energy now employs 56 people and provide service to nearly 15,000 members in nine counties: Bibb, Coweta, Crawford, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Pike, Spalding, and Upson. As of the end of February, we currently have 18,733 meters across the 3000 miles of line. Parts of Crawford County are on their electric service lines.

Southern Rivers Energy has been a long time supporter of Crawford County and placing a face to the company is Kathryn Claxton, Communication Specialist or former Communication Specialist Erin Cook but both are our Media Contacts.

This company has sponsored Georgia Jug Festival and the Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Expo  additionally adding support to Back to School Breakfast and Papa’s Peach Classic 5-K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

Summary: Would you like to be a Platinum, Gold or Silver Member?

These are four companies who have served the county for decades and they have chose to support the community as have all of our members however in varied years. They believe in the investment of time, talent and treasure as do most all members. Some of our members are already Silver members by investment in the county but choose give during the whole year. Those companies are Superior Indoor Comfort, Dickey Farms, Hudson’s BBQ, Central Georgia Technical College, Crawford County Commission, City Council, Crawford County School System, Champion’s Restaurant and the Knoxville Store particularly during an event like JugFest, Annual Meeting, Back to School Breakfast, Papa’s Peach Father’s Day 5K and One Mile Fun Run, Auction or other times when funds are needed or in-kind favors. Remembering always that our members are valuable to the community and to the working projects of the chamber done by the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce. Ask your director what it takes to be a Platinum, Gold or Silver member. There are advantages.

Thank you to all our members and thank you to all who are represented as this years Platinum, Gold and Silver Membership noted.

 

 

Mercer University to Build Observatory in Crawford County

A telescope similar to this one pictured will be used at an observatory in Crawford County operated by Mercer University.

A telescope similar to this one pictured will be used at an observatory in Crawford County operated by Mercer University.

Mercer University will soon have an astronomical observatory in Crawford County.

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) has agreed to lease 125 acres of property it owns in Crawford County to Mercer University for a period of 10 years, with two additional five-year options.

“This is an ideal location for an observatory that will work out well for us,” says Dr. Matt Marone, Mercer University Associate Professor in the Physics Department of the College of Liberal Arts who is leading the initiative to establish this local observatory. “This partnership will be good for the citizens of Middle Georgia.”

MWA Chairman Sam Hart agrees. Having worked for Mercer University in addition to serving currently as Authority Chairman, he has a unique perspective on this relationship and the role the Authority can play in liberal arts education.

“This partnership with Mercer University will greatly enhance our community and allow us to provide things educationally we weren’t able to previously,” says Chairman Hart. “I think as an Authority, we’ve been interested in facilitating stronger relationships with our schools; this partnership with Mercer – and the outstanding facility that will come to fruition as a result – reflects that desire to grow and expand all kinds of educational programs for kids, especially related to science, technology and engineering.”

(This article was excerpted from http://www.maconwater.org/news/MWA-helps-Mercer-reach-for-the-stars)

New Members

 

Bobby Morris-ProSigns—Joanne Wilder – Sew It and Show It—  ChamberOfficePiggly Wiggly all new members!

On Guard Pest Solutions, Inc., Upson EMC, Roberta Healthcare and Rehab; Welcome to all

 

Crawford Farmer Featured in Film

FarmlandFarmland- The Evolution Of A Tradition is a documentary by Academy award-winning director James Moll. The film offers viewers an intimate and firsthand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and ranchers across the U.S. chronicling their high-risk/high-reward jobs, and their passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.

One of the featured farmers is Leighton Cooley of Cooley Farms, a three-generation farm family.  The film will be shown on May 2 and 3 at the Douglas Theater in Macon and then will be released to the public this Spring. You can view the trailer and read more www.farmlandfilm.com.