• Voices of our Members (VOOM) - January 2019

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    Happy New Year! Welcome back. We are excited to start off a brand-new year with more exciting events and programs. In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of our January VOOM meeting. If you aren’t familiar with VOOM it stands for “Voices of Our Members” and offers Chamber members the opportunity to network, make business announcements and introduce newcomers to the business community.
     
    Sponsors
    Diversified Benefit Administrators, Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary, and Summerhill Creative kicked us off as our first sponsors for the year.
     
    Diversified Benefit Administrators is a third-party administrator which manages the health plans of its clients. They specialize in partially self-funded health plans. DBA is a local path to healthcare for your business. In 2019, they are developing an association health plan for the small business owners of this community. Mary Beth Donalson manages her business with her clients in mind and offers them the quality service she would want for herself. They also help business with other cost saving health resources. Visit their website to see what they can do for you and your business.  
     
    Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary is a cat sanctuary and adoption center in Thomas County that offers low cost spay & neuter services. They advocate for sterilization as a solution to animal homelessness and overpopulation. In the 9 years they have completed over 21,000 surgeries. They have 14 employees and 2 veterinarians. Carol Jones, the executive director, believes it is important for the community to know stray cats are not lost but at home. If the cat’s left ear is clipped, then it has been to Miss Kitty’s and can be left alone. Visit their website to learn more about their services, adopt a pet, and see some adorable cat photos.
     
    Summerhill Creative is a locally owned marketing agency that offers marketing, video production, and web design. They are responsible for many of the videos we create here at the Chamber. They are passionate about their work and want to make a real difference for their clients. Jeff Lovett wanted to take this opportunity to emphasize their customized professional web design services. They create content with the audience in mind. Who are they? What do they want? Visit their website to see some of their amazing work or to contract their services.
     
    Business Community Announcements
    Attendees had many exciting opportunities to share and we encourage you all to support members and their events.
    • CNS
    • Archbold Health Talk-surgery for acid reflux on January 29th from 6-7 p.m. Visit their website to register or call (229) 584-5520.
    • Archbold online registration for the Heart and Sole fun run begins January 12th visit this link to learn more.
    • Hands on Thomas County will be hosting a day of service for MLK Jr. Day on January 21st. They will need volunteers for Habitat for Humanity home building projects. They are also having a book drive to benefit Meigs Literacy Fair & Read-A-Thon. Visit their website to sign up and for drop off locations for books.
    • New Hire Solutions will be hosting an after-hours job fair from 5-7 p.m. on January 22nd. Visit their website for more details about this event and all the job opportunities they have available.
    It pays to come to VOOM
     
    Each Sponsor raffled a wide variety of door prizes. The 50/50 Ambassador Raffle is to help raise funds for the Chamber Ambassador program. Tickets are only $1. We raised $10 and our lucky winner got to take home $5. One lucky attendee was the winner of this month’s Rose City Outdoor giveaway. A drawing offered to all new comers of VOOM for a free month-long billboard through Rose City Outdoor.
     
    We want to say a special thanks to our members and guests for their attendance and support last year. We look forward to our partnerships in 2019. We hope to see everyone back bright and early February 12, 2019.
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