Leadership Rockdale

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Leadership Rockdale, sponsored by the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, is a leadership Development program that selects diverse and qualified individuals and provides a learning environment that enhances personal and professional growth to benefit the community and its region. Leadership Rockdale is an educational experience rather than a program of advocacy. It deals with issues facing our community, state and nation. The participants in Leadership Rockdale profit from getting to know each other and from the formal and informal exchange of ideas and experiences. They gain knowledge and understanding from authorities on a wide variety of subjects such as governmental organization, education and private enterprise. Thus Leadership Rockdale prepares them for a more active role in the affairs of our community. Leadership Rockdale participants also develop leadership skills and knowledge of the community. They become familiar with current issues, community resources and social, political and economic needs, thereby becoming better qualified and more encouraged to take an active role in the decision-making process in Rockdale County. Leadership Rockdale graduates help shape our community’s future every day. Each year, program participants help to coordinate the annual “Hands Across Rockdale” community-wide service collaboration. For more information, please visit http://www.handsacrossrockdale.org. Are you interested in participating in our next Leadership Rockdale class? If so, you can contact them by email at katy@conyers-rockdale.com or by phone at 770-483-7049.

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“Using the Chamber as part of your marketing strategy will provide you a great deal of value and return for your investment many times over.”

-Ken Holmes, Selective Solutions

“As a young professional getting started in the insurance industry, the chamber of commerce has been an incredible resource. The opportunity to be able to network and connect with business owners who have been in the game for awhile has provided invaluable experience. I truly feel like I can attribute much of my success so far to a strong chamber of commerce and all the opportunities that are provided to get plugged in.”

- Chris Simmons, Chapman Insurance Group Inc., Nationwide Insurance

“As one of the oldest businesses in Conyers, we have been part of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber most of those 37 years and have always found value in the many programs offered by the Chamber.”

-Owners, Danny & Cindy Lockhart, Your Town Magazine and Clean & Tidy Carpet Cleaning

“The Leads Group experience has brought a very personal touch to our Chamber membership. We have been able to make many connections that have increased our organization’s presence in the community!”

-Melanie Hutcheson, Rockdale CASA, Inc.

“As a local non-profit joining the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber has been one of the most effective and beneficial decisions we at AWAKE Coffee Community have made. Now in our third consecutive year, I firmly believe we would not have experienced the growth we have without the support and encouragement of our Thursday community connectors leads group.”

-Noelle Cosby, President and Co-Founder

“Copy Central has been in business in Conyers/Rockdale County for the past 9 years. Shortly after we opened in Conyers we joined the Chamber with the hopes that we would meet prospective customers. Being an active Member of the Chamber has allowed us not only to grow our Customer base but to get involved in the Community on a more personal basis. Many members of the Chamber are not only Customers of Copy Central but are valued Friends and Partners in Community Affairs.”

-Dotti Bala, Copy Central, Inc.

“The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber is a great way to meet business people in the community and to make business connections that benefit every one involved. Also a great way to plug in by serving on any of the many committees that the Chamber offers. Definitely a positive return on our investment at Conyers Flower Shop, Inc.”

-Alan Sherrill, Conyers Flower Shop, Inc.

“My Thursday morning leads group has been great for my business. In the last 12 months, I have had about 20 different leads passed to me and that equaled about $80,000 in closed business. We are like family now!”

-Thomas C. Dean, III, Premier Flooring Group