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Each month, BizConnect will present an in-depth interview with a Chamber member for the purpose of learning about the people behind the company. Each program is approximately 8 minutes long and will showcase small, medium, and large companies.
Showcased businesses will remain online for 30 days, and the video will appear on the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber website, the featured company's website, and all social media platforms.
The Ambassadors are a prestigious group of Chamber members who want to volunteer their time to be a more active member within the Chamber as well as within the Sandy Springs/Perimeter business community. The Ambassador’s annual goal is to reinforce the benefits of Chamber membership, increasing members’ knowledge about programs and services of the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, and keeping the channels of communications open between the membership and the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Ambassadors are very important in the day-to-day operation of the Chamber. Ambassadors are liaisons for the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chambers of Commerce. Their commitment and participation in any Chamber event is critical to the success of the Chamber and is greatly appreciated. For more information and to learn how to get involved view the Ambassador page here.
The Small Business Council was created to promote small businesses in a lucrative direction, encourage the assembly of effective partnerships, and to thrive in the Sandy Springs community. The Council aims to: provide oversight for Small Business committees and programs, develop the structure and outreach for specific small businesses addressing specific target audiences, and to help provide small businesses in Sandy Springs with the tools, training, information, and support that empowers them to succeed.
For more information and to learn how to get involved, view the Small Business Council page here.
The Women's Business Network's goal is to provide a forum for women in business to form relationships with their peers, provide an educational platform, give back to the community and be a source for professional women to be mentored. The Women's Business Network will focus on the areas of Networking, Community, Education and Mentorship. For more information and to learn how to get involved, view the Women's Business Network page here.
The Workforce Development Council aims to collaborate between businesses and local educators to match the needs of the local growing workforce. The Council also provides the “Principal for A Day” program, which allows local business executives to see what goes on inside our classrooms and how his/her company can assist the school on an ongoing bases. For more information and to learn how to get involved view the Workforce Development Council page here.
There are over 300 restaurants in the Sandy Springs community. The needs of restaurants are much different than those of the other businesses. The Restaurant Council aims to assist local restaurants with these needs by creating a group with a stronger voice. Problems include: signage issues, grease problems, safety problems, staying compliant with technology and employee concerns; Restaurant Council members are able to tackle these problems as a group. The Council also aims to brand Sandy Springs as an Eat, Shop, and Stay destination by developing signature local events such as Food That Rocks! and Sandy Springs Restaurant Week. For more information and to learn how to get involved, view the Restaurant Council page here.
The Sandy Springs Young Professionals program is a community-based organization of young professionals in the city of Sandy Springs whose mission is to develop a dynamic and diverse group of peers with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn, the desire to build important relationships, and the energy to get involved in the community. Learn more here.
The Executive Roundtable is a group of 8-12 small or medium-sized business owners who meet for monthly breakfasts to come together with an executive of a successful company and share ideas, thoughts, and strategy. This program is an excellent way to stay connected with businesses and to meet other like business leaders. For more information and to learn how to get involved, view the Executive Roundtable page here.
The Membership Committee's objective is to guide the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber’s membership recruitment and retention efforts by recommending specific tactics or activities, provide oversight for membership activities and committees, and assist in outreach and recruitment of new members targeted by the Chamber.
The vision of the Health & Well-Being program is to equip you for the Ultimate U. Health & Well-Being aims to offer an array of services and programs that propel U: the individual, the business, the Sandy Springs community, the global community, and beyond! Learn more here.
The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber provides networking opportunities to enable Chamber members to connect with other business professionals, expand their businesses, and gain insights. Building relationships within the Sandy Springs business community and enabling businesses to prosper is one of the Chamber's primary objectives. Networking is not merely having lunch or chatting over a glass of wine, it is about exchanging knowledge, creating partnerships and aiding in the success of each other’s business.
Our networking programs are specifically designed and coordinated to maximize your networking opportunities. To ensure all members are able to participate, the Chamber hosts morning, lunch, and evening events. To read more and learn which event best accommodates your schedule, view our array of networking opportunities below.
On the last Friday of each month, Dunwoody Perimeter and Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber team up for a networking event designed to bridge the business communities! Coffee and Contacts is open to all business professionals in the community and locations vary. We encourage you to come and to invite anyone that may benefit by attending. Enjoy breakfast and a chance to meet potential customers. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to share with all of your new contacts! To learn more and register for the upcoming Coffee & Contacts, please visit our calendar. Starting in January 2017, there will be a small registration fee for Coffee & Contacts. This is to ensure that the Chambers are able to continue to provide you with excellent networking opportunities.
Lunch, we all do it. Since you will be eating anyway, why not get the most you can out of it by expanding your business and building relationships? Networking at noon is a unique and relaxed networking opportunity in which each guest has a chance to strategically connect with a diverse group of business professionals in the Sandy Springs business community. This is achieved by giving guests 30-seconds to present their business over lunch. Attendees are given the opportunity to meet everyone in attendance, without even leaving their seat. Networking at Noon is the third Thursday of the month (schedules are adjusted for holidays - please see our calendar for the most up-to-date information).
Small Business Council Committee Chair: Susan Riley-Hayes, Highpointe Wealth Advisors
The Small Business council (SBC) is a dedicated group of volunteers whose goal is to provide small businesses in Sandy Springs with the tools, training, information and support that empowers them to succeed and to recognize those that are successful. The SBC is responsible for small business training and education and small business advocacy and recognition. The Small Business Council of Sandy Springs Perimeter has a lot to offer small businesses in the Greater Sandy Springs Perimeter area. It is committed to providing small business leaders and managers with the tools they need to grow and prosper, both personally and professionally.
SBC members are also invited to attend several SBC events throughout the year, which provide great networking opportunities to grow your personal and professional relationships. Join Now!
This video illustrates how the Georgia Department of Economic Development can help a small business like Jon's learn about business licenses, labor laws, taxes and other details for starting his business. Jen discovers information about tax breaks, academic research and export assistance as she looks for ways to grow her company.
Learn, network, and grow with Small Business Council's regular events:
Join your peers for an informative lunch session covering specific small business topics. This year, we are pleased to welcome entrepreneur extraordinaire Jim Beach! Lunch and learns take place from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Venue: Resource Planning Group, 10 Glenlake Parkway NE, South Tower Conference Center, Lower Level Room #55.
About the Speaker: Jim Beach has taught and presented in India, Egypt, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Dubai, the United Kingdom, and across America for companies including UPS, Wells Fargo, SunTrust Bank, Edelmans, Chick-Fil-A, Grubb & Ellis, Toshiba, McKinsey, and more. His School for Startups Radio is on 12 AM/FM stations and many internet platforms, where he has interviewed Shark Tank judges and winners, billionaires, bestselling authors, and countless entrepreneurs. Jim's McGraw-Hill book "School for Startups" was published in June 2011 and reached as high as number 9 on Amazon's business section. Jim has led fundraising efforts for real estate apps, healthcare IT, and hospitality companies. At the age of 25, he started the American Computer Experience and grew the company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue and to over 700 employees. After selling this business, Jim taught at Georgia State University and was the top-ranked Business School professor 12 semesters in a row.
February 9, 2017 - Jim Beach, "Rock Stars in an Elevator"
In this session, learn to grow your sales or expand your network using the 14 songs presented. Each song leads to a perfect value proposition or elevator pitch. This presentation is very entertaining and action-oriented. Jim also brings attendees up and fixes their 30-second pitch on the spot!
May 2, 2017 - Jim Beach, "Entrepreneurship: It's not about creativity, risk or passion" - Registration is open NOW!
Anyone can be an entrepreneur, anyone! Be debunking the three great myths of entrepreneurship, Jim proves anyone can succeed as a business owner. This keynote includes tons of business ideas that could be started that day for under $5,000.
September 26, 2017 - Jim Beach, "Emotional Intelligence"
Emotional intelligence is the number one predictor of success and it is a skill, so it can be worked on and improved. In this emotional keynote, Jim gives amazing step-by-step techniques used to identify weaknesses and how to improve them.
Loosen your tie, let down your hair, and make some connections! Our Small Business Happy Hours are a great way to network in a laid-back atmosphere. Events are hosted at SSPC members' locations and take place from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
June 8, 2017
Painting with a Twist
November 9, 2017
Sandy Springs is served by two major limited-access highways, Georgia 400 − which runs north-south − and I-285 − which runs east-west. Major surface streets include Roswell Road (U.S. 19 south of I-285 and Georgia 9 entirely), Hammond Drive, Spalding Drive, Johnson Ferry Road, Abernathy Road, Glenridge Drive, and Dunwoody Club Drive.
Harstfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located 23 miles from Sandy Springs.
MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
MARTA provides public transportation via bus and rail service.
Four MARTA rapid rail stations serve Sandy Springs
◾N8 – Medical Center Station – 5711 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, NE
◾N9 – Dunwoody Station – 1111 Hammond Drive
◾N10 – Sandy Springs Station – 1101 Mount Vernon Highway
◾N11 – North Springs Station – 7010 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
Enterprise Rent a Car
6189 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Hertz Rent a Car
7555 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Budget Rent A Car
6590 Roswell Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Cooper Atlanta Tranportation
2711 Peachtree Square
Atlanta, GA 30360
Groups and parties may want to check out the Chattahoochee Trolley, available for weddings, charters and corporate events.
The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber
Six Concourse Parkway (King Building)
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
To park, guests can park in the 1 hour parking lot located directly in front of the King building or enter one of the concourse parking garages and park in the non-reserved 2 hour visitor parking.
We invite you to join our many local businesses and organizations of the Sandy Springs Perimeter communities and become a member of the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. Take advantage of the networking, educational programs, issue advocacy and community building activities the Chamber provides.
The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber is an extended family of individuals and organizations working together for each other and our community so that we can all thrive, not just survive. Your Chamber membership is both an investment in your own company and in the mission and vision of the Chamber.
Our membership continues to prosper each year and our members continue to renew their memberships because value proposition on their investment. Listed below, are the most-often mentioned benefits of a SSPC membership:
On behalf of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber, I welcome you to Sandy Springs, the second-largest city in the Atlanta metro area. Sandy Springs and the Perimeter area are at the crossroads for business in the Southeast at I-285 and Ga. 400.
From our Fortune 500 and international companies to our homegrown small businesses and our beautiful residential neighborhoods, Sandy Springs offers everyone a successful environment in which to live, work, grow and prosper. With the largest Class A office market in the Southeast and as home to more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other Georgia city, the Sandy Springs/Perimeter area not only knows big business, we haven't forgotten our Southern roots. In fact, Yelp, the company whose purpose is to connect consumers with great local businesses, recently named Sandy Springs No. 1 among Yelp's 2016 Cities of Distinction in its inaugural Bizzie awards. The award recognizes the most customer-friendly small businesses and communities in America.
In 2017 we look forward to many great things continuing to happen in our community. The construction of the Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters will be well under way. And the much-anticipated City Springs, the $300 million mixed-use project that will become our city's cultural heart, should be completed by the end of the year.
There is no better time to be a member of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber. Your Chamber offers more benefits for local businesses than ever before. We are a strong and respected voice with our local government on issues that impact all of us.
Our Chamber is active in improving our workforce development, collaborating with businesses and the educational community to cultivate the best and most capable labor force in the metro area. The Chamber hosts an ever-expanding mix of events, from informal social gatherings to educational seminars to lunches with influential guest speakers, that provide our members networking opportunities with fellow members, prospective customers and community leaders.
If you're not already a Chamber member, we strongly encourage and invite you to join the SSPC. An investment of your time guarantees your ability to connect with the people and resources that can help make your business more successful. Visit our website at www.sandyspringsperimeterchamber.com to learn more about upcoming events and programs and how you can join our great organization. We look forward to meeting you.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Chamber staff, I want to thank all of our members for their enthusiastic support and participation. We look forward to 2017 and beyond as we continue to work together for our great community.
2017 Chairman of the Board
Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber
The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber is happy to hold Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening ceremonies for New Businesses that join the Chamber!
Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber
Six Concourse Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328