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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.
No. 28 -- The Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD)
No. 48 -- United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS)
No. 62 -- The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO)
No. 68 -- Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL)
No. 135 -- Aflac Inc. (NYSE: AFL)
No. 162 -- Southern Co. (NYSE: SO)
No. 183 -- Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE: GPC)
No. 249 -- First Data Corp.
No. 251 -- WestRock (WRK)
No. 320 -- HD Supply Holdings Inc.
No. 323 -- Veritiv Corp. (NYSE: VRTV)
No. 329 -- SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI)
No. 338 -- Mohawk Industries Inc. (NYSE: MHK)
No. 360 -- AGCO Corp. (NYSE: AGCO)
No. 393 -- Asbury Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE: ABG)
No. 397 -- Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE: CCE)
No. 409 -- NCR Corp (NYSE: NCR)
No. 433 -- PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM)
No. 434 -- Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL)
Georgia Fortune 1000 Companies
No 529 -- Intercontinental Exchange
No. 577 -- Graphic Packaging Holding Co.
No. 613 -- Axiall
No. 689 -- Aaron's
No. 777 -- Global Payments
Our Mission: The mission of the Restaurant Council is to promote and market the Savor Sandy Springs brand to both residents and visitors for awareness of Sandy Springs as a destination city for fine dining.
Our Purpose: There are over 300 restaurants in the Sandy Springs community. Their needs are unique to those of the other businesses, so together as a group they have a greater voice. Restaurants have signage issues, grease problems, safety problems, staying compliant with technology and employee concerns, together as a Restaurant Council they are able to overcome these issues. Also, this is a great way to brand Sandy Springs as an eat, shop, and stay destination.
For more information on many of the fine restaurants in Sandy Springs, CLICK HERE.
Hungry? Taste Sandy Springs in a whole new light. We have an appetizers, entrées, and desserts for that! Discover dining gems right in your own back yard. Neighborhood restaurants in Sandy Springs offer exclusive menus with special pricing during Restaurant Week.
For one night only 25 of Sandy Springs' favorite restaurants will be rocking the big tent at Hammond Park, located in the heart of Sandy Springs. This all-inclusive event will provide you with food, wine, beer and cocktail tastings from local mixologists, live music from local musicians and benefit Sandy Springs-based charities Second Helpings, Ian's Friends Foundation, and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
Photos by Samantha Marks, Visit Sandy Springs.
Chair: Karen Trylovich, A Classical Affair
The Women's Business Network provides 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 focus is on the areas of Networking, Community, Education and Mentorship.
Participate in one of our 2017 events:
January 17, 2017: "One Man's Influence on Georgia: One Woman's Quest to Tell His Story" -- event has passed; please join us at a future event!
Join Author Lee C. Dunn as she discusses her book Cracking the Solid South: The Life of John Fletcher Hanson, Father of Georgia Tech. Lee Dunn has researched southern history, garden and landscape history, and genealogy for over twenty years. She has been deeply involved in promoting the preservation and awareness of southern gardens and landscapes for seventeen years, through her service as a leader in The Garden Club of Georgia's historic landscape preservation efforts, and was inducted into UGA's Sigma Pi Kappa Honor Society in recognition of her leadership acheivement in historic preservation of Georgia's cultural landscapes.
John Fletcher Hanson founded Bibb Marketing, owned the Macon Telegraph, and is considered the father of Georgia Tech. He was a guiding force in the industrialization of the South, especially in manufacturing and transportation. This book chronicles the life of an influential and controversial Georgia industrialist whose impact on the state's post-Civil War development has never been fully explored.
March 21, 2017: "The Fed Explained: Telling the Story of the U.S. Central Bank" with Susan Berthelot, Communications Director on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Public Affairs team -- event has passed; please join us at a future event!
Do you ever wonder what the Federal Reserve really does, or why it focuses on certain aspects of the U.S. economy? Join us on March 21 to hear the story of the nation's central bank - what it is, what it isn't, and how it works. Meet Susan as she helps demystify the Fed and shares her experiences working for the Federal Reserve bank.
Susan joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in 2013 as director of internal communications on the Public Affairs team. She and her team oversee internal, executive, and digital communications for the Federal Reserve's Sixth District. Susan's career before the Fed included 25 years in Atlanta in a variety of public affairs and communication management roles at organizations including AT&T/BellSouth, Cox Enterprises, and Aon Hewitt.
During her career, Susan and her communications teams have received more than 45 professional awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Associated Press, PR News, and other organizations.
Whether you are a corporate employee, a small business owner or a non-profit executive, you need to engage your customers and volunteers. In this presentation, Lisa Ford will explain why customer service alone will not lead to long-term survival. Today's organizations must focus on the customer experience and retention with renewed energy. The challenge is to get customers to love your products, services and people. Lisa relates statistics, strategies and stories so the audience leaves with ideas and the desire to win and keep customers.
Lisa Ford is a speaker with over 20 years of experience presenting to businesses, association and government. She speaks throughout the United States and internationally on topics of customer service, leadership, team issues, and change. Lisa is best known for her work in the areas of customer service. She is the author of the videotape series "How to Give Exceptional Customer Service," the #1 selling business tapes in the U.S. for over 3 years. Her other videos and audiotapes include: "Developing a Customer Retention Program," "Building a Customer Driven Organization: The Manager's Role," and "Personal Power." Her recent book is "Exceptional Customer Service - Going Beyond Good Service to Exceed the Customer's Expectations."
August 15, 2017: TBA
October 17, 2017: TBA
The Women's Business Network's Woman of Distinction Award is given to a woman in the local community who has demonstrated exceptional leadership through professional endeavors and community involvement, has generously shared her time and talents to demonstrate a sense of social responsibility, and has made a difference in Sandy Springs.
The Woman of Distinction Award is given annually at the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber's November luncheon. The recipient of 2016's Award is Tisha Rosamond, Owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes in Sandy Springs.
In 2010 Tisha was at the top of her game as a corporate executive progressing through the highly matrixed infrastructure of the hospitality sector at a Fortune 1000 company. She was well respected and known for getting things done. But after 20 years of being in the corporate world, Tisha wanted a change of scenery. She wanted to apply her expertise in creating and developing customer-centric brand experiences and do something that was more meaningful, made people truly happy, and gave back to the community. When she visited a Nothing Bundt Cakes in Dallas, TX, an idea began to take shape. In 2011, Tisha happily traded in her heels for an apron and opened the first Nothing Bundt Cakes east of the Mississippi River with her sister Shannon Van Meter.
Since opening its doors 5 years ago, the bakery has become a huge success and is loved by their many, many loyal customers as well as the first-time walk-in visitors! Tisha and Shannon's shop has become a training ground for new bakeries as they go through the opening process and a testing location for new ideas coming out of the main office. They were named Small Business of the Year their first year open and received numerous corporate awards. Behind the scenes, Tisha and her sister have touched the heart of Sandy Springs with both community involvement and their cakes.
2011 - Mayor Eva Galambos
2012 - Carolyn Axt
2013 - Irene Schweiger
2014 - Patty Voelz
2015 - Teri Cloud
2016 - Tisha Rosamond
Join the Women's Business Network on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:30 PM at the UPS World Headquarters at 55 Glenlake Parkway NE for a night of celebration for a great cause! Food and beverages will be supplied by favorite local restaurants and Jackson Family Winery. Raffle tickets will be available at Chamber Events and at the Drake Closet in Sandy Springs - take home a glamourous prize! A Drake Closet pop-up shop will be on site for all of your shopping needs.
The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta, designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward self-sufficiency.
The Drake Closet of Sandy Springs opened in late 2016 and features new and gently used ladies clothing, shoes, and accessories. Donations of women's clothing, shoes and accessories are accepted at stores during the week, and items are provided to mothers as needed. All sale proceeds go to support The Drake House.
Tickets for the 5th Annual Fashion Show are available NOW. Tickets are $30 for SSPC Members, $35 for Non-members, and limited tables of 8 are available for $300. Sponsorship opportunities are also available!
Do you have questions about the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber? You'll find answers to our most frequently asked questions in the information below. If we did not answer your question on this page, please complete our online contact form. Your questions or comments will be emailed to the Chamber, and we will respond as soon as possible.
1. What is the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber?
The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber is the City of Sandy Spring's premier business membership organization — made up of almost 500 member firms. The Chamber has represented the interests of the local business community since 2010.
The Membership Formula calculates each member's dues to correlate with the company's investment in the community, usually based on employment. For more information, call 678-443-2990 to be transferred to the Membership Services Director or click here view membership materials.
3. How do I join the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber?
Call 678-443-2990 to be transferred to the Membership Services Director or click here to join now.
The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber is located in the King Building just north of I-285 and directly east of GA-400, Concourse is perfectly positioned on 63 lushly landscaped acres in the vibrant Central Perimeter submarket.
From here, Concourse tenants have unrivaled access to anywhere in the region and with improvements at Hammond Interchange, Diverging Diamond Interchange and the Flyover Bridge, commutes to and from the property continue to be enhanced. The property also offers a complimentary shuttle for tenants to the nearby Perimeter MARTA train station for alternative access around the city and to Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.
Please search our online business directory. You may search by business category, keyword, or company name. You may also call the Chamber at 678-443-2990.
Please contact the Better Business Bureau.
For general Georgia information, visit the Explore Georgia website.
For any other questions you may have, please contact the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber at 678.443.2990.
Georgia is the place for business!
• Sandy Springs wins Yelp's first ever Bizzie Award celebrating the most customer-friendly small businesses and communities in America (Yelp Inc, 8/16)
• Atlanta/Sandy Springs is the #9 best city in US for recent college graduates (NerdWallet, 3/16)
• Three Georgia cities rank amongst the most educated places in the US: Atlanta/Sandy Springs (25), Cumming (41), and Marietta (42) (DegreeQuery.com, 2/16)
• Georgia ranks #1 (4th year running) in US for best state for business (Site Selection, 11/16)
• Georgia ranks #1 (3rd year running) in US for best state for business (Area Development, 9/16)
• Best Large Cities in Georgia to Start a Business: Atlanta (#24), Augusta (#64), Columbus (#67) (wallethub, 5/16)
• Georgia ranks #5 in US for greatest number of women-owned firms, Metro Atlanta ranks #5
• Georgia ranks #2 in growth in number of women-owned firms and #7 in growth in economic clout of women-owned firms (American Express OPEN, 5/16)
• Georgia ranks 4th in US for top states for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness (PWC, 7/16)
• Georgia Tech (#15) and University of Georgia (#17) rank in the top 25 public colleges in US (Forbes, 7/16)
• Georgia scores an "A" for small business friendliness (Thumbtack, 6/16/)
• Georgia ranks #11 in US as a top exporting state (Trade & Economic Analysis, 6/16)
• Georgia ranks #9 in US as the most entrepreneurial state with #1 biggest average of SBA loans and #5 highest growth in number of SBA loans (NerdWallet, 10/15)
• Georgia ranks #11 (up from #16) for best state for business for costs relating to labor, energy and taxes, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects & quality of life (Forbes, 10/15)
• Georgia ranks #1 for Distribution & Supply Chain Hubs, Labor Climate, Incentive Programs, Cooperative State Government and Most Favorable Regulatory Environment (Area Development, Q3 2015)
• Atlanta ranks 9th among the top 50 technology meccas in the US (CBRE, 7/16)
• Atlanta ranks #1 for most mobile-friendly city in US (NerdWallet, 7/16)
• Atlanta gets an "A" for small business friendliness in these categories: overall friendliness, ease in starting a business, regulations, health & safety, employment, labor & training, tax code, licensing, environmental, zoning (Thumbtack, 6/16)
• Atlanta ranked as fourth-best tech hub in US (InfoWorld, 6/16)
• Atlanta is the #9 best city in US for recent college graduates (NerdWallet, 3/16)
• Atlanta's women-owned businesses grew 3rd-fastest in US from 2007 to 2012 (Center for an Urban Future, 3/16)
• Atlanta ranks as #1 best city in US for web developers to move to (SpareFoot.com, 1/16)
• Atlanta ranks #7 in US as best city to launch a startup (DataFox, 1/16)
• Atlanta is #1 in US for engineering jobs
• Atlanta is #2 best city for millennials (Money.com, 10/15)
• Metro Atlanta rnaks #1 for number of black-owned businesses (NerdWallet, 8/15)
• Metro Atlanta ranks #2 for job growth; #4 for jobs added. Fastest-growing employment sectors: leisure & hospitality, construction, professional & business services (ARC, 8/15)
• Atlanta is #5 strongest market in US for tenant demand for office space (DTZ, 8/15)
• Metro Atlanta ranks #1 in US for minority-run firms; #2 in self-employed minorities; #2 as an entrepreneurial region (Minority Business Entrepreneur, May/June 2015)
• Atlanta is the Nerdiest City in the Country (Movoto, 5/15)
Top ranked programs supporting the tech industry:
• Georgia Tech College of Management
• Goizuetta Business School- Emory University
• Terry College of Business- University of Georgia
• The large number Fortune 500 firms, technology companies, the Medical District and Perimeter Center shopping creates a strong market for goods and services from small businesses. High incomes of residents in the area also increase likelihood of retail, restaurant, and other small business success.
• The City has and will continue to see significant public and private investment in the new City Center, Roswell Road Corridor, Perimeter Center, and elsewhere that can enhance and stimulate small business growth.
• Sandy Springs is one of the most affluent communities in U.S., with nearly 20% of households with incomes above $200,000. The City’s median household income is $68,200 compared to US average of $49,600 in 2010.
• 1/4 of city’s annual budget invested in capital improvements, such as transportation and infrastructure upgrades, which is significantly higher than other metro communities.
• Sandy Springs has more Fortune 500 corporations per capita than any other city in the US: UPS, Newell Rubbermaid, First Data, Centene, Axiall and Veritiv
• Some of the major private multi-national companies headquartered in Sandy Springs include: Cox Communications, Intercontinental Commodity Exchange (ICE)/New York Stock Exchange, Mercedes Benz USA, Haverty’s Furniture, Amtrak, CBS, Builders Materials and Construction Services
• The Perimeter market is home to more Fortune 1000 companies than any city in Georgia;
• Sandy Springs is home to one of the largest medical communities in the southeast with 3 world class hospitals: Northside, Emory/St. Joseph’s and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
• The City of Sandy Springs is a trailblazer in government structure and function. Rather than hire hundreds of government employees, the City utilizes a Public-Private Partnership model, resulting in the state’s lowest per capita ratio of municipal employees to residents;
• Three MARTA rail stations within the City offer a direct route to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and most areas of metro Atlanta are accessible within a short drive;
• Major interstate connections with GA 400 and I-285.
The Sandy Springs Perimeter community has an array of non-profit organizations and community organizations. Learn how you can become involved:
Abernathy Arts Center
254 Johnson Ferry Road NW
The Abernathy Arts Center promotes the arts and artists within Sandy Springs.
Act 3 Productions
6285-R Roswell Road NE
Act 3 Productions is a theatre group established to inspire performers, support positive values, and enrich the arts community, producing professional-level performances by featuring as many students as possible on and behind the stage.
227 Sandy Springs Place, Suite G - Box 76802
A community of volunteers dedicated to promoting the visual, performing, landscape and culinary arts in Sandy Springs. ARTSS sponsored the Roswell Road planters, the sculpture at the library, and the library reading garden
Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Road
A 25-acre urban forest preserve located next to the Fulton County Annex on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Features walking trails, wildflower garden, and interpretative trails.
CAC - Community Assistance Center
1130 Hightower Trail
The CAC provides compassionate emergency assistance for persons experiencing sudden changes in life or economic circumstances. CAC also unites community efforts in responding to requests for assistance.
Cancer Support Community
5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building C, Suite 225
Dedicated to providing a variety of supportive services for cancer patients and their families in a home-like environment.
Every Woman Works
100 Hannover Park Road Suite 200
Job training and placement for women in need
Friends of Dorothy Benson Senior Citizens Center
6500 Vernon Woods Dr.
A multi-purpose senior center which provides activities, day programming, computers, gym, resource referral and more. The Friends Organization provides volunteer and financial support.
FOSSL - Friends of Sandy Springs Library
359 Mt. Vernon Highway
Supports efforts of the SSL and provides supplemental funding and resources through book sales, volunteers, and special programs.
Heritage Sandy Springs
6110 Bluestone Road
Heritage Sandy Springs aims "to build community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs." It oversees Heritage Green which includes the Williams-Payne House and SSS Entertainment Lawn, sponsors the Sandy Springs Festival, Concerts by the Springs and other community events.
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
805 Mt. Vernon Highway
To assist children from diverse, low-income families realize their full potential; offers a summer program.
460 Abernathy Road
Dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful
470 Morgan Falls Road
Aims to "educate, influence and activate our community in the beautification, conservation and preservation of our enviroment."
Link Counseling Center
348 Mt. Vernon Hwy
Offers individual and group counseling, suicide prevention, intervention and post-intervention services.
Los Niños Primero
471 Mt. Vernon Hwy
A summer educational program and Saturday school for Latino preschoolers ages 3-6 years and their families in Sandy Springs
Mary Hall Freedom House
8950 Roswell Road
Local shelter and recovery center for women with or without children
North Fulton Government Service Center
7741 Roswell Road
Provides health, mental health, dental, traveling nurse, housing, workforce and WIC service under one roof and houses a library, computer lab, community garden and the Grady Clinic.
Ronald McDonald House
5420 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Provides "a home away from home" for families of seriously-ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.
Sandy Springs Conservancy
383 Morgan Falls Road
The Sandy Springs Conservance aims "to ensure a permanent network of attractive and safe natural areas, open spaces, trails and parks available for Sandy Springs residents, businesses and visitors."
Sandy Springs Education Force
P.O. Box 567683
Organized to support the educational needs of youth in Sandy Springs by identifying and facilitating supplemental programs and solutions through community partnerships.
Created in July 2009, the Sandy Springs Historic Preservation Society collects and preserves the history of Sandy Springs and the surrounding areas for future generations, and educates those who will influence the growth and direction of our community in the future by giving presentations.
Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce
Six Concourse Parkway, Suite 3300
Serves as the voice for the Sandy Springs Perimeter business community with government bodies, works with current and prospective property owners to stimulate quality growth and re-development to make the area a better place to live, shop, and do business.
Sandy Springs Mission
850 Mount Vernon Hwy
A needs-based mission out of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church serving children and families near Roswell Road and 285 through after-school, ESL and summer programs.
Sandy Springs Society
P.O. Box 720074
A women's organization dedicated to the quality of life in Sandy Springs through activities for members and philanthropic endeavors. SSS sponsors Tossed Out Treasures, Elegant Elf, and the Annual Garden Tour to raise money which goes directly to Sandy Springs non-profit organizations
Working to eliminate hunger in the 5-county Metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need.
U-Hope Community Development Center
1110 Hope Road
Offers the homeless safe and supportive housing while assisting them to transition to self-sustenance by instilling positive life changes
Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs
800 Crest Valley
Aims to restore and maintain the ecological balance along all 6 watersheds located within the city; to control flooding, health, and erosion hazards; to advocate for the preservation of the environmental integrity and character of the watershed region.
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.
Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber
Six Concourse Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328