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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 Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce's (SSPC) five year strategic plan will guide the Chamber's work in effectively developing our roles and responsibilities aimed at advancing our business community. Creating a shared vision and working to accomplish a common mission moves us forward together – beyond simply the sum of what any one of us can accomplish alone. The development of this plan has reinforced our belief in both the strength that each staff and board member brings to the Chamber and the critical role of partnership and collaboration. It is in those internal and external relationships that our defined values are most critical. Our core values echo what we as individuals embrace when working together and with the public.
This strategic plan provides a broad road map for the SSPC and is intended to be a dynamic and integrated effort. The overarching goals, which our Chamber staff and board members will help achieve, provide a balanced framework of what needs to be done reach our vision and fulfill our mission. The plan contains objectives and strategies committing us to delivering greater value to our members, maximizing the Chamber's organizational skills, supporting economic development in the region, influencing public policy and promoting regional partnerships.
To achieve the full potential of this plan, every board member, staff member and volunteer must use this plan to help guide their work.
We look forward to working together to implement our plan and achieve the objectives of the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber through 2019.
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Strategic Plan 2014-2019 (click to download PowerPoint)
Incorporated in 2005, Sandy Springs is Georgia’s sixth largest city in Georgia and the second largest city in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Efforts to incorporate Sandy Springs began in 1966, in response to attempts by the city of Atlanta to annex this unincorporated area of North Fulton County. Sandy Springs residents, led by Eva Galambos, fought for 40 years to obtain their own government. In June 2005, an overwhelming 94 percent of residents voted for incorporation. Shortly afterwards, voters returned to the polls selecting Galambos as the City’s first mayor.
Prior to 2005, residents relied upon a large, traditionally modeled county government for the provision of services, which residents felt did not adequately meet their needs. These challenges formed the basis for desiring a streamlined government physically closer to constituents and responsive to community desires. Sandy Springs initiated a non-traditional approach by operating as a Public Private Partnership (PPP), with nearly half of City staff employed by a private company. In 2010, the City undertook a comprehensive procurement process to rebid all general city services, resulting in multiple providers, providing considerable savings and higher levels of service for the City.
The Sandy Springs PPP model is widely regarded as an example for other local governments, with city leaders from across the country and around the globe, including China, Japan, Korea, Finland and others visiting Sandy Springs to learn about the PPP model. Since the incorporation of Sandy Springs, several other metro cities have formed – Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Peachtree Hills, Milton and Johns Creek – each instituting a form of the Public-Private model.
With roots dating back to the 1800s, Sandy Springs originated as a watering stop for Native-Americans who frequented the bubbling springs here, and quickly became a community as settlers moved into the area. Today, the City enjoys and expresses a traditional Southern charm, while also catering to its business-minded residents with one of the most innovative systems of service delivery in the country.
Learn more about Sandy Springs’ pioneering system of local government.
Sandy Springs is regularly discussed by national and international news media. View some of the highlights.
Find out about the City's "Founding Mother".
Read more at the City of Sandy Springs website.
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Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber
Six Concourse Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328