E-SPLOST and the Golden Goose

In November we will be voting on whether to maintain a sales tax for one of our county’s shining assets, the public school system. Typically chambers of commerce don’t like our businesses paying more taxes, but when the tax supports the key asset for attracting jobs and investment, we understand that not voting for the […]

The business of running for political office

By Carlotta Ungaro In the book, “We Don’t Make Widgets,” Ken Miller makes the case that government and business actually operate similarly and that successful business practices can improve government. With this thought, the Fayette Chamber is proud to offer for the second year, Candidate Academy. In elections, the “product” is the candidate, including his […]

Fayette creates its story

In 2014, the Fayette Chamber led a community-wide endeavor that became Fayette Visioning. This five-year plan had four focus areas: Community, Economy, Education and Place. The plan included more than 100 recommendations. One of the most ambitious action items was to create a countywide brand. The Fayette Chamber, along with the Fayette County Development Authority, […]

Visitors help pay SPLOST

More than 30 years ago, the Georgia General Assembly provided local governments a funding mechanism, the special projects local option sales tax (SPLOST). Tapping the power of the penny, citizens in nearly every county in Georgia have approved SPLOSTs to fund projects ranging from basic infrastructure to visionary, impactful projects. One of the advantages of […]

Vote yes and tap the power of the penny

On March 21, Fayette Countians go the polls to vote on a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). What is on the list? Roads top the SPLOST list totaling nearly $60 million. The road project list includes, but certainly is not limited to, a bridge replacement at Ebenezer Church Road, realignment of Ga. Highway […]

Our favorite time of year

I love the fall. I love the turning leaves and cooler temperatures. I also love my job the most in the fall because it is the time the Chamber gets to “show off” our community and our businesses in special ways. September means it’s time for Community Expo, presented this year by Fidelity Bank. This […]

Fayette Forward – Meeting our challenges

Fayette Forward is a daylong event next Monday that is setting the stage for Fayette County to remain a vibrant county in the years to come. The program will focus on a concern identified in the Fayette Visioning process – we are becoming old. As an aging Baby Boomer, I don’t like hearing this news […]

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