The Fayette Chamber of Commerce announces Chris Clark as the 2019 Outstanding Business Person of the Year recipient at their Annual Award Celebration held January 23 at The Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center.
Clark, has served as the President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce since 2010. Prior to joining the Georgia Chamber, Chris served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Economic Development among other positions. The Georgia Chamber was founded 104 years ago to focus business and local chamber interest on advocacy and economic growth and today is the largest advocacy organization in the state, and one of the seven largest chambers in the country.
The Georgia Chamber is the only chamber of commerce in the world to win Chamber of the Year two years in a row from two separate organizations. The Georgia Chamber represents almost 50,000 members in every county of the state with a diverse cross-section of over 600 industry divisions. The Chamber focuses on advocacy for free enterprise, policy development, business, and economic development and political activity and also runs a small business insurance plan through its Chamber Services division.
The Fayette Chamber of Commerce created the Outstanding Business Person of the year award to recognize a business leader in the community. These successful business leaders must demonstrate unselfish support of the community and exhibit a broad range of involvement in community affairs. Past recipients of this prestigious award oversee the selection process.
The Fayette Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses and organizations that work together to promote economic prosperity and to enhance excellent quality of life through strong leadership, networking, education and a variety of programs that encourage partnerships between businesses and our community.
This year’s annual award celebration was made possible by presenting sponsor, BB&T and Suntrust now Trust. Outstanding Business Person of the Year award was sponsored by Coweta-Fayette EMC.