• Committees

  • Our committees are the heart of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. 

    As a member, you are encouraged to get involved by joining one of our committees. You will find the work to be extremely rewarding. We are proud of our work to be the voice of the business community and making a difference in the quality of life in Henry County.

    Chamber Development Division

    Vice Chair:

    Staff Liaison: Gary Sparrow, Director of Membership, (770) 957-5786

     

    Ambassadors: Genie Moore, chair, Mary Kay Cosmetics

    Positively promotes the Chamber while supporting the membership, staff, and mission; encourages members to participate in programs, activities, and events; and provides assistance at programs and events. Meets last Wednesday of the month at noon.

    Communications: Sharon Ponder, chair, Bennett International Group

    Develops strategies that enhance membership benefits and communicate the value of Chamber activities and programs. Meets second Thursday of the month at 3:45 p.m.

    Elite Roundtable: Christy Chewning, chair, Central Georgia EMC

    Launched for Elite Investors, this program provides updates from local business and civic leaders on key issues impacting our business members.

    Golf: Gary Sparrow, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    Responsible for the planning, development, organizing, and implementing the Chamber’s annual golf classic.

    Membership: Gary Sparrow, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    Oversees membership recruitment and retention enabling the Chamber to generate sufficient revenues to support needed programs. Meets third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.

    Past Chairs Council: Sharon Ponder, chair, Bennett International Group

    The Council will include all past chairs of the Chamber board. Past chairs can serve the Chamber by providing advice, guidance, and perspective. In addition, by providing updates to the council, the Chamber can count on them to further the public relations reach.

     

    Economic & Community Development Division

    Vice Chair: Morrelle McCrary, RAM-TECH PC Solutions

    Staff Liaison: Barbara Ingram, Director of Communications, (770) 957-5786

     

    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: TBD, chair

    Works to promote the value and power of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community to support and develop talent, resources, and business opportunities necessary to elevate minority businesses and employees in an increasing competitive global marketplace.

    Small Business Council: Dodie Cason, chair, Heritage Bank

    Makes an effort to understand the needs of small business, the current status of this business community, and ensure the Chamber is focused on the priorities associated with the needs of these businesses. Meets first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.

    Industry Roundtables: TBD, chair

    Targeted industry sectors will be invited to meetings with Chamber and Economic Development leadership to discuss issues pertaining to the particular industry; input received will help to shape the public policy resulting in a direct impact on participating businesses.

     

    Government & Education Division

    Vice Chair: Dr. Elna Poulard, Family Support Circle

    Staff Liaison: Joseph Henning, President & CEO, (770) 957-5786

     

    Education Attainment: Dr. Elna Poulard, chair, Family Support Circle

    Cultivates partnerships with Henry County educational institutions to strengthen education attainment and workforce development. Meets fourth Tuesday, every other month at 8:30 a.m.

    Government Affairs: Trisha Colpetzer, chair, City of McDonough

    Develops partnerships with federal, state, and local government agencies and key elected officials to ensure access to and impact on key business and community issues. Meets quarterly on second Thursday at 10 a.m.

    Leadership Henry: Cheri Hobson-Matthews, chair, Henry County

    Seeks to prepare, involve, and sustain leaders from diverse backgrounds who are committed and qualified to address community challenges and improve the quality of life in Henry County.

    Transportation: TBD, chair

    Works to improve the transportation infrastructure in Henry County through greater understanding of the issues, intensifying community understanding, and promoting advocacy at local, state, and federal levels.

    Youth Leadership Henry: Don Dunlap, chair, Henry County Schools

    A countywide leadership program for high school sophomores, the program is designed to develop leadership potential and to acquaint participants with community needs, problems, and resources through interaction with local leaders and decision makers.

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