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    The Perry Chamber of Commerce is committed to growing a strong community based on an economically sound business environment. Grow Business. Grow Community. The chamber is the voice of business, both large and small. The chamber provides a wide variety of opportunities for businesses to build new contacts throughout the area. By building a stronger community, a quality workforce will continue to grow.
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  • Perry Chamber - Meet The Team!!

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    The Perry Chamber of Commerce is excited to launch the Perry Plugged In Podcast in 2022! Before we chat with area business leaders, we would like you to meet the Perry Chamber Staff! In this episode, you'll get a chance to meet our team!

    • Maggie Schuyler, President CEO
    • Bonnie Sexton, COO
    • Calynn Warren, Administrative Assistant



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  • Marketing vs Branding! How to make them work for you and your business.

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    In this week's episode we chat with Maggie Lane, Chief Marketing Officer of the Georgia National Fairgrounds, about the difference between Marketing and Branding.

    What is marketing? What is branding? Aren't they the same thing?! You’ve likely heard of them both but you’re not totally sure what they are and how they pertain to you, your business, and your success.



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  • Buying Your Way in Entrepreneurship

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    Many aspiring entrepreneurs take conventional routes to the top in business. Some  climb the ladder to partnership or CEO while others launch their own start-up. However, there is another career path that has become increasingly popular in recent years: buying and running an existing operation.

    In this week's episode we chat with Evan Acres, Owner of Acres and Oak Kitchen. We discuss the road he has taken to become an Entrepreneur, as well as how he came to purchase an existing business, rebrand it, and have it continue to grow and thrive during and post-Covid-19.



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  • ECONversation with Angie Gheesling, Executive Director of the Houston County Development Authority

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    Effective community + economic development works hand in hand in Houston County. Angie Gheesling, Executive Director of the Houston County Development Authority joins the latest episode to discuss what it takes to make our area successful and the impact the development authority has on the Perry area. She also discusses what has helped her be successful in her career and what she has learned along the way. 


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  • Developing Skills to be an Effective Sales Leader!

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    If you want your business to scale, you must master the art of growing and developing a sales mindset. The question is: How do you do that? In this episode, we chat with Chelsea Dozier, Regional Account Executive with Ashley's Business Solutions. We discuss the importance of networking and the impact that is has made in building relationships both professionally and personally. 

    Want to know how Ashley's Business Solutions can assist you with your business needs? Contact Chelsea Dozier today!

    Chelsea Dozer




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  • Tips & Tricks On How To Have A Successful Interview

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    Laura West, is our guest speaker from Spherion Staffing!

    In this weeks episode, we discuss the importance of your interview from beginning to end. As you listen to this episode, you’ll learn the best way  to conduct an effective interview in this crazy competitive environment!




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  • Financial Tools for Young Adults

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    In this episode, we chat with DeAnn Dent from Robins Financial Credit Union about the tools that young adults need to be financially successful. Instant gratification can come back to haunt young adults if they don’t have a financial plan in place. From student loans to budgeting, we discuss these financial topics and more to help young adults better understand their financial future.

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  • How to Hire the Perfect Caterer for Your Next Event!

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    There are a multitude of tasks involved when planning an event. Whether it’s a lunch meeting or a large celebration, one of the most significant duties you have is hunting down a good, reputable caterer. Reserving your available event date with that caterer before someone else beats you to it is even more important. Needless to say, it can seem overwhelming. In this week's episode, we chat with Marti Jones of Marti's Cakes and Catering about Catering 101! She helps answer the important questions about how to hire a caterer and what questions need to be ask when hiring for your event. 

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  • How to Build a Business and Have Fun Doing It!

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    In this week's episode, we chat with Megan Brent, owner of the Perfect Pear in Historical Downtown Perry and her entrepreneurial journey. What made her want to open a business...especially a restaurant? How has she stayed excited over the years (13 to be exact) when having to deal with the day-to-day grind and 2-star reviews of her infamous and loved pimento cheese? What keeps her motivated? We further discuss her desire to build, launch, and grow her business and how you too can use her tactics in your career.

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