Spring is here. The beloved cherry trees along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway have bloomed. And we are gearing up for our 29th Annual Chamber Golf Outing; one of our largest fundraisers of the year. Let’s hope for a perfect spring day on Friday, May 19th as we hit the course at The Athens Country Club. As I am writing this, only ONE team spot remains open. So, if you’ve been putting off securing a team, now is the time!

A huge thank you to our sponsors, including our Major Sponsors, Hickory Creek of Athens, and Holzer. The generosity of our members, sponsoring this and our other events makes all the difference. Again this year, The Laurels of Athens will provide the Spectacular Sendoff that our golfers always look forward to. Boxed lunches will once again be provided courtesy of OUCU Financial. Supporting and Hole Sponsors include Classic Brands, Mathews Insurance, Mark Porter Auto Group, The Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hampton by Hilton, Shawna Stump – State Farm Insurance, and Atomic Credit Union. Thank you to one of our newest members, Erwin’s Air Duct Cleaning, for sponsoring a Skill Prize. We sincerely appreciate each of you. A few sponsorship spots are still open; don’t miss this opportunity to put your business in front of a large group of area business leaders!

The proceeds from this event go directly into supporting our members. As many of you have seen, we have completely revamped our networking opportunities, offering more substance and intentional networking for our members. We just wrapped up our first Business After Hours of 2023, and it was a HUGE success and you can check out our recap and photo gallery here. You can also view the first Virtual Introduction video that we have produced – this new service is another way we are working to provide visibility and build connections for our members. We will continue to enhance and adapt the benefits we offer – your success is what we strive for!

In closing, and if you’re still reading this 😉, send me the best April Fool’s prank you’ve got. The first one I receive at president@athenschamber.com wins a gift certificate to one of our Chamber member businesses. No foolin’!


In gratitude,

Kristin Miller, President