Committees are a great way to take full advantage of your Chamber membership. These focused groups are where most of the behind-the-scenes work of the Chamber happens. Committee members get to act as decision makers of the programmatic functions of the Chamber that affect real change in the community.
All monthly meetings take place from 9:00 am -10:00 am at the Chamber Office and via Zoom. These meetings are open to Chamber members only.
Your Chamber membership investment includes all of the team members associated with your business/organization. Engaging in these committees as your schedule allows is an excellent way to take advantage of your membership. As an added benefit to you, the Chamber provides opportunities for you to invest in your and your employees' professional development and overall workplace engagement. This is an excellent way to fully leverage your membership investment for the benefit of all!
Chairs: Thomas Harrell (D&H Manufacturing) and Cindy Jones (Madison County Young Farmers & Crazy J Farm)
Key Projects: Blessing of the Farms, Changing Hands Workshop, MADICO MADE Boxes, MADICO MADE Trail, Madison County Agriculture Center, Farm & Agribusiness Tours, State of Agriculture, Pioneer Harvest Festival
events & martketing
Chairs: Jill Fortson (The Commercial Bank) and Emily Nix (MedLink Georgia)
Key Projects: MADICO MADE marketing initiative, Annual Meeting & Dinner, Cornhole, Coffee, & Cocktails, Food Truck Fridays, Taste of Madison County
Chairs: Rodney Chandler (Smith, Adcock, and Company LLP) and Angela Rouse
Key Projects: “Pro-Business Partner in Excellence” Award, State of the County, Madison County Economic Development Council, Political Forums
Chairs: Jill Fortson (The Commercial Bank); Jean Mullis (Jackson EMC); Michael Williams (Madison County School District); Carole Knight (Madison County Extension)
Key Projects: MADICO MADE Leadership Development Programs (Adult & Youth), MADICO MADE Youth Advisory Board, MADICO MADE Leader Spotlights, Madison County Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch
Chairs: Kim Shupe (Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty); Martin Kimsey (Georgia Power); Brian Patton (Jackson EMC)
Key Projects: Annual Membership Drive, Membership Orientations, Business of the Month, Quarterly Coffee & Connections, Quarterly Lunch & Learns, Business After Hours Events, Madison County Young Professionals group, Madison County Women's Business Connection group, Chamber Ambassadors, Member-to-Member Deals, Continuing Professional Development & Education for Members
small business development
Chairs: Jeff Dillard (Jordan Air); Byron Lee (Georgia Metals)
Key Projects: Monthly Ladies' Night Out Shop Local Event, Annual Small Business Saturday Shop Local Event, Spring/Summer Saturday Sidewalk Sale, MADICO MADE Ambassador Program, Shop Local Discount Card Program
workforce develeopment & education
Chairs: Kim Shupe (Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty); Martin Kimsey (Georgia Power)
Key Projects: Bi-Annual MADICO MADE Workforce Job Shadowing Day, Monthly MADICO MADE Workforce Spotlights, MADICO MADE Career Signing, MADICO MADE Student Entrepreneur Program, Teacher Externships, MADICO MADE 2020 Vision Scholarship, Hire MADICO MADE Program, Technical & Soft Skill Training for Member Employees