Chamber president speaks to Lions

Published 11:05 am Friday, May 29, 2009

Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce President Evelyn Clay told the Bainbridge Lions Club Wednesday that the Georgia Work Ready program is an asset to those seeking employment.

“We are thankful to Gean Hendrix of Bainbridge College and a member of your club, for his assistance in administering the Work Ready certificate test,” she said. “Earning a Work Ready certificate can help you prepare for a good job. It verifies a worker’s skill level to employers and demonstrates their commitment to being successful.”

The Chamber of Commerce president also said the chamber’s youth leadership program was very successful this year.

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In concluding her comments, she talked about the importance of completing the four laning of U.S. 27 from Columbus to the Florida state line and the importance of tourism to the local economy.

“We are members of the South Georgia Bureau for Economic Development, which is a lobbying group for South Georgia,” she said. “It is important that South Georgia speak with one voice. It would be great if we could get U.S. 27 four laned all the way from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Tallahassee, Fla.

“As far as tourism is concerned, we are working on getting more bass tournaments and tennis tournaments to come here. Lake Seminole and our tennis programs are major tourism assets,” Clay said