Go Green… Featuring Raspberry Row

Because we believe it is so important to protect the earth, Raspberry Row is proud to support and offer many green products including Urban Junket, purses and totes made from recycled water bottles!

These high quality, functional bags are built using environmentally friendly materials to minimize impact on the earth. These T.O.T.E. ‘s (To Observe The Earth) are made from eco-friendly coated canvas made with non toxic dyes. They also use RPET lining which is made from recycled bottles that undergo high temperature washing and sterilization before being before being spun into thread and turned into fabric.

The goal at Urban Junket is to combine inspired and unique styling with everyday functionality. They know it can be done and don’t believe that anyone should have to sacrifice one for the other. Urban Junket defines everyday functional as the combination of durable materials and efficient usable spaces that help to keep you organized while protecting your treasures during the daily journeys that define your life.

The Convertible T.O.T.E. – Reclaimed plastic bottles: 21 for each tote!
Three styles one bag, change it in a snap: tote style, hobo style or satchel style

Krista Long
Raspberry Row
205 West Cuyler St.
Dalton, GA 30720


Dem Camp


The Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy was the site of the third Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Camp, June 10-13. Over sixty students enjoyed learning about Renewable Energy Conservation, Carpet Design, Electronics, Laser Fabrication, Robotics, Computed Automated Design, Model Car Design and Fabrication, as well Career Exploration. Industry Tours and Team building activities were also a part of the very busy schedule.

Camp DEM was free to participants through the generous contributions from the following businesses.

DEM Sponsors

June 2013 Spotlight on Business


Energy for work, life, and play
North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (NGEMC) was established in
1936 to provide electricity to portions of seven northwest Georgia counties:
Whitfield, Murray, Gordon, Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, and Walker. NGEMC is
owned by its membership. The members elect the board of directors,
which is responsible for the oversight of the Cooperative.

NGEMC owns and operates 34 substations and approximately 6,500 miles of electric distribution line.
Through its partnership with TVA, NGEMC offers a variety of services and programs developed to help
the consumer use energy more efficiently. The Energy Right Solutions programs offer savings
opportunities for new and existing homes as well as for commercial and industrial establishments.

NGEMC partners with area Chambers of Commerce, schools, and other civic organizations in efforts that
benefit the development and well-being of the community as a whole. In support of education,
NGEMC’s annual scholarship program helps deserving high school seniors continue their education.
NGEMC also offers electrical safety demonstrations to schools and civic clubs. Like other electric
cooperatives, NGEMC was established to help bring electricity to rural America, and still today, its core
belief is that nothing is more important than serving local communities.
Calhoun (706) 629-3160 ~ Dalton (706) 259-9441
Fort Oglethorpe (706) 866-2231 ~ Trion (706) 734-7341

Business Expo is the premier networking opportunity in Northwest Georgia.

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After 10 years of hosting the event, you may think it’s all the same….no way! Here are the top 7 things I learned at our 10th Annual Expo.

1. Good Sportsmanship. We had four different business machine companies represented at this year’s event. Each brought their own benefits and
advantages to the event. The individual companies represented all had excellent presentations and were healthy competitors under the same

2. Business to business networking is alive and well. While the event was open to the public many of the connections made were with neighboring
exhibitors. A lot of business was being done.

3. There is such a thing as a free lunch! If you have the right community partners and citizens who believe in your organization, it’s
possible. This was the 17th year we have had the Cookout in honor of national small business week, and it gets better every year. Thank you
to all of the small businesses who make this event possible…and fun.

4. I don’t know everybody. Each and every year, I meet new people and learn about new companies to do business with.

5. Folks will do most anything for a free t-shirt. Many exhibitors engaged their visitors in a game in order to receive a goodie. There was a
money machine, Plinko game and a football toss. Yes, I tried them all!

6. Make it fun and they’ll come back. We have increased the “fun factor” the past few years by partnering with City Entertainment. P.J. Poston
and his crew have the lights, music and action to make a fun time. We also had a magician this year. Yeah we know how to have a good time.

7. People share amazing ideas…ok, so I knew this one, but how wonderful that we live in a community so willing to brainstorm with a neighboring
business to help them with their marketing, insurance, banking or legal needs. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!

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Campaign Academy…


Have you ever thought about running for an elected office or would like to work on a campaign???

If so, this is the workshop for you!

Campaign Academy Workshop
Wednesday, June 19th
1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
at the Chamber of Commerce

There is no charge to attend, however we do ask that you let us know you plan to attend by calling
706-278-7373 or emailing stephens@daltonchamber.org

Diplomat of the Month…

My name is Andrea Ownbey, and I work in the Ad Division at Comcast Spotlight. I am so excited to be named Diplomat of the Month for the Greater Dalton Chamber! I enjoy being apart of the Chamber and attending the great events they host!

At Comcast Spotlight I help build your brand by delivering your message out on dozens of the most watched cable networks such as ESPN, FOX NEWS, HGTV, History Channel and many other networks on Comcast, Charter and/or OptiLink. Comcast Spotlight offers Multi-Screen Solutions which means not only can you advertise on cable TV but also online at Charter.net and XFINITY.com.

Comcast Spotlight’s multi-screen solutions integrate an advertiser’s message to potential customers in a more engaging and impactful way, also brand and message recall and message likeability increase significantly when viewers are exposed to both TV and Online advertising.

I am also the vice chair for Young Professionals of Northwest Georgia. (YPONG). I am married to Clayton Ownbey (Ownbey Enterprise) and together we have a six year old son Landon. We enjoy living in Dalton and being part of our local community.

For more information on Comcast Spotlight Call 706-531-8425 or Email andrea_ownbey@cable.comcast.com