Recycle Your Old iPhone or Cell Phone!

It seems like every year there’s a whole parade of new cell phones and smart phones available. When it’s time to get that new iPhone, Android, or other smart phone, what will you do with the old one? Should you keep it? Recycle it? Sell it? Pass it on to your mom? Here are some helpful resources that will help you do the right thing no matter what kind of cell phone you have.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your phone and recycle it, there are several drop-off sites in our community that will gladly take it and get it to the right place. One is the Old Dixie Hwy. Landfill and Convenience Center at 4189 Old Dixie Hwy. You can drop off phone and all other types of electronics during regular business hours. Two additional drop off sites, only for cell phones, are RadioShack at the Walnut Square Mall, and Lowe’s on Glenwood Ave. Each store has a designated collection box just for cell phones. All three provide the service at no charge.

Depending on the type of phone you have, you could get some cash back that can be applied to the purchase of a new phone. A highly recommend service online is Gazelle, at http://www.gazelle.com. To get started, choose your phone brand, and model number from a list, then indicate the condition of the device. Gazelle immediately gives you a quote based on the condition of the phone, which you can lock in for thirty days. If you accept the quote, download and print the shipping label, then mail it to their collection site. Once they receive your phone and examine it, they will release payment. You can choose to be paid by check, Amazon gift card, or PayPal.

The EcoATM is a new service available at a standalone kiosk at the Walnut Square Mall near Books a Million. Place your phone in the tray to identify it and get an estimate. To sell your device you will need to provide a driver’s license and a fingerprint scan. Deposit your phone and get real cash back instantly. Learn more about it at http://www.ecoatm.com.

With so many opportunities to recycle your old phone, there’s no reason to keep them hidden in the junk drawer any more. Don’t forget to backup your data, erase or reset your device, and remove the SIM card before dropping it off or mailing it in.

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Join us for the 73rd Annual Meeting and Banquet!!

The 73rd Annual Meeting and Banquet of the
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center

Reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. (cash bar)
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Please RSVP by October 8, 2013

What is the price for the meeting and banquet?
Individual seats:
$60 each for members & $75 each for non-members

Corporate tables (table of 10):
$600 each for members and $750 each for non-members

Contact the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce for more information!
706-278-7373
info@daltonchamber.org

The competition was fierce but in the end there could only be one winner… and that was YOUR Chamber of Commerce!

During the week of August 20-22nd 12 teams battled at the Holiday Inn to see who could help sponsor the most Chamber members and grow our presence in Greater Dalton. Lead by Jimmy Cusano with Your Chamber Connection, these outstanding volunteers helped increase our membership base by 290 new Chamber members. Please welcome them!
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Cow bells rang, high fives and hugs were given and a good time was had by all.

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Thank you to our fantastic team Chairmen !
Allen Bentley (Decosimo CPA’s), Bill Blackwood (Coldwell Banker, Kinard Realty), Kasey Carpenter (Oakwood Café & The Sweet Spot), Bill Davies ( BB & T), Bryan Hair (Marketing Alliance), Patty Mooney (Alliance National Bank), Zab Mendez (Community & Southern Bank), Jeff Myers (Hamilton Health Care Systems), David Pennington (Advanced Insurance Strategies), Derek Waugh (Dalton State College).

Dalton Manufacturer Taking Aim at A Greener Flooring Industry

 

 

It all started with a problem. Flooring installers across the country were having significant flooring failures when installing sub-floors with high moisture content. That is when Dennis Schlisner, CEO of Base King®, LLC, a local Dalton manufacturer, realized there had to be a solution. What resulted was unprecedented innovations in eco- friendly flooring and adhesives.

 

Base King®, LLC originally from Kennewick, Washington opened its primary manufacturing facility in Dalton in 2003. As the manufacturer of the newly renowned EnviroSTIX® Applied Poly-Acrylic Adhesive System and EnviroHEALTH™, the first USA made 100% PVC-Free Resilient floor, their innovation continues.

 

Many experts agree that PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic, commonly referred to as vinyl, the major ingredient in LVT(Luxury Vinyl Tile) and VCT(Vinyl Composition Tile)  and all vinyl flooring products, is one of the most hazardous consumer products ever created. PVC is dangerous to human health and the environment throughout its entire life cycle, at the factory, in our homes, in our workplaces and in the trash. Our bodies are contaminated with poisonous chemicals released during the PVC lifecycle, such as mercury, dioxins, and phthalates, which may pose irreversible life-long health threats. When produced or burned, PVC plastic releases dioxins, a group of the most potent synthetic chemicals ever tested, which can cause cancer and harm the immune and reproductive systems.

 

Designed for high performance and durability EnviroHEALTH™ is the first 100% PVC-Free Resilient Floor to be completely manufactured in the United States of America. The hybrid flooring product eliminates 100% of the hazardous chemicals created by the manufacturing of vinyl flooring products. Currently available in 20 styles/colors, including 12 Wood Grains, the floor can be used in installations throughout almost all areas of active medical, commercial and retail facilities.

The 100% recyclable floor, available in Tile, Plank and Welded Sheet, is an aesthetically pleasing designer floor that also provides the durability for long term use in high traffic/high demand areas. Through an advanced manufacturing process EnviroHEALTH™ provides customers with the ability to print any pattern into the flooring product.  It also offers unprecedented scratch and dent resistance for a resilient floor.

 

EnviroHEALTH™ offers a completely VOC free installation experience with Base King’s  EnviroSTIX® Applied Poly-Acrylic Adhesive System. Pre-applied at Base King’s facility in South Dalton, the extremely moisture resistant, commercial grade adhesive is shipped “on-product” to the customer’s facility ready to install. The system eliminates the need for any high VOC liquid/bucket adhesives and eliminates leftover adhesive chemical waste. The adhesive also offers an immediate return to use for critical areas of an active commercial facility (No drying time necessary).

“Our products are really creating a new playing field for commercial flooring products. For a long time there has been a need to shift the market away from vinyl flooring products to other healthier and environmentally conscious alternatives but there just haven’t been many options,” states Schlisner, “our goal has always been to continue to innovate and create environmentally friendly flooring products that will increase the health and well-being of our customers and contribute to preserving our environment.”

To learn more about Base King®, LLC visit them online at http://www.baseking.com.

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