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Christmas with The Annie Moses Band

Tuesday, December 2 at 7 pm
$15 adults/$12 students & seniors

Come celebrate Christmas with The Annie Moses Band. The Annie Moses Band had been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the nation and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is talented ensemble of songwriters, singers and musicians, combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship.

This Black Friday, you’ll find sales on TV’s, smartphones, laptops, office chairs, and plenty of electronics. But what about those things you won’t find?

To help you focus on the sales, we found 6 things you probably won’t find on Black Friday.

Patio Furniture.

Though it is the offseason for outdoor furniture, you rarely find it in a Black Friday sale.

Many furniture stores don’t have Black Friday sales, mostly because these stores run big sales in warmer months, especially August and September. So if you’re looking for a new patio chair, don’t expect Black Friday to satisfy your need.

Toys & Tools.

Now, don’t get me wrong: you can find discounted toys on Black Friday. Yet, most of the time, the prices of toys will continue to drop well into December.

So, if your kids want toys, buy them after Black Friday.

Tools are very similar. Often, you’ll find some really cheap hand tools. But the closer we get to Christmas, the better discounts you’ll find.


If you’re planning a family vacation, you may be tempted to book flights around Black Friday.


If you’re looking for discounted airfare, Black Friday is not the time to book. The best month to book discounted airfare is January, or when gas prices drop.

Chocolate & Perishables.

Obviously, chocolates and perishables won’t be found on Black Friday. Why? Because most people use Black Friday to buy gifts for Christmas, your perishables will, well, perish before then. And nobody (not even Santa) wants cookies aged four weeks in a plastic container.

Recent Amazon Tablets.

Though you may find a Black Friday deal on a Kindle, don’t expect anything grand for Amazon’s recent tablet releases. History has shown that Amazon rarely discounts its newest tablets. In fact, last year, for their then-new Fire, Amazon offered a whooping two deals.

So don’t expect anything big this year.

Exercise Equipment.

With hardly any discounts, November is the worst month to buy exercise equipment, and Black Friday is no different. After expansive Thanksgiving meals, you’d expect more people would buy exercise equipment. But, usually, people wait until after the holidays to purchase their new treadmill. Thus, you’ll find more deals on exercise equipment closer to Christmas and in January.

Happy shopping!

In today’s show, Patrick talks about holiday movies with the one and only, Mr. Jonathan Hickman!

Registration is now open for our 67th Annual Dinner, an exciting evening of celebration at The Newnan Centre.

The stars will be shining brightly as business and community leaders, economic development partners, and elected officials will attend this event, presented by Georgia Power Company.

This annual celebration serves as an opportunity to honor Chamber members who have made significant contributions to enhance our community.  For more information on the Annual Dinner or for sponsorship information, contact Julia Oberhelman at 770.253.2270 or email julia@newnancowetachamber.org.

CTCA’S Anne Meisner is featured speaker at Chamber’s Business Women’s Network luncheon on December 3
November 25, 2014 (Newnan, GA) 

Anne Meisner, president and chief executive officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Southeastern) in Newnan, will be the featured speaker at the Newnan-Coweta Chamber’s Women of Prosperity Luncheon on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Newnan Country Club.
LifePlan Financial Advisors, Inc. is program sponsor for the event, which is being held as part of the Chamber’s Business Women’s Network.
Meisner has been serving patients at CTCA for more than 20 years. Previously, she served as president and CEO of CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) for six years.

Growth in patient services and the highest patient loyalty scores in the nation are hallmarks of Meisner’s tenure at CTCA. In her first year at Southeastern, Meisner steered accelerated growth of the hospital, including a major expansion project.
Under her leadership at Midwestern, she introduced numerous patient-centered programs in advanced radiation therapies, immunotherapies, cell therapies and Wisdom Medicine. Meisner originated the widely heralded Patient Empowered Care model, where all services cancer patients want are delivered in one location. She also expanded Midwestern’s stem cell and cell therapy program; expanded its surgical services and tripled its surgical space; and opened a Quality of Life clinic.
Additionally, Midwestern has been recognized by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence. It is the only breast center of excellence in Illinois and one of only 33 centers nationwide. Midwestern has also received the HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for three consecutive years. In 2012, Midwestern was named among the Top 10 workplaces in Illinois by the Chicago Tribune and is ranked above all other hospitals in patient loyalty scores by Bain & Company.
In 2013 and 2014, Meisner was recognized in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Who’s Who in Health Care” issue, which spotlights the top 100 leaders in the health care industry. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she is a Masters Prepared Registered Nurse and former intensive care unit nurse. She is a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives.
The luncheon will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newnan Country Club. For more information, call The Chamber office at 770-253-2270.


Anne Meisner, president and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Southeastern) in Newnan, will be the featured speaker at the Newnan-Coweta Chamber’s Women of Prosperity Luncheon on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

You’re Invited—Parade Applications Due!!


Annual LaGrange Christmas Parade is Thursday, December 4 at 6 pm.  This year’s grand marshal is Dr. S. Cliff Rainey, and the parade theme is “Through the Eyes of a Child.”  Be sure to get your parade application submitted with the $35 entry fee and an unwrapped child’s toy to LeTisha ASAP (and no later than Tuesday, November 25.  Applications are online (www.lagrangechamber.com).


Welcome New Members


Craft Master Fine Furniture (803 3rd Avenue, West Point).  Contact owners James and Sharon Pearson at 706-643-6020 for your furniture, electronics and appliance needs.


Upcoming Chamber Events


November 25

Networking Group, 7:45 am, Upstairs.  Contact Page (pestes@lagrangechamber.com) for more information.


Leadership Troup Board Meeting, 8 am, Downstairs Conference Room.


Website Committee Meeting, 10 am, Downstairs Conference Room

November 26

Chamber Office will close at 5 pm and will reopen on Monday, December 1.  Happy Thanksgiving!


Community Events and Activities for November 21-30


Now—January 15

Athos Menaboni and 1930s WPA Art (Legacy Museum on Main)

Explore some of Georgia’s historical architectural murals and Works Progress Administration artists’ projects through the art works of Athos Menaboni.  Most well-known for his paintings of birds, the Italian native and longtime Georgia resident created many enduring works.  Legacy Museum will exhibit several mural studies as well as a sampling of other genres of his paintings.  During the holiday season, an exhibition of Menaboni’s beautiful Christmas cards will be added.  Robert W. Woodruff, president of Coca-Cola from 1923 to 1954, commissioned Menaboni to create he cards which featured a bird that could be seen at Mr. Woodruff’s homes.  He created the cards for more than 40 years.  The artwork is from the Callaway Gardens collegection which is housed at Troup County Archives.


Now—December 30

Fantasy in Lights (Callaway Gardens)

Specialty Nights:  November 14 (pets), 15 (motorcycles), 16 (bicycles) and 23 (March of Dimes Nightwalk)

Selected as one of the “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights” by National Geographic Traveler, this drive-through Christmas spectacular delights people of all ages.  Visit CallawayGardens.com/fil for more information.


Friday, November 21

Downtown LaGrange Candlelight Sip & Shop (5-9 pm, Downtown LaGrange)

Downtown LaGrange merchants stay open for this festive event.  Enjoy sampling wine and food, special sales and complimentary gift wrap at your favorite downtown boutiques.  New this season:  a Christmas wreath silent auction.  Place a bid at each participating merchant location.  Take a free carriage ride through Downtown LaGrange compliments of the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority.
Saturday, November 22

Market at Jefferson (9-11:30 am, 625 Jefferson Street—Hillside Station, LaGrange)

Join your favorite Market on Main vendors in the off-season for a special indoor market.  Hosting different group each week who share their experiences and talents—come, eat and learn!


Downtown Hogansville—Sip ‘n Shop (5-9 pm, Downtown Hogansville)

Stroll along downtown Hogansville and enjoy refreshments while doing your holiday shopping.  All the merchants will serve up tasty holiday treats and great bargains!


Storytime with Mrs. Claus (12:30 pm and 3 pm, Callaway Gardens)

Listen to Mrs. Claus as she tells Christmas stories and elves sing Christmas carols.  Then, satisfy your sweet tooth with cupcake decorating.  Reservations required; call 844-265-7908.


“Come Ye Thankful People Come” Concert of Praise and Thanksgiving (5:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church)

Celebrate the most unique of American holidays with the Choral Society of West Georgia as they present a choral and narrative tribute to the season.  Call 706.882.2734 for more information.


An Evening of Praise, Prayer and Thanksgiving (7 pm, 850 Callaway Church Road)

Sovereign Grace Baptist Church hosts an evening of songs and prayers of thanksgiving.  All are welcome


Sunday, November 23

Downtown LaGrange Holiday Open House (1-5 pm, Downtown LaGrange)

Come enjoy a LaGrange Christmas shopping tradition.  Downtown shops open their doors on Sunday to welcome the season and inspire holiday shoppers.  Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping and special sales.  New this season:  a  Christmas wreath silent auction.  Place a bid at each participating merchant locations.  Take a free carriage ride through Downtown LaGrange compliments of the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority.


“Come Ye Thankful People Come” Concert of Praise and Thanksgiving (5:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church)

Celebrate the most unique of American holidays with the Choral Society of West Georgia as they present a choral and narrative tribute to the season.   Call 706.882.2734 for more information.


Thursday, November 27

Thanksgiving Day Organ Concert (2-4 pm, Callaway Gardens)

Come and enjoy this tranquil setting or take a relaxing stroll to live organ music, played on the historic, renovated Moeller pipe organ at the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel.


Ongoing Events


Every Wednesday

Story Time at the Hogansville Public Library (10 am, 600 E. Main Street, Hogansville)

Call 706.637.6230 for more information.


Every Third Thursday of the Month

Toddler Thursdays at LaGrange Art Museum (10:30 am, LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange)

Toddler Thursday is designed just for 1-5 year olds and their favorite adult. Each class will introduce toddlers to art and the Museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery activities, and an art activity. Toddler workshops last one hour and are lead by specially trained museum educators. $10 per child per month. For more information contact Sallie Keith at sallie.keith@lagrangeartmuseum.org.


This is a friendly reminder that our


will be held this Monday-Wednesday from 9:30-1:30pm and we have spots available.

Kids will be making homemade holiday gifts such as ceramics, paintings, and more!

Can’t make it to all three days?  Register your child for just one, two, or all three!
Just $50 per day which includes all supplies!

Call (678) 899-7035 or reply to this email to register today! 
Bubbles and Brushes Art Studio
314B Newnan Crossing Bypass
in the Ashley Park shopping center
(678) 899-7035

December 1


Get in the holiday spirit with a dedication and first lighting of a holiday star at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The star is a gift to the hospital from the Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary. The lighting will take place Monday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the front parking lot of the hospital, located at 745 Poplar Road in Newnan. Music will be provided by the Lee Middle School chorus and light refreshments will be served.

Mark Your Calendar!!!
BigExpo, Thursday, December 4, 1 – 7pm
The most anticipated event of the year! 
Summit Family YMCA, 1765 E. Hwy. 34, Newnan

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