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Today, Patrick discusses pancreatic cancer and what we can do to prevent it with Ms. Nancy Mader!

Chamber Announces Addition of Expo Elf to Winter Wonderland
Big Expo on November 5 at Summit Family YMCA

October 23, 2015 (Newnan, GA) –Delta Community Credit Union and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber will kick off the holidays in Coweta County with their 21st Annual Winter Wonderland Big Expo at the Summit Family YMCA in Newnan on Thursday, November 5, 2015. The Expo runs from 3-7 p.m. at the YMCA, which is located at 1765 E. Highway 34 in Newnan.

The Expo is Coweta’s biggest and most influential business exposition, featuring the newest products and services in Coweta and the metro Atlanta business market. This event will showcase local businesses to the public and is packed with fun-for-the-whole-family activities. Last year’s Expo was a huge success, with more than 100 exhibitors and more than 1,500 visitors.

Those attending the Winter Wonderland Big Expo can take advantage of product demonstrations, health screenings, prize giveaways and tasty food samples. Visitors will get to meet some of the local merchants and enjoy Expo-only specials on merchandise and services as well.

New this year is the addition of the Chamber’s own fun holiday character, Expo Elf.  Winter Wonderland Big Expo Committee Chair Nick Garrison said that Expo Elf “will be going around the community telling everyone about the Expo. Keep your eye out for the Elf!” he said. Garrison also said that as part of a good-natured campaign to encourage shopping in Coweta County this holiday season, Expo Elf “will be reporting back to Santa to let him know if you are buying local.”

Attendees can also meet Santa and the new Expo Elf, do some holiday shopping that keeps those dollars local, and sample cider, hot chocolate and cookies, all while listening to Christmas carols and enjoying a fun and festive holiday time.

Presenting Sponsor Delta Community Credit Union leads the all-tar team of event sponsors which includes Automotive Associates of Atlanta, Heritage Automotive, Newnan Utilities, NuLink, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Toyota of Newnan and Your Town Health. Additional sponsors include Facility Sponsor Summit Family YMCA, Media Sponsor 92.5 The Bear, and Print Sponsor Minuteman Press.

General Admission tickets are $5 each, and tickets are available at the door or in advance for free from an event sponsor.
For more information, call The Chamber office at 770-253-2270 or visit newnancowetachamber.org.

‘Night of the Living Dead’

Screening Wednesday at Depot

Zombies are more popular than ever, especially in Coweta County, home of the smash TV show, “The Walking Dead,” but did you know that there might not even be a “Walking Dead” or a “Zombieland” if not for an accident involving the copyright of the progenitor of modern zombies, “Night of the Living Dead?”

The 1968 George Romero film – which is being shown Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Newnan Depot by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society – is the basis for the modern zombie flick. The cult film serves as the seminal modern zombie film and a movie that single-handedly changed horror movies forever.

Prior to the release of the film in 1968, zombie movies focused on “voodoo zombies,” which meant living victims that were turned into slaves by supernatural forces. “White Zombie”, released in 1932, is perhaps the best-known example of that genre.

“Night of the Living Dead” changed that by rebranding the zombie into a undead killer that hungers for human flesh (or brains). It also established much of the lore that surrounds modern zombies, such as the idea of having to destroy the brain of a zombie to kill it, zombies being afraid of fire and so on. This, to most horror buffs, is known as the “Romero Zombie” or the “Slow Zombie.”

Nearly every zombie movie since 1968 owes its roots to “Night of the Living Dead,” even those that deviate from the formula. However, that might not have been the case if not for a screw-up with the copyright of the original film that caused the movie to be released into the public domain.

The first prints of “Night of the Living Dead” didn’t use the title we know it as today. Instead, it referred to the movie as “Night of the Flesh Eaters”, one of the working titles of the movie. However, before release, the title was changed to its more familiar version but, when changing the title card, the distributor forgot to put the copyright notice on the final print. Though that would not be a large issue today (the Copyright Act of 1976 removed all notice requirements), in 1968 that meant the movie was not protected by copyright and, instead, was placed immediately into the public domain.

As a result, reports say that George Romero, the movie’s co-writer and director, saw little money from the film, despite it grossing some over $30 million at the box office. Despite the legal flub, the movie was still a major success.

Copyright, or the lack thereof, played a tremendous role in the development of the modern zombie film, helping to ensure that the dead can keep rising in film after film. All in all, hundreds of zombie movies have been made that built upon “Night of the Living Dead” in one way or another, ranging from low-budget films to blockbusters.

Come see the film for free at the Depot Wednesday, if you dress as a zombie! Non-zombies must pay a $5 brain-eating fee. 60 East Broad Street, Newnan.


Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

30 Temple Avenue

Newnan, GA 30263

Senoia City Council Candidates to Participate in Forum on October 27
Due to recent inquiries from local citizens, the three candidates for the City Council Post 4 position in Senoia will be meeting on Tuesday, October 27 for a political forum. This special event will be held at the Municipal Court (located in the shared site with the Police Department) at 505 Howard Road in Senoia. It is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM. The moderator for the evening will be local resident Tray Baggarly.

The candidates for the Post 4 Council seat are as follows (alphabetically): Doris Chappell, Bobby Graham (incumbent), and Don Rehman.

Maurice Grover, current Council member for Post 3, is running unopposed.

The City election will be on November 3.

The Senoia Optimist Club is the sponsor for the October 27 forum. This club, chartered in 1985, is a local civic organization that serves youth and the community. It is not affiliated with any political party or candidate, and it is not involved with the questions or topics developed for this forum.

Among the purposes associated with all of the clubs worldwide that are part of Optimist International is the following: “To promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs”.

Citizens of Senoia are encouraged to attend the October 27 political forum for the City Council candidates in an effort to better understand each candidate’s position on various issues affecting the City. Please note that seating will be limited.

Sierra Hull
Bluegrass Sensation

Saturday, November 7 at 7 pm
$12 adults/$10 students & seniors​

Sierra Hull, one of the true virtuosos in acoustic music, has been in the spotlight since performing with Alison Krauss at age 13 at the Grand Ole Opry. Now with six International Bluegrass Music Award “Mandolinist of the Year” nominations, she’s one of the biggest stars in Bluegrass. ​

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In today’s segment, Patrick talks the latest trends in fashion with our favorite fashionista, Ms. Marylou Luther!

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Gerard van Grinsven



         CTCA President and CEO Gerard van Grinsven to speak

at Chamber’s October 27 NuLink Early Bird Forum


October 13, 2015 (Newnan, GA) – The President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Gerard van Grinsven, will be the guest speaker for the Newnan-Coweta Chamber’s NuLink Early Bird Forum on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.


Mr. van Grinsven joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013, inspired by a personal vision to take integrative cancer care to a new level of clinical excellence and a commitment to deliver unparalleled patient satisfaction.


CTCA is a national network of five cancer care hospitals that specialize in the treatment of patients fighting complex or advanced-stage cancer. The company is renowned for delivery of The Mother Standard® of care through an integrative care model that combines conventional treatment options with nutritional counseling, naturopathic medicine, mind-body therapy, and spiritual support to treat the “whole patient” in a manner that enhances quality of life both during and after treatment.


Mr. van Grinsven, a native of Maastricht, Netherlands, has a distinguished career in both the healthcare and hospitality industries. Prior to joining CTCA, he served as a senior executive with the Henry Ford Health System (Detroit), where he was President and CEO of its award-winning, 192-bed West Bloomfield Hospital. He also served as part of the global leadership team of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where he opened 20 luxury hotels in Asia, the Middle East, South America and the United States.


Mr. van Grinsven also served in a leadership capacity at The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Hotel, which was voted one of the leading hotels in the world.

Personally committed to service excellence and providing an exemplary customer experience, Mr. van Grinsven played a pivotal role in the achievement of three prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards (one at the Henry Ford Health System and two at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company), which is the only formal recognition of the performance excellence of both public and private U.S. organizations in the business, health care, education and nonprofit sectors bestowed by the President of the United States.


Mr. van Grinsven holds a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Management from the Hotel Management School in Maastricht, Netherlands. He is a member of the Cornell University Division of Nutritional Sciences Advisory Board. His board and charitable work includes appointments to the Henry Ford Health Sciences Western Wayne/Downriver Board of Trustees and the Michigan Kidney Foundation.


The NuLink Early Bird Forum on October 27, 2015 will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. at The Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan. General Admission is $50, and Chamber member admission is $20. For more information, contact The Chamber at 770-253-2270 or email

“Barefoot in the Park”


October 8 – 25, 2015


Sundays – 2:30pm


Paul and Corie Bratter, newlyweds, in every sense of the word, move into a cramped 6th floor Manhattan walk-up after a passionate six-day honeymoon.  Impulsive and free spirited, Corie is the opposite of Paul, a straight as an arrow young lawyer, struggling to prove himself in his new career.  Eccentric neighbors, an Albanian dinner party, too much Greek uzu, and Corie’s antics playing matchmaker lead to trouble in paradise in this fast paced, witty comedy by acclaimed playwright Neil Simon.


“Barefoot in the Park” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

“Barefoot in the Park”
is intended for adult audiences and it may contain adult language and situations.

Second Weekend…you don’t want to miss the laughs!

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