More than 100 Georgia business leaders from across Gordon and the surrounding counties gathered at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Calhoun for today’s Georgia Chamber Regional Power Lunch.

Georgia Chamber president and CEO Chris Clark spoke about the Chamber’s work on legislation to improve the state’s economic competitiveness during the 2014 General Assembly session and about the organization’s policy priorities for the rest of 2014. He noted the Chamber’s work to continue implementation of Common Core State Standards in Georgia and efforts to secure funding for transportation infrastructure initiatives such as the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

Clark concluded his talk with an update on the Chamber’s Georgia2Georgia campaign, which launched in January to increase the business activity among Georgia companies and grow the number of Georgia business contracts with state and local government. “Over 100 companies have already joined Georgia2Georgia and I hope you all will join the campaign as well,” said Clark. “This initiative can help Georgia businesses grow, so you can hire more, invest more, and make an even greater impact on our economy.”

Power Lunch attendees appreciated the opportunity to network with other Georgia Chamber investors and members in their community and to hear about the top policy issues impacting Georgia’s business community. The event in Calhoun was part of the Georgia Chamber’s Regional Power Lunches Series being held across the state this summer. To view the full list of locations for the 2014 Regional Power Lunch series visit