Thomaston-Upson County Upcoming Events



Congratulations to our Big Green Egg and YETI Cooler Raffle Winners:

1st Place Ken McCarty and 2nd Place Alan Yarbrough


Winners at our 6th Annual Flint River Poker Float

1st Place - New Kayak from the Outside World -Traci O'Neal

2nd Place - $250 - Samantha Daut and Victoria Buckner

3rd Place - $150 - Sabrina Lancaster

May 24 Get OUT and VOTE! Make your voice heard! May 24 Primary Election
May 27 Last day of school for Thomaston-Upson County School System and graduation for Upson Lee High School
May 28 150th Emancipation Celebration - For more information on this event, please call Rev. James McGill @ 706-741-4068
May 30 The Chamber office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

The Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development will be our guest speaker on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The luncheon will take place at noon at the barn at The Rock Ranch. Cost to attend is $15 for Chamber Members and $20 for non-members.
Please contact the Chamber office today at 706-647-9686 to RSVP for this event. Deadline to register is May 25. Special thanks to Georgia Power and Upson EMC sponsors of this event.
Chris Carr, named Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) by Governor Nathan Deal, joined the agency in November 2013. As Commissioner, he leads the state agency responsible for creating jobs and investment in Georgia through business recruitment and expansion, international trade and tourism, as well as the arts, film and music industries.
Prior to joining GDEcD, Carr was Chief of Staff for Senator Johnny Isakson. Carr began his career with Georgia Pacific, moving on to practice law with Alston & Bird LLP and then serving as Vice President and General Counsel for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
Carr graduated from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Lumpkin School of Law. He lives in Dunwoody and has a daughter, Mary Clifton.

June 2 Unite Upson Meeting - Noon at Sprewell Bluff Park and sponsored by Upson County - This meeting is for Unite Upson Committee Members
June 3 Chamber Ambassador Meeting - 1 pm at the Chamber office
June 8 Executive Board Conference Call - Time to be announced by Chairman Stribling
June 11 Promise Place is hosting its first annual “Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes” walk to support victims of domestic violence. The walk will begin at Heritage Park in Downtown Fayetteville, proceed down North Jeff Davis, home to Promise Place’s main office, and will conclude back at Heritage Park. This one mile walk in women’s shoes will show the support to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. Men, women and children are encouraged to participate in this walk, to show their support of all those struggling with domestic violence issues. Women’s shoes will be worn by each participant. The walk begins at 10:30am, with registration opening at 10:00am. Tickets are $30. For tickets, please visit our website,, or call Wendi Bozeman @ 770-461-3839 X 112. Promise Place is a non-profit agency serving victims of domestic violence and their children in Fayette, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties.
June 11 DDI hosts M-Squared: Makeup and Mental Wellness for Women at the N'Trigue Hair Salon- 105 Avenue F, Thomaston, GA at 12 pm. They will have a licensed therapist and makeup artist present to discuss topics of beauty on the inside and on the outside. This is a FREE session and they look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please call 678-390-0435.
June 14 T-U Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting - 8 am at the Chamber office
June 15 Business Expo Planning Meeting - 8 am at the Chamber office
June16 Industry Roundtable Meeting hosted by Georgia Power at 7:30 am
June 23 June Business After Hours will be held on Thursday, June 23 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at the new URMC Medical office - We hope that you will be able to join us at the June 23 After Hours and get a first-hand look at the new medical facility - More information to follow
2nd Wednesday of each Month Central GA Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) meeting is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at American Pie Pizzeria at noon. For more information about the Central GA SHRM group, call Michael Green at 706-648-4238 Ext. 7316
2nd & 4th Thursday Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career? Thomaston Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from Noon to 1:00 pm at American Pie in Thomaston. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, and everyone is invited to attend. For more information about the Toastmaster organization go to or call Pam Koon at 706-325-2330
4th Monday of each Month Upson County Family Connection. Creating Partnerships! Connecting Resources! Strengthening Families! Building Strong Communities! Join with us in the adventure! We meet on the 4th Monday of the month. 12 PM – 1 PM. Upson Regional Medical Center, Auditorium. Grab a quick lunch at the Cherokee Café and bring to the meeting with you! For more information contact Michael Powell at 770.567.2930
September 1 T-U Chamber of Commerce Business Expo - 4 to 6 pm at the T-U Civic Center
September 17 Dissipating Disparities, Inc. 4th Annual FREE Community Health Fair and Expo on Sept 17 at the Thomaston-Upson Civic Center

If you would like to sponsor the Monday Minutes each week, please call the Chamber at 706-647-9686 for more information!




The Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce unites our members and the community by promoting strategic economic growth, enhancing the quality of life and creating a positive business climate for Upson County. 

110 West Main Street • P.O. Box 827 • Thomaston, GA 30286

Phone: 706-647-9686