FVSU and Peach County Chamber of Commerce host Business After Hours

Feb. 22, 2009 – If you’re an entrepreneur, it helps to know business leaders in the community who can help seal a deal. The place to connect with community leaders from six local chambers of commerce is Fort Valley State University’s 3rd annual Business After Hours. Middle Georgia’s must-attend event takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Agricultural Technology Conference Center, located on Highway 341 and Camp John Hope Road.
“President Rivers and I enjoy hosting the annual business networking event to support the Peach County Chamber,” said first lady Betty Rivers who helps to organize the event each year. “It is our hope that businesses in the Middle Georgia area will come out and join the FVSU family and chamber members for an exciting and fun-filled evening.”
For a $10 entry fee, attendees can tour the newly refurbished colonial-style building, sample delectable “Tastes of Ag” treats and bid on donated items during a silent auction that benefits the Peach County Chamber and FVSU’s Student Scholarship Fund.
Guests can win a vast array of door prizes. The exciting evening wraps up with a program. The highlight of the evening is the unveiling of the 2009 Black Heritage Postal Stamp featuring Anna Julia Cooper. Cooper was the fourth African-American woman to earn a doctorate.
Parking at the facility is limited, but shuttle service will be provided for guests from Blue Bird’s south parking lot on Highway 341 South.