Chamber Business

Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber Encourages Collaboration between Businesses and Educators with Principals' Roundtable Luncheon


The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber will host an education roundtable luncheon on Wednesday, June 6,
2018, at 11:30 a.m. The event will be held at Elekta, located at 400 Perimeter Center Terrace, Suite 50, Dunwoody, GA 30346.

The collaborative discussion will feature Dunwoody principals, teachers, and business leaders on topics such as creating career mentorship and internship partnerships between middle & high schools and local businesses, facilitating tutoring program partnerships between elementary schools and local businesses, and fostering relationships with Dunwoody community graduates that will encourage their desire to remain in Dunwoody as workforce contributors.

“A robust education —for our PreK through 12th graders— does not stop at the schoolhouse. Our business partners must play an important role, so the community we all reside in stays healthy and stable; therefore creating a place where generations will come to live, work, and play,” Councilwoman Pam Tallmadge of Dunwoody said.

The discussion will be facilitated by Elekta’s Product Marketing Manager, Shavonne Reed, who sits on the Chamber’s Board of Directors and Partners in Education and Workforce Development Council.

“I’m really excited about the partnership with local educators; it’s important to nurture talent and present local opportunities as we have many prominent employers in our area. Exposure is key and it really takes a village. I am extremely passionate about education as a mother of two young girls and believe if we can provide experiences early on, children will have the opportunity to discover passions they can develop over time,” Reed said.

Contributors to the roundtable discussion include principals Priscilla Cole of Dunwoody High School, Ann Culbreath of Austin Elementary School, and Melanie Pearch of Kingsley Elementary School; Mike Jack of State Farm, City Manager Eric Linton of Dunwoody, and Councilwoman Pam Tallmadge of Dunwoody.

Admission to this roundtable discussion is free, but attendees are permitted to participate by invitation only. Attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Chamber member, Marlow’s Tavern, located at 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Suite 102, Dunwoody, GA 30338.

About the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber

The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber advances economic prosperity. The Chamber serves as an impact organization for businesses by engaging in economic development, fostering collaborative regional leadership, and advocating for business prosperity. For more information concerning the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber, please visit www.perimeterchamber.com or call (678) 244-9700.

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