Chamber Business

Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber Host First Monday Networking Event as Political Hobnob

The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber will host their monthly First Monday Networking event featuring local and state candidates on Monday, October 1, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter.

The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear from several candidates — who are up for election in November — about why they will serve as the best candidate for office. Candidates who have confirmed attendance include:
  • Georgia State Senator Fran Millar (R-40)
    • Re-election for Georgia State Senate
  • Michael Wilensky (D-79)
    • Candidate for Georgia State House
  • Former City of Dunwoody Mayor Ken Wright (R-79)
    • Candidate for Georgia State House
The following candidates who are unable to attend but have surrogate representatives confirmed to attend:
  • Brian Kemp (R)
    • Candidate for Georgia Governor
    • Rep: Martha Zoller, Surrogates Director & Outreach
  • U.S. Representative Karen Handel (R-GA) - Georgia's 6th Congressional District
    •  Rep: Steve Handel, Husband & #1 Supporter of Karen Handel for Congress
The following candidates have been invited but not yet confirmed:
  • Lucia "Lucy" McBath (D-GA)
    • Candidate for U.S House of Representative for Georgia's 6th Congressional District
  • Sally Harrell (D-40)
    • Candidate for Georgia State Senate
The following candidates are unable to attend:
  • Stacey Abrams (D) - Candidate for Georgia Governor
The event not only serves as an opportunity for attendees to hear from the candidates, but it also provides candidates a platform to present their positions on key issues to their current and prospective constituents.

“I look forward to sharing my background, thoughts, and visions with the Chamber members as I continue my 20-year service for the citizens and businesses of Dunwoody,” Wright said.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with both candidates and other business leaders throughout the Perimeter Market.

Advance registration for this event is required, due to the anticipated heavy turnout; the cost of registration for members and prospective members is $10.00 and $20.00 respectively. Advance registration will end on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 1 p.m. Registration includes appetizers and one drink ticket (beer or wine) per attendee; there will be a cash bar available. 

After registration ends, walk-in admission will not be accepted. Those who register will also be eligible for door prizes. No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows. 

Attendees are also encouraged to bring plenty of business cards and engage with the event via social media using #DPCFirstMonday. 

This event is presented and sponsored by Northside Hospital. There are still sponsorship opportunities available for this event; please visit here for more information. 
About the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber
Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber is dedicated to the success of businesses in the Dunwoody area by promoting economic development, education, leadership and advocacy. The Chamber strives to be a visionary leader and partner in broadening Dunwoody's regard as a vibrant place for business, work and play. The Chamber consists of 250 members and supports 3,000 businesses in the Dunwoody community.