Remembering Sally Daniels

Community, Gilmer County Chamber
The core values of the Gilmer Chamber are Integrity, Kindness, Collaboration, and Vision. Few who have joined our ranks have ever embodied these values so wholly and effortlessly as Sally Daniels.
Both in our Chamber and in our Community as a whole, Sally was always the first to offer friendship and a helping hand. When advice or correction was needed, Sally was steadfast yet gentle. When praise was warranted, Sally was lifegiving and uplifting. She led as a servant leads: with a quiet force that moves others to action.
In truth, it is hard to imagine all of the progress and innovation that has happened at the Gilmer Chamber without Sally’s service, passion, and distinct gift with words. A member since 1986, Sally has been invested in the Gilmer Chamber for almost four decades and in that time her dedication to our community has never waivered. When volunteers were needed for an event like Apple Festival or Taste of Ellijay, Sally was there early with a smile on her face. Whenever a new business was cutting their ribbon, Sally was there cheering them on. When Amazon Prime was first rising in the ranks, the Gilmer’s Got It campaign that renewed an interest in local shopping was Sally’s brainchild.
Sally was a standing Chamber Ambassador and served on the Chamber’s board several times. She never wanted credit for anything she did, but her monumental contributions to our community lead to Sally being named Member of the Year in 2018. Outside of her involvement in the Chamber, Sally was a dedicated member of the Rotary Club and Optimist Club where she served our community with equal integrity and found a million different ways to make Gilmer brighter day by day.
It is hard to imagine our community without Sally, her love, and her light. Please join us in lifting up thoughts and prayers for her husband Bill, their children, and their grandchildren as they navigate this exceptionally difficult time.
2021 Annual Meeting a Success
January 20, 2021
Thank You to everyone who sponsored and attended our 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting! Attendees were treated to an awesome Question and Answer Session with Mark Richt moderated by 2020 Chair Chris Wang.
To see video playback of your 2021 Board and Ambassadors along with the Passing of the Gavel and awarding of our 2020 Member of the Year, Business of the Year, and Community Champion awards, please check out the video at the left.
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsors
The Georgia Tech EDA University Center is conducting a survey to assess the impact that the coronavirus crisis has had in our region. Based on the information collected, the Georgia Tech team will provide participating communities with a tool for short-term recovery planning in order to build stronger, more resilient businesses for the long-term.
The survey will require less than 5 minutes of your time, depending upon your selections, but your insights will be enormously helpful. We ask that participants please respond to the survey by January 29, 2021.
Please click this link to begin the survey:
The mission of the Regional Commission is to improve the quality of life for every Northwest Georgia resident, through orderly growth, conservation of the region’s natural and historic resources, and care and development of the region’s human resources. Survey responses will help us to better understand the needs of our region and communities as recovery continues.
Membership Announcements
Salon and Day Spa
Ellijay, GA
Mushroom Farm
Ellijay, GA
Renewing Members
As of 1/25/2021
  • Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
  • Hometown Florist & Yesterday’s Decor
  • Open Arms of Blue Ridge
  • Isaiah House, Inc.
  • JF Maxwell Heating & Air
  • Mountain Maddie Homes / Ronald & Maxine Mullis
  • Sharp Mountain Vineyards
  • Circuit World / C & C TV, Inc
  • First Baptist Church of Ellijay
Don’t forget to advertise your job openings on the Gilmer Chamber website! Click here to get your opening in front of the right candidates.
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