Congratulations to all the recent winners of the Rock Star Awards! Thanks so much to Mary Ellen McClanahan, GEDA Board Member and Director of Entrepreneur and Small Business/Metro Project Manager for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, for planning and implementing another fantastic Rock Stars program. You truly are our Rock Star!
I also want to thank Matt Reed with Georgia CEO for not only sponsoring our Rock Star luncheon but also for continuing to sponsor our Young Professionals Coffee with the Commissioner series. In March, Commissioner Camila Knowles with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs shared with the group, and she provided those in attendance with words of wisdom. Thanks to Commissioner Knowles for spending some time with the GEDA Young Professionals and to Meghan Duke, Chair of the GEDA Young Professionals Committee and Economic Development Manager for the City of West Point, for coordinating the event.
I want to encourage you all to attend our April program at Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville that will be sponsored by the Fayette County Development Authority. We will hear from a dynamic panel that will give us an up close and personal look at the great things that are happening related to the Georgia Film Academy, the film industry in general, and Pinewood Studios specifically. In addition, GEDA is offering a tour option after the luncheon program, which you are not going to want to miss.