Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens will be the keynote speaker at the the Cobb Chamber‘s Marquee Monday event next Monday, August 8.
The Chamber’s news release describing the theme of the mayor’s speech and how to reserve tickets is reprinted below:
The Cobb Chamber’s Marquee Monday event series continues on August 8 at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre with the 61st Mayor of Atlanta, Andre Dickens. Mayor Dickens will share his priorities as a new mayor, including how the City of Atlanta is a partner with Cobb County and the metro region.
Mayor Dickens’ agenda is rooted in “Moving Atlanta Forward,” through improving public safety, increasing opportunities for the city’s young people, empowering neighborhoods, and investing in housing and combatting homelessness, all while fostering a culture of integrity in the City.
Mayor Dickens was sworn in as Mayor in January 2022. Early accomplishments include making the City’s first-ever investment in early childhood education; the establishment of the Nightlife Division to address establishments with a history of high crime; the reestablishment of the Pothole Posse to rapidly respond to residents’ reports; and leading the successful coalition to keep Atlanta whole in opposition to a de-annexation effort.
Prior to his election as Mayor, Dickens served eight years as an at-large City Council member. He has been an entrepreneur for over a decade in both the private and nonprofit sectors and a leader in Atlanta’s tech sector.
In addition to the keynote presentation, the Cobb Chamber’s Cobb Young Professionals will present the 2022 Next Generation Award.
Registration is now open through August 3 for the August Marquee Monday. Tickets are $35 for Cobb Chamber members and $40 for non-members. Attendees may register for the event at https://bit.ly/3yzByvL.
Doors open at 8 a.m. and the program begins promptly at 8:45 a.m. Parking is available at The Battery Red Deck for free up to three hours. For further parking options, please refer to the Battery Atlanta Parking Guide. A security screening will be required at check-in.
The Marquee Monday Series is presented by Superior Plumbing. The August Marquee Monday is sponsored by Wellstar Health System, Coca-Cola Roxy & Live Nation Special Events, Delaware North, Next Page Event Services, and Amerevent.
For more information about the Marquee Monday event series, contact Jani Dix at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-859-2335.
The Cobb Chamber, incorporated with the state as the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, is the largest business organization in the county.
The President and CEO of the Cobb Chamber is Sharon Mason, the Chief Operating Officer is Dana Johnson, and the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors is Britt Fleck.
Projects of the Cobb Chamber include Cobb Executive Women, Cobb Young Professionals, and the Area Councils: Cumberland, East Cobb, Marietta, Northwest Cobb (Acworth, Kennesaw, West Cobb), Smyrna and South Cobb.
On its website the Cobb Chamber promotes itself as follows:
As one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Georgia and one of the top three chambers in the nation, the Cobb Chamber is dedicated to bringing the community and its leaders together to create jobs and strengthen the economy and quality of life so businesses and the community can achieve more.
Who We Are: We are a community of businesses working together to advance a vibrant economy.
Why We Do It: When businesses thrive, communities flourish.
What We Do (Our Mission): Together, with diverse partnerships, we:
- Attract, recruit and retain jobs.
- Help companies start, grow and prosper.
- Advocate and collaborate to enhance our state’s business climate.
- Connect members to opportunities, new networks, and resources.
- Develop workforce and support education.
- Cultivate current and future leaders.