Monday, August 16, 2010

Celebrate Success at the 2010 Chamber Challenge

The game of golf is a valuable business tool, not only because of the relationships formed and deals made on the course, but because of the many lessons that can be learned and applied to the business world.

As successful business and community leaders and golfers, the first place team at the 2009 Chamber Challenge, Georgia Gwinnett College President Dr. Daniel J. Kaufman, Vice President of Business and Finance Eddie Beauchamp, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Dr. Gordon Harrison and Gwinnett Medical Center President Philip R. Wolfe share their tips on how to succeed on the golf course and in business.

According to Philip Wolfe, talented people will lead to success. "Whether it's a golf team or a business team, surround yourself with great talent."

Teamwork, talent, dedication, and attention to detail. These principles, according to Dr. Kaufman, facilitate success in business just as they do in golf.

"Avoid the bunkers, stay on the fairway, and learn from your mistakes." According to Eddie Beauchamp, concentrating on these three areas will help you to be successful on and off the course.

Dr. Gordon Harrison says that having team spirit gives the momentum you need to get ahead. "Golf is a great sport for bringing friends and business acquaintances together," said Harrison. "When you are bringing a team together, whether it is for golf or business, being encouraging and motivating can give you the competitive edge you need to win."

Gordon also added that the Chamber Challenge provides the perfect setting for building relationships and perfecting business skills. "It is always exciting and fun to be with the leadership of Gwinnett at this event each year. We are very appreciative of the Chamber's leadership in staging the Chamber Challenge."

The 2010 Chamber Challenge, held at Chateau Élan on October 12, offers the chance to promote your company while enjoying a relaxing day of golf on the fairways of a championship golf course. If golf isn't your game, you can participate in a heart-thumping tennis match and for those looking for a more relaxed setting, you may choose to dine on some down-home barbeque or sample award-winning wines. At the Chamber Challenge, the possibilities are endless when it comes to building strategic business relationships, turning your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality or just enjoying a picturesque day with your fellow colleagues and peers.

The Chamber Challenge is the perfect venue to build relationships with Gwinnett's top business leaders in a spectacular setting ideal for fostering business partnerships. We invite you to join us at the Chamber Challenge as we celebrate Gwinnett's business success while gaining valuable business advice and contacts.

Activities include:
Golf Extravaganza. Tournaments will be offered on all two of Chateau Élan's courses – Woodlands & Legends. Cost is $190/Legends Course and $170/ Woodlands Course per golfer—includes box lunch, drinks during the tournament, and BBQ dinner following event. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. Range opens at 10 a.m.

Tennis Tournament. A great mixed doubles Round Robin will allow for some fun competition among friends at the Chateau Élan Tennis Center. Warm up at noon and the tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $80 per tennis player – includes tournament, box lunch, drinks during event and BBQ dinner following event.

Winery Tours. Enjoy touring the beautiful Chateau Élan winery and tasting their fine wines. Tour and tasting of the winery will start at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person – includes BBQ dinner following event.

Barbecue Mixer. At the end of the day enjoy dinner and networking at the Pavilion and cheer on tournament winners at the awards ceremony. The mixer will run approximately from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per person – includes BBQ dinner and drinks.

Members who would like to learn more about the Chamber Challenge should contact Alicia Krogh at 770-232-8809 or

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