Red Carpet Tour Comes to Gainesville-Hall County

Kit Dunlap
President & CEO, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
Email:  kit@ghcc.com
www. greaterhallchamber.com
Gainesville, GA - April 5, 2011:  Georgia’s Red Carpet Tour is one of the country’s premier economic development marketing initiatives with the express purpose of attracting national and international companies considering relocating or expanding their businesses in Georgia.  The Georgia Chamber of Commerce began the tour to entice further locations and expansions for the economy in the State of Georgia.  Each year they choose a region to host the tour of some 40 prospective business representatives and several state hosts. 
The 52nd Annual Red Carpet Tour will visit Gainesville-Hall County on April 7-9, 2011.  Hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Allies, 70 prospects and state hosts will visit specific area venues.
Guests will arrive on April 7 at Lake Lanier Islands Resort for a leisurely evening on the shores of Lake Lanier.  On Friday, April 8, a breakfast will be held at Chattahoochee Country Club with area industry leaders including representatives from Elan Drug Technologies, King’s Hawaiian, and ZF Wind Power.  Lunch at Jaemor Farms will feature live acoustic entertainment and a fried chicken lunch followed by a homemade Jaemor peach pie!
Guests choose their afternoon venture from the zip lines at North Georgia Canopy Tours to race car driving at Road Atlanta by Skip Barber Racing.  Golf at Legacy on Lanier or relaxation on a houseboat on LakeLanier are other options.  Local hosts greet guests at a reception and outdoor dinner at Legacy Pointe Pavilion with an address from John Addison of Primerica and live music. 
Guests depart on April 9 and travel to Augusta where the Red Carpet Tour concludes at The Masters.
The Gainesville-Hall County Host Committee includes co-chairs R.K. Whitehead, Whitehead Die Casting, and Denise Deal; Doug Carter, Don Carter Realty; Sam Hulsey, United Community Bank; David Sargent, Georgia Mountains Regional Commission; Lynn Carter, Carter Chiropractic; Melissa Tymchuk, Northeast Georgia Health System; David Lee, Jackson EMC; Spence Price, The Adams Companies; Dixie Truelove, Truelove Dairy; Brent Hoffman, Prudential Georgia Realty; Chris Braswell, PB Property Management; Darrell Synder, Georgia Power; Russell Vandiver, Lanier Technical College; Kit Dunlap, Tim Evans and Shelley Davis, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.