The Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s annual meeting this evening at 7 PM at the Chattooga County Civic Center on Highway 48 in Summerville.

The speaker for tonight’s meeting is Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond. 

Now in his third term as the head of the state Labor Department, Athens native Michael Thurmond’s job is to help Georgians find work. Thurmond is well-respected and a rising star in the Democratic Party.  Thurmonds tenure at the department of labor has been noted for focusing on some innovative ways to help people land gainful employment, even if they’re not skilled at searching for a job.