Eatonton-Putnam Chamber Business After Hours

The Lodge Hosts Business After Hours

For the second year in a row, The Lodge on Lake Oconee hosted the October Business After Hours for the Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce. This years event featured a special guest, world renowned fashion photographer Peter Coulson who was staying at The Lodge while hosting a photography workshop. Jim Stone of Tytan Pictures was instrumental in bringing Mr. Coulson to Eatonton to host this workshop. If you missed signing up for the workshop, Mr. Coulson will be coming back to Eatonton in 2024.

The weather was absolutely perfect that evening, with clear skies and a slight breeze. Tables were set up along the lakefront for guest to eat, converse, and relax. All told, there were about 50 people at the event who enjoyed the cookout by the lake. As night fell, the setting looked spectacular with the reflection of dock lighting and candle table centerpieces flickering off the waters of Lake Oconee. Many of the attendees also gathered around the firepit to relax and share conversation. While these Chamber events normally wrap up by 7pm, we were happy to see a large crowd stick around until 9:30 pm enjoying the food and fun.

This year also marked the 1st Annual Lodge-Chamber Battle by the Lake Cornhole Tournament.  Ten randomly selected two-person teams fought for bragging rights and a free weekend stay at The Lodge. The randomly selected teams allowed Chamber members to meet and interact with other members they may not have yet met. The more our Chamber members get to know each other, the stronger our Chamber becomes.

Chamber CEO and President Maggie Milner summed up the night the best, “Of all the events we have done in my three years here, tonight is my favorite event.” Thank you Maggie for your kind words and allowing us to host an event again this year. We look forward to hosting once again next year.


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