Small Business ROCK STARS Canceled

Posted By: Kevin Shea

The Small Business Rock Star Awards luncheon that was scheduled for Monday, April 20th at the Georgia Aquarium has been canceled.  Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation and shelter in place requirements, the Georgia Aquarium is closed for the month of April.  Both the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) have decided it is best to cancel the event.  Recognition of these Small Businesses Rock Star winners will be held on the local level for their achievements.  More to come on these details soon.  Congratulations again to all of the Small Businesses nominated for these awards and especially to the winners, who are yet to be revealed!    Thank you to our would-be sponsor, Locate South Georgia


For those of you who have already registered for the event, either as individuals or as a group purchasing a table and our sponsor, Locate South Georgia, you will be given a full refund.  Please contact Kelly McLendon, GEDA Manager, Member Services (404-962-4110), for assistance with these transactions.  Kelly is out on vacation until Monday, April 6th.  


As of now, the GEDA 2020 Spring Workshop, scheduled for May 20-22 at The Westin Jekyll Island and the Jekyll Island Convention Center, is still scheduled to take place.  We are watching the recommended guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local and state jurisdictions as to any updates.  Should there be any change of plans, we will let you know.  In the meantime, please make plans to join us.