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Chick-fil-A CEO Cancels Alpharetta Speaking Engagement

The North Fulton Chamber says a scheduling conflict caused the switch in speakers for its Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast on Aug. 28.

North Fulton Chamber President Brandon Beach had to call an audible when Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy cancelled his speaking engagement at the Aug. 28 Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast.

Cathy, who has been in the news quite a bit lately for comments made about same-sex marriage, told the chamber he had a scheduling conflict arise that make it impossible for him to be in Alpharetta that morning.

Beach announced Wednesday that Falcons Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President Jim Smith will talk about the upcoming season, the Falcons league-leading marketing program, and the community activities underway. Those activities include Dazzle and Dine, which honors women currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer as well as breast cancer survivors for their continued effort in fighting against breast cancer.

But there's more reason to attend the breakfast meeting than just hearing about the Falcons. It's also time to announce the 2012 Small Business Person of the Year.

The chamber announced the 2012 Business Persons of Excellence. On Aug. 28, it will be recognize the accomplishments of these entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Beth Cayce - CaraVita Home Care

Mark Wyssbrod - ProActive CPA

Melinda Willis - Rivers Academy

Judy Meer - Meer Electric

Hicham Azhari - F&H Food Trading Group

  • Location:
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Sponsor: Georgia Power
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, Aug. 24

Visit the chamber's website or call 770-993-8806, ext. 306, with questions or to register.

Brandt Hardin August 16, 2012 at 10:48 PM
If companies are people and people vote with dollars then the destination of the restaurant’s donations are open for public debate. It very well should be an issue as to where peoples’ hard-earned money goes after the chicken goes down their gullet. This issue has made our little feathered friend the modern martyr as Chick-fil-A laughs all the way to the bank. Watch the poultry be nailed to the cross and pierced by the spear of destiny at the hands of those devious cows on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/holy-rollin-poultry-on-cross-chick-fil.html

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