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Chamber prepares for second annual job fair
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The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for its second job fair.

The event will be held May 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott estimated last year’s inaugural event drew more than 300 jobseekers.

The Chamber also is uindertaking a new shop local campaign. Beginning May 2, the Chamber will sponsor the First Saturday Sidewalk Shopping, with various business participating.

Lott said the Chamber is taking reservations for the annual Eggs and Issues review breakfast, set for April 29 at 7:30 a.m. The county’s legislative delegation — state Sen. Jack Hill and state Reps. Jon Burns and bill Hitchens —will recap some of the notable legislation that made it through the General Assembly in the recently-completed session and some of the measures that did not.

Lott also said the Chamber’s governmental affairs committee is exploring ways to improve the annual community retreat, which for the last seven years has been held on St. Simons Island and was conducted on Jekyll Island before that.