Britton, who served as chairman of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in 2012, is passing the leadership role to Greg Morgan of Marietta at the Chamber’s 71st Annual Dinner Celebration at the Cobb Galleria Saturday night.
“I’ve had such a wonderful opportunity but am also thrilled to turn it over to Greg Morgan,” Britton said Wednesday.
Morgan, who is a partner-in-charge at the Atlanta accounting firm Mauldin & Jenkins, has been serving in leadership roles with the Chamber as vice chair for the last two years.
“I’m extremely honored to have the opportunity to serve as chair,” Morgan said. “The Chamber over the last couple of years has had some really great initiatives, and I want to see those initiatives carried over into 2013 and improved upon.”
Morgan said he wants to see small businesses not only continue to survive but “thrive” in Cobb.
The gala also marks a time when the Chamber can recognize the successes of Cobb’s business community and leaders by giving out several awards to members, including the Marietta Daily Journal Citizen of the Year Award.
Britton said the Chamber will also recognize the Cumberland Community Improvement District on its 25th anniversary as the first of its kind in Georgia.
Gov. Nathan Deal will be in attendance.
“He will be speaking about economic development in Cobb and the importance of it not only in our region but in our state,” Britton said. “This will be the first time he’s attended our annual dinner. It’s quite a privilege and honor for us.”
In looking back at 2013, Britton said there are several things for which he is proud.
“One of the big keys for us is the community program Cobb EDGE, which is about growing businesses throughout Cobb County, from which all of us will benefit,” he said.
The Chamber also had a record-setting membership drive that netted 600 new members.
Moving forward with the Chamber, Britton will become the new chair of the Chairman’s Club, holding about six meetings this year, and he is excited about the continuation of the organization’s Partners in Education programs at local grammar schools and the work they do with area colleges.
“I know Greg is extremely excited about continuing (Partners in Education) and seeing it develop with both of our school districts,” Britton said. “That partnership is critical.”