Pick Ellijay Podcast PEP TALK

The Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring you PEP TALK, a weekly discussion about exciting things happening in and around Ellijay, Georgia. Host Asa Jones dives into what makes the people and businesses of Ellijay tick.

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4 days ago

PEP Talk host Asa Jones welcomes singer-songwriter Crystal Henson to the studio to chat about the Ellijay Songwriters Festival, happening now through June 2 at venues throughout Gilmer County. A native of nearby Woodstock, Crystal performs an eclectic blend of tunes from the 80s and 90s along with original acoustic songs. See her perform live at Canoe Vineyard & Winery in Talking Rock on Saturday, May 25, and at Engelheim Vineyards in Ellijay on Saturday, June 1.
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PEP Talk: Summer Kick-Off

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Gilmer's got it going on! Dive into three major upcoming events in this week’s episode with Downtown Welcome Center Manager Catherine Weis, Gilmer Chamber President and CEO Jennifer Grimmer, and host Asa Jones. The Ellijay Mushrooms Fungi 5K is this Saturday morning, May 18, followed by the Ellijay Songwriters Festival kicking off May 20 and continuing through June 2. Then, spend your Memorial Day weekend at the annual Georgia Apple Blossom Festival, held from May 25 to 27. Listen now to learn more about these fun happenings coming soon!
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Thursday May 09, 2024

This special episode of the Pick Ellijay Podcast is a part of the Ellijay Songwriters Fest Press Conference. Ray Green of Ray Dog Productions gives details about the festival this year including performance locations, new additions, and opening night at the Gilmer Arts Playhouse. Tickets for the opening night at the Playhouse are Click here to secure your tickets!. “The festival also features a variety of other exciting activities including a Memorial Day celebration, downtown jam, golf tournament, car show, wine dinners, shopping, local cuisine, vendors, and outdoor activities. Vendors, opportunities for shopping, a taste of local cuisine, various outdoor activities, and entertainment that promises fun for the whole family.”
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Wednesday May 01, 2024

Stop, shop, and browse at the Ellijay Farmers and Artisans Market, opening this weekend! Host Asa Jones welcomes Downtown Welcome Center Catherine Weis back to the studio to discuss the seasonal market—open every Saturday, May through September, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—and what to expect, including fresh foods, local goods, live music, and more.

PEP Talk: Gilmer Visitors Guide

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

This week’s PEP Talk episode takes a dive into the new Gilmer Visitors Guide with Downtown Welcome Center Manager Catherine Weis, Gilmer Chamber Marketing Director Caitlin Neal, and host Asa Jones. The Gilmer Visitors Guide covers everything from Ellijay's apple business to mountainside getaways to local favorites. Gilmer's got it goin' on!
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Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

This week's episode includes a discussion between Caitlin Neal, Catherine Weis, and host Asa Jones about the upcoming Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival, happening April 26-28 at the Gilmer County Civic Center. The festival will feature plenty of vendors and special classes, open to knitters of all skill levels.
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Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

This week's episode of PEP Talk dives deeper into Gilmer County Restaurant Week, happening May 13 through 18. Catherine Weis, Caitlin Neal, and host Asa Jones discuss Restaurant Week voting, which is now open on the Gilmer Chamber website. Categories include Best Burger, Best Date Night, Best Breakfast, and more!

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

This week, host Asa Jones welcomes Robert Ferguson, president and CEO of the Georgia Mountain Trails Partnership, to the studio. Get the scoop on the 2024 Georgia Mountain Trail Fest, coming soon on Saturday, April 20. From hikers, mountain bikers, kayakers, and trail runners to equestrians, campers, Jeep and RV enthusiasts — everyone is welcome! The festival line-up includes trail-related vendors, educational trail talks, food trucks, and hard cider from Reece's Cider Company of Ellijay.
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PEP Talk: Ellijay Restaurant Week

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Host Asa Jones welcomes back Gilmer Chamber President Jennifer Grimmer and Downtown Welcome Center Manager Catherine Weis to discuss the upcoming Ellijay Restaurant Week, a celebration of local dining happening from May 13-18. Plus, the Gilmer Chamber is dishing out People's Choice Awards for local businesses. Tune in for all things Ellijay restaurants!
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Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

In this episode Gilmer Chamber President & CEO Jennifer Grimmer and host Asa Jones welcome Catherine Weis, the new Downtown Welcome Center Manager. Catherine discusses some new ideas for the welcome center and what the year might hold. Afterwards Jennifer reviews exciting accomplishments for Pick Ellijay from 2023 and upcoming developments for 2024.
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