Chamber Organized Macon Day Slated for State Capitol

Staff Report

Monday, January 29th, 2024

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce continues to host opportunities for political advocacy on behalf of local business by organizing a “Macon Day,” which includes bus rides to the Georgia State Capitol and hosting its signature Macon & Eggs breakfast with State legislators near the Gold Dome. The program will take place on February 1, starting at 6:30 a.m. when chartered buses depart Macon for Atlanta.

Macon Day officially begins in Atlanta with the Chamber’s signature Macon & Eggs breakfast that serves as an eggs and issues-style program with elected officials. This panel will feature members of Macon-Bibb's State Delegation, which includes Senate President Pro Tem John Kennedy, Senator David Lucas, Senator Rick Williams, Minority Leader Representative James Beverly, Representative Miriam Paris, Representative Dale Washburn and Representative Robert Dickey. The panel will be moderated by Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller. The program will take place in the Blue Room at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, located at 65 Martin Luther King Jr Dr., walking distance from the State Capitol.

Following the Macon & Eggs breakfast program, Macon Day participants will walk to the Gold Dome and deliver pro-Macon packets to State Legislator offices.

In addition, Leadership Macon will be recognized on the State Senate floor. Leadership Macon is in its 45th year of serving as Macon-Bibb's signature community leadership program and is operated by the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce. 

Macon Day Programming

Following the recognition, buses will transport Macon Day partcipants to the headquarters of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, where they will hear from the new Explore Georgia Statewide Tourism Director Jay Markwalter.

The buses will then depart for Macon with an estimated return time of 5 p.m. Mayor Lester Miller will ride buses to Atlanta and back.

“As the voice of our local business community, the Greater Macon Chamber is designed to offer avenues of advocacy for local business leaders and enhance our connection to our lawmakers,” said Jessica Walden, President and CEO of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce. “Our Macon Day is designed to raise awareness of the issues and opportunities that affect our economic vitality of our region and solidify Macon’s presence under the Gold Dome.”

Registration is required for Macon Day, which offers pricing based on bus transportation or driving on your own. Register through the events calendar found at