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What does Six Gap mean to the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce?

Six Gap has for many years been the primary fundraising event for the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and no that is it its own 501(c)(3) organization, its primary purpose is to fund the Leadership Programs of the Chamber and its efforts to promote and assist small businesses in Dahlonega-Lumpkin County. The Leadership programs include the Leadership Lumpkin County course, the Lumpkin Youth Leadership course, and the Women’s Inspire quarterly professional development luncheon programs. Efforts to promote small businesses include the Small Business of the Quarter recognition programs, businesses roundtables, and several educational and developmental opportunities.

Fundraising for the Chamber

Donated funds that are earmarked for the Chamber will be used specifically to fund the Leadership Programs of the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and its efforts to promote and assist small businesses in Dahlonega-Lumpkin County. The Leadership programs include the Leadership Lumpkin County course, the Lumpkin Youth Leadership course, and the Women’s Inspire quarterly professional development luncheon programs. Efforts to promote small businesses include the Small Business of the Quarter recognition programs, businesses roundtables, and several educational and developmental opportunities.


Additional Causes

Riding for Rangers is a month-long cycling fitness and fundraiser leading up to September’s Six Gap Century Ride in Dahlonega, Georgia. OnPoint 1-1 and GallantFew team up to provide participants an opportunity to get fit for the arduous climbs of Six Gap while raising funds for U.S. Army Ranger scholarships and transition programs.

This year Riding for Rangers commemorates the 20-year anniversary of the courage and sacrifice exhibited at the Battle of Takur Ghar, Afghanistan on March 3-4, 2002 during Operation Anaconda. Better known as Roberts Ridge, the fierce fight eliminated al Qaeda resistance on the ridgeline at a cost of the lives of seven U.S. special operators. All US special operators that day lived up to the Ranger Creed to “never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy”.