The latest edition of DeKalb Business Today focuses in on the economic development happening in and around the city of Chamblee. Broc Fischer discusses his efforts to grow membership at the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce, while Van Pappas and Adam Causey talk about spurring development in the city. And Jim Ellis VP of Operations Mark Frost joins the panel, representing one of Chamblee’s best-known industries – automotive sales.
Broc Fischer/President of the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce
President of Fischer Funeral Care and Cremation, Broc has two daughters, Mary Katherine and Emelia Fischer, and a grandson, Ari Michael Fischer. His hobbies include gardening, playing guitar, recreational sports and reading non-fiction. Broc holds an Associates Degree of Funeral Service from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service and has been a licensed Funeral Director serving the Atlanta and North Georgia area for the past 26 years. He founded Fischer Funeral Care in Chamblee in 2007. Service to others has always been a foundational principle of Broc’s personal and professional life. Broc volunteers and serves the community through his work with the Rotary Club of North Atlanta, The Atlanta Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council, The Blue Hair Technology Group, The Buckhead Heritage Society and Heritage Sandy Springs. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Senior Connections and is an active member of the Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and John’s Creek Chambers of Commerce.
Fischer Funeral Care was founded in 2007 with the mission of serving people in their time of greatest need. Fischer Funeral Care offers uncompromised service and attention to detail while also focusing on providing a high value to the families they serve. They offer full services and cremations as well as international arrangements for the deceased and their loved ones. Fischer Funeral Care is proud to be a Memorial Society of Georgia provider as well as a provider of “Green” burials. They are proud to call Chamblee home and will endeavor to be a vital, stable, part of the great community for years to come.
Mark Frost/VP of Operations for Jim Ellis GM Brands
Mark Frost’s responsibilities include Jim Ellis Chevrolet and Jim Ellis Buick GMC in Chamblee, as well as Jim Ellis Buick GMC Mall of Georgia in Buford. Mr. Frost is also the President of the Georgia Buick GMC Dealers’ Advertising Association, Board Member for the Georgia Chevrolet Dealers’ Advertising Association, Vice-Chairman of the NADA GC-06 Chevrolet 20 Group Dealer Association, and a Member of the Chevrolet Southeastern Regional Dealer Advisory Board. Additionally, Mr. Frost is on a number of national General Motors Dealer Advisory Councils.
Mr. Frost has been with Jim Ellis for eleven years and lives in Brookhaven, Georgia.
Adam Causey/Economic Development Manager for the City of Chamblee
Adam Causey is a planning and economic development official with 10 years of public and private experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree from Georgia State University. A resident of Decatur, he helps businesses and citizens connect with local government.
Van Pappas/Vice Chair of the Chamblee Downtown Development Authority