Newnan Kiwanis get glimpse into China

Fri, 01/19/2007 - 10:40am
By: The Citizen

Bill Harrison of the Coweta County Development Authority spoke to the Newnan Kiwanis about his recent visit to China. The business trip was focused on nurturing relationships with growing Chinese companies and encouraging them to bring their operations to Coweta County. But, as Harrison recounted, he gained much more than just valuable business contacts during his travels.

Through slides, souvenirs and stories, Harrison gave his insights on a country eager to grow their economy while respecting and preserving their culture and history. “I visited the Great Wall. I was told it was important because I couldn’t become a hero until I had climbed it,” he said. “I even learned how to use chopsticks.”

Speakers at the Newnan Kiwanis cover a variety of interesting and informative topics. The Newnan Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday for lunch, 12-1 p.m. at the Special Events Center, 299 Bullsboro Drive in Newnan. Community members are welcome; please visit for more information.

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