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Auto Air Electric, Inc.

Keith and Cheryl Stripling purchased Auto Air Electric, Inc. from Cleve Wester in 1999. Keith and Cheryl had both worked for Mr. Wester prior to purchasing the business. Auto Air Electric, Inc. specializes in air conditioning, but they also offer heating, electrical wiring and brake service. When the Striplings purchased Auto Air Electric, they wanted to provide the best A/C service to the citizens of Albany and surrounding counties, and over time they have grown to be like family with their employees and customers. Auto Air Electric, Inc. has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for five years, and is most appreciative of the recognition they receive from the Chamber as a small business.

1012 W. Broad Avenue
229.446-4455
Contact: Keith Stripling

 


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Fast Copy & Blueprint

Fast Copy and Blueprint has been in business since 2013, when four different diverse printing companies with a history dating back more than 50 years combined. Fast Copy takes pride in offering the most diverse selection of products and services available in one location. Services include various printing, blueprints, banners, signs, T-shirts, photo restoration, scanning, video transfer, mounting, laminating and canvas printing. A member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 2013, Fast Copy believes their chamber membership brings them closer to other area businesses to share ideas and participate in programs designed to promote the greater Albany area. “A vibrant and growing Albany is a benefit to all businesses and organizations in the area.”

1029 N. Westover Blvd.
229.434.0640 | www.fastcopyandblueprint.com
Contact: David Hicks


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Westover Cleaners

For 17 years, Westover Cleaners has been providing dry cleaning, laundry and alterations services to the Albany area. Owner Lynn Sommet takes pride in her business, and says they take extra steps for stain removal “and treat our customers the way we like to be treated.” Westover Cleaners has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for six years. Sommet says being a Chamber member helps them be more involved and more of a part of the community. “Our business also receives more visibility via the Internet and Chamber publications.”

621-A N Westover Blvd.
229.435.3477
Contact: Lynn Sommet

 


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Pearly’s Famous Country Cooking

For more than 50 years, Pearly’s Famous Country Cooking has been serving up some of the finest Southern cooking Albany has to offer. You can always expect great food and Southern hospitality when you walk through the doors. Pearly’s is best known for its famous breakfast meals, which can be ordered at any time. Pearly’s owner and namesake, Carey “Pearly” Gates, can be found most days at the restaurant welcoming and encouraging employees. He and his family have owned and operated the restaurant since 1962. “We can’t control how somebody comes in, but we are directly responsible for how they leave; happy and satisfied.” Located at 814 N. Slappey Blvd., Pearly’s is open Monday – Friday 5:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. and on Saturday 5:45 a.m .- noon.

814 N. Slappey Blvd.
229.432-0141 | www.pearlysfamouscountrycooking.com
Contact: Carey “Pearly” Gates

 


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Reeds Jewelers

Reeds Jewelers has been providing fine jewelry, collectibles, customized and family jewelry and watches since 1946. At Reeds, they believe what sets their business apart is their professional and passionate staff members and being a family-run company. As a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 2009, Reeds Jewelers believes their Chamber membership “allows us to be a part of the business community. It also allows our business to give back to the community.”

2601 Dawson Road, Space B-8
229.888.0408 | www.reeds.com
Contact: Richard Bolin

 


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Flint River Habitat for Humanity, Inc.


Flint River Habitat for Humanity, Inc. has been serving Albany for 31 years. They provide gently used household items, including furniture and appliances, and new and used construction material. At Flint River Habitat, 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of their donated items fund the construction and rehabbing of houses for low-income families, so they can realize their dream of home ownership. As a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 1995, Flint River Habitat believes their Chamber membership provides “great exposure, which is extremely valuable for nonprofit organizations.”

717 Pine Avenue
229.446.8199 | www.flintriverhabitat.org
Contact: Donald “Scooter” Courtney

 


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Buffalo Wild Wings

BuffaloWildWings-colorBuffalo Wild Wings has been serving Albany for five years. Their specialties are wings, beer and sports, and when asked what sets his business apart, General Manager Jeremy Dykes says Buffalo Wild Wings offers the “ultimate social experience!” As a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for the five years he has been in business, Dykes believes his Chamber membership “provides the tools to get his business in front of the community.”

2822 Nottingham Way
229.888.3374 | www.buffalowildwings.com
Contact: Jeremy Dykes

 


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Easter Seals Southern Georgia

Easter Seals-colorIn February 2017, Easter Seals Southern Georgia celebrated 60 years of providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through vocational, family support, residential and day programs. In 2016, Easter Seals Southern Georgia served more than 5,000 children and adults with disabilities in 60 Georgia counties. Their purpose is to change the way the world defines and views disability by making a profound, positive difference in people’s lives every day. As a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for 20 years, Easter Seals Southern Georgia believes their Chamber membership “has increased our visibility in the area and keeps us up to date with events through the e-newsletter as well as statewide activities through the Georgia Trends magazine.”

1906 Palmyra Road
229.439.7061 | www.easterseals.com/southerngeorgia
Contact: Lesia Irvin

 


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Overhead Door Company of Southwest Georgia

Overhead DoorOverhead Door Company of Southwest Georgia has been serving the Albany community and has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for five years. They provide garage doors, garage door service and dock equipment in five locations in Southwest Georgia, both residentially and commercially. “The Chamber of Commerce adds credibility to every business that’s a member. We take advantage of many of the Chamber programs making our business and employees safer, specifically the drug free workplace program.”

1811 W Oakridge Drive
229.496.1414 | www.overheaddoorofsouthwestga.com
Contact: Adam Schoen

 


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Kauffman Tire

Kauffman TireKauffman Tire has been serving the Albany community since 2013. They provide automobile services including tires, oil changes, alignment, brakes, shocks/struts and suspension repairs. They believe what sets their business apart is their customer service, which they call “The Kauffman Tire Experience.” Kauffman Tire has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for three years. “We believe our Chamber membership has been beneficial in providing increased public exposure through the local advertisement we have received.”

1018 Pine Avenue
229.299.8544 | www.kauffmantire.com
Contact: Eddie Terrell

 


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