Category Archives: Star Business of the Week

Skyline Equipment

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Skyline Equipment Co. has been in business for 41 years and does hydraulic repairs. Skyline Equipment sets itself apart through its customer service; Skyline believes in treating customers the way they would like to be treated.  Skyline Equipment has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for 35 years. “Chamber membership helps us save on our workers’ compensation insurance through its Drug Free Workplace program.”

2007 Liberty Expressway
229.883.3093
Contact: Ronnie Poole


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Woodall and Pflepsen

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Woodall and Pflepsen, started by George Woodall in 1976, is a law firm offering legal representation of individuals in the areas of  bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and 11, workers compensation for injured workers, veterans disability claims and Social Security disability claims. Woodall and Pflepsen is a small law firm with a long established connection to the community and has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 1997. “We appreciate the publicity provided by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.”

405 W. Tift Ave.
229.883.2621 | www.woodallpflepsen.com
Contact: Keith Pflepsen


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Ashley Furniture Homestore

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Ashley Furniture Homestore offers furniture, mattresses, accessories and various other décor items as well as a free in-home design service. Ashley offers different finance options to accommodate every customers’ needs. Ashley Furniture community partner program provides the opportunity to engage and support Albany and many of its organizations. Ashley Furniture Homestore joined the Chamber before the retailer even opened its doors. “The Chamber provided significant support during our soft opening. We created awareness throughout the community by promoting an open house with a flyer placed in the Chamber magazine. The turnout from the Chamber and the community was overwhelming. We have since then continued to utilize the Chamber magazine and website.”

1223 N. Westover Blvd.
229.317.4580 | www.ahs-se.com
Contact: Liz Quinn


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Turner Job Corps Center

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Turner Job Corps has been in Albany since 1978, and is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Turner Job Corps is dedicated to developing the whole person and achieves that through a variety of Center classes and workshops. Turner Job Corps has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber since 1978. “The Chamber provides us with a wealth of opportunities to network and make Albany a great place to live.  Turner Job Corps staff serve on the Chamber’s Education Committee, Small Business Resource Committee and serve as Ambassadors.  We are active participants in the Business After Hours and Business Expo and other events organized by the Chamber.”

2000 Schilling Avenue
229.434.0383  | www.atlantaregion.jobcorps.gov/jc
Contact: Elizabeth Brown


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MERTS, LLC

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MERTS has been in business for more than 65 years, and in June 2014  was purchased by Larry Hilldore of Pathfinder Systems. The company provides specialized solutions to the unique problems of concrete producers including new construction, engineering, project management, and repair operations. MERTS plants are completely customizable and built to last. MERTS has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber for more than 37 years. “Chamber membership puts the focus on local businesses.  Even though we’ve been located in this area for many years, we are still relatively unknown.  We’re extremely proud to be the Star Business of the Week and get our name out there.”

500 Oakland Ct.
229.435.3315  | www.merts.com
Contact: Angela Holder


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The Flower Basket

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The Flower Basket, an Albany staple for more than 40 years, has been owned by the Porter-Watson family for the past 12 years. It is a full-service florist offering fresh cut and silk arrangements, dish gardens, fruit baskets, snack and gourmet baskets, plush, balloons, and gift items for every occasion. Delivery is available in Albany, Leesburg and Dawson. Customer service and a wide variety of products set The Flower Basket apart. The Flower Basket has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber for four years. “Our business benefits greatly from the chamber. We get exposure on social media and all around town, and the networking is great for meeting local business people and forming friendships and business relationships throughout our community.”

2243 Dawson Road
229.432.2950 | www.eflowerbasket.net
Contact: Tibbie Porter-Watson


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Lung Diagnostics Sleep Lab

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Lung Diagnostics Sleep Lab has been in Albany since 1995 and at its new location since September 2016. Lung Diagnostics Sleep Lab is an in-clinic and home sleep testing center treating and diagnosing sleep disorders. It is the only sleep lab in Albany accredited through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Lung Diagnostics Sleep Lab has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber since 2011. “The public recognizes membership in the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce as a reliable and trustworthy barometer of businesses in Albany. The help we get with keeping up with the drug free workplace information is very helpful and the discount on our workers compensation insurance is a great benefit.”

614 N. Westover Blvd.
229.496.5585
Ramana P. Rao, M.D., FCCP / Jyotir Mehta, M.D., FCCP

 


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Pecan City Pedalers

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The Pecan City Pedalers (PCP) is a nonprofit cycling club that started in 1981. PCP promotes the sport of cycling in the Albany Area and provides an opportunity for all cyclists to share in its enthusiasm for good health, camaraderie and a desire to learn more about safe cycling. The club also holds one of Albany’s biggest cycling events, the Nut Roll, which brings more than 300 cyclists from across the Southeast to Albany. The Pecan City Pedalers have been a member of the Albany Area Chamber since 2008. “Chamber membership gives our group the opportunity to promote our events though the Chamber website and networking events. Membership also gives us the opportunity promote bicycle advocacy to cyclists and motorists.”

229.854.1598
www.pecancitypedalers.org
Contact: Richard Thompson


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The Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army has been operating in Albany since 1919, offering emergency shelter, two meals per day and social services assistance. A Place 4 Hope day center, offers direct homeless services. The Salvation Army, in partnership with the Marine Corps, provides Christmas toys for 1,000 children in need. Albany’s Salvation Army operates the largest emergency shelter in the nine surrounding counties that it serves. The program is tailored so that persons engaging with the services have maximum exposure to help offered throughout the community. The Salvation Army has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber for seven years. “Chamber membership has proven to be great for public exposure, and linking other social service organizations in the city of Albany. The Chamber has a good reputation and being connected to it only helps the citizens of Albany in times of need.”

304 West Second Avenue
229.435.1428 | www.salvationarmyalbany.org
Contact: Kelly English


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Raymond James

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Raymond James was founded in 1962 and is a full service investment securities firm. Raymond James sets itself apart by carrying forward small firm values with a large firm reach. Raymond James has been a chamber member since 2001.

624 Pointe North Blvd.
229.432.8428 | www.raymondjames.com
Contact: Scott Marcus


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