Category Archives: Star Business of the Week

Ambassador Personnel

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Ambassador Personnel opened its Leesburg branch in 2012 as a result of a merger between the Sylvester and Americus branches. Ambassador Personnel offers staffing, temp, temp-to-hire and direct hires as well as human resource solutions, payroll services and safety consulting and training. The company  has more than 20 years of human resources and recruitment experience at the Leesburg branch and has a strong commitment to its clients, recruits and team. Ambassador Personnel has the ability to recruit staff members speaking English, Spanish and/or French. Ambassador has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 2012. “The networking opportunities truly enrich our ability to not only establish business relationships but maintain them. By meeting regularly, we are able to keep current on how our community is changing so that our business may better prepare for those changes

346 B Hwy 19 South
229.603.2127 | www.teamambassador.com
Contact: Debra Alfaro


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Turner’s Fine Furniture

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Turner’s Fine Furniture carries top quality, brand name furniture and mattresses along with a great selection of unique lamps, rugs and decorating accessories. Turner’s is a fourth generation, family-owned business focusing on exceptional customer service and offering the best quality furniture at the lowest possible price. Another unique feature of Turner’s is its staff of dedicated employees that form the bedrock for its growth and success. Turner’s Fine Furniture has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 1993. “Being a part of the Chamber is a great way to stay connected with the community, whether it be in person or online. We have enjoyed partnering with the Chamber on past Business After Hours events, and we are very appreciative of the Chamber’s efforts to share our Facebook posts. We are also thankful for all the Chamber does to help the community and local businesses.

1176 U.S. Hwy. 82 West
229.432.0766  | www.turnerfurniture.com
Contact: Austin Turner


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Southwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Southwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has been in business for six years and is operated by Dr. Brad Harris, board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The office offers treatments including dental implants; wisdom teeth removal with general anesthesia; head and neck pathology; reconstructive facial and jaw surgery; sleep apnea; facial trauma dental extractions; orthodontic related surgery and preprosthetic surgery. Dr. Harris and the staff of Southwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery believe that the patients are important and have created a warm and caring environment to provide the best possible care. Southwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for five years. “Because of our work, we don’t have time to play as big a role in our community as we would like. We tell everyone we are a member of the Chamber because we believe the Chamber provides a service that helps us just by being a part of the Chamber community.”

620 Pointe North Blvd.
229.878.3610  | southwestoralandfacialsurgery.com
Contact: Valerie Harris


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Place on the Pointe

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Place on the Pointe has been in business for 31 years and carries a little bit of everything — from baby clothes and gifts, China and crystal, invitations and stationary, decorative accessories, kitchen goods, luggage and more. Place on the Pointe also has engraving services and does embroidery and vinyl personalization. Place on the Pointe sets itself apart from other gift stores by its amazing customer service. It also offers free giftwrapping and will ship gifts for its customers.  Place on the Pointe has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for most of its 31 years. “The chamber is so great about promoting our business via social media and, as a chamber member, promoting our store to residents and visitors.”

2416 Westgate Drive
229.883.8585
Contact: Honey Bolton & Elyse Brown


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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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