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Wild Side Running

Wild Side Running has been serving the Albany area for more than four years, specializing in running and walking shoes and fitness apparel. Wild Side Running also sells nutritional items and accessories such as water bottles, lights, hydration belts, massage therapy and compression gear. Owner Chris Phillips believes what sets his business apart is his one-on-one customer service, taking the time to make sure the fit is correct and the customer is getting a product that works for them. A member of the Albany Area Chamber since just after opening, Phillips says, “As a small business, we benefit from a very aggressive Think Local campaign that our Chamber puts together. Other communities would benefit from this model.”

2341 Lake Park Drive
229-395-5778
www.wildsiderunning.com
Contact: Chris Phillips

 


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Popham Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Popham Mechanical Contractors, Inc. has been serving the Albany area since 1979, providing full-service industrial plant maintenance and new construction. Popham specializes in process piping fabrication and installation, structural fabrication, equipment removal and installation, electrical and controls. Serving all of Georgia, Popham offers 24/7 on-call services and a well equipped and maintained fleet of construction equipment. A member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 2003, Popham Mechanical Contractors, Inc. says it benefits from its Chamber membership by staying informed of business opportunities in and around the Albany area. “It also provides an excellent source for advertising and meeting other business owners.”

1705 Krug Street
229-439-1839
www.pophammechanical.com
Contact: Phyllis Lewis

 


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Central Plumbing & Heating Contractors of Albany, Inc.

Central Plumbing & Heating Contractors of Albany, Inc. has been serving the Albany area since 1963, providing commercial plumbing. The owners believe what sets their business apart is their exceptional customer service and quality of work. A member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 2011, Central Plumbing & Heating Contractors of Albany, Inc. says it benefits from its Chamber membership because it provides exposure they couldn’t obtain on their own. “It lets contractors working in Albany know we are available for their plumbing jobs.”

1931 Ledo Road
229-432-7194
Contact: Jason Lofton and Lee Eppley

 


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Lily Pad SANE Center

The Lily Pad SANE Center, a nonprofit organization established in 2001, provides 24-hour services in Albany-Dougherty county and 19 counties of Southwest Georgia for all victims of sexual assault. Services include crisis intervention and safe, compassionate forensic medical evaluation and evidence collection. As a nonprofit organization, the Lily Pad never charges victims for services and never files any medical charges to a victim’s insurance. The Lily Pad has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber since 2009 and was recognized as the 2009 Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year. “Just like the old saying that it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to make an agency such as ours successful. Our village is made of Chamber members from our community as well as other state and national communities.”

320 W. Second Avenue
229.435-0074
www.lilypadcenter
Contact: Mary Martinez-Allen

 


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Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom has been serving pizza, hoagies, salads and a large selection of craft beer to Albany since 2007. When guests enter, they are welcomed by friendly customer service and a fun atmosphere, which Mellow Mushroom takes pride in for helping set their business apart. Mellow Mushroom has been a member of the Chamber since it opened 10 years ago. They credit their Chamber membership for providing positive exposure of their business to locals and visitors alike.

2825 Nottingham Way
229.888-4646
www.mellowmushroom.com
Contact: Lisa Lewis

 


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TTL, Inc.

TTL, Inc. has been serving clients since 1964. TTL began doing business in Albany in 2003 after a merger with the Albany-based engineering firm Geosciences, Inc. As an engineering consulting firm, TTL serves clients in many capacities, but their main service markets are geotechnical engineering, analytical lab testing, construction services and environmental consulting. TTL is a civic-minded company that enjoys being active members of the Albany community. “The Chamber of Commerce is the best way to connect with other civic-minded companies and individuals to work together and help our businesses and citizens thrive.”

3202 Gillionville Road
229.432.5805
www.ttlinc.com
Contact: Matt Gaston

 


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Tomlinson Marketing Group

Tomlinson Marketing Group has been serving the Albany area for two and a half years by providing marketing distribution strategies and media and marketing content such as videos, ad design, websites and content syndication to market online through web and social media platforms. TMG believes what sets their business apart is that they go above and beyond their clients’ expectations. Tomlinson Marketing Group has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since it opened in 2015. “The Chamber provides a way for us to gain very valuable information about the thought leaders and organizations in our community, and gives us the opportunity to meet people on common ground with the events they provide.”

2105 Dawson Road
229.255.3208
www.tmgmarketgroup.com
Contact: John Tomlinson

 


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CTSI – Comnet Technical Solutions, Inc.

CTSI – Comnet Technical Solutions, Inc.


Comnet Technical Solutions has been serving the Albany area for 20 years by providing IT service, support, and training to both public and private sectors. What sets Comnet Technical Solutions apart from its competitors is their excellent customer service, quality of work, and experience. Comnet Technical Solutions has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for about 7 years. During those 7 years, Comnet Technical Solutions has benefited greatly from its affiliation with the chamber through membership discounts, support from other local small businesses, and opportunities to engage and make a difference in the community.

 

235 Cedric Ave., Leesburg
229.446.9641
www.ctsioutsourcing.com
Contact: Tammy McCary

 


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OneSource Healthcare

OneSource Healthcare has been serving the Albany area since 2014, providing chiropractic services, primary care, urgent care and corporate health services. OneSource Healthcare offers the convenience of treating many types of health concerns at one centralized location, rather than patients having to visit multiple clinics. In 2016, OneSource also opened a second location in Bainbridge to better serve the Southwest Georgia region. A member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 2014, OneSource Healthcare says their Chamber membership has afforded them visibility within the community as well as support as a new business.

701 N. Slappey Blvd.
229.439.1950
www.onesource-healthcare.com
Contact: Layne Cox

 


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Gray Logistics, LLC

Gray Logistics, LLC, a family owned public warehousing business started in 1960 at Gray Distribution, offers a one-of-a-kind distribution opportunity for the agricultural chemical industry. A member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 1975, Gray Logistics, LLC says the Chamber helps them stay in touch with and show support for the community.

1315 Industry Drive
229.436.7221
www.graylogisticsllc.com
Contact: Daryl Hall

 


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