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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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Tuff Truckin

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Tuff Truckin has been in business for 20 years and is a turnkey operation that offers a full line of truck accessories and very competitive pricing. The business is family owned and operated and prides itself on providing personal service from trained professionals. Tuff Truckin has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber since 2011. “Word of mouth and reputation is crucial in our business; the support from the chamber is instrumental in establishing that trust with our customers initially. In a competitive situation, chamber membership may be the deciding factor some customers use when making a choice.”

1918 Ledo Road
229.883.0032
Contact: Cal Buckner


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Invision Technologies

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Invision Technologies has been in business since 2007; through company acquisitions, it dates dates back to 1981. Invision Technologies offers IT networking and managed services; home and business security solutions including burglary; fire, surveillance and access control; and cabling infrastructure including fiber optics, internet/telephone systems and now service. Invision also offers website graphic design and audio/visual solutions. Invision is proud to be able to handle all technology solutions under one roof while striving to be a large regional company with a personal touch. Invision Technology has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber for five years. “Membership in the chamber allows us the opportunity to network with the community, meet people face to face and build that personal trust folks are looking for.”

310 Over Court
229.446.2004 | www.invtech.com
Contact: Jay Carpenter, Jay Pollock, Andrew Robinson


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Troy University

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Troy University has been educating students in Albany since 2000. Troy offers associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees, as well as online certificate programs. The Albany Support Center offers in-class instruction in the evenings and admission assistance from recruiting and administrative staff, a student computer lab and test-proctoring. Troy is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Troy has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber for 15 years. “Membership in the chamber provides us with great opportunities for networking with local business owners, human resource personnel, employees, and the public. It also provides us with opportunities to be involved in the community, which helps us to model our founding and guiding motto — ‘Educate the mind to think, the heart to feel and the body to act.’ ”

321 William Jr. Street
229.639.0303 | 800.414.5756
www.troy.edu
Contact: Keith Gaines


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Alzheimer’s Outreach Center of South Georgia

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Alzheimer’s Outreach Center of South Georgia is an in-home respite care center that offers day care for those with dementia. Alzheimer’s Outreach Center has support groups for families, community education programs, individual consultation, information packets and annual training conferences. The organization is the only service of its type within a 100 miles. Day care and respite services cost very little and educational programs are usually presented at no charge. Alzheimer’s Outreach Center has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 2011. “The chamber offers networking, the ability to post events on its Web site, training, use of the boardrooms for meetings and gives credibility to our organization.”

314 North Jefferson
229.432.2705
www.alzheimersoutreach.com
Contact: Virginia Griffin


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Thomas K. Hall, CPA

Thomas-K.-Hall,-CPA-blogThomas K. Hall, CPA, offers accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation and consulting services. At Tomas K. Hall, CPA, customers enjoy friendly and personal service. Thomas K. Hall, CPA, has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 1992. “One of the benefits that helps our business the most is the networking opportunities the Albany Area Chamber offers.”

1501 Third Avenue
229.883.4420
Contact: Thomas Hall


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Allergy and Asthma Clinics of Georgia, PC

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Allergy and Asthma Clinics of Georgia, PC, treats a multitude of medical problems including diagnosing and managing hay fever, asthma, eczema, immune deficiency, hives, swelling, drug allergy, insect allergy, chronic sinus disease and more. The Allergy and Asthma Clinics perform extensive evaluations and develop individualized treatment plans for every patient. Its staff is caring, professional and easily accessible with locations in Albany, Americus, Tifton and Douglas. Allergy and Asthma Clinics of Georgia has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 1995. “The chamber creates a network for community members and businesses to connect in a way that allows needs to be met and relationships to be established.”

105 Spanish Court
229.438.7100 | www.aacoga.com
Contact: Alan Moree


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Ware Health Care Services, Inc.

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Ware Health Care Services, Inc. is a home health care provider licensed by the state of Georgia providing nursing, personal care and companion or sitter care. A dedicated and caring staff sets Ware Health Care apart. The staff believes in attending to the needs of its clients so they can remain in their homes and be an active part of their communities as long as possible. Ware Health Care has been a chamber member since 2003. “The chamber is a wonderful resource for our business. It allows us to connect with the community through functions such as Business After Hours.  Also, it provides programs and benefits that we take advantage of, such as the Drugs Don’t Work, and allows us to foster relationships with fellow small business owners.”

1702 E. Broad Avenue
229.436.5773 | www.warehealthcare.com
Contact: Richard Ware


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