Category Archives: Events

Business Expo 2017

Join us for the 2017 Business Expo on September 28, 2017 at Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. FREE with a valid business card or pay a $5 entry fee. For information on reserving a booth for you business, call the Chamber at 229-434-8700, or fill out this form and return to Mary Bickerstaff by email at or by mail at 225 W. Broad Avenue, Albany, GA 31701. All forms much be received no later than September 15.

State of the Community: Work Force Development

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Community brings together community leaders for an insightful dialogue about trending topics and the issues that matter most. “Work Force Development” focuses on how the community’s educational partners are addressing 21st century needs and how multi-sector partnerships are creating opportunities for students, employers and the region.

The panelists will include Dr. Art Dunning, Albany State University; Dr. Anthony Parker, Albany Technical College; Chris Hatcher, Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy; Geoffrey Sudderth, Deerfield Windsor School; Ken Dyer, Dougherty County School System; David Clifton, Marine Corps Logistics Command.

Work Force Development is presented by Albany State University and further sponsored by Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission; Albany CEO; Albany Technical College; P&G; and LRA Constructors, Inc.

July Business After Hours

Join us for Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 25 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at 636 Fussel Road, Leesburg. Join us for a backyard BBQ, wine tasting from Wolfcreek Winery in Americus and tasty desserts provided by Edible Arrangements of Albany! Those in attendance will be entered to win a backyard BBQ prize package. $100 cash drawing for Chamber members.

Summer School! An Evening with Ron Clark


Join the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Dougherty County School System for Summer School! An Evening with Ron Clark on Thursday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. Ron Clark, known as “America’s Educator” will present a keynote speech then follow up with a teacher-only breakout session. Contact Mary Beth Hobby for group ticket sales – 229-567-5100 or Learn more here:

Military Appreciation Rise N Shine Breakfast

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce will honor military personnel during the Military Appreciation Rise-N-Shine Breakfast at Merry Acres Event Center. This annual event is held to bring military together with the business community.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Merry Acres Event Center | 1500 Dawson Road
7:30 a.m. | Networking & Coffee
8 a.m. | Breakfast & Program
$25 members | $35 non-members

Preferred pricing ends July 5, after which registration increases by $5. Registration fee is non-refundable after July 10.

Register here at or contact Yvonne Jones at or (229) 434-8700.

40 Under Forty

Lunch is complimentary for 40 Under Forty recipients. Guests and children ages 12 and older are welcome for lunch at $30 per guest. Due to limited seating, reservations are required by June 23, 2017.

Register here or contact Yvonne Jones at or (229) 434-8700.