WinShape Camps for Communities

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WinShape Camps for Communities provides an unprecedented day camp experience for campers that have completed grades 1-9.

Whether you like soccer, science, or anything in between, there is something for everyone at WinShape Camps for Communities! Come be a part of this incredible adventure where we combine sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one incredible week. WinShape Camps provides a professionally trained staff to help create the most meaningful, unforgettable and fun-filled day camp experience you’ll find anywhere… right at home in your own community!

Registration opens March 12 | $209 – One week session

Optimizing Marketing Strategies in a Digital World

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Develop successful marketing strategies to build relationships
with customers and grow your business in 2017

Not only do businesses need a strong online presence, it is important to know what to say to customers in addition to where to say it. The goal of this series is to learn new trends and tactics to implement successful marketing strategies you can use  in 2017 and beyond with measurable results. You can join us for individual sessions or SAVE by signing up for the entire series. Take a look at the schedule below and see what works best for you. Sign up quickly, seats limited!

March 2 – Using LinkedIn to Build Influence

March 23 – Making Facebook Strategic

April 13 – Mobile Marketing and Online Strategy

April 27 – Pinterest/Instagram/Video for Business

May 11 – Digital Strategies for Your Marketing Plan

Read more and Register HERE.
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Albany Museum of Art & Albany Civil Rights Institute Host Lift Every Voice Concert

Lift Every Voice

Tuesday, February 23
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Albany State University West Campus| J Building Theater

The Albany Civil Rights Institute along with the Albany Museum of Art welcome you to attend the 2017 Lift Every Voice: Black History Month Concert. It will be held on Thursday February 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Albany State University West Campus in the J Building Theater. This free event endeavors to embody the spirit of the song it was named for. Written in 1899, “Lift Every Voice” was considered to be the cry of freedom from the African American people. Regarded in present day to be the “Black American National Anthem” this song embodies the African American struggle, as well as their spirit of hope. The 2017 Lift Every Voice event will equally “ring the harmonies of liberty” by highlighting African American history and culture and bringing all manner of people together, regardless of color. In its fourth year, the concert will bring together for a night of celebration, the Freedom Singers, Junior Freedom Singers, and choirs from Dougherty County Middle and High Schools, Deerfield-Windsor School and Sherwood Christian Academy.

Due to the violent storm damage that the Albany Museum of Art suffered over the past month, the event coordinators were forced to move the venue to the Albany State University West Campus. The recovery process for the building will be long and arduous. However, despite the

damage, the Albany Museum of Art is moving forward with many of their scheduled events in an effort to continue the important cultural contribution that they provide to the city of Albany. The Albany Museum of Art and the Albany Civil Rights Institute are thankful that Albany State University is so graciously willing to open their doors for this wonderful event.
This year, Lift Every Voice is presented in celebration of the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the nineteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution and is located at the foot of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The museum provides for the collection, study, and establishment of programs and exhibitions related to African American life, history, art, and culture. It is a place where people can learn about the diversity of the African American experience; it is a place of meaning, memory, reflection, laughter, and hope. Lift Every Voice is a part of their global initiative to bring this experience to the nation and across the world.

Join the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Albany Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture as they celebrate the rich history of African Americans through Lift Every Voice on Thursday, February 23.

Sunbelt Rentals

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Sunbelt Rentals has been serving the Albany area since 2012 and offers contractor, industrial and homeowner tool and equipment rentals. Sunbelt Rentals understands the importance of offering customers reliable equipment and partnering with their businesses. Sunbelt Rentals has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce for three years. “Chamber membership benefits us by being able to network with other Chamber businesses and to hopefully build relationships with customers.”

729 South Westover Blvd.
229.405.6878  |
Contact: Sean Western

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Destiny Fitness

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Destiny Fitness has been serving Albany for four years. Destiny Fitness offers fitness classes, personal training and tanning. Destiny Fitness has 12 facilities across Georgia that patrons can access with no long-term commitments. The gym is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Destiny Fitness has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 2012. “Being a Chamber member gives our gym exposure to the community.”

2106 East Oglethorpe Blvd.
229.435.9757 |
Contact: Dixie Cloyd

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Hamilton Works to Rebuild Relay Center and Expand Workforce Following January 2nd Storm

Hamilton Relay, Inc., a national leader in the telecommunications relay and captioned telephone services industry, announced today that it has resumed operations and training classes in Albany, Georgia.  After a severe storm demolished Hamilton’s relay center, the company and the owner of the center, Carter Properties, immediately established plans to re-build. Re-construction of the center at 2231 Dawson Road is currently underway and expected to be completed by Spring of 2017. In the meantime, Hamilton Relay has secured two temporary locations and has resumed operations in Albany.

“First and foremost, Hamilton is grateful that the employees working at the time the storm hit escaped with only a few minor injuries,” said Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton Relay. “We’ve received tremendous support from our employees and from the Albany community. Our thoughts continue to be with all of southwest Georgia and those who have been affected by the severe weather this winter.”

The Albany Center was established in 2006 and processes relay calls for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking. In 2014, Hamilton began processing captioned telephone calls from the Albany center. Since that time, demand for captioned telephone service has led to continued growth of the Albany facility.

In addition to re-building, Hamilton Relay continues to expand its workforce and is hiring. Captioning Assistant positions are available and include full-time, part-time, days, evenings and weekend shifts. Applications can be completed online at, or in person at Hamilton’s temporary location in Albany Towers at 235 W. Roosevelt Ave, 5th Floor. For more information, contact Human Resources via email at or call 800.821.1831.

About Hamilton Relay

Hamilton Relay, Inc. provides contracted Traditional Relay and Captioned Telephone services through 24 contracts to 18 states, the District of Columbia and the Island of Saipan, and is a provider of Internet-based Captioned Telephone services nationwide. More information is available at

Hamilton Relay is a division of Nedelco, Inc. dba Hamilton Telecommunications, a diversified communications and technology service provider based in Aurora, Nebraska. Founded in 1901, Hamilton Telecommunications encompasses seven primary company divisions that allow Hamilton to operate on a local, regional and national basis.

Hamilton Relay is a registered trademark of Nedelco, Inc. dba Hamilton Telecommunications. CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.

Fox 31 WFXL TV

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FOX 31 WFXL-TV has been serving Albany and the surrounding area for 35 years. FOX 31 is a FOX broadcast TV affiliate offering some of the best TV programming, including sports programming, in the area as well as local advertising opportunities and digital services.  Fox 31 believes in community involvement and has a staff with a willingness to serve the community through volunteerism wherever and whenever they can. Fox 31 has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce member for 22 years. “Being a Chamber member gives our staff the ability to network with local businesses and connect with new businesses.”

1201 Stuart Avenue
229.435.3100 |
Contact: Deborah Gay

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