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SALT LICK SAUSAGE COMPANY

Congratulations to Salt Lick Sausage Company, Albany Area Chamber’s Star Business of the Week! Salt Lick has been in business for 11 years, offering custom, hand-cut steaks, as well as their very own beef jerky and sausages, made on-site. Customer service is important at Salt Lick where customers enjoy a one-stop shopping experience from a full line of grocery products and gourmet offerings. Don’t miss the hot breakfast and lunch served daily!

A member of the Chamber since 2013, Salt Lick’s Jackson Johnson says, “We are thankful and dependent on local patrons and benefit from the Chamber actively promoting local businesses and services.” Visit Salt Lick at 1211 US-82, Leesburg.

 

Salt Lick Sausage Company
1211 US-82, Leesburg
229-432-6328
saltlicksausage.com

Contact: Jackson Johnson

 

 

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INNOVATIVE SENIOR SOLUTIONS

Congratulations to Innovative Senior Solutions, Albany Area Chamber’s Star Business of the Week! Innovative Senior Solutions has been in business since 2007 with the goal of keeping senior adults in their homes as long as possible by providing in-home and adult day care while offering a personal care home when home care is no longer possible. Caring, honesty, integrity, loyalty, passion, professionalism and reliability are the foundational core values that set apart the caregivers and culture of Innovative Senior Solutions. To learn more about the services offered by this Albany business visit innovativeseniorsolutions.com.

 

3200 Gillionville Rd.
229-405-3075
InnovativeSeniorSolutions.com

Contact: Eshonda Blue, Co-Owner and CEO

 

 

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2018 LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION

You are invited to join the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee as we honor our legislators for a successful 2018 session.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Coach House | 1308 Dawson Road | Albany

$35 per member | $55 per non-member
Register by Monday, May 21

This event is structured reception-style, giving attendees the chance to enjoy refreshments while networking with state legislative leaders and decision makers.

FOURSTAR FREIGHTLINER

The Albany Area Chamber congratulates FourStar Freightliner on being named Star Business of the Week! FourStar Freightliner has been in operation for 18 years offering heavy-duty truck sales, repair and parts with the goal of providing best in class experience for employees and customers. The Albany location, acquired in 2014, has achieved Diamler Trucks North America Elite Support certification which consists of 138 criteria focusing on customer service. For more information about this Albany business visit FourStarFreightliner.com.

 

1803 West Oakridge Dr
229.888.1923

FourStarFreightliner.com

Contact Name: Clay Lee

 

 

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MAY BUSINESS AFTER HOURS – METROPOWER

Join the Albany Area Chamber for Business After Hours on Tuesday, May 15 sponsored by MetroPower. Business After Hours is designed to provide networking opportunities for businesses in the Albany area. Don’t forget to bring your business card to enter the $100 cash prize drawing.

Albany Area Chamber Announces 2018 Small Business of the Year and 2018 Non-Profit of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2018

Albany Area Chamber Honors
2018 Small Business of the Year and 2018 Non-Profit of the Year

 Albany – The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce today presented Southern Point Staffing with the 2018 Small Business of the Year Award and the Albany Area YMCA with the 2018 Non-Profit of the Year Award during an awards reception hosted by the chamber as part of its 2018 Small Business Week, which promotes and celebrates the big impact of small businesses.

“Successful small businesses are cornerstones of our community. Nationally, they create two out of every three net new jobs. They invest, they participate, they shape the commercial landscape and vibrancy of our community,” said Bárbara Rivera Holmes, president and CEO of the Albany Area Chamber. “Our community is likewise supported by outstanding nonprofits that provide employment for many while focusing resources and providing services to community needs without regard to profit.”

For every $100 spent at a small, locally-owned business, $68 stay within the local economy. Those dollars help create jobs, support families, support governmental services, provide investment for neighborhood improvements and promote development in our community.

The Albany Area Chamber’s awards reception recognized four small business of the year finalists – 229Yoga, Albany Surgical, L.E.G.A.C.Y. Case Management, and Southern Point Staffing – and six non-profit of the year finalists – Alzheimer’s Outreach Center, the Albany Area YMCA, Easterseals, Flint River Habitat for Humanity, Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful and the Salvation Army.

Since 1963, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing the first week of May as National Small Business Week.

About Southern Point Staffing, Albany Area Chamber 2018 Small Business of the Year
In 2017, Southern Point Staffing provided employment opportunities to more than 540 people in the Albany Area. Southern Point Staffing believes that finding and creating sustainable employment opportunities is a major factor in strengthening our community and improving the lives of our neighbors. The agency’s community involvement is extensive and far-reaching; following the January 2017, Southern Point Staffing rallied the support of friends, neighbors and employees to distribute water, food and toiletries to hundreds of storm-impacted families, and assisted in chainsaw, tractor and debris-clearing teams. For its efforts, Southern Point Staffing received the Chamber’s 2017 Albany Strong Award.

About the Albany Area YMCA, Albany Area Chamber 2018 Non-Profit of the YearThe Albany Area YMCA, which puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Through its gym services and programs, the Albany Area YMCA has been bringing health and wellness to the Albany Area for 108 years. In 2017 the organization opened its doors to those displaced by the January tornadoes; raised more than $36,000 to provide athletic program scholarships to area children; partnered with Easterseals to develop an inclusive after school program; partnered with the Dougherty County School System and Second Harvest to serve more than 88,000 meals and more than 90,000 snacks to children in their afterschool and summer camp programs. The Albany Area YMCA’s 200 volunteers provide more than 2,400 hours of service to the community.

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SWGA Society of Human Resources Management Monthly Session

Join us Thursday, May 10 to hear a presentation from Terrie L. Dandie with the U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Atlanta District Office. During this time she will discuss Disability Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, along with any updates from the EEOC.

Terrie Dandy is the Outreach & Training Manager for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Atlanta District Office, where she manages the District’s outreach, training, and public affairs programs in the State of Georgia and parts of South Carolina. Ms. Dandy educates workers on their employment rights; assists employers with EEO compliance; develops and delivers EEO training; coordinates annual outreach and training programs; and partners with organizations to promote and advance equal opportunity in the workplace.

Ms. Dandy’s career with the EEOC spans over 20 years. Of which, she spent 14 years working in EEOC Headquarters in Washington, DC, where she served as management advisor/special assistant to two Chairpersons of the EEOC; coordinated strategic planning and performance management activities; implemented Presidential initiatives; assessed agency programs; and advised on a range of programmatic and operational issues.

Ms. Dandy is a graduate of the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows Program. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Fort Valley State College.

Date: May 10, 2018, 11:30am
Organizer: SWGA SHRM – Monthly Session
Location: Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy (4C Academy)
(Former Southside Middle School)
1615 Newton Road, Albany, GA 31701
Price: Free for paid SHRM Members, $25.00 for Non-Members
Event Type: Workshop – Professional Development

SUNNYLAND FARMS, INC.

Congratulations to Sunnyland Farms, Inc., Albany Area Chamber’s Star Business of the Week! In September 2018 this third generation owned and operated business will celebrate 70 years of business. From planting to harvesting and toasting to baking, everything takes place on site. This Albany business focuses on quality control by shipping “Only the Best” and offering excellent customer service. A member of the Albany Area Chamber since 1986, Sunnyland CEO Larry Willson says, “We are grateful that the Chamber works diligently to help bring more business to our region. The Chamber is an information source that helps keep us aware of  opportunities in our area.” Learn more about Sunnyland Farms at sunnylandfarms.com.

 

Sunnyland Farms, Inc.
2314 Willson Rd

229-436-5654

sunnylandfarms.com

Contact: Teresa Barbre

 

 

 

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FLINT RIVER HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – 2018 NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Flint River Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. In 2017, the organization served two families with home ownership and six U.S. veterans through the critical repair program. Since 1986 Flint River Habitat for Humanity — an Albany Area Chamber 2018 Nonprofit of the Year nominee — has served more than 147 families in Dougherty and Lee counties.

The 2018 Small Business of the Year and 2018 Non-Profit of the Year will be announced at the 2018 Small Business and Non-Profit Awards Reception on Tuesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Doublegate Country Club. Register for the event here.

THE SALVATION ARMY – 2018 NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church whose message is based on the Bible with ministry motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army offers 19 services to give a hand up, not a hand out. In 2017, the organization assisted more than 7,000 households, clothed 6,000 people, provided comfort kits to nearly 4,000 families and helped more than 200 families with utility assistance. The Salvation Army in Albany — an Albany Area Chamber 2018 Nonprofit of the Year nominee — serves nine area counties, including Dougherty.

The 2018 Small Business of the Year and 2018 Non-Profit of the Year will be announced at the 2018 Small Business and Non-Profit Awards Reception on Tuesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Doublegate Country Club. Register for the event here.

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