Author Archives: Mary Bickerstaff

Hurricane Michael Relief Briefing

You’re Invited… Hurricane Michael Relief Briefing

Please join American Red Cross leadership for an update on our Hurricane Michael relief efforts in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Learn more about next steps and resources available in local communities. Tour our Georgia Hurricane Relief headquarters.

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Where: American Red Cross, Hurricane Michael-Georgia Headquarters Old Albany High School
801 West Residence Ave.
Albany, GA 31701

Who: Anna Trefethen, Vice President
American Red Cross, Southeast and Caribbean Division

Virginia Mewborn, Director
American Red Cross, Hurricane Michael-Georgia
Disaster Relief Operation

Mark Beddingfield, Interim Regional Executive Officer American Red Cross of Georgia

Andy Brubaker, Executive Director
American Red Cross of Southwest Georgia


10th Annual Albany CrimeSTOPPERS Golf Tournament

Sponsorship opportunities are available and include:  

  • Place a four-man team in the tournament.  $60 / player
  • Sponsor a Law Enforcement Team – $200 a team
  • Hole sponsorship sign – $100
  • Donate prizes
    Crime Stoppers assists law enforcement agencies in the surrounding area in a joint effort to remove criminals from our streets. Funds are used to provide an anonymous tip line and to pay rewards for confidential tips.

Albany Civic Center Complex – Job Fair



Local help wanted to create a GREAT experience! 

Albany, GA. (August 17, 2018) – The Albany Civic Center will be hosting a job fair on Tuesday, September 4 from 3 PM until 7 PM for part time event staffing. Open positions include door guards, ticket takers, ushers, security safe team members, building stewards, stagehands, spotlight operators, house light operators, and electricians. 

Interested candidates should dress professionally and bring a copy of their resume with most recent work history. Interviews will be conducted onsite. 


Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at 

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., in addition to Spectra, Comcast Spectacor owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at, and for more information. 


Spectra’s Venue Management division is the industry leader across a full range of services that impact the bottom-line success of public assembly venues, including marketing and sales, corporate partnerships, event booking, ticket services and box office management, customer service, operations and engineering and finance and administration. 


The largest indoor municipal destination south of Atlanta, the Albany Civic Center is a uniquely designed multipurpose convention, entertainment, trade show and meeting facility with the ability to seat over ten thousand patrons. 




General Manager Director of Marketing 

Albany Civic Center Complex Albany Civic Center Complex 

O: 229.430.5205 O: 229.430.1935 

Austin’s Firegrill and Oyster Bar


 Congratulations to the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Star Business of the Week, Austin’s Firegrill and Oyster Bar! Austin’s Firegrill and Oyster Bar has been open since October 2012. Austin Newman has been a local business owner and member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2012. Austin’s Firegrill offers a full menu of lunch and dinner and a choice of outside and inside dining. They also have catering, togo, and delivery services through the WAITRE app. Austin’s staff doesn’t see their guest as dollar signs, but rather friends and family. To express their love for the community, they participate in community fundraising and support several local charities such as Liberty House, Cancer Ties, and the Humane Society. For more information on Austin’s Firegrill and Oyster Bar visit:

Austin’s Firegrill and Oyster Bar

2817 Old Dawson Rd.

 Albany, GA 31707


      Thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts for furnishing our Star Businesses donuts each week.