Category Archives: Member Announcements

ASU Symposium – Health Literacy Project 6.3.2023


On behalf of the Health Literacy Albany, GA Project we would like to invite the community to our Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

There is going to be a wealth of knowledge provided concerning, the future of COVID-19, mental health specialist, COVID survivors as well as giveaways, lunch, and more for the 1st 100 attendees that pre-register.

Please, pre-register for this event using the QR Code listed at the bottom left side of the flyer and share with others.

Deadline is Friday, May 26, 2023, at 3:00PM


Kernice Battle-Jones, B.S.S.W., M.S. Psy
Program Assistant
Health Literacy Program
Albany State University
229.500.3494 (office)

Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705

Grand Opening of Whistle Express Car Wash

Magnolia Wash Holdings Debuts New Whistle Express Car Wash in Albany

– Express Car Wash Operator Celebrates the Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Event, Free Washes and $10 Monthly Membership Promos for the First Three Months –

Albany, GA (May 17, 2023)Magnolia Wash Holdings, a premium express car wash operator, announced today the opening of a new car wash in Albany. Located at 105 South Westover Boulevard, the new Whistle Express Car Wash is kicking off the celebration on Thursday, June 8th, as it hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. with the Albany Chamber of Commerce. During its grand opening weekend (Friday – Sunday), the team will be offering free washes and discounted membership promotions for only $10 a month for the first three months.

Whistle Express Car Wash offers exceptional express car washing services that are both fast and economical. By utilizing innovative technology and cutting-edge equipment, Whistle Express Car Wash enables customers to treat their cars to a premium on-site experience in under 10 minutes, ensuring a clean, polished, and well-protected exterior. In addition, customers can benefit from the higher-powered vacuums and air nozzle available for a spotless interior. Whistle Express Car Wash is committed to sustainable and eco-friendly practices, including the use of biodegradable detergents and water reclamation technology, to make each car wash as environmentally friendly as possible.

“Albany is a beautiful town with a rich history and friendly community, offering a low cost of living that makes it an ideal place for businesses to thrive. The new Whistle Express Car Wash underscores our commitment to bringing top-of-the-line and sustainable express washes to local communities and we’re looking forward to becoming the go-to car wash for everyone in Albany,” said Bob Benjamin, chief operations officer at Magnolia Wash Holdings. “With summer travel season fast approaching, our aim is to make car washing easy and convenient for all road trippers as well. Our facility guarantees a fast and hassle-free experience, allowing you and your loved ones to hit the road for vacation in no time.”

The new Whistle Express Car Wash in Albany is operated by Magnolia Wash Holdings and is one of 23 active car washes owned by Magnolia in Georgia. In recent years, Magnolia has achieved tremendous development in the Southeast and is in the midst of aggressive expansion. The express car wash operator is actively seeking acquisitions and development opportunities, including in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more information about development opportunities with Magnolia Wash Holdings, please visit

The Whistle Express Car Wash Albany location is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about the new car wash and its membership packages, visit

 About Magnolia Wash Holdings

Magnolia Wash Holdings operates 91 Express Wash locations throughout Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Ohio, and Tennessee. Magnolia prides itself on delivering consumers and teammates a premium on-premise experience, including its Unlimited Fast Pass Membership Program, free towels, free vacuums, and free mat washing stations. The Company was founded by Frank Bennett and Brooks Moye in 2014 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, visit


Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance and atdc Georgia Tech present The Inventor IP Roundtable

GIPA and ATDC are pleased to invite you to the premiere of a statewide simulcast series, featuring successful inventors from the state of Georgia at ATDC’s main campus followed by in-person networking opportunities with innovation enablers and fellow entrepreneurs to include ATDC’s multiple partner locations in Georgia. This event is for anyone interested in learning more about patents and the Intellectual Property (IP) process for their business.

Attendance is free with registration and light refreshments will be provided.  The Albany event will be held in person, May 10th, at The Candy Room at the Riverfront Resource Center, 125 Pine Ave, Albany, GA 31701.  Registration and networking begin at 4:30, with the simulcast starting promptly at 5:00.  Please register in advance using this link:

Mauldin & Jenkins Named One of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms, Regional Leaders for 2023

ATLANTA- For the 29th year in a row, leading accounting and advisory firm Mauldin & Jenkins is proud to share that it has been named one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms for 2023. Coming in at number 73, the firm jumped four spots over last year’s ranking.

In addition to a Top 100 ranking, Mauldin & Jenkins was one of 12 Georgia firms to also be named one of Accounting Today’s Regional Leaders for 2023. The Southeast had the highest average firm growth rate for the year, increasing 8 percentage points over last year.

Multiple geographic and strategic service line acquisitions as well as increased efficiency due to new technologies are just a few of the contributing factors Managing Partner Hanson Borders credits to the firm’s significant growth over the past year.

“I am proud of the way our firm has responded to clients’ evolving needs,” said Borders. “Focusing on new avenues for growth both geographically and in industry specialization has allowed us to better align our services with our client’s values and financial goals.”

Innovations to traditional service areas are also responsible and reflect the industry’s overall transformation.

“Due to the vast number of technological advances that have emerged over the past several years, we have seen a shift in the way traditional services are performed,” shared Borders. “The industry’s expansion beyond conventional accounting needs and the adoption of new technology has provided us with opportunities to broaden the scope of our services and expertise, increase efficiency, and better serve the needs of our clients.”

Accounting Today subscribers can view the full list of Top Firms here.

About Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

Mauldin & Jenkins is annually recognized as a Top 100 Certified Public Accounting firm by Inside Public Accounting and Accounting Today and has provided assurance, tax, and advisory services to clients. Founded in 1918, the Firm serves clients in a range of industries including government, banking, healthcare, construction, not-for-profit, financial services, film & entertainment, private client services, and higher education. For additional information, please visit


For more information contact:
Katie Funderburk, 229-446-3631

Join the Senior Care Industry VIP LIVE April 13 & 14, 2023

INNOVATIVE Senior Care Consultants invite you to join the SENIOR CARE INDUSTRY VIP LIVE! If you’re passionate about senior care and want to establish a successful and profitable business doing what you love, this training is for you. Or, if you’re already running a senior care business and looking for expert advice on how to grow it, this event will provide unparalleled support and networking opportunities

We hope to see you at the Hilton Garden Inn 101 S. Front Street, Albany, GA 31701

FREE Workshop for Women Saturday, April 29th 10am – 1pm

It’s back…Sunbelt Ford presents a FREE Workshop for Women

Get Certified with hands on lessons, get ready to be empowered!

Guest Speaker: Robin Reneau, owner and lead technician

Get ready to learn how to take charge of your vehicle, oil changes, tires, battery’s and so much more!!

Prizes, certificates and more, come and enjoy good company and make a difference in your life and others.  *must be 18 or older, have closed toe shoes, and be willing to get a little dirty.

Call 229-883-3100 or email   Only accepting 15 students, so call, or email …deadline is April 14th….


2023 Annual Building Leaders Dinner: Honoring Local Law Enforcement

Join the Boy Scouts of America for their 2023 Annual Building Leaders Dinner.

Featured speaker will be Lindsay Scott

“Belue to Scott! The greatest moment in Georgia football history”

Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the Hasan Temple

Social 5:30 pm | Dinner 6:30 pm

RSVP by Thursday, March 16th

Contact Sam McCord for more information 229.300.0649 or

Black History Sale

Come Join Us All Month, Our Black History Sale. We are having 20% of all our Shea Butters of different varieties. Shea Butter is made for all skin types. Shea Butter provides all the essential vitamins needed to make skin look & feel smoother, softer & most importantly healthier.

Come by or give us a call (229)395-1501