Category Archives: Member Announcements

Albany State Blue and Gold Scholarship Gala

This year, Albany State University’s Blue and Gold Scholarship Gala will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Proceeds from this event will raise scholarships funds for our current and prospective students. In an effort to reach the community, we are asking businesses to consider placing a window cling about the Gala for their customers to see  

Attached is an example of the window cling design. The theme for this year’s event will be a “Garden Tent Party – En Blanc,” with white-inspired garden chic attire. We hope you will also consider supporting ASU by purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event.

If you are interested in placing a window cling or have any other questions, please feel free to email

Downtown Albany Master Plan Visioning Workshop

Join Downtown Albany Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Imagination Theater @ The Flint RiverQuarium

117 Pine Avenue Albany, GA

We want to update you on the latest results from the Kickoff Meeting, discuss what the Albany Market can withstand in the future, share our latest ideas, and most importantly, offer opportunities for you to provide input on the master plan as how to improve Downtown Albany.

For more information, visit project website:

or Contact: Lequrica Gaskins (City) 229.483.7665

Jia Li (Consultant) 470.751.2521


After School Art Club starts Jan 31st


New Albany Museum of Art Program Is for Middle, High School Students

[For Release Jan 24, 2022 – Albany, GA] ─ The After School Art Club, a new monthly educational program for middle and high school students, debuts Monday, Jan 31 at the Albany Museum of Art.

The club will meet 4-6 pm on the last Monday of the month. Meeting dates are Jan 31, Feb 28, March 28, April 25 and May 30.

Geared toward middle and high school students, the club meetings will begin with a focus on building fundamental drawing skills. AMA Director of Education and Public Programming Annie Vanoteghem will be instructor for the classes.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get together with others who enjoy art while enhancing their skills,” Vanoteghem said. “A creative, supportive environment can be just the spark young artists need to take their talent to a new level.”

Students will learn basic techniques, such as shading, controlling tones, composition, and drawing methods. As the class progresses, students will learn how to recreate an image on paper using pencils, charcoal, chalk pastels, and/or oil pastels. All needed materials will be provided by the AMA.

“Those who have never engaged in art will be able to get a firm grasp of the fundamentals, then expand their skills,” Vanoteghem said. “Students who have already taken art classes will be able to work on their skills and improve them.

“Whatever a student’s personal goal is, spending time with others who enjoy art and seeing your skills progress will be rewarding and fulfilling. Plus, our club members may start new long-lasting friendships with some of their fellow students.”

Each session is $15, or a student can sign up for all five sessions for $60. AMA members get a 20% discount, and a family with more than one child attending the same session receives a 10% discount.


The Way of Life, Works by Ray Pierotti is in the Haley Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

Prismatic, Works by Melissa Huang is in the East Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

Ordo naturalis, Works by Eric Mack is in the McCormack Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

African Artifacts of Spirituality and Identity is in the Hodges Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

Escape Plan, installation by Elinor Saragoussi, is in the West Gallery.


The Albany Museum of Art is located at 311 Meadowlark Drive in Albany, Ga., adjacent to Albany State University West Campus just off Gillionville Road. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.  The Albany Museum of Art is open to the public 10 am-5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Admission is free.

For more information about the AMA please visit our website, or call 229.439.8400. Be sure to follow the @AlbanyArtMuseum on Twitter, AlbanyMuseum on Instagram and AlbanyMuseumOfArt on Facebook.

Buffalo Rock is hosting an onsite job fair!

Buffalo Rock is hosting an onsite job fair!! We will have onsite interviews & candidates will be able to meet with managers.

When: Monday, January 21, 2022

What time: from 1PM-4PM

Where: 435 Allied Drive Columbus, GA 31906

All positions = $1250 Sign-On Bonus

Warehouse Department

Positions start at $13-15 hr (or more based off performance)

Shift is from 1PM-Until Monday-Friday

Retail Department

$50-55,000/Annually for CDL Positions + bonuses

Shift is from 5:30am – Until Monday-Friday, 4 day work week with 1 day off during the week, & off Saturday & Sunday!

Daily Rate of $150 Per day + handling fee*

$1000 Sign-On Bonus for CDL Positions

$500 Quarterly Bonus

Please make sure to have candidates put in an application at


Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast ~ February 3rd, 2022

Sponsored by ALDON – Albany Dougherty National Prayer Committee

2406 Ashford Drive   Albany, Ga. 31721-9245

December 1st, 2021

Dear Friends,

The ALDON Committee wishes to thank you for your previous interest in the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and extends to you an invitation to our 45th annual event.  The breakfast is sponsored by the Albany Dougherty National Prayer Committee (ALDON) and will be held 6:30 AM Thursday February 3rd, 2022 at Merry Acres Event Center 1500 Dawson Road, Albany, Georgia 31707.

The purpose of the breakfast is to join in prayer with others for our city, nation and world.  We believe that prayer in God is the key to overcome the challenges in our Good Life City.  This year our featured speakers will be: Reverend Dr. Bob Moon, retired pastor and VP Church Relations and Chaplain at The Methodist Children’s Home in Macon, Ga.  Bob has served at Christ UMC Albany and Valdosta First UMC among his 43 years of appointments.  He was born in India to missionary parents. He received his BA from Asbury University and Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary in Church Leadership.  He and wife Betty have two children, Josh and Sarah, and six grandchildren.  Mayor of Albany, Kermit S. Bo Dorough Jr., will also address the community on his plans for 2022. Our Theme:  THE MEASURE OF OUR FAITH based on Romans 8:28. Our ability to thank God for challenging experiences.  Other community leaders also will be participating in the program.

Tickets are available to purchase at ALDON 2406 Ashford Drive Albany, Ga. 31721.  Mail your $20 for each ticket or you may wish to purchase a table of 8 for $160. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce 225 West Broad Ave. Albany, Ga.  You may contact Larry Price, Chair for further information.  Only 240 tickets are available for purchase and reservations are required. Deadline will be January 27th, 2022 or when tickets are sold out so get your tickets early.

Because of the cost involved in this effort, no complimentary tickets will be available.  Due to Covid 19 we had to cancel 2021. Thank you for your past attendance and we look forward to seeing you again Thursday February 3rd, 2022 at Merry Acres Event Center.


Larry Price, Chair ALDON

2406 Ashford Drive

Albany, Ga. 31721-9245

Cell 229-317-3900


Thursday February 3rd, 2022, Time: Breakfast 6:30AM, Program 7:00 AM-8:15AM

Merry Acres Event Center 1500 Dawson Road Albany, Ga. 31707

$20 per ticket made out to ALDON and mail to 2406 Ashford Drive Albany, Ga. 31721-9245

Deadline for reservations January 27th, 2022 (or when tickets sold out)

Speakers:  Rev. Doctor Bob Moon and Mayor Kermit S. Bo Dorough, Jr.

Tickets available from above Larry Price or Albany Area Chamber of Commerce 225 West Broad Ave.  Check or Cash please.  No Credit Cards

UGA’s Georgia Economic Outlook Albany — Jan. 26. at the Hilton Garden Inn

UGA’s Georgia Economic Outlook returns to in-person events, delivering business intelligence for the new year

2022 Georgia Economic Outlook provides essential insights for informed decisions 


As Georgia emerges from two years of economic uncertainty, University of Georgia Terry College of Business experts will address Georgia’s recovery from the COVID-19 recession, the booming housing market and what to expect in the year to come at the 39th annual Georgia Economic Outlook series.


The state’s premier economic forecasting series — coming to eight Georgia cities — will return to its traditional format of luncheon programs this winter. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., and the programs begin at 12:30 p.m.


The statewide tour will kick off Dec. 13 in Atlanta. Keynote speaker Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo, will deliver the national forecast, and Terry College of Business Dean Benjamin C. Ayers will deliver the state forecast. The tour will continue onto seven more stops in January and February, where attendees will hear forecasts from local experts. Registration is open for all dates.


  • Atlanta — Dec. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium
  • Augusta — Jan. 7 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
  • Jekyll Island — Jan. 12 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center
  • Savannah — Jan. 20, presented by the Savannah Chatham Chamber of Commerce, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
  • Columbus — Jan. 27 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center
  • Athens — Feb. 2 at the Classic Center
  • Macon — Feb. 8 at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center

The Selig Center for Economic Growth at the Terry College of Business provides the forecast data and analysis. For more information and to register for the Georgia Economic Outlook, visit