Category Archives: Star Business of the Week

SouthernAG Carriers, Inc.

Congratulations to SouthernAG Carriers, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. SouthernAG Carriers, Inc. is an asset-based truckload carrier specializing in peanuts, cotton, pecans & agriculture. With over 30 years of experience, they continually strive to be the best freight and refrigerated transport service in Albany, GA. Learn more about this local company by visiting

TARA Foods

Congratulations to Tara Foods, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Tara Foods is one of the Kroger grocery chain’s 34 manufacturing plants. They produce all of Kroger’s store-label peanut butter, peanut oil, juices, sauces, wines and vinegars, baking and flavoring extracts, and liquid water enhancers. Tara Foods produces more than 8 million pounds of product each month, all of which is single-sourced and made in Albany for Kroger retail stores.  #AlbanyGAChamber #ThinkLocal

Family Literacy Connection


Congratulations to Family Literacy Connection, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Family Literacy Connection helps disadvantaged families gain stability, self-sufficiency, and success through a cluster of educational programs that target the whole family. Their vision is for families and children in Dougherty County to live in safe, stable, successful homes. Families are encouraged to engage in the community by supporting education, faith-based initiative, civic organizations and economic growth. Goals include: Healthy children, School readiness, School success, Self-sufficient families and strong communities.

Goo-Goo Car Wash

Congratulations to Goo-Goo Car Wash, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Goo Goo Car Wash is one of the premiere express car wash companies in the South with over 45 sites and counting. They pride themselves on providing a professional quality wash plus a free air freshener and vacuums every time you visit. People always refer to Goo Goo as the red bow tie car wash professionals. Their commitment to quality for customers goes back to the founder R. D. Beck in Guntersville, Alabama in 1945 and lives on today with the best quality cleaning equipment and chemicals, which are all biodegradable of course!

Q’s Cakes and More

Congratulations to Q’s Cakes & More, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Q’s Cakes and More was founded out of a deep love for real food, food that is fresh, authentic, and made the old-fashion way. With over twenty years of baking experience, Quinetta Hall, started her own business. Over the past few years, Q’s Cakes and more has blossomed into a thriving restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, room for families, parties and even cooking classes. See their menu as

Garland, Williams and Associates, PC

Congratulations to Garland, Williams & Associates, P.C., this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Garland, Williams & Associates is a full-service accounting firm serving clients throughout Southwest Georgia, dedicated to providing clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. Services include: Tax Management, Assurance and Advisory Services, Estate and Trust Planning, Tax Preparation, IRS Representation, QuickBooks Accounting, Debt and Finance Advising. Learn more at

DaVita Albany Dialysis

Congratulations to Davita Albany Dialysis, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. DaVita – which is Italian for “giving life” – is on a quest to build the greatest health care community They are working to provide quality services to patients, partners and teammates by providing integrated care to help people better manage their kidney disease. Teammates are committed to provide every patient with a “Welcome, empathize, connect, actively listen respect and encourage experience.” Learn more by visiting


Shiver Lumber Company

Congratulations to The Shiver Lumber Company, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Shiver Lumber is a 4thgeneration family-owned company that takes pride in providing high-quality products at fair prices, while offering exceptional service. Shiver Lumber expanded under the leadership of Wade Shiver to Leesburg, GA, primarily serving the builders, large remodelers and commercial contractors. They offer brand names such as Redwing, Irish Setter, Ariat and Georgia Boots, Carhart clothing and the Big Green Egg. Visit Shiver Lumber in Americus or Leesburg for your small DIY projects to large-scale construction.


Quality Wrecker Service, Inc.

Congratulations to Quality Wrecker Service, Inc., this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Quality Wrecker is a family owned and operated wrecker and logistic service. The business was established in 1971 as a one tow truck operation and repair shop by T.W. Burt. 45 years later, under the ownership of the 2nd generation of Burt’s (Wendell and Fred Burt) Quality Wrecker Service Inc. has evolved into a major towing service with the ability to service customers’ needs all across the Southeastern United States. Their team of dedicated employees have nearly 300 years of combined towing, recovery and heavy truck transportation experience.

Farmers Insurance – The Aldridge Agency

Congratulations to Farmers Insurance – The Aldridge Agency this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business.  Mercedes Aldridge opened her agency in 2015 and since then has been providing clients with personalized insurance coverage that best fits their needs. Farmers Insurance can help insure your; auto, home, life, umbrella, flood, motorcycle, ATVs/golf carts, travel trailers, manufactured homes, commercial auto including semis, builders’ risk, vacancy dwelling and pet insurance.