Category Archives: Star Business of the Week

Thrush Aircraft LLC

Congratulations to Thrush Aircraft LLC, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Thrush Aircraft has over 75 years of combined aviation experience. They manufacture agricultural and fire-fighting aircraft with associated support activities. They are proud of their role in helping operations of all sizes fertilize crops, control insects, eliminate weeds and fight fires. Other jobs Thrush aircraft handle include sowing rice, feeding shrimp, spraying crop canopies for drug eradication, border surveillance and combating oil spills. You can find Thrush aircrafts in over 80 countries throughout the globe.

Flint River Entertainment Complex

Congratulations to The Flint River Entertainment Complex, this week’s Albany Chamber Star Business. They are comprised of: The Albany Civic Center – the largest venue south of Atlanta boasting over 10,000 seats, the space is flexible and can be adjusted to a variety of configurations. The Albany Municipal Auditorium – A multipurpose, 965 seat classic style auditorium. This venue includes an orchestra level, as well as first and second balconies. And Veterans Park Amphitheater – a 2500 seat outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Flint River. To find the upcoming schedule of events visit

Ashley Furniture Homestore


Congratulations to Ashley HomeStore, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Ashley HomeStore opened its Albany Store in 2014. They are owned and operated by Turner Furniture Holding Corp., a family-owned furniture company that has been in business for over 100 years and prides itself on being named one of the Top 100 Furniture Stores in America. Their team of trusted home partners are ready to help you furnish your home with a variety oof high-quality furniture all at great prices. They believe in giving back to the community through their work with the Hope to Dream Foundation as well as other local charities.

Ann J. Kelley, Inc.


Congratulations to Ann J. Kelley, Inc., this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Ann’s Garden Shop is conveniently located at 1440 Gillionville Road. This unique shop is the perfect place to treat yourself or purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for a friend. They carry everything you need for beautiful landscaping of your home and garden, along with accessories to make your home a show place. Topiaries, pottery, chandeliers, holiday décor and more can be found in this magical little store. Watch for their annual fall art show, where local artists will show and sell paintings, baskets, gourds, woodworking and jewelry.

Dougherty County Department of Family and Children Services

Congratulations to Dougherty County Department of Family and Children Services, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. As a part of the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) investigates reports of child abuse. Through their Social Service division, they provide child protective services, foster care and adoptions. Their Resource Development assist finding and developing foster and adoptive homes. DFCS works to protect and enhance the well-being of individuals and families across the state. Providing services that enhance the capacities and help strengthen families.

MSA Orthopedics

Congratulations to MSA Orthopedics, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. MSA Orthopedics provides a complete range of orthopedic care from bone, joint, spine and muscle care. Their service includes orthopedic evaluation and treatment, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging (x-ray and MRI), and outpatient surgery. Their outpatient surgeries include total join replacement and spine procedures. Their goal is to always provide hones orthopedic evaluations and treatments, not simply surgical screenings, because their patients are not statistics; they are individuals who want answers from an experienced team. They were recently awarded Advanced Orthopedic Certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and received two certifications specific to our Total Joint Replacement and Complex Spine Procedures.

Ashley’s Business Solutions

Congratulations to Ashley’s Business Solutions, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. For 38 years Ashley’s has been providing businesses with a full line of multifunction copiers, printer, and scanners by Canon, HP and Lexmark. With over $1.5 million in local inventory of machines, supplies and parts, Ashley’s has many available resources to help keep your business running smoothly. Customers can also enjoy flexible and customized billing options. Ashley’s is the 24th largest Canon dealer in the USA and just happens to be located in the heart of South Georgia



Atlantic Pallet Exchange

Congratulations to Atlantic Pallet Exchange, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Since 1986 Atlantic Pallet Exchange has been operating a full-service wood product company in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. They specialize in reconditioned wooden pallets, new wooden pallets, pallet waste removal, truckload freight service and warehousing. They even provide pallets for international and domestic cargo shipping made from pine or hardwood.


Newk’s Eatery

Congratulations to Newk’s Eatery, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Newk’s Eatery is a locally owned and operated franchise that open in December of 2017. They are a fast casual restaurant offering pizzas, sandwiches, salads and soups using hearty portions of sliced premium meats, hand-shredded cheeses and imported ingredients, scratch made sauces & dressing and fresh fruit & vegetables chopped in-house every day. View their menu at or visit them at 717 N. Westover Blvd.

Pro Outdoor LLC

Congratulations to Pro Outdoor this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Since 2010 Pro Outdoor has had the pleasure of servicing the landscaping and lawn maintenance needs of Albany and the surrounding counties. They have established a reputation in the community as a leader for landscape management. Whether it is a large commercial site, small residential property, or constructing an outdoor entertainment area, they are up for the task. Pro Outdoor is a member of Georgia Urban Ag Council, The National Association of Landscape Professionals and they hold a safety certification through CNA. Learn more by visiting