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Contract Signing Ceremony & Launch of the Collegiate Academy of Albany

Invitation for Oct 3 Event



Cordially invite you to the

Contract Signing Ceremony & Launch of the Collegiate Academy of Albany

October 3, 2019 | 9:00AM to 10:30AM

The Flint RiverQuarium | Skywater Room

101 Pine Ave.| Albany, GA

Please RSVP by September 30, 2019 to CAALBANY@SABIS.NT

Light refreshments will be served

Breakfast At Doublegate – September 10, 2019

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Resource Committee host a quarterly breakfast for new, existing and prospective members of the Chamber. This event provides a platform for local business to network, share information and discover valuable resources in our community. The mission is to provide a consistent, engaging event centered on strengthening the Chamber’s ties to the business community by sharing benefits of membership. The committee will also encourage increased participation from existing members, establish solid connections with new members and attract more local businesses to the advantages of belonging to the chamber.



Albany, Georgia, July 31, 2019: New Schools Georgia, Inc. (“NSG”) proudly announces that the Georgia Charter Schools Commission has approved its application to open Collegiate Academy of Albany (“CAA”), a new, independent, tuition-free charter school to serve families in Albany and the surrounding areas. CAA will open in August 2020 and serve up to 376 students in Albany/Dougherty County in grades K-3 on a first-come, first-served basis with no admissions testing. The school will grow by one grade per year until the school hits a capacity of 1,450 students in grades K-12. If demand exceeds seats available, enrollment will be conducted through a public lottery.

Allen Hughes, Chairman of the Board at New Schools Georgia said, “Collegiate Academy of Albany will offer Albany-area families a high-quality education, preparing Albany’s children to compete and succeed in the 21st century economy.”

When it opens, CAA will become part of the SABIS® Network, a global network of schools that are backed by a 134-year old tradition of educational excellence. Schools in the SABIS® Network implement an integrated, comprehensive K-12 program that uses dynamic materials, proven methods, and cutting-edge technology to deliver superior results. Mr. Hughes said, “SABIS has been proven to deliver results in educating a wide variety of students from all around the world. We feel very comfortable in their ability to add Collegiate Academy of Albany to their list of successful schools.” For more information about SABIS, visit:

“We are excited about partnering with New Schools Georgia to establish the newest member school of the SABIS® Network in Albany,” said Jose Afonso, SABIS Director for U.S. Business Development.” We are especially happy to bring a world-class, college-preparatory program to Albany’s families and students who will benefit from access to the same academic program offered in cities around the world such as Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.; Frankfurt, Germany; Cairo, Egypt; and Dubai, U.A.E., among others.” Collegiate Academy of Albany will open registration for students in grades K-3 on October 1, 2019. Please visit the school’s website ( to submit the enrollment application and also visit our Facebook page for news and updates ( Teachers and staff interested in applying for openings can visit the school’s website for job descriptions of available positions.

Albany Area Chamber announces 2019 Albany Under 40 Finalists

For Immediate Release


Contact: Bárbara Rivera Holmes



July 25, 2019


Albany Area Chamber announces 2019 ‘Albany Under 40’ finalists


Albany, Ga.– The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the finalists of the 2019 Albany Under 40 awards, a program that honors and celebrates the Albany Area’s emerging leaders and professionals in a variety of business sectors, each representing a component of the area’s diversified talent pool and economy.


“The Albany Area is home to young leaders who are making their mark through excellence in their professions, through their innovation and through their commitment to building a stronger region,” said Bárbara Rivera Holmes, president and CEO of the Albany Area Chamber. “We’re honored to recognize these diverse, outstanding professionals and proud they’ve chosen to live, work and invest in the Albany Area.”


Nominations for Albany Under 40 were sought from the public. Finalists were considered from among the nominees who applied, and were selected, following selections criteria, by a panel of volunteer judges.


Finalists will be recognized at the Albany Under 40 Awards Reception on August 22 at The Flint, downtown Albany’s newest restaurant and special events venue. Category winners will be announcedat the reception. The 2019 Albany Under 40 Young Professional of the Year, selected by the volunteer panel from among the category winners, will be announced at the Albany Area Chamber’s 110th annual meeting on January 16, 2020.

Visit albanyga.comto register for the Albany Under 40 Awards Reception.