Category Archives: Member Announcements

The Artesian Alliance would like you to complete a survey

The Artesian Alliance includes some of the areas most beloved and well used attractions- Chehaw Park & Zoo, Flint RiverQuarium, and Thronateeska Heritage Center. Even so, we feel that the Alliance is only beginning to glimpse its tremendous potential as a community asset. Evaluation and development of a clear path forward is the most effective way of ensuring continued positive progress towards realizing that potential. In other words, the Artesian Alliance needs a strategic plan. The Alliance hired Felis Consulting to begin the strategic planning process in June. The overarching goal is to develop a strategic business and development plan that will guide staff when making decisions and plans for the future of the organizations. It will ensure that those plans are the best options for community interests, animal care, and the mission of each organization.

Input from the public is a critically vital first step in the development of this plan. Your participation in the questionnaire linked below will provide valuable information to the strategic planning process. It will help us understand residents’ and tourists’ likes and dislikes of our current leisure time attractions, and allow you to make suggestions about our future. Feel free to share with others and thank you for your continued support and participation.

Click Here to Complete Survey

We have a new way to collect your feedback for our Master Plan through a unique virtual workshop! Thank you for any feedback you’ve already provided through our previous questionnaire. This is a different survey that dives a little deeper into what you’d like to see at each organization.

Click Here to Complete Virtual Workshop

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A Better Way Grocers

A Better Way Grocers mission is to DRIVE food into communities for better health.  As part of an effort to fix food insecurity for low-income communities in Albany and SWGA we use a bus as a, full-service grocery store-on-wheels making several stops  to a number of communities, offering better food options to area residents. Without it, residents were forced to walk, drive long distances to buy fresh groceries or go without.


Plasma donations are used to manufacture life-saving medicines!

Plasma donor centers are considered an “essential business,” because the plasma donated at our centers are used to manufacture life-saving medicines. These donations are more crucial than ever to ensure continued supply of these life-saving medicines.

We are taking new precautions within plasma centers to ensure a safe donation and

limit the spread of COVID-19.  Grifols centers are following all guidance from local, state, and federal authorities developed to control the spread of COVID-19.  For instance, we are utilizing more of an appointment system to limit the number of donors in our centers.  We are seating donors in every-other donation bed and reduced the number of seats available in the lobby.  We have enhanced existing cleaning protocols.  We are carefully monitor both donor and employee temperatures before they come into a center.

We are proud that Grifols, our parent company, is leading the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grifols has begun identifying, screening and selecting volunteer donors who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma.  Our local Albany, GA facility is one of these donation centers.

The plasma will be used to produce a hyperimmune globulin that could potentially treat the disease

All potential donors must be prescreened. Those interested should visit GRIFOLSPLASMA.COM/EN/ENDCVI9 to find out more about the locations and protocols in place prior to visiting a Grifols plasma center

Here are some requirements to donate plasma:

  1. Interested recovered donors must have a diagnosis made with a test (nasal swab or

blood) and complete resolution of COVID-19 symptoms at least 28 days prior to donation;

  1. Or complete resolution of symptoms at least 14 days prior to donation along with a

negative molecular test for COVID-19;

  1. As well as meet our routine eligibility criteria for normal source plasma donation.
  2. A donor must feel healthy, weigh more than 110 pounds and be between the ages of 18 and 69 and live in the local area. Visit for details regarding eligibility.


Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty

As a Grow with Google Partner, The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to tune in to a special livestream for small businesses: Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty.

Learning objective:

Discover tools, tips and resources to help you manage your business remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn how to update critical business information online to keep customers informed, and how to host virtual meetings and events. We’ll also share the latest resources from Google and other partners to help support small businesses.

The Grow with Google team will be hosting this live, virtual event on May 6, 2020 at 9AM PT / 12PM ET.

Interested in learning about tools like Google My Business, Google Ads, Google Meet, and YouTube? RSVP to tune in today: In the “how did you hear

about this livestream event” you can let the Google team know that you heard from The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce! You can ask questions live during the event on Twitter by using #smallbizlivestream.



WALB wants you to register your business

Dear Valued Customer,

It is our goal at WALB to provide you, our loyal customers, the opportunity to inform the public that you are open for business during the current COVID-19 crisis. Starting Friday, April 10, on WALB News 10 and through promotional spots, we will begin promoting how to access a link on our website at that will showcase all government deemed “essential” businesses that are currently open. The information will include phone number, business web address, street address, maps, logos, etc. We will continue promoting this resource until the crisis has passed.

If you are open for business and you would like the community to know, please register using the easy steps listed below:

1. Go to which will direct you to the “Connect Shop Buy” page

2. At the top right side of the page you will see: “Register Your Business” and click on the link

4. Provide your name, email address and a personal password to create an account

5. You will receive an email verifying your account. Click on the “Verify Account” button, which will take you to the New Business Information Page

6. Click on the green button “+ Add Business”

7. Fill in the requested information

8. When completed hit “submit”

This process is designed to be user friendly to make it easy to upload the information. Should you have any questions, please contact your account representative. The sooner this information is uploaded, the sooner the public will have this information at their fingertips. We appreciate your business and loyalty to WALB News 10, and we are here to help. Please know that we are in this together.

24-bed personal care home facility located in Albany, GA that will admit clients exposed to COVID-19. ISS Personal Care Home will help with hospital bed capacity and caregiver shortage due to Covid-19.


Innovative Senior Solutions (ISS) has a 24-bed personal care home facility located in Albany, GA that will admit clients exposed to COVID-19. ISS Personal Care Home will help with hospital bed capacity and caregiver shortage due to Covid-19. This brand-new facility is designated as a refuge for Seniors and individuals with a disability that are in need of personal care and oversight.

This facility will be most advantageous for Seniors and disabled individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 who are in hospital settings and cannot be discharged home or to a skilled nursing facility setting. In addition, in-home care clients for which agency caregivers cannot provide care due to exposure to COVID-19 may receive necessary care from ISS Personal Care Home. The personal care home provides:

  • Private and semi-private suites
  • Personal care, including bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Medication management
  • Three meals served daily
  • Laundry services
  • COVID-19 management trained staff
  • Care and services are overseen by nurses

    The personal care home facility is licensed and capable of admitting clients immediately. Additionally, this facility welcomes Seniors and disabled individuals from around the state; transportation can be provided if needed. Virtual tours are available for case managers, family caregivers, and residents. Please contact us at 229-380-4719. Innovative Senior Solutions is committed to the care and safety of Seniors.

    In this together,

    Innovative Senior Solutions

    229-380-4719-Corporate Office phone Email
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AirMedCare Network members can now talk to a doctor anytime   04042016 10E-100B

WHEN CAN I USE TELADOC? Teladoc does not replace your primary physician. It is a convenient and affordable option for quality care.

• When you need care now

• If you’re considering the

ER or urgent care for a non-emergency issue

• On vacation, on a business trip,or away from home

• For short term prescription refills


Teladoc doctors can treat many medical conditions, including:

• Cold & flu symptoms

• Allergies

• Sinus problems

• Sore throat

• Respiratory infection

• Skin problems

• And more!


Teladoc is simply a new way to access qualified doctors. All Teladoc doctors:

• Are practicing PCPs, pediatricians, and family medicine physicians

• Average 20 years experience

• Are U.S. board-certified and licensed in your state

• Are credentialed every three years, meeting NCQA standards

AMCN’s new partnership with Teladoc gives members 24/7/365 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through

the convenience of phone, web or mobile app visits. It’s an affordable alternative to costly urgent care and ER visits

when you need care now.

© 2019 Teladoc Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Teladoc and the Teladoc logo are registered trademarks of Teladoc Health, Inc. and may not be used without written permission. Teladoc does not replace the primary care physician.

Teladoc does not guarantee that a prescription will be written. Teladoc operates subject to state regulation and may not be available in certain states. Teladoc does not prescribe DEA controlled substances, non therapeutic drugs

and certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. Teladoc physicians reserve the right to deny care for potential misuse of services.

Talk to a doctor anytime for the special, AMCN members’ only rate of $3 a month.

For more information, or to add Teladoc to your membership, go to

Protect Your Family and Your Finances

In a medical emergency every second counts, especially when transporting patients who are far away from adequate medical treatment.

AirMedCare Network (AMCN) providers respond to scene calls and provide hospital-to-hospital transports—carrying seriously ill or injured

patients to the nearest appropriate medical facility.

AirMedCare Network is America’s largest air medical membership network, providing financial coverage for emergency air medical transport.

Even with medical insurance, air medical transport can result in significant out-of-pocket expenses, however, membership ensures no

out-of-pocket expenses for medically necessary flights if flown b y an AMCN provider. Membership starts at just $85 per year, with

Senior and multi-year discounts available, and automatically enrolls you in all provider programs, giving you coverage in over

320 locations across 38 states.



Members have no out-of-pocket costs if flown by an

AirMedCare Network provider


Membership covers not just yourself, but anyone who

resides within your home


AMCN members enjoy access to Teladoc physicians at

a discounted rate of $3 per month


Membership is valid in all service areas so you are

covered at home and while traveling









Contact your local Membership Sales Manager for questions or to enroll:

Membership terms & conditions apply. 229-815-0572