Category Archives: Member Announcements

Albany Accounting Firm Gives a Big Boost to Hunger Eradication Efforts

ALBANY, December 19, 2022- This month, the Albany office of Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, provided over 200 meals worth of food that will support efforts to eradicate hunger in the local Albany community this December. The firm donated all of the canned goods and other foods collected during this food drive to Feeding the Valley Food Bank, which serves Dougherty and nearby Georgia counties.

Mauldin & Jenkins is a national CPA and business advisory firm with offices throughout the Southeast. The Albany office is just one of the Firm’s 14 locations, and each office supports a wide variety of community service and engagement activities.

James Langston, Community Service Chair of M&J’s Albany office, is used to high participation rates and enthusiasm for the firm’s numerous charitable initiatives and volunteer efforts. Even so, he was a bit surprised by the level of engagement he witnessed during the food drive. “The response and efforts we received from the Albany office were amazing,” Langston reports.

Feeding the Valley greatly appreciates the donation, as do those who will enjoy the meals. The canned goods M&J collected included lots of peanut butter and jelly; in a happy coincidence, a local church was having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich event on the night of the donation. Feeding the Valley told those who dropped off the donation that M&J’s contribution would almost — or entirely — cover the needs for that event.

“Dropping off the donations, and hearing that just our donation alone would supply over 200 meals to the local community was definitely something to be proud of,” says Langston. “It was a great reminder of how blessed most of us are — and more importantly, how important it is to share those blessings as much as we can with those in need.”

Headquartered in Columbus, GA, Feeding the Valley Food Bank is one of eight regional food banks in Georgia. The organization serves as a centralized source to collect, store and distribute a wide variety of donated foods to families and individuals who are experiencing food insecurity.

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About Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

Mauldin & Jenkins is annually recognized as a Top 100 Certified Public Accounting firm by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting and provides assurance, tax and advisory services to clients. Founded in 1918 in Albany, Georgia, the Firm serves clients in a range of industries including agribusiness, governmental, banking, health care, construction, not-for-profit, manufacturing, and higher education. For additional information, please visit

For more information, contact:
Katie Funderburk, 229-446-3631

Wonder at Sherwood – Family Christmas Event & Concert

Come experience WONDER at Sherwood! Join us Saturday, December 10 or Sunday, December 11 for a festive evening for the entire family! This is a free event.

Family activities including a cake walk, photo booth, crafts and games begin at 4:30 pm. An interactive pre-show with games and prizes starts at 5:30 pm when the Worship Center doors open. The concert performance is at 6 pm.

Sherwood Church is located at 2201 Whispering Pines Road, Albany, GA 31707. Childcare available for birth-3 years old. Visit for event details.

Office Space for Lease

Executive Summary 323 Pine Avenue Albany, GA 31701

Various Office Suites Available

Climate Controlled – Electric Included Elevator


Handicap Accessible – ADA Compliant Building

Ample Parking

Located on the corner of Pine Ave and Jefferson St.

in downtown Albany within walking distance to

restaurants and retail shops

Lightle Beckner Robinson, Inc.

321.722.0707 70 W. Hibiscus Blvd.

Melbourne, FL 32901

“Drink & Be Merry” – Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany

We are so excited to announce a NEW and exciting event here in Southwest Georgia. Please make plans to attend “Drink & Be Merry” on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at the Flint Riverquarium. This incredible event, sponsored by Henry’s Fine Edibles, will be sure to get you into the Holiday Spirit as you dance the night away while sampling the best wine & beer that South Georgia has to offer. You’ll also enjoy a charcuterie style dinner, provided by Henry’s Fine Edibles, along with live music and an amazing silent auction with items perfect for every person on your list… just in time for the Holidays! With 3 wineries and 3 breweries to sample from, you’ll be sure to be Merry. If you’d REALLY like to be in the Holiday Spirit, you can upgrade your ticket to our Elite ticket which includes an on-site mixology class where you can learn how to make and sample 4-5 additional drinks, courtesy of Still Pond Distillers. To purchase tickets, visit or text “BEMERRY” to 41444.

All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany. All attendees must be 21 or older (ID will be verified upon entry). Please call (229)439-0196 with any questions or for assistance.”

Albany Area YMCA to host VA Mobile Vet Center

On Monday, November 7, the Albany Area YMCA will be hosting the VA Mobile Vet Center (MVC) at the flagship YMCA located at 1701 Gillionville Rd. The MVC will be here from 1000-1500 and available to all veterans in our community who may have questions regarding VA resources, counseling, outreach and other referral services. There are no appointments necessary.

Contact the YMCA at (229) 436-0531 more more details.

City of Albany Veterans Day Breakfast 2022

City of Albany Employee Veterans and Retiree Veterans are welcome at the Veterans Day Breakfast

Friday, November 11, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The Albany Civic Center

100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.

R.S.V.P. by email at by Friday, November 4, 2022

For more information contact Lorine Bridges at (229) 302-1306

Mary Petty at 229.302.1308



Grand Opening

Please join us for Evelyn’s Creations & Art Expo Grand Opening. A chance to see beautiful culture Art and Clothing.

Friday Oct 7, 2022
Location:2530 Stuart Ave, Albany Ga 31707
Big Lots and Home Outlet Shopping Center Around Corner

Refreshments will be served

Contact information
Katherine Gilbert
(229) 395-1501