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ALBANY SURGICAL – 2018 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

Albany Surgical, P.C., provides excellence in surgical and endoscopic services. The practice has introduced Orbera, a nonsurgical weight loss procedure with no incisions, stitches or scars. Albany Surgical, P.C., offers LINX, an innovative, minimally invasive surgery that treats acid reflux when medication no longer provides adequate symptom control. The practice also offers minimally-invasive varicose vein outpatient treatments. This Albany Area Chamber 2018 Small Business of the Year nominee supports the community by improving patients’ well-being.

The 2018 Small Business of the Year and 2018 Non-Profit of the Year will be announced at the 2018 Small Business and Non-Profit Awards Reception on Tuesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Doublegate Country Club. Register for the event here.

Alzheimer’s Outreach Center – 2018 Non-Profit of the Year Nominee

The Alzheimer’s Outreach Center provides respite for caregivers and trusted care for those with dementia, and educates the community regarding dementia and the beneficial resources available. Alzheimer’s Outreach Center is the only service of its kind within a 100-mile radius and is the only outlet for extensive, comprehensive educational materials and personal support including a monthly support group with 35 participants. This Albany Area Chamber 2018 Nonprofit of the Year nominee provides services to 2,500 through the six services that it offers. In April 2018, Alzheimer’s Outreach Center celebrated 30 years of service to the community.

The 2018 Small Business of the Year and 2018 Non-Profit of the Year will be announced at the 2018 Small Business and Non-Profit Awards Reception on Tuesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Doublegate Country Club. Register for the event here.

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229Yoga – 2018 Small Business of the Year Nominee

229Yoga opened its door in September 2013 with three instructors teaching three classes per week. Five years later, this Albany Area Chamber 2018 Small Business of the Year nominee boasts 18 instructors, 42 classes per week and serves nearly 2,000 clients. The staff at 229Yoga challenges itself earning and maintaining national certification in a variety of disciplines. Communication is the foundation of 229Yoga’s services – clients are treated as individuals as staff is responsive to their injuries or mobility concerns. The business’ motto — “Love, Serve, Remember” — is visible as a mural in the studio and is lived out through its community involvement, which includes projects with the Albany Police Department, Girls of Determination, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital cancer patients, the Humane Society of Terrell County, The Fallen Tree Festival and through its wellness partnership with White Oak Pastures and Farmer Fredo to combat obesity, prevent disease and encourage healthy practices. In 2017, 229Yoga received the Chamber’s Rising Star Award.

The 2018 Small Business of the Year and 2018 Non-Profit of the Year will be announced at the 2018 Small Business and Non-Profit Awards Reception on Tuesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Doublegate Country Club. Register for the event here.

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APRIL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Join us for Business After Hours on Thursday, April 5 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Merry Acres Inn & Event Center.
The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission will serve up food, drinks and music to wrap up Industry Celebration Week.

Don’t forget to bring your business card to enter the $100 cash prize drawing.

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Albany-Dougherty Leaders to Visit Washington D.C.

Albany-Dougherty Leaders to Visit Washington D.C.
Chamber leadership to meet with federal officials March 20-21

Albany, Ga. – Community and business leaders are in the nation’s capital this week meeting with federal officials as part of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Washington D.C. Fly In,” an annual legislative event that brings together the community, the Marine Corps and members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation.

The Fly In is an Albany Area Chamber-led legislative advocacy initiative that allows for chamber and community leadership to discuss with members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation federal priorities of importance to Albany and the Albany Area and to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.

“The ‘Washington D.C. Fly In’ is a valuable opportunity for our community to spend quality time with members of Congress to discuss the Albany Area’s advancements, opportunities and priorities, and allows our federal partners to share ideas and information with us,” said Bárbara Rivera Holmes, president and CEO of the Albany Area Chamber. “One of our long-standing priorities is strengthening and supporting Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, and our Fly In has been highly effective in advancing that cause.”

This year’s March 20-22 trip is an important relationship-strengthening and information-sharing vehicle with high-ranking Marine Corps leadership, with whom the local group will meet at the Pentagon to discuss the mission-critical needs of Albany’s base and its major tenant, Marine Corps Logistics Command. The group discusses the role and efforts of the Albany Area Chamber and community leadership in advocating and coordinating at the local, state and federal level on policies and initiatives that strengthen the installation and its long-term sustainability.

The chamber will host a reception Tuesday evening for the Congressional Delegation and Marine Corps leadership at the AT&T Forum. On Wednesday, the group will meet at the Pentagon with Marine leadership, and on Capitol Hill with U.S. Reps. Sanford Bishop and Austin Scott, and U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue.

The Albany Area Chamber is represented at the state and federal levels by Cornerstone Government Affairs.

The 2018 Albany-Dougherty delegation includes the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce; the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission; Albany CEO; Albany Technical College; Albany State University; the city of Albany; Dougherty County; and the Dougherty County School System. The chamber’s legislative program is supported by these partners as well as the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau, Georgia Power, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Procter & Gamble.

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