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COMMENTS FROM THE 2017 CHAIR The original letter I had drafted for this page was quite different than the one you are reading. Since the storms of January 2 and 22, the focus of the letter needed to be redirected. While I was excited and energized to write the original letter as the Chair of the Board for 2017, I write this new letter with even more enthusiasm and motivation for the Chamber and our community. This comes from seeing us work together for the good of Albany in the wake of the storms: the collective efforts of our local leadership advocating for necessary resources; public works laboring tirelessly to restore infrastructure; non-profits and churches working hand-in-hand to help families in need; businesses stepping up with human and financial resources; and, most impressive of all, strangers helping strangers. This is what our community is all about, and I am proud to be part of it. Since the storms, while continuing to deliver its regular events, services, and programs, the Chamber also responded to the immediate needs of both member businesses and nonmembers through numerous initiatives, including: Jenny Savelle â&#x20AC;˘ Business assistance and damage survey - working with the Albany-Dougherty Economic Bishop Clean Care Development Commission to assess the needs of industries and businesses. â&#x20AC;˘ Back to Business Task Force - working with the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission; UGA Small Business Development Center; the Microbusiness Enterprise Center; city of Albany Department of Community and Economic Development; Albany Community Together; and the city of Albany Downtown Managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to respond to business recovery needs in a one-stop-shop setting. â&#x20AC;˘ Comprehensive rebuilding of the community - working with city of Albany and Dougherty County leaders on information sharing and decision making in the rebuilding process. â&#x20AC;˘ Consumer protection - working with consumers, businesses, and the Georgia Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office on consumer protection advocacy and reporting unfair prices. â&#x20AC;˘ Grow Albany - working with the city of Albany, Dougherty County and Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful restoring the landscape of the community. The Chamber is committed to serving as a voice and resource of the business community through relevancy and collaboration. I would like to thank Chamber President and CEO BĂĄrbara Rivera Holmes for her leadership; the Chamber staff for its diligent work; the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Executive Committee for its engagement; and the entire board for its support. There are countless heroes in the recovery process. Ultimately, it is our resilience and unity in the face of adversity that make Albany the Good Life City.

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ALBANY | Coming Back Stronger

Hamilton Relay rebuilds at its Dawson Road site.

In the end, after all the insurance adjusters have left town and all the tons of debris have been hauled away and a sense of normalcy returns to Albany, the city will be remembered not for having born the brunt of devastating storms that claimed at least ďŹ ve lives and exposed residents from every neighborhood in the community -- from the highest-priced luxury homes in northwest Albany to humble mobile homes in trailer parks in the southeastern portion of the city -- to a shared vulnerability.

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No, Albany will be remembered by the rest of the nation for its resiliency, its ability to put aside long-festering societal, cultural and socio-economic differences to work toward a common goal of recovery. That was the theme of the region's business community as it looked on in stunned awe at the power of nature unleashed, took stock, then set about the task of coming back. From victims who suffered devastating losses at the hands of January 2 and January 22 storms to those left physically unscathed but psychologically bruised and battered, the devastation of January unleashed a spirit -- a resolve -- in the business community to remake a better version of itself. "The storms tore down buildings and left people without basic necessities for long periods of time," Hamilton RelayAlbany Manager David Castellano said

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after his company's facilities at 2231 Dawson Road were left "damaged beyond repair" by the January 2 storm. "But our customers' needs didn't stop. They were still relying on us to help them communicate, to keep them from becoming cut off from the rest of the world." Hamilton Relay, whose home office is in Aurora, Neb., is a national leader in telecommunications relay and captioned telephone services for the deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind and those who have difficulty speaking. Established in Albany in 2006, the company had settled in at the Dawson Road location owned by Carter Properties and had shown considerable growth both in the industry and in the local business community. "The company has enjoyed growth in Albany because of our dedicated employees in this region," Castellano

said. "And we've found since the storm that that's something that's common to the entire region, not just our employees. I've just been amazed at the help we've received from community and business leaders in the days since the storm hit." The spirit of kindness shown toward Hamilton Relay and its employees started with Carter Properties owner Wayne Carter, who has made temporary space available in the community for many of the company's employees to continue their important work. He's also committed to rebuilding the Dawson Road site even better than ever, and in a time frame that will allow the company to meet its customer and business needs in the community. "(Hamilton officials) flew in here after the storm and talked with me about rebuilding the property, which

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Albany Museum of Art Executive Director Paula Williams oversees the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rebuild. was damaged beyond repair by the ( January 2) storm," Carter said. "We'd taken the building down to the redsteel frame and the concrete slab, and they made a commitment to return to the facility when we got it rebuilt. They asked for an estimate on getting the building back up, and I told them it would probably take around four months. They said they needed it in three, so I told them we'd get it done." In keeping with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce's Think Local effort, Chamber member Carter added a stipulation to the rebuilding process. Told by insurance adjusters that construction companies in Atlanta and Minnesota were the best candidates to rebuild the facility, Carter offered a firm no. "I'm going to use a local contractor," he declared. So Carter gave a call to Curtis Bickerstaff, a principal with local Artesian Contracting Co. Bickerstaff's father had been instrumental in building the Dawson Road facility in 1995 for Carter's father, Fred. "I'm pretty sure we could have found

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a company to build the building faster, and I might have been able to even save some money," Carter said. "But my problem was that (using an outside builder) would take about $1.5 million out of Albany into a community a long way away from here. Sure, workers would have stayed in our hotels and eaten at our restaurants, but most of the money from this project would have been taken elsewhere. "I wasn't going to let that happen." hile demolition and construction of Carter's property is moving along at a fast pace, things are progressing much more slowly at the Albany Museum of Art, which was initially declared a total loss when the January 2 storm blew the roof off the museum. However, insurance adjusters have revised that assessment, slowing progress to something of a crawl. "We've completed all the demo we're going to do," Executive Director Paula Williams said of the recovery process. "But this insurance thing has been enlightening, to say the least. They're still going through the process of

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assessing, and now they're pressuring us to get a new roof on by March 1. We're in the process of getting bids. "Yes, there have been a couple of hiccups in this process, but the people of this community have been so exceptionally warm, nice and generous." Williams said a projected timeline has work on the museum being completed in around eight months with another month needed to reset all the artwork and exhibits. "It's kind of like cleaning out your parents' attic right now," she said. "We have one dry room that we're all kind of camped out in. We got electricity a week ago and Internet yesterday. It's a slow process, but we're working to get things going in the right direction." eanwhile, as hundreds of outsiders came into the community -- from insurance executives to builders to volunteers to government employees -- the area's hospitality industry displayed the same kind of spirit exhibited by individuals and groups who've manned the frontlines during cleanup efforts.

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Hitesh Patel, owner of the local Hampton Inn and Quality Inn, said he felt a need to give back to the community that had seen such devastation. "We live in a city where the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce have done so much to help us, we wanted to return the favor by helping our community recover from the storms," Patel said. "We're taking readypackaged items to relief centers throughout the community, and we're also doing everything we can for local families staying in our hotels because their homes were damaged. "We had up to 12-13 families staying with us after the first storm, and we still have 10-12 families with us now. We know that being away from their homes is a hardship, so we've tried to do little things for these families to accommodate them. We provide amenities for them, try to make them feel more at home." Linda Davis, the general manager of the local Holiday Inn Express, said she got a firsthand taste of what storm victims were going through when her damaged residence was left without power for eight days. She sought -and received -- permission from corporate headquarters to help with storm recovery efforts. "We were given permission to donate hygiene items -- tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap -- pillows and blankets to the victims of the storms," Davis said. "We also have had 10 or so families staying with us over an extended period while work is being done on their homes. We've given them a discounted rate to try and help make things easier on them. "Our weekend business has increased 50 percent in the days since the storms, “ she said, “and while we appreciate the opportunity to serve the people of the community, this is not the way we like to see this happen. “We want to be more than a place of rest for our displaced citizens and visitors to stay,” Davis said. “We want to be part of our community, and we will continue to do everything we can to make things a little easier for those who have been through so much." rom storm victims to volunteers to fellow business owners, the storms of 2017 have impacted all in Albany profoundly. But they've also become a rallying point that has united the community organically in a way no best-made plan ever could. And they've given a community whose collective spirit was shaken to its core perhaps the one thing it needed most of all. Hope.

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Mary Kinnel spoke with a reverence, a sense of awe, as she described the activities around her Rawson Drive home in the immediate aftermath of the January 2 storm whose 90-mph straight-line winds and accompanying tornado left thousands of homes in a 32-square-mile section of Albany without power and hundreds of properties littered with downed trees and debris. "I live alone, and I looked out at the huge trees that had been blown over on my property, and I wondered how I was ever going to get them removed," Kinnel recalled. "I'd contacted some tree-removal companies, but the estimates I got were way more than I'd ever be able to afford. "While I was sitting in my home, praying, there was a knock on my door." Kinnel, 71, warily answered that knock, aware of her vulnerability in the new world order that the storm had wrought. Little did she know she'd open her home to an angel. "The gentleman said he was with a church group from Ohio that came here when they heard what we'd gone through," Kinnel said. "He said they wanted to know if they could help me clean the trees and debris off my property. I didn't know what to say. I told him I didn't have the money right then to pay for their service, but he assured me that was not a concern. "Before the day was over, my property was cleared. And the tree removal services that I'd talked with had told me it might take several days -- at more than $1,900 a day -- to move the trees." As Kinnel thanked the group that had come to her rescue, a thought hit her. "I said to those folks, 'Look around you. Every home around here is in as bad a shape or worse than mine,' " she said as tears filled her eyes. "I asked them why they knocked on my door after walking through a neighborhood full of devastation. "The gentleman I was talking with said, 'There's one thing we always do before we go into a place to help out. We pray. We were led to you.'" Various versions of Kinnel's story are being told throughout Albany and Southwest Georgia in the wake of the January 2 and January 22 storms that tore through the area, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Organized religion-based groups, churches, volunteers, government leaders and neighbors have pitched in to help wherever they've been needed. From Albany City and Dougherty County commissioners leading cleanup efforts and food drives, school teachers venturing into destroyed neighborhoods to bring students and their families meals, volunteers chainsawing and removing debris from the homes of strangers, relief donations coming in from local and surrounding business communities and private citizens to random acts of kindness that have given weary victims the encouragement to carry on when they thought they'd reached the limit of their endurance, Albany and Southwest Georgia – left stunned by the storms – have redoubled their resolve to not only recover, but to grab their neighbors and bring them along. "I love this country," Eduardo Contreras, one of dozens of migrant workers left homeless by the January 22 storm that spawned a deadly tornado, said in heavily accented English as he sipped a cup of coffee near what was left of the southeast Albany trailer that had been his home for the past 13 months. "I came here for the opportunity, to work and make a living, but I never thought I would see such kindness from strangers. "I will never forget what the people here have done for me and for the others who lost most of what they own in this storm. I will always remember the kindness. God bless America." www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

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During her remarks after accepting the chairman’s gavel from Ed Newsome, outgoing chairman of the chamber’s board of directors, 2017 Chair of the Board Jenny Savelle touched on the notion of an engaged and relevant Chamber. Savelle, CEO of Bishop Clean Care, discussed her vision for the coming year by first sharing her once narrowed view of Chamber events as simply being a place to network and socialize. “While there’s nothing wrong with that, I think there’s a lot of room for improvement and also I think we can progress really beyond that,” said Savelle. “In 2017, I would like to see the Chamber be more intentional about informing and educating its business members in every aspect of what the Chamber does. The Chamber is so much more than just an event, program, networking opportunity. “The Chamber is involved with education, workforce development, legislative affairs, business advocacy, leadership development, tourism and much, much more. All of which affects a business in some way. I’d like to see the Chamber continue to be more effective as an organization by staying relevant to all businesses.” iven that notion of relevance, it was fitting the Chamber’s 107th annual meeting focused heavily on the outcomes of the storm which a few short weeks prior had destroyed homes, and businesses and forever

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scarred Albany’s landscape. That landscape, specifically the community’s signature canopy of trees, has always been a source of pride for residents and businesses owners and reminders of how that devastating storm had altered that vision were prevalent throughout the evening. From the oak planks cut from trees uprooted during the storm and live oak saplings adorning each table, to the inspiring Rutha Harris-narrated “Only One Albany” video depicting how the Albany community banded together in the face of adversity, the rebirth of that landscape, and, by extension, the revitalization of the entire community, was center stage. “Something really incredible did happen in 2017,” began Chamber President and CEO Bárbara Rivera Holmes. “We woke up on January 1 a very excited people. On January 2, our story was a little bit different. It was one of loss and one of destruction. But the beautiful part is that on January 3, ours was a story of love and hope and courage.” “The storm did destroy our properties. It displaced our people and it marred our landscape, and so much of how we identify with Albany is through our landscape.” The storm’s wrath was especially felt along Third Avenue, known for its majestic canopy of oaks, which stand as a symbol for the entire community. And it was with that symbol of a strong

2016 Ambassador of the Year Joanne Jasper (left) and 2017 Board Chair Jenny Savelle.

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Albany, where the Chamber chose to direct its community rebuilding efforts. Where the highlight of most annual dinners has often been hearing inspiring words from a well-known business guru or motivational speaker, this year’s meeting was markedly different as organizers seized the opportunity to kick off an ambitious community-wide tree replanting campaign. Dubbed Grow Albany, the campaign is a joint initiative between Keep Albany Dougherty, the city of Albany and Dougherty County, and it got a significant boost when the Chamber auctioned off a beautiful, one of a kind painting of the Third Avenue canopy. Holmes explained that the painting was the brainchild of her discussions with Albany native Rob Matre of Plaid Columns, a mixed media collaborative of Atlanta-based Matre and Evan Jones. “I was sitting at a press conference and I thought, ‘Oh, I’ve got to call Rob. I have an idea,’ ” said Holmes. “And so I did. And I told Rob my idea and Rob said, ‘Well that’s pretty incredible because that’s the same thing that I’m painting.’ ” “And what he had painted was this … the Third Avenue oak canopy. This is a piece that commemorates. It’s not a piece about loss. It’s a piece about beauty, it’s a piece about rebuilding.” For his part, Matre shared with Holmes that he was inspired to paint Third Avenue Oaks to capture its

From left, Jeff “Bodine” Sinyard, 2017 Board Chair Jenny Savelle and 2016 Lifetime Service Award recipient Luke Flatt

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MetroPower purchased Plaid Columns’ "Third Avenue Oaks," proceeds of which benefit Grow Albany. Plaid Columns is a collaboration of Albany native Rob Matre (to right of painting) and Evan Jones.

beauty and was committed to donating it for community use as a way of giving back to the place where he grew up. “Like all of us, I am saddened that its beauty was compromised by the recent storms that Albany suffered,” wrote Matre in an e-mail Holmes read at the dinner. “Upon seeing the photos and videos of the damage I knew I wanted to make a painting that would capture Third Avenue’s timeless beauty, echoing the enduring spirit of the people of Albany.” With an assist from guest auctioneer Jeff “Bodine” Sinyard, owner of Adams Exterminators and former chairman of the Dougherty County Commission, the Chamber sold the painting to MetroPower and in doing so generated $7,500 for Grow Albany. “I don’t think that you can look at this and not see that sense of pride in the community,” said Holmes. “The benefit of this gift is that it will go toward recovery efforts but specifically toward restoring our landscape … and so much of our natural beauty. “Jenny talked about intention and tonight we’ve been very intentional in every message -- recovery, rebuilding, resiliency – that we’ve shared with you. We hope you take this message with you when we leave,” she said. he night’s themes also factored into the other dinner highlights, which included the presentation of the Ambassador of the Year award to Joanne B. Jasper and the presentation of the prestigious Lifetime Service Award to AB&T CEO Luke Flatt. In presenting Jasper with the

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Ambassador of the Year honor, Savelle talked about the Chamber’s mission and how Jasper serves as an example of the Chamber’s commitment to community. Savelle said that Jasper, after retiring from a 38-year career with the federal government, has committed herself to Chamber work and was in attendance at more than 80 Chamber events in 2016. She also serves on the Chamber’s Military Affairs and Education committees. Service was also at the fore during the presentation of the Lifetime Service Award. Sinyard, while introducing his longtime friend and one time banking associate, captivated the audience during his remarks about Flatt’s long career as a champion of not only the Chamber, but the entire community. Sinyard rattled off an impressive list of his friend’s achievements, which included serving as past Chamber board chairman, but also shared his personal thoughts on why Flatt has made such a difference in the community over the years. “This guy’s pretty special,” said Sinyard. “He has just been so engaged. He loves this town and he’s always just done it with such strength, just very quiet and non-assuming, just kind of does it Luke Flatt’s way. “Luke preferred to be behind the scenes and if there was a community challenge, a serious challenge, something of a serious nature, he was always one of the guys in the room. He was the go-to guy. After everybody

2016 Board Chair Ed Newsome, left, and 2017 Chair Jenny Savelle

spoke he would give a ‘Luke Flatt summarization’ and it was always on point, very key. Everyone listened to him. He’s always been a key figure in bringing about good, balanced decisions.” In accepting the lifetime service honor, Flatt offered his feelings about being part of a team and how much he valued the idea of servant leadership that he learned first by watching the men in his family and then from the bank executives who shaped him early in his career. Along with sharing three cherished quotes about service from the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and the Gospel of John, Flatt also addressed the city’s recent plight, saying the community’s spirit of giving had already become part of the important rebuilding and revitalization process. “Nowhere is that more true today than right here in Albany, Georgia,” said Flatt. “You can travel the streets today -- Cromartie Beach, Rawson Circle, the Avenues, Pinecrest and Hilltop, up Valencia, up Greenwood – and you see neighbors putting their needs aside and putting others’ needs before them. “Beginning January 3 we witnessed scores of people in this community that are certainly more deserving of a lifetime service award than I. And the reason is they’ve given a lifetime of service in the last two and a half weeks. It’s incredible to see the service that’s taken place.” www.AlbanyGa.com


MARK YOUR CALENDAR March 16 SPACE & MILITARY BUSINESS FORUM Imagination Theatre 117 Pine Avenue 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $10 Chamber members and affiliates $20 Non-members Lunch included Reservations required 229.434.8700 Sponsored by A. West Enterprise See page 27 for more details.

March 29 AFTER THE STORMS: COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY 11:30 a.m. Registration 12 p.m. Program

April 19 INDUSTRY CELEBRATION RISE N SHINE 7:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking 8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Program

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Closing Remarks From the 2016 Chairman of the Board It’s been a great and a challenging year. We’ve worked hard and had fun, too. Now, it is my time to step back and let the 2017 board perform its magic. I want to thank the 2016 board of directors for all its work during this transition year. I know there have been some hard decisions and I believe we are heading in the right direction to move the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce to greater heights. The first line of business the Chamber board tackled was finalizing its newest chapter by hiring Bàrbara Rivera Holmes as president and CEO of Ed Newsome the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. It is with Albany Air great pride that I can say it was a unanimous Conditioning decision and I believe because of this decision we & Heating have already seen a great working relationship develop with the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, the City of Albany and Dougherty County. This relationship will only help Albany and Dougherty County businesses flourish. The Chamber committees have worked hard this year. The Small Business Resource Committee, lead by Tammy McCrary, had a phenomenal year. The committee had a great Small Business Week celebration featuring a Lunch & Learn and the Celebrate Small Business reception, during which Royal Collection was named the 2016 Small Business of the Year. The committee then held a sold out Business Expo featuring more than 50 businesses showcasing their products and services. The culmination of this committee’s work for 2016 was choosing the Nonprofit of the Year that was presented to SOWEGA Council on Aging at the Strive2Thrive Update & Nonprofit of the Year Rise N Shine Breakfast. Kudos goes to the Education Committee, lead by Chandu Kuntawala. The committee worked tirelessly to create two new programs - Go See and Priority One. Go See gives members the opportunity to tour our schools and see what is really taking place during the actual school day. Priority One gives individuals a chance to use their talents and expertise to further the educational experiences of students so that when they graduate they are ready for the workforce. The Military Affairs Committee, lead by Leland Burkart, held two successful Salty Sandbagger golf tournaments and a Holiday Social held aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. The Legislative Affairs Committee, chaired by Cynthia George, had a successful year with all the items on the legislative agenda being fulfilled and productive legislative visits to Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Lastly I want to thank the staff of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. Staff worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make each and every event held by the Chamber a success. I honestly don’t think most people realize how much work goes into giving the more than 800 members the tools to help their businesses thrive. Whether it's a Business After Hours, Rise N Shine Breakfast, Think Local program, website, e-news update, or personal contact, these employees continually make the business community of Albany shine. It has been my pleasure to serve as your 2016 chairman of the board and I know you will be in great hands as I pass the gavel to Jenny Savelle, your 2017 chair.

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1306 Dawson Road Albany, GA 31707 Contact: Melissa Strothers (229) 886-4948 facebook.com/thecoachhousealbany/

SPECIALTY SHOPS/ITEMS

Climate Control, LLC AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING

2925 Ledo Road #11 Albany, GA 31707 Contact: Curtis Harrison (229) 435-1151 climatecontrolllc.biz ccllc607@gmail.com

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2709 Gillionville Road Suite 4 Albany, GA 31721 Contact: Ryan Ellsworth (229) 496-1223 goodlifevapor.com ryan@goodlifevapor.com

The Cascon Group, LLC CONSULTANTS

230 Peachtree Street, Suite 1601 Atlanta, GA 30303 Contact: Rufus Montgomery (404) 805-7012 cascongroup.com rm@cascongroup.com

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The Garland Company BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT/ROOFING

3647 Mossy Creek Lane Tallahassee, FL 32311 Contact: Mark Humbaugh (850) 544-7991 garlandco.com mhumbaugh@garlandind.com

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2925 Ledo Road Albany, GA 31707 Contact: Blake Cook & Tracy Goode (229) 255-4331 theleveestudios.com tracy@theleveestudios.com Manpower EMPLOYMENT/TEMPORARY/LEASING

2822 Nottingham Way, Suite 2 Albany, GA 31707 Contact: Sharon Mapes (229) 883-2428 manpower.com sharon.mapes@manpower.com

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Risk Mitigation Consulting, Inc. 814 Radford Blvd. Albany, GA 31704 Contact: Heidi Hyland (615) 306-9610 riskmitigationconsulting.com hr@rmcinc.us Universal Home & Roofing Solutions HOME/BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT, CONTRACTORS/BUILDERS/INSPECTORS

205 N. Hibiscus Rd Albany, GA 31705 Contact: Ranzik Hines (229) 364-3985 facebook.com/UniversalHome andRoofing domoniquelemon@gmail.com

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CINTAS 1700 West Town Road | 229.432.2393 | 800.869.8223 www.cintas.com

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ALLERGY AND ASTHMA CLINICS OF GEORGIA, PC 105 Spanish Court | 229.438.7100 www.aacoga.com

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Contact: Keith Gaines

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in elevator sales and service for over 45 years!

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Contact: Ann Slocumb 3905 Newton Road, Suite 111 (229) 434-8787

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Contact: Carey Vaughn 244 Cordele Rd Suite 165 (229) 446-6412 www.davita.com

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ALBANY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - WALL OF GIVING Contact: Anthony Parker 1704 Slappey Blvd. | (229) 430-3500 www.albanytech.edu

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Contact: Jim Wilcox 1709 Stuart Avenue | (229) 446-1010 www.walb.com

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If your business has moved or expanded and you would like to have a Ribbon Cutting or Groundbreaking contact Mary Bickerstaff at 317.7183 or mbickerstaff@albanyga.com.

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Strive2Thrive Update and Nonprofit of the Year

The Strive2Thrive and Nonprofit of the Year Rise N Shine Breakfast honored organizations whose accomplishments in the nonprofit arena shine a brighter light on those in need. During the breakfast Alvita Swain, executive director of Strive2Thrive, presented a number of awards and gave an update on the organizations fight against poverty. Southwest Georgia Council on Aging was named the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year among the nine deserving organizations vying for the award. The Council on Aging (COA) plans, provides, develops and coordinates services for all people 60 years of age and older in 14 counties. One of the recent accomplishments of the Council on Aging is the Kay Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center. The other eight finalists were Albany Area YMCA, Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Challenger League, Family Literacy Connection, Lily Pad Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Center, Horizons Community Solutions and Open Arms. Aspire was the second runner-up for the top honor, Albany Area YMCA was the first runner-up, and Challenger League received the Rising Star Award. Albany State University sponsored the event. February 2017

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THANK YOU RENEWING MEMBERS September - December 2016

1 Key Realty LLC .........................2008 AAA Concrete Products Corporation ..............................1983 AB&T National Bank ....................1998 Addison Properties, LLLP ............2002 Advertising with Lisa, LLC............1996 AFGE American Federation of Government Employees Local 2317 ..............2015 Agape Christian Worship Center ..2009 Albany Area Arts Council ..............2011 Albany Area Hand Therapy ..........2006 Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc. .......................2002 Albany Bodyworks ........................2013 Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission ........2008 Albany Elevator Service, Inc. .......1993 Albany Herald Publishing Company .................1993 Albany Land Co., Inc. ...................1979 Albany Museum of Art..................1987 Albany Nut & Bolt Company, Inc. .1986 Albany Pet Partners .....................2009 Albany Regional Plastic Surgery .2000 Albany Springs Apartments..........1995 Albany State University Foundation, Inc. ........................1996 Albany Vascular Health & Wellness .....................2008 Alltech Service Company .............2008 Alzheimers Association ................2013 Ambassador Personnel ................2012 America's Car-Mart.......................2015 American Red CrossFlint River Chapter ....................1995 Ameris ..........................................1991 Ashley's Business Solutions.........1996 AT&T Georgia...............................1975 Austin's Firegrill & Oyster Bar .......2014 Awnings Plus, Inc. ........................2010 Barber Petroleum Equipment Company .................2010 Best, Lou Ann, DMD.....................1996 Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany ........2011 Brown & McDaniel CPA's, LLC.....2006 Burger, Joe ...................................2015 Burkart, Leland.............................1986 Burks Real Estate Investments .....2011 26

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Carter's Grill & Restaurant............2015 Central Monitoring Services, Inc. .1984 Charlie's Paint & Body, Inc. ..........2002 Checkers ......................................2004 Chem Nut, Inc. .............................2008 Child Care Resource & Referral of Southwest GA, Darton College..2010 Clean Start, Inc. ...........................2009 Clearly Speaking ..........................2015 Cookie Shoppe, The.....................1986 Cornerstone Governement Affairs, LLC................................2009 Courtyard Albany .........................2004 Cousins Catering, Inc. ..................2005 Crown Networking Consultant .....2006 Culbreath, John W., Dr. ................2001 Custom Interiors, Inc. ...................1991 D&D Kitchen Center.....................2007 D&D Wood Preserving, Inc...........1993 Dance Company, The...................2008 Dasher & Padgett Financial Advisors, Inc...............1985 David I. Peterson, Inc. ..................1977 Deerfield-Windsor ........................1981 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Albany(GA) Alumnae Chapter ...1998 Destiny Fitness .............................2012 Dialysis Clinic, Inc.........................1976 DJ's Car Wash II...........................1986 DOCO Credit Union .....................1978 Dougherty County Board of Education ..............................1975 Dougherty Glass Company ..........1975 Dougherty Glass Company ..........1975 Douglas H. Dean ..........................2015 Drawdy Roofing, Inc. ....................2008 Dukes, Edwards & Dukes Inc. ......1989 Dunkin' Donuts .............................2014 Eagle Cleaners.............................1999 Econo-Lodge Inn & Suites ...........1994 ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATES of Albany, Inc. ............................1996 Englewood Health Care, Inc. ........2014 ERA All in One Realty ..................2013 Evangelical Faith Vision Ministries, Inc. ................2008 Evergreen Assisted Living & Century Pine ..........................1998 Exchange Club Fair of Southwest GA, The ...................1992

F & W Forestry Services, Inc. ......2007 Family Literacy Connection ..........2015 Farmers Home Furniture ..............2009 Farris Screen Printing & Embriodery ............................2002 Finnicum Motor Company ............2008 First State Bank of Albany ...........1996 Flint Community Bank..................2005 Flower Basket, The.......................2012 Four Star Freightliner....................2014 Fowler, Michael.............................2011 Futral, Harry M. ............................2003 Garden Path .................................2013 Georgia Department of Labor ......1984 Goodlife Vapor ..............................2013 Goodlife Vapor Lab .......................2013 Greene Finance Company ...........1997 Hall, Booth, Smith, PC .................1989 Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics.............................1993 Harper Painting ............................2015 Hatcher Petroleum Transport, Inc.............................2010 Henrietta Singletary ......................2012 Hester, J. Dennis, CPA .................1989 Housing Authority of the City of Albany ..................1992 HTS Construction Inc. ..................2013 Huggins Outboard, Inc. ................1997 Human Resources Inc. - Karen Luthman........................2013 I Heart Media ...............................1993 Innovative Senior Solutions ..........2014 Ivey's Outdoor & Farm Supply......1996 J. Leek Associates, Inc..................2011 J&B Irrigation ................................2010 Jim Hinton Oil Company...............1981 Jimmy Cooper ..............................2013 JLA International ..........................2000 Joanne Jasper ..............................2015 John Ross Jewelers .....................1997 Johnson Electronic Systems Inc...2015 Judicial Alternatives of Georgia, Inc. .........................2000 Junior League of Albany, Georgia Inc., The ......................2006 www.AlbanyGa.com


Katz Floorcovering Inc. ................2007 Kauffman Tire ...............................2013 Kelly Services ...............................2010 KingsMark Private Financial Advisors......................2012 Knights of Columbus ....................2006 Labor Finders ...............................2000 Lafayette Plaza Investments.........1989 Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club................................1997 Lanier Engineering, Inc. ...............1997 Lee County Chamber of Commerce.............................2001 Lily Pad SANE Center ..................2014 Limbcare Prosthetics and Orthotics of Ga., Inc. ..........2005 Lion-Vallen Industries ...................2010 LMC-Ag, LLC ...............................2003 Locos Grill & Pub .........................2006 M & G Metal Contractors..............2008 Magnolia Pet Resort & Spa..........2007 Mallary Baptist Association, Inc. ..2006 Marine Corps Community Services .................2015 Mark's Melon Patch......................1999 Mathews Funeral Home ...............1993 Matrix Department, Inc. ...............2002 Mazur and Hockman, Inc. ............1993 McDonald's Restaurants ..............2013 Mediacom Business .....................1975 Medical Associates of Albany, PC.............................2005 Mellow Mushroom ........................2006 Merry Acres Inn.............................2011 Miracle Kia - Murphy Auto Group..................2011 Miracle Toyota - Murphy Auto Group.................2008 Mitchell Electric Membership Corporation...........1982 Moe's Southwest Grill ..................2003 Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rodgers, PC ..........................1994 Morningside of Albany ..................2014 Musculoskeletal Associates..........1983 Nash Engineering & Surveying, LLC ......................2006 NEOS Technologies .....................2003 Nghe Phan ...................................2015 Office Depot Business Solutions Division ......2014 Ortho Sport PT.............................2004 February 2017

Parlor Hair Fashions & Boutique, The.........................1989 Parrish, Robert A., DDS, PC ........1984 Partners In Excellence/ School Volunteer .......................1995 Pepi Food Services ......................2002 Place on the Pointe ......................2013 Plantation Services, Inc................1992 Pointe North Senior Village...........2015 Pollock Heating & Cooling Company ..................1992 Pool Brothers Cabinets + Flooring + Lighting ................2009 Pratt Industries - Target Container......................1997 Premium Web Development, LLC.....................1999 Prescription Shoppe, The .............1993 Quail Forever, Inc. Southwest Georgia Chapter ......2015 Quality Inn ....................................2013 R.R. Street & Company Inc. .........2014 Railway Freight .............................1975 Ralph Jackson Hearing Aid Service ..................2007 Raytheon Technical Services Company....................2006 Red Lobster ..................................2014 Reeds Jewelers............................2006 River Pointe Golf Course ..............2013 Robert F. McKinney ......................1993 Roger Marietta - Albany City Commissioner......2007 Royal Collection, The ...................1988 Safety Max ...................................2003 Sasco Chemical Group, Inc..........1975 SB&T............................................1975 Sellers Tile Distrubutors, Inc.........2001 Servpro of Albany and Americus ..2013 Shutters Plus, Inc. ........................2005 Sizemore Plumbing Company, Inc. ...........................2004 Sky High Bounce..........................2015 Skyline Equipment Co. Inc. ..........2007 Smile Doctors, Braces by Margeson Orthodontics........2007 Sodexo..........................................2011 Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q .............1995 South Georgia Furniture, Mattress & Appliance.................2014 Southern Elegance Catering ........2004 Southern Industrial Electronics ....2008

Southwest Georgia Dermatology, P.C.......................2002 SOWEGA Council on Aging, Inc...1987 Spectacular Vision........................2015 Stardust 2 Skate Center ...............2013 State Farm Kent Nance ................2015 SunTrust Bank, South Georgia.....1975 SWGA Nephrology Clinic .............1994 Tara Foods ...................................1976 Terry Lee's Old World Sandwich Shoppe .....................2015 The Staffing People ......................2014 The Youth Becoming Healthy Project (YBH) ............................2005 Theatre Albany .............................2006 Todd Stone Photography ..............1996 Troy University ..............................2001 Tuff Truckin ....................................2011 Turpin & Turpin, O.D., PC .............1993 U SAVE IT Pharmacy - Northwest................................2002 UniFirst Corporation......................2011 United Distributors........................1975 Vansant & Corriere, LLC ..............1977 Waffle House - Downtown ............2015 Webco Electrical Construction & Design ...................................2000 Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley and Hins .....................2009 Westover Cleaners........................2011 Westwood Apartments .................2012 Wetherald Associates P lastering & Acousti.....................1993 Wild Side Running ........................2013 Woodall and Pflepsen ..................1997 Woodpine Way Apartments ..........2001 Wynfield Park Health & Rehabilitation Cen..................1985

SHOP AT PJSFABRICS.NET 511 W. Broad Ave., Albany, GA 229.439.7265

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce

Space and Military Business Forum Discover what it takes to launch your business as a NASA supplier, subcontractor and/or service provider. Topics include NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acquisition process, upcoming business opportunities, and best practices to win a direct contract or subcontract, and helpful marketing advice. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives.

Presentations by: NASA Headquarters, NASA Shared Services Center, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center Marine Corps Logistics Command, Moody Air Force Base, Patrick Air Force Base and Robins Air Force Base.

Thursday, March 16 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Imagination Theatre 117 Pine Avenue | Downtown Albany

$10 Chamber members & affiliates $20 Non-members | Lunch included Registration required. Register at albanyga.com. For details, contact Mary Bickerstaff at mbickerstaff@albanyga.com. After registering with the Albany Area Chamber, contact Wendy Miller at wendy.s.miller@nasa.gov or 321-867-4629 to register for the afternoon matchmaking session.

Sponsored by A. West Enterprise

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Fox 31, Central Monitoring and Hilton Garden Inn Business After Hours

The January Business After Hours (BAH) fell right on the heels of the first tornado that hit Albany. Instead of canceling, the hosts, Fox 31 WFXL, Central Monitoring and the Hilton Garden Inn decided to make the BAH into a storm recovery event by collecting chain saw oil, personal hygiene products and warm coats for the victims of the January 2 tornado. Fox 31 WFXL is Southwest Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local Fox affiliate featuring the regions only local primetime newscast. Central Monitoring was the 2006 Albany Area Chamber of

Commerce Small Business of the Year. Central Monitoring installs security systems and offers a monitoring service that is carefully monitored by experienced dispatchers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Central Monitoring has been in business since 1984, providing security for families, homes and businesses. The Hilton Garden Inn, where the event was held, is a full service hotel with complimentary WiFi and on-site dining, plus a 13000 sq. ft. conference center.

Any Home. Any Phone. Any Time. Just dial 229.903.1200 and enter the address of ANY local property that catches your eye. You can search local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) right from your phone!

WALDEN AND KIRKLAND www.CBWaldenandKirkland.com www.facebook.com/WandKrealtor

601 N. Slappey Blvd. â&#x20AC;˘ Albany, GA 31701 Office 229-436-8811

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT & CEO Often, we speak of the unity of the business community. “A united voice.” “A united front.” “A united vision.” During the events of the last few months – destructive storms and their aftermaths – we’ve seen that unity in action. We saw it when employees teamed to assist their friends and neighbors. We saw it when businesses opened their doors to displaced businesses, offering them a place to operate. We saw it when businesses donated to others, sought relief for others and advocated on behalf of the needs of others. Businesses, of course, are a manifestation of people, and the strength of our business community is a testament to the heart of every Albanian.

Bàrbara Rivera Holmes President and CEO

If the last few months brought us nothing else, it is the affirmation that ours is a community that, despite the differences that are natural among a group of people, is one that is united for the common good. One that would not and did not allow barriers – not heaps of fallen trees nor philosophical differences – to distract it from being “Only One Albany.”

Albany and Southwest Georgia are resilient. Though some face hardships greater than others, homes are on the mend, businesses are reinvesting and communities are rebuilding. If this year is defined by what we experienced in January, it won’t be for the destruction and devastation; rather, for the love, hope and courage we share.

For 99 years our goal has been to build relationships through commitment, quality and dedication to our clients and our community! Our hearts go out to our community during this devastating time of recovery. We are here to help, not just now, but in the future as well.

Pictured above are some of our M&J crew who assisted Mr. Don Baldwin with some debris removal.

A U D I T | A C C O UN T ING | T AX S E R V I C E S

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Miracle Kia of Albany and Mellow Mushroom Business After Hours

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Miracle Kia of Albany opened its beautiful new showroom on Ledo Road for the November Business After Hours. More than 100 members and guests enjoyed pizza, subs and salad furnished by Mellow Mushroom. Miracle Kia of Albany was recently bought by the Murphy Auto Group, who has been in the automotive franchised business since 1980. Miracle Kia is proud of its friendly, reliable and experienced sales, service, finance and office staff who are ready to answer any questions. Mellow Mushroom is proud to serve Albany with delicious pizza, hoagies, calzones and salads. Mellow Mushroom uses fresh ingredients on all its menu items.

Chehaw and Pecan City Pedalers Business After Hours

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Chehaw and the Pecan City Pedalers ushered in the holiday season with a Business After Hours held in the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Santa Village. With more than 700 acres of pristine conservation land, a wild animal park, disc golf course, mountain bike and walking trails, Chehaw is devoted to three areas: conservation, preservation and education. The Pecan City Pedalers is a non-profit community club that promotes the sport of cycling in the Albany Area through quarterly meetings, regularly scheduled rides, and the annual Nut Roll Charity Ride. www.AlbanyGa.com


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