Issuu on Google+


S

E

R

V

I

C

E

.

E

X

P

E

R

I

E

N

C

E

.

S

O

L

U

T

I

O

N

S

.

LRA & Homerun Foods hit it out of the park

RETAIL • INSTITUTIONAL • INDUSTRIAL • GOVERNMENT/MILITARY • OFFICE • HEALTHCARE • CHURCH • TRANSPORTATION

2 7 2 7 U P L A N D C O U R T / A L B A N Y, G E O R G I A / 2 2 9 - 8 8 3 - 8 4 7 3 / w w w. l r a c o n s t r u c t o r s . c o m


SB&T is lending money.

What does your business need? SB&T has money to lend for your business needs. Plus, with lending expertise that comes from a local team of professionals, the process is easy. They know your community. They know your needs. And, they know you. Let SB&T help you with your lending needs today. Commercial Loans • Business Credit Cards • Construction Loans Small Business Loans • Real Estate Loans

Albany 229-430-7000 | Americus 229-924-0301 | www.sbandtbank.com Pictured: Tommy Clark, Pam Simmons and Joe Pierce. All SB&T Credit Cards, loans and lines of credit are subject to credit approval. SB&T is a division of Synovus Bank. Synovus Bank, Member FDIC, is chartered in the state of Georgia and operates under multiple trade names across the Southeast. Divisions of Synovus Bank are not separately FDIC-insured banks. The FDIC coverage extended to deposit customers is that of one insured bank.


B U S IN E SS Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Magazine

President/CEO Editor Chris Hardy, IOM Chair Cynthia George Chair-Elect Jim Deal Director of Communications Rachelle Bitterman Printing Boyd Brothers Photography Todd Stone Walt Petruska Rachelle Bitterman Director of Sales Donna Gray

Business (U.S.P.S. 886-680) is published bimonthly by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Broad Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31701. Subscription rate of $50 is included in membership investment. Periodicals postage paid at Albany, Georgia. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Business Magazine, 225 W. Broad Avenue, Albany, Georgia, 31701. For more information about this publication or advertising rates, call (229) 434-8700. This publication is produced by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. Reproduction in whole or part of this publication without expressed written consent of the publisher is prohibited. All claims, materials, and photos furnished or used are, to the publisher’s knowledge, true and correct. Hence liability cannot be assumed by the publisher for errors or by the publisher for errors or omissions. Advertisements and editorial information published in this publication is subject to the unrestricted right to edit of, and by, our editor/publisher. U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation Date of Filing: 9/29/08 Business (U.S.P.S. 886-680) is published bi-monthly by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Broad Avenue, Albany Georgia 31707. Subscription rate of $50 is included in membership investment. Periodicals postage paid at Albany, Georgia. Owner/Publisher: Albany Chamber of Commerce 225 W. Broad Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31701

4

July 2013 | BUSINESS

www.AlbanyGa.com


J U LY 2 0 1 3

06

C O N T E N T S

Comments from the 2012 Chair of the Board

07 Networking Calendar

15

16

Great Not for Profits 2013 Not for Profit of the Year

Message From the President

VO LU M E 1 3

08 Great Volunteers Emily Jean McAfee Lifetime Service Award

18 Star Business of the Week

26

31

32

Thank You Renewing Members

Groundbreakings

Great Chamber Events

NUMBER 2

09

10

Haryl Dabney Ambassador of the Year

Great Industries AlbanyDougherty EDC Industry Celebration

22

24

Great Community Events Albany CVB

Ribbon Cuttings

12 Great Small Businesses 2013 Small Business of the Year

26 Shop With These Chamber Stars

ABOUT THE COVER The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to feature our GREAT vounteers, small businesses, not for profits, community events and industries. Design by Rachelle Bitterman Photography by Todd Stone

w w w. a l b a n y g a . c o m

THE BRANDS YOU WANT AT THE PRICE YOU LIKE FORM THE PEOPLE YOU TRUST

146 North Slappey Blvd. 229.432.9338

July 2013

www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

5


COMMENTS FROM THE 2013 CHAIRMAN There is so much going on at your Chamber this year I don’t know where to begin... If you are looking for a way to get involved, network with other business members, or want to know more about what your Chamber can do for you, please read on… We began a new Division of the Chamber this year for Leadership Development and they have been busy making plans and holding events to acquaint members with what this committe is all about. We have hosted three Emerge Albany events with attendance rising each month. This young professional group of the Chamber is clamoring to learn, network and get more involved in their community. Now we are excited to announce that Countney Spencer, the Chamber’s new Member Relations Coordinator, will also be the staff liason for Cynthia George Emerge. We hosted the kick-off event for the Chamber’s new leadership program Artesian Consulting on May 10th as we hosted the Chick fil A Leadercast in conjunction with Darton State College. This all day event was attended by over 100 participants and each person walked away with a feeling of competence and new knowledge based on how to be that person/leader that will move their business/community forward. As you may recall, one of my goals for the year is to build a community spirit and to be inclusive. One of the ways we have chosen to do that is by inviting members of government leadership, educational leaders, and our Marine Base to come to our board meetings and share great things that are happening. The response has been very positive from our community leaders and our board. And what a celebration we threw for Small Business during Small Business Week May 20-24th! The addition of an evening Small Business Celebration on May 16th kicked-off the festivities with the naming of our Small Business of the Year, A. West Enterprise and the Stewbo’s Enterprises as runner-up. The Chamber also held three Lunch & Learns each geared toward helping small businesses thrive. As you can see committees have been hard at work and the year is off to a great start. Come be a part of your Chamber at one or all of the events we offer and take advantage of your chamber membership!

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY: ELIGIBILITY: DOCO Credit Union membership is open to y, Colquitt, residents of Baker Baker,r, Calhoun, Clay Clay, Dougherty y, Early y, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Dougherty, Early, Terrell, Webster Webster and W orth Stephens, Stewart, Terrell, Worth counties in Georgia. In addition, employees of more than 235 businesses (sponsor member groups) across southwest Georgia and north Georgia, and relatives of existing credit union members are also eligible for membership. ww w.dococu.com to Contact us today or visit www www.dococu.com YYLHZDFRPSOHWH¿HOGRIPHPEHUVKLSOLVWLQJ LHZDFRPSOHWH¿HOGRIPHPEHUVKLSOLVWLQJ

...A Better Place to Bank!

(229) 435-1715 1715 • www w www.dococu.com .dococu.com • (800) 227-9180 6

July 2013 | BUSINESS

www.AlbanyGa.com


MARK YOUR CALENDAR JULY 16

$W$OEDQ\7HFKQLFDO&ROOHJH     ,UHFHLYHG  

5HDO:RUOG7UDLQLQJ  

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Albany-Dougherty EDC 125 Pine Ave., Suite 200 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sponsored by Albany-Dougherty EDC

IRUWKH  

5HDO:RUOG:RUNIRUFH  

AUGUST 22 RIBBON CUTTING & BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Hampton Inn & Suites 2628 Dawson Road 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sponsored by Hampton Inn & Suites

SEPTEMBER 19 BUSINESS EXPO 2013 Hilton Garden Inn 4:30pm -6:30pm Sponsorships available: $1,000 Double Booth with power in entrance area plus your logo will appear in promotional materials

$GDP%HQQHWW 

<HDUV2OG   $OEDQ\7HFK   $VVRFLDWH'HJUHH*UDGXDWH   &RPSXWHU,QIRUPDWLRQ   6\VWHPV1HWZRUN6SHFLDOLVW   ,7'LUHFWRU7KUXVK$LUFUDIW   

Booth opportunities: $275 Full Booth $150 Half Booth

For more Chamber Networking Events please go to our website at www.albanyga.com and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Events & Calendarsâ&#x20AC;? Now you can post your events to our NEW â&#x20AC;&#x153;Members Event Calendarâ&#x20AC;? at www.albanyga.com! 

 



 

July 2013

  



  

 

 

 











 

www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

7


Great Volunteers Emily Jean McAfee Lifetime Service Award You'll have to forgive Emily Jean McAfee if she's a little uncomfortable in the spotlight. When you give a lifetime of service to your community with no expectation of reward, front-and-center's not exactly where you feel most comfortable. But there will be no detractors who would deny McAfee, selected as the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce's third Lifetime Service Award winner, her rightful place alongside previous winners Lamar Reese and Sherman Willis. "This is very humbling; it's comforting to know folks have been paying attention over the years," McAfee said. "I've just always believed in trying to leave things a little better than I found them. I believe in trying to find the good things about Albany and working to make them better. That's kind of my legacy." McAfee joined the ranks of Chamber Lifetime Service recipients at a reception in January. Also at the reception, Liberty House was recognized as the Chamber's Not-forProfit of the Year. Born and raised in Albany and educated in the local public school system, McAfee has spent most of her life â&#x20AC;&#x201D; save for her college days at the University of Georgia and her travels â&#x20AC;&#x201D; working to make her hometown a better place to live. She started her career of service by helping establish a school volunteer program that would eventually become a part of the United Way. But McAfee says her desire to help others is as much hereditary as it is self-motivation. "A lot of my leadership spirit is in my genetic background," the current acting director of the Flint RiverQuarium said. "My family has always believed in being good stewards of whatever was available to them and in giving back. And they always did it in a non-flag-waving way. "If they had money to give, that was fine. If they didn't, they gave their time. I'm part of a family that's always felt everyone was put on Earth to do good. If you don't; if you have an opportunity to help others and you pass it up ... well, I'm just sorry for you." McAfee has held only one political office in her years of service, elected to three terms on the Dougherty County School System's School Board. But she's been an everpresent part of groups and organizations whose purpose is community betterment. Among the many causes she's supported over the years are Girls Incorporated, United Way, 8

July 2013 | BUSINESS

Albany Tomorrow, the Thronateeska Heritage Foundation, leading fundraising efforts to build the YMCA Sports Park, Andrew College (in nearby Cuthbert), Neighborhood Kitchen, spearheading efforts to restore the historic Albany Municipal Auditorium and, of course, the RiverQuarium. When financial difficulties threatened the downtown attraction, McAfee, who is on the RiverQuarium's board of directors, took on the challenge of directing the facility on a volunteer basis. "I'm hoping the people in this community recognize what an asset the RiverQuarium is to us and will rally to our cause. I believe we have a bright future, if we can just get there." Asked if there are particular standout moments or regrets from her years of service, McAfee is temporarily at a loss. But after a couple of beats to think the question over, she offers the perfect response. "Honestly, all of them are so important, to single out one or the other would be a disservice," she said. "Anything I did over the years was something I did while absorbed in the moment. "Everything wasn't a piece of cake, by any means. But I tend not to dwell on the negative. I've always been a pretty optimistic person." www.AlbanyGa.com


Haryl Dabney A m b a s s a d o r o f t h e Ye a r Haryl Dabney says his Albany Rocks!!! He was raised in a single parent home with his mother, Carlette Moore and older brother Darius Moore. He learned two things from his mother -- how to be hard working and have integrity. “Things weren’t just given to us, we had to earn them,” Haryl stated. His grandparents, Ted and Katie Fagan, truly gave him his first job. “We worked in their yard to earn movie and skating ring money…now that’s manual labor,” Haryl said. Haryl attended Westover Comprehensive High School, where he played football, was in the band, and TSA, FCCLA, FBLA, and Skills VICA USA. Rumor was that he developed his own school newspaper called “The Informer.” His path changed along the way and he then attended Albany Technical College where he earned his G.E.D. and took classes in Information Technology at ATC. Haryl currently wears a lot of hats in the community. He serves on the DoCo Library Board, YMCA 21st CLCC Board, Ambassador for the Chamber, Youth Advocate Leadership and a host of other things. “My goal is to simply start rebuilding the community that I love so dearly,” stated Haryl. In 2013 Haryl was selected as one of Albany’s 40 Under Forty and also asked to participate in the 2013-2014 Leadership Albany Class. Haryl currently works for L2Networks as public relations manager. He attends Berachah Fellowship Chuch and has one daughter, Aubrie, who he hopes will be afforded the same great opportunities and blessings that Albany provided for him.

July 2013

www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

9


Great Industries Economic Impact: Procter & Gamble There are few places around the globe that don’t feel the impact of Procter & Gamble, the largest consumer-goods company in the world. And there are few places that feel the company’s impact as do its host communities, Albany among them. “P&G understands the impact we have on the community and its citizens, it understands how important Southwest Georgia is to the Albany Site and to Procter & Gamble,” said Albany Plant Manager Fidel Torres. Procter & Gamble’s Albany Paper Products Co. was established in December 1972 on 490 acres. Today, the plant employs 777, contracts another 200-plus, and pumps $1 billion annually into the Georgia economy. Locally, the Albany plant has a net positive impact of $300 million. In fact, for every one P&G job, another 3.9 non-P&G jobs are created. Excellence in Innovation: MillerCoors MillerCoors is known for doing a few things really well, namely brewing beer. But at the Albany brewery, just as much effort goes into ensuring the plant runs as green as possible. “Our customers, suppliers, vendors and employees all demand good, sound, green business practices,” said Albany brewery manager Tim Dill. “It reduces our carbon footprint by minimizing raw materials used and eliminating waste.” Some of the innovative steps the facility has taken include using the breakthrough technology of ionic air rinsers, which save water; using coolroof reflective coating, which reduces heat load and saves energy; and hydroxyl sanitizing, which replaces chlorinated water sprays and reduces chlorine corrosion. Leadership has replaced keg room refrigeration units with lower ozone-depleting fluorescent fixtures, and replaced older highenergy, high-mercury lamps with new high-bay fluorescent fixtures. “Our brewery is in the front of our industry with green innovations such as ionized air rinsing, hydroxyl sanitation and reflective roofing,” said Dill. Good Life City Award for Corporate Community Citizenship: Mars Chocolate North America For family-owned Mars Chocolate North America, the corporate culture means pitching in family style and giving back at every opportunity. “We have at least 90 percent participation for any event,” said Kelvin Graham, who retired as plant manager of the Albany Mars facility in April. The Albany plant produces Combos, Kudos, Snickers and peanut M&Ms. It should come as no surprise, then, that when approached in 2006 about partnering to create an Albany marathon, Mars jumped right in. The Albany Marathon powered by Snickers® is an event that transcends the community. It brings in thousands of runners and their families every March, creating exposure for the community in a market previously untapped. “It promotes Albany and our brand,” Graham said of the event. Mars’ other community involvement includes Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, National Sports Youth Program, American Cancer Society, Second Harvest Food Bank. Mars is also a partner, with Albany Technical College, in an apprenticeship program and a Partner in Excellence at Alice Coachman Elementary School. The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission's annual Industry Awards recognize existing industries' successes and contributions. The awards are part of Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week. 10

July 2013 | BUSINESS

www.AlbanyGa.com


Digestive Disease. It’s a Serious Issue and It’s Growing.

! "" %

#

" #"

" !"

#!# " $ & " $

So we’re growing to meet the need. ' #! %# #$ $ $ "$ $) $ $ ' " )$ #$ & $ $ " ' # "& # # $ #$" $ " ) ## $ #+ #$ & $ #! #$# #$ #%!! "$ #$ ' & " (! "$ $" $ $$ $ ) % $$ " * #$ " " ## # # #

$" $

$

#$"

$ #$


Great Small Businesses

After the husband/wife team of Angie and Eddie West had established their A. West Enterprise electrical contracting business "in a horse barn in the backyard," Eddie West called up some of the contacts he'd made during his 15 or so years in the business. Most of the people West talked with were supportive, offering encouragement and advice. But there was one call that went a little differently, one that impacts West to this day. "We'd landed a few jobs, so I was feeling pretty good about our prospects," West said. "But this individual in Jacksonville (Florida), when he found out what we were doing, he said, 'You've got more (guts) than you do brains.' Every morning now when I get up, that's one of the first things I think of, and I know I've got to hit the ground running." Following that simple principle — and all the on-thejob training Eddie West learned from one of the South's best electrical superintendents, Jerry Burns, and all the business savvy Angie West picked up from her father, H.J. Williams — the Wests have turned their little two-person, backyard business into one of the South's most respected electrical contracting operations, one that now employs 43. The excellence that has become the trademark of A. West Enterprise was rewarded by the Albany Area Chamber of 12

July 2013 | BUSINESS

Commerce recently when the company was named the Chamber's Small Business of the Year. "That's really the highlight of what we've done over the last four years; (the award) put the cherry on top of everything we've accomplished," Eddie West said. "We started a business at maybe the worst possible time, but by 'raising' all of our own people we've developed a system that we think works. "We take our time and teach our employees, who are usually very young and from this area, to do things our way. It's their dedication to professionalism, customer satisfaction, quality and safety that has allowed us to thrive despite the economy." Following close behind A. West Enterprise for the coveted title of Business of the Year was Stewbos Enterprises who garnered the title of runner-up. Other finalists were Comnet Technical Solutions (CTSI), BreakAway Cycles, Verge, Our Daily Bread, and BJ's Buffet and Bakery. While Eddie West was serving in the U.S. Air Force and stationed at Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, his father-in-law, who was president of JL Malone & Associates at the time, asked West if he'd ever thought about going through an electrician apprenticeship program. West hadn't, but thinking he might consider it as

A. West Enterprise 2013 Small Business of the Year

Stewbo’s Enterprises 2013 Small Business of the Year Runner-up

www.AlbanyGa.com


BreakAway Cycles | 2734 Ledo Rd. | (229) 376-2300

BJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Buffet & Bakery | 2401-A Dawson Rd. | (229) 439-1600

CTSI | 122 Hugh Rd., Suite B | (229) 446-9641

Our Daily Bread | 106 N. Washington St. | (229) 436-3725

an option once his service hitch was up, he took night courses at a vocational school in New Mexico. When he left the Air Force, West apprenticed with JL Malone, soaking up everything Burns had to teach him. West finished his apprenticeship in Ohio, and was asked a short while later (by Williams) if he'd ever considered furthering his education in college. The Albany High School graduate returned home and started his college career at Darton College. Two years later he earned a degree from Marietta's Southern Polytechnic Institute. After graduating in '94, West worked for eight years with Malone, then six more with Metro Power. "The thing was that I kept hitting the glass ceiling at those places," he said. "When Angie's dad passed away in 2007, I talked with her and her family about the possibility of opening our own business. It was the worst economic time, but they knew what I wanted to do. So we decided to give it a shot." While Eddie West is the backbone of the A. West Enterprise electrical staff, wife Angie controls the operation. "Angie's not here in the office day-in and day-out, but she is 100 percent the owner," West said of his wife. "She is truly the conscience of this company." A. West Enterprise's phenomenal growth has centered around its commitment to professionalism at reasonable cost. The company has completed work all over the Southeastern United States, including projects as far south as July 2013

VERGE -Elite New & Used Consignment Boutique 110 N. Washington St. | (229) 432-0305

Jupiter, Florida and as far north as the Barkley Dam along the Cumberland River in Kentucky. Much of its current work is ongoing in Albany, but some of A. West's most highprofile projects have been at Albany State University, Clemson University, Georgia Tech, Florida A&M University, West Georgia University, the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Even with its now in-demand status, West commented that A. West Enterprise is doing fine at its 705 Canal Street www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

13


location in Albany. "This is, after all, home for Angie and me," he said. "I've found that the same opportunities are here — actually, there are better opportunities here — that there would be in any larger city. I went to Europe while I was in the Air Force and traveled a lot in this country during my apprenticeship. We're fine here in Albany. "We feel like we've developed a pretty good recipe to keep everyone in our company happy." Restaurateurs Bo Henry and Stewart Campbell are the familiar — and popular — faces behind Stewbos' successful businesses: Harvest Moon, The Catch, Henry Campbell's and the Merry Acres Inn & Event Center, which also includes the Manor House Pub. But the young guns who make their businesses go have a secret weapon whose behind-thescenes work is also vital: third partner David Campbell. "I'm the guy in the background, mostly just telling Bo and Stewart what I did wrong so they don't make the same

mistakes," David Campbell laughed. "I think this company has done well, though, because we all play very different roles. Stewart has a valuable background in equipment design, and Bo is the ultimate out-front guy. As Stewart says, 'He knows everybody south of Macon.' "It's a combination that works, but the company's biggest asset is probably all the folks on the Stewbos team. What we try to do well is work hard to make sure we have the right people on our bus." The female-owned CTSI provides information technology outsourcing solutions to government and private-sector clients; Breakaway Cycles introduces its growing customer base to the lifestyle of cycling; Our Daily Bread is a familyowned "farm-to-fork" restaurant; BJ's Buffet & Bakery is a community-oriented restaurant whose owner's primary focus is local jobs; and Verge is an upscale consignment boutique in the heart of Albany's downtown business district.

PRINCE OF ALBANY Coming soon to corner of Ledo and Nottingham Road

1001 S. Slappey 229.432.6271 PrinceAutoAlbany.com

YOUR GM SUPERSTORE

Albany Communications, Inc. 3303 Gillionville Road Albany, Georgia 31721 SOLUTIONS Radio Solutions Channel Partner

Phone: 229-432-9301 Fax: 229-436-3189 1-800-226-9301

www.albanygacomm.com

14

July 2013 | BUSINESS

www.AlbanyGa.com


Great Not for Profits

Liberty House 2013 Not For Profit Of the Year

Alzheimer Outreach Center 2013 Finalist Not For Profit Of the Year July 2013

Silke Deeley has been executive director of Liberty House for a decade now, and as she and the organization's advocates work to provide basic needs for victims of domestic violence, she said she repeats constantly her mantra: "You can't work harder than your client." "That's something that's true of all nonprofits," Deeley, who was born in Germany and moved to Chicago with her family when she was 8, said. "What we try to do at Liberty House is engage our clients, encourage them to take the necessary steps to regain control of their lives. Their participation is crucial; after all, it's their lives. "This kind of work is so rewarding, but there are days when you come home and just stand in the shower and cry." Liberty House serves domestic abuse victims â&#x20AC;&#x201D; primarily women and children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in a 17-county Southwest Georgia area, doing "everything we need to do to assist the victims of domestic violence and their children." That "everything" includes providing, at least temporarily, basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. And as clients transition out of Liberty House's 21-bed shelter, where staff helps them establish and work to achieve non-mandatory goals and objectives, needed health services, medication and funding for past-due bills and utility deposits are often provided. "You really have to pick your battles," Deeley said. "Some clients are so traumatized, they can't function in a setting so removed from what they've grown accustomed to. We try to provide counseling and mental health services, but it's too hard for some to adhere to our code of conduct. "Since our shelter has space for only 21 beds, the maximum number of clients we directly serve in a year is generally around 200. But we offer the same services in the region, minus the shelter, to as many as 800 to 1,000 clients a year." Deeley said Liberty House's 12 employees are the true community heroes. "I'm so proud of our advocates; they're the ones out there in the field putting their lives on the line," she said. "Their jobs are so much tougher because there is very little sympathy or empathy for victims." Deeley said Liberty House's funding is provided through the United Way, state and federal grants and donations from local churches and civic organizations. "We can always use money," she said. "But the paper and other products that you use ever day, we use a lot more of. Food that restaurants plan to throw away at the end of the day ... those kinds of inkind donations are always important to us. "At Liberty House we advocate for victims in the community, but we're not just about those victims. I think agencies like ours play a vital role in the community. Despite what many think, domestic violence does not just impact poor black and Latino women. It reaches Chehaw across all socio-economic and cultural 2013 Finalist groups. No one has control over whether Not For Profit Of the Year they are abused." www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

15


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT/CEO We Are Adding Benefit To Your Membership Chambers of Commerce are essential to economic growth in all communities; through making introductions, facilitating projects, maintaining critical economic data, keeping abreast of pending development projects, and most of all providing valuable resources to help members businesses succeed. In these tough economic times, all that is not enough. Chambers now have to ensure their members understand the return on investment of Chamber membership as it can be easily overlooked during cost-cutting times.

Chris Hardy, IOM President/CEO

The first solution to a lagging membership and member retention is reassessing how the Chamber provides value for its membership. Gone are the days when a business would join just because they are new to the area and need to make connections, though those reasons still do exist they are not their sole purpose. Many current members do not have either the time available or see the value in attending many Chamber related events. That is why it is critical for us to constantly add to our already existing value added programs and services.

By now you have heard the many benefits to being a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, the question is are you taking advantage of them? Did you know we have a special discount program only for Chamber members through Office Depot? This program provides your business with a discount card and businesses can receive up to 30% off on office supplies above and beyond what you may get alone. Did you know we have a brand new website that provides your business with additional exposure and visibility? Did you know you can post an open position at your business free of charge on the Chamber website? Did you know by being a member of the Chamber you can receive up to a 12% discount on ANY business insurance policy including liability, workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compensation and commercial vehicle? I see every day many of our members advertising with our local media partners. Did you know that by being a member of our Chamber you can receive discounted advertising rates through all our media partners including WALB, WFXL, WSWG, Clear Channel Radio, Cumulus Radio and the Albany Herald? We are even adding another added value program for our members. By the time you read this article, we will have put into affect an upgrade to your online member web portal. This upgrade will allow you to post photos from your own business, company logos and much much more at no extra charge. We are constantly investing in programs and services to provide added value for our membership, we hope you take advantage of these and many more services that we offer. We understand times are still difficult for many but we want to do everything we possibly can to not only help you through these times, but help you to be much more prosperous when our economy stabilizes.

16

July 2013 | BUSINESS

www.AlbanyGa.com


Star Business of The Star Business of the Week initiative is an exciting "random draw" p

ALBANY NUT & BOLT COMPANY, INC. 107 B Flint Avenue (229) 436-5958 | www.albanynutandbolt.com

ADDISON PROPERTIES 110 N. Westover Blvd. (229) 446-0390 |

Contact: Jimmy Harris

Contact: Paul Desin

Sponsored by

CAPITOL CITY BANK & TRUST COMPANY 301 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. (229) 420-4557 | www.capitolcitybank-atl.com Contact: James Brown

Thank you to our additional sponsors ...

18

July 2013 | BUSINESS

www.AlbanyGa.com


the Week

rogram for our 1200+ regional member businesses in good standing.

BUSH ANIMAL CLINIC, PC 2419 Dawson Road (229) 439-7073 | www.bushanimalclinic.com

EMG MORTGAGE 2801 Old Dawson Road Ste. 130 (229) 886-6780 | www.emgonline.net

Contact: Dr. Steve Whatley

Contact: G. Mary Ellis

ALBANY WORD PROCESSING SERVICES ONE PLUS MAIL 105 Baldwin Drive (229) 883-5291| www.oneplusmail.com

CITY OF ALBANY RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT 1301 N. Monroe Street. (229) 430-5222 |www.albany.ga.us

Contact: Hugh Waters

Contact: Suzanne Davis

July 2013

www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

19


Star Business of the Week continued

20

ALBANY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 2416 Dawson Road, Suite C (229) 432-9301 | www.albanygacomm.com

JOHN ROSS JEWELERS 2416-5 Dawson Road (229) 435-2004

Contact: Jim Deal

Contact: Chuck Roberts

GILL'S INC. 1121 W. Broad Avenue (229) 432-5349

LULA B. DAVIS REALTY COMPANY 417 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. (229) 439-8207

Contact: Davis Gill

Contact: Lula Davis

MAULDIN & JENKINS, CPA 2303 Dawson Road (229) 446-3600 | www.mjcpa.com

ADVERTISING WITH LISA, LLC 1105 Fifth Ave. (229) 883-6677 | www.advertisingwithlisa.com

Contact: John McDufямБe

Contact: Lisa Garcia

July 2013 | BUSINESS


GREAT COMMUNITY EVENTS - ALBANY CVB Albany Marathon

SB&T Bike Race

Visit the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) at www.visitalbanyga.com for information on upcoming events, attractions, historic sites, dining, shopping and much more. Come by and see us at 112 N. Front St. Our hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday noon-4pm or call us at 229.317.4760 and we will personally help you plan your family gathering or special event.

22

July 2013 | BUSINESS

www.AlbanyGa.com


sponsored by Albany-Dougherty EDC

LIMBCARE PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS OF GA, INC

MILESTONE TRADING COMPANY

Contact: John Rodman Sr. 2925 Ledo Road Unit 25 430-9778 | www.limbcareonline.com

Contact: Casey Perkins & Scott Cowart 2726 Ledo Road Suite 5 234-7584 | www.milestonetradingco.com

MIKES COUNTRY STORE

EYE CENTER SOUTH

Contact: Mike Rodgers 2305 Liberty Expressway 483-0444

Contact: Amy Kennedy 2308 Palmyra Road 888-2395 www.eyecentersouth.net/albany-office

in elevator sales and service for over 45 years!

1432 US Highway 19 South 229-436-7131 | Fax 229-436-1188 www.albanyelevator.com

HINMAN POOL SUPPLY

SUNBELT RENTALS

Contact: Melissa Bullard 2361 Lake Park Drive 883-7200 | www.hinmanpoolsupply.com

Contact: Sean Western 729 South Westover Blvd. 405-6878 | www.sunbeltrentals.com

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. 24

July 2013 | BUSINESS

www.AlbanyGa.com


MEDSPA OF ALBANY AT AMBIANCE Contact: Dr. El-Roy Dixon 2561-J Dawson Road 639-0046

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON Contact: Daniel Gillan & Jeannie Tibbetts 415 Pine Ave Suite 102 430-1078 | www.boozallen.com

MAKING YOUR BUSINESS LOOK GOOD For over 30 years Specialty Advertising Products

t      8F TU  #S P B E "W F   t       t XXX 1+4'"#3* $4 $0.   t    "M C B O Z  ("

July 2013

BALLOONS

MAGNETS CANDY JARS

CAPS MOUSE PADS

MUGS

CUPS

BAGS AWARDS

STICKY PADS

KOOZIES

T-SHIRTS

Contact: Steve Perrine 537 N. Westover Blvd. 888-0813 | www.steveperrine.com

pens

EMBROIDERY

STEVE PERRINE STATE FARM INSURANCE

Your Specialist for Lasting Impressions

Marlin Jones

Your reputation and image is important We make it easy!

2807 Old Dawson Rd. â&#x20AC;¢ Albany, GA 31707 â&#x20AC;¢Â  229.435.0000 sales@logosplus.com â&#x20AC;¢ www.logosplus.com

www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

25


SHOP WITH THESE NEW STARS January/February/March/April/May

VISIT WWW.ALBANYGA.COM AND VIEW THE WEB PAGES FOR ALL CHAMBER MEMBERS. Barnes Elderly Care HEALTH CARE SERVICES 702 Holloway Ave Albany, GA 31701 (229) 296-0265 Destiny Fitness GYMS/PERSONAL TRAINERS 2106 East Oglethorpe Blvd. Albany, Ga 31705 (229) 435-9757 www.destinyfitness.com Shayla International CONSULTANTS P.O Box 5263 Albany, GA 31707 (732) 673-8508 www.tellmystorytoday.com Sunbelt Rentals RENTAL SERVICES 729 South Westover Blvd Albany, GA 31707 (229) 405-6878 www.sunbeltrentals.com Albany Baptist Minister's Conference NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS P.O. Box 769 Albany, GA 31701 (229) 888-8663 Bankers Life and Casualty Company INSURANCE & INSURANCE ADJUSTERS 6241 NW 23rd St., Ste 101 Gainesville, FL 32653 (352) 373-2365 www.bankers.com Robert J. Pinnero, P. C. ATTORNEYS, LEGAL COUNSELING 510 B W. Broad Ave. Albany, GA 31701 (229) 436-9661

26

July 2013 | BUSINESS

Stripling Auto Air Electric, Inc. AUTOMOTIVE/REPAIR/PART S/PAINT & BODY/TOWING 1012 W. Broad Avenue Albany, GA 31701 (229) 446-4455 Golden's Table /Chair Linen Rentals RENTAL SERVICES, WEDDING SERVICES 131 Marlow Lane Albany, GA 31721 (229) 886-9708 BJ's Buffet and Bakery CATERERS, RESTAURANTS 2401-A Dawson Road Village Green Shopping Center Albany, GA 31721 (229) 439-1600 Bobby Hinman Pools and Service POOLS,OUTDOOR FURNITURE/MAINTENANCE & REPAIR 1906 Pineknoll Lane Albany, GA 31707 (229) 344-7600 Natures Cure HEALTH PRODUCTS 2818 Old Dawson Rd. Suite 5 Albany, GA 31707 (229) 446-0505 www.naturescureonline.com Hinman Pool Supply POOLS,OUTDOOR FURNITURE/MAINTENANCE & REPAIR 2361 Lake Park Drive Albany, GA 31707 (229) 883-7200

ALLTEL Communications of GA, Inc. WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 130 Canal St., Suite 3 Pooler, GA 31322 (229) 888-4300 Goodness Gracious The Bread House & Granary BAKERIES 1902 Dawson Road Albany, GA 31707 (229) 888-9775 Super 8 Motel HOTELS/MOTELS/BED & BREAKFASTS* 2444 North Slappey Blvd. Albany, GA 31701 (229) 888-8388 American Business Center, Inc. OFFICE SUPPLIES/ EQUIPMENT/FURNITURE/ FORMS P. O. Box 3011 Albany, GA 31706 Blaze Recycling & Metals RECYCLING SERVICES 5300 Oakbrook Pkwy Bldg 300 , Suite 300 Norcross, GA 30093 (229) 483-7800 Clear Choice Engraving & Awards AWARDS/NAME BADGES/TROPHIES 1137 Dawson Road Albany, GA 31701 (229) 435-7700

Flower Gazebo, The FLORISTS/FLORAL SUPPLIES 313 North Washington St. Albany, GA 31701 (229) 439-2255 Country Hearth Inn & Suites HOTELS/MOTELS/BED & BREAKFASTS 2719 Point North Blvd. Albany, Ga. 31707 (229) 446-8000 George & Co. Hair and Nail Studio BEAUTY SALONS/ CONSULTANTS/ TANNING SALONS 2510 Archwood Dr., Suite 10 Albany, GA 31707 (229) 446-4440 Woodmen of the World INSURANCE & INSURANCE ADJUSTERS* P. O. Box 71235 Albany, Ga. 31708 (229) 903-1516 Plum Southern SPECIALTY SHOPS/ITEMS 1016-A N. Westover Blvd. Albany, GA 31707 (229) 420-3600 Ealum Estates, Inc. REAL ESTATE/SALES & RENTAL* 521 Honeysuckle Drive Albany, GA 31705 (229) 881-2000 Sam Service Inc. RESTAURANTSUPPLIES/ EQUIPMENT/FURNITURE 509 11th Ave. Bldg 12 Albany, GA 31701 (229) 439-0450

www.AlbanyGa.com


NEW STARS continued Service CEOs LLC HOME/BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT, PRESSURE WASHING/PAINTING 107 Stocks Dairy Road Leesburg, GA 31763 (229) 434-0303 Mike's Country Store GROCERS-RETAI 2305 Liberty Expressway Albany, GA 31705 (229) 483-0444 Telamon Corporation EMPLOY EELEASING/ PAYROLL/WORKERS COMP, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS 221 South Ashley St. Valdosta, GA 31601 (229) 430-0521 Medspa of Albany at Ambiance HEALTH CARE SERVICES* 2516-J Dawson Road Albany, GA 31707 (229) 639-0046

Preparing today’s students to become 'HHU¿HOG:LQGVRU6FKRRO tomorrow’s community and business leaders Preparing today’s students to become tomorrow’s community and business leaders. Congratulations to Rusty Skalla ‘01, the 2012 recipient of the DWS Young Alumni Award for his leadership as Chief Operating Officer of SASCO Chemical Group and active role in charitable organizations.

Learning Today . . . Leading Tomorrow

For more information call 229-435-1301 or visit www.deerfieldwindsor.com

VERGE-Elite New & Used Consignment Boutique CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES 110 North Washington Street Albany, GA 31701 (229) 432-0305 Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Broad Ave. Inc. CHURCHES/RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS P O Box 1786 Albany, GA 31702 (229) 436-1284

3 LOCATIONS IN ALBANY ORTHOTIC SERVICES ADULTS AND PEDIATRIC • Diabetic Shoes/Inserts • Wrist Braces • AFO’s • Knee Braces

Cam Company Inc. HOME/BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT 1007 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. Albany, GA 31705 (229) 883-1575 Strategic Management Initiatives, LLC CONSULTANTS P O Box 71172 Albany, GA 31708 (229) 881-0616

• Spinal Supports • Pediatric Bracing • Custom Bracing • Toe Off • WalkAide

PROSTHETIC SERVICES UPPER & LOWER EXTREMITIES • Upper Extremity - Arms Below & Above Elbow i-LIMB™ Hand (body powered or myoelectric limbs) • Lower Extremity - Light Weight - Legs Below & Above (Microprocessor) Rheo Knee® • Post Mastectomy Certified Mastectomy Fitter

Open 5 Days a Week 24-Hour Emergency Call Free Evaluation

1.855.579.7137 www.limbcareonline.com July 2013

www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

27


THANK YOU RENEWING MEMBERS January/February/March/April/May AAA Concrete Products Corporation...........1983 AB&T National Bank ...................................1998 Abacus Group, The .....................................1989 Adams Exterminators, Inc. ..........................1975 AddTran Motor Line .....................................2011 Advent Business Interiors ...........................2008 Advertising with Lisa, LLC...........................1996 Albany 8 Inn ................................................1999 Albany Advocacy Resource Center, Inc. .....1989 Albany Air Conditioning & Heating Co.........1975 Albany Area Arts Council .............................2011 Albany Area Clergy Women, Inc. ................1997 Albany Audubon Society .............................1999 Albany Beverage Company.........................1975 Albany Board of REALTORS, Inc. ...............1986 Albany Communications, Inc.......................1979 Albany Community Together, Inc. (ACT!) ....2001 Albany Dermatology Clinic, PA....................2001 Albany Diagnostic Center ............................2011 Albany Dougherty EDC ..............................2008 Albany Electric, Inc. ....................................1993 Albany General Tire Service, Inc.................1975 Albany Herald Publishing Company............1975 Albany Home Patient Care..........................1997 Albany Humane Society..............................1996 Albany Internal Medicine.............................1975 Albany Land Co., Inc...................................1979 Albany Land Co., Inc...................................1979 Albany Lock & Safe.....................................1980 Albany Motor Speedway, Inc. ......................2011 Albany Nut & Bolt Company, Inc. ................1986 Albany Panthers ..........................................2010 Albany Pediatrics ........................................1989 Albany Police Department ..........................1997 Albany Realty Company..............................1975 Albany Rescue Mission...............................2009 Albany Scale Company...............................2008 Albany Surgical, P.C....................................1975 Albany Technical College ............................1987 Albany Urology Clinic ..................................1975 Albany Winnelson Company .......................1983 Albany Word Processing Services & One Plus Mail............................................1996 Alzheimer's Outreach Center of South Georgia ..........................................2011 American Legion, Post 30 ...........................1997 American Peanut Shellers Assoc., Inc. .......1986 American Red Cross South GA Community Blood Center ..........................1994 American Red Cross - Flint River Chapter..1995 Amerigroup Community Care ......................2011 Anderson Roofing Company, Inc.................1975 Anytime Fitness...........................................2012 Ashley Riverside .........................................2009 Atlantic Pallet Exchange .............................1996 Atlantic Tel-Com, Inc. ..................................1992 Atlas Fence Company.................................1975 B & B Rental Agency...................................1975 Badcock Home Furniture & More ................2010 BAM Properties ...........................................2011 Bank of Dawson ..........................................2012 Barber Shop, The........................................2009

28

July 2013 | BUSINESS

Bates Gas Company ...................................1991 Baymont Inn and Suites ..............................1994 Berg Eye Center, PC...................................1975 Best, Lou Ann, DMD ...................................1996 Better Brands of South Georgia ..................1975 Bill Thompson Tire Service, Inc...................1983 Blacks in Government (BIG), Albany Area .1995 Booz Allen Hamilton....................................2007 Brad Lanier Oil Company, Inc. ....................1990 Bridges of Southlake, The...........................2008 Brooks Furniture Company .........................1980 Brooks Real Estate Management Co. .........2008 Brown & McDaniel CPA's, LLC ...................2006 Budget Inn ..................................................2009 Buffalo Rock Company................................1976 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar .....................2012 Burger King .................................................1993 Burkart, Leland ...........................................1986 Burnt Tree Park, Inc. ...................................2006 Bush Animal Clinic, PC ...............................1975

WE DO COMPOUNDING

ComNet Technical Solutions........................2010 Consolidated Loan & Mortgage Company ..1989 Copelan Insurance Agency, Inc...................1975 Cosby, Ellis J. OD, PC .................................1975 Crawford & Sons Oil Co., Inc. .....................2000 Creekside RV Park & Sales .........................2011 Creekwood Apartments...............................1976 Criterion Club..............................................2000 Culbreath, John W., Dr. ...............................2001 Cumulus Broadcasting, Inc. ........................1987 CVS Pharmacy # 4560 ..............................2004 CVS Pharmacy #4569 ................................2007 D&D Wood Preserving, Inc. ........................1993 Darsey Oil Company ...................................1975 Darton State College...................................1975 David Smith Autoland, Inc. ..........................2000 Delta Life Insurance Company....................1996 Diark, Inc.....................................................2007 Dockery, Odom & Deriso ............................1975 DoLee Rentals, Inc......................................1995 Dominion of Georgia ...................................2012 Doublegate Country Club............................1975 Dougherty Glass Company.........................1975 Draffin & Tucker CPA's ................................1975 Dukes, Edwards & Dukes Inc......................1989 Dyes Heating & Cooling, Inc. ......................2009 Eagle Cleaners ...........................................1999 Easter Seals Southern Georgia ..................1989 Econ-Lodge Inn & Suites ............................1994 Edwards-Howard, Annie, Dr. .......................2002 Ellis Management Group, LLC....................2002 Engineering & Equipment ...........................1975 Equinox Chemicals .....................................2006 Eye Center South ........................................2012

229-434-1414 â&#x20AC;˘ 610 N. Slappey Blvd.

Cancer Coalition of South Georgia..............2010 Carl Gregory Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Albany ............................................1992 Carmike Cinemas Wynnsong 16 .................2011 Carpet World ...............................................1993 Carrington Plastering & Dry Wall, Inc..........2003 Charlie's Paint & Body, Inc..........................2002 Chem Nut, Inc.............................................2008 Child Care Resource & Referral of Southwe.....................................2010 Chocolate North America............................1975 City of Albany Recreation & Parks Department.......................................2003 Clear Channel Communications .................1993 Coats & Clark..............................................1975 Coldwell Banker Walden & Kirkland............1975 Coldwell Banker Walden Kirkland Patsy C. Martin ..........................................2011 Collection Bureau of S.W. Georgia, Inc. ......1975

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott .................2009 Farmers Home Furniture.............................2009 Farris Screen Printing .................................2002 Five Star Nissan ..........................................2011 Fleming & Riles Insurance ..........................1975 Fletcher Engineering, P.C. ..........................2008 Flint Equipment Company...........................1975 Flint River Presbytery..................................2007 Flint River Services, Inc. .............................1995 Flint RiverQuarium.......................................2011 FOX 31 WFXL-TV .......................................1994 Fred's, Inc. ..................................................2008 Fullerton, Carol H. .......................................1998 Futral, Harry M. ...........................................2003 GA Fed/State Inspection Services, Inc. ......1994 GA Foam Solutions .....................................2011 Gardens on Whispering Pines ....................1997 Gardner, Willis, Sweat & Handelman ..........1975 Garland, Williams, & Associates, PC ..........2005 Georgia Farm Services, LLC ......................2009 Georgia Pacific............................................1975 Gerdau AmeriSteel......................................1975 Gillespie, MD,Charles .................................1999 Gill's Inc. .....................................................1975 Girl Scouts of Historic GA ..........................2002

www.AlbanyGa.com


Girls Incorporated of Albany........................1986 Godfrey Construction, Inc. ..........................2005 Goodwill Industries .....................................1985 GRAP Restoration.......................................2010 Gray Distribution Services, Inc....................1975 Greenbriar Apartments ...............................1982 H & R Block .................................................2011 Habitat for Humanity, Flint River, Inc. ..........1995 Hampton Inn ...............................................1994 Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics ...............1993 Hardie, J. Denton, DMD,FAGD ...................1980 Harvey's Super Market................................1975 Hayman's Garage .......................................1980 Helen's Vinyl Siding & Roofing ....................2011 Hilton Garden Inn Albany ............................2005 Holloway Orthodontics ................................2001 Hughey & Neuman, Inc...............................1975 Human Resources, Inc................................1999 Industrial Manufacturing..............................1992 INTEGRA Business Alternatives, LLC. .......2007 International House of Pancakes # 2056 ....2008 InTown Suites ..............................................2012 J. Leek Associates, Inc. ...............................2011 Jacobs, Advanced Systems Group .............2006 Jenkins Brick Company...............................2010 Jim Boyd Construction, Inc. ........................2004 JR's Loving Care Services, Inc. ..................2009 JVS Associates, Inc. ...................................2009 Kelley & Lovett ............................................1997 Kelly Services..............................................2010 Kimbrell-Stern .............................................1975 Knight's Appliance & Bedding Center .........1975 Lake Park Storage ......................................2004 Lamar Advertising of Georgia .....................1975 Landau, Jr., Louis W., DMD .......................1975 Langstaff Marketing ....................................2002 Lawnscapes ................................................2004 Lawson Industries.......................................2007 Lincoln of Albany.........................................1997 Locos Grill & Pub ........................................2006 Longhorn Steakhouse.................................2001 LRA Constructors Inc. .................................1979 Lula B. Davis Realty Company....................1994 Lung Diagnostics, LLC ................................2011 Lynne Ranew-Mertins Catering, LLC ..........1994 Manpower ...................................................1975 Martin, Kay ..................................................2011 Mauldin & Jenkins, CPA ..............................1975 McLendon Acres..........................................2011 Medi-Save Pharmacy..................................1997 Mellow Mushroom.......................................2006 Members United Credit Union.....................1995 Merle Norman Cosmetics & Gifts................1987 Merrill Lynch Wealth Management..............1975 Merry Acres Inn ...........................................2011 Merry Acres Landscape & Lawn Maintenance....................................2008 Merts, Inc. ...................................................1979 MillerCoors (AKA Miller Brewing Co.) .........1979 Mint Julep Day Spa .....................................2002 Modern Gas Company, Inc. ........................1975

July 2013

Moss, Jr. DMD, Robert B.............................1990 Moulton & Hardin Inc., CLU ........................1975 MSA Chiropractic ........................................2009 M-Square Associates, PC ...........................2005 Musculoskeletal Associates ........................1983 National Distributing Company, Inc. ............1975 Needmore Properties, LLP .........................2007 Nottingham Apartments ...............................2011 Nottingham North ........................................2011 Office Depot, #417 ......................................1997 Oladunjoye, G. Titi.......................................2003 Oliver Catering ............................................2004 Orchard Management Services ..................2006 Organo Gold AKA AmeriSciences ..............1989 Ortho Sport PT ...........................................2004 Orthopaedic Associates ..............................1975 Our Daily Bread ...........................................2011 Oxford Construction Company....................1975 Pace Burt, Inc. ............................................1986 Palmyra Nursing Home, Inc. .......................2006 Papa John's Pizza.......................................1995 Parker, Edgar, DDS, PC ..............................2001 Parlor Hair Fashions & Boutique, The.........1989 Parrish, Robert A., DDS, PC .......................1989 Partners In Excellence/ School Volunteers .....................................1995 Pellicano Company Inc. ..............................1991 PeoplesSouth Bank.....................................1997 Perry & Walters ...........................................1975 Phoebe Health Partners, Inc.......................2009 Phoebe Putney Health System ...................1975 Pineknoll Pecan Properties, LLC.................1998 Plantation Collision Center..........................2008 Plantation Publishing Company, Inc............2005 Pollock Heating & Cooling Company ..........1992 Poteat Funeral Home ..................................1975 Poultry Health ..............................................2011 Powersports Plus.........................................2011 Premier Orthopedics, PC ............................2007 Premium Web Development, LLC ...............1999 Price, Julian Jr & Lane.................................2011 Prince Chevrolet of Albany ..........................2010 Procter & Gamble Paper Products ..............1975 Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc. .............1995 R & L Engineering, Inc...............................2003 Ralph Jackson Hearing Aid Service............2007 RE/MAX of Albany Inc.................................1986 Real Estate Brokers Group The Anderson Company ...........................2008 Reese Construction Company ....................1975 Reeves Construction Company...................1982 Regions Bank..............................................1975 Relax Inn .....................................................2010 ReMax of Albany, Inc.-Vickie Giles-Griffi.....2006 Rental Depot ...............................................2003 ResCare HomeCare....................................1996 Rhema Word Ministries...............................2002 Richter Contracting/ Johnny Richter Roofing...............................2000 Rock Albany, The ........................................2007 Rodd Electronics, Inc. .................................1975 Roger Marietta Albany City Commissioner........................2007

Royal Collection, The ..................................1988 RTS, Inc. .....................................................2003 Rynders, Ed/State Representative ..............2003 Safe Security, Inc. .......................................2009 Safety Max ..................................................2003 SAIC ............................................................2010 Salvation Army, The ....................................2009 SB&T...........................................................1975 Security Finance .........................................2012 Seminole Sanitation Service .......................2012 Sherwin Williams .........................................2012 Sherwood Christian Academy.....................1997 Shoe Box Onsite, LLC (Work Shoe Mobile) ..................................2002 Shoe Box, The ............................................1975 Short & Paulk Supply Company ..................2010 Singletary Rentals, LLC. ..............................2011 Sizemore Plumbing Company, Inc. .............2004 Sleep Inn .....................................................2011 Smith-Gray Electric Company.....................1975 Sodexo.........................................................2011 Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q............................1995 South Georgia Brick Company....................1975 South Georgia POP Warner ........................2011 South Slappey Village Shopping Center .....1988 Southern Point Staffing................................2011 Southern Services.......................................2012 SouthernAg Carriers, Inc.............................2012 Southwest Georgia Living Magazine ...........2011 Springleaf ....................................................2011 SRJ Architects Inc. ......................................1985 State Farm Insurance-Steve Perrine............2011 Stewbo's Enterprises ..................................2009 Still Pond Vineyard & Winery ......................2008 Sumter Electric Membership Corporation ...1987 Sunbelt's Ford Town of Albany ....................1975 SunTrust Bank, South Georgia ...................1975 Surgical Associates of Albany, PC ..............1981 Synovus Mortgage Corp. ............................2006 The Door & Window Co. .............................2009 The Landing at Southlake............................2011 Thronateeska Heritage Center ....................1988 Tony's Gym..................................................2012 Toole Floor Coating Co. ..............................2008 Trimark-Strategic Equipment.......................1975 Trimlawn Services, Inc. ...............................1993 Troy University.............................................2001 Trumpet of God Ministries & Training Center..........................................2004 Tuff Truckin...................................................2011 U Save It Pharmacy ....................................1985 U Save It Pharmacy (Dawson Road) ..........2009 U Save It Pharmacy (Palmyra Location) .....2009 U Save It Pharmacy (South Albany) ...........2009 Union Credit Corporation ............................2004 Unique Accessories ....................................1996 United Furniture...........................................2012 United Way of Southwest Georgia, Inc........1975 UnitedHealthcare ........................................2006 Veranda, The...............................................1975 Verizon Wireless..........................................1987 Village Apartments......................................1985 continued on page 30

www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

29


continued from page 29 Villager Cleaners.........................................1997 Walgreens #10797.......................................2010 Walgreens #6201.........................................2010 Walker Heating-Cooling Company, Inc. ......1975 Walter L. Erhardt, Jr. MD..............................2011 Walter's Image ............................................2003 Ware Health Care Services, Inc..................2003 Watkins Lumber Co.....................................2012 Watson Spence LLP ...................................1987 Watts Floor Installation................................2009 Webb Properties, Inc...................................1975 Wellcare of Georgia .....................................2011 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC ..........................1975 Westover Animal Hospital ...........................1981 Westwood Church ......................................2003 Wetherald Associates Plastering & Acoustics ...............................................1993 Wetherbee, Mike .........................................1984 Wild Adventures Theme Park ......................2011 Wilder's World 4 Kids ..................................2009 Wingate Land Development, LLC ...............2005 With Perfection Lawn & Landscaping, Inc...1997 Women's Health Professionals....................1975 Woodall and Pflepsen .................................1997 Woodall's Convenient Stores ......................1977 World Camp Fitness ...................................2009 WSWG-TV ..................................................1980 YMCA, Albany .............................................1979 Zion Christian Fellowship Ministries International, Inc. ......................2002

Our Leadership at Colony Bank … Whether it’ it’ss a simple question regarding one of your accounts, or an in-depth consultation about your financial goals, our team is ready to help. At Colony Bank, finding solutions to meet your personal satisfaction is our primary goal. Standing: Bob Crew Crew, w,, Lisa Cannon and w Joey Magaddino. Seated: Rosa Ramsey and City President Phil Franklin Ledo Office 2609 Ledo Rd Albany, Albanyy, GA 31707 (229) 430-8080

30

Chehaw Office 716 Philema Rd Albany, Albany y, GA 31707 (229) 439-4030

July 2013 | BUSINESS

Close Clo se to home. Close to you.

www www.colonybank.com .colonybank.com

Member FDIC

www.AlbanyGa.com


GROUNDBREAKINGS July 2013

THRONATEESKA HERITAGE CENTER

ALBANY MUSEUM OF ART

Archive Center

Expansion & Renovation

100 W. Roosevelt Avenue (229) 435-1572 | www.heritagecenter.org

311 Meadowlark Drive (229) 439-8400 | www.albanymuseum.com

www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

31


Great Chamber Events

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Phoebe Cancer Center

LUNCH & LEARN CTSI

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Phoebe Cancer Center

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Albany-Dougherty EDC

Rest easy. It’s Wingate.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Albany-Dougherty EDC

GET CONNECTED LUNCHEON

40 UNDER FORTY For the recipients’ photos go to www.albanyga.com

ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES THE SPECIALISTS IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, FRACTURES, HAND SURGERY AND SPORTS MEDICINE SEATED T. GLENN WILLIAMS, M.D., A.A.O.S., F.A.C.S. FROM LEFT TASON J. POTOCKI, M.D., A.A.O.S., F.A.C.S. THOMAS M. DARDEN, JR., M.D., A.A.O.S., F.A.C.S.

Continental Breakfast Bar • Free Wireless and Wired Internet Access • Pool • Fitness Center • Whirlpool • Micro-frig In Every Room • Meeting and Banquet Facilities • Business Center

PAUL A. MICHAS, M.D., A.A.O.S., F.A.C.S. JAMES S. MASON, D.O., F.A.O.A.O. MARK A. WOLGIN, M.D., A.A.O.S., F.A.C.S.

Afternoon receptions Mon-Wed.

PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED WITHIN OUR PRACTICE 2735 Dawson Road, Albany • 229.883.9800 Reservations 800.228.1000 • Fax 229.883-9855

www.wingatehotels.com

32

July 2013 | BUSINESS

619 POINTE NORTH BLVD. • ALBANY, GEORGIA • 229-883-4707

www.AlbanyGa.com


THANK YOU TO OUR CELEBRATE SMALL BUSINESS LUNCH & LEARN SPONSORS CENTRAL MONITORING

CHIC FIL A LEADERCAST

CHIC FIL A LEADERCAST

LUNCH & LEARN Celebrate Small Business

MOORE, CLARKE, DUVALL & ROGERS, PC LUNCH & LEARN Celebrate Small Business

LUNCH & LEARN Celebrate Small Business

SB&T

LUNCH & LEARN Celebrate Small Business

Accounting… It’s what we were born to do! Audit | Accounting| Tax Services We understand there is more to business than just the bottom line - it’s about helping people and improving communities. Mauldin & Jenkins’ approach to client relationships is simple; we act as a key resource to give our clients the power to succeed and accomplish their mission statement.

229-446-3600 | mjcpa.com

2303 Dawson Road | Albany, GA 31707 July 2013

www.AlbanyGa.com | BUSINESS

33


34

July 2013 | BUSINESS

www.AlbanyGa.com


Your key to achieving financial success is closer than you think.

Draffin & Tucker professionals take pride in providing the guidance and knowledge clients need to achieve success and meet their financial goals. We can provide much more than accounting and tax preparation. Rely on us as partners, planning advisors, business strategists, and financial guides.

2617 Gillionville Road

Albany, Georgia

229-883-7878

www.draffin-tucker.com


got plans?

Pellicano is a regional company providing construction management and program management to our clients, which has resulted in over 75% repeat or referred client business. We are currently managing projects across the Southeastern and Midwestern United States for such clients in the retail , office, hospitality, healthcare, industrial and faith based market segments.

Let our Team make your plans a Reality!

WWW.PELLICANOCONSTRUCTION.COM Albany 229.883.6000 Atlanta 770.542.2400


July 2013