info@swcountychamber.com
229-776-7718 (phone)
229-776-7719 (fax)

Karen M. Rackley
President / CEO


Agriculture/Farmers Appreciation Meeting
08/18/2015
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Membership Committee
08/18/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Retail Tourism Committee
08/18/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

City of Warwick Council Meeting
08/18/2015
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Kiwanis Club Meeting
08/19/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Georgia Peanut Festival Meeting
08/21/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Chicken-Que
08/22/2015

Chicken Que at Gibbs Pecans for the Egg Festival Committee
08/22/2015

Georgia Peanut Festival Pageant
08/22/2015

Downtown Sylvester Farmer's Market
08/22/2015
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Kiwanis Club Meeting
08/26/2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Executive Board Meeting
08/27/2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Downtown Sylvester Farmer's Market
08/29/2015
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Membership A-Z

1 of A Kind
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yardsale
1st Franklin Financial
3 Squares Diner / Paragon Foods
Advantage Realty Partners, LLC
Ag Georgia Farm Credit
Agri-AFC, LLC Sylvester
Albany Area Community Service Board
Albany Tractor Company
American Cancer Society
American Nails
American Sunbelt Auctioneers, Inc
Artesian Holdings
Ashley's Business Solutions, Inc.
Astro Exterminating Service, Inc
Avon
Banks Funeral Home
Barbara Odom
Barnyard Creations
Becky Geer
Best Friends Humane Society
Billie and Vickie Young
Birdsong Peanuts
Bloomers Floral Design
Brenda McMillan
Brownlee-Bozeman Agency
Bryan and Jordan Body and Paint Shop
Bryce Johnson
Camille Taylor, Century 21, Smith, Branch and Pope LLC
Charlotte Jolley
City of Poulan
City of Sumner
City of Sylvester
City of Warwick
Claven Williams
Coastal Plain CASA, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Colony Bank of Worth
Colquitt Regional Home Care/Worth County
Combined Insurance
ConAgra Foods BSC AP
Conger LP Gas
Country Bouquet & Bridal Registry
Countryside Animal Clinic
Crop Production Services
Custom Cut Signs & Graphics
Dairy Queen of Sylvester, Inc
David Register
Dental Partners of Southwest Georgia
Destiny Fitness
Dialysis Clinic, Inc
Digital Express Wireless Inc - Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer
Divine Women Social Club
Donna King
Dorothy D. McKellar
Doug Hughes Pest Control
Down Town Sylvester Farmer's Market
Dr. Henry Gordon Davis Jr., MD
Ed Rynders
Elizabeth Mullis
EMC Engineering
Emerald Garden Center
Factory Connection, LLC
Farm Commodities, Inc.
Farmers Home Furniture
Fat Boy's Backyard BBQ & More
First Baptist Church
Fletcher - Yearta Jewelers
Flint River Preserve, LLC
Ford Insurance Agency, Inc
Fred Dent
Futrill Auto Parts, Inc
Gail R. Wiles
Garmon’s Tractor & Landscape Service
Georgia Department of Labor
Georgia Peanut Festival
Georgia Power Company
Gibbs Pecan & Shelling
Glenn's Corner Pharmacy
Globe Financial Services
Green Oaks Center
Greg Sellars
GT Wrecker Service
Gwen Isdell
Hal Carter Construction
Harvest Studio & School of the Arts
HealthPlus Family Practice
Heritage Bank of the South
Herring CPA Group
Housing Authority of City of Sylvester
Hometown Cleaners
Hudson and NeSmith CPA'S
HVAC Control Service Company
J.H. Harvey's Co., LLC
Jackson's Soul Food
Jay Crowe, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jean Brooks
Jefford's Farms
Jenny’s Dress Shop
Jessie's & Salon
Jim Hinton Oil Co. of GA, Inc.
Jimmy Sanders, Inc.
JLA International, Inc
John L Green, Sr.
John McPhaul
Johnson Tax Service
JSA Ag & Lawn, LLC
Jump Start Automotive
Karen McDonald
Kentucky Fried Chicken/ Taco Bell
Kiwanis Club of Sylvester
Langdale Chevrolet
Larry Johnson
Lawhorne Storage
Lizzy B's Twice Loved Baby and Children's Clothing
M & J Farms
M & M Sales, LLC
ManPower
Margaret Jones Public Library
Mary Alice Shipp Community Develop. Corp
Matt Medders
McDonald's of Sylvester
Medders Associates Survey, Inc.
Medders Irrigation, LLC
Mediacom
Melvin J. Powell, Jr.
Men United Club, Inc.
Miss Georgee's Play-Kare
Mitchell EMC
Mobley Gin Company
Montgomery Promotions, Inc
Morris Farms
Moultrie Technical College
NAI TALCOR
NAPA
Natural Solutions Preventive Healthcare
Nell Ford
Nether's
Nethers Old Fashioned Pork Skins, Inc.
Norman Crowe, Jr.
Norman Park Gin
Oce, A Canon Solution
Olam Edible Nuts/Universal Blanchers
Paradise Estates Apartments
Park Built Body Company
Paul Pro Lawn Service
Peach State Publications
Personal Finance
Phoebe Worth Family Medicine
Phoebe Worth Medical Center
Pic-N-Stitch Embroidery
Pickin' Peanut Antiques
Pine Shadows Manor, Inc.
Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church
Plantation Publishing Company, Inc.
Pope Place Farm Country Store
Popham Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Poulan Pecan Co., Inc.
Powell Contract Services LLC
Powell's Refrigeration
Pruitt Health - Sylvester
Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc.
Rainey Used Cars
Rental Depot
Ridley Monk
Rocking DK Stables
Rocky's Music
Ruth's Cottage / The Pancake House
Sarah McCrary
Saudia Malachi
Scales, Systems & Automation
Security Finance
Shelly McPhaul
Shiba Food Store
Shipp Shape Lawn Service
Short & Paulk Supply Company
Singletary & Son Tire Company, Inc.
Snipes Piggly Wiggly (Tom Tom Foods)
Southern AG Carriers, Inc
Southern Auto Lock / Montgomery
Southern Express Lube, Inc.
Southern Heritage Woodworks
Southern Pet Cremations
Southern Woods Plantation, Inc.
Southland Chrysler, Inc.
Southland Transportation, Inc.
Southwest Georgia Bank
Specialty Sales Company
Stuart Pate State Farm Agency
Subway-Sylvester/SWAJP, LLC
Sumner Egg Festival
Summer Palace
Sumner Peanut Co., Inc.
Sumner Rainbow Farm Services
Sunbelt Ford, Inc.
SunTrust Bank
Superior Machine Works
SWGA Workforce 44
Sylvester Animal Hospital
Sylvester Auto Parts and Supply
Sylvester Computer Guy
Sylvester Farmers Market
Sylvester Inn
Sylvester Plaza, LTD Partnership
Sylvester Printing Company
Sylvester Woman's Club
Sylvester-Worth County Rec Dept
Tabatha DuPriest
The Gift Barn
The Martin News
The Social Butterfly Event Planning
The Sylvester Local News
The Yard Masters
Tifton Termite and Pest Service
Timothy Coley
Total Merchant Services of GA
Tupperware
Tyson Steel Building Products, Inc.
U.P.L.I.F.T.
Venice Meeks
Virginia Andrews
Visions of Sylvester
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Walgreens
Warwick HealthCare
Warwick Septic Tank, Inc.
WC Rams Baseball Boosters
WCHS Achievement Boosters
WCHS Band Boosters
WCHS Future Business Leaders of America
Well Services
Wendy Kennedy
Whittington Roofing
William C. Rouse, Contracting
Williams Insurance Agency, Inc.
Wilmot & Powell LLC
Woodmen of the World
Worth Air Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Worth County Board of Education
Worth County Elementary School
Worth County Extension Service
Worth County Family Connection
Worth County Forestry Queens
Worth County Health Department
Worth County High School Worth County Middle School
Worth County Primary School
Worth County Relay for Life
Worth County Touchdown Club
Worth Finance Corporation
Worth Gin Company, Inc.
Worth Insurance Agency, Inc.
Worthit2u.net
WSWG TV



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Greetings from the 2015 Georgia Peanut Festival Committee!

Can you believe it is already that time of the year! The 2015 Georgia Peanut Pageant will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 @ 5:00 PM in the Sumner auditorium, Sumner, Georgia.Don't miss the deadline to enter your application by Friday, August 14, 2015. The application is attached or you may visit our website at www.gapeanutfestival.org to download your application and pay your registration fee by PayPal. If you would like to place a photo or congrats add in the program, it must be received no later than Friday, August 7, 2015.

If you should have any questions please feel free to give us a call at 229-776-7718. 


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Statewide Information

State Seeks Further Input from Georgia Businesses to Identify Workforce Needs

Atlanta, July 13, 2015- The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division launched a High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) interactive tool on Georgia.org today.  Through the new HDCI assessment, the state is seeking input from Georgia employers, of all sizes, to better identify workforce needs now and in the future. As a leading state in economic development, Georgia seeks to provide a skilled and sustainable workforce to existing, expanding or newly located businesses by further identifying the needs within the state’s workforce infrastructure.

“The launch of the High Demand Career Initiative served as a vital tool in equipping our state partners with the insight needed to respond to the workforce needs of participating companies and industries,” said Commissioner Carr, Georgia Department of Economic Development. “This new assessment tool will expand the initiative’s outreach across the state and allow more Georgia-based companies to provide us with information needed to help grow their businesses.”

The HDCI final report, released in December 2014, confirmed that there are growing workforce needs in high demand sectors across the state. In order to continue the conversation, Georgia companies are being asked to visit Georgia.org/WorkforceAssessment to submit information regarding: the specific occupations anticipated to demand the largest number of new employees, the occupations that are the most difficult to fill, the critical soft/workplace skills most needed, as well as additional details regarding the nature of their workforce challenges.

As a result of the 13 original HDCI meetings, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia have announced an expansion of the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG), the addition of computer programming to satisfy core requirements in high schools across the state, the establishment of the Georgia Film Academy and the creation of the University System of Georgia’s Cyber Security Initiative.

“The HDCI assessment will help streamline the focus of workforce services at the state, regional and local levels,” said Deputy Commissioner Ben Hames, Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division. “This tool will expand the public-private dialogue and support our efforts moving forward.”

The information collected from the HDCI assessment will enable the state to map the needs of employers by region, thus, further aiding the establishment of workforce development initiatives to better serve communities throughout the state.

For more information about the High Demand Career Initiative visit Georgia.org/HDCI.


Our Chamber Committees In Action
 

Leadership Worth is taking applications for its 2016 Class. You can access an application on the link below or call the Chamber at 229-776-7718.
http://swcountychamber.com/leadership-program/


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Chamber Member, Mary Alice Shipp Community Development Center, is hosting, and would like to invite the public to attend, its Annual Awards Banquet on August 29, 2015, at 6:00 PM.  All proceeds will go to the Mary Alice Shipp Community Development Center in their efforts to help the youth in Worth County.

"Turn out to help the Youth in Our Community!

Join MASCDC at the Worth Community Center, 1212 N. Monroe Street, Sylvester, GA 31791 at 6pm Saturday, August 29, 2015.

It's a "black-tie" Event...Information of much need resources will be shared with the audience. Rashad Richey, radio Icon, and political strategist is the Keynote speaker. Local community youth will serve and provide some fabulous entertainment.

Tickets $25.00donation and are available at the Sylvester/Worth Chamber of Commerce or pay for a ticket online. For More information (229)291-7472

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Who doesn’t love eggs? I eat one for breakfast every morning. Thankfully, we have a place to celebrate our love of one of the world’s most beloved proteins, eggs! 

The Sumner Egg Festival takes place the third weekend in September, so the 19th of September for this year. Activities include a parade, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and plenty of events for the kids! 

They are now accepting applications for vendors for food and arts & crafts, as well as the Sumner Egg Pageant

For applications you can come by the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber at 122 N. Main Street or call 229-776-7718 or click the link below

Don’t miss this egg-citing event!

http://swcountychamber.com/2015-sumner-egg-festival/

Sumner Egg Festival 2015 Application

Food Vendor Application


GA Peanut Festival 2015 Applications

Worth County Schools and Partners

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