229-776-7718 (phone)
229-776-7719 (fax)

Karen M. Rackley
President / CEO

Family Connections Meeting
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

Kiwanis Club Meeting
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

Executive Board Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM E

Board of Directors and Ambassadors Meeting
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

Story Hour with the Easter Bunny
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM E

Fainess/Mentoring Program
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

Georgia Peanut Festival Meeting
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

BFHS Doggie in the Window Contest
03/25/2016 E

Kiwanis Club Meeting
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM E

Membership A-Z

1 of A Kind
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yardsale
1st Franklin Financial
3 Squares Diner / Paragon Foods
3G's Auction Company
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
Articulate Trend Setting Minds
Ashley's Business Solutions, Inc.
Astro Exterminating Service, Inc
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
Dance Station
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
Downtown Florist & LLC
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
Housing Authority of City of Sylvester
Hometown Cleaners
Hudson and NeSmith CPA'S
HVAC Control Service Company
Invision Technologies
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
Liberty Tax Service
Lizzy B's Twice Loved Baby and Children's Clothing
M & J Farms
M & M Sales, LLC
Margaret Jones Public Library
Mary Alice Shipp Community Develop. Corp
Matt Medders
McDonald's of Sylvester
Medders Associates Survey, Inc.
Medders Irrigation, LLC
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
Natural Solutions Preventive Healthcare
Nell Ford
Nethers Old Fashioned Pork Skins, Inc.
New York Life Insurance Company Norman Crowe, Jr.
Norman Park Gin
Oce, A Canon Solution
Olam Edible Nuts/Universal Blanchers
Pa's Pickins
Pa's Plants
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
Prince Beauty/Prince Company LLC
Pruitt Health - Sylvester
Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc.
Rainey Used Cars
Rental Depot
Ridley Monk
Rocking DK Stables
Rocky's Music
Run for your Lungs!
Ruth's Cottage / The Pancake House
Sarah McCrary
Saudia Malachi
Scales, Systems & Automation
Security Finance
Shelly McPhaul
Shiba Food Store
Shipp Shape Lawn Service
Shop Chanel 112
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 Pick'n
Southern Sky Center for Diverse Arts and Culture, Inc.
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
Talk of The Town Bar & Grill LLC
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
Tyson Steel Building Products, Inc.
Venice Meeks
Virginia Andrews
Visions of Sylvester
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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 Building Company
Worth County Board of Education
Worth County Choral Parents Association
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.

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1st Quarter 2016 Chamber update from Chair Kim Gilman and President/CEO Karen Rackley

We began 2016 with a fast run forward and haven’t stopped since! In January, February, and March, our Events, Education, Government, Membership and Retail Tourism committees met to set their agendas for the year. We accomplished much as well as well as hosted several events: Economic Development Summit, 1 st live remote from the Chamber, 34th Annual Dinner with record numbers, business visits to City of Poulan, 1st Annual Business Appreciation Breakfast, our 1st Lunch and Learn of the year, helped coordinate the 8th Grade Middle School Trip to the State Capitol, participated in the Awards program at the Middle School, 3 Leadership Worth Classes to date, and held two Ribbon Cuttings. We also put into motion several tasks to work on completing our 2016 Program of Work as well as signed up 8 new members to date. So to say we are moving forward at full speed ahead is an understatement! Things you can look forward to in upcoming months include our 1st Past Chair Luncheon, where we welcome those back to the table who helped us get to where we are today, 1st Teachers Appreciation Breakfast at the Primary School where we show appreciation to those who help develop our leaders of the future, our 6th Annual Business After Hours in conjunction with the WALB Road Show and the City of Sylvester, a political forum, our 8th Grade Government Tour, as well as we will be working on our new Community Magazine, upcoming festivals and other marketing promotions. Remember to encourage everyone to Stop and Shop Sylvester Worth County! Spending your money locally promotes a healthy economy by creating jobs and keeping our tax dollars at home!



6th Annual
Sylvester - Worth County Chamber
Business After Hours
April 21, 2016
5 - 7 PM

Mark your calendars for April 21, 2016, WALB Road Show's first stop will be right here in Sylvester, Ga at the Train Depot in conjunction with Sylvester-Worth County Chamber's 6th Annual Business After Hours and the City of Sylvester's grand reopening of the Train Depot for Cities Week! 

If you would like to attend this event please print the attached registration form and return it to the Chamber no later than April 19, 2016.  Set up will be on a first come first serve basis. Each business is being asked to submit a door prize for this event to be given away at the end of the evening. IF you are not participating in the event but would like to donate a door prize please bring by the Chamber no later than April 19, 2016.


• You must bring  your own table, tent and chairs. Set up is on a first come first serve basis.

• STOP in at the Chamber before setting up to sign in, get your number, stamp and ink pad to stamp cards for guest visiting your booth.  They will need  to visit your station and receive a stamp in order to be eligible for the door prizes.

• You may begin setting up at 3:00 PM and be ready by 5:00 PM Thursday. Set up this year is at the Train Depot off of Front Street.

• If your are not participating and would like to donate a door prize, please contact us at 229-776-7718 or drop by the Chamber at 122 N. Main Street no later than April 19, 2016.  We will be including the door prizes in our marketing of the event.

• All door prizes will be given away at the end of the evening.

• You must be set up by 5:00 PM and agree not to break down until 7:00 PM.



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Our Chamber Committees In Action

Sylvester-Worth County Education Committee in Action!

The Sylvester Worth County Chamber held its 1st Teacher Appreciation Breakfast at the Worth County Primary School March 18, 2016. Principal Jared Worthy welcomed the Chamber and stated the we are lucky to have A Chamber and Business Leaders that understand the importance of education in their community. Past Chair Kyle Tomlinson and Education Committee Member thanked our teachers for their hard work and investment in our future leaders. Lisa Dylinski said the invocation and the teachers were treated to a breakfast consisting of homemade cinnamon roles from Jacksons Soul Food, fruit from Snipes Piggly Wiggly and juice and water provided to us by Coca Cola. Education Committee Members and Chamber Directors present Kyle Tomlinson -Sipes Piggly Wiggly, Greg Williams - Con Agra, Mandy Gordon- Phoebe Worth, Amanda Parr- Southwest Georgia Bank, Becky Geer, Christie Forrester- Worth County Board of Education, Shelly McPhaul- Best Friends Humane Society, Lisa Dylinski- Family Connections and President Karen Rackley.

1st Annual Past Chair Luncheon

The Sylvester Worth County Chamber held its 1st Annual Chamber Past Chairs Luncheon March 18, 2016 at the Margaret Jones Library. Current Chair Kim Gilman welcomed the past chairs and thanked them for their past service and commitment to the Chamber. Events committee member And Chamber Director Lisa Dylinski aid the invocation and President/CEO Karen Rackley led the Pledge of Allegiance.   Past Chairs present were Kyle Tomlinson 2015, Judge Virginia Acord 2013, Amanda Parr 2012, Melanie Hurst 2008, Karen Spooner 2006, Pricilla Carter 2001, Joe Dinkel 2000, Dexter Wilson 1998-1999, Linda Harden 1995, Mayor Bill Yearta 1993, and Tommy Snipes 1991.  Karen then asked Past Chair Kyle Tomlinson to say a few words as well as asked every Past Chair present to say a few words about themselves. Everyone was then treated to lunch, which consisted of baked chicken, ham, dressing, green beans, field peas, yams and banana pudding from Jackson's Soul Food and served by our Events Committee members.  The Events Committee members and Chamber Directors present were Chair Kim Gilman- Phoebe Worth, Past Chair Kyle Tomlinson, Sarah McCrary (Chair of events committee) Becky Geer, Issac Adams- Men's United, Greg Williams- Con Agra, Lisa Dylinski- Family Connections and President/ CEO Karen Rackley.

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The Barnard Trail Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Legion Sylvester Post 335 would like to invite you to a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:00 am.  The event will be held on the Worth County Court House grounds.  The purpose of the ceremony is to remember this date in 1973 when American Troops left Vietnam.  We would like to honor all veterans but especially Worth County’s Vietnam Veterans, POWs, MIAs and their families for their service to their country.

Sylvia Dinkel, Regent

Barnard Trail Chapter, NSDAR

Ray Humphrey, Commander

American Legion Sylvester Post 335



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