November 12, 2013 - November 18, 2013
"Ask not what your community can do for you, but WHAT can you do for your community"

Greetings from the Chamber!

The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce can be your best friend in navigating the often turbulent waters of our challenging economy. Our professional and community wide association is the go-to source for information, education, professional development and peer experience and we want to help you be the best in your business. The best and the brightest in the business world are our members, and you can't find a better source of professional support to help you. We are glad to have you as a Chamber Member and thank you for your continuing investment to our Chamber.

WE WANT YOU TO GET INVOLVED AND LEADERSHIP WORTH IS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY! Our Leadership Worth Committee is excited. Applications for our first class have been submitted and we are excited about our applicants. We still have a few openings left if you are interested please contact us at 229-776-7718. You can find an application and more about the class at PUT LINK.

WE APPRECIATE OUR WORTH COUNTY FARMERS! Did you know we have 12 Centennial Farms in Worth County? We will be highlighting them at our Farmers Appreciation Dinner (by invitation only), November 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Ag Pavilion Call 229-776-7718 for further information on reservations and sponsorship's.

Sylvester Worth County Christmas Clearing House: Over 15 years ago, the Chamber was approached to act as a Clearing House to provide churches, schools and other organizations a means of locating families in need of help for Christmas. The Chamber helps prevent duplication of services and verifies the need for assistance. The program has been well received and largely successful over the years due to the communities big heart and willingness to contribute.

Last year we assisted over 90 families and Senior Citizens in Worth County. This year we will be signing up families and seniors the 1st week in December and distribute the gifts Friday December 20th.

We are asking for your contribution in one of several ways. You may send a monetary donation, donate toys and/or cloths for Children under 10, cloths or items for Seniors, or adopt a family or a Senior Citizen. You will find the boxes for the Clearing House at the Schools, various businesses and at the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce. We want to thank everyone who has participated in the past and that have already called to participate in this years event! If you are interested in participating in this years Sylvester Worth County Chamber Christmas Clearing House please contact the Chamber at 229-776-7718!

Karen M. Rackley - President / Executive Director
Denise Foster - Administrative Assistant


Getting more exposure for your specials and/or seasonal items just got easier!

Just take great quality digital photos in horizontal/landscape orientation of your product(s), then upload them (contact us for your upload link). Groups of items and/or item displays/sections are encouraged and will look best. They will be shown LIVE on the front page of for all to see. Your business name can also be displayed as a caption if you update the image Title field before uploading (found by right-clicking the image file>Properties>Details).

The best part? It's free, and you can post more than just one photo (but try to keep it within reason folks)! Each month, the gallery is wiped clean and we will start again to keep things fresh, so don't forget to keep taking advantage of this great new benefit!


Wonder where all the great information comes from for this newsletter each week? It comes from the member posts on our blog! If you haven't started your blog account yet, just let us know you'd like one and you'll be emailed further instructions on how to start. All business members are now able to post their own updates through the blog, which in turn updates the newsletter each week. Blog posts are searchable by search engines like Google and help raise awareness about our area and your brand online. If you have a new product/service, are hosting an event, want to inform the public about accomplishments, and more, there is no better way than to post it online. This benefit is also free, so let's get to blogging!!

Short & Paulk Focuses on Growth with New COO Position


Short & Paulk Focuses on Growth with New COO Position

TIFTON, Ga., Nov. 6, 2013 - In an effort to empower employees and streamline operation efforts companywide, Short & Paulk Supply Company recently announced that Tifton Branch Manager, Chuck Mailloux, has been promoted to chief operations officer.

As COO, Mailloux's primary goal is to support company management in Albany, Dawson, Sylvester and Tifton. Mailloux will work alongside staff to identify best practices that can be implemented throughout company locations, including improving coordination of tasks and communication efforts.

A member of the Short & Paulk family since 2006, Mailloux has overseen operations of the Tifton store including implementing a formal training program, adding product lines and managing the opening of the Dawson location earlier in 2013.

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Wayne Watson to Headline at Harvest of Pecans Festival 11-30-13 


We are hosting the FIRST ANNUAL HARVEST OF PECANS FESTIVAL here at our facility in Sylvester, Georgia on Saturday, November 30. Eric Hatcher with Harvest Studio Group is helping us in organizing our event and we invite you and YOUR entire email list for some Gospel Music, Blue Grass Music, Christian Fellowship and just plain fun for big and little kids. We have all types of vendors participating and space is limited AND we do have some left! Visit our website for a concert flyer and vendor applications at

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Sylvester Christmas Parade

December 5, 2013
City of Sylvester
(229) 776-8505 or (229)-430-7735

"Share the Gift of Christmas" Parade starts at 6:00 pm and there will be entertainment at the Train Depot on Front Street afterward. Santa will also be there to take pictures. The parade is sponsored by the City of Sylvester, The Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Enhancement.

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Verizon Small Business and Home Solutions Specials! 

RadioShack, 113 N Main Street, Downtown Sylvester, 229-776-7238

“Small Business” Special (Offer Good thru 12/31/2013)

Activate 5 New Lines of service or more you get:

  • Waived Activation Fees - $35 Value Per Device ($175 Value on 5 Devices)
  • Credits off your bill (exclusions apply)

“Home Solutions” Special (Offer Good thru 11/28/2013)

Waived $35 Activation Fees on New Lines of service on select products.

Additionally, All Tablets have been marked down $100 thru the end of the year!
Call us, or better yet stop in to see us to take advantage of all the Great Deals that Verizon Wireless and Digital Express have to offer!! 

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BOE Needs Input

The Worth County Board of Education is needing our help with community input. It is a very important process for our SACS Accreditation. PLEASE make every effort to attend these important Public Hearings in your community!

AdvancedEd Public Hearings

November 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Bridgeboro Baptist Church
November 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Worth County Board of Education Meeting Room


Buy 1 Ticket - Get 1 FREE For November 14th "Peanut Express" 

SAM Shortline Train Ride (Boarding @ Georgia Veterans Park near Cordele)

We are having a BUY ONE - GET ONE FREE sale!For our "Peanut Express" on Thursday, November 14th only, we are offering: Buy 1 regular price ticket and Get 1 ticket FREE. 

The Peanut Express departs Georgia Veterans State Park at 10:30am with a stop in Leslie to visit the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum then on to Plains, Georgia.

Reserve you BOGO deal today! You must call our Cordele Depot at (229) 276-0755 during business hours to reserve this special promotional offer.

Offer not valid on website purchases.
Promotion ends Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

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Photos with Santa
Photos with Santa Pets, Kids and Family Portraits! Pictures will be ready instantly to take home with you. Custom Packages available.

City of Sylvester Mayor and Council Meeting
City of Sylvester Mayor and Council Meeting

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Farmers Appreciation Dinner
Annual Farmer's Appreciation Dinner @ 6:30 pm. The function will be held at the Ag Pavilion.

Get Involved In Local Governance, and Attend A Meeting!

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The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce is a Partner in Education, and We Love Our Schools! Click the Logo to see WCS News, or click the link to find out how to Become A Partner in Education!

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