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

Karen M. Rackley
President / Executive Director

2014 Southwest Georgia Bank Chamber Business After Hours
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Pinson Memorial Church - Pitchin For the Pantry
08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Relay for Life Survivors Dinner

Relay for Life at the Duck Pond

Farmers Market Reopens
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Rural Commerce Outreach Initiative
Membership A-Z

1 of A Kind
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yardsale
3 Squares Diner / Paragon Foods
A & S Quality Construction and Plumbing
A Bag to Go
Advantage Realty Partners, LLC
Ag Georgia Farm Credit
Agri-AFC, LLC Sylvester
American Nails
American Sunbelt Auctioneers, Inc
Artesian Holdings
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 Brooks Auto Parts
Brownlee-Bozeman Agency
Bryan and Jordan Body and Paint Shop
Bryce Johnson
Calhoun Produce
Camille Taylor, Century 21, Smith, Branch
Charlotte Jolley
City of Poulan
City of Sumner
City of Sylvester
City of Warwick
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, Inc.
Country Bouquet & Bridal Registry
Countryside Animal Clinic
Crop Production Services
Cumulus Media
Custom Cut Signs & Graphics
Dairy Queen of Sylvester, Inc
David Register
Destiny Fitness
Dialysis Clinic, Inc
Donna King
Dorothy D. McKellar
Doug Hughes Pest Control
Down Town Sylvester Farmer's Market
Dr. Henry Gordon Davis Jr., MD
Dr. Larry D. Daugherty, DMD, PC
Ed Rynders
Elizabeth Mullis
EMC Engineering
Emerald Garden Center
Event Technical Services, Inc.
Factory Connection, LLC
Farm Commodities, Inc.
Farmers Home Furniture
Fat Boy's Backyard BBQ & More
First Baptist Church
Fletcher - Yearta Jewelers
Ford Insurance Agency, Inc
Fred Dent
Fresco Italiano Ristorante
Futrill Auto Parts, Inc
Gail R. Wiles
Garmon’s Tractor & Landscape Service
Georgia Department of Labor
Georgia Peanut Festival
Georgia Pecan Company
Georgia Power Company
Gibbs Pecan & Shelling
Glenn's Corner Pharmacy
Globe Financial Services
Green Oaks Center
Greg Sellars
Gwen Isdell
Hairitage Salon
Hal Carter Construction
Harvest Studio & School of the Arts
HealthPlus Family Practice
Heritage Bank of the South
Herring CPA Group
Highway Deli
Housing Authority of City of Sylvester
Hometown Cleaners
Hudson and NeSmith CPA'S
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J.H. Harvey's Co., LLC
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.
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
M & J Farms
M & M Sales, LLC
Mary Alice Shipp Community Develop. Corp
Matt Medders
Medders Associates Survey, Inc.
Medders Enterprises, Inc.
Medders Irrigation, LLC
Men United Club, Inc.
Milan Food Mart
Miss Georgee's Play-Kare
Mitchell EMC
Mobley Gin Company
Montgomery Promotions, Inc
Moultrie Technical College
Nell Ford
Nethers Old Fashioned Pork Skins, Inc.
Norman Crowe, Jr.
Norman Park Gin
Olam Edible Nuts/Universal Blanchers
Paradise Estates Apartments
Personal Finance
Phoebe Worth Family Medicine
Phoebe Worth Medical Center
Pine Shadows Manor, Inc.
Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church
Plantation Publishing Company, Inc.
Popham Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Poulan Pecan Co., Inc.
Powell Contract Services LLC
Powell's Refrigeration
Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc.
Rachael Deriso Country Financial
Radio Shack Dealer
Relwof Farms Trucking, Inc.
Ridley Monk
Ruth's Cottage / The Pancake House
Sarah McCrary
Scales, Systems & Automation
Security Finance
Shelly McPhaul
Shipp Shape Lawn Service
Short & Paulk Supply Company
Snipes Piggly Wiggly (Tom Tom Foods)
Southern Auto Lock / Montgomery
Southern Express Lube, Inc.
Southern Heritage Woodworks
Southern Woods Plantation, Inc.
Southland Chrysler, Inc.
Southland Transportation, Inc.
Specialty Sales Company
Stuart Pate State Farm Agency
Sumner Egg Festival
Summer Palace
Sumner Peanut Co., Inc.
Sunbelt Ford, Inc.
SunTrust Bank
Superior Machine Works
Sylvester Animal Hospital
Sylvester Banking Company
Sylvester Computer Guy
Sylvester Farmers Market
Sylvester Health Care, Inc.
Sylvester Inn
Sylvester Plaza, LTD Partnership
Sylvester-Worth County Rec Dept
Tabatha DuPriest
The Social Butterfly Event Planning
The Sylvester Local News
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
William C. Rouse, Contracting
Williams Insurance Agency, Inc.
Woodmen of the World
Worth Air Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Worth County Elementary School
Worth County Extension Service
Worth County Forestry Queens
Worth County Health Department
Worth County High School Worth County Middle School
Worth County Primary School
Worth Finance Corporation
Worth Gin Company, Inc.
Worth Insurance Agency, Inc.

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Statewide Opportunities and Events

Local Businessman Visits Nation's Capital to Address Industry Concerns
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GEDA 2014 Public Policy Updates
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Newsworthy - October-December 2013 Issue
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Rural Commerce Outreach Initiative 2014
The Rural Commerce Outreach Initiative was developed out of the Southwest Georgia Stronger Economies Together (SET) Training that was provided through Fort Valley State University Extension Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture. The SET training opportunity allowed nineteen counties in Southwest Georgia to work toward a singular goal to help small business, agribusiness, and nonprofits grow stronger.

The event has confirmed Georgia Secretary of Agriculture Gary Black and US House District 2 Congressman Sanford Bishop as speakers. There are several breakout opportunities that will include: Agri-Women in the South, Helping Small Business Owners win Loans, Tax Strategies for the Small Business, Make the Web Work for you Through Social Media, FarmCredit/Farm Loans and many more. For more information please go online to for a full list of speakers and times.

Where: Tifton, GA - UGA Tifton Converence Center
Cost: $50.00 Early Bird Registration
Register Online: or Download the Application
Contact: 229-522-3552
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Our Chamber Committees In Action
Government Committee

Sylvester-Worth County hosted their yearly Government Tour with the Middle School Students today. Big thanks to our Chair Chris Shipp, Ambassador Gina Conell from the Worth County Health Department, the Teachers and students from WCMS and all the departments from the City of Sylvester and the County who took the time out of their busy day to explain how their offices operate. A special thanks to our Sylvester-Worth County Government Committee for planning and hosting the tour.

Leadership Worth Committee

We held our 4th Leadership Worth Class of 2014 in Poulan at the Fire Department today. We would like to thank the City of Poulan for the use of their facilities, Southwest Georgia Bank for sponsoring our lunch today and Con Agra / Peter Pan for the amazing tour of their facility today!

Today's facilitators were Debra Smith, Karon Willis, Karen Rackley and Wendy Kennedy.

DID YOU KNOW........... PETER PAN PEANUT BUTTER IS ONLY MADE IN SYLVESTER GEORGIA! When you buy Peter Pan Peanut Butter you are creating jobs in your own community!

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Worth County Schools and Partners

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Press Release from Jan Masters, WCMS Media Specialist
April 18, 2014

WCMS Students Connect with Holocaust Survivors

Mrs. Heather Rivera’s eighth grade Language Arts classes at Worth County Middle School recently connected with history in a very real way. After reading The Diary of Anne Frank and Number the Stars, the students engaged in several class discussions and cross-curricular activities which piqued their interests to learn more about the lives of the people who endured the Holocaust. Mrs. Rivera and her students then contacted Aaron Berger and Judy Schancupp at The William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum ( in Atlanta, Georgia who specializes in education on Jewish history with an emphasis on Georgia and the Holocaust. The museum emailed biographies and photos of Holocaust survivors to Mrs. Rivera. This study led to a unique project that resulted in her students writing letters to these Holocaust survivors.

When Mrs. Rivera and her students read and discussed the profiles of the Holocaust victims and looked at photos of their lives and felt compelled to reach out to them following the classroom discussions, each student selected a survivor to write a heartfelt letter to. Each letter was done in steps. According to Mrs. Rivera, the students were required to revise, edit, evaluate, sequence, conclude, and exercise other writing techniques previously taught in her class throughout the school year. Mrs. Rivera contacted the museum again and told them about the letter writing project. The museum offered to deliver the students’ letters to the survivors. Mrs. Rivera commented, “I would say these students have truly exercised their academic skills as well as their interpersonal skills with this task.” In addition, the students have certainly touched history and the lives of these special people who survived the Holocaust.

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