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Chamber Weekly Newslettter for Oct. 31st to Nov 4th

Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce
“Ask not what your Community can do for you, but WHAT can you do for your Community”


Upcoming Events:

Chamber Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings:

November 3rd:  Joni McGough Jolley and Heather Lee at Studio 103 - 103 West Liberty Avenue - Cuts, Color, Waxing, Tanning, Hair Products, Thin Thursdays and much more - call 229-821-3044 and see what the buzz is all about!! Join us for their Ribbon Cutting at 3:00 PM.


November 3rd:  Philip Duke, New Chamber Member Southland Transportation. 128 N. Isabella Street - Wants to talk to you about your transportation and freight needs!! You can contact him at 229-881-9013. Join us for his Ribbon Cutting at 4:00 PM.


November 9th:  The Georgia Chamber invites you and your small business members to join us for a conference call with United States Senator Saxby Chambliss, on Wednesday November 9th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Senator Chambliss will address a number of current federal issues important to our state’s small business community. There should be time for questions from participants after the Senator’s remarks.

Please RSVP to by 12:00 noon on Monday, November 7th. Dial-information will be forwarded prior to Wednesday’s call to those who have accepted this invitation. If you have additional questions, please contact Rebecca Jones at or (404) 223-2473.

November 12th: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Gibbs Pecan and Shelling.  Located at 3199 Hwy 82 E, Sylvester, Georgia. Gibbs Pecan and Shelling wants to invite you to its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Saturday Nov 12 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Chili and Fixins along with boiled peanuts will be served.  Don and Jane Long would love for you to come out and meet them and see what they have to offer in terms of any of your shelling needs. "We crack, shell, buy, sell and ship Pecans" Call them at 229-776-0166. Their Gift Tins will be available just in time for Christmas! What a great gift for that special client.  For more information please call (229) 776-0166 or the Chamber of Commerce (229) 776-7718.


November 15th: Best Friends Humane Society in Worth County is hosting the 2011 Annual Photos with Santa! at Jefford's Park in Sylvester!!! Bring your best friend, your family, everyone! Groups are welcome!!! (Pet(s) not required for photo). The fun begins with refreshments and registration at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November, 15th.




December 1st:  Downtown Sylvester Christmas Celebration!

There will be LOTS of activites for everyone!

* 6:00 PM - Christmas Parade:  "The Gift of Giving"  *6:45 PM - Band Selection from Worth County High School Marching Band  * 7:05 PM - Words from the Mayor Bill Yearta  * 7:10 PM - Lighting of the Tree -Mayor Bill Yearta  and Song Selection by the Primary School  * 7:15 PM - Song Selection -Worth County Elementary School * 7:20 PM "Fire Department" Arrival of Santa Claus/ pictures at Walgreens(anytime)   * 7:25 PM - St. John Full Gospel Youth - Praise Dance  *7:30 PM - Hannah Bennett  * 7:45 PM - Virtus G4-4 person group singing  * 8:00 PM - Steppers for Christ.   Serving Hot CoCo - Worth County Forestry. The Queens will be present.  Parade applications are available at the City of Sylvester, Sylvester Downtown Development Authority, and the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce.  


Come and Join all the Fun! December 10th at 3:00PM Poulan Christmas in the Park! Everyone is invited please come and enjoy the spirit of Christmas with special guest Santa!  Please call Poulan City Hall 229-776-4097 or the Sylvester- Worth County Chambe of Commerce 229-776-7718 for more details. ______________________________________________________________


WCMS Chorus Christmas Concert

December 15th:  Sumner Auditorium Doors open for guests at 6:45 p.m.   Program starts at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Lots of fun and surprises. Maybe a special guest or two!! Don't miss the best Christmas program of the season!

ALUMNI: We will be singing "Carol of the Bells".



 Health Alert in Worth County:

Disease investigators and other officials from Southwest District are working together to control and outbreak of Shigella, a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea (often bloody), fever and stomach cramps.  For more information please contact the: SOUTHWEST PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT, Worth County Health Department
1012 West Franklin Street, Sylvester, Georgia 31791 or call (229) 777-2150 Fax (229) 777- 2170 Emergency 888-430-4590.

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 The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce would like to join Chamber member Sylvester Family Practice/ HealthPlus in welcoming its new Inventional Cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Tronolone.


Congratulations! To Ms. Karon Willis on being apart of the Georgia Leadership Class of 2012.


STOP AND SHOP SYLVESTER-WORTH COUNTY: The Chamber wants everyone to visit our local retailers and downtown merchants and give them an opportunity to meet your needs. Let's keep our tax dollars local! ATTENTION MERCHANTS you don't have to be a Chamber member to be a part of the STOP AND SHOP SYLVESTER-WORTH COUNTY campaign. For more information please call the Chamber at (229) 776-7718.


 A Big WELCOME to our Newest Members:

William Rouse Contracting, LLC

Southland Transportation, Inc

Powell's Refrigeration

Jay Crowe Attorney at Law
Sylvester Farmers' Market
Worth County Recreation Department
Worth County Elementary School
County Line BullDozer
M R M Recycling, Inc.
Green Oaks Center
Gay Foods, Inc
Dr. Katherine Williams
Worth County Forestry Queens
Denise Binns
SunTrust Bank
1 of a Kind Thrift Store
Mary Alice Shipp Community Development Corp.
Worth County Health Department
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yard Sale
Powell’s Contract Services, LLC
Specialty Sales
Sylvester Elementary School
James and Karen McDonald
Worth County High School Band Booster Club
JumpStart Automotive
Worth County Middle School
Gibbs Pecans & Shelling Company
M & R Ag
Labor Finders
Elite Images and Printing
Gillespie Printing
Ford Insurance Agency, Inc
Michelle Hutchinson
Worth County Primary School
Mack Sutton
O’Reilly Auto Parts

Thanks to all our members!! We could not do it without you, especially in this economic climate. You have all shown an extraordinary commitment to your community. Community Support is the mainstay of any Chamber of Commerce and you are all NUMBER ONE in our book.

If you have upcoming events that you would like to share, please contact the Chamber and let us help to spread the word.
* Worth County is a Work Ready Community! Ask your Chamber of Commerce how you can become Work Ready, too!

A strong Chamber is the sign of a strong community. Ask how you can help increase membership to the Chamber!!
We are dedicated to keeping you updated on events in our Community and hope that we will see you there supporting your Community!

Karen M. Rackley
President/Executive Director
229-349-7703 (Cell)

Rene` Whidby
Administrative Assistant
Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce
229-776-7718 (phone)
229-776-7719 (fax)
229-776-6657 (GA Peanut Festival)

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Chamber Weekly Newsletter - copy of Chamber Weekly Newsletter for Oct. 31 st to Nov. 4th

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