October 16 - October 22
"Ask not what your community can do for you, but WHAT can you do for your community"

2012 Chamber Members

1 of A Kind
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yardsale
3 G’s Auction
3 Squares Diner
Ag Georgia Credit
Agri-AFC, LLC Sylvester
AIC Wireless
Albany Department of Labor
American Nails
Ann Goldinger
Ashley's Business Solutions, Inc.
Astro Exterminating Service, Inc
AT&T Georgia
B&C Sporting Goods
Banks Funeral Home
Barbara Odom
Barnyard Creations
Beckstrom Photography
Becky Geer
Best Friend Humane Society
Birdsong Peanuts
Boy Scout Troup 100
Brown Milling & Peanut Co
Brownlee-Bozeman Agency
Bryan and Jordan Body and Paint Shop
Bryce Johnson
Calhoun Produce
Camille Taylor, Century 21, Smith, Branch & Pope
Charlotte Jolley
CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocate
Cindy's Flower & Gift Shop, LLC
City of Poulan
City of Sumner
City of Sylvester
City of Warwick
Coastal Plain CASA, Inc.
Colony Bank of Worth
Colquitt Regional Home Care/Worth County
ConAgra Foods BSC AP
Conger LP Gas, Inc.
Country Bouquet & Bridal Registry
Countryside Animal Clinic
County Line Bulldozer
D & B A/C and Mechanical Service, Inc
Dairy Queen of Sylvester
David Register
Denise Binns
Dialysis Clinic, Inc
Donna King
Dorothy McKellar
Doug Hughes Pest Control
Down Town Sylvester Farmer's Market
Dr. Henry Gordon Davis Jr., MD
Dr. Larry D. Daugherty, DMD, PC
Economic Development Authority
Elite Images USA
EMC Engineering Services, Inc
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 Bill
Ford Insurance Agency, Inc
Fred Dent
Free Diagnostics Auto Repair
Fresco Italiano Ristorante
Futrill Auto Parts, Inc
Gay's Foods, Inc.
Georgia Binns
Georgia Credit Financing Company
Georgia Peanut Festival
Georgia Pecan Company, LLC
Georgia Power Company
Gibbs Pecan & Shelling Glenn's Corner Pharmacy
Globe Financial Services
Green Mountain Lodge 130
Green Oaks Center
Greg Sellars
Hairitage Salon
Hal Carter Construction
Handy Andy
Heritage Bank of the South
Herring Business Products Inc  OCE`
Herring CPA Group
Housing Authority of City of Sylvester
Hudson and NeSmith CPA'S
J.H. Harvey's Co., LLC
Jackson's Soul Food
Jay Crowe, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jean Brooks
Jeff Hobby
Jefford's Farms
Jim Hinton Oil Co. of GA, Inc.
John L. Green Sr.
Jimmy Sanders, Inc.
John and Shelly McPhaul
Johnson Electronic Systems, Inc.
Johnson Tax Service
Jump Start Automotive
Karen McDonald
Katherne F. Williams
Kentucky Fried Chicken/ Taco Bell
Kiwanis Club of Sylvester
Langdale Chevrolet
Lawhorne Storage
Margaret Jones Library
Mary Alice Shipp Community Develop. Corp
Medders Associates Survey, Inc.
Medders Enterprises, Inc.
Medders Irrigation, LLC
Miss Georgee's Play-Kare
Mitchell EMC
Mobley Gin Company
Montgomery Promotions, Inc
Moultrie Technical College
Mr. Ridley Monk
MRM Recycling, Inc.
Napa Auto & Truck Parts {BrooksAuto Parts}
Nell Ford
Nethers Old Fashioned Pork Skins, Inc.
Norman Crowe, Jr.
Norman Park Gin
Olam Edible Nuts/Universal Blanchers
Pa's Plants
Pap's Fried Chicken
Paradise Estates Apartments
Personal Finance
Phoebe Worth Family Medicine
Phoebe Worth Medical Center
Pine Shadows Retirement Manor
Plantation Publishing Company, Inc.
Poulan Pecan Co., Inc.
Powell Contract Services LLC
Powell's Refrigeration
Professional Sound Entertainment
Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc.
Radio Shack Dealer
Relwof Farms Trucking, Inc.
Ruth's Cottage/ The Patticake House
Sarah McCrary
Security Finance
Shipp Shape Lawn Service
Short and Paulk Supply
Singletary & Son Tire Company, Inc.
Snipes Piggly Wiggly(Tom Tom Foods)
Southern Auto Lock/Montgomery
Southern Express Lube, Inc.
Southern Heritage Woodworks, Inc.
Southern Woods Plantation, Inc.
Southland Transportation, Inc.
Specialty Sales Company
State Representative Ed Rynders
Stuart Pate State Farm Agency
Sumner Peanut Co., Inc.
Sunbelt Ford, Inc.
SunTrust Bank
Superior Machine Works
Sylvester-Worth County Rec Dept
Sylvester Animal Hospital
Sylvester Banking Company
Sylvester Family Practice/HealthPlus
Sylvester Farmers Market
Sylvester Health Care, Inc.
Sylvester Plaza, LTD Partnership
The Melanie Hurst Corp
The Sumner Egg Festival
The Sylvester Computer Guy
The Sylvester Local News
Tift Regional HealthPlus
Timothy Coley
Tina Pate
Total Merchant Services of GA
Tyson Steel Building Products, Inc.
Virginia Andrews
Visions of Sylvester
Walgreens of Sylvester
Warwick Blackshear Business Organization
Warwick Health Care
Warwick Septic Tank, Inc.
WCHS Band Boosters
William C. Rouse, Contracting
Williams Insurance Agency, Inc.
Willie Mae Marlin
Woodmen of the World
Worth Air Heating and Cooling, Inc.
Worth County Board of Education
Worth County EDA
Worth County Elementary School
Worth County Extension Service
Worth County Farm Bureau, Inc
Worth County Forestry Queens
Worth County Health Department
Worth County High School
Worth County Middle School

Worth County Motors, LLC
Worth County Primary School
Worth Finance Corporation
Worth Gin Company, Inc.
Worth Insurance Agency, Inc.

Mark Your Calendars!

Agriculture/Farmers Appreciation Committee
This committee will meet on the Third Tuesday.

Candlelight Vigil
Ruth's Cottage & The Patticake House - Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil

Sponsored by ConAgra Foods, Downtown Development Authority & Best Friends Humane Society


49th Annual Georgia Peanut Festival
Takes place the third weekend in October. Activities include one of the largest parades in the Southeast and a beauty pageant with up to 100 contestants. Craftsmen from all over the state showcase their creations. Most importantly, you’ll experience peanut treats to delight everyone in the family. Did you know that every jar of Peter Pan peanut butter is made in Sylvester, GA? GSP Directions: 301 E. Franklin Street, Sylvester, GA 31791. Event Applications please visit: www.gapeanutfestival.org

Downtown Sylvester Farmer's Market
Come find fresh local produce and crafts from local artisans.

Political Forum
Sylvester - Worth County Chamber hosts Political Forum Get informed & Vote!!

Exec. Board of Directors

Board of Directors Meeting

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
Ruth's Cottage & The Patticake House - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event

Now booking Fall Field Trips Available Dates: Oct.1- Oct. 26

Downtown Sylvester Farmer's Market
Come find fresh local produce and crafts from local artisans.

Margaret Jones Library
Books Worth Reading Discussion Group Thursday November 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM "Jemma J" A novel about Swans and Ducklings By: Jane Green "If you like Fairy Tales this book is for you!" For further information contact Leigh Wiley

Downtown Sylvester Farmer's Market
Come find fresh local produce and crafts from local artisans.

Downtown Sylvester Farmer's Market
Come find fresh local produce and crafts from local artisans.

Government Committee
The primary responseibility of this committee is to help support the local government throught public announcements, awareness, and events such as Eggs and Issues and Political forums.

Membership Committee
June 26, 2012 Membership Visits - Poulan & Sumner

Luncheon for Area Churches
Chamber Sponsored Luncheon for area Churches!!

Photos with Santa

Farmer's Appreciation Dinner
The Sylvester - Worth County Chamber of Commerce and the Farmer's Appreciation Committee are once again preparing for our Farmers Appreciation Dinner! Guest Speaker: Mr. Gary W. Black, Commissioner of Agriculture Commissioner Black is an active supporter of agricultural programs that expand opportunities for young people. He serves in advisory capacities for 4H and FFA. As a student, Black served as State FFA President from 1975-76.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!!


What's News at the Chamber!


Barnyard Creations, B&C Sports, Handy Andy, Snipes Piggly Wiggly, Sylvester Local, and Walgreens!

NEW AND EXCITING events every year for the Georgia Peanut Festival be sure and look in your local news for the upcoming edition for this years Peanut Festival Magazine!!

OCTOBER 20, 2012

The time is near for the
49th Annual Georgia Peanut Festival!

Georgia Peanut Festival Events:
Oct 18, 2012 Peter Pan Pets and Pals Parade
-Line up at 5:00
Oct 19, 2012 Ga Peanut Festival Golf Tournament
Oct 20, 2012 Peter Pan Parade and Festival

Nov 15, 2012 - Farmers Appreciation Dinner
The Sylvester - Worth County Chamber of Commerce and the Farmers Appreciation Committee are once again preparing for our Farmers Appreciation Dinner!
Guest Speaker:
Mr. Gary W. Black, Commissioner of Agriculture
Commissioner Black is an active supporter of agricultural programs that expand opportunities for young people. He serves in advisory capacities for 4H and FFA. As a student, Black served as State FFA President from 1975-76.

What's News in Sylvester - Worth County!

Stop the Hurt! 
Candlelight Vigil for Ruth's Cottage and Patticake House

October 16, 2012 5:30 PM on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Sylvester
www.ruthscottage.com and www.patticakehousecac.com


5075 Hawpond Rd. Ashburn, Ga. 


Now booking Fall Field Trips

Available Dates: Oct.16 - Oct. 26




October 18, 2012 

Sponsored  by ConAgra Foods, Downtown Development Authority & Best Friends Humane Society

Who :   Kids of all ages (with or without a pet)
When:   Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time:   Registration begins at 5:00 pm
Where: Corner of Front & Main St. (parking lot)




Attention all Downtown Merchants!!!! This is a golden opportunity for your business. The Downtown Enhancement Program will be observing "Keeping Kids Safe Trick or Treat", Thursday, October 18, 2012 this year.   The downtown merchants are asked to participate in the city "Keeping Kids Safe Trick or Treat" by extending their stores hours to greet and pass out candy to our trick or treaters between the hours of 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m Please sign up for this event, no later than Friday, October 15th by 12:00 noon. If you have any questions or concerns for the "Keeping Kids Safe Trick or Treat" please contact Brittany Evans at 229-430-7735 or email bevans@cityofsylvester.com

Books Worth Reading Discussion Group
Thursday November 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM

"Jemma J" A novel about Swans and Ducklings By: Jane Green
"If you like Fairy Tales this book is for you!"
For further information contact Leigh Wiley, Margaret Jones Library 229-776-2096



Farmers, Growers, Producers and Artisans share their wares at the  2012 Farmers Market!

Our Saturday market is an opportunity to celebrate buying local.  It is in support of our neighbors, including local farmers, food vendors and craft/artisans.  The market begins at 9:00 and ends at 1:00 on Saturdays through November.

Crowds come early to make sure vendors have plenty of their favorite items.

for more information visit: sylvesterfarmersmarket.com or contact Brittany Evans @ 229-430-7735 



Downtown Fall Crow & Peanut Decorating Contest

"Fall Crows" will be arriving soon

"Fall Crows" will start to appear on sidewalks in downtown and in business store front in Sylvester in early October. Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of the of what makes downtown unique. For more questions or information please contact the Downtown Enhancement Office at 229-430-7735 or email Brittany Evans, at bevans@cityofsylvester.com

Regional News!!

RIVER ZOMBIES - October 27, 2012 @ 1pm

"RACE FOR YOU LIFE" 5k Unlimited Fun Run

Race for your life through a Zombie Infested obstacle course!

Register online at www.flintriverquarium.com
For more information, call Vickie Churchman at 229-639-2650

Using Social Media Strategies to Build, Manage and Strengthen Your Community's Online Presence


October 29, 2012 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION: http://mtced.com/training/region10-social-media-seminar

$25 (includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch) Please register by October 19


Moultrie Technical College
Veterans Parkway Campus
Conference Center
800 Veterans Parkway North
Moultrie GA 31788

52 Tech Dr. - Tifton Ga.

Contact Molley Sumner for Upcoming Continuing Education Classes @ MTC!

229-386-3169 msumner@moultrietech.edu


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Other Information

Please e-mail the Chamber at info@swcountychamber.com with any questions.


The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce feels it is important TO GET THE FACTS on legislative issues and candidates. The information in this box is provided to inform the public on forums available for informational purposes only.

2013 Small Business Tax Calendar now available for pre-ordering
Order Up to 5 Copies for Free: English | Spanish

Business Workshops & Education


Date: October 16th @ 5:30p

Fee: $69

For more information: CALL 229 420-1144 OR GO TO www.georgiasbdc.org

MTC Advanced Quick Book Classes:
Oct 22, 24, 29, 31
5:30p - 8:00p
Click for More Information

Georgia Tech Innovation Management (IM) Workshop
Can your company afford not to innovate?"
October 25th
For more information: Visit Website

* Worth County is a Work Ready Community! Ask your Chamber of Commerce how you can become Work Ready, too!

If you have upcoming events that you would like to share, please contact the Chamber and let us help to spread the word. 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)

Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce
229-776-7718 (phone)
229-776-7719 (fax)
229-776-6657 (GA Peanut Festival)




Weekly Newsletter - October 16 - October 22

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