October 30 - November 5
"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
BJ's Country Cafe
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
Family Visions Outreach, Inc.
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
Gaughf Plumbing & Electrical
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!

Breast Cancer Awareness
Judy Weaver, NP-C will be discussing Early detection of Breast Cancer: It's just as important to Find Nothing Reserve your seat by calling: 229-353-6316

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

Rams Downtown Pep Rally
Put on your best Rams Spirit attire and join the band,cheerleaders and more downtown for a pep rally! Football players and coaches will be introduced. SENIORS WILL BE RECOGNIZED!

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.

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

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

Events Committee Meetings
The primary responsiblity of this committee is the Annual Dinner.

Exec Board of Directors
Date Pending

Board of Directors Meeting
Date Pending

New Members!

Family Visions Outreach, Inc.
Judy Hall
PO Box 5283
601 W. Price St.
Sylvester, GA 31791
Visit our Website
Fax: 2297765108

Gaughf Plumbing & Electrical
Mr. Doug Gaughf
127 Steve Lane
Sylvester, GA 31791
Fax: 2297764270

BJ's Country Cafe (Formally Old Times Country Cafe)
Ms. BJ Fletcher Fletcher
2401 Dawson Rd.
Albany, GA 31701
Fax: 229-439-1650

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!!

WE'VE got spirit yes we do !! 

Come to DOWNTOWN SYLVESTER this Thursday evening, Nov 1, at 6:30 PM and join us for A PEP RALLY for 1st Thursdays Downtown. The City of Sylvester, Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Enhancement Program and WCHS are proud to announce SENIOR NIGHT Downtown.  What better way to honor our Senior Band members, Cheerleaders, and Young men on the field than to come Cheer them onto Victory!  GO RAMS!

Then the shopping begins ....  Stop and Shop in our many participating Merchants downtown and find special savings just for YOU because we are "WORTH" it!

What's News at the Chamber!

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.

Christmas Clearing House!

View: Letter and Submission Form

Chamber Annex Rental Information

The Sylvester - Worth County Chamber of Commerce Annex {Old Chamber Location - Hwy 82} is now Available for rent on your next upcoming event... Baby Shower, Bridal Party, Birthday Party or Family Event.  At the present time the Annex is not handicap accessible, it will be the responsibility of the rental party to have the building handicap accessible for your event. Contact your local Chamber for more information. 229-776-7718 and view the Application HERE.


Take Advantage of Member Benefits!

With Christmas around the corner we want to offer our community LOCAL reasons to Stop and Shop in our own community. If you haven't already taken advantage of the many benefits our Chamber Web Page has to offer you now is the time to do so. Log in and browse the back end of our web page and create your own "Mini" Web page and create your own coupons! Let's show off why we are definitely "WORTH" the Trip!

What's News in Sylvester - Worth County!

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


Sunbelt Ford is hosting a Drive One 4UR Community this Saturday in the Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot THIS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2012 FROM 9:00 AM TILL 5:00 PM. Come drive one for your favorite PARTICIPATING Non - Profit Chamber Member. So far we have 3 Non Profits participating but our goal is to reach 300 Drivers this Saturday. For each Ford Driven the Non Profit of your choice will receive $20.00. We want to reach the goal of $6,000.00 so come on out and DRIVE ONE 4UR COMMUNITY because we are "WORTH IT"!

Men in Action Turkey Shoot

November 10, 2012 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hosted by First Baptist Church of Sylvester
Location will be at Phillip Lumpkin Farm on Ephesus Church Road
Everyone is welcome, all proceeds will benefit Foster Childrens' Christmas!

Invitation Letter | Application

Sylvester Christmas Parade
December 6, 2012 at 6:00p

Find out how you can get involved!
Click here for the More Information


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

Regional News!!

Workshops, Seminars, Education & More


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

MTC Advanced Quick Book Classes:

Oct 31
5:30p - 8:00p
Click for More Information

MTC Driver's Ed

5pm – 8pm: Nov. 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15
9am – 3pm: Nov. 10 & 17
Click for More Information


* 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 30 - November 5

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