November 13 - November 19
"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 Animal Hospital
Sylvester Banking Company
Sylvester Computer Guy
Sylvester Family Practice/HealthPlus
Sylvester Farmers Market
Sylvester Health Care, Inc.
Sylvester Plaza, LTD Partnership
Sylvester-Worth County Rec Dept
The Melanie Hurst Corp
The Sumner Egg Festival
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!

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

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

Masquerade/Jewelry & Accessories Sale
Proceeds Benefit Phoebe WOrth Hospital Volunteers

Farmer's Appreciation Committee Meeting
The Farmer's Appreciation Committee will meet at the Ag Pavillion on Nov. 14 at 11am

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.

Sunbelt Ford Sylvester
Test your judging Skills with American Idol contest November 15th 2012 Sunbelt Ford Sylvester 6PM – 9PM Celebrating the 2013 Ford Fusion Come out and see, test drive, watch a performance for American Idol and Let us capture your judging skills and send to American Idol for a chance to Win VIP Tickers, Chance to Judge Live, or a 2013 Ford Fusion Festivities and Food for all! All who come and sign up to try out Ford will give to Best Friends Humane Society As our local charity we are partnered with all proceeds for each persons up to $500 dollars!!! Contact: Debra Smith for more Details 229-776-7691

Gibbs Pecan & Shelling
Customer Appreciation Day!!! We appreciate every customer that walks through the doors of Gibbs Pecan and we would like to show our appreciation to you our customers!!!

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.

Georgia Pecan Company
Join us for the Grand Opening and a Ribbon Cutting at Georgia Pecan Company at their new location 710 Ashburn Hwy (Ga Hwy 112 North)

Exec Board of Directors
Date Pending

Board of Directors Meeting
Date Pending

Exec. Board of Directors
2013 Budget

Christmas Parade
The City of Sylvester is makingplans forthis year'sannual Christmas Celebration ans we want you to be a part of it.We are asking you to help make a defference with our annual "Share the Gift of Christmas" December 6, 2012

City of Poulan - Christmas in the Park
The City of Poulan would like to invite you, your family and friends to the 2012 Christmas in the Park.

Education Committee
Partners in Education Teacher of the year Government Tour New Teacher Welcome

Small Business/Economic Development

Retail / Tourism

Board of Directors
Date Pending

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

Economic Development Business Committee
Agenda:Goals for a business survey and Mission Statement

5th Annual Worth County Forestry Scholarship Pageant
Promoting & Protecting the Forestry Industry


We honor our Veterans!

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!!

Sunbelt Ford is the Chamber Business Spotlight for the Month of November!

Thank You longtime Chamber Member Sunbelt Ford for being such great stewards of our community! Servicing Sylvester-Worth County for over 30 Years Sunbelt Ford has al ways been supportive of our community! In just the past two years alone Sunbelt has donated over $25,000.00 back into our Community with their Drive One 4UR Community and Drive One 4UR Schools Programs. Stop in and see Scott Suber and staff and DRIVE a Ford today! Just one more reason to Stop and Shop Sylvester-Worth County where we are "WORTH IT"


Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Georgia Pecan's new location at 710 Ashburn Hwy (GA Hwy 112 North).

Scott and Janice Craft, family and staff would like you to join them for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening at their new location. Opening just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas they can help you with all the pecans, and yes PEANUTS you need for gift baskets and cooking. Contact Ms. Janice Craft today ! They will be opening the doors on November 14 and the Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening will be November 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM come sample some fudge on them!


Sylvester Annual Christmas Open House Downtown


Downtown Sylvester is hosting its Annual Christmas Open House Downtown on November 15, 16 and 17. You don't want to miss the special savings each of them have for you this Christmas Season! Stop in and Shop with our local participating merchants and Chamber Members.

American Nails - Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00a - 7:00p: $2.00 Off Pedicures, Gift Certificates available!!

B & C Sports - Thursday and Friday 10:00a - 6:00p and Saturday 9:00a - 1:00p: 20% to 75% off of selected merchandise, for every $50.00 you spend you get your name put in a drawing for a free pair of Costas DelMar Sunglasses.

Barnyard Creations - Stop in and see Barbara and staff for all your Christmas needs. Various specials throughout the open house available.

Cindy's - Friday 9:00a - 6:00p and Saturday 9:00a - 5:00p: 25% off all Christmas Items, hourly specials on Saturday. Also Saturday at 3:30p Fletcher Culpepper will be there with his deer antlers and there will be a drawing for a door prize.

Country Bouquet - Will decorate your offices and homes for the Holidays! Ms. Patricia wants you to stop in and see their Georgia Bulldog Tree, Candy Land Tree and a Safarie Tree! New Ornaments, New wreath holders, New Light Nights with scented candles and Pinch and Ash spoons, measuring spoons, and cups.

Fletcher Yearta - Thursday 4:00p - 7:00p, Friday 10:00a - 6:00p, and Saturday 10:00a - 4:00p: Stop in and let the staff at Fletcher Yearta help you with your Christmas Needs.

Hairitage Salon - 25% off all Cross Jewelry, spend $25.00 or more and qualify for a drawing for a free gift basket. Gift Baskets are available.

Radio Shack - Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during regular hours: 10% off all Radio Shack items.

Sylvester Computer Guy - Thursday 1:00p - 6:00p: Free desktop dust purging, free laptop screen cleaning, and prize drawing with 3 ways to enter.

Sylvester Worth County Chamber - The sign of a strong Chamber is the sign of a strong community JOIN your Chamber today!! Stop in the Chamber of Commerce and sign up for a new membership on Friday, November 16, 2012, and you will get $25.00 off of the Membership fee!

Jenny's Dress Shop, Rumors and many more participating merchants will have special savings for your Christmas needs.  Also make a point to eat at one of our downtown resturants for lunch!

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!

We are now accepting sponsorships and donations for our Annual Christmas Clearing House.

Thanks to the generosity of many, we are able to help Seniors and Familes alike year after year at our Chamber Christmas Clearing House. If you would like to adopt a family, send in a sponsorship, or donate toys or clothing please contact us at 229-776-7718. Our deadline for Monetary Donations will be on December 17, 2012. What better way to have a great Christmas Season than to share it with those in need! As always, we appreciate all those who participate in helping us make this happen!

View: Letter | Submission Form
Creative Services by The Sylvester Local

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!

Sylvester Sunbelt Ford American Idol Contest

November 15th 2012
6:00p - 9:00p

Celebrating the 2013 Ford Fusion, come out and see it, test drive it, or just watch a performance for American Idol, plus let us capture your judging skills and send it to American Idol for a chance to win VIP tickets, a chance to judge live, or a 2013 Ford Fusion! Festivities and Food for all!

Anyone who comes and signs up to try out the Ford Fusion will earn proceeds for the Best Friends Humane Society. As our local partnered charity, BFHS can earn up to $500 dollars!!!

Contact:  Debra Smith for more details 229-776-7691

Gibbs Pecan Customer Appreciation Day

November 16th 2012
12:00p - 2:00p

Customer Appreciation Day!!! We appreciate every customer that walks through the doors of Gibbs Pecan and we would like to show our appreciation to you, our customers!! Catering by Jackson Soul Food! Stop in and see our unique gift ideas!! Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we will be able to help you with your gift tins and baskets. WE BUY AND SELL PECANS!

Gibbs Pecan & Shelling
3199 HWY 82 East
Sumner, GA

Books Worth Reading

Book Discussion Group

The pick for this month is "Game of Secrets" by Dawn Tripp. The book is described as "a page-turning thriller—a game of Scrabble helps two families spell out the history of a small-town murder." Books will be available at the library for pick up before the discussion. We'll get together on Tuesday, December 4th at 6 pm to discuss and discover the secrets hidden in this small New England town. Hope you can join us!

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

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

Poulan Christmas In The Park
December 8, 2012 at 3:00p

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: or contact Brittany Evans @ 229-430-7735

Regional News!!

You Are Invited!
'Home for the Holidays'
Featuring unique holiday ideas and recipes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mitchell County Ag Center, Camilla, GA
Doors and Vendors open at 5:00 PM
Program begins at 6:00 PM
   A Tasting Table will follow the presentations

Presented by
Cooperative Extension Service:
Baker, Dougherty, and Mitchell Counties
Mitchell EMC

Call to register:
Mitchell County Extension 336-5221
Baker County Extension 734-3015
Mitchell EMC 336-5221

Cost:  $10 plus a canned good for area Food Bank

Workshops, Seminars, Education & More


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


MTC Driver's Ed

5pm – 8pm: Nov. 13, 15
9am – 3pm: Nov. 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 - November 13 - November 19

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