November 20 - November 26
"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!

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

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.

The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Weekend! Remember to Stop and Shop Sylvester-Worth County this holiday season, we are "WORTH IT"!

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!!

The Sylvester Worth County Chamber and The Farmers Appreciation Committee would like to thank everyone involved that helped make this years  Dinner such a huge success!

Sylvester Women's Club made over 30 wreaths for the Sylvester Nursing Home and Pine Shadows Retirement Home

Congratulations to all merchants on a successful Downtown Sylvester Christmas Open House!

Photo by Beckstrom Photography

Congratulations to Georgia Pecan Company
on a very successful grand opening and ribbon cutting!

What's News at the Chamber!

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

Annual Dinner

Plans are underway for the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. The event is scheduled to be held at the Worth Community Center on February 7, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. We hope this meets with your approval and that we can count on your continued support. The theme for the event will be “Building a Better Community with the Can Do Crew”

Click for Sponsorship Information

Exclusive Wellness Program for our Business Members!
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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!

2012 Mayor's Christmas Motorcade
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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

Workshops, Seminars, Education & More


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




* 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 20 - November 26

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