January 15 - January 21
"Ask not what your community can do for you, but WHAT can you do for your community"

New Member!

Mr. Matt Medders

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
Gail R. Wyles
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
Janice Meeks
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 Achievement Boosters
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!

Events Committee
Meets quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday

Retail Tourism
Meets Quarterly on the 3rd Thursday

Worth Retired Educators
The Worth Retired Educators will have as our guest on Thursday, Jan. 17, the president of the Georgia Retired Educators. We will meet in the Davis Room at the library at 3:00 P.M. Refreshments will be served.

WCHS 9th Grade Pinning Ceremony
The Achievement Booster Club is sponsoring the pinning of all 9th Graders on January 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM. The Ceremony will be held at the Multi Purpose Room at the Worth County Highschool. The pinning exemplifies the Parent, Student, Teacher, and Business Communities commitment to support students in completing High School.

Events Committee
Meets quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday

Events Committee
Meets quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday

Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
"Building A Better Community with a Can Do Crew" Sponsorships are available as well as the availability to purchase individual tickets.

Education Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Monday Youth Leadership and Government Tour

Valentine Dinner Fundraiser
ABC is hosting a steak dinner for two on Valentine's Night.

Job Career Day/Worth County High School

Government Committee Meetings
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Monday

Membership Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday

Events Committee
Meets quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday

Retail Tourism
Meets Quarterly on the 3rd Thursday

Student Government Tour
All day event Worth County High School students tour different government entities in Worth County learning their differnt jobs and duties.

Education Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Monday Youth Leadership and Government Tour

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee


Click for Information on the State of Georgia Tax Changes for 2013

We are notifying you of an increase in our Counties Tax Tier Status. If you are an industry that claims Job Tax Credits and plan to do so for 2013 we have attached the site where you can find the notice of intent form for you to fill out. You need to file the notice of intent by February 15, 2013, to keep the 2012 Tax Credit.

If you are a Business or Industry that claims Job Tax Credits, click this link for information on the 2013 Tax Tier Status.

If you should have any questions concerning this matter please do not hesitate to call the Worth County Economic Development Authority at 229-776-7599.

What's News at the Chamber!


This year's theme is "Building a Better Community with the Can Do Crew". The Dinner will be held at the Worth County Community Center, individual tickets ($35.00 each) and table sponsorships are now available.

Click for More Information

Let's Take A Trip Together!

Fantastic group travel rate for
9 day all inclusive trip including airfare accommodations & 2 meals a day
Click for More 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!

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!

Worth County Primary School Gardening Focus Group
If you are interested in developing a school garden or just like gardening practices and looking for a program to volunteer with this meeting is for you!

Date: January 16, 2013
Time: 1:00 until 3:00
Place: Worth County Primary School
1304 N Isabella St, Sylvester, GA 31791

(Park in the front, check-in and you will be directed to the meeting area)

Please RSVP by January 10th to uge4321@uga.edu or 229-776-8216.

Click for More Information

WCHS Achievment Boosters 9th Grader Pinning
The Achievement Booster Club is sponsoring the pinning of all 9th Graders on January 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM. The Ceremony will be held at the Multi Purpose Room at the Worth County Highschool. The pinning exemplifies the Parent, Student, Teacher, and Business Communities commitment to support students in completing High School.

WCHS Achievment Boosters Valentine Dinner Fundraiser
Event Date: 02/15/2013
Description: Worth County High School Achievement Booster Club is hosting a steak dinner for two.
Time of Day: 7pm - 9pm

Contact Name: Traci Chesser
Contact Email: wchs.abc@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 478-733-6000

WCHS Cafeteria
406 W. King Street
Sylvester GA 31791

Details w/ costs:
Tickets are $100. This includes a steak dinner and the trimmings for two people. Door prizes will be given and your ticket goes into a drawing to win $1000

Classes & Seminars

UGA SBDC and GA Tech PTAC sponsors "Procurement Boot Camp"
January 30, 2013

Click for More Information


Government News

New Online Filing & Searching for
Secretary of State’s Corporations Division.

Click for More Information


DISCLAIMER: THE SYLVESTER- WORTH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DOES NOT ADVOCATE OR ENDORSE ANY CANDIDATE OR LEGISLATIVE ISSUE. 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.

Stop & Shop!



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 - January 15 - January 21

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