January 29 - February 4
"Ask not what your community can do for you, but WHAT can you do for your community"

New Member!

Ms. Gwen Isdell

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
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
Matt Medders
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.
Venice Meeks
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

Blood Drive
Give Blood/Save A Life

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.

Gibbs Pecan & Shelling/Customer Appreciation Day
Gibbs Pecan & Shelling would like to invite you to a Customer Appreciation Day!!

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.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Job Career Day/Worth County High School

Worth County Forestry Scholarship Pageant
The Worth County Forestry Scholarship Pageant will be held March 9, 2013 @ 5pm in Sumner, GA. We are now able to accept credit cards and debit cards with a 2.70% surcharge at the door the night of the pageant. Also accepting PayPal. The local queens enjoy a fun year filled with appearances as well as have their entry fees paid for the Miss Georgia Forestry State Scholarship pageant in June 2013. Any contestant competing in a local forestry prelim automatically qualifies to compete in the Miss U. S. National Forestry Scholarship Pageant Labor Day Weekend in Tifton, GA. Call me at (229) 344-4029 or email me if you have any questions. I hope to see you there. r/Kelly Eadie-Leverette.

Mom Prom

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.

Survivor Dinner
Phoebe Worth Hospital

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

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Best Friends Humane Society


Thank you to all who have participated in the events during the past few months. Parades, photo sessions and holiday festivities! Hold onto your hats... there's lots more to come!

Read More In Our Newsletter!


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!


Plans are well under way for our 31st Annual Dinner. Our theme this year is "Building a Better Community with the Can Do Crew". It will be held at the Worth County Community Center on February 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM.

Menu consists of Prime Loin, Grilled Asparagus, Carrot/Squash Medley, Asian Salad, Yeast Rolls, Lava Cake/Ice Cream, Water and Tea. The WC High School Jazz Trio will provide entertainment and Hugh Hardy from Carroll's Sausage will be our Meat Carver.

We have a wonderful evening of networking and fellowship planned!!

Sponsorships - Avialable through Jan 24 and Tickets are now on sale at the Chamber. Seats are limited so get your tickets today!

Click for More Information

Door prize and silent auction item sponsor opportunities:

Feb. 27-March 1 – Georgia Agritourism Association in Tifton – this association is looking for silent auction items, both large and small.  Donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds generated from the Silent Auction go to support educational scholarships and other GAA activities related to the continuation of educational opportunities, and growing the agritourism industry in Georgia.  Please contact Sarah Cook to let her know if you are interested: Sarah Cook, Silent Auction Committee Chair, 229-391-6882, scook@georgia.org.     www.georgiaagritourism.org

March 3-4 – Winter Chautauqua Tourism Conference in Rome – The Historic High Country Travel Association is soliciting door prizes to be given away at this gathering of tourism, downtown, chamber and government officials.  Winter Chautauqua’s annual conference strives to provide quality tourism education at an affordable price so businesses and non-profits of all sizes can take advantage of the opportunity.  Details are found at www.winterchautauqua.com (registration now open, too!)
If you are interested in providing a door prize, please contact either Ann Hortman at the Rome CVB ahortman@romega.us  or myself Janet Cochran at jcochran@georgia.org.

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!
Click for More Information

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!

Blood Drive
Margaret Jones Public Library
January 31, 2013
2pm until 7pm

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

Family Visions Outreach, Inc. Presents “SAY NO to the ROW”
February 23, 2013 @ 6:00PM
Sumner Auditorium
704 Walnut Street
Sumner, GA 31789

Admission: $10.00

For More Information: (229)777-7704
Click to see the Flyer

Worth County Forestry Scholarship Pageant
March 9, 2013 @ 5pm in Sumner, GA.

We are now able to accept credit cards and debit cards with a 2.70% surcharge at the door the night of the pageant. Also accepting PayPal.

The local queens enjoy a fun year filled with appearances as well as have their entry fees paid for the Miss Georgia Forestry State Scholarship pageant in June 2013. Any contestant competing in a local forestry prelim automatically qualifies to compete in the Miss U.S. National Forestry Scholarship Pageant Labor Day Weekend in Tifton, GA.

Call (229) 344-4029 for additional information.

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 29 - February 4

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