March 12 - March 18
"Ask not what your community can do for you, but WHAT can you do for your community"

Chamber Members

1 of A Kind
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yardsale
Ag Georgia Farm Credit
Agri-AFC, LLC Sylvester
AIC Wireless
Albany Department of Labor
American Nails
American Sunbelt Auctioneers, Inc
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 Friends Humane Society
Billie and Vickie Young
Birdsong Peanuts
BJ's Country Cafe
Boy Scout Troup 100
Brooks Auto Parts
Brownlee-Bozeman Agency
Bryan and Jordan Body and Paint Shop
Bryce Johnson
Calhoun Produce
Camille Taylor, Century 21, Smith, Branch
Charlotte Jolley
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
Custom Cut Signs & Graphics
D & B A/C and Mechanical Service, Inc
Dairy Queen of Sylvester, Inc
David Register
Dialysis Clinic, Inc
Donna King
Dorothy D. McKellar
Dough Gaughf Plumbing & Electrical
Doug Hughes Pest Control
Down Town Sylvester Farmer's Market
Dr. Henry Gordon Davis Jr., MD
Dr. Larry D. Daugherty, DMD, PC
Ed Rynders
Emerald Garden Center
Event Technical Services, Inc.
Factory Connection, LLC
Family Vision Outreach, Inc.
Farm Commodities, Inc.
Farmers Home Furniture
Fat Boy's Backyard BBQ & More
First Baptist Church
Ford Insurance Agency, Inc
Fred Dent
Free Diagnostics Auto Repair
Fresco Italiano
Futrill Auto Parts, Inc
Gail R. Wiles
Georgia Peanut Festival
Georgia Power Company
Gibbs Pecan & Shelling
Glenn's Corner Pharmacy
Globe Financial Services
Green Mountain Lodge
Green Oaks Center
Greg Sellars
Gwen Isdell
Hairitage Salon
Hal Carter Construction
Handy Andy
HealthPlus Family Practice
Heritage Bank of the South
Herring CPA Group
Housing Authority of City of Sylvester
Hometown Cleaners
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.
Jimmy Sanders, Inc.
John L Green, Sr.
John McPhaul
Johnson Tax Service
Jump Start Automotive
Karen McDonald
Kentucky Fried Chicken/ Taco Bell
Kiwanis Club of Sylvester
Langdale Chevrolet
Lawhorne Storage
Mary Alice Shipp Community Develop. Corp
Matt Medders
Medders Associates Survey, Inc.
Medders Enterprises, Inc.
Medders Irrigation, LLC
Milan Food Mart
Miss Georgee's Play-Kare
Mitchell EMC
Mobley Gin Company
Montgomery Promotions, Inc
Moultrie Technical College
Nell Ford
Nethers Old Fashioned Pork Skins, Inc.
Norman Crowe, Jr.
Norman Park Gin
Olam Edible Nuts/Universal Blanchers
Paradise Estates Apartments
Paragon Foods, Inc.
Personal Finance
Phoebe Worth Family Medicine
Phoebe Worth Medical Center
Pine Shadows Manor, Inc.
Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church
Plantation Publishing Company, Inc.
Poulan Pecan Co., Inc.
Powell Contract Services LLC
Powell's Refrigeration
Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc.
Radio Shack Dealer
Relwof Farms Trucking, Inc.
Ridley Monk
Ruth's Cottage / The Pancake House
Sarah McCrary
Security Finance
Shelly McPhaul
Shipp Shape Lawn Service
Short & Paulk Supply Company
Snipes Piggly Wiggly (Tom Tom Foods)
Southern Auto Lock / Montgomery
Southern Express Lube, Inc.
Southern Woods Plantation, Inc.
Southland Transportation, Inc.
Specialty Sales Company
Stuart Pate State Farm Agency
Summer Palace
Sumner Peanut Co., Inc.
Sunbelt Ford, Inc.
SunTrust Bank
Superior Machine Works
Sylvester Animal Hospital
Sylvester Banking Company
Sylvester Computer Guy
Sylvester Farmers Market
Sylvester Health Care, Inc.
Sylvester Inn
Sylvester Plaza, LTD Partnership
Sylvester-Worth County Rec Dept
The Melanie Hurst Corp
The Sylvester Local News
Timothy Coley
Total Merchant Services of GA
Tyson Steel Building Products, Inc.
Venice Meeks
Virginia Andrews
Visions of Sylvester
Warwick HealthCare
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
Worth County Elementary School
Worth County Extension Service
Worth County Forestry Queens
Worth County Health Department
Worth County High School
Worth County Middle School

Worth County Primary School
Worth Finance Corporation
Worth Gin Company, Inc.
Worth Insurance Agency, Inc.

Mark Your Calendars!

Membership Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday

Worth County Relay for Life Beauty Pageant

Green Mountain Lodge 130
Hosts: Easter Egg Hunt Free Food,Fun & Games Everyone is invited

Best Friends Humane Society
Have you been Lure Chasing? Bring your best friend and join the fun! Refreshments will be available for purchase in the Hut

Government Committee Meetings
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Monday

Membership Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday

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 different jobs and duties.

Survivors Dinner
Phoebe Worth Hospital

Car & Bike Show
Xars & Bikes Free to Enter

Downtown Sylvester Farmer's Market
Gran Opening

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

Business After Hours

Career Day/Worth County Elem. School

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Government Committee Meetings
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Monday

Membership Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Retail Tourism
Meets Quarterly on the 3rd Thursday

Peanut Festival Pageant

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

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

Membership Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday

Chamber Business Spotlight
Camille Taylor - Century 21, Smith, Branch & Pope LLC

1814 Hwy 41 N, Tifton, GA 31794
229-272-0502, Fax: 229-386-9981

Camille is an Exec Director of the Chamber and the Kids' Corner Chair of the Georgia Peanut Festival.

As a Top Producing Real Estate Agent at Century 21 Smith, Branch & Pope in Tifton, Camille has worked in the Real Estate industry for 7 years. While most of that time was spent in the Tifton market, she has recently been transitioning her business back home where she has enjoyed being a part of the local community. She has embraced the local Stop & Shop campaign that has brought awareness to our local businesses. Shopping local helps financially, but it also creates a sense of community. It helps lay the foundation for stability during these tough economic times, creating an atmosphere where our neighbors can prosper.

Century 21 Smith, Branch & Pope has three offices to serve you. The Century 21 Franchise is the largest residential franchise in the world and provides its agents with superior systems and cutting edge technology to help you. As you are considering your next purchase or sell of any type of Real Estate, don’t forget to consider Camille as your local Realtor. For more information call Camille Taylor @ 229-272-0502 or visit

If you would like to be considered for the Chamber Business Spotlight of the Month please send us a request along with a paragraph or two about your business and why you should be the Business spotlight of the Month, to  If we receive more than one request per month we will submit for consideration on a first come first serve basis.

As part of a statewide celebration of Georgia's cities, Sylvester will host a series of events including a car show,  tree plantings and activities with Worth County High School students.

The 10th Annual Great Sylvester Clean-up on Saturday, April 27 concludes the celebration.  Join us that Saturday for two hours to beautify our city. In our most recent litter survey, citizens agreed litter costs taxpayers money and hurts the environment. Join us!

After the Clean-Up stay downtown for a Car and Bike Show. (See the flyer this page.)

Community Fundraisers

Best Friends Humane Society
On sale now!!!! 50/50 tickets are available for purchase!!! Only $2 each or 3 for $5. They will be available at several locations throughout Sylvester - the Local, the Computer Guy, the Chamber of Commerce and the Shelter (additional locations will be posted next week). If you would like to purchase or sell tickets - call 229.777.7774.

Kiwanis Host Pancake Breakfast Sale
March 16, 2013 @ 8:00am - 10:30am in the Jeffords Park Tennis Court Building

$5.00 - All proceeds go to the JROTC

Relay for Life Pageant 

March 23, 2013
Click for the Agenda and Application

Give Us Your Input


The City of Sylvester Downtown Enhancement Program and the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber want to hold some Small Business Seminars quarterly and we need your help in identifying the need and best times to hold the classes. Please take the time to fill out the attached survey and mail it back to the City or the Chamber. We are wanting to hold the first class the end of March and your input would be greatly appreciated!!

Download The Poll, fill it out, then send it to us by mail, fax, or drop it by the office!


Chamber News

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

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!

Sylvester-Worth Co. News

Green Mountain Lodge 130 Easter Egg Hunt
March 23, 2013 @ 12 noon - 5PM in Jeffords Park

More information: Larry Johnson 229-272-9315

Downtown Sylvester Car & Bike Show

Worth County School News

Classes & Seminars

Chamber members receive a discount,
only a few openings left!

(Click Banner to see classes offered this month!)

Government News

U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) announces March mobile office hours. Representatives from the Congressman’s district offices will be in the neighborhood to offer constituents assistance with federal issues ranging from Medicare and Social Security to Veterans benefits.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Margaret Jones Public Library
205 East Pope St, Sylvester, GA 31791

If you have any questions, please call our Tifton office at 229-396-5175.

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

Click for More Information

Looking for the inside scoop on General Assembly '13? Click for Jim Finch's latest update from Under the Gold Dome.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development budget presentation has also been uploaded to our site.  Click here to view it.

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 your Chamber of Commerce how you can become A PART OF THE CAN DO CREW! 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)




Festival News

Sumner Egg Festival Vendor App
Updated for 2013!

Click for the Vendor Welcome Letter

Georgia Peanut Festival Vendor Apps
Updated for 2013!
Click for the Vendor Welcome Letter
Visit the Events Page for links to updated apps.

Peanut Festival Pageant
August 17, 2013 in the Sumner Auditorium
GET YOUR Applications now for the Georgia Peanut Festival Pageant, August 17, 2013 at the Sumner Auditorium and join us for 50 Years WORTH Celebrating.

Click for Application

Regional News

Weekly Newsletter - March 12 - March 18

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