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Come Join Safe Kids and Sylvester Fire Department and Partners!! CountDown2Drive is a web based program designed to bring parents and young teens (13 & 14 years-old) to talk about the key safety issues teens will face when riding as a passenger or as they prepare to drive.
Sylvester Computer Guy Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting Event for Sylvester Computer Guy! May 25, 2013 1:00 - 3:00 502 W Franklin Street (Hwy 82), Sylvester Many prizes will be given away, follow us on Facebook to see them as they are announced!
Family Fun Day
Family Fun day at Jeffords Park hosted by Green Mountain Lodge #130 Time:TBA
May 25, 2013 1:00 - 3:00
502 W Franklin Street (Hwy 82), Sylvester
Many prizes will be given away, follow us on Facebook to see them as they are announced!
Chamber Members, we are revealing to you FIRST (a week before any one else), that our grand prize drawing will be for an iPad Mini!!! Make sure you show up and get yourself entered!!!
Help us pick a winner in Sylvester-Worth County, and send in your Nominations today!
Looking for Georgia’s Small Business Rock Stars:
The August 19th GEDA luncheon will showcase small business – that is, the Rock Stars of Small Business. The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) have teamed together to recognize the outstanding, out-of-the-box, unique and impacting small businesses in the state of Georgia. Recognizing any type of small business that employs under 50, we want to salute the risks, the innovations, the outreach, the impact, the reasons why…all of these qualities abound in Georgia and we want to make this a special day for our small businesses.
Nominate a company, forward to your connections or send this to any company who you believe stands above the rest (companies may also nominate themselves).
The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is JUNE 1, 2013 and the winners will be notified by July 1, 2013.
We look forward to saluting Georgia’s small businesses with you!
The August 2013 Luncheon Committee:
Mike Pennington, President, GEDA
Eric van Otteran, Entrepreneur SIG chair, GEDA
Mary Ellen McClanahan, Director, Entrepreneur & Small Business, GDEcD
Ryan Waldrep, Project Manager Region 9, GDEcD
Adela Kelley, Project Manager Region 7, GDEcD
Worth County Board of Education has asked us to share the following information:
VERY IMPORTANT for our Community. Please take a moment to read and fill out the surveys.
What an easy way to contribute to the betterment of our Schools!!
Worth County School District needs help from parents and stakeholders.
The process of monitoring stakeholder perceptions is important because it helps schools:
• Generate data and evidence for school improvement and accreditation purposes
• Gain support for improvement initiatives
• Create baseline measures for school improvement (pre- and post- measures)
AdvancED surveys produce useful, relevant results; allow direct comparison of results across schools; are research-based; employ time-tested, reliable questions; and leverage the experience of experts in the education and research field.
Please complete the appropriate survey by May 17, 2013. Remember, this will provide very important baseline data for us. We will ask parents and stakeholders to complete the surveys again in the fall.
WCSPIE is a program of the Worth County School System and the Sylvester - Worth County Chamber of Commerce. The relationships created through this program foster a mutually beneficial support system designed to meet the needs of the school through the resources of our community partners. Please consider becoming a Partner in Education today!! For more information call Heather Greene at 229-776-8600 or the Sylvester Worth County Chamber of Commerce at 229-776-7718. Click for More Information and Application
Exclusive Wellness Program for our Business Members!
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!
As a fundraiser for the Relay for Life of Worth County, ConAgra Foods, Inc./Peter Pan Peanut Butter has compiled a cookbook "Cooking to Make a Difference" are on sale now! Cookbooks are $10 each and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The printing costs of the cookbook were sponsored by ConAgra Foods/Peter Pan.
Now available: You may purchase your cookbook at the Sylvester-Worth Chamber of Commerce, Snipes Piggly Wiggly and Ed's Truck Stop.
Thank you for your support in the fight for a cure.
Worth County High School Achievement Booster Club Fundraiser
$7.00 Jackson's Soul Food Dinner Ticket all proceeds go to the Achievement Booster Club
Tickets are available at the Chamber.
Sylvester-Worth Co. News
Miss Georgee's Play Kare 2013-2014 Pre-K Registration
This is a free program. Must be 4 years old before September 1st. Documents required to register: Certified Birth Certificate, Shot record, Ear-Eye-Dental Exam, Social security Card, Current Proof of Residency. For more information: (229) 776-5993 Located at 1306 N. Isabella St.
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Local Governance Meetings
City of Sylvester - Mayor & Council Meetings
Meet every 3rd Monday @ 7:00 pm
Work Session every 1st Monday at 7:00 pm
You must present your request to be on the agenda by the Wednesday before by 12 noon.
Worth County Board of Commissioners
Meet every 1st Tuesday at 9:00 am
Meet every 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm
You must submit your request to be on the agenda 3 days prior to the meeting
City of Sumner - Mayor & Council Meeting
Meet every 1st Monday at 7:00 pm
You must submit your request to be on the agenda by the Friday before by 10:00 am
City of Warwick
Meet every 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 pm
City of Poulan
Meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:00 pm
Downtown Development Authority
Meet every 2nd Tuesday at 5:30 pm
Board of Education
Meet every 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm
Worth County Economic Development Authority
Meet every 2nd Thursday @ 8:00 am
Sylvester - Worth County Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
Meet every 4th Thursday @ 12 Noon
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.
Festival & Events News
Downtown Sylvester Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8:00a-1:00p, May – Nov 2013
Next Training Starts June 3rd @ 6:00 Small Business Summit
The Classic Center in Athens, GA will be hosting an all-day Small Business Summit on May 31st. (Summary attached). The Summit will provide businesses the opportunity to learn, connect, and be inspired through a range of breakout sessions, exhibits, round table discussions, networking events and more.
Steve Baker, VP of The Great Game of Business, will be the keynote speaker and will demonstrate "The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company."
For more information on the 2013 Small Business Summit or register for the event, please visit www.smallbizathens.com
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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!
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