"Ask not what your community can do for you but what can you do for your community."
122 N Main Street
Sylvester, GA 31791
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has recently unveiled their ''Reopening Business Digital Resource Center". This sight provides up-to-date state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other resources to help businesses safely return to work. For access to this website, please click here.
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has put together to collect info on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting nonprofits. Please fill it out if applicable, and send it to the folks in your network to whom it applies—we want to be sure they’re hearing from the whole state. Click here!
Georgia Department of Education Updates
Includes the latest state news, school closure information, online learning resources and more here!
Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report
Track confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state by clicking here.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Assistance Program The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
Georgia Department of Labor Emergency Unemployment The Georgia Department of Labor updates rules so that Georgia employers may partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Download the How Employers File Partial Claims Desk-Aid found on the GDOL Alert Page and follow the step-by-step instructions. Filing partial claims results in your employees receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefit payments faster, usually within 48 hours for claims filed electronically. Employees for whom you file a partial claim are NOT required to report to a Georgia Department of Labor career center, register for employment services, or look for other work.
Contact your local UGA SBDC office for assistance with any of the items in this guide.. To access the document, click here.
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19. Click here.
COVID-19 LSGA Resources for Business and Industry
Our regional Locate South Georgia group has given us a list to share with you. To access this list, click here.
Gov. Kemp Calls on Georgia Businesses to Aid with Critical Health Care Needs
There have been some great innovative ideas from businesses and industry to help meet the needs of our medical community. If you have a business that has shut down or can restructure to meet the needs of our hospitals, medical professionals and staff please consider the call of the Governor. If you are a Business or Industry in Worth County that fits the scope of work they are looking and feel you can make a difference click here.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Has Developed a Link for Resources.
"In response to social distancing requirements and stay-at-home instructions, broadband providers are temporarily offering various options to get Georgians internet connectivity. These include free internet service, waiving disconnect and late fees, providing free access to WiFi hot spots, reducing limitation on data-usage, and offering other time-limited options." Click here.
Crisis and Support Hotlines
Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line - 866-399-8938 The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is staffed by volunteer mental health professionals and others who have received crisis counseling training.
Georgia Crisis & Access Line - 1-800-715-4225 The Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) is available 24/7 to help you or someone you care for in a crisis.
CARES Warm Line - 1-844-326-5400 Call or text every day of the year 8:30 am - 11:00 pm for help with substance abuse challenges.
COVID-19 Hotline - 844-442-2681 The Georgia Department of Health has this hotline for people who believe that they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed. They ask that if you show symptoms or have been exposed, please also contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic.
Peer2Peer Warm Line - 888-945-1414 This line provides Georgians the opportunity to receive peer support of the phone 24 hours a day. You can also visit their website at www.peer2peer.center
Thank You Renewals!
Conger LP Gas, Inc.
2840 Hwy 82 West
Sylvester, Ga 31791
Phone: (229) 776-7336
Fax: (229) 776-9460
Worth It Lawncare & Landscaping
Sylvester, Ga 31791
Phone: (229) 733-3048
DFCS Partners with Several Entities to Raise Awareness on Child Abuse Reports
Click the button below for the WALB report and more information.
Although the COVID-19 crisis has postponed our elections, you can still apply for an absentee ballot. Applications for an absentee ballot were sent in the mail. You are also able to apply for one online at the Georgia My Voter Page.
Another benefit of this Georgia My Voter page is the option to view a sample ballot for the upcoming election. This is also a place where you can register to vote.
Even though this pandemic has postponed our election, it will still happen! If you do wish to vote at the poll office, here are a few important days to do so:
May 11 - Last Day to Register May 18 - First Day of Early Voting May 30 - Saturday Vote June 5 - Last Day to Early Vote June 9 - Election Day
To get to know your candidates, please visit our Get To Know Your Candidates tab here!
The Georgia Business Action Network
(Click the image below to access the Legislative Update)
Upcoming Community Events!
Come out to the Police vs. Firefighters Baseball Game for their Guns and Hoses Charity Event!
10th Annual Run for your Lungs Event!
On May 28, the Worth County Health Department will have a free Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing sight at the Worth County Agriculture Pavilion!
Our Business After Hours has been postponed to a later date!
Click image above to access the Community Calendar
Have an event? Post it Here......
The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage you to submit all Worth County events to the Community Calendar on our website. We want everyone who lives or visits to know what is happening in our community. This calendar is open to the whole community. Churches, Businesses, Concerts, Civic Organizations, Fundraisers, etc...
We make every effort to ensure the events are posted, however, the best way to ensure your event is highlighted is to go to www.swcountychamber.com, click news & events, click calendar, and then follow instructions for submitting an event.
*This calendar is open to any event being hosted in Worth County or by a chamber member.
Geocaching is a way for you to see the community. The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber has hidden Geocaches all around Worth County. It is up to you to explore and find them.
Paul Pro Pressure Washing Benefit:
Paul Pro Pressure Washing would like to offer chamber members 10% off any service provided by them!
Secure Record Solutions Benefit:
Secure Record Solutions would like to offer chamber members 10% off their first shredding services. Whether it is a one time purge or the first year of a regular shredding program, if you are a chamber member, you get 10% off!
Do you enjoy being a part of the Chamber? Then tell everyone! Share this flier with your friends and help us spread the word on the benefits of being a Chamber member!