October 30, 2018 - Weekly Chamber Newsletter
Sent Date: 10/30/18

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Sylvester - Worth County Chamber of Commerce 

"Ask not what your community can do for you but what can you do for your community."

 

www.swcountychamber.com

 

122 North Main Street 

Sylvester, GA 31791 

229-776-7718

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Hugh Donnan 

 

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Mission Ridge

Real Estate

Ms. Ernie Wimberly 

P.O. Box 41 

Doerun, GA 31791 

Phone: (229)-589-8525

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THANK YOU TO OUR RENEWING MEMBERS:

 

 

Artesian Holdings  

 

Claven Williams

 

M & M Sales, Signs, and Graphics 

 

 

 

 

 

PIZZA QUICK RIBBON CUTTING 

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Pizza Quick in Sylvester held their Ribbon Cutting this morning at their new location which is located at 911 East Franklin St; Sylvester, Georgia 31791. Pizza Quick prepared a scrumptious Pizza Buffet for all attendees. The buffet included Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pizza on a Garlic Italian Crust, Chicken Alfredo Pizza on a Garlic Italian Crust, Pepperoni Pizza with Extra Cheese on a Garlic Butter Crust, Veggie Pizza on a Garlic Butter Crust, Cheese Pizza on a Garlic Butter Crust, and to top it all off with Cinnamon Sticks and ice cold Coke products! Pictured are:

Leigh Heard- Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce
Jean Brooks- Chamber Director
Sarah McCrary - Chamber Director
Jaki Johnson - Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce
Bill Settle - WCSS Superintendent
Justin Judy - I.T. Director for WCSS
Frankie Carroll - WCSS Athletic Director
Amanda Parr - Southwest Georgia Bank Branch Manager
Virginia Accord - Worth County Probate Judge
Paul Hill - Pizza Quick
Francis Keaton - Vintage Nest
Carol Overton - Vintage Nest
Jack Colby - City of Sylvester; City Manager
John McPhaul - BFHS
Shelly McPhaul - BFHS
Debbie Bridges - Retiree Member of the Chamber of Commerce
Karen Singletary - Main Street Director
Cristy Gaughf - Century 21
Paul Hill Jr. - Pizza Quick
Bruce Walden - Coca Cola

(Photo credit to the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce)

 
 
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Note from Chamber Government Committee Chair Becky Geer:

 

Early Voting has started!!

Last week Worth County had a record number of early voters. It looks like we are on the way to having a record turnout for the November 2018 election.

Early Voting Schedule is as follows:

October 15, 2018, through November 2, 2018 
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 27, 2018
Saturday – 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Early voting is at the Worth County Courthouse located at 201 Main Street

VOTE IT IS YOUR RIGHT.....

 


 
WORTH THE READ!
 This video features Fred Dent, Chairman of the Worth County Board of Commissioners, County Administrator Carl Rowland, Tax Commissioner Tabetha Dupriest, and Sylvester - Worth County Chamber & EDA President/CEO Karen Rackley.
 
The purpose is to explain the Ballot Measures listed below:
November 6, 2018, is a general election. It will include five Ballot Measures. One of these is particularly important to Worth County.
 
AMENDMENT 3 – “FOREST LAND CONSERVATION AND TIMBERLAND PROPERTIES AMENDMENT”
Georgia Amendment 3, the Forest Land Conservation and Timberland Properties Amendment, is on the ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018.
 
A "yes" vote supports amending the state constitution to allow the legislature to change the formula used to calculate the tax on forest land conservation use property and create a new land designation for commercial timberland and to establish a percentage of local grant assistance funding that could be retained by the state for administration.
A "no" vote opposes amending the state constitution to allow the legislature to change the formula used to calculate the tax on forest land conservation use property and create a new land designation for commercial timberland and to establish a percentage of local grant assistance funding that could be retained by the state for administration.
 
In the special election on March 19, 2018, there will be another ballot measure on the ballot for Worth County.
 
T-SPLOST – THIS IS A SPECIAL PURPOSE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FOR TRANSPORTATION.
 
For More Clarity please watch the video below (Video Credits Harvest Studio in Sylvester, Georgia) :

 

 

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NEW CHAMBER BENEFIT! 

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CHAMBER SPECTRUM BENEFIT!

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CHAMBER WEEKLY BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 

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JLA International INC.
3016 Keningston Street 
Albany, GA 31721

Phone: 229-776-0800

Website:

http://www.jlaglobal.com

 

J. Leek Associates, Inc. was formed in 1990 as a technical services organization providing strategic quality assurance systems in the food and beverage industry. Our experience in analyzing food products spans the global market. From a humble beginning in Southwest Georgia, USA, our business has grown to include locations in Argentina, Brazil, and China.

JLA Argentina was formed in 1997 to meet ever-growing analytical needs in South America, followed by the creation of JLA China in 2003 and JLA Brazil in 2005. Altogether we have six Integrated Independent Member Companies located in these countries and the USA. Although they share resources, each one is its own separate company.

JLA was founded on Principles and Values that can be seen in the daily business transactions at each location. By specializing in origin certification, we believe in GIRBIS® “Getting It Right Before It Ships” ® . We use the highest quality assurance standards to assist our clients in meeting specifications before shipment.

As JLA experienced its first voyage into establishing offices abroad, it soon realized the great demand for origin certification worldwide. JLA Global was chartered as a parent company for leading the expansion while keeping the same Principles and Values. JLA worldwide now offers a full line of agricultural, analytical, and microbiological services, along with process and product development support. We provide services in agronomy, agricultural economics, statistical quality control, analytical systems, and food safety and manufacturing.

In January of 2011 JLA USA merged with the Institute for Environmental Health, Inc., (IEH), headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Both companies offer technical services for food safety with JLA USA historically focusing in semi-perishable foods (peanuts and tree nuts) while IEH has primarily served the perishable food industries (meats, fresh vegetables).

JLA USA and IEH serve others in this stronger organization by offering diverse capabilities and excellent customer service.


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Elections are coming up and we want you to stay informed about upcoming elections.

Please see the attached link which directs you

to the Board of Elections webpage!

We encourage you to use your right to vote!

https://www.worthelections.com/

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS 

Did someone say "Art Gala?" Come out on November 2, 2018 @ 6PM on the back porch of the train depot to have a very artistic evening.

Join Unity Baptist Church on November 3, 2018 @3PM rain or shine, for their Annual Block Party.

Community Yard Sale! For more information contact Mrs. Diane Nether. 

Help support your local Seniors by being apart of the Cake Auction. The auction will be take place Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @11:00AM

Christmas Open House; November 15 & 16 

 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENT APPLICATIONS

Christmas Parade Application 

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.

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Chamber Spectrum Insurance Lunch & Learn
10/29/2018

82nd Annual Meeting of Members
10/30/2018

Kiwanis Club Meeting
10/31/2018

Historic Downtown Sylvester Art Gala
11/02/2018

The Sylvester's Farmer's Market
11/03/2018

Run for Your Lungs
11/03/2018

Block Party
11/03/2018

Community Yard Sale
11/03/2018

City of Sumner Mayor & Council Meeting
11/05/2018

Worth County Board of Commissioner Workshop
11/06/2018

Worth County Board of Commissioner Workshop
11/06/2018

Worth County Board of Commissioners Workshop
11/06/2018

Events Committee Meeting Reminder
11/07/2018

Kiwanis Club Meeting
11/07/2018

Retail/Tourism Committee Meeting
11/08/2018

Economic Development Authority Meeting
11/08/2018

City of Sylvester Art Gala
11/09/2018

100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yard Sale Meeting Sylvester Committee
11/09/2018

WCHS Memorial Plaque Dedication
11/09/2018

Georgia Peanut Festival Gospel Sing
11/09/2018

The Sylvester's Farmer's Market
11/10/2018

Downtown Development Authority Meeting
11/12/2018

Poulan City Council Meeting
11/13/2018

Poulan City Council Meeting
11/13/2018

Kiwanis Club Meeting
11/14/2018

Executive Board Meeting
11/15/2018

Worth County Board of Education Meeting
11/15/2018

Board of Directors Meeting
11/15/2018

Worth County Board of Commissioners
11/15/2018

Worth County Board of Commissioners Meeting
11/15/2018

Downtown Christmas Open House
11/15/2018-11/16/2018

Downtown Concert Swingin Medallions
11/16/2018

The Sylvester's Farmer's Market
11/17/2018

City of Sylvester Mayor and Council Meeting
11/19/2018

City of Sylvester Mayor and Council Meeting
11/19/2018

City of Warwick Council Meeting
11/20/2018

Membership Committee Meeting
11/20/2018

City of Warwick Council Meeting
11/20/2018

Kiwanis Club Meeting
11/21/2018

The Sylvester's Farmer's Market
11/24/2018

Poulan City Council Meeting
11/27/2018

Family Connections Meeting
11/27/2018

Kiwanis Club Meeting
11/28/2018

 
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