Digital Express Wireless – Ribbon Cutting

The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber Ambassadors joined Digital Express Wireless to cut the ribbon at its new location on Friday. “It went really well,” said office manager, Britney Hurst. “We had a great turn out and got to speak with a lot of people who aren’t familiar with the business.” Digital Express Wireless, originally located on North Ashley Street, began serving the Valdosta community in June of … Continue reading Digital Express Wireless – Ribbon Cutting

Leading Business of the Week – Wilson Eye Center

Wilson Eye Center was named the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce Leading Business of the Week for the week of July 28! Wilson Eye Center has been serving the Valdosta area for more than 30 years. The business that began with only one doctor and one employee has grown into a multi-doctor office with five doctors and 35 staff members. The business offers a wide … Continue reading Leading Business of the Week – Wilson Eye Center

The Medicine Shoppe – Ribbon Cutting

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors celebrated with The Medicine Shoppe during its ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, July 18. Robert Hatton, the store’s owner, considered the event a success. “I thought it was great,” said Hatton. “I was impressed at the turn out and the commitment of so many Chamber members.” Previously located on Windemere Drive, The Medicine Shoppe’s new site on Ashley … Continue reading The Medicine Shoppe – Ribbon Cutting

Chamber Advises Businesses to Beware of Fraud

BUSINESSES BEWARE: Avoid Becoming Another Victim According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), companies with fewer than 100 employees lose approximately $155,000 as a result of fraud each year. In addition, small businesses have a higher fraud rate than larger companies and non-business owners. Advances in technology and the widespread abilities of the Internet grant people more access to information than ever before. … Continue reading Chamber Advises Businesses to Beware of Fraud

Award-Winning Young Professionals Share Secrets of Success

The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber’s MetroOne Young Professionals hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn to highlight successful business practices. MetroOne is co-chaired by Courtney and Thompson Gooding and consists of local young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. Panelists included Angela Hobby, Jamie Baltrus, Malynda Dorsey, and Micha Hogan. The event opened up with speakers sharing tips to help others … Continue reading Award-Winning Young Professionals Share Secrets of Success

Chamber President Receives GACCE Executive of the Year Award

Myrna Ballard, President of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, was presented with GACCE’s top award last week – the GACCE Executive of the Year Honoring Kent Lawrence. The announcement was made Thursday, July 17 at the 2014 GACCE Executive Leadership Conference held at the Lake Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge. For more than twenty years, the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) has … Continue reading Chamber President Receives GACCE Executive of the Year Award

Chamber Initiative Helps Businesses Save Money

VALDOSTA, GA – The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber is working for you, offering your business a way to save big on your workers’ compensation premiums. DRUGS DON’T WORK in South Georgia implements policy development, supervisor training, employee education, employee assistance programs and drug testing for its members. In addition, members save 7.5 percent on workers’ compensation insurance premiums. Some members have saved as much as $20,000 per … Continue reading Chamber Initiative Helps Businesses Save Money

100 Years of Growing a Greater Community

The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber dedicated its 100th Centennial Tree to its first 100 Chairmen of the Chamber Board of Directors on Wednesday in a ceremony attended by some of the community’s most prominent professionals. Carla Penny, Chairwoman of the Centennial Tree Project Committee, greeted many of the Chamber’s former chairmen of the Board of Directors, thanking them for their service and contribution to the community. Penny … Continue reading 100 Years of Growing a Greater Community

Leading Business of the Week – CR\T: A Quad Graphics Company

The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce congratulates CR\T, Chemical Research and Technology, Leading Business of the Week! CR\T is a division of Quad Graphics, a company which works to redefine the printing process by reducing waste and eliminating the overuse of natural resources, offering a fresh focus on environmental responsibility to the industry. CR\T is Quad Graphics’ ink production subsidiary and has specialized in formulating and manufacturing … Continue reading Leading Business of the Week – CR\T: A Quad Graphics Company

Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial – Ribbon Cutting

The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and its Ambassadors welcomed the Valdosta chapter of Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 15. The ceremony took place on the front steps of the Barber House.  Financial Representative Tiffany Fletcher said, “The ceremony went phenomenally and I could not have been more pleased. I was very excited to meet the Ambassadors and see … Continue reading Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial – Ribbon Cutting