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U-Save-It is small business of the year

 August 22, 2007

Albany --   Small businesses and Non-profits are recognized for their contributions to the Albany community.   

At the Small Business Rise 'n Shine Breakfast at the The Hilton Garden Inn Wednesday morning, U-Save-It Pharmacy was honored as the small business of the year, and Paws Patrol, was selected as the non profit of the year.

U-Save-It started with only one pharmacy in Albany, and now has 13 throughout Southwest Georgia. "It's quite an honor. Very proud to get it," said U-Save-It's Fred Sharpe.

Paws Patrol rescues dogs from the Humane Society and trains them for a therapy service. "It's a huge surprise," said Paws Patrol's Marty Harris. "It's such an honor to be recognized by our peers and our community. And just to be a part of this group at all is amazing."  

There was a lot of competition for the awards. Thirty-three businesses and non profits were entered. The purpose of the award is to recognize the important role the operations play in the community.

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