Chamber gifts making money for county - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Chamber gifts making money for county

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Warrant issued for woman in arson investigation

    Warrant issued for woman in arson investigation

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:52:50 GMT
    Bainbridge Public Safety has taken out a warrant in connection to a fire that at a home on Martin Luther King Drive and injured a Captain who was fighting the flames.More >>
    Bainbridge Public Safety has taken out a warrant in connection to a fire that at a home on Martin Luther King Drive and injured a Captain who was fighting the flames.More >>
  • Lee Co. ESPN game isn't a sellout

    Lee Co. ESPN game isn't a sellout

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:48:25 GMT
     Officials say there are still plenty of tickets available for the nationally televised football game set for 9:00AM Saturday at Lee Co. stadium.More >>
     Officials say there are still plenty of tickets available for the nationally televised football game set for 9:00AM Saturday at Lee Co. stadium.More >>
  • Albany students demonstrate peaceful protest

    Albany students demonstrate peaceful protest

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:41:58 GMT
    Students at Albany High School got some hands-on experience this morning to learn from the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "What do we want? Justice!" The students yelled. "What do we need? Peace!"More >>
    Students at Albany High School got some hands-on experience this morning to learn from the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "What do we want? Justice!" The students yelled. "What do we need? Peace!"More >>

November 1, 2002

Dougherty County - A new Chamber of Commerce concept will have cash registers ringing all over Dougherty County.

The Dougherty-Albany Chamber of Commerce is the first chamber in the state to sell gift certificates.

The certificates can be redeemed at more than 300 small to mid-sized business in the Dougherty County area, from grocery stores to day spas. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President, Kathi Shillo, "The money stays here. It's to promote small businesses and to keep shopping in Albany. You can still shop online, spend money in Albany. It stays right here."

This week an Albany company bought 14-thousand dollars worth of Chamber Checks. The checks can be bought at the Chamber on on their web site.

More than 150 other chambers around the country are involved in the program.

posted at 4:15PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com