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Industries recognized at Rise n’ Shine Breakfast

Awards were given in four different categories. (Source:WALB) Awards were given in four different categories. (Source:WALB)
The event started with coffee and networking. (Source:WALB) The event started with coffee and networking. (Source:WALB)
Justin Strickland, President of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission (Source:WALB) Justin Strickland, President of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission (Source:WALB)
Tawana Reels, Site leader at Pfizer Albany (Source:WALB) Tawana Reels, Site leader at Pfizer Albany (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Representatives from various local industries attended the annual Rise n’ Shine Breakfast on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany.

The breakfast is a part of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission’s Industry Celebration Week.

The program recognizes the local industries in the “Good Life City” and how they benefit the community.

“We’re fortunate to have a robust economy in Albany and Dougherty County,” says President of the Albany-Dougherty County Economic Development Commission Justin Strickland

Awards were given to a few of the existing industries.

Industries with big ties to Albany.

Pfizer won the Global Commerce Award for ThermaCare, a heat wrap made only in Albany. The heat wrap is distributed globally and is especially popular among Europeans.

Tawana Reels is a site leader at Pfizer Albany.

She says, “It’s only made in Albany, so we’re creating jobs and we’re keeping business in Albany,”

Mars Chocolate North America was recognized with the Economic Impact Award. Mars’ newest product, Goodnessknows, is made only in Albany and is distributed across the country.

The Excellence in Innovation Award was given to Procter and Gamble. The company is working on a new biomass boiler which will help the plant run more on renewable energy.

The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany (MCLB) won the Only One Albany Award for Corporate Community Citizenship. MCLB is known for continually giving back to the community and putting in effort to be a part of it.

The awards are the highlight of Industry Celebration Week.

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission will now be preparing for its Small Business Appreciation Week which will take place the first week of May.

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