Albany Chamber hosts business after hours - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Albany Chamber hosts business after hours

Dozens of Albany business owners and entrepreneurs attended the Chamber's networking event Thursday night. (Source: WALB) Dozens of Albany business owners and entrepreneurs attended the Chamber's networking event Thursday night. (Source: WALB)
Barbara Rivera Holmes, Albany Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO (Source: WALB) Barbara Rivera Holmes, Albany Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO (Source: WALB)
EDC President Justin Strickland (Source: WALB) EDC President Justin Strickland (Source: WALB)
The Economic Development Commission staff said 80 percent of new job growth in communities comes from industries investing in the city so it's important to highlight those businesses. (Source: WALB) The Economic Development Commission staff said 80 percent of new job growth in communities comes from industries investing in the city so it's important to highlight those businesses. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dozens of Albany business owners and entrepreneurs attended the Chamber's networking event Thursday night. 

This month's business after hours is part of Industry Celebration week, which is sponsored by the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission (EDC). 

They highlighted existing industries and recognized their successes.

Some of the events included the annual Rise and Shine Industry Breakfast where four industry award winners were recognized.

And a joint proclamation from Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas. 

"It's an honor and a privilege the EDC is a strategic partner with the work that we do to expand the economy in Albany," said Barbara Rivera Holmes, Albany Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO.

"We're proud to be the agency that brings together the city of Albany, Dougherty County, and the business community through the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce to be able to work with our industry, to be able to recruit new industry and to be able to market the community," said EDC President Justin Strickland. 

The Economic Development Commission staff said 80 percent of new job growth in communities comes from industries investing in the city so it's important to highlight those businesses. 

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved. 

Report an error Submit a tip to WALB News 10

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Phoebe resident stays on to become physician

    Phoebe resident stays on to become physician

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-06-23 18:52:14 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Phoebe Putney Hospital will soon welcome a new doctor from its residency program.

    More >>

    Phoebe Putney Hospital will soon welcome a new doctor from its residency program.

    More >>
  • Long sentences given in 'pink revolver' robberies

    Long sentences given in 'pink revolver' robberies

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-06-23 17:48:25 GMT

    June 19 Ryshun Jackson plead guilty to armed robbery, 2 counts aggravated assault, possession of firearm during a felony, possession gun by minor, and cruelty to a child. Prosecutors say he robbed the Flash Foods on Liberty Expressway on July 27 2015 when he was 15 years old. He was given a 20 year total sentence, first 8 in prison with no parole.  This was one of the armed robberies using a pink revolver. June 12 Xavier Winbush plead guilty to robbery and possession of gun duri...

    More >>

     Ryshun Jackson plead guilty to robbing the Flash Foods on Liberty Expressway on July 27 2015 when he was 15 years old. 

    More >>
  • Coffee man wanted for beating pregnant woman surrenders

    Coffee man wanted for beating pregnant woman surrenders

    Friday, June 23 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-06-23 14:49:04 GMT
    Antoine Maurice Miller (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)Antoine Maurice Miller (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)

    Antwoine Maurice Miller, 29, was booked into the Coffee County Jail, charged with one count of battery against a pregnant female, and one count of third degree cruelty to children. 

    More >>

    Antwoine Maurice Miller, 29, was booked into the Coffee County Jail, charged with one count of battery against a pregnant female, and one count of third degree cruelty to children. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly