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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. 

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