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June 2018 
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Dear Community,

I am sending you this message in hopes you will be interested in becoming a team member when we have a need to open a Good Samaritan shelter. As you may remember we opened a shelter last year in preparation for IRMA. We are praying we never have to open a shelter again however we want to be prepared long in advance just in case.

In a few weeks we will be holding a community wide meeting where we will explain the role of Ben Hill County Emergency Management headed up by Sheriff Lee Cone EMA Director and Brandon Fletcher during any county wide emergency event and the very important role you can play in supporting/assisting the citizens of Ben Hill County.

Please be on the lookout for updates when I release the meeting dates and times. As a community we must take care of each other. There will be criteria for serving in the shelter and that will also be shared during the meeting.

For those of you that worked in the shelter last year I would very much like to hear your feedback as to what went well, what did not, how we can improve, what changes need to be made. We have worked on a number of known issues however we value your feedback.

Please contact me with your feedback at neesawilliams@mediacombb.net.
Remember we are a community and communities take care of each other. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the meeting. I will send out dates in the very near future. Let's help EMA and our community be ready. Thank you.
 
Neesa L. Williams/Volunteer Shelter Coordinator
229-423-9357
 
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The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce hosted the Women's Business Luncheon on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Hayden Nelms, LPC with South Central Primary Care Center, Inc. and Lesley-Anne Paulk
Community Outreach Coordinator Certified Application Counselor was the special guest and speakers for the luncheon.


Our Daily Bread is providing a $10 gift certificate  
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Greener Grass Handmade has restocked at Bella Rue Plaza in Fitzgerald, Georgia . They love their wonderful hometown customers �� They have also added a few new products...see if you can spot them in this video!


 
 
 
The Georgia Chamber's 8 for 18 initiative seeks to assist both policymakers and voters to make informed choices. This platform represents the priorities of business leaders of all sizes and defines what it means to be a "pro-business" candidate. While each candidate may have their own unique perspective, it is essential that our elected officials address the following priorities in 2018. Each candidate for Governor and Lieutenant Governor will have the opportunity to provide details about their approach to addressing the following 8 priorities:
 
 
 
The Refinery
 

They are excited to announce that Christen Martin Miller will join The Refinery salon as a stylist! Christen will start accepting clients Friday June 8th. She spe cializes in foils, dimensional color, and modern hair styles.
 
 
 Are you looking for a stylist for your wedding day? Book with Christen, she provides hair and makeup services for your wedding party.



Contact Christen at 229-457-3040 or 229-325-5655.


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If you're looking for a GREAT Father's Day gift, look no further than A & M Auto and Diesel. Father's Day is just around the corner-June 17.  
227 North Grant Street  
229 345-1694!
 
 




The Chamber thought you might need a SMILE today!
 
Billy, a boy with Down syndrome, celebrates hitting a home run with the sweetest dance moves!
 
We all need to celebrate life with dance moves!


The Extension office is holding a day camp for rising 5th - 7th graders on Tuesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Ben Hill County Extension Office, 406 W. Palm St.

There will be games, crafts, and hands on learning.
Cost of $7 includes lunch and snacks.
Fitzgerald featured in an Atlanta magazine!
 

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Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers
 
This course provides a basic overview of marketing for small business owners who are looking to reach a broader customer base and expand their markets. Learn what marketing is and why it is vital to growth. The course covers how to conduct market research and developing marketing strategies while providing marketing resources for small business owners. 
Duration: 00:30:00
 
SBA Keyboard Shortcuts -  Download PDF 
Marketing 101 Worksheet - Download PDF  
 Marketing 101 Checklist - Download PDF 


The Book Club
 

The Grand Theatre
Saturday, June 9, 2018


Children(4 - 12) and Senior(65 and up) is $6 a Ticket
Teen and Adult (13 - 64) is $7 a ticket

$2 for candy box
$3 for Candy Pack

$2 for drinks

$1 Crackers

$1 Small popcorn
$3 Medium Popcorn
$5 Large Popcorn


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Less than a month Georgia goes "Hands Free"

Fitzgerald, Georgia is the home of many antique stores, markets, galleries and museums Also the Dorminy Massee House.com Bed and Breakfast is on the Antique Trail.com website. Sue's Estate Jewelry and Antiques, Blue and Gray Museum, Grandma's Closet, The Central Market all welcome you to visit their unique stores and the Museum looks awesome! Most antique and vintage collectors love history. #antiques #collectibles #vintage #blueandgraymuseum #dorminymasseehouse #jewelry #estatejewelry.
 
 
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