Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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A ribbon cutting was held at Sewell's Upholstery on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. They are located at 120 E. Pine Street. "Where quality & service are a FACT not a promise"

You are invited to a Ribbon Cutting  
Victory Financial 
Plans & Services LLC 
Thursday, May 5, 2016  
10:00 a.m .

They are located at 117 E. Pine Street.  
(beside Chamber office)

T-Shirt Friday @ the Chamber!


The staff at the Chamber would love to advertise your business on Fridays by wearing your business T-Shirt...we will post the pictures of the staff with your t-shirts on all our social media and feature it in the Friday News.
Let the Chamber know if you would like to participate in
T-Shirt Friday!
T-Shirt Friday - April 29, 2016 - State Farm Insurance
  Thank you State Farm - Walt Gordon
 for providing the Chamber with T-Shirts
& for allowing us to Showcase your Business! 
Grand Theatre

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce is proud of Kyle Cook, Kyle currently serves as one of our Board of Directors. Kyle was nominated and selected to attend Leadership Georgia. Approximately 60 participants are selected each year from a pool of several hundred applicants. SELECTION AND PARTICIPATION IN LEADERSHIP GEORGIA IS AN HONOR
Leadership Georgia stands apart as one of the nation's oldest and most successful leadership-training programs for young business, civic and community leaders with the desire and potential to work together for a better Georgia. It's primary purpose is to identify, train, and inspire a network of emerging young leaders, whose ages typically range from 25 to 45 years old. WHO WE ARE ... Affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the organization has fielded numerous highly influential state and national leaders.  Among the ranks of Leadership Georgia alumni there are leaders in business, not-for-profit organizations, and elected officials including U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, State Legislators, and a Georgia Secretary of State.
Congratulations Kyle....from your Chamber and Board of Directors.

Promoting the success and profitability of our members through involvement, education, advocacy, and marketing of the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County area business community.

Neesa Williams, Executive Director

Derinda Lewis, Executive Secretary

Holley Lee, Membership Support Service Coordinator

How do I market my small business

A question we hear a lot is: how do I market my business when I have a very small marketing/advertising budget? There are many ways to do this and here are some tips that I would recommend: 
  1. Write a press release :: Send out a press release detailing your business proposition and what makes it unique. Do this often!
  2. Use Twitter :: You need to make people aware of you and your products or services. Twitter's also a fantastic way to spread discounts and offers: tweet out every time you're offering a bargain.
  3. Use Facebook :: Upload photos of your products and update your status to let customers know what you're up to.  It's another way of letting people know you exist and makes you look professional.
  4. Start a blog :: You should style yourself as an expert on your particular field or industry. It's the perfect way to enforce brand messages and engage with customers. If people read and like your posts, they'll respect your brand even more.
  5. Create a Website :: The first thing a customer will do when trying to find out about your business is Google it. An attractive website can make your business look ultra professional and should be the home of your online presence.
  6. Email marketing :: Get customers to fill in a form with their email address on it whenever they buy from you and have a 'Sign up for more information' field on your 'Contact us' page. This will help you build a list of email addresses to contact whenever you have a new product or offer.
  7. Make a memorable business card :: Business cards are cheap to make and a great way of ensuring people remember your business. When you meet potential customers at an event, give them your business card. If it's fun and memorable they may show it to friends. Effectively they're marketing your business for you.
  8. Offer a discount card :: It's a great way to reward customers for their loyalty and persuade them to keep using your business.
  9. Have happy customers write you a review and put it on your website :: Encourage customers to write a short email or letter about the positive experience they had when using your business. Put these testimonials on your website and maybe frame some exceptional ones in your shop/office. People will be more willing to use you if they see that other customers have had a positive experience.

40% off All Paint - April 22 - 25, 2016

It's that time of year to do a little sprucing up around the house!

Let Garrett the manager of Sherwin - Williams
help you with all your paint needs!

Garrett Nelms Store Manager - Sherwin - Williams

Cities across Georgia are encouraged to celebrate the
2016 Georgia Cities Week

 April 17-23
 "Go To Town!"

Go check out the new cocktail menu tonight at Fat Daddy's Bourbon Street Music Company Bar! Be sure to try our signature drink, the Ragin' Cajun Mary! It's almost like a refreshing salad in a glass with lots of Cajun KICK! Remember, you're suppose to eat and drink your veggies!

Their other specialty cocktail is the Pink Angel! It taste like a strawberry lemonade in a sugar rimmed glass and they garnish this delightful concoction with sweet cherries! A dessert in a glass!

They've got your regular mixes like Crown and Coke, Scotch and Soda plus a wide variety of tropical delights, including Caribbean Blue, Pina Colada and many other trips to the islands! We've got Salty Sunrises and Tequila Sunrises, Margaritas, Screwdrivers and just about anything you can dream up to quench your special thirst!
They have a nice selection of wines and ice cold beer too!

Stop by and see their bartenders and relax in our Mardi Gras themed decor! It's truly a Bourbon Street experience in South Georgia!

Fat Daddy's
262 Ocilla Hwy.
Fitzgerald, GA  31750

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Everyone has to try the top hat from Engelmann's Men Store!

Thank you Walt from State Farm for the goodies to put in our welcome package!

Ben Hill Volunteer Fire Department -
Reflective Address Marker Order Form

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