Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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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 - August 26, 2016

Thank you to Christine James and her staff at AmerisBank
for providing the Chamber with T-Shirts
and for allowing us to Showcase your Business!

GREAT NIGHT IN FITZGERALD! Thank you to everyone that sponsored and helped with making Thursday night a HUGE success! The Bellamy Brothers!

Community Bank is proud of their Junior Board of Directors! They are heading up a project to collect supplies to help victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana. Beginning today and continuing through Friday, September 2nd, donations of the items listed here will be accepted at various drop-off points.

Bri ng an item from the list to any other drop-off point (Fitzgerald High School & Community Bank) and receive a ticket to be entered into a drawing for an I-pad. The drawing will be held on September 2nd. Please limit donations to those specified on the list. The next drop-off location will be at tomorrow night's football game between Fitzgerald High School Purple Hurricanes and the Irwin County Indians at the Jaycee Stadium in Fitzgerald. Donations will be accepted at both gates.


The Chamber staff is not only here to assist you and to work for you
but to play an active role in our community

Neesa Williams
Executive Director

Holley Lee
Support & Service

Derinda Lewis
Executive Secretary

We are involved in a number of things such as:

Board of Directors - Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Arts Council

Board of Directors - Fitzgerald Lions Club

Balcony Club Member

Stragic Planning - Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Library

Advisory Board - The Jessamine Place

Participant in the CIS Celebrity Dinner

Fitzgerald Pig Pickin'

CIS Board of Directors

Fitzgerald Finns Board of Directors

Fitzgerald Band Boosters

Active involved in the Ben Hill Co. School System


Here is a listing of the New Lobby and Drive-thru Hours starting
September 19, 2016.  
You may visit our website for more details

Toni Farmer - Branch Manager

It is getting to be that time of year for planning for the holidays and a big part of the holidays is having the Christmas Parade to bring the Christmas season into full swing. The Annual Christmas Parade will be Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 p.m. in downtown Fitzgerald. In our hectic schedules sometimes we let the Christmas Parade sneak up on us. This year the Chamber wanted to get you the date early so you can start planning. The Chamber loves having floats, bands and just the excitement of the crowd watching and participating in the parade. So mark your calendar and lets all make this year's parade a huge and successful for Fitzgerald/Ben Hill County. We do hear there will be a special guest arriving!

Grass hay and 2016 peanut hay coming up for sale!
As technology has changed and everyone has a smart phone. The Chamber is trying to make it easier to get your invoices for your Membership dues. We are sending them by email instead of through the post office. If you would rather get yours through the post office, please let us know and we will be glad to mail it for you.

You can pay your membership dues by check and by credit card!

Thank you so much for your support of the Chamber, we are working hard to support our members and to make our community a better place to work and live! 
The first class for the
SBDC Maximum Service presented by The University of Georgia Small
Business Development Center.

If you were not able to make the first class there are four more classes in the series.

September 1,8, 15 & 22

Women's Business Network Luncheon
Thursday, September 8, 2016
12:00 noon
Chamber's Office - 121 E. Pine Street
We will have a presentation on safety tips for women. 

September 15th, 2016 - Palm Tree Psychological Services will present a parent information class called "All in the Family" on September 15, 2016, at 6pm, in the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Library. The program will focus on healthy family relationships and the prevention of domestic violence. To register for the class and be eligible for transportation or childcare services, please call Family Connection at 229-457-4109. Funding for this service is provided by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning through the Family Engagement Community Grant.


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It is with much excitement and great anticipation that we announce the Fitzgerald Harmony Jubilee! The fifth annual Harmony Jubilee will take place on November 11-12, 2016 at Paulk Park. The Harmony Jubilee is an event comprised of many facets. This year will include Hot Air Balloon events, an Outdoor Concert, and an Artisans Market.

November 11, 2016 
Wine & Cheese Tasting and Balloon Glow Event 
Turkey Creek | 330 Ocilla Hwy | Fitzgerald, Ga 

You are invited to attend a very special evening of wine & cheese tasting, live music, and a private balloon glow at Turkey Creek. The wine & cheese tasting will be accompanied by live music and a display featuring some of the items available on Saturday at the Harmony Jubilee Artisan Market. The private hot air balloon glow will take place out on the golf course. This is a sight you do not want to miss! Turkey Creek is planning a special menu for this evening to be available at an additional cost. This will truly be a memorable evening! Tickets are $15/person and will be available at Turkey Creek, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Arts Council beginning October 28th.

The Harmony Jubilee committee is proud to announce there will be several entertainers to perform for this event on Saturday.

The Artisans Market will feature artisans from various locations and will be open throughout the course of the weekend. Everyone is welcome to explore this market and discover what special talents and items the artisans have to offer.

Children are encouraged to come participate in the Kids Zone activities that are sure to make memories for children of all ages.

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