Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce

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March 2016

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The Chamber is proud to have

Tim McBride as part of the Chamber...

Tim does a great job in helping with some odd and end jobs and making sure our windows are clean.

Thank you Tim we enjoy working with you!

If you would like to get more information on how to get some help around your office, call the Jessamine Place - 229-426-5205
The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library to host a Dedication for our new Reading Garden!
The Library welcomes all members of our community to come and help us formally open our beautiful new Reading Garden. This special space will be a comfortable place for our patrons to read a book or enjoy our free Wireless Internet service.
Guest speakers will include Library Board Chair John Clements, former Library Director Sandy Hester, Friends of the Library member Linda Braun, Chairman Philip Jay III, Mayor Mark Massee, and Assistant State Librarian Jessica Everingham.
This event will be held on Saturday, March 19th at 11am. For additional information call the library at 229-426-5080 or email Martha at
123 North Main Street, Fitzgerald, GA  31750
The Fitz-Ben Hill Arts Council's Bushmen Street Dance is March 18, 2016! This is the kick off event to the Wild Chicken Festival. FREE ADMISSION! Mark your calendars and book your table reservation ($100) beginning now! 229-426-5035

Make plans to attend this family fun filled event.

Friday Night and All day Saturday,
March 18 and 19, 2016

Historic Downtown Fitzgerald, Georgia

Register at the event!

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The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce attended the STAR Student/Teacher Achievement Recognition Banquet on

March 10, 2016 at the Valdosta Country Club.


STAR Student - Ross Wynn

STAR Teacher - Derrick Smith

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Would you like to receive a text message the morning of Ribbon Cuttings, Open House, Ground Breakings and etc.? If so, please text @98hc9 to 81010. You do not need to download the app to receive the Text Message Alerts.
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The 2016 Fitzgerald Lions Club Scholarship is ready for applicants! We encourage all seniors to contact counselor Karen Hewitt at Fitzgerald High School to apply! All applications submitted must be the current 2016 application and are due by April 14, 2016. The scholarship will be presented to the winner at the FHS Honor's Night. 

Please take a moment to view your company's listing on our website,
If you would like changes to your listing please fill out the member Update form and fax it to 229-423-1052 or email

If your company has experienced personnel changes in this past year or you would like to add new representatives to our records just fill out the member update form or send in an email to

This is a great marketing tool for your business! Update your listing and take advantage of your Chamber membership!


The Kiwanis Club of Fitzgerald provides two (2) scholarships each year. Applications may be obtained from Karen Hewatt at Fitzgerald High School and the deadline is April 15th. The scholarships will be presented at the Honors Night Banquet on May 16th. For information, please see or contact Karen Hewatt, Fitzgerald High School Counselor at 229-409-5530.

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Thank you Central Market for decorating the

Chamber's window!

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 - March 11, 2016 - WRDO Radio

* You will get a friendly greeting when you contact the Chamber by phone or as a walk-in.

* We will strive to get to know you and your business & seek ways to help you succeed.

* When dealing with customers who have complaints or inquiries about your business, we will follow a strict policy of integrity, confidentiality and fairness.

* We will respond in an appropriate manner to any requests you may have, using all resources available.

* The Chamber will strive to encourage your positive participation and support of Chamber programs, committees and events.
Digital Express has a New Look
same Great Service

The mission of Digital Express is to offer a level of customer service and product knowledge unattainable elsewhere, while representing Verizon Wireless through the highest of ethical and moral standards. As a Premium Retailer for Verizon Wireless, Digital Express sells Verizon Wireless service, offers the latest in digital phone technology, and also carries a wide variety of accessories. Since opening their first location on February 10, 2003 in Fitzgerald, Georgia, to better serve their customers they have opened additional Georgia locations. If you are an existing Verizon customer, they will be glad to add on that additional line of service, evaluate your bill and ensure that you are on the right calling plan, upgrade you into one of our extensive line of the latest and greatest digital phones, etc... If you currently have wireless service with another provider, then they can bring your phone number over to Verizon Wireless! You can experience the nation's most reliable wireless network without having to give up that number you've become so attached to.  Thank you for your business and we'll see you soon!

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On Monday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Ben Hill County will hold its Fourth Annual Education Summit.  This year, our primary focus will be on workforce development.


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