Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce

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September 2016
Business of the Month
Dwain L. Smith DVM
The Women's Business Network Luncheon was held Thursday, September 8, 2016. Chief Bill Smallwood was the guest speaker. He spoke on Safety and Safety in the Workplace. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12:00 noon.

From Julie Barns:

Chief Bill Smallwood, thank you for your informative presentation!
Thank you, Our Daily Bread, for the delicious food!

And, thank you, Neysa, Derinda Lewis and Holley for hosting the luncheon!

Fitzgerald's Colony Business Association & Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Chamber of Commerce are taking
suggestions for the annual Holiday Open House.
The planning meeting will be held at the Chamber of
Commerce on Tuesday, September 13th at 12:00pm.

T-Shirt Friday - September 9, 2016 - Southern Therapy
Thank you to Steve Taylor and his staff at Southern Therapy
for providing the Chamber with T-Shirts
and for allowing us to Showcase your Business!

Six AM sure came around EARLY! Here they come, here come the folks to make this day a success. Over twenty five vendors with swings, benches, jewelry, lamps, china, toys, yarn, exercise equipment, sauces, dips, clothing, furniture, antiques, pots, pans, bake goods, books, the list goes on and on.... What a wonderful day. The weather was perfect, Pine Street was busy and the surrounding downtown shops were busy busy. A few even had the best day they had ever had. 
We had vendors and visitors from all around. Pitts, Rochelle, Leesburg, Douglas, Tifton just to name a few. We had the fire department here with their one and only Sparky the fire dog, as well as help from the police and sheriff's department.
Thanks to all who sold items and those who found treasures to carry home with them. Thanks to our first responders who were here and our public works for helping us. We charged a small fee to set up for the yard sale. The proceeds went to the Christian Kitchen and the Human Society. We were able to present each of them with a check in the amount of $185.00.
Thank you Fitzgerald for the support and showing off our community! Be on the lookout as this will happen again......
Just a quick note to say Great Job to Neesa Williams, Derinda Lewis and all the others involved in organizing the Hwy 319 Community Wide Yard Sale. It was an awesome event, lots of fun and very well attended. I was happy to be a part of it and look forward to having this event again.

Thanks for all your hard work and dedication
Kathy A. Young
Deputy Administrator of Finance & Public Safety
City of Fitzgerald

The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce hosted the 1st Community Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, September 3, 2016 with the proceeds from the space rentals going to the Christian Kitchen and the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Humane Society. The Executive Director Neesa Williams presented both organizations a check for $185.00.

Danny and the Jets
September 15, 2016
Downtown Fitzgerald
7-9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by:
Fitzgerald Arts Council 
With the success of the Grand Concert Series hosting the downtown concert, let's keep the momentum going by supporting the "Third Thursday", September 15, 2016. If you are a local business in the downtown area the Chamber is asking you to support this event and showcase your business and Fitzgerald by, staying open a little longer,having special offers for that day, restaurants could offer a free cookie, drink etc. Help us to help you showcase your business and to bring folks downtown both before and during "Third Thursday". Let's all work together to make the "Third Thursdays" a success and an event the entire community looks forward to attending.

If you plan on having extended hours or offer special discounts on "Third Thursday" please let the Chamber know so we can start publicizing for you on our Social Media, Website, Twitter and in the Friday News!


New Generation Budding Artists
An exhibit of artwork by children and youth
Reception for exhibit is on
September 15th from 5 P.M. - 7 P.M

Sears Hometown Store - Biggest Family & Friends Event Sale

"Life's better with Family and Friends, so bring them with  
you to our Family and Friends Event!"

Sep 15 at 5 PM to Sep 17 at 8 PM



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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