VALDOSTA, GA- The Chamber Ambassadors held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Park Place by McLane, recently.
Park Place by McLane is a new business to the Valdosta area; however the owner/operators of the facility, the McLane family, have been serving the Valdosta- Lowndes community for over 80 years. The space is open to rent for events such as a gathering after celebrating a loved one, baby or bridal showers, birthday events and more. Park Place partners with Covington’s as a caterer, but clients are welcome to provide their own “family favorites” as the venue offers a full kitchen.
“Built in 1906, the Park Place has been beautifully refurbished as a gathering and events venue,” said Catherine Nordin of Park Place by McLane. “We hope we have thought of everything to make your occasion special.”
For more information about a particular gathering, or for more information regarding the venue, please call (229) 242- 5544 or visit them at 108 West Park Avenue Valdosta.
VALDOSTA, GA- The Chamber Ambassadors held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Ben’s Tire and Auto Repair, recently.
Ben’s Tire and Auto Repair is a thriving business in Valdosta. Owner, Ben Neal has been in the auto repair industry since his early twenties, and has served the people of Lowndes County for over 20 years. Other businesses in the area have similar services, but Neal says their “honest, friendly, reliable service” is what sets them apart.
At the new location, they will now be a Michelin and BF Goodrich dealer, while still selling all major brands of tires. Ben’s Tire and Auto repair will now have more space for customers and bays for servicing vehicles.
Recently becoming a member of the Chamber, Neal says he and his wife look forward to the “possible networking opportunities that lie ahead.”
For more information about Ben’s Tire and Auto Repair, visit them at 2183 N. Ashley Street, or give them a call at 229-242-8777.
VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to “launch cutting edge technology of the Interactive Teller Machines (ITM)” at Guardian Bank recently.
Guardian Bank takes pride in their efforts to always put their customers first. “We are committed to our customers and our communities and strive to provide the best possible service and responsiveness,” said Courtney Nelligan- Arroyo of Guardian Bank.
In addition to functioning not only as a basic ATM, the ITM gives customers an interactive transaction experience after normal business hours. Customers can now bank when it’s more convenient for them, making Guardian the first in the Valdosta- Lowndes County area to use the concept of “extended banking hours.” The new technology is now available at both the Wildwood and Norman Drive locations from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Nelligan-Arroyo said the Chamber “continually supports our bank and refers new customers to us.” Guardian Bank has been a member of the Chamber since 1997.
For more information about Guardian Bank or their new ITM services, visit them at one of their two locations, 701 Wildwood Plantation Drive and 246 Norman Drive, or give them a call at 229-244- 9444.
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VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting for Studstill Firm, LLP at its new location, 4352 Kings Way, recently.
Studstill Firm, LLP is comprised of a husband and wife team, Justin and Haynes Studstill. They work hard to help families across South Georgia who have been impacted by unfortunate events, such as car accidents, and make it their mission to do everything possible to help them find a way forward.
“We are a family of attorneys, and feel very strongly that our clients should be treated like family when they trust us with something as important as their legal representation” said Haynes Studstill, of Studstill Firm, LLP. This devotion to their clients can be seen in their recent partnership with the local law enforcement and first responders to provide community residents with free car seat safety checks. Studstill Firm’s AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for law firms, gives clients confidence that their case will receive a fair result.
“The Chamber has provided an important opportunity for our firm to grow as a new business in this community,” said Studstill. “The Chamber has helped facilitate our message of who we are and why we do what we do to a larger group of residents who may find themselves facing a very challenging situation and unsure of who to trust.”
For more information about Studstill Firm, LLP, please give them a call at (229) 247-2299 or visit their new location at 4352 Kings Way, Valdosta, 31602.
VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting for Repeat Boutique Thrift Store at its new location, 422 A Northside Drive, recently.
Repeat Boutique was started in 1998 in order to help fund Options Now Life Choice Clinic. After moving the original store from West Gordon Street to Norman Drive, an additional location was established. Less than one year after opening the second store, it had grown so quickly, they were “excited to take the opportunity to move into a larger facility,” said Laura Knox, of Repeat Boutique.
An outreach of Options Now, both businesses are Christ- centered ministries. All profits from the thrift store fund the clinic and help real women and families in the Valdosta- Lowndes community. They love interacting with the community and sharing the mission of Options Now, all while offering great prices on upscale thrift store inventory.
“The Chamber is a great resource for us, and we’re thankful to have the support and backing in our corner,” said Laura. Options Now has been a member of the Chamber for over 10 years, adding Repeat Boutique on as a member in 2015.
For more information about Repeat Boutique Thrift Store, please give them a call at (229) 469-7775 or visit the new location at 422 A Northside Drive. You can also visit the Norman Drive location at 285 Norman Drive.
VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting for Valdosta Christian Academy recently.
Valdosta Christian Academy is a fairly new member of the Valdosta community, opening just four years ago. Valdosta Christian Academy is the only private school within 100 miles that is Adventist owned. They operate on a condensed school week, Monday through Thursday, and they offer classes for grades 1 through 8. ” We love to train our children for this life by providing a challenging, fun, and authentic curriculum,” says Shanel Marchany of VCA.
Most of VCA’s students are performing at least one grade above their current grade level. The student to teacher ratio is 1:8, so students have the opportunity to receive individualized small group instruction during their learning times.
One of the school’s projects is a book drive where books and stories are donated to members of the Valdosta- Lowndes community. “We were able to donate hundreds of cook books, Biblical literature, and faith stories to Lowndes county residents last year,” said Marchany. VCA also said they are looking forward to continuing the book drive this year.
For more information about Valdosta Christian Academy, please give them a call at (229) 469-5090 or stop by the campus at 2285 E. Park Avenue Road.