VALDOSTA, GA- Valdosta’s latest learning facility is officially underway after Cre8ive Zone hosted a Ground Breaking ceremony May 25, 2017.
Cre8ive Zone is a learning facility and an “edutainment business,” offering education and entertainment simultaneously. They will provide hands-on exhibits aimed at furthering the education of K-12 and home schooled students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The facility will cater to individuals, family and children for fun and birthday parties that stimulate children’s brain, as well as adults.
Cre8ive Zone is excited to be entering the community of Valdosta. They are eager to bring something that no other business in the area has offered before. Customers will be fully submerged in what they are learning. Providing local kids with activities that are both fun and educational will benefit the entire community.
Although they are just an up-and-coming business, Cre8ive Zone has already accomplished a great deal. They have been members of The Chamber since day one, who has “provided an avenue to network with other businesses I the Valdosta area,” according to Elizabeth Omiteru. Cre8ive Zone is also pleased to say they were named one of the top three finalist for the 2016 Southwest Georgia Bank Business Plan Competition.
As Valdosta-Lowndes County continues to prosper, we are more than excited to welcome a new business to the community. Be sure to look out for Cre8ive Zone at 3320 Bemiss Road coming soon.
VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors honored Brooker Insurance Agency as this week’s Leading Business of the week.
Independently owned and operated since 1997, Brooker Insurance Agency has been at the forefront of customer satisfaction for residents and business owners throughout the greater Valdosta community. With over 29 years of experience and a long-standing reputation for truly personal service within the community, it’s no wonder that countless homeowners, renters and commercial clients utilize their services for all their coverage needs.
Brooker Insurance Agency is happy to help any client whether they are seeking a new agency to handle personal insurance policies or if you are just looking for a consultation. They even provide free quotes for personal or professional needs! The agency will gladly pair you with the right policy needed to cover all of your investments including auto, home, life and more.
For more information about Brooker Insurance, call (229) 242-2099
VALDOSTA, GA- The Chamber Ambassadors recently held a ribbon cutting for Elks Aidmore to celebrate their new location.
Elks Aidmore, Inc is a 75-year old non-profit agency headquartered in Conyers, Georgia. The agency mission is to provide youth and families in crisis with the necessary skills and resources to help heal their hearts, restore their hopes and rebuild their lives. The agency offers a residential treatment program, transitional living support, therapeutic family foster care, and other community-based alternatives for youth.
The Chamber may have held a ribbon cutting in celebration of their new location, but Elks Aidmore is not a new name to Valdosta. The Valdosta office provides a therapeutic family foster care program and community-based alternatives for youth program, both serving children and youth from the ages of 4-18. Valdosta is lucky to have this organization in the community!
For more information about Elks Aidmore, call 229-244-3020.
VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors honored True North Construction Group, Inc. as this week’s Leading Business of the week.
True North is a development, finance, and construction company that helps Charter Schools achieve their mission and growth objectives through investments in real estate.
The company is proud to be a leading developer of Charter Schools within Georgia and is now reaching other markets in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. They feel their success stems from agile project management and Lean construction technique to help Charter Schools plan, design, and build new facilities. This innovative approach allows them to manage a larger volume of work by having all the team members integrated into their web-based systems allowing their personnel to always stay connected.
True North loves being a part of Valdosta and is grateful for the opportunities brought by the Chamber. “The Chamber has always been an influential part of our community allowing all business to have a voice,” says Santiago Iturralde, VP Design & Construction.
For more information about True North Constrction Group, Inc., call (229) 241-0995 or visit them at 3316 Oak St. Ext. in Valdosta.
Valdosta, GA-Urban Bella Boutique is an addition to the already established Urban Bella Salon. After three years of business at the salon and a passion for all aspects of beauty, Urban Bella decided it was time to make their business a one-stop beauty shop. They are excited to have the Chamber to assist in advertising and promoting their latest addition.
Urban Bella Boutique is a unique store offering pieces for everyone. They offer everything from professional wear to every day casual outfits all for a reasonable price. They take pride in being able to serve a diverse population. Urban Bella boutique caters to all shapes, sizes and genders. They feel it is important to have selections for everyone in Valdosta since they care so much for their community.
For more information on Urban Bella Boutique, call 229-671-1070.
VALDOSTA, GA- The Chamber Ambassadors recently held a ribbon cutting for Red Owl Coffee Company.
Red Owl is a coffee company with a passion for coffee and a love for their community! The business may only be 6 months old, but they have already made a name for themselves and are opening their third location in Lowndes County. Red Owl is excited to be the Chamber’s newest member and looks forward to becoming even more involved with the community!
Being from the Valdosta area, the owners know the community and exactly what its people are looking for! “This location helps us to grow in ways we haven’t been able to before. We can focus on growing closer our awesome community and try and share with them what we have learned about coffee,” explains Oliver Thompson. Red Owl has big plans for their newest location. They look forward to hosting music events, book clubs and movie nights, just to name a few.
For more information on Red Owl Coffee Company, call 229-460-1587.
VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors honored Hampton Inn & Suites as this week’s Leading Business of the Week.
Hampton Inn & Suites can make any guest feel like Valdosta is their home. Their accommodations are first class and they take pride in delivering hospitality to all. They love bringing business to Valdosta and sharing the community with those near and far.
One of the most interesting aspects of being a part of Hampton Inn & Suites is being able to meet new people from a number of different areas. “We have guests that stay with us from Canada, Germany, Ukraine, etc.” says Selina Evans. Evans and the other employees feel that they are able to “get a little taste of their culture” while sharing Valdosta’s culture with them as well. While these guests are enjoyable, it was unanimous that the most rewarding part of their business is having the opportunity to host servicemen and refugees from various natural disasters.
Hampton Inn & Suites is constantly advancing. They make it possible to share Valdosta’s charm with any newcomer. They are grateful for the business and opportunities the Chamber has brought them and the rest of the community.
Hampton Inn & Suites is located at 2 Meeting Place in Valdosta and can be contacted by calling 229-241-1234.
VALDOSTA, GA- The Chamber held an open house and ribbon cutting Friday to celebrate recent updates made to the E.R. Barber house. Built in 1915 and home to the Chamber since 1979, the Barber House is on the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the public during the week for self-guided tours.
In 2015 the Chamber and the Barber Trust Advisory Board held a capital campaign, Investing For The Next Century (IFTNC). More than $200,000 was raised for much needed updates, important to preserving the historic integrity of the Barber House and keeping the house functioning as a business.
Projects included were: A new roof, new HVAC, exterior paint, interior paint; landscaping; upgrades to bathrooms; new carpet; refinished flooring; light fixtures; window treatments and new furniture.
More than 100 people attended the open house. Events throughout the day included: A Rotary Club of Valdosta Memorial Tree Program dedication, Chamber ribbon cutting, and the announcement of the Young Entrepreneurial Academy, or YEA!