Welcome back to 1977, where Lowndes County’s population was a mere 67,500 people and times were much different. Population is not the only thing that has grown for our area over the years. Business and development has too.
In honor of “Throwback Thursday,” we cracked the vault and found this gem, a copy of the 1977 Edition of the Valdosta Promotional book.
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Valdosta Promotional book by Chamber of Commerce, 1977
Being able to look back on the Valdosta-Lowndes County area in 1977 gives us an idea of how much growth and progress we have made since then. In addition, it shows what a solid foundation was laid for that growth to happen just over 39 years ago.
What are your Business’s major accomplishments?
Blanton Common, an American Campus Community, is the largest student housing property in Valdosta and serves up to 860 residents each year. Due to our unrelenting commitment to provide quality goods and services, Blanton Common remains one of the top student housing communities in Valdosta.
What is something new, unique or innovative that your business does or plans to do in the coming months?
American Campus Communities focuses on driving evolution and optimizing the company’s potential so as to remain the premier provider of quality student housing. To better serve our local community, Blanton Common now offers Multi-Family Rates, and will be Pet Friendly in August 2016.
Why do you love working here?
There is never a dull day! Student housing is a dynamic industry with great rewards. Through daily contact with our residents and other members of the community, we are able to build positive relationships beyond our customer service roles and become mentors, friends, and even the mentee to many of the people we meet.
What has the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber done for your business?
Over the past 5 years, the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber has helped Blanton Common become an option for apartment seekers that utilize the Chamber’s directory and referrals.
How would you describe the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber’s influence on the community?
Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber consistently fosters growth of our local business and focuses on developing young professionals. Also, Valdosta- Lowndes Chamber advocates for small businesses by offering different programs to help small business owners become succeed in our community.
The 2016 Leading Business of the Week program is proudly sponsored by Ashley’s Business Solutions.
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