The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and Renasant Bank are excited to announce Coleman Talley LLP as the second-ever esteemed winner of the Corporation of the Quarter Award.
The Corporation of the Quarter (COQ) award recognizes larger businesses with 36 or more employees who excel in community involvement and truly value their employees. COQ awardees do not only supply a large quantity of jobs, but they provide quality jobs and prioritize creating an employee centric culture. Candidates for COQ are anonymously nominated judged by a panel of local business owners. Each quarter, just one business earns the title.
“Our partnership for business recognition originally dates back when the Bank, along with the Chamber, created the Small Business of the Month Award, which continues to exist today,” Terry Bennett, Market President of Renasant Bank, said. “When we were approached about the program, we felt compelled to continue this effort, which will allow us to reach out and recognize business leaders and their employees who are making a difference in our community.”
Coleman Talley LLP is a leading mid-size law firm dedicated to providing trusted legal service for more than eight decades. The firm is committed to fostering industry-focused and lasting client relationships, representing clients throughout the Southeastern United States from offices in Valdosta and Atlanta, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida.
“We are honored to be recognized as the Corporation of the Quarter by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber,” said Justin Scott, Managing Partner. “Coleman Talley strongly believes in the importance of investing back into the community that has invested in us and made our firm successful. We also recognize that no business can truly succeed without a team of hardworking people committed to its continued growth and development.”
Coleman Talley attorneys and staff regularly dedicate their time and support to a variety of causes, including the arts, education, youth athletics, and community development. As a whole, the firm lends its support to Second Harvest of South Georgia through the annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition. They task their attorneys, staff, and clients with raising food and funds during a 2-week period to fight hunger, all of which goes to the local food bank. The firm has been recognized as a winner each year since the competition began in 2012.
Coleman Talley LLP is an outstanding community partner and Chamber member. Visit them at 109 South Ashley Street or give them a call at 229-242-7562.
The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and First Commerce Credit Union named C- Tech Water Solutions, LLC the June Small Business of the Month.
C-Tech provides water service to South Georgia and North Florida.
From repairs to installation, rental service, salt delivery and testing, the business gladly serves commercial and residential customers meeting their individual needs. They are also a leader in supplying water softeners, reverse osmosis systems and other quality products.
Owners Chris and Jami West have 20 years of experience in water treatment and customer service, 14 of which have been with C-Tech. The company is dedicated to taking care of their customers while offering a wide variety of water solutions for customer’s home or business. C-Tech's mission is to supply high quality equipment to customers and provide a higher quality of service, all at a fair price.
Jami, Co-Owner of C-Tech says, “Customer Service is not a problem, it is our pleasure” has been the company motto before they even knew the name of the company!
“These were the same words Chris’ dad had for every business he owned so to honor him, we chose it for our business as well,” she shared. “We truly appreciate each customer we have and find joy in servicing each home and business.”
C-Tech is active in the local community supporting local sports teams such as Lowndes High School Wrestling and Valwood basketball. For many years, the company has remained active in the Lowndes County Relay for Life event as a team and as volunteers for the leadership of the event. C-Tech Water Solutions is also an active member of the local Home Builders Association. They support multiple local charities through the events the HBA hosts. The most recent community event they participated in was the Georgia Beer Company 5K to support the Valdosta Children’s Advocacy Center in April 2021.
For more information on C-Tech Water Solutions, LLC, contact them at 229-245-8100.
The Chamber Ambassadors honored THBoyd Communications with a ribbon-cutting on June 30, 2021, to celebrate the launch of the South Georgia Insider Podcast.
Recorded and produced in the Smalltown Broadcast and Talk 92.1 studio, located in Valdosta, the South Georgia Insider Podcast features conversations with business and civic leaders and community influencers about the exciting and sometimes challenging issues impacting the region.
Hosted by Thressea H. Boyd, CEO of THBoyd Communications, the podcast topics range from business and manufacturing to entrepreneurship and rural prosperity, economic development, agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism, and the arts.
"The podcast is part of our continued growth," says Boyd, editor of South Georgia Business Magazine and the monthly South Georgia Insider e-newsletter. "As content for the magazine and e-newsletter continues to expand, the podcast provides another platform to share engaging stories that promote South Georgia as a great place to live, work, play, and visit."
With more than a dozen podcast episodes published, Boyd says working with producer Spencer Van Horn and the Smalltown Broadcasting team has been imperative to the podcast's early success.
"A major factor in producing a podcast is high-quality audio equipment and editing experience,” Boyd says. "Smalltown Broadcast provides production expertise, along with state-of-the-art equipment and professional studio space."
According to Edison Research, podcasts have seen a steady rise in popularity in the past decade. Approximately 78 percent of Americans are now familiar with the "podcasting" term, and more than 80 million Americans identified as weekly podcast listeners.
"As we continue to look for ways to partner with the local community, we recognize the growing need for a professional studio space for use by individuals recording podcasts or other recorded events," says Jeff Masters, Sales and Operations Manager with Smalltown Broadcasting "We have an additional studio that is available for rent by the hour to those in our community. We provide the technical assistance needed to allow for the very best completed projects."
Owned by Scott James Matheson, Smalltown Broadcasting consists of four radio stations, including Talk 92.1, home of the Scott James Matheson weekday morning show.
"We're excited to be part of producing the South Georgia Insider Podcast and look forward to helping other businesses and individuals launch their podcasts," says Matheson. "It fits within our company's mission to create an outlet to share information throughout the region."
THBoyd Communications and Smalltown Broadcasting are Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce media sponsors and actively promote Chamber members and activities.
The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber Ambassadors named CCB Tech Group Leading Business of the Week on June 28, 2021.
CCB Tech Group was founded in 2005 when two people decided to start a technology business that provides high-touch, high quality, and high-competence service. Today, a team of skilled engineers provides installation, repair and training with equipment from all major data and telephone vendors. CCB is confident in its ability to complete a project with no missteps.
The CBB team comes to work with the singular focus to excel at technical competence and maintain a genuine interest in the well-being of the customer. The team measures their accomplishments by participating in their customer’s successes.
Account Manager of CCB, Lee McArthur, expressed how qualified their staff is to ensure a job well done. “There are generous investments in employee training to keep everyone on the cutting edge of IT security and problem-solving,” McArthur shared.
True to the company mission statement “Leave things better than you found them,” the team is involved in the project every step of the way from the blueprint to moving IT assets, assuring the client that everything is taken care of.
Like the technology that grows and expands, CCB does the same. They have extensive experience in the healthcare industry and understand HIPAA and PCI better than most IT firms. Additionally, they have several options implemented in the healthcare industry that protects against ransomware and assure the safety of customer data.
McArthur says, “We are a true family/team. It is rare, in my experience, to have everyone sharing the same core values for customer care and work priorities.”
CCB is appreciative of the efforts of the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber. They have benefited from the working opportunities with other professionals. “The Chamber is the tip of the spear for helping assure that Valdosta is the best place to run a business and raise a family. It brings individual members together for mutual benefit and represents the community at large at all three levels of government,” said Arthur.
For more information, visit CCB Tech Group at 4069 Inner Perimeter Road or call them at (229)-244-3535.