VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors honored Valdosta Insurance Services, Inc. as the Leading Business for the week of September 25, 2017.
Valdosta Insurance Services has been a locally owned and operated agency in the city of Valdosta since 1933 and has been a member of the Chamber since 1957.
Valdosta Insurance Services stands out by providing their customers with exceptional customer service from local people that they know with a personal touch. “In the age of online solicitations and 800 numbers we want to stand out as capable of delivering the same availability from someone local that you know and trust,” said Matt Dorsey the Operations Manager at Valdosta Insurance Services.
According to Dorsey, “The Chamber has been a resource for our office in times of change and has provided us with opportunities for contact with like-minded businesses.”
For more information about Valdosta Insurance Services, Inc., call 229-242-4560 or visit their office at 812 Northwood Park Drive in Valdosta.
The Leading Business of the Week program is designed to recognize members who have partnered with the Chamber for at least five years. The 2017 Leading Business of the Week program is proudly sponsored by Ashley’s Business Solutions. For more information, visit www.ValdostaChamber.com/Leading-Business-of-the-Week.
VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting in honor of Alzheimer’s Caregiver Time-Out in celebration of their new permanent location.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Time-Out is an organization that allows the caregivers for Alzheimer or Dementia patients to have a day off from the physical and mental work it takes to care for their clients. “We give the caregivers time to rest and have a life of their own,” Ann Walker-Smith, program director for Alzheimer’s Caregiver Time-Out, said.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Time-Out is the only respite care service that serves a light breakfast and hot lunch to all their clients and volunteers at the facility. They also keep clients busy and entertained with crafts, games, music, and holiday parties. According to Walker-Smith they have a “warm and loving atmosphere staffed with sincere caregivers.”
They are always looking for volunteers within the community to participate in daily activities, assist in fund raising, or joining as a board member.
Visit Alzheimer’s Caregiver Time-Out today at 1207 Williams St. or contact them by calling 229-245-9094.
VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors assisted Four Star Freightliner in celebrating their new facility with a Ground Breaking ceremony.
Four Star Freightliner is the leading heavy and medium duty dealer in the Southeast region. “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with world class truck products and a full spectrum of services,” said Jerry Kocan, Dealer Principal of Four Star Freightliner.
Over 17 years of business, Four Star Freightliner has grown from having less than 50 employees to having over 180 employees spread across 3 states and 6 location dealerships.
According to Kocan, “we are making a major investment in Valdosta and Lowndes County community and intend to be here for many years in the future.”
Four Star Freightliner anticipate opening the new facility in March or April 2018 and can be found off Exit 11 on White Water road.
VALDOSTA, GA - The Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of Veterans First Light.
Co-founders of Veterans First Light, Bryan Roy, a pastor at CrossPointe Church in Valdosta, and Reg McCutcheon recognized the need for veteran advocacy in the community. “We have lived in Lowndes County for 10 years and it only made sense to begin a movement here first and help our community,” said Roy.
Veterans First Light’s mission is to offer support services, advocacy, and empowerment opportunities for Veterans within the community. They offer a variety of support programs such as group therapy, job training, moral injury services, and benefits coaching.
The goal of Veterans First Light is to engage with veterans in the community on multiple levels. They recognize the individual needs that each veteran has and serves as a single point of contact for facilitating interaction and relationships.
Veterans First Light was incorporated as a Georgia Non-Profit on May 20, 2017 and is the only option for services that are specifically tailored for veterans that isn’t considered a government agency.
Contact Veterans First Light by calling 229-460-6017 or visit 1700 East Park Avenue in Valdosta.