VALDOSTA, GA – The Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting for Wiregrass Investment Management at its new location, 3321 N. Valdosta Road, recently.
Long-time residents, with over fifty years of combined experience, the Wiregrass Investment Management team is eager to provide the Valdosta community with full service financial planning. Through investment management and holistic financial planning, Wiregrass Investment Management strives to help you reach your financial goals.
Wiregrass Investment Management is one of the only Registered Investment Advisory firms in Valdosta, meaning that the company has a fundamental obligation to provide suitable investment advice and always act in their clients’ best interests. According to Jared M. McGahee, of Wiregrass Investment Management, they pride themselves on being an independent firm with no proprietary products, which enables them to focus on what is right for the client.
In regards to the Chamber of Commerce, McGahee went onto say, “They [Chamber] have continuously helped to promote our business to its members and the community.”
For more information about Wiregrass Investment Management, please give them a call at (229) 245-6022 or visit their new location at 3321 N. Valdosta Road.
VALDOSTA, GA- The Chamber Ambassadors held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Palmetto School of Career Development, recently.
Palmetto School of Career Development has been available to residents of Valdosta-Lowndes County as an alternative to the technical schools and university since 2014. Unlike bigger institutions, the school allows students to graduate in 12 weeks or less with varying technical degrees. They plan to expand this list of programs in 2017 to include legal assistant, medical billing and coding, and phlebotomy.
In addition to helping students earn degrees, Palmetto School of Career Development assists with resume building and interview skills. They also offer employment placement, which has a 95 percent success rate.
“The Chamber has been so helpful to Palmetto School of Career Development,” said Amanda Kirk, Career Advisor for Valdosta’s campus. She also says they greatly benefit from the “informative emails” and how it is “so easy to join the events.”
For more information about Palmetto School of Career Development, please call (229) 232-8500 or visit them at 3311 N. Valdosta Road.
VALDOSTA, GA- The Chamber Ambassadors recognized Pleats & Creases as Leading Business of the Week this week.
Pleats & Creases is a full service dry cleaning and laundry business that has been open since 1990 and under current ownership since 1995. The cleaning service has won “Best of South Georgia” over a dozen times and “Best of South Georgia” in Alterations since the award was created.
There are five retail locations, including four in Valdosta and one in Adel. “The opportunity to serve people for their cleaning needs, as well as getting to know them has been a highlight of the last 21 years,” said Evan Miller, owner of Pleats & Creases.
Pleats & Creases not only does personal dry cleaning, but is well involved in the community. They support schools, churches, and many other organizations. “We try to ‘put something’ back when we can!” Miller said.
Their customer service focused goals also accompany environmental concern. Most packaging they use is biodegradable and the detergent is environmentally safe. They also utilize the power of recycling with a “return for credit” system for the metal hangers used regularly.
Pleats & Creases has been a Chamber member for more than 10 years. “Our staff is focused on production, customer service, and consistent delivery of our product each day,” Miller said. “The Chamber is there to provide a consistent business focused message to the community.”
For more information about Pleats & Creases or their services, call (229) 247-8616, or visit them at 209 Northside Drive.
VALDOSTA, GA- The Chamber Ambassadors honored Colony Bank as Leading Business of the Week this week.
Colony Bank is a single bank holding company that serves the Central and South Georgia areas. With 27 locations, they work hard to assist customers with their financial needs. They have been open in Valdosta for 14 years and currently have two locations.
“We are large enough to handle any of your banking needs, but small enough to know your name,” said Eddie Smith of Colony Bank.
Colony Bank has been a Chamber member for more than 10 years. Smith says the many events hosted by the Chamber allow members to “network, get involved, and learn from other businesses and leaders within this community.”
For more information about Colony Bank, call (229) 241-9900, or visit them at one of their two locations 3774 Old US Highway 41 North or 2910 N. Ashley Street.
The Leading Business of the Week program is designed to recognize members who have partnered with the Chamber for at least five years. The 2016 Leading Business of the Week program is proudly sponsored by Ashley’s Business Solutions.