The Chamber Ambassadors honored Evangeline’s with a ribbon cutting on June 19, 2019 to celebrate a new beginning in South Georgia.
Located west of Valdosta in Whigham, Ga, Evangeline’s is a bed and breakfast offering its guests a relaxing and peaceful property in the middle of 10 acres.
Owner, Agne Hryniuk stated, “The unit is decorated and outfitted to make sure guests are greeted to an inviting environment where everything you need to make your stay thoroughly enjoyable is available.”
In addition to a pleasant stay, guests are able to enjoy food prepared by Hryniuk. Hryniuk is a professionally trained culinary chef that is passionate about the food as she is serving her guests.
“All the bells and whistles are important in any business, but the key ingredient is so often missing, which is excellent guest service by anticipating and exceeding guests’ needs’ and putting service before profits,” said Hryniuk
According to Hryniuk, Evangeline’s is planning to add four guest cottages on the property with a pool, hot tub and sauna for the guests to enjoy.
Evangeline’s is a proud member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.
“Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber has allowed us the opportunity to be here for this ribbon cutting, while offering so much support to an outside business, which is nothing short of outstanding. This is a reason why this Chamber of Commerce is considered one of the top in the US,” said Hryniuk.
The Chamber Ambassadors honored Fourth Wall Visions with a ribbon cutting on June 25, 2019 to celebrate becoming a member of the chamber and to announce their presence in the Valdosta-Lowndes County community.
Fourth Wall Visions is a full spectrum videography business, specializing in special events, creative filmmaking and promotional advertisement.
Fourth Wall Visions is passionate about providing their customers with the highest quality film service possible.
“We love what we do because both of us dreamt of being filmmakers since we were children,” said Alexis Johnson, co-owner. “We love to use film as a way to extract beauty and emotion from everyday life and display love, passion and drive in creative and intriguing ways.”
According to Johnson, Fourth Wall Visions is planning to incorporate more creative filmmaking into the business, including short and feature films, music videos and any other form of video entertainment.
Fourth Wall Visions is a proud member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.
Johnson stated, “The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber have been an absolute dream to work with since recently joining. Already, they have generated a handful of leads and customers for our business. They have offered an endless amount of support and knowledge to help us in the beginning stages of our merge. Above all, the Chamber has brought a large network of fellow Chamber members who have become cheerleaders, supporters, teachers and most importantly friends into our lives.”
For more information about Fourth Wall Visions, please call 229-444-4748
The Chamber Ambassadors honored Kellie Rae Photography with a ribbon cutting on June 26, 2019 to celebrate the business’ new studio.
Capturing life’s most precious moments one click at a time and providing clients with memories they will cherish forever brings joy to Owner, Kellie Trent’s heart.
“I love photography because it allows me to give clients something to cherish forever,” said Trent. “It’s never felt like work for me and I just really enjoy getting those happy expressions during my sessions.”
Once a home based business, Trent decided to move Kellie Rae Photography into a studio.
“I had a home based studio for a short period of time,” said Trent. “Rather than continue with an in home studio, I wanted to just jump all in and open a studio where I could accommodate more volume.”
Kellie Rae Photography is an excited new member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to enjoying what the Chamber has to offer.
The Chamber Ambassadors honored Rowan’s Children Boutique with a ribbon cutting on June 13, 2019.
Rowan’s Children Boutique offers a large choice of new and gently used clothes ranging from newborn to size 10. They also have a variety of accessories, book, development toys and maternity items.
“Rowan’s Children Boutique is Valdosta’s only consignment store dedicated to kids and parents,” said Brandi DiFrancesco, owner.
DiFrancesco enjoys meeting and interacting with her returning customers as well as new customers.
“I love Rowan’s because I get to meet other parents who often bring in their little ones,” said DiFrancesco. “We have a lot of returning customers who visit often and they really become close friends.
Rowan’s is planning to offer shipping services in the near future.
“As a military town, Rowan’s has a lot of loyal customers who eventually move,” said DiFrancesco. “An online shopping experience with Rowan’s could guarantee the same great experience even after the move.”
Rowan’s is a proud member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.
"The Chamber has proved to be a phenomenal networking device,” said DiFrancesco. “I’ve already met many great people who have voiced ideas and opinions and allowed me to keep my mind during this process!”
DiFrancesco stated, “I want to keep a transparent relationship with our longtime customers and supporters and get to know each. In turn, I want our customers to know who I am when they walk through the doors.”
Visit Rowan’s Children Boutique at 2910 N Ashley Street or call 229-531-9158 for more information.
The Chamber Ambassadors honored God Cares Single Parent Support Group with a ribbon cutting on May 16, 2019 to celebrate a new beginning and to introduce the business to the community.
Raising children is not an easy task, especially for a single parent. God Cares offers help to single parents through monthly meetings that allow them to meet, interact and share encouragement while supporting one another.
“At God Cares, we know the hardship and the struggles that single parents face while trying to provide love and raising their children alone,” said Twanna Monlyn, founder. “God Cares believes we should all get involved with these types of families in every way possible.
Monlyn stated, “I wanted to bring this business to Lowndes County because I raised my children here alone as a single parent.”
God Cares is a proud member of the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce.
“The Chamber of Commerce has been awesome,” said Monlyn. “They have offered to assist God Cares at all times.”
For more information about God Cares, please call 229-269-3228.
The Chamber Ambassadors honored Friendly Express with a ribbon cutting on May 9, 2019 to celebrate the grand opening and introduce their two stores to the community.
With forty-two locations in southeast Georgia, Friendly Express is a family friendly convenient store with food service destination, and allowing customers to enjoy the state of the art equipment.
“We pride ourselves on being family friendly,” said Danny Smith, Chief Executive Officer. “We love the opportunity to serve the community in many ways.”
Friendly Express is passionate about giving back and helping others in their communities.
“Aside from our store offerings, we also give back to the communities/counties where we are located through our Charitable Foundation,” said Smith.
Visit Friendly Express located at 3645 Inner Perimeter Road or 4129 North Valdosta Road.
The Chamber Ambassadors honored Cinnaholic with a ribbon cutting on April 26, 2019 to celebrate the business’grand opening.
Cinnaholic is an up and coming franchise with more than 35 stores in the United States and Canada.
Cinnaholic’s products are scratch-made and fresh-baked. All products are 100 percent plant-based, dairy and lactose-free, egg-free and cholesterol-free.
“Our business differs from our competitors because our products use high quality, fresh and organic ingredients. They contain no cholesterol, are one-third the calories and everything is freshly made,” said Emily Dokoupil, store manager.
According the Dokoupil, Cinnaholic was one of the top ten deals established on Shark Tank and since then the business has swept the nation.
Cinnaholic is a new and proud member of the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber.
Dokoupil stated, “The Chamber has given us great publicity and connections to the community.”
“We love what we do because we have the honor to serve the community humanely, ethically resourced, gourmet bakery goods,” said Dokoupil.
The Chamber Ambassadors honored Tickle Me Pink-The Academy with a ribbon cutting on April 10, 2019 to present the new academy and celebrate their accomplishments.
Tickle Me Pink-The academy is an expansion of the daycare and early child learning center. The academy is an innovative school created to offer an environment for students to learn, embrace and build educationally and socially.
“Our goal is to expand early learning for Pre-K through second grade for students and families that are not ready for public schools,” said Pam Cater, owner. “Our goal is to provide a healthy, smaller learning environment that prepares the student and their families for our public and or larger private schools in our community.
TMP is the 2019 Small Business of the Year for the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and has received other awards and recognitions for their excellence.
TMP is a proud and active member of the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber.
“The Chamber has helped our presence in the community and our desire and ability to educate early learners in a quality setting,” said Carter.
The Chamber Ambassadors honored South Georgia Chiropractic and Wellness with a ribbon cutting on April 1, 2019.
Using chiropractic care to improve the health and wellness in her clients, Dr. Lashasta Robinson uses the “whole person” approach to detect the underlying cause of the disease, discomfort and pain.
The organization provides a quick and friendly environment for their clients.
South Georgia Chiropractic and Wellness is a proud member of the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber.
“The Chamber has increased my network of professional and social contacts to help promote and grow my brand,” said Robinson.
Dr. Robinson chose to have a ribbon cutting to educate the community about the benefits of chiropractic care.
The Chamber Ambassadors honored Pure H20 with a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand opening in the Valdosta-Lowndes County area.
A self-serve purified water refill store, Pure H20 offers the purest, freshest and best tasting water available for drinking and cooking.
“We take the city’s already EPA approved water and run it through a carbon filter, a dual tank water softener,” said David Mullis, owner. “The result is fresh purified water that tastes better than any water you can buy in the store or from the bottlers.”
According to Mullis, water stores are popular on the west coast of the United States. Mullis wanted to offer a comparable service in Valdosta.
“There is no similar service in Valdosta and there are not many water stores on the East Coast,” Mullis said.
The goal for Pure H20 is to make contributions to build community water wells and offer water that may aid in reducing diseases.
Pure H20 is a valued member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.
“The staff is absolutely wonderful,” said Mullis. “They are proactive in helping businesses, whether established or new.”
Mullis stated, “The Chamber provides numerous resources and has been prompt and professional in responding to my many requests for help.