The Chamber Ambassadors honored Socialyze Gaming Lounge with a ribbon cutting on October 4, 2019 to celebrate their grand opening in the community.
Providing a friendly and competitive place for passionate gamers, Socialyze Gaming Lounge offers an array games for people of all ages to enjoy.
“My business is a combination of what I love to do, and what I learned over the years I worked at Publix,” said Kevin Jenkins, owner and founder. “Socialyze Gaming Lounge provides a comfortable atmosphere for all gamers to come together and enjoy their favorite games, win prizes, meet new gamers and bring together the gaming community in Valdosta.”
After exploring gaming tournament across the United States, Jenkins decided the Valdosta-Lowndes community needed a place for gamers to interact while engaging in a hobby they share and love.
“Lowndes County did not have a dedicated major location for gamers to compete and socialize with each other, “said Jenkins. “Seeing this need inspired me to establish Socialyze Gaming Lounge.
There is a strong community of gamers all over the world, and Lowndes County deserves to have a location where our local gamers can engage with the greater gaming community across the world.”
According to Jenkins, the college-age population is known for having a strong connection to technology and video gaming.
“With three local colleges full of gamers, Lowndes County is the perfect location for Socialyze Gaming Lounge,” said Jenkins. “This business will give our local college students the gaming lounge and experience they have been asking for without having to leave our community.”
For the future, Jenkins plans to host gaming competitions for competitors and spectators.
“I plan to expand the availability of gaming options as well as seek to become a major stop in world-wide gaming competitions,” said Jenkins. “Socialzye Gaming Lounge would be hosting highly publicized gaming competitions, drawing both competitors and spectators from all over the region to experience this unique opportunity right here in Lowndes County.”
Socialyze Gaming Lounge is a new and excited member of the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce.
Jenkins stated, “Ms. Betty Morgan at the Chamber provided some valuable information on how to start a business as well as continued motivation to follow my passion and my dream.”