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Congratulations Economic Development Committee

By   /  August 28, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet by jim Wilcox We have to say congratulations to our Economic Development Committee, Led by Ted Clem, Barbara Rivera-Holmes, and Justin Strickland. You can see new construction in several sites around town, that represent their hard work. Gander Mountain and Ulta are well underway near the Albany Mall.

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Vintage Albany

By   /  July 24, 2012  /  Uncategorized, Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Top left and right the 200 block of Broad Avenue, middle left Court Alley, middle right Washington Street, bottom the 200 block of Pine Avenue. All these buildings and more were razed in the mid 1980′s to make way for the Government Center, the School Administration building, the Federal Courthouse, the Dougherty County Tax [...]

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Voters should decide Consolidation

By   /  May 21, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   We hope Commissioners will finally allow voters to decide the City / County Consolidation, issue, as one obvious answer to our budget shortfall. The City now struggles with financial problems, which may mean a 1.33 mil tax increase for property owners.  City Manager James Taylor says he can balance the budget without a [...]

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Chamber, CVB shake-up: After the dust settled

By   /  February 1, 2012  /  News, Walter L. Johnson II  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Written by Walter L. Johnson II   Almost one full month into 2012, change has come to the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau. Such changes have recently reached the top, as Catherine Glover left her job as President and CEO of the chamber at [...]

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Cannon Steps Up Pressure on CVB Separation From Chamber

By   /  October 4, 2011  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: Albany attorney Phil Cannon distributed this public letter today. Cannon is a founder of the Albany Downtown Merchants Association and is a member of the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority.   Thave spoken with many people and met with many groups since my recent public expression regarding the separation of the CVB and [...]

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Riddle Firing a Mistake; Separate Chamber, CVB

By   /  September 27, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Phil Cannon, Albany attorney

Tweet Ten years ago Bo Henry and I started discussing a street festival in downtown. Bo had just opened Harvest Moon and I had just purchased and started renovating my building Downtown. Soon thereafter Tommy Gregors and Thronateeska came into the picture. Just after the second festival Sara Underdown took over the CVB. Lisa Riddle [...]

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NORTHERN EXPANSION

By   /  September 21, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet A ribbon cutting celebrating HeritageBank of the South’s $2.5 million investment in Lee County was held Sept. 7 at the bank’s new facility on U.S. 19. Local contractors and subcontractors, including some Heritage customers, were used to build the 8,000-square-foot facility. LRA Constructors and architect David Maschke led the construction team. Ambassadors and officials [...]

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By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Outlook, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Be loyal, buy local “Buy Local” campaigns are common, especially around the holidays, and on the increase.  Often organized by chambers of commerce, the idea is to convince consumers to spend their money in their hometowns, versus leaving town to shop at big box retailers. According to an Institute for Local Self-Reliance survey, independent [...]

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