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ADEDC and Chamber partner in business assistance efforts

January 24, 2017 > Posted in News, News & Events

For Immediate Release

Contact: Reedi Hawkins rhawkins@choosealbany.com 229.434.0044 January 24, 2017
 

ADEDC and Chamber partner in business assistance efforts

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission and Albany Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered to develop and distribute a business assistance and damage assessment survey to better gauge the needs of the local business community in light of the recent storms. The survey, which can be accessed online here, will serve to help direct the ADEDC and Chamber in securing resources to aid in businesses’ recovery from the effects of the January 2 and January 21-22 severe weather events. Survey participants are asked to report information such as the location of their business, type of loss suffered, duration and extent of loss and the event after which the loss occurred. “In our community’s great time of need, we want to be sure our organizations are providing the assistance necessary to ensure the continued prosperity of our business community,” says Chamber President and CEO Barbara Rivera Holmes. “This survey will provide the information we need in order to adequately source the needed resources.” The survey goes live beginning today and will remain active through noon on February 1, 2017.   *UPDATE: SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

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The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County. Since 1910, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business and professional community. The Chamber is the only membership organization that is totally involved in the growth and development of the community with a pro business emphasis.

ADEDC features Marine Depot Maintenance Command in ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’

January 18, 2017 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release Contact: Reedi Hawkins rhawkins@choosealbany.com 229.434.0044 January 18, 2017
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ADEDC features Marine Depot Maintenance Command in ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA

  Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today launched a new phase of its “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign featuring Marine Depot Maintenance Command, located aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. Marine Depot Maintenance Command (MDMC) performs maintenance on land and amphibious assault vehicles used in combat by the United States Marine Corps and is the largest of the more than 40 tenant organizations conducting operations aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany (MCLB Albany). “We take great pride in the fact that the Marine Corps calls Albany home to one of its most vital Logistics Bases,” says ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “Being a command site for both the Logistics and Maintenance divisions of the Marine Corps means that MCLB Albany provides essential support to the Corps’ global network. Albany’s Marine Depot Maintenance Command production plant is one of only two in the country, and reinforces our significance in the Department of Defense.” Because personnel are cross-trained to apply critical skills to a variety of equipment in different commodities, MDMC’s capabilities and services are highly flexible, with the ability to rapidly realign its work to meet the changing requirements of the Marine Corps and other customers, such as DOD outfits with similar needs. MDMC is one of Albany-Dougherty County’s largest employers, with a workforce of nearly 3,000, including active-duty Marines, civilian and contract personnel. The #MadeInAlbanyGA campaign will unfold through September 2017 with a different industry taking the spotlight each month, highlighting the personal story of a company representative and the products they produce. Campaign videos and other materials can be seen on the ADEDC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and on its website, choosealbany.com.

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  The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County.

Coats & Clark takes the spotlight in ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’ campaign

December 7, 2016 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release Contact: Reedi Hawkins rhawkins@choosealbany.com 229.434.0044 December 7, 2016

Made in Albany, GA

Coats & Clark takes the spotlight in ADEDC ‘#MadeInAlbanyGA’ campaign

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today launched a new phase of its “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign featuring Red Heart yarn producer, Coats & Clark. The campaign is designed to increase community awareness on products produced by local industries and highlight the manufacturing potential of the Albany area. “Coats & Clark is Albany’s longest-standing industry, having located here in 1947,” said ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “Having an industry enjoy nearly 70 years of sustained success in Albany-Dougherty County speaks volumes of the community’s potential to accommodate and support major manufacturers. Like many products produced in Albany, Red Heart yarn is a national favorite. It’s our workforce right here in Albany, Georgia that maintains and ensures the quality of that brand.” Coats & Clark’s yarn is recognized at a brand awareness level of over 80% among knitting and crochet enthusiasts, making it the most popular yarn in the United States and earning it the title of “America’s Most Recommended Yarn Brand” by the Women’s Choice Awards for three years running, having recently been re-awarded the 2017 title. Albany’s Coats & Clark facility is part of a specialized division of the company known as Coats Crafts North America. The Albany location is the network’s leading producer of its #1 product, Red Heart yarn, of which the facility produces 37 million rolls, annually- enough to reach to the moon and back when stretched out end-to-end. The #MadeInAlbanyGA campaign will unfold through September 2017 with a different industry taking the spotlight each month, highlighting the personal story of a company representative and the products they produce. Campaign videos and other materials can be seen on the ADEDC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and on its website, choosealbany.com.

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The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County.

#MadeInAlbanyGA continues with Sunnyland Farms

November 16, 2016 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release Contact: Reedi Hawkins rhawkins@choosealbany.com 229.434.0044 November 16, 2016 #MadeInAlbanyGA  

ADEDC '#MadeInAlbanyGA' campaign continues with Sunnyland Farms

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission today continued the 2016-2017 “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign with pecan goods producer, Sunnyland Farms. The campaign, which features an existing industry each month for the next year, is an expansion on the award-winning video of the same title, produced by the ADEDC in 2014. The 2016-2017 campaign includes videos, social media and print components. “Sunnyland Farms has been a part of the Albany industrial community since 1948,” said ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “Since then, the company has grown to be one of the most well-respected in its market, having expanded its sales into to all 50 states. Sunnyland’s continued growth and success as an existing industry shows that Albany-Dougherty County is not only an ideal place to start a business, but also a place where that business can grow and prosper for decades to come.” Sunnyland Farms credits much of its success to strong relationships with customers, as well as with its employees, both of which Chief Operating Officer Alex Willson says are prime focuses of the company. “Our employees are the hardest working, most loyal a company could want, and our average employee tenure is north of 20 years,” Willson said. “On the customer side, we take 10-20 minutes on the phone with customers, if needed. We’re not focused on getting to the next call. We want customers to be fully satisfied and will do whatever it takes to get there.” Sunnyland Farms is a third generation family-owned business specializing in producing “only the best” pecans and pecan goods from right here in Albany-Dougherty County, also known as the “pecan capital” of the United States. The “#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign will unfold through September 2017 with a different industry taking the spotlight each month, highlighting the personal story of a company representative and the products they produce. Campaign videos and other materials can be seen on the ADEDC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and on its website, choosealbany.com.

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  The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County.  

ADEDC features Mars Chocolate

October 26, 2016 > Posted in Industry, News, News & Events

For Immediate Release Contact: Reedi Hawkins rhawkins@choosealbany.com 229.434.0044 October 26, 2016

Made in Albany, GA

ADEDC features Mars Chocolate North America in '#MadeInAlbanyGA' campaign

Albany, Ga. – The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission continues the 2016-2017 "#MadeInAlbanyGA” campaign, featuring Mars Chocolate North America. The campaign, which features an existing industry each month for the next year, is an expansion on the award-winning video of the same title, produced by the ADEDC in 2014. The 2016-2017 campaign includes videos, social media and print components. “Being home to a successful large-scale manufacturer such as Mars Chocolate North America shows that Albany-Dougherty County is a place where food production businesses can thrive,” said ADEDC President Justin Strickland. “World renowned products made right here in Albany are some of the very best in their class. We’re proud to have these industries operating in Albany-Dougherty County and hope that the #MadeInAlbanyGA campaign will spread that pride throughout the community.” In Albany since 1964, Mars Chocolate North America’s local plant is the network’s only producer of Combos baked snacks, as well as the company’s newest brand, goodnessknows snack squares, which launched nationally in 2015. The Albany plant produces over 6 million Combos per hour, and in 8 hours, enough goodnessknows to reach over 14,000 feet high, stacked on top of each other. Both products are distributed in all 50 states. In addition to its production operations, Mars’ Albany plant is also responsible for roasting all of the peanuts used in popular candy item, Snickers chocolate bars. The campaign began last month with Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and will unfold through September 2017 with a different industry taking the spotlight each month, highlighting the personal story of a company representative and the products they produce. Campaign videos and other materials can be seen on the ADEDC’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and on its Web site, choosealbany.com.

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The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is a public-private partnership whose mission is to foster new investment and job creation through the recruitment, retention and expansion of industry for Albany-Dougherty County.