Vidalia Community Blood Drive

Posted By admin / December, 6, 2011 / 0 comments

Memorial Blood Drive in loving memory of  David & Ann Lovins

Tuesday, December 13th
1:00 – 7:00 pm
Vidalia Community Center

Sponsored by the Vidalia Rotary Club & the Georgia Power Ambassadors

Click HERE to make your appointment online!

Tummy Treasures Ribbon Cutting Pictures

Posted By admin / December, 6, 2011 / 0 comments

117 Church Street, Downtown Vidalia
(912) 537-6878
Owner: Tami Warnock Britt

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm & Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Lunch is served 11:00 am -2:00 pm

Tummy Treasures is a full service bakery with donuts, pastries, muffins, cookies, candy, cakes, cheesecake and much more. You can buy items one at a time or fill a whole box with a variety of treats. They sell Costa Rican coffee “Cafe Britt” by the cup along with lattes, Cappuccinos, iced and flavored coffee treats. Have you tried one of their famous smoothies? They have a large assortment of flavors from pineapple and peach to peanut butter and chocolate to oreo. They also offer a lunch menu that includes sandwiches, side items and one of a kind soups. Lunch is offered for both sit down and carry out customers.

Let their Cake Engineer design a cake for your birthday, anniversary or wedding. They work with Fondant, gum paste, modeling chocolate or buttercream to make the cake of your dreams. Bring a picture of what you would like your cake to look like or just tell them and let them design it for you.

The next time you need food for a party or a special occation give them a call

Fender-Goggans Orthodontics Ribbon Cutting Pictures

Posted By admin / December, 6, 2011 / 0 comments

3191 East First Street, Vidalia
(912) 537-9282
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

In Practice since 1996, Fender-Goggans Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment including braces and Invisalign. Dr. Dana Fender and Dr. Greg Goggans are ranked among the top 1% of Invisalign providers. They offer complementary consultations and for your convenience the option for same day treatment. Both Dr. Fender and Dr. Goggans are Board Certified Orthodontists. With offices in Douglas, Tifton and Baxley, they are very excited to open their fourth location in Vidalia.

Pre-legislative Breakfast

Posted By admin / December, 6, 2011 / 0 comments

State Senator Tommie Williams and State Representative Greg Morris

 Thursday, January 5, 2012, 7:30 AM
Economic Development Center
100-A Brinson Road, Vidalia
$15.00 Per Person
 (Advance Payment Required)

Click Here for Registration Form

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Call 537-4466 for Details

 Please return no later than Wednesday, December 28th

Loan Programs Available for Small Businesses

Posted By admin / December, 5, 2011 / 0 comments

The Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) offers loan programs for small businesses in Tattnall, Toombs, and Montgomery Counties, as well as 40 other rural counties in Southeast Georgia. The USDA Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) provides access to capital in order to boost small business development, create jobs and strengthen rural communities. 

The maximum loan amount is $50,000 with a fixed interest rate of 8.0% with terms up to 10 years. Funds may be used for working capital; purchase of furniture, fixtures, supplies, inventory or equipment; debt refinancing; business acquisitions; and purchase or lease of real estate, with qualifying conditions. 

If the RMAP program doesn’t fit your business needs, the SBAC offers eight other loan programs in southeast Georgia with loan amounts from $2,500 to $5.5 million.  

The SBAC is a specialized, non-profit business development organization licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration and supported by the City of Savannah, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote economic growth.  Since 1989 the SBAC has been offering loan products in the City of Savannah, Southeast Georgia and Low Country of South Carolina. 

For additional information, contact Debra Simmons at 912-232-4700, or visit online at The SBAC is an equal opportunity lender, provider and employer.

Christmas Coffee Before Hours

Posted By admin / December, 5, 2011 / 0 comments

Wednesday, December 7th
8:00 – 9:00 am

Hosted By: Mary’s M Squared Design
115 Church Street, Downtown Vidalia

Everyone is invited

An Event if Downtown Vidalia Association

For more information, call 537-8033.

Attention Chamber Retailers:

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Does your store offer Christmas gifts that are Made in America?
The Chamber wants to promote the top three Christmas gifts your store offers that are “Made in America.” 

ABC reports that the average American will spend $704 on holiday gifts and goodies this year, totaling more than $465 billion according to National Retail Federation estimates. If that money was spent entirely on US made products it would create 4.6 million jobs. But it doesn’t even have to be that big. If each of us spent just $64 on American made goods during our holiday shopping, the result would be 200,000 new jobs

Now we want to know, as a business, are you in? If so, we want to help promote your products this season and we need to hear from you.  

What are your top three possible Christmas gifts that are “Made in America?”  

These products will be featured in the “Buy American, Buy Local Gift List” emailed and faxed to Chamber members encouraging them to purchase items from your store that are Made in America!

Simply email Becky Palmer your product’s information (you may include product description, price and website URL if available online). 

Deadline to submit product information is Friday December 9th.

For more information on ABC’s Made in America Christmas, click here

Maximize Your Business Exposure

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Opportunities are available now to sponsor the Chamber’s Annual Pre-legislative Breakfast. Sponsorship is $250.00 and includes the following:

  • Company Name and Logo on Registration Form with link to your website. This registration form will be on the Chamber website blog, on the weekly blast email and fax.
  • Display table/booth at the event.
  • Opportunity to hand out flyers/brochures at event.
  • Opportunity to speak to approximately 100 of the top business people in the community at the beginning of the event. Allotted time approximately two minutes.
  • Two seats at the event.

The pre-legislative breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, January 5th, 7:30 a.m. at Southeastern Technical College – Economic Development Center on Brinson Road. Senator Tommie Williams and Representative Greg Morris are the guest speakers.

Contact the Chamber right away to secure your spot – space is limited! Call 537-4466.

Ribbon Cutting at Altamaha EMC

Posted By admin / November, 30, 2011 / 0 comments

Altamaha EMC celebrated their grand opening for their new drive-thru window at their headquarters office on Highway 280 in Lyons.
Tuesday, November 22nd

Mary’s Christmas Specials

Posted By admin / November, 30, 2011 / 0 comments

Hey guys, don’t know what to get that special lady. Mary’s has great gift ideas she will be sure to love. They have Lindsay Phillips Shoes, Straps, Snaps, Purses, and Scarves, Great Selections of Candles, Thymes Potpourri and diffusers, Jim Shore Collectibles, Mark Roberts Fairies, Willow Tree Angels, Christmas Pajamas, Women’s UGA Shirts and Hoodies, Holiday Serving Pieces, and unique accessories for the home. The staff at Mary’s would be glad to gift wrap your gift selection, if your in a hurry just call them and they can have your gift waiting on you.

Mary’s / M Squared Design Firm 115 Church Street, Vidalia
phone 912-537-4653 fax 912-537-4655