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August Large and Small Business of the Month

Aug 15, 2013 by Beth Lewis

The Business Education Workforce Committee of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce is a part of the Community Development program that is directed from the Executive Board by Beth Lewis. This committee, Co-chaired by Keri Jones and Joni Fox, fosters business/education partnerships, highlights corporate citizenship, sets up tours of different facilities and industries located in our community. This is an outstanding committee to get involved in after joining the Chamber of Commerce. One of the activities the Business Education Workforce Committee is recognition of the Large and Small Business of the Month. Plaques are presented with the help of Valerie Creel on behalf of Tift Regional Medical Center.

Large Business of the Month

The Large Business of the Month for August 2013 is Tenneson Nissan. Tenneson Nissan was nominated by Jason and Holly Connell. Jason is the General Sales Manager for Tenneson Nissan and Holly works at Tift Regional Medical Center as the Insurance Administrator.
Some of the facts noted in the nomination are: Tenneson Nissan is owned and operated by Cory and Katie Tenneson, whom many have come to know as, “Tall on Service” and “Short on Price.” Through their business, social and civic activities, they have both become known as: delightful friends to socialize with, and if you are lucky, great people to work for. They are a strong economic force in our community, both through the workforce they employ and their level of sales.
In addition to their economic impact, they have a strong practice of corporate citizenship through numerous outreach services into the community including the following:
 They Annually provides an $8,000 plus sponsorship for Relay for Life,
 They are a Tift County Teacher of the Year Sponsor, to who they provide new car for the year,
 They are a Tift County Football/Basketball Coach Sponsor and provide a new truck,
 They are a Tift County sponsor of Fishing and Golf Teams and provide vans to and from the games,
 They are a sponsor of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce “Sunset Tifton” and annual golf tournament
 They annually are sponsors for multiple local golf tournaments, festivals, parades, children’s charities and church groups.
 On top of all of all this, they brought the Heisman Trophy to Tift County Schools for the students.

Small Business of the Month

Small Business of the Month for August 2013 is South Georgia Chiropractic, nominated by Harley Chemeyer, an employee of South Georgia Chiropractic. Some of Harley’s remarks were as follows: Dr. Byrnes does a great job of caring for his clients. His staff is very helpful and friendly, making it a great place to work. South Georgia Chiropractic does so much for the community, such as:
 Involved in Young Life and Journey Church
 Supports Kiros Prison Ministry
 Supports Tift County Recreation Department by volunteering his time as a coach
 Involved in Upward Basketball as a coach
 Is a Tift County and Tiftarea Athletic Sponsors
 Donates to the Jack Gibbs and the Jay Deason Memorials
 Member of the YMCA Board
 Celebrity Waiter for the Foundation of Education