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News Releases by "Christy Vafias"


Sunset Tifton for April

Apr 1, 2010 by Christy Vafias

Sunset Tifton for April 29, 2010 is sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn, 201 Boo Drive. This event is going to take place from 4:00PM till 6:00 PM. Sunset Tifton is an opportunity for a business or business’s to spotlight their product. This is a great social and networking event so drop by for free food and drinks.


Tifton-Tift County Chamber Membership Meeting

Apr 1, 2010 by Christy Vafias

The Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce membership meeting is on April 22, 2010 at 12:00PM and will be held at ABAC in the Donaldson Dinning Hall. Lunch will be served by ABAC and the cost is $7.00. If you have any questions or need more information please contact Celeste at 382-6200. Hope to see everyone there!


Tifton's Agriculture Seed Lab Expanding

Mar 12, 2010 by Christy Vafias

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will break ground on the Tifton Agriculture Lab at 3150 US HWY 42 South. The project will consolidate the state’s agricultural seed labs while also expanding to include labs for fuels testing and weights and measures testing. “Commissioner Tommy Irvin has been integral to this process that will significantly increase our capability to continue to provide Georgia with s...


Georgia Launches Work Ready for Small Business

Feb 17, 2010 by Christy Vafias

ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue and Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO George M. Israel III today announced the launch of Hire Work Ready, a new initiative designed to provide funding to small businesses that hire Work Ready certified employees. “Our state’s small businesses are the engine that drives our economy,” said Governor Perdue. “To ensure our state’s long-term prosperity, it is imperative that we gi...


Georgia Chamber Legislative Update:

Feb 17, 2010 by Christy Vafias

Georgia Chamber of Commerce Legislative Update: Budget The amended budget for Fiscal Year 2010 was passed last week, reducing spending by $1.15 billion for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends June 30. Revenue figures for January were also released last week and were 8.7% lower than originally anticipated. Addressing the state’s budget needs continues to be the top priority for this session of the Ge...