Chamber Newsletter November 2018



Thank You

We here at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce would like to give a very special thank you to everyone who supported Small Business Saturday on November 24th.

Because of the contributions of shoppers, supporters, and our Chamber Members who participated, our community was shown some extra love this past Saturday.

But supporting our community shouldn't just be for one day. Let's all strive to work together to make Washington County an even better place with both the large and the small things we do one day at a time!

Thank you for all of your support, and don't forget to Shop Small!


Community News


Georgia Gives Day

WHEN: Giving Tuesday- Thursday, November 27th, 2018
EVENT OVERVIEW: Georgia Gives Day is a day of giving created by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. The purpose is to empower all Georgia nonprofits to increase funds, gain new supporters, and raise awareness through one 24-hour state-wide marathon of giving.
HOW: All donations (cash, check, online) to GMC Sandersville throughout the entire month of November count towards our Georgia Gives Day total! 
Donors can give online via GMC’s Georgia Gives Day Profile: and click the yellow “Donate” button. 

On the next page (see below), scroll down to choose “Sandersville Campus Scholarship” and your donations stays right here at the Sandersville campus. This is a great chance for your donation to help the Sandersville campus grow its endowment and provide more scholarships to local students.

Please stop by to tour the GMC-Sandersville campus, so we can show you what we bring to Washington, Johnson, Glascock, Hancock, and Jefferson counties. And, as always, thank you for your continued support of your local Georgia Military College campus.
Jeffery Berke
Extension Center Director – Sandersville
415A Industrial Drive
Sandersville, GA 31082

Facebook: @GMCSAN
Twitter: @GSandersville


Members Only


A Shop at Home Christmas

Click here for a special look at Loose Sugar's Holiday Gift Guide

(Cards - 10 per package for $10 / Calendars - $15)

Holiday Events

The Polar Express

Saturday, December 8, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Old RESA Building at Sandersville School
Christmas Movie
Children's Activities
$1 entrance fee

Parade Registration Form

American Pickers Coming to Georgia


Washington County NB & PW Club Job Openings

Healthy Business Alliance

Now Small Businesses Can Save Thousands!
We, at the Chamber, hear from our small business members that health insurance, employee benefits and HR administration are a major expense and concern.  At the same time, many people are talking about the possibilities of association purchasing power.  For those reasons, we’ve teamed up to give you large business style buying power for your small business—even for those with just one employee. 

The chamber’s participation in Healthy Business Alliance® allows your small business to take advantage of big business-type benefits assembled by Purchasing Alliance SOLUTIONS® (PAS).  National in scope and local in delivery, participating service providers and affiliated chamber member insurance agents provide benefits to small businesses that have never been greater.  Through Healthy Business Alliance, PAS makes the complex, simple and the expensive, affordable.

This robust program gives you purchasing power with multiple companies such as Aetna, Humana, Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare, National General, Allied National, Intentional Benefits and many more.  In fact, Healthy Business Alliance delivers more employee benefits savings options than any program in America.
Here are just a few of the purchasing options offered by Purchasing Alliance SOLUTIONS:
  1. Build-Your-Own-Benefits Plan: Do away with the expensive pieces you really don’t need from your old plans and give yourself the perfect coverage at the best price for your business. Learn more.
  2. Healthy Year? Receive Money Back: You can receive up to 100% of unspent claims fund dollars back at the end of your contract year.  Healthcare coverage, money back? Learn more.
  3. Buy What You Can Afford: Get 24/7 access to a family doctor and give your employees the option to upgrade on their own! Learn more.
  4. Don’t want a Group plan?  Help Employees Pay for Private Individual Coverage: We know you care about your employees and now you can help them purchase their own policy as much as you are able! Learn more.
To learn more, you may visit
If any of this seems overwhelming, as we all know health insurance can be, simply reach out to the knowledgeable folks at PAS and let them show you how much money you can save. They can be reached at or 800-782-8254, or, give us a call at the chamber, and we’ll put them in touch with you.

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Weekly Newsletter - Chamber Newsletter November 2018