Weekly Update: February 2019

Business of the Month


Community Events

    Inaugural 5K and One-Mile Walk

Registration Form

Join us for the inaugural Terminator 5K and One-Mile walk on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Sandersville, GA. All proceeds from this event will be donated to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center to further their research on the treatment and cure for brain cancer. 

The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center conducts groundbreaking research, offers clinical trials, provides innovative treatments, and takes an aggressive approach to the care of individuals with brain tumors.  At Duke, there is HOPE!

In November 2017, I, Pam Stewart, was diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). GBM is often referred to as “The Terminator”, hence the name of the race. Since my diagnosis, I have received outstanding care from some of the best medical professionals at Duke University. Thanks to my medical team, I have remained tumor  free for fifteen months, and I feel compelled to aid in  the search for a cure for brain tumors and brain cancer.
Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Sandersville,  Georgia, to raise critical funds to support cutting edge  brain cancer research being completed at Duke University.  Help us ​TERMINATE brain cancer!
The run/walk will start and finish at Brentwood School. 
   725 Linton Road
   Sandersville, GA 31082
 For more information or to register, please contact us at ​TheTerminator5K@gmail.com​. 

Ribbon Cutting


Washington County Schools

January 22, 2019
Department of Special Programs
Washington County Public Schools
P. O. Box 716
Sandersville, GA  31082

Dear Business Stakeholder:
Our Special Education Department is seeking to allow our students to participate in extracurricular activities.  Our students enjoy being out in the community and the social interactions that occur with these trips are irreplaceable.   As you well know, there are always costs involved for our students.  In order to prevent asking parents for money, we are reaching out to our business stakeholders. 
Your donation will help defray the costs of items for our special education students such as:

Special Olympics uniforms
Special Olympics lunches and snacks
Transportation to and from Special Olympics events
Classroom field trips
Classroom incentives

If you are able, we’d love it if you could make a donation to help our students.  Thank you in advance for your contribution.   Please make checks payable to Washington County Board of Education Special Programs Department

Emily Johnson
Director of Special Programs
478-552-3981 Ext. 1225

Local Business

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A Congressman at Work

Team Jody Hice set up office in the Community Health Care Systems office in Tennille on Wednesday, January 30.

Employees, as well as community members, talked with Hice's representative, Domenick Riviezzo, regarding their insights and concerns to be relayed to Congressman Hice.

Pictured: Carla Belcher, CEO, Mr. Riviezzo, and Jason Powell, Assistant CFO.

Pineland Announcement

Pineland is proud to announce its official merge with Cogentes, an I.T. solutions provider headquartered in Milledgeville, GA! This merge significantly expands the Pineland service territory, making their services even more efficient and accessible for people like you!

For more information on this exciting merge, feel free to click here.


Meet the New Doctor on the Block


Georgia Chamber SMART Benefit Plan

Local Broker:
Joy Norris,CIC,CRM
Moye Insurance
A Company of Doherty Duggan Hart & Tiernan
Phone 478-552-3976

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 www.PAS2Savings.com.
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 PAS2Savings@purchasingalliance.com 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 - Weekly Update: February 2019