Imagine an Albany, GA that celebrates who you are. An Albany, GA that understands that there is not only one Albany but a city that is comprised of many cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, religions, and businesses that make this city great. An Albany, GA that embraces diversity and strives for inclusion of all people.
The Albany Business League is here to usher in a new era for Albany, GA. We are here to celebrate what makes Albany unique, YOU! Our 2017 campaign, WE ARE ALBANY, establishes that what makes Albany great is not one type of person or business, but a colorful tapestry of many businesses that make Albany a great place to live.
Your dollars matter. Minority owned businesses are major contributors to the economic development of Albany, GA. Minority owned businesses add hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to the Albany and Southwest Georgia economy. We feel that it is time for you to be recognized for your valuable contributions to this area’s financial institutions, tax revenue base and overall success of this great city.
Your businesses matter. Your restaurants, nightlife, retail stores, child care centers, non-profit organizations, medical facilities, beauty salons, barber shops, etc. are vital to the Albany, GA community. You serve the over 77,000 people that call Albany home. Albany, GA is largely a minority community, with over 75% of its population being people of color. Were it not for you and your businesses, where would we work, shop, live or play? Likely we would move to other communities to raise our families, resulting in the detrimental loss for Albany, GA in very large numbers.
You matter. You make Albany, GA the cultural hub that it is today. Your businesses create unique events like the Southwest Georgia Fashion Week and When Sistahs Gather Art Exhibit; great family oriented sporting events like the ASU Homecoming Weekend, the Georgia Firebirds and the All Star Basketball Weekend and great media publications that celebrate diversity like the Southwest Georgian, In the Black Magazine and Business Directory and Virtuoso Magazine.
The Albany Business League understands the unique needs of minority businesses and wants to see each of them thrive. We know that minority businesses are often left out of marketing, networking opportunities, not considered for accolades and awards or not given the support and education that they need by other business associations. We know that you want to see your profits increase, see more customers come through your doors and see your businesses be more sustainable and thrive. We want the same for you. Over the past year, the Albany Business League has completed extensive research, surveying minority business owners and tracking trends to create benefits that will help you build a stronger business. We are now prepared to offer you great membership packages that are guaranteed to help you reach your next level in business.
Be a part of the celebration! Join the Albany Business League today and be a part of the We Are Albany Movement! Together, we will create a more progressive and inclusive Albany. And never forget that your dollars matter, your business matters, you matter!
Your partner in change,
Chair, Albany Business League