Welcome to the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce

Since 1920, the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce has been helping local businesses grow and prosper. Today, the Chamber continues to be the face of the business community throughout Sumter County, Georgia. Over the years, the Chamber has been a progressive business organization, working to build quality of life for its citizens, assisting its businesses in the county to grow and prosper, and partnering with the Sumter County Development Authority to bring jobs to the region.

Membership is diverse, with representation from manufacturing, retail, service and corporate businesses ranging in size from sole proprietors to international industry. They share a common notion that commerce will function at its best when business relationships are forged, and resources are utilized to their fullest potential creating a partnership for prosperity. Membership in the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce is an investment in Americus, Andersonville, DeSoto, Leslie, and Plains, Georgia. We invite you to join with our fellow business associates and help support the economic development of Sumter County and take advantage of the many benefits available to you through your membership in the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce.

Sumter County Chamber of Commerce Mission, Vision & Values

Mission:  To provide opportunities and support for the growth and prosperity of local business and industry.

Vision:  To serve as the catalyst for a vibrant business community.

Values:  Integrity, Innovative, Inclusive, Involved

Chamber Staff

Amber Batchelor, Chamber President and CEO
(229) 924-2646
chamber@sumtercountychamber.com

Alexis Main, Chamber Services Coordinator
Destiny Chisolm, Marketing and Events Coordinator
Nathaniel English, Engagement Project Manager

2022 Board of Directors

Board Officers

Jessica Sinclair, MPA
Chair
J.Nicole Sinclair, LLC.

Jimmy Whaley
Past Chair
Whaley Realty of Americus

Kenny Phillips
Vice Chair
The Staffing People

Dr. Crystal Perry
Secretary
University of Georgia Extension Office 

Robyn Chesnut
Treasurer
Citizens Bank of Americus

Qaijuan Willis
Vice Treasurer
Downtown Development Authority & Downtown Main Street

Elena Carn√© 
Parliamentarian
T31 Activewear

2022 Division Chairs

Ciera Raven
Business Education Division, Chair
Bernice Bell House

Andrew Gammage Cook
Business Development Division Chair
Gammage Print Shop

Alina Taylor
Business Development Division, Co-Chair
ServPro of Albany & Americus

Jimmy Whaley
Governmental Affairs Division, Chair
Whaley Realty of Americus

Darrell Sabbs Jr.
Governmental Affairs Division, Co-Chair
Barnum Funeral Home

Rene Smith, P.E.
Leadership Division, Chair
Sumter EMC

Andrew Anderson
Leadership Division, Co-Chair
Sumter Chapel

2022 Ex-Officio Board Members

Lee Kinnamon, Mayor
City of Americus, Americus, 31709

Rayetta Volley, Administrator
Sumter County Board of Commissioners

Dr. John Watford, President
South Georgia Technical College

Dr. Neal Weaver, President
Georgia Southwestern State University

 


We would like to extend a special thank you to our 2020 and 2021, immediate past, Board members and Division chairs for your leadership during a year of global economic challenges.

 

2021 Board Officers

Brandi Lunneborg
Chair
Phoebe Sumter Medical Center

Jimmy Whaley
Past Chair
Whaley Realty of Americus

Robyn Chesnut
Vice Chair
Citizens Bank of Americus

Jessica Sinclair, MPA
Secretary
J.Nicole Sinclair, LLC.

Paul Farr
Treasurer
South Georgia Technical College

Robyn Chesnut
Vice Treasurer
Citizens Bank of Americus

Kenny Phillips
Parliamentarian
The Staffing People

2021 Division Chairs

Matt Berry
Agriculture Division
Dixie Lix Industries, Inc.

Amanda Pittman
Business Development Division
WALB TV

Jessica Sinclair, MPA
Education Division
J. Nicole Sinclair, LLC

Don Smith
Governmental Affairs Division
South Georgia Technical College (Retired)

Qaijuan Willis
Leadership Division
City of Americus, Downtown Development Authority & Downtown Main Street

2021 Ex-Officio Board Members

Barry Blount, Mayor
City of Americus, Americus, 31709

Janis Jarvis, Co-Administrator
Sumter County Board of Commissioners

Dr. John Watford, President
South Georgia Technical College

Dr. Neal Weaver, President
Georgia Southwestern State University


 

2020 Board of Directors

Jimmy Whaley
Chair
Whaley Realty, Inc.

Dr. Faith Pinnell
Past Chair
Clinic Drug Store

Brandi Lunneborg
Vice Chair
Phoebe Medical Center

Kim Christmas
Secretary
Concentra / PharmaCentra Solutions

Paul Farr
Treasurer
South Georgia Technical College

Robyn Chestnut
Vice Treasurer
Citizens Bank of Americus

Kenny Phillips
Parliamentarian
The Staffing People

Dr. Neal Weaver, President
Georgia Southwestern State University

Dr. John Watford, President
South Georgia Technical College

Mayor Barry Blount
City of Americus, Americus, 31709

Janis Jarvis, Administrator
Sumter County Board of Commissioners

Division Chairs

Matt Berry
Agriculture Division
Dixie Lix Industries, Inc.

Amanda Pittman
Business Development Division
WALB TV

Kristi Weaver
Education Division
Georgia Southwestern State University

Don Porter
Governmental Affairs Division
Georgia Power Company

Qaijuan Willis
Leadership Division
City of Americus, Main Street

Staff

Amber Batchelor
President
(229) 924-2646
chamber@remove-thissumtercountychamber.com