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New Accredited Businesses
Dec 2012 - Feb 2013

Columbus,GA

Allstate Insurance- The J.Smart Agency, Inc. 

Auto Masters Repair

Banner Buildings

Brown & Adams

Buck Hamilton & Associates

Caffe Amici

Day & Dodds, LLC

Dempsey's    Resolution Fitness

Dr. Ona Graham Psy.D, PC
Elite Zone

Exhaust Pro Systems, Inc.

Fernandez and Sigman

H & H Services

Happy Valley Day Facility, 13th Ave. 

Happy Valley Day Facility, 2nd Ave. 

Hattaway Advertising

Health Care First, PC

Joey's Thrift Mall

Joyful Journeys  Child Enrichment Center, Inc.

Mentoring Youth Services

My Amazing Maid

Orkin Exterminating Reverse Mortgage  

SOYOUNG Salon and Spa

Valley Fir and Redwood Company

Valley Hotsy & Environmental

 

 Hamilton,GA

Bubba Chicks

 

LaGrange,GA

Action Gutter Service

Comfort Keepers

 

Phenix City, AL

A & K Thrift Mall

The Hair Wellness Group

 

Tifton, GA

Super 8 Motel  

 

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P.O. Box 2587
Columbus, GA 31902 
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Tax returns and supporting documents - keep for 8 years

Contributions to IRA's and all other retirement and saving plans documents - keep permanently

Insurance policies -keep for the life of the policy

Paycheck stubs - keep until you get your W-2 form

Anything else you choose not to keep - SHRED!
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The Better Business Bureau Bulletin
Volume 38, Issue 1, Jan-Mar 2013
2013 BBB Annual Meeting and
Torch Awards

The 2013 BBB Annual Meeting, Torch Awards, and Student of Integrity Scholarship Awards Program took place on Monday, February 11th at the Columbus Iron Works Trade and Convention Center. Mr. Phil Thomlinson, Chairman of the Board and CEO of TSYS, delivered the Keynote speech that focused on the ethical principles that he employs at his company.

Richard Davis, 4th Ave Car Wash, was elected Board Chair. Joe Robbins, Freedom Home Care, was elected First Vice Chair and George (Tripp) Wade III, Wade Cleaners/Wade Companies, was elected Second Vice Chair. A complete list of BBB 2013 Governance can be found below.

Ms. Polly Bell, Chair of the Student of Integrity Awards Committee, announced five winners of this year's $500 scholarship sponsored by Aflac and MEA Credit Union.

Mr. Robbie Green, Torch Awards Chair, presented the Torch Awards to this year's winning businesses. The Torch Awards Program promotes the importance of ethical business practices.

Congratulations to the following Companies for their commitment to Marketplace Ethics!
Large Business Honoree
Freedom Home Care
Columbus, GA

Mid Sized Business Honoree
Chick-Fil-A, Store Group
Columbus, GA

Small Business Honoree
Nolin Fence Company
Phenix City, AL

First Runner Up
American Eye Care
Columbus, GA

Micro Small Business Honoree
The Alpha Pritchard Company
Columbus, GA

First Runner Up
Davo Jr. Automotive
Columbus, GA

Honorable Recognition
Comprehensive Contingency Task Force
Columbus, GA
Kelley, Lovett and Blakely Law Firm
Albany, GA
Lane Dermatology
Columbus, GA
Townsend Wealth Management
Columbus, GA
The Outside World
Columbus, GA
Wildcat Logistics
Baconton, GA


         The Better Business Bureau
Governance 2013
Officers 
    
Board Chair               Richard Davis - 4th Ave Car Wash
First Vice Chair          Joe Robbins - Freedom Home Care
Second Vice Chair      George (Tripp) Wade, III -
                                 Wade Cleaner/Wade Companies
Immediate Past Chair   Drew Rhodes - WLTZ

Executive Committee   Tom Bryan - Furniture Consultants
                               Nadeem Khan - Aflac
                               Mike Mayhew - Automated
                                  Business Machines
                               Christopher Miller - Robinson,
                                  Grimes, and Company
                               Ben Moody - Sunshine Banners

Board Members
Term Expires 2014       William (Robbie) Green - Morgan
                                  Stanley
                              Kent Illges - Realtor,Coldwell Banker,
                                  Kennon Parker Duncan and Key
                               Rick Jacobson - Columbus Lions
                                  Indoor Football Team
                               Danny Johnson - Georgia Power
                               Reggie Luther - TracSoft
                               Tammy Segura - University of
                                   Phoenix/Tammy Segura Ins
                               Travis Whitley - Wells Fargo
                                   Merchant Services

Term Expires 2015       Jeff Beck - A-Com
                               Al Gaston - Columbus Flooring
                                  and More
                               Billy Gloyd - MRS Homecare
                               Derek Mann - CB&T
                               Sally Morgan - MidMedia
                               Jay Stelzenmuller IV - Jay Auto
                                  Group
                               Dave Troxel - Knology

Term Expires 2016        John Barwick - River Mill
                                   Data Management
                                Fran Hargarten - Allegra Print &
                                    Imaging
                                Tracy Fisher - Striffler Hamby
                                    Mortuary
                                James (Jimbo) Martin - PMB
                                     Broadcasting
                                Harlan Price - Architectural
                                     Innovations Design Group

Ex Officio                   Mark Lupo - UGA Small Business
                                     Development Center
                               Rosalie Grant-Nolt - Ft. Benning,
                                     Army Community Service
                               Brant Kelsey - AdFed, President
                               Dana Starling - Aflac

Legal Counsel             Julius Hunter - Attorney



TAX TIME IS SCAM TIME!

If you get an e-mail or phone call purporting to be from the IRS you can be sure it is not a legitimate contact as the IRS is adamant about only using "snail mail" as their mode of communication with taxpayers.
However, it is possible for a state taxing authority to use e-mail for some inquiries. To avoid being scammed and to make sure it is a legitimate e-mail or phone call, hang up that phone and don't answer the e-mail right away. Educate yourself by getting more information on:

 www.irs.gov
https://etax.dor.ga.gov
or call 1-877-423-6711


UNANSWERED CUSTOMER CONCERNS
Dec 2012 - Feb 2013

Ace Furniture & Décor Sofa Mattress Warehouse      Columbus, GA

Albany Mitsubishi Motors                                        Albany, GA

Albany Rental                                                       Albany, GA

All Pro Lock and Tow, Inc.                                      Columbus, GA

All Pro Mufflers                                                      Phenix City, AL

Alpha Garage Door                                                Columbus, GA

Ansco Group                                                         Reynolds, GA

Appliances and More                                              Columbus, GA

Auto Service Center                                               LaGrange, GA

Battery Country.com, LLC (2)                                  Thomasville, GA

Best Grow Lights (2)                                             Box Springs, GA 

Blessed Pressure Washing & Detailing                       Phenix City, AL

CASH COW                                                          Thomasville, GA 

Clean & Fresh Laundromat                                       Lagrange, GA

Clear Plastic Solutions                                             Opelika, AL

Columbus Pool Service, Inc.                                     Columbus, GA

Columbus Resort Sales                                            Columbus, GA

Continental Realty                                                   Leesburg, GA

Darton College                                                        Albany, GA

Doodle Bugs (2)                                                      Fitzgerald, GA

DWM Complete Constructions                                   Albany, GA

Ezell's Catfish Cabin                                                Columbus, GA

Fred's Dollar Store 2523                                           Moultrie, GA

Georgia Car Credit                                                  Moultrie,GA

Georgia Regional High School Diploma Academy (2)   Albany, GA

Grant Automotive, Inc.                                            Columbus, GA

Hartz                                                                     Columbus, GA

Keller's Creations                                                   Thomasville, GA

Kentco                                                                   Adel, GA

Kona Interiors (3)                                                   Tifton, GA

Lake Side Pools                                                   Donalsonville, GA

Mill's TV                                                                 Albany, GA

moonlightspecial.com                                              Cataula, GA

Mulberry Properties Headquarters                             Columbus, GA

Penny Worth Homes                                               Thomasville, GA

Pet Stop Inc                                                          Thomasville, GA

Precision Tune Auto Care (2)                                    Albany, GA

Quality Roman Shades                                               Tifton, GA

Ramada Limited                                                       Tifton, GA

Reg Mgt Grp                                                             Columbus, GA

Rick's Auto Repair                                                     Columbus, GA

Robinson SA & Refrigeration                                      Greenville, GA

TD Card Services                                                     Columbus, GA

Tires For Less                                                           Columbus, GA

Zales                                                                       Albany, GA




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