Madison County Chamber of Commerce
Madison County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
January 28th, 2013
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Digitized Visions
Steve Williams
Offering web design, graphic design, photography, multimedia, signage and T-shirts.
Tyler Hamby
2402 Park Lane
Valdosta, Ga 31602
Offering Human Resources Services such as payroll processing, workers compensation and much more.
One Scoop or Two ?? Ice Cream & Pie
Dennis &  Linda Furjanic ~ owners
313 SW Pinckney Street
Ice Cream and Pies
as well as Chicken Pot Pies and delicious soups!
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Marcus Hawkins, Pastor
221 MLK Drive
North Central Florida
 Regional Planning Council
Scott R. Koons ~ Exec. Director
2009 NW 67th Place
Gainesville, Fl 32653
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Employment Opportunity

    Madison Correctional Institute

Job: Program Counselor Job:3223349

Location Madison Correctional Institute

Community Education Centers (CEC) is a leading provider of residential reentry and in-prison community corrections program. Working in over 18 states across the U.S. we provide a foundation  of support to change addictive and criminal behavior and effectively prepare our residents for community reentry. With programming that encompasses assessment, drug and alcohol education and family education services for juvenile and adult population, we are redefining effective means to reduce recidivism.


We are seeking a Program Counselor.


As Program Counselor you will focus on developing and implementing comprehensive treatment plans for a case load of residents. Accordingly, you will asses and identify issues for each resident and create clear objectives and goals. You will also track and document resident progress in case reports while working to meet all required internal and external standards and policies.


4 year degree in Social Services and 2 years experience in Substance Abuse counseling required or Master's degree in Social Sciences and 1 year experience in Substance Abuse counseling.




Madison CI now is Hiring, call 973-5555 for information.


Happy Birthday Big Bend Hospice - Here's to 30 More Years in our Neighborhood"


Big Bend Hospice 30th bday 


2012-2013 Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Board


Chair- Roy Ellis - Individual Member


Vice-Chair - Jerome Wyche - MC Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention


Secretary - Kim Scarboro - North Florida Community College


Treasurer -Darlene Hagan- Capital City Bank



Bart Alford - District School Board

Jeanne Bass - Individual Member

Mayor Eddie Bell - Town of Lee

Tim Bennett - City of Madison

Michael Halley- Council Member Town of Greenville

Adrian Kinsey - Madison Youth Initiative

Preston Mathews - Individual Member

Brandon Mugge - Owner - Hickory Hill Auctions

Wayne Vickers - Madison County Commissioner

Jada Williams - Individual Member

Phyllis Williams - Madison Realty Group

In This Issue
MCI Hiring Program Counselor
Senior Center Hosting Celebrity Night
Pony Express Newsletter
Spencers: Theatre of Illusion

A Word from the Director:

Thanks to a Facebook friend, the word for this week came to me this morning like a freight train - the word is competition. In business, it is what drives us to work harder, smarter, and keep up with the ongoing tasks of constantly improving efficiency, customer service, and the bottom line. Competition is at its core is a good thing that should produce positive results, provided we remember that making businesses the best they can be is the motivation.   Sometimes, however, the biggest competition we face is ourselves, in overcoming our own obstacles ~ perhaps disorganization, grouchy spirit, complacency, or just lack of knowing what to do. Those personal malfunctions will trickle down to our business, employees, and ultimately our business and personal success. If you are fortunate enough to be able to pinpoint the areas in which improvement is needed, whether personally, socially, or in business - the best thing to do is to grab hold of it and strive to bring it to a better level. My goal for this Chamber, your Chamber, is to bring it to be the very best that it can be - and help each and every one of you market and network to Madison County and beyond more than ever before. If you are not taking advantage of the services we offer as part of your membership, we stand ready to help you get your edge on your competition.


Cindy Vees



Golden Apple Teachers' Awards Banquet


Thursday, February 7, 2013


6:30 p.m.


Madison County High School Cafeteria


Tickets Available:


At the main office of each school




At The Old Bookstore

115 West Pinckney Street, Madison


Tickets: $20.00


Senior Citizens Council Hosts Celebrity Night February 9th @ 6 PM

Don't pass up this great opportunity for entertainment! 

 Tickets are $20 per adult; $10 per child ages 12 and under 

 Dress: Western/casual attire.

Menu: Cchoice of roast beef or baked chicken served with all sides

 including dessert, tea or coffee. 




The Celebrity Night Master of Ceremonies is Garin Flowers,

a WCTV Eyewitness News reporter.




The Jacksons - Julius Hackett, General Manager of Tri County Electric and Family;

 Tina and Ike Turner - Renetta Parrish, former Commissioner and Bob Wieland, co-owner of Bryant Electric; Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers - Cindy Vees, Executive Director, Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Willy Gamalero, V.P.I. Manager, Madison County Community Bank;

The Used to Be's - Leigh Barfield, CFA Property Appraiser; Rosa Richardson, Executive Director, Senior Citizens Council of Madison County and Lisa Tuten, Tax Collector.

Even Patsy Cline is a possibility!

Musical Selections from Kaomi Ghent and Marcel Monts will round out the evening's entertainment.


Donating their time as servers will be Tommy Hardee, Supervisor of Elections; Allen Cherry, County Coordinator; Jim Catron, City Commissioner; Rayne Cooks, City Commissioner; Wayne Vickers, County Commissioner, Ronnie Moore, County Commissioner; Jerome Wyche, Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator; Leigh Barfield, Property Appraiser and Lisa Tuten, Tax Collector.             


Tickets may be purchased from the following Senior Citizens Council Board of Directors: James Ray, Joe Peavy, Elesta Pritchett, Renetta Parrish, Early Anderson, Howard Phillips, Opie Peavy, Dan Campbell, George Anderson, Paula Arnold, Executive Director Rosa Richardson, as well as at the Madison County Senior Center.

                        Call (850) 973-4241 for questions about services the agency provides or for more information on the upcoming Celebrity Night fundraiser.    










e-news for parents and teachers

After school Tutoring beginning February 7th- April 11th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-5:00. Transportation provided if students stay until 6:00 with Boys and Girls Club.

FCAT Writing Workshops on Saturday, February 9th and Saturday, February 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for 4th and 8th Grade students only. Transportation Provided to centralized areas in Pinetta, Madison, Lee, and Greenville.

Yearbook purchase ends on Friday. The costs is $35. $20 Deposit is required. You can have your name engraved on the book for an additional $5.


Monday, January 28th
Write Score for 4th and 8th Grade Students


Tuesday, January 29th

4th Grade Parent Night Writing Workshop 5:30-6:30




Softball and Baseball teams play February 4th
Early Dismissal  February 5th
4th Grade Krispy Kreme doughnuts fundraiser delivery date
6th Grade travel to NFCC for the LIFE program by groups on February 13th, 14th, and 15th


Barbara Huewitt, Eds.

Madison County Central School
Curriculum Coordinator K-8

(850) 973-5192  ext 124


NFCC -Artist Series presents:

                Tickets to the SPENCERS: THEATRE OF ILLUSION Feb. 2 at 7 PM are on sale now in the NFCC College Advancement Office (Bldg. 32) or by calling (850) 973-1653. More information is available at or by emailing The performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.   

                In addition to the Feb. 2 performance, the Spencers will also be providing outreach activities and workshops in the community. Kevin Spencer, who is also an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department of the University of Alabama, will be leading a free continuing education workshop entitled "Healing of Magic" at NFCC on Monday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for area healthcare professionals and students. More information is available at Other outreach activities will take place at Lake Park of Madison nursing home and the ARC/Madison-Jefferson. The performance and outreach activities are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.





Chamber Members

Thank you for your investment!!


* A Women's Pregnancy Center * Aaron's, Inc. * AccountAbility Outsourcing, Inc. * Affordable Business Communications, LLC * Agner Timber Services, Inc. * Ajax Building Corporation * All Realty Services * Allied Therapy * American Red Cross-Capital Area Chapter * Ameriprise Financial * APAC Southeast * ARC-Madison Jefferson, Inc. * Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration * B & B Sanitation * Badcock & More * Bank of America * Batson-Cook Company * Ben & Jeanne Bass * Ron Bass * Becky's Dance Step Studio * Beggs & Sons Funeral Home * Office of Rep. Leonard Bembry * Ben's Towing & Diesel Repair * BEST WESTERN PLUS Madison Inn * Dr. William Johnson Bibb, MD * Bible Deliverance Church * Big Bend Hospice * Birdsong Peanuts * Boland Timber Company * Arden Brown * Doug & Lynne Brown * Ms. Faye Browning * Browning & Sons, Inc. * Bryan Electric * Buescher & Ruff, LLC * John Bullard * Caminez &Hardee * Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center * Capital City Bank * Jim Catron * Monteen Cave * Century Link * Allen Cherry * Citizens State Bank * * City of Madison *Clemons, Rutherford & Associates * CMOM's * Coleburn's Enterprises, LLC * ComcastCommunications * Cocnerned Citizens of Madison County * Connors Signs * Copeland & Schnitker * Law Offices of Scot B. Copeland * W.C. and Frances Copeland * Corporate Graphics South * Covenant Hospice * Creatures Featured Pet Shop * Davis, Schnitker, Reaves & Browning * D & C Wireless and Services * Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Day * Days Inn * L.J. DeMotsis * Denny's Restaurant * Down Town Dogs * Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend *  Roy Ellis * Elmer's Genealogy Corner * Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church * Ewing Construction * Farm Credit of NW Florida * Farmers Cooperative * Fast Track Stores * First United Methodist Church *Florida Plywood * FloridaUnited Methodist Childrens Home * Florida Virtual School * Florida Woodland Group * Robert H. Foley, DVM * Frank's Fry House* Freer Consulting * Amy Gibson * Bob & Gigi Auston * Frances Ginn * Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle * Gordon Tractor * Grace Manor Bed & Breakfast * Granny's Indoor Yard Sale * Gray Logging * Greene Publishing * Greenville Hardware, LLC, Greenville Timber Corporation * Bubba Greene * Town of Greenville * Hall's Tire and Muffler Center * Thomas Hardee *Healthcare Workforce Network * Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. * Hickory Hill Auctions * Angela Y. Hodge * Hometown Picture Framing * HoneyLake Plantation Resort & Spa, LLC * JoAnn Bridges Academy * Jimbob Printing, Inc. * Jimmie's Chevron Service Plaza * Jimmie's Firestone Service Center * Johnson & Johnson, Inc. * Deloris Jones * Nathan & Amy Kendrick * Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend *  Kiwanis Club of Madison * L&W Meat Processing & Fish Market * Lake Park of Madison * Law Offices of Robert W. Bauer, P.A. * Town of Lee * Lee First Baptist Church, Inc. * Live Oak Gas Company * Live Oak Pest Control * Live the Life * Made to Order Catering * Madison A/C & Heating Inc. * Madison Academy * Madison Chiropractic Center, LLC, *Madison County Community Bank * Madison Community Center * Madison County DistrictRescue * Madison Florida Voice * Madison Florist * Madison Marble Works * Madison Media Group * Madison Nursing Center * Madison Realty Group, LLC * The Madison Rotary Club * Madison Sporting Goods & Pawn, Madison Travel & Tours, LLC * Madison Veterinary Clinic * Madison YES! *Madison Youth Initiative * The Mail Room & Art Source * Main Street Broadband * The Manor House * Preston Matthews * McCrimon's Office Systems * Laveda McDonald * Mighty Dogs * Mitchell McElroy, Private Forrester, Inc. * Mike's Pump Repair & Well Drilling, Inc. * Milliron Realty, LLC * Milo Sanitation * Ronnie and Rhonda Moore * Morrow Insurance * Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church * Nestle' Waters * North Florida Child Development, Inc. * North Florida Community College * North Florida Pharmacy of Madison * North Florida Workforce Development Board * Odiorne Insurance Agency * O'Neal's Restaurant * One Scoop or Two * O'Toole's School Board * Madison County Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Partnership * Madison Coin Laundry  * Madison County Government *Madison County Health Department * Madison County High School Band * Madison CountyMemorial Hospital * Madison County Recreation Association * Madison Family Clinic * Madison Fence, Inc. * Madison Fire Herb Farm * The Old Bookstore *Pepsi Cola of Perry * Pine GroveBaptist Church of Madison County, Inc. * Elesta Pritchett * Progress Energy * Qivana * Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant * Frank Rathburn & Associates * RATT Pact * Red Onion Grill * Republican Executive Committee of Madison County * Reynolds, Smith & Hills * R.O.Y.A.L.T.Y. N/O, Inc. * Rocky Springs MB Church * Saint Leo University-Madison * James J. Sale, III * Tim Sanders * Schoelles & Associates, Inc. * Scruggs Concrete Company * Senator Bill Montford * Senior Citizens Council of Madison * Roderick Shaw, DMD * Shelby's Restaurant * Shirley Barksdale Foundation * Thomas Stone * Southeastern Community Blood Center * Elmer & June Spear * Stahl-Meyer Foods, Inc. * Summer Systems * Super 8 Motel * Suwannee Valley Times * Tallahassee Lenders Consortium * Tax Pro * The CourierXpress Company, Inc. * The Garbage Man * The Magical Schoolhouse, LLC * Timberland Ford * Treasures of Madison County * Tri-County Electrical Cooperative * Tri County Family Health Care * United Way of Big Bend * Unity House Bed & Breakfast * Uphold's Feed * Myra Valentine * Cindy Payne-Vees * Vista Health Plan  * Voices for Children of Suwannee Valley * We Insure Florida * Jada Woods Williams * George Willis * WMAF Radio * Yogi Bear Campground *


In Memoriam : Joe Akerman, Ernestine Kinsey