Business Portfolio - Oct. 20, 2013

Bo Henry (Special photo)

Bo Henry (Special photo)


Barbara Rivera Holmes (Special photo)


Barbara Rivera Holmes and Bo Henry, both of Albany, have been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2014.

Holes is director of marketing and existing industries for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission. Henry is owner of Stewbos, an Albany food and hospitality business.

Leadership Georgia is a 42-year-old organization of community and state leaders. Affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Georgia trains and builds a network of emerging young leaders from across the state.

Sixty-three participants are selected each year from a pool of several hundred applicants. Class members visit five Georgia communities in a year-long exchange of ideas and experiences about issues afecting the state.

With a principal focus on “State of Giving,” this class will travel to Brasstown Valley, Valdosta, Jekyll Island, Rome and Peachtree City.


Craig Knowles, formerly of Albany, has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal as chairman of the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy.

Knowles attended Rising Spirit Massage School in Atlanta. He returned to Albany as lead therapist at Albany Therapeutic Massage Clinic. Knowles managed the massage department at phoebe Northwest for ATMC and taught massage for the Albany Therapeutic Massage Education Program.

Knowles and his wife, Amanda, moved to Altanta where he continues to teachand practice massage and bodywork. They have one son.


Dougherty County Farm Bureau was recently recognized during the Georgia Farm Bureau 9th District Annual Meeting for its outstanding member programs. Laney Wooten is the Dougherty County Farm Bureau President.

DCFB was recognized with the 2013 Georgia Farm Bureau Membership Award, given to county Farm Bureaus that increased their membership over the previous year.

The 9th District includes 14 county Farm Bureaus in Southwest Georgia.