May 12th through the 16th is National Small Business Week.
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard kicked-off the week with an annual proclamation in recognition of the upcoming week for Albany and Dougherty County.
Albany Area Chamber President, Chris Hardy says that small business is "the key to really what we do. Over 90% of our total membership base is small businesses. We owe them a great deal of our focus and even though this week really separates Small Business Week, we're still celebrating small business all throughout the year.
The Albany Area Chamber will recognize the small business of the year at a celebration Tuesday at the Albany Art Museum from 6-8 PM.