2008-11-12 / Front Page

The Paper Airplane holds ribbon cutting

Friends and family gather for Paper Airplane ribbon cutting. Friends and family gather for Paper Airplane ribbon cutting. Colquitt and the Small Business Complex (SBC) welcomed their newest business, a travel agency and stationery store called The Paper Airplane, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 7, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. Debra Atkinson, CDC executive director, and others gathered at the business located at 169 South Cuthbert Street to congratulate owner Elizabeth Burke on this momentous occasion. Veryl Garland Cockey, president of the Chamber of Commerce, expressed her appreciation to Elizabeth for opening a new business and encouraged her to let the Chamber know if it could help in any way. City Manager, Cory Thomas wished The Paper Airplane well on behalf of the City of Colquitt. All attendees were invited to tour the office and have refreshments. Door prizes were awarded to Terry Taylor, Tim Haire and Frankie Phillips. Elizabeth thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve Colquitt and the surrounding communities with their travel and stationery needs.

A few of the travel services offered are group bookings, cruises, tours, family vacations, all-inclusive packages, honeymoons, destination weddings, and scuba packages. The Paper Airplane carries a wide variety of personalized and blank stationery including "Greetings from Colquitt" postcards.

In addition, the store carries many gift items such as personalized stamps and plates.

Mrs. Burke has been in the travel industry for three years. She started as an independent agent for AAA Travel. She is thankful for the opportunity to open a storefront agency.

The Paper Airplane is a member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Elizabeth recently attended a five day travel agent convention at sea where she met with various vendors, completed several hotel inspections, and earned 15 credit hours towards her Ac- credited Cruise Counselor certificate from CLIA. She should graduate from Princess Cruise Lines' travel agent education courses before the year's end.

Mrs. Burke invites everyone to stop by The Paper Airplane to learn more about what products and services she offers.

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