Benefits for Members
Why Join the Chamber?
The Chamber represents the business community before City and County and State government. We track issues that affect local business, report them to our members, and support or oppose legislation involving small business.
GA-RTAC, the Government Affairs - Regional Transportation Advisory Committee, composed of county and City government, State agencies, utilities and our elected officials and community group representatives meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Chamber.
Connecting our members is what we do. These events combine great food from our host venue, a fun game to meet new people, and information from the Chamber. We introduce newcomers to the group and offer you an opportunity to address them. making everyone feel welcome and connected is our goal. Members may promote their business by hosting a mixer or donating a door prize.
Member Information Center
Create login credentials and begin using this convenient tool to update your business information. (1) Check your profile information (2) add photos to your Chamber web page, (3) pre-register for Chamber events, (4) post job openings (5) post Member to Member discounts and (6) Post Hot Deals for the public review your account (7) pay invoices and (8) post your events to our online calendar.
From late 2019, the Chamber shifted its top priority to supporting and assisting our local businesses. Businesses were regularly provided with information on shifting regulations, applying for loans and grants, conducting Zoom webinars with attorneys, lenders, and government officials, assisting funding applicants, publishing a COVID Update bulletin and reaching out to businesses to offer assistance.
Chamber - Trusted and Reliable Source for Potential Customers
85% of consumers turn to the local Chamber of Commerce for a referral. We are a trusted and reliable resource for internet, telephone and visiting potential customers.
Roads and Traffic eAlerts
Members often get first notice of an emergency event before others to allow them to plan for road disruptions and other natural disasters, such as fire, flooding and blizzards.
Every Friday, look for eNews in your email (take us out of your spam folder) with local business news, events, industry trends, member of the week, new members, Chamber events, legislative news and all issues that impact business, your employees and livelihood.
Grand Openings - Ribbon Cutting Cermonies
The Chamber celebrates new businesses. We schedule and promote, photograph and attend your special event with red ribbon and our “big scissors” to formally open your exciting new venture.
Training and Seminars
Social media workshops, briefings on important business topics, resource speakers and time-relevant contacts.
Use of 35-seat Conference Room
Our members may use the Chamber conference room for their meetings, trainings and event preparation by calling to schedule it. The room seats 30 persons comfortably. It's Free!
Online Community Calendar
Through the member login to the Members Information Center, you control the content on your webpage, add calendar events, update your contact information and check your account.
Business Directory Online
Our member businesses are easily found by internet visitors with our online Business Directory search, where they can click the name of your business to open its own Chamber web page. And, staff will help set it up for you! It links visitors with your website and social media and you can post images, a map to your business and more.
Co-marketing is the hip way to do business by partnering with other related businesses to market yours. The Chamber connects businesses who would benefit from each others' products. Staff has ideas and we welcome yours.
Member Promotion on Social Media
The Chamber promotes our members through our social sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linked In. We understand the time limitations of small business and are here to help you with social media and understanding how it can benefit you. Today, your online presence is paramount to success.
Job Board Postings
Through the Member Information Center (see top right) you can post job openings for free. Set the date it runs, the date it ends, qualifications, contact information and skills you require. It's easy to do!