Top Reasons To Join The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Make New Business Contacts
Networking at Chamber events helps you meet potential customers, clients and vendors. The "Business After Hours" and "Business Before Hours" programs provide great opportunities to get to know new people - and expand your prospect base.
Market Your Products And Services
Take advantage of the Chamber's marketing opportunities such as the annual County Guidebook which is mailed and handed out to over 5,000 people yearly. Each member is listed in the guidebook with pertinent information. You'll also have capability to place business cards and brochures inside the Chamber office which has hundreds of walk-ins each week. You'll reach plenty of people anxious to learn more about your products and services. Plenty of advertising and sponsorship opportunities exist through the Chamber's events, programs, website, and publications, too!
Invest In A Healthy Economy
When the Chamber assists companies that are relocating here or expanding their businesses, it means more jobs - and more customers for you. Your investment in the Chamber helps to market Athens and McMinn County as well as promote quality growth.
Gain A Voice In Government
The Chamber speaks on behalf of business to elected and appointed officials and government staff members at the local, state and national levels. Your voice will be heard on important regulatory, legislative and educational issues that directly affect your business.
Increase Your Presence On The Internet
Your business will be listed in the Chamber's Website (which receives over 200 visitors daily), thereby expanding your market area even if you do not have internet access.
There's nothing more rewarding than volunteering your time and talent to make the community where you live and work a better place. As a member of the Chamber, you will help sustain and improve the quality of life that you, your family and your employees enjoy. Membership in the Chamber is an investment in your business future.
Heighten Your Company's Visibility
Announce your respect for your customers by displaying your Chamber membership decal in your business and on your website. Your investment in the Chamber gives your business credibility, visibility and marketability.
Learn New Skills For Small Business Success
The Chamber provides services to small business owners. Programs and seminars are designed to help you start your business or help your business grow. At the Chamber, you'll get the tools you need to help your business prosper.