Chamber Member Benefits

Athens Area Chamber Of Commerce 

How Does Being a Chamber Member Benefit Me?

Ribbon Cutting

Photo published in The Daily Post-Athenian and The Morning Fax, as well as posted to the chamber’s Facebook page.

Get to Know Athens

Chamber President / CEO Rob Preston will give you an opportunity to grow your company by personally taking you to area businesses to meet community leaders in the Athens area. You will have a prime opportunity to make initial contacts for your company.

Chamber Chatter

Weekly Email Blast Members will be given the opportunity to promote their business through the Chamber’s weekly Email Blasts

We Love to Promote YOUR Business ---Just One More Way!!!

In addition to the weekly “Chamber Chatter”, we are now offering an exciting new option for those who want just a little extra exposure! If you want to have your event, special, etc. promoted in addition to the weekly emails with a single email pushed out to our whole member base, we are offering this exciting new Chamber Benefit called “Pay to Promote” With this benefit, we will have available 2 email opportunities PER MONTH on a first come first serve basis. You will need to plan accordingly for any large events or specials because once the 2 emails have been filled for each month there will be no more available until the next month. The charge for this will be $100 for EACH additional email due by the end of the month when your email is sent.

Business Before Hours

Morning networking events (8AM to 9AM) held the third Thursday of February – June and August – December

Hosted by various chamber members.

Tax Deductible

According to the IRS Tax Guide, a member may be able to deduct dues paid to chambers of commerce, if membership helps carry out the duties of the member’s job.

Lunch & Learn Seminars

Chamber members receive free admission to all Lunch & Learn seminars.


Website Listing

Each chamber member’s pertinent information and a description of services are listed on the chamber website ( Each member is given password access to the website to post job openings, as well as “Member to Member” deals.

Free Ad in The Daily Post-Athenian

A certificate for a free ad valued at $192 is given to all new Chamber members at the time of joining. (Member discusses ad design and placement with The Daily Post-Athenian)

Brochure Rack / Business Card Rack

Chamber members are encouraged to place promotional material and business cards in the chamber office for visitors to take. These materials are also included in relocation / information packets as requests are received