Join Our Chamber

Why Join the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce?

Credibility & Public Voice

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is the oldest and most respected private business organization in our community. It is a one-stop shop for new and existing businesses in the community and economic development in our area.

The Chamber building now houses not only the Chamber of Commerce but also the Athens-Clarke County Department of Economic Development, the Athens Downtown Development Authority, the Athens-Clarke County Industrial Development Authority, the Clarke County Mentor Program, the Economic Development Authority of Athens-Clarke County and most recently, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission.

The full house at the Chamber building allows great interaction and cooperation between the various groups in serving our constituents for the benefit of our area.

The Chamber works on pro-business issues for the community, promotes job creation, and strong local economy.


Exposure & Publicity

The Chamber has a strong board leadership, a base of active volunteers, and a supportive membership who represent the business community and their interests by enhancing business opportunities through local government, chamber committees; connections through scheduled events, marketing opportunities through the website and other communication channels.

Receive a FREE New Member email blast and announcement in the “Sunday Chamber Page” of the Athens Banner-Herald.


Connection Opportunity

To create a connection with the business community and create value for your business through business referrals.

To develop professionally through education programs.

Joining the chamber gives your business instant credibility and an information source to enhance your business.