Chamber Information

The Chamber of Commerce is the voice for local businesses. It is made up of more than 500 members, led by 14 board members and is staffed by 4 knowledgeable employees. It is the only organization in our area working full time to enhance our business environment and make our community a better place to live and work. Chamber membership can be a great investment.   

 

Be Familiar with your Chamber:

  • Has 500 members.
  • Is a non-profit organization.
  • For some businesses, it is a 100 percent tax deductible business.
  • Encompasses all of Toombs and Montgomery Counties
  • Is comprised of primarily small businesses

Benefits of Chamber Membership

What's in it for me?

 

Promote me…

Networking Opportunities

  •  Blast Emails
  •  Annual Meeting
  •  Chamber Golf Tournament
  •  Toombs-Montgomery Business Expo
  •  Serving Up Toombs-Montgomery
  •  Annual Pre-Legislative Breakfast
  •  Open House/Ribbon Cutting/Groundbreaking Events

 Exposure

  •  Referrals - The Chamber refers members through telephone, website and walk-ins
  •  Online Membership Directory - FREE web presence that is Search Engine Friendly
  •  E-Coupons - Offer special promotions to attract new customers. Anyone can download the coupon at www.toombsmontgomerychamber.com
  •  Membership Directory - receive a complementary  list of all Chamber members through email or paper
  •  Blast Email- notifies members of upcoming chamber, business member and community events
  •  Social Media - promote member’s announcements and events on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  •  Sponsorship Opportunities
  •  Ribbon Cutting and Ground Breaking Ceremonies - Welcoming ceremonies for new, expanding or relocating businesses
  •  Community Bucks Program - This gift certificate program promotes shopping locally

Publications

These publications can be useful for members, new residents and guests to the area.

  •  Realtors Guide
  •  Dining Guide
  •  Lodging Guide
  •  Meeting Facilities List
  •  Caterers List
  •  Vidalia Onion Growers and Shippers List
  •  Membership Directory

Connect me...

Chamber Committees

Get involved through committee participation! Contact the Chamber for more information

 

  •  Marketing Committee
  •  Chamber Board of Directors
  •  Golf Tournament Committee
  •  Showcasing Toombs-Montgomery Committee
  •  Tri-County Regional Entrepreneur Support Team

     

    Leadership Development

    •  Leadership Toombs-Montgomery - this program seeks to develop both existing and emerging leaders of diverse backgrounds through educational experiences and specific training. The program provides these citizens with increased knowledge of the workings of the community, making them more aware of service opportunities.
    •  Toombs-Montgomery Youth Leadership - The class is made up of high school students from all area high schools. The program covers leadership training, the different components of our area that make this community great, time management, personal finance and proper etiquette.

Help me…

Save Money

  •  Discount Workers’ Compensation Premiums - Businesses can save 7.5 percent on workers’ compensation premiums by becoming a Certified Drug-Free Workplace.  This is a program of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and is implemented by local chambers.

Business Development

  •  According to a national study, “Consumers are 63% more likely to buy goods and services from a company they believe to be a member of the local Chamber of Commerce.”
  •  Tri-County Regional Entrepreneur Support Team
    (Tri-CREST) - to encourage and support local entrepreneurs in the creation or expansion of local businesses. For more information, visit www.tri-crest.org.
  •  Industrial Recruitment/Retention - assists local
    development authorities in efforts to promote and support industrial recruitment, relocation, retention and expansion. 
  •  The Voice of Business - dedicated to enhancing the area’s business environment, making the community a better place to live and work. 

Additional Resources

  •  Local Maps
  •  Relocation Packets
  •  Phonebooks
  •  Online Community Calendar

 

 


 

 

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