By taking advantage of one or more of these exclusive member benefits, your business will see a return on your membership investment immediately.
Members receive a plaque and window cling to display which identifies them as members of Gilmer County's most active and progressive business organization. New members also receive recognition through local media, social media, Chamber e-news and at a Chamber network luncheon.
Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings
These ceremonies are organized by the Chamber to promote new business, expansions, new locations and new owners of existing businesses. Photos are featured in the Times Courier, Chamber e-news and social media.
Your listing in our Business Directory is an important part of your membership package. Our directory lives on the Gilmer Chamber website. Visitors search using key words to find your business. In addition, our business directory is listed in Information Please, a publication of the Times Courier, which is printed each spring for distribution throughout the year.
Members are listed in our online business directory at www.gilmerchamber.com. Listings include company name, address, phone and email. Company representatives may also be listed. We include a direct link to your website and social media pages. A map and directions are another feature of our directory. Additional enhancements are available for an additional fee.
Available Meeting Space
We offer a meeting room for our home-based members or those businesses who may need to meet off site. Our facility offers private meeting space for up to 8 people during normal business hours. The space must be reserved in advance.
We have partnered with the University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center. Consultants are available once a month to meet with our members on a variety of topics for business owners. Contact the Chamber office for appointments.
Free Office Services
For limited use, we offer free office services to our members. You may fax, copy, scan or print off documents that you rmay need in order to promote and develop your business.
Free Notary Public
As a member, you receive Notary Public signatures and Certificates of Origin for free. According to Georgia state law, a notary public can charge $2.00 per stamp for the service they provide. The Chamber has three notary public on staff who provide this service at no charge.
Consumers look to the Chamber to recommend businesses. We only refer our Chamber members.
Chamber Member Vendor Fees
The Chamber hosts various festivals and events in the community. As a Chamber member, you will receive discounted vendor fees to participate in these events. For specific prices, please refer to the appropriate vendor application.
Auto-Owners offers discounts on business insurance for chamber members. Please contact your insurance agent for information on this benefit. Chamber members with 2-50 employees are eligible for discounts on a variety of insurance types through Purchasing Alliance Solutions. They can be reached at 770-579-1214.
New members can immediately save on local media advertising. All members can save up to 25% off a new or existing Constant Contact email marketing account.
FetchYourNews.com offers new members a 2 week category ad.
Constant Contact is the leader in email and social media marketing for small businesses. Enage the most affordable way to market your business at Constant Contact and if you sign up you can receive up to 25% off your account.
Chamber members are invited to participate in these events:
Coffee and Conversations - for New Chamber Members
Other events as announced
Our monthly e-newsletters, Chamber Bytes, keeps members posted on upcoming Chamber events. We also send a weekly e-blast for important events of the week. Chamber Times is printed once each month in the Times Courier newspaper. Gilmer's Got It! e-newsletter is produced once per month and is filled with member news. It is designed to be a community newsletter.
The Chamber, in connection with local law enforcement, keeps members informed of possible criminal and fraud issues affecting our area.
Georgia Chamber of Commerce Federation
Chamber members companies with 1-10 employees receive a no cost membership to the Goergia Chamber of Commerce Federation. The primary representative from each chamber member receives a subscription to Georgia Trend Magazine.