All Chamber Publications:
Members will receive all print materials sent out by the Chamber of Commerce. This will include invitations to all events and seminars, Chamber Newsletter (quarterly publication) and our annual Membership Directory and
Community Resource Guide (published every 2 years).
Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Held annually to present the Program of Work, the evening also offers entertainment and awards. The Citizen of the Year and the Star Student of the Year are two of the highest awards given in Barrow County, along with other recognitions are presented at this time.
Business Development and Expansion:
The Chamber provides a staff member to assist you with development and expansion. If your business is looking to enhance its local operation and would like to consult the Chamber regarding issues required to make your business grow, please contact the Chamber at 770/867-9444.
Community Resource Data:
The Chamber maintains data useful to business or residents in the community. County Demographics, Census information, Real Estate Guides and Information, Clubs and Organizations, and many others. For copies of resource materials, please contact the Chamber at 770/867-9444.
Governed by a board of volunteer business leaders, the Chamber takes a pro-business stand on legislative issues under the directive of our members. The Chamber is dedicated to monitoring relative issues, and consistently offer feedback to our local, county and state legislators. If you would like to offer direct feedback to the Chamber or have issues that affect your business please contact the Chamber at 770/867-9444.
Chamber members may purchase mailing labels or diskette for $50. One set of mailing labels or diskette is free to new members. Mailing labels/diskettes are NOT available to non-members. To receive a set of labels or diskette, please call the Chamber at 770/867-9444 two (2) days in advance of pickup.
The Chamber offers many opportunities for you to promote your business through print media and event sponsorships. These include the Plug into Barrow County Quality of Life Magazine, Membership/Business Guide, Business, Home and Garden Expo, Chamber Newsletter, Annual Golf Tournament, Business After Hours, monthly – “First
Tuesday, Barrow County Membership”, Lunch meetings, and seminars.
Member to Member Discounts: Designed to strengthen our philosophy of doing business Keep It
In The Chamberhood and Buy Barrow, this program is a benefit
offered exclusively to Barrow County Chamber of Commerce members in good
standing. Offers are available only with a personalized BCCC
Membership Card available from the Chamber. For specific deals,
please visit our Hot Deals page!
Membership Directory/Business Guide:
All members receive three (3) category listings in the Chamber’s annual Membership Directory/Business Guide, three (3) free listings on the Chamber’s website,
www.barrowchamber.com , along with free website and email links. One listing appears in alphabetical order by company name while the other listings appears by category/business type.
A free directory is sent to all Chamber members (extras available at the Chamber
Promotion on the World Wide Web:
Each member is listed on the Chamber’s World Wide Web site at
www.barrowchamber.com . Any member having a web address may be “linked” to our site at NO CHARGE. If you have a site and you are not linked, please submit a request and the link will be added to the Chamber web site. Also, if you wish to list your business in more than one category, an additional listing can be made on the web site as well as in the directory. (There is a fee of $25 per additional category listing.)
Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings, Open Houses, Grand Openings:
Assistance with Ribbon cuttings, Ground Breakings, Open Houses and Grand Openings by the Chamber staff and Ambassadors will be provided to all Chamber members. At least two weeks notice must be given to Chamber staff to schedule one of the above events. To schedule these events, please contact the Chamber office at 770/867-9444. Photos of these events are featured in the Chamber Newsletter and placed upon the Chamber’s website.
Seminars and educational opportunities are made available throughout the year at affordable costs to Chamber members. Please watch the newsletter for listings. You will also receive mailings regarding these special educational opportunities. If you would like for the Chamber to present information on a specific topic, or if you have a seminar topic that would be of interest to a wide range of members, please contact the Chamber office at 770/867-9444.
A staff of three (3) serves as an information center which answers over 7000 inquiries per year for information about Barrow County and the businesses. The postage budget of the Chamber is over $6,000 annually.
First Tuesday Membership Meeting – Held 1st Tuesday of each month, except July.
Luncheons scheduled throughout the calendar year.
Quarterly Business After Hours Events
Ribbon cuttings, Ground Breakings, Open Houses, Grand Openings
Business, Home & Garden Expo
Sporting Clay Tournament
Annual Awards Dinner
Notary Public - No Charge for members. Non-Members are charged $10.
Certificate of Origin – Documentation necessary for overseas shipments – the Chamber provides this certification free for members, a $60 fee to non-members.
Promotional Displays – Only members can display their cards and promotional materials in the Chamber office – exposure to thousands yearly.
Mailing Labels – Complete direct mailing information of 400+ Barrow County businesses on ready to use labels or as a list, allowing you to develop a database of business prospects. $50 per disk or set of labels. ONLY MEMBERS
Chamber Conference Room - may be used for client or staff meetings.
Barrow County Map – 1 Free per member. Purchase at a discounted price for additional maps.
One of the benefits of your Barrow County Chamber of Commerce membership is MemberCare
Alliance of BarrowSM, an insurance program that makes available group health insurance
and other employee benefit products at reduced premium rates. This program is the Chamber's
response to concerns of our small- and medium-sized business members about health insurance
costs-and is part of a statewide network of Chambers of Commerce who have used their large-group
buying power to negotiate reduced premium rates for business members
Here's how you can save money:
Companion LifeInsurance Company offers
a 5% premium discount for Chamber-member businesses on group and voluntary
dental, group STD and group term life/AD&D.
Greater Georgia Life Insurance Company provides a 5% premium discount on long-term
disability for all member businesses. They also offer short-term disability, group term life insurance,
and accidental death, death and dismemberment. For businesses with 2-9 employees,
a 5% premium discount is offered on short-term disability and group term life insurance.
The Long Term Care Planning Center of Georgia makes available long term care insurance
to both member businesses and individual members (and their families) at discount premium rates.
Employee Assistance Program - for a small monthly fee, provides you and
your employees with counseling services.
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