Reasons to Join

Reasons to Join 

Immediate Benefits for Joining the Chamber

  • Entitled to place your rack card, brochure or business card in Visitor Center Lobby.
  • Your business listed online at under Find a Business in the Chamber’s database.
  • Recognized as a New Member, with your contact information in an E-news letter distributed to our database of 700+ names.
  • Recognized as a New Member, with your contact information in our Quarterly Report distributed in the Lake Oconee News
  • Receive 2 free coupons from Smith Communications and the Herald Journal for one free 3x5 color Ad and 6 month Subscription.*New Members Only*
  • Free Event postings on the Chamber’s event calendar
  • Free job postings on the Chamber website. 
  • Ability to pull reports of trackable referrals from visitor’s centers and the Chamber website.
  • Chamber membership dues are a tax-deductible investment.


More Benefits:  

Free Assistance with Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings:  These events are hosted for new members or members who are re-opening their business under new management or new circumstances.

Ambassador Program:  Chamber members volunteer and are selected to serve as ambassadors to represent the Chamber at events such as ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings.  These volunteers also assist with fundraisers throughout the year. 

Business After Hours:  Monthly networking from 5-7 p.m. at a featured business location.  This is a great sponsorship and networking opportunity for members. 

Coffee and Cards:  Networking breakfast sponsored by member business.  Great ways to meet other members and gain referrals.  

Discounts:  The Chamber offers several programs that may help save your business money on health insurance, Workers' Compensation and email marketing. 

Lunch and Learns:  Quarterly training/education opportunity to hear guest speakers discuss best practices, leadership skills, and other business topics.  This is offered to members and non-members for minimum costs. 

Putnam-Greene Young Professionals: Putnam Greene Young Professionals (PGYP) brings together the young professionals of Lake Oconee to connect, give back to our community and engage in leadership and developmental training.

Member to Member Discounts:  Members are encouraged to do business with other members.  Members who offer discounts to other members are featured in our member to Member Discount Program.  Participants are listed on the Chamber website.  

Small Business Development Center (UGA):  Through the Chamber's relationship, members have access to the SBDC in Athens.  They offer information and assistance regarding how to open small businesses, business development and many other issues facing small business owners. 

Website, E-blasts, and Social Media:  Chamber staff updates the website and maintains social media connections with its members.  Members have the ability to have their websites linked to the Chamber site. 

Join us today!