All members are represented on the Chamber's website
New Member Reception
New members are invited to attend an intimate reception held in the McGrath Keen Sr. Conference Center to get acquainted with the Chamber Board of Directors, Ambassadors and staff, while given the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business. This event is held six times a year and is sponsored by Miller & Company.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours held monthly, averages between 150 and 300 attendees. The event provides excellent networking opportunities allowing attendees to meet new clients and customers.
First Friday Means Business
First Friday Means Business held monthly, averages between 45 and 60 attendees. This informational meeting includes the City Talk, County Talk, Chamber Talk and Sponsor Talk, along with a guest speaker. This event is great for those who can’t attend events after regular business hours.
Membership Appreciation Day and Mini Trade Show
The Chamber, with the help from its Members, hosts the Annual Membership Appreciation Day to say "Thank You" to the membership. This event also provides the opportunity for Chamber members to promote their business and services at a Mini Trade Show.
Pre and Post Legislative Events - Sponsored by Altamaha EMC and Oconee EMC
Pre and Post Legislative events provide members with an opportunity to meet with State and local government officials, to ask questions, to voice concerns and gain a better insight on what import issues will be on the agenda for the upcoming session and the results of the last session.
Small Business Counsel
Members have the opportunity to meet with our Small Business Counsel at no cost, who can provide advice and guidance on a business plan, marketing, partnerships, human resources and much, much more. Let us help you be successful!
Complimentary Membership to the Georgia Chamber Federation
Businesses who are chamber members and have less than 10 full-time employees, receive a complimentary “Georgia Chamber Federation” membership. Benefits include representation at the state and federal levels as the Georgia Chamber advocates for pro-business measures, participation on statewide initiatives that create the Georgia Chamber’s legislative priorities, involvement in policy development through the Georgia Chamber’s grassroots network and member surveys, and timely information on legislative issues and educational opportunities.
Other Special Events
Chamber members are invited to attend and participate in our Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament, Annual Membership Meeting, and the Irish Chamber Breakfast.
The Chamber receives thousands of requests each year for recommendations on goods and services to be purchased in the Dublin-Laurens County area. We refer only Chamber members to these newcomers, visitors, new industry, and area residents using our Chamber Member Directory.
Two (2) Free Dublin-Laurens County Maps per year
The Chamber offers an excellent marketing opportunity through the purchase of an ad on the map. This publication reaches thousand of potential customers.
One (1) Free Printed Membership Directory per year
(non-members $35.00 each) Please note that this doesn’t include email addresses.
Chamber Mailing Label List
The Chamber member mailing list can be provided to members on peel-and-stick labels for $50. Please note this list does not include emails.
Discounted Healthcare Rates
Sponsored by Clements and Keen Insurance
The Georgia Chamber has teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) to administer the Georgia Chamber SMART Plan (SMART). This plan allows employers to join together to share in the overall claims risk. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, employers have financial protection backed by Anthem. This plan offers savings for groups with 2 to 50 eligible employees.
Chamber members with 2-50 or more full-time employees are eligible for discounted health care rates (up to 30%). Most members who participate in this program state that the money they save in yearly premiums exceeds their annual membership investment amount.
Discounted Auto-Owners Insurance Rates
Up to a 14% discount on business and personal insurance: Business owners Policy, Commercial Automobile, Commercial Umbrella, Garage Liability/Dealer's Blanket, Tailored Protection Plan, and Workers Compensation.
Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breakings
The Chamber of Commerce will assist with ribbon cutting/groundbreaking ceremonies for new businesses, new locations, or new ownership for any Chamber member. The Chamber sends invitations to the media, local dignitaries, Chamber ambassadors and Board of Directors, and follows up by sending press releases to the Courier Herald to be published.
Shop at Home - Shop Local Gift Checks - Sponsored by Morris Bank
The Chamber offers Gift Checks year-round to be used at participating Chamber Member Businesses. Shop at Home - Shop Local gift checks come in increments of: $10, $15, $25, $50 and $100. These are used the same as a personal check.
Member events and news will be promoted on the Chamber's website under News along with Social Media
Notary service is included with your Chamber investment.
Chamber Web Site
Chamber members have the option to make reservations online for events and make payments with a credit card. They also have the capability to update their information, advertise sales and events, add press releases, and post job opportunities. In addition, members can access reports that will allow them to see referrals, visits to their companies web page and view account information. Marketing opportunities are also available on select pages of the Chamber’s web site.
Chamber of Commerce investment dues are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution but are tax deductible as a necessary business expense.