Member Benefits

  • Internet – The Chamber offers you the opportunity to market your business not only to the local area but to the world through our website at elbertga.com.  Our website gives you free “web presence” even if you don’t own a computer. Our “Find a Local Business/Service” directory allows visitors to the website to search for a member by category or service. 
  • Access to group health insurance – Your Chamber membership opens the opportunity to lower cost group insurance through Purchasing Alliance Solutions.™  Call the Chamber for a listing of Chamber Agents ready to meet all of your insurance needs.
  • Supplemental cancer plans – “Group discount” to all our membership on supplemental cancer plans.  Supplemental cancer plan at payroll deduction rates.
  • Auto Insurance – As a Chamber member you can receive discounts on your auto insurance.
  • Business Referrals – Only Chamber member names and businesses are given in response to inquiries for goods and services.
  • Twelve at 12 Luncheons – Timely speakers provide information that is helpful on management and supervisory skills, financial aspects of your business, customer satisfaction, sales techniques and more.
  • And so much more!
    • Learn new skills at educational seminars offered free to members.
    • Free listing in Membership and Web Site Directories.
    • Free membership directories offered to members.
    • Ribbon Cuttings for new businesses when requested.
    • Our full service “Welcome & Visitors Center” provides maps and area tourism information services to keep visitors in our county and dollars in our economy.
    • Monthly “Business After Hours” events provide great networking opportunities with other Chamber members.
    • Free Notary Service is provided to Chamber members.
    • Free Authorization for Certificates of Origin.
    • Membership investment is tax deductible as a business expense.
    • Free maps of the City and County

What Else Does the Chamber Do?

  • The Chamber of Commerce answers approximately 10,000 phone calls annually questioning the businesses, activities, lifestyles and social aspects of our community.  Others can rely on our source to find your business. 
  • Represents Elbert County in other areas and in state-wide organizations.
  • Functions as the voice of the business community.
  • Periodically sponsors political forums to promote community awareness of the candidates and issues.
  • Provides administrative assistance for and jointly funds a professional economic developer with the municipal and county governments.
  • Provides a community magazine that showcases Elbert County and its abundant resources.
  • Produces city and county maps that also list helpful information to our visitors and potential newcomers.
  • Produces updated brochures on Elbert County promoting what our community has to offer.
  • Maintains an updated Economic Profile.
  • Periodically co-sponsor the Broad River Job Fair with Athens Technical College, DFACS, Georgia Dept. of Labor, Georgia Dept. of Labor Rehabilitation Services and Elberton Career Center.
  • Adult and Youth Leadership Classes co-sponsored with the City of Elberton and the Elbert County Extension Service.
  • Co-sponsors with the Kiwanis Club the Annual Farm City Banquet.
  • Co-sponsors with the Board of Education the annual “Groundhog Job Shadow Day”.
  • Sponsors the Star Student/Teacher Program.
  • Sponsors the annual Elbert County Teachers Appreciation Breakfast.
  • Supports the “Adopt A Highway” Program.
  • Sponsors the annual Fireworks Show at Richard B. Russell State Park.
  • Sponsors an Annual Banquet-style Meeting – a special event to highlight Chamber’s accomplishments of the past year and to recognize key volunteers for a job “well done.”
  • Distributes a monthly newsletter to publicize events, promotions, and other information about Elbert County.
  • Maintains a full time professional staff that makes visitors feel welcome in our community and provides them with information.
  • Participates in membership and attends meetings with:
    • Northeast Georgia Mountain Travel Association
    • Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    • Georgia Economic Developers Association
    • Georgia Chamber of Commerce Executive Associates