Tuesday, January 24, 2023



Join us for a FREE webinar with Al Simon of Sandler Training

Topic: The Three Biggest Mistakes of Business Development



The 2023 Annual Dinner will be a special event you don't want to miss. Join us as we celebrate a special landmark for the chamber. Be sure to stop at the all-digital selfie picture booth for a commemorative picture and even leave a video diary to mark this special 50th Anniversary! Enjoy a champagne toast to celebrate this momentous occasion, music, dinner and drinks.

Don't wait another 50 years to pass by!


More importantly we will celebrate chamber members, the community and most of all, the award recipients! 

Ambassador of the Year

Kym McLane, John & Kym Creative Co.

Chamber Volunteer of the Year

Heather Robinson, Cross & Dot, LLC

Small Business of the Year

Wilbanks Law Firm, P.C.

Large Business of the Year


Citizen of the Year

Linda Foster, Jackson County Family Connection

William H. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 

Janis Mangum, Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Presented by


Don't miss the first Business & Breakfast of 2023, with guest speaker Russell McMurry, Commissioner of the GA Department of Transportation

Wednesday, February 1

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Jackson EMC



Register today for the February Small Business Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, February 8

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Braselton Police Department Community Room



Photography by Summer

(678) 920-3045


Summer Stapleton

The Hardigree Team

(706) 255-0452


Whitney Hardigree

Printed copies of the community guide available

at the chamber office.

Read the December Chambering

Would you like the visibility of the inside front cover of Chambering at a fraction of the cost? Scroll down to the Member Announcements section to read about this limited time promotion, call 706-540-9101 or

email Lorraine.

Check the chamber event calendar and don't miss registration deadlines for the upcoming 2023 events. REGISTER NOW & we'll see you soon!

Leadership Jackson Alumni ONLY!



CONGRATULATIONS to these TWO New members on their Ribbon Cuttings!

960 Lee Street Suite 120

Jefferson, Georgia 30549

1005 Hog Mountain Road

Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Board Leadership Training Workshop: Four-Part Series

Presented in partnership with the Jackson EMC Foundation

First Session:

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Jackson EMC

850 Commerce Rd. Jefferson, GA 30549

Registration is limited to 25 attendees.

Board Leadership Training

Designed for leaders who have not yet served on a board of directors and have skills to contribute to a nonprofit board. Walk away knowing why you want to serve on a board and tools to help you bring the best you into any board room.



Annual Awards Dinner

January 26

2023 Presenting Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsor

Peach State Federal Credit Union

Business & Breakfast

February 1

2023 Series Presenting Sponsor

2023 Platinum Sponsor

Small Business Lunch & Learn

February 8

2023 Presenting Sponsor

Women in Business

February 15

2023 Presenting Sponsor


MURCON- Internet Marketing

Tom Murphy of Murphy Consulting, Inc. (MURCON), located in Pendergrass, is a Solution Provider and Partner with Constant Contact, Inc. Each year partners must take a test to recertify as a Certified Partner with Constant Contact. Tom Murphy recently passed the recertification exam and is again a Certified Partner with Constant Contact for 2023-2024. Murphy Consulting, Inc. is a Digital Marketing agency and a member of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. For more information on all the digital tools small businesses need to grow and thrive, contact Tom Murphy, Murphy Consulting, Inc., 706-693-7126.

Piedmont Athens Regional

Piedmont Athens Regional invites you to the Celebrating Survivors Breakfast, with program topic being "Life After Breast Cancer." RSVP to attend this event on Tuesday, February 21, 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Athens Country Club. FULL DETAILS HERE

United Way of Northeast Georgia

211, a free and confidential health and human services referral program provided by United Way of Northeast Georgia, is available to anyone in Jackson County and 14 other surrounding counties. 211 connects people with local resources to meet their needs like financial assistance for rent and electric bill payments, housing/sheltering, food distributions, healthcare for under and uninsured individuals, and more. People can get in touch easily by texting their zip code to 898-211 anytime or calling 211 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. If you want to learn more about 211, visit unitedwaynega.org More info...

Summit Ace Hardware of Commerce

We are now open! Check out our Facebook page and share the news! @summitaceofcommerce. More info...

Lorraine Communications

Would you like the visibility of the inside front cover of Chambering at a fraction of the cost? There is one more ¼ page ad left since Lorraine has broken this prime location into quarters. Quarter page inside front cover monthly rate is $535 a month with a three-month commitment. The three-month commitments of this location is being offered at the same 5% discount for complete upfront payment that is normally reserved for 12 month advertisers. Reserve your quarter/quarters before January 31 by contacting Lorraine at 706-540-9101 or Lorraine@LorraineCommunications.com

UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Whether you are a new business (in business 2 years or less), or still in the planning phase, building a business takes the right tools—and a lot of hard work. SBDC StartSmart will equip you to be successful! Details & Application: https://ugasbdc.training/ath/0127-003


SCORE Mastermind Program for Jackson County Small Businesses DATE: The fourth Thursday monthly from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 26. PLACE: Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce. Please come join the group and improve your business! As an added benefit of being a Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce member, it is offering a Mastermind Program for Small Business owners. This is FREE! It is facilitated by a Certified SCORE Mentor. The Mastermind Program's goal is to help small businesses: by offering a venue to discuss problems, celebrate victories, to offer advice on subjects including marketing strategy, hiring employees, controlling costs, launching new products, and much more. It helps develop creative ideas and make wise decisions. Have questions? Call Charlie Schrauth at 770-639-5096 or email him at charles.schrauth@scorevolunteer.org

Winfield Realty

Get a free home warranty during your listing period or a free home warranty on your new home, when you purchase your new home through me. With the changing real estate market dynamics, how do you know if it’s a good time to buy or sell? Contact me on my cell today to discuss where you are in this market and how to not miss your opportunity to buy or sell. Be sure to work with a full-time professional Realtor. I’ve seen agents be “deal killers” because of lack of experience, knowledge and/or professionalism. Average agents are a dime a dozen, great agents are like gold. Call me today and be treated like Gold! Randy Winfield 404-569-3020 randy@winfieldrealtygroup.com

Green Fern Advertising

Did you know that Jackson County Area Chamber members receive $100 off your first digital billboard ad campaign with Green Fern Advertising by mentioning this ad? Let us help you promote your company by connecting with thousands of travelers on I-85, advertising on the only digital billboard from Suwanee, Georgia to Greenville, South Carolina! Where else can you have multiple full-color ad designs for one ad campaign, while reaching so many customers? Visit us at www.844buyanad.com for more information or email us at ads@greenfernadvertising.com.

Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce

270 Athens St.

Jefferson, GA 30549



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