Did You Know?
Community Hot Deals are Here!
Hot Deals are a great way to provide a special limited time offer to community members on the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Website! You can add your own deal to the website by logging into your member portal and following these simple instructions.
Ambassador of the Month

Thelma Collins is the quality manager at ABB. She has worked for the company since 2002. Thelma is originally from Illinois, but has lived in Georgia since she graduated from Mercer University in Macon. She also has an MBA from Brenau University and a masters in religion from Liberty University. Thelma lives in Madison County with her two kitties. She plans to start a small farm on her property in the near future. Thelma enjoys being an ambassador because it gives her the opportunity to meet new people and
check out the exciting new businesses
in the area.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Elevate Wealth Advisory Ribbon Cutting with Java Joy!
Join us for an official ribbon cutting as we celebrate Vickery Financial Services' name change to Elevate Wealth Advisory. The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce will host the ribbon cutting, and the Java Joy Joyristas will be on site serving up coffee, breakfast treats, and smiles!
Leads Group 3 is Launching!
League of Leads and Leads Group 2 are well under way. A third Leads Group will be launching on September 22nd! Joining a Leads Group is a unique opportunity to network and exchange leads in an industry-exclusive environment.
Athens Area Humane Society Ribbon Cutting

Join the Chamber as we celebrate with the Athens Area Humane Society at their new facility on Mitchell Bridge Rd! This August, after more than 15 years in a converted daycare center on Mars Hill Road, AAHS will open Athens newest community pet destination. The new space will have a shelter for pets recuperating and available for adoption, and an affordable spay/neuter and wellness center. They will have space dedicated to being used as an education center for dog trainers, community cat caretakers, and public humane education workshops.
Special Greetings to our New Members of the Week!
Welcome to the AACOC, Free Radical Labs!
Free Radical Labs encourages businesses and individuals to thrive through expression. They offer a wide range of services allowing clients to bring their thoughts and ideas to fruition. They believe in the power of innovation and continuous improvement. Free Radical Labs is provider products and services that encourage all people to express themselves positively.
Welcome to the AACOC, Alexander Mason with Raymond James!
For every goal you dream up - from big trips and family milestones to career reinventions and retirement adventures - you'll need a plan. And financial planning has been Raymond James' focus since 1962. The future you've imagined is closer than you think, and at the Athens, GA brand of Raymond James, we can help you plan for it by building on the strength of our history. Click to email or call 706-201-2479 for more information.
Welcome to the AACOC, The Indigo Child!
In the fall of 2016, The Indigo Child opened its doors in Athens, GA. Founder and hippie boss, Morgan, found herself in love with the Classic City and everything it offered. Morgan's passion for music and clothes were her inspiration in making her dream come alive. The Indigo Child was created to give all of you beautiful babes the opportunity to love yourself, embrace your funky side, and rock confidence.
Community Announcements
Lydia's Place Provisions of Hope extended to 8/21!
Approximately 400 young adults age out of foster care each year. Many more experience homelessness. The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is a drop-off location for baskets to supply young adults, who have aged out of the foster care system or who are faced with homelessness or housing insecurity, with basic needs and supplies.
Classic City Brew Fest to benefit Athens Area Humane Society!
This event will be held Saturday, August 28, from 2:30 to 6:00 PM at Hotel Indigo. Classic City Brew Fest will feature 50+ unique, one-off cask ales with special ingredients, draft beer booths with local Athens breweries, food stands, live music, and more! Click the image to purchase tickets.
Join Athens GA Has It!
Be in the know for all things Athens - join the Chamber's Facebook group for positive business referrals, Athens GA Has It. We encourage our members to share community news or updates about your business, ask questions of other group members, and create an online community that keeps a finger on the pulse of Athens.
Small Business Development Center Offering Training Webinars
UGA's Small Business Development Center is offering business training webinars this week Wednesday through Friday and a Payroll webinar next Wednesday. Click the images below to register.
Members in the News
Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty Welcomes New Agent Chazz Tillman!
Chazz Tilman is a recent Georgia Southern graduate with a degree in Finance. Since joining Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty, Tillman’s natural propensity for customer service and ability to observe and exceed his client’s needs have made him an instant success and client favorite. Tillman will work diligently to bring the best value to clients and work efficiently to make your buying or selling experience nothing less than seamless.
Thank you to all of our 2021 Chamber Champions!
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