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Congratulations 2021 Award Winners!

Educator of Excellence - Tanya Hudson, Chase Street Elementary School

ATHENA - Julita Sanders, Juvenile Offender Advocate

Spirit of Athens - Dexter Fisher, Clarke County School District

Upshaw Bentley Citizen of the Year - Steve Middlebrooks, Heyward Allen Motor Company

Small Business of the Year - Cofer's Home and Garden Showplace

Nonprofit of the Year - Athens Area Homeless Shelter



Avid Bookshop

“We love being able to interact with people whose paths we might not have crossed were it not for the Chamber gatherings.”

-Janet Geddis, Owner/Founder of Avid Bookshop, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Small Business of the Year

Terrapin Beer Co

“The Chamber does a great job of connecting people so businesses like ours are more aware of opportunities within the city to connect and serve. I cannot think of another organization that represents our community as a whole and speaks closer to the Athens vernacular.”

-Terrapin BeerCo.

Java Joy

“Being a Chamber member has allowed us to foster many relationships throughout the community that have turned into bookings for our business, which has allowed us to create more jobs for adults with disabilities.”

-Laura Graben, Java Joy

Primrose Schools

Not only is it FUN being a member, but we’ve also seen the impact in working with others in our area who share the same passion for our community and making it such a great place. The Chamber is the perfect connectivity between industry, education, non-profit, and so many other wonderful organizations that serve the Athens community.”

-Will Beasley, Primrose School of Athens

"Chamber membership has been the foundation of my business development over the past year. The relationships and opportunities that I’ve gained access to have been invaluable to my future."

-Zander Mason, Raymond James

Serving Our Members & Community

Since 1904, we have served our members and the community by fostering relationships and strengthening the ties that have secured Athens’ position as the hub of northeast Georgia.

The Chamber has become the regional leader on issues vital to a thriving business community and works hard to support other organizations dedicated to making Athens, GA the best place to live.

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Did You Know?

Athens is home to 4 different colleges, including the University of Georgia.

55% Increase in Business Licenses over the past five years


“Best Places to Retire 2018” (four consecutive years), Forbes, April 23, 2018


14% of Athens’ labor force is employed in Manufacturing


“Top places to go in USA and Canada in 2020," Fodor, November 2019



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