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Networking Events


Women in Business

The Chamber's Women in Business seeks to recognize women as leaders in our community while providing educational opportunities for personal and professional growth. This event features a different speaker on various topics each month including:

  • Women’s health
  • Personal branding
  • Supporting local non-profits
Women in Business Committee
Alesia Mitchell

South State Bank

Kim Childs

Chamber Liaison


Pancakes and Policy

Pancakes & Policy is a quarterly event in which prominent community figures share insight into policies and news happening in and around Athens. Previous featured speakers include:

  • Superintendent Dr. Xernona Thomas with updates on the Clarke County School District
  • Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz
  • GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry and GDOT Board Member Jamie Boswell on transportation projects and strategies

Our next Pancakes and Policy event will be held at the Innovation Hub as we hear from Dr. Ian Biggs! Click below to register today.

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Small Business Breakfast Club

This event features a panel of local experts who focus on topics of interest for business leaders in a variety of industries. Topics range from fostering positive company culture to reaching your target audience. Ready to start your business or already running a small business and need a guiding hand? Want to learn from the best in the business? SBBC can answer all of your questions and more. Network with other small business leaders over breakfast and make the connections you need to succeed!



Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a great way to meet and network with a diverse group of people in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Previous Business After Hours events have been held at fun locations such as Lumberjaxe &, Athens Welcome Center. There is no charge to attend Business After Hours and food, drinks, door prizes, and some form of entertainment or light programming is usually provided by the host for everyone to enjoy.

Host Business After Hours!

Hosting a Business After Hours is a great way to promote your business to fellow Chamber members! Click here to learn more.


Network Lunch

Network Lunch offers community members an opportunity to network and socialize in a casual environment. During this event, there are one or two featured speakers who each make a five-to-ten minute presentation. Afterwards, each attendee will have the time to introduce themselves, and we encourage you to bring lots of business cards, brochures, and promotional materials.



New Member Social

If you have joined the Chamber in the last 12 months, please make plans to join us for a special reception!

Chamber staff and Ambassadors will be on hand to welcome you and highlight the various ways to leverage your membership and increase visibility for you and your business!


Chamber 101

Whether your company has recently joined the chamber, you're a new employee, or just ready to re-engage, you're invited to attend Chamber 101. In this event, you'll hear how to take full advantage of your chamber membership, including everything from the basics to chamber pro tips. Visit Chamber 101 to find success with your chamber membership.

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