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
- Caring for elderly loved ones
- Supporting our local non-profits
Women in Business Committee
Sponsor Women in Business!
Sponsoring a Women in Business Luncheon is a great way to promote your business to other Chamber members. As a sponsor, you will receive the following perks:
- Opportunity to present information and display promotional materials
- Company name and logo displayed on all advertising and promotional materials
- Tickets to the WIB event that you choose to sponsor
- All guests attend compliments of your business!
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.
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!
Join us for our next Small Business Breakfast Club Tuesday, July 20 at 8:30am as Ellen Bryson, a strategic advisor, takes you on a journey designed to help you understand the barriers impeding your organization’s ability to progress.
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, and the Georgia Museum of Art. 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! The host is responsible for the following:
- Location and parking
- Beverages (beer, wine, and water)
- Door prizes (optional)
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.
The next Network Lunch event will be held at International Grill and Bar. During this event, we hear from our member speaker, Bernstein Funeral Home. Door prizes will be provided by W4 Express Car Wash! See you there!
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!