David Bradley, President/CEO of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Athens, Georgia is like no other place. Our population of nearly 130,000 richly enjoys cultural and culinary amenities of a community many times larger. Conversely, you can walk down any street in our bustling downtown and see the friendly face of a neighbor or coworker. There is one common denominator that links this citizenry – PASSION! Not only is it evident on fall Saturday afternoons at historic Sanford Stadium – passion is recognized every hour of every day by the countless organizations that work to make Athens a unique cultural and professional paradise.
The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business as pertinent decisions are made in this great place. With nearly 800 members, representing 9,000 employees, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce seeks avenues to build a stronger business climate. We do that through:
- Workforce development programming
- Raising the profile of local business on a regional/national basis
- Providing support for the emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Embracing our role as the regional commercial hub for northeast Georgia
- Serving as a crucial liaison between local business and local government
If you are new to Athens, making a move back, or a long term resident – I urge you to stop, look, listen, and feel the vibrancy of Athens, GA. The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce has had the pleasure of serving this community for 119 years and we are proud to call this amazing place home!