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CHAMBER                                                                   development, the designation for an
                                                                                  entrepreneurial friendly city, economic
                                                                                  development, and water conservation.

                                                                                    Future and present leaders of the
                                                                                  community also benefit from the Chamber’s
                                                                                  LEAD Athens program, formerly Leadership
                                                                                  Athens. Education is a strong focus of this
                                                                                  Chamber. The Clarke County Mentor
                                                                                  Program is one of the largest in the state.
                                                                                  Chamber members and their companies
                                                                                  also provide support to the Adopt-A-Class
                                                                                  program that helps middle school students
                                                                                  appreciate the value of an education.
                                                                                     For those moving to the area, whether
                                                                                  looking to relocate or expand a company,
                                                                                  or to change residences, the Chamber is a
                                                                                  wealth of knowledge. Newcomer packets are
                                                                                  available, as are Athens-Clarke County maps,
                                                                                  telephone directories, top employers, and
                                                                                  other information. The Chamber’s website,
             Ut esequis re magnis illit dollita num inus aut voles sed unt. Gente preria, provides up-to-date
                                                     Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Office
             quamet aut officiis dolutet arundam vellanduciet denihil inci rerunt.  information on activities and membership
                                                                                  and lets members conveniently register
                 A Guiding Light                                                  online for Chamber events.
                 Welcome to Athens
                                                                                      Athens Area Chamber of
                                                                                   Commerce Member Benefits
             Developing an Environment Conducive to Business                      MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
             Where opportunities abound
              Since 1904, the Athens Area Chamber   networking at monthly luncheon meetings or   •  FREE New Member email blast to the
                                                                                    Chamber’s list of 1,200 addresses, and
               of Commerce (AACOC) has helped its   Business After Hours the third Thursday of the     announcement in the “Sunday Chamber
                                                 month. In addition, the Women in Business
               members and community prosper.    Committee, the Young Professional Network,     Page” of the Athens Banner-Herald’s
                                                 and the Small Business Breakfast Club offer     “On the Money” section.
                     olid businesses are vital to the health   programs geared to specific segments of   •  Listing on the Chamber’s website and a
                     of Athens, providing a tax base                                free link to your webpage.
                     for government services, jobs for   the Chamber.             •  Membership Listing in the Quality of Life
               Sour youth, and goods and services      Chamber members are strong participants     Guide. Advertising opportunities in the
               for everyone. The Athens Area Chamber   in the community, in addition, the Chamber     Athens Area map, Quality of Life Guide
               of Commerce is a powerful advocate for   has been heavily involved in workforce     and website.
               business, helping some 800 member
               companies succeed.
                  Your fellow Chamber members do more
               than own and operate businesses here. We
               live, raise our families, send our kids to school,
               shop, take walks in the parks, go fishing in
               the rivers, serve in the government and on
               the school board, and volunteer for civic and
               community organizations.
                  Today the Chamber is on the move. Under
               the leadership of former mayor of Athens-
               Clarke County Doc Eldridge, today’s Athens
               Area Chamber of Commerce exudes vitality,
               enthusiasm, and strength.
                  Members turn out in large numbers at the
             Ut esequis re magnis illit dollita num.                                          H. Randolph Holder Lobby
               Chamber’s annual meetings and its mid-year
               events. Members take advantage of effective

     2         Athens Area Chamber of Commerce • • (706) 549-6800
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