Network & Connect

The Carroll Chamber is where people come together to do business, to learn and help create initiatives that are aimed at promoting business and economic development for the benefit of our community.  You can devote as much or as little time as you like, but by being engaged or by getting your employees engaged, you enhance the value of your company membership and support the Chamber’s efforts to build a thriving community all at the same time.

2019 Program of Work 

  • Membership Breakfasts
  • Ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and Open Houses
  • Women Business Alliance (WBA) Coffee Breaks
  • Business After Hours
  • Lunch on the Chamber
  • Membership BBQ
  • Annual Celebration 
  • Networking After Hours 
  • Small business counseling
  • Educational seminars
  • Chamber councils
  • Leadership development
  • Women’s Business Alliance 

Councils and Committees

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has standing councils and committees that help address the needs of the Chamber and our members.  Each is chaired by a current Chamber member and has a staff member who serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors for reporting purposes.

This group is tasked with supporting and stimulating growth of agribusiness and agritourism to build awareness within the Chamber and surrounding area; concerning related issues including the effects on the quality of life and economic and scope of the area’s agriculture industry. 

Meeting:  Every third Tuesday | 8:30 am – 9:30 am | Location Varies 

Chair:  Sam Duke (Agriamerica)

This group of members welcome new businesses to the community and celebrate major milestones at ground breakings, ribbon cuttings, and grand opening ceremonies. They also plan Lunch on the Chamber each year.  It is their goal to increase the retention rate of new and existing members by conducting a program of goodwill calls, reinforcing the benefits of Chamber membership and increasing members’ knowledge about program, services and benefits of the Chamber. 

Meeting: Every first Wednesday of the month | 8:30 am -9:30 am  | Chamber office

Chair:  Deadra Gamble (CharterBank) and Debra Land (02 Plus)

This council focuses their efforts on key initiatives to support all forms of business in the community.  They develop and implement seminars that help businesses enhance operations through educational and informative sessions.  This council works to create a strong local economy by giving member businesses the tools they need to succeed.

Meetings:  Second Thursday of every month | 8:30 am – 9:30 am | Chamber

Chair:  Amy Brown (State Farm Insurance) and Gary Hewitt (Southland Insurance Agency)

This group educates and motivates membership to support local and state legislative policies that enhance the business climate, discusses state and local issues, and hosts decision makers. They provide a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state and federal government issues, works to create a favorable business climate, reviews city, county, state and federal legislation for board positions. 

Meetings:  Fourth Tuesday of the month from 8:00 am – 9:00 am | Chamber

Chair:  Jay Gill (Carroll EMC)

This council is filled with experts in the field that evaluates effectiveness of marketing initiatives both internally and externally and provide support to the staff marketing team.

Meetings:  Every fourth Thursday from 8:00 am – 9:00 am | Chamber

Chair:  Kelly Meigs (Tanner) and Ben Chambers (WGTC)

WBA provides educational and networking opportunities to the Chamber’s members in order to assist in their success and growth.

This council aims to encourage workforce preparedness through collaboration with strategic partnerships, and advocating for adequate school infrastructure at every level of education. The goal of the Chamber is not to create additional programs, but to support those efforts already underway in the community by providing a strong tie into the business community.

Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month from 8:30 am – 9:30 am | Chamber

Chair:  Cindy Clanton (Carroll County School) and Jill Duncan (State Farm Insurance)

Annual Meeting

Chair:  Kirby Butler (United Community Bank)

Golf Tournament

Chair:  Wayne Payne (OmniCall)

Facilities 

Chair:  Lee Layton 

No Time?  No problem!

Even if you don’t have time to be involved, the Chamber is still helping your business grow.  In fact, 75 percent of our members are not actively involved. They join and renew each year to ensure that the Chamber can continue strengthening our local economy and advocating for public policy that will support a healthy business climate.  In addition, we offer a number of marketing tools that will help you increase visibility of your business without taking time out of your day. 

As a member, your business is listed in our searchable directory and available 24/7 to Chamber members and the general public.  Your free listing includes links to your organization’s website and social media outlets, so potential clients/customers can get to you quickly and directly. 

Members are able to post job openings that are then visible on our Chamber website. 

Members can use this section of the member information center to post news and events to the Chamber’s website.  Some may also be featured in our monthly Chamber News. 

The Chamber is the community resource center for requests for local businesses, demographics, products and services.  Be sure to bring up your brochures and business cards to the chamber office for those seeking relocation, tourism or local business information.