Membership, Member Services and Signature Events
The Chattanooga Chamber serves our member businesses with programs, services and events to assist in their success, while also working to sustain a strong and vibrant community. Chamber membership connects our member businesses to resources, customers, networking opportunities and our communities. Our members are engaged in an organization that provides business leadership for the whole community. Members also benefit from discounts, services, and opportunities designed to support their success.
Investing in membership to the Chattanooga Chamber helps strengthen our communities, create jobs, improve education, and improve the quality of life in Chattanooga. Even better, our members enjoy a sense of community pride and satisfaction by joining other businesses in making our great city even better. Together, the Chamber and our members are building a world class sustainable community.
We retained 95% of Signature Event Sponsors and held eight Signature events, including our in-person Chamber Awards.
What is a Chamber Ambassador?
An Ambassador is a goodwill representative, giving of his/her time and energies to represent and inform others (members and non-members) of opportunities and benefits offered by membership in the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. A strong Chamber is good business for the town, our member businesses, and our surrounding communities.
Ambassadors are the cornerstone of that strength and our future success.
“Marcia exemplifies what it means to be a Chamber Ambassador. Marcia goes above and beyond by serving on the Ambassador board, attending Ambassador monthly meetings, attending several Council monthly meetings, and participating at ribbon cuttings. She champions our member businesses by being a resource to them. I am truly grateful to Marcia and all the ways she volunteers for the Chamber.” Meredith Rivers, Sr. Director of Member Services
Executive Circle Investment
Executive Circle Members represents the top tier of Chamber supporters who make serving our member businesses possible by providing resources for publicity and growth, networking opportunities, exclusive discounts and avenues to get involved with and support our local community.
Find a complete Executive Circle Member listing, here.
Public Policy and Councils Grow Together
We seek to forge a more collaborative policy agenda that positions our Chattanooga Chamber as the proactive advocate on behalf of member businesses and regional economic growth. Our continual work includes:
- Monitoring 250+ legislation pieces and actively supporting the Governor’s overhaul of education funding, TIF legislation for the South Broad Revitalization project, and funding for a new health science building at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga during the 2022 Tennessee General Assembly
- Signed coalition letters of support for Amtrak expansion, federal investments in workforce and skills training, early childhood education funding, workplace vaccine policies and hosting World Expo 2027 in the U.S.
- Increased engagement through 10 Chamber Chatts, including three with County Mayoral Candidates. Hosted two mayoral forums for Hamilton County Mayor and launched Federal Focus, a new Signature Event. Hosted our annual Legislative Kickoff event with Southeast Tennessee Delegation and developed State Legislature Day with Leadership Chattanooga
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Diversify 2022 and the business case for diversity
Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team continued its goal of fostering a thriving business community where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.
On June 15, Chattanooga Chamber hosted its annual Diversify Virtual Summit sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee with keynote speaker, Amy Liu, Vice President and Director, Brookings Institute.
During her remarks, she stressed the business case for inclusive economies and highlighted several local opportunities to build diverse talent, enhance supplier diversity and expand community wealth.
Leadership Climbs Higher
Chattanooga Chamber welcomes Toya Moore, Leadership Development Director, who will continue our track record of professional development program excellence.