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 in 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.


Chamber Members


Employees Represented


Ambassador Hours

Chamber members and guests enjoyed our return to in-person events – and we integrated a hybrid approach into all of our gatherings. Live events averaged 500 participants and our online presence reached 831 streaming views. We hosted 61 ribbon-cutting ceremonies, amplifying the reach of area member businesses to raise their visibility with new and potential clients and customers.


Average Live Event Attendance


Average Virtual Streaming Views


Ribbon Cuttings

Ambassador of the Year

Simeon Baskerville
Bushings Unlimited, LLC

Membership Growth Award

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:

  • Monitored 150 pieces of legislation and actively supported the Governor’s Transportation Modernization Act.

  • Signed on to letters supporting Chattanooga’s efforts to expand passenger rail to the city, Immigration, early childhood education funding

  • Hosted nine Chamber Chatts, Legislative Kickoff, Day on the Hill, bus tour of Oak Ridge with U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Legislative wrapup with new partner WTCI, & Federal Focus, launched the Policy Chatt podcast


Monitored Pieces of Legislation


Council Event Attendees


Volunteer Value


Council Volunteer Hours




Open Rate


Emails Delivered

Council accomplishments

  • The Hixson Council Expo had over 35 vendors and over 130 attendees
  • The North Chattanooga Council hosted its third annual Expo. While the Downtown Council and the East Ridge Council hosted their first council Expo
  • Ooltewah/Collegedale Council Raised over $5000 for the schools in their footprint
  • The Midtown Council has worked to host bi-monthly food drives

Chattanooga CHamber foundation

Diversify 2023 and the business case for diversity

Our Diversity and Inclusive Growth team continued the Chamber’s goal of fostering a thriving business community where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

On June 14, the Chattanooga Chamber hosted the first in-person Diversify event in three years, with around 350 attendees.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team also launched two new small business development initiatives – a Procurement Pilot and the Financial Literacy Series,




Businesses Certified Through Procurement Pilot Information Sessions


Financial Literacy Sessions


Procurement Pilot Funding

Leadership Climbs Higher

The Chattanooga Chamber’s leadership development programs continued their commitment to increased engagement and diversity. The Leadership Chattanooga class of 2024 is the most diverse class yet, and with more than 300 nominations, this year promises to be one of the most competitive in recent memory.


Leadership Chattanooga Graduates


Protégé Chattanooga Graduates


Nominations for Leadership Class 2024


Chattanewbies Attendees


Leadership Graduation Attendees


Community Service Hours


YPC Connect Professional Development Attendees


YPC AH Attendees


YPC Advisory Board Members


Returning YPC Advisory Board Members


Chattanooga Chamber Annual Report 2023