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Get involved with the Chamber and our Community by joining a Volunteer Committee:
The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce is a member led organization. We encourage you to become involved in any of our programs or committees simply by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 770-942-5022 to let us know of your interest. You will be contacted by Chamber leaders with more specific information and meeting times.
Government Affairs Committee
The Chamber is the unparalleled voice of business in Douglas County. Whether working at the local, state, or federal level, the Chamber works for businesses advancement by building relationships with local officials, legislators and congressmen. Our focus on regional issues like water and transportation will positively impact our community long into its future. The committee establishes the Chamber’s legislative agenda each year and organizes participation in the Washington DC Fly In, the Douglas County Day at the State Capitol and the Eggs and Issues Breakfast.
Workforce Development Committee
One of Douglas County’s most valuable assets is its strong industry base and success in economic development lies substantially in a trained, skilled workforce. Since we have achieved the Work Ready Community status, we will continue to work towards building a strong workforce. With Georgia’s BEST (Business Ethics Student Training) Program, we will provide assistance to the Georgia Department of Labor and the School System to recognize students who have achieved certification for training and, we will work with businesses to provide opportunities for internships and interviews. Our Existing Industry Sub-committee will provide on-going training to HR Managers and staff for which they can receive credit hours for HR certification or re-certification and will work to build open communication with industry leaders to address any issues or training needs they may have.
The Human Resources Roundtable is a sub-committee that seeks to bring HR professionals together to help address the needs our member businesses’ HR Needs as well as to serve as to provide a place for HR professionals to network and share ideas with each other.
Small Business Committee
Douglas County was named the 20th Entrepreneur Friendly Community in the State of Georgia and an increasing number of small businesses are calling Douglas County home. The Online Business Start-Up Kit and training opportunities with the Small Business Development Center, SCORE and the SBA are just part of this committee’s initiatives. Programs of the Small Business Committee include the Buy Local Program, the Small Businesses of Excellence, Entrepreneur Expo and Chamber Connections.
These volunteer leaders representing member businesses help promote a positive community image, assist in welcoming new Chamber members through ribbon cuttings and provide leadership for Chamber events and retention efforts. The committee is limited to 25 members, but a waiting list is available at all times.
Chamber Connections (a leads generation group)
Get connected with Chamber Connections, two unique networking leads groups! Good Morning Connections meet the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 8-9:30 a.m. at ITT Technical College. All Chamber members are invited to join Chamber Connections, which focuses on members connecting with each other for leads generation and business enhancement. Only one business per industry is allowed in each of the groups.
Young Professionals Connection
The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce invites you to join an exclusive networking group: the Young Professionals Connection! YPC provides a number of exciting ways for you to connect with your peers, connect with your community and connect with your future! Young Professionals Connection is for young professionals ages 21-40 in our community who are employees of a chamber member business.
You can also sign up to be part of one of our major event committees: