While the Chamber is constantly advocating on behalf of our members, we encourage the community to communicate with their delegates.
The following initiatives were recently supported by the Chamber:
In April 2019, the Douglas County Chamber hosted 38 individuals from various levels of community leadership and involvement at the Douglas County Strategic Leadership Visit presented by the Georgia Power Company. The group traveled to York County, South Carolina. The Douglas County Strategic Leadership Visit provided the opportunity for Douglas County business and community leaders to meet with peers in a like-minded community to learn best practices in the areas of arts, entrepreneurism, collaboration, economic development, workforce and talent development, transportation and redevelopment.
During the trip, the group visited Rock Hill and Fort Mill, two communities in York County. They spent two days learning about how York has become a top rated community and returned home with best practices as Douglas County moves forward implementing the Community and Economic Development Strategic Plan. The group met with City and County leaders, Chamber, economic development and tourism leaders as well as private business owners, downtown investment partners, and community advocates driving growth and change. The group immersed themselves in the community by visiting local eateries and touring facilities for a full experience of what makes Rock Hill and Fort Mill a truly collaborative community.
In 2016, 40 local representatives from various levels of community leadership and involvement spent two days learning about how Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee, has become a top rated, award winning community and returned home with fresh ideas on how we can improve our own community.
Our Focus in Franklin
Our local representatives met with City and County Mayors, School Superintendent, City Planners, Cultural Foundation, Chamber, Economic Development and CVB leaders as well as private business owners including new downtown hotel investors, restaurant owners and the Director of the public/private Marriott Conference Center. They also immersed themselves in the community by visiting local eateries, touring facilities, and getting an overall vibe for what makes Franklin a stand out in the nation in regards to TRUE community collaboration.