• The Chamber


  • Business Development Committee

    Agribusiness, Existing Industry, Small Business, Technology, and Tourism

    Agribusiness - Support and recognize the agricultural economy of Heard County

      • Sponsor and coordinate the Farm-City Breakfast
      • Promote agribusiness financing through local lenders, and government programs
      • Coordinate an Agribusiness Roundtable with all stakeholders, i.e. Farm Bureau & Cattlemen’s Assoc.
      • Promote establishment of innovative farming programs

    Existing Industry Support retention and expansion of existing industry in the county

      • Facilitate use of BREP survey to enhance communication and collaboration

    Small Business Support existing and prospective small business development and expansion in Heard County

      • Coordinate seminars for the benefit of local businesses and entrepreneurs utilizing local/regional resources
      • Monitor state and federal legislation impacting local small business and inform members through website
      • Facilitate the targeting/development of diverse small business and entrepreneurism in the community through local/regional resources
      • Sponsor the DRUGS DON’T WORK Program
      • Host Spring Luncheon and sponsor the Small Business of the Year

    Technology Promote technological education and use of technology in the county and maximize the Chamber’s utilization of technological advances

      • Monitor telecommunications options available to Heard County and its cities and inform membership
      • Facilitate initiatives supporting local business, public sector and residential telecommunications enhancements
      • Coordinate Technology Fair for students and public
      • Participate in regional and state technology initiatives
      • Continue updates and maintenance of website

    Tourism Support the development of a tourism program as an additional economic engine for the county

      • Support tourism assessment of county
      • Promote tourism and develop a targeted marketing strategy
      • Facilitate collaboration of all tourism stakeholders in county