Member Investment Plans

Business Membership - $315

Available for businesses with 50 or fewer employees

Benefits, Marketing & Services:

Member of the Georgia Chamber Small Business Alliance

Networking opportunities – Access to more than 40 events annually
Annual Banquet

Annual Best of Walton Business2Community Expo
Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament
Business After Hours
Coffee & Connections
Committee Volunteer
Education Programs
Monthly Membership Luncheons
Referral Group Involvement
Walton 5K & Half Marathon Race
Walton Derby

Inclusion in Chamber member referrals by staff and on-line

Chamber Web-site

  • Member Directory- alphabetical and categorical listing
  • Job Postings
  • Hot Deals
  • Events

Members Only Pricing for Events
New Members highlighted in chamber e-news
Promotion of your business in Membership Matters e-news, social media and web-site calendar
Access to Leading Business Information
Member Recognition – Membership decal and use of logo
Educational Opportunities
Information displayed in Chamber lobby – business cards, brochures, flyers
Access to chamber database and mailing labels for a nominal fee
Opportunity to sponsor chamber events
Advertising welcome package
Two Business Representatives receiving mail and emails
Volunteer Opportunities
Ribbon Cutting/Ground Breaking services
Annual investment is 85% tax deductible as a business expense
Discounted member pricing from Constant Contact

Business Membership                                                               $315

Total Package Value-$1,950

Enterprise Membership - $525

Not available for businesses with more than 100 employees

Benefits, Marketing & Services: The Enterprise Membership level includes ALL of the benefits of the Business Plan level, PLUS

  • $100 Event Dollars
  • $300 Sponsorship Dollars

Enterprise Membership                                                                       $525

Total Package Value-$2,350

Classic Membership - $1,200

Benefits, Marketing & Services: The Classic Membership level includes all of the benefits of the Business Plan level, PLUS

  • $600 Event Dollars
  • $1,100 Sponsorship Dollars
  • 3 Additional Business Representatives

Classic Membership                                                                   $1,200

Total Package Value-$3,685

Premium Membership - $1,800

Benefits, Marketing & Services: The Premium Membership level includes all of the benefits of the Business Plan level, PLUS

  • $1,200 Event Dollars
  • $1,200 Sponsorship Dollars
  • 3 Additional Business Representatives
  • An Additional Business Directory Listing

Premium Membership                                                              $1,800

Total Package Value-$4,285

Executive Membership - $2,750

Benefits, Marketing & Services: The Executive Membership level includes all of the benefits of the Business Plan level, PLUS

  • $1,700 Event Dollars
  • $2,300 Sponsorship Dollars
  • 5 Additional Business Representatives
  • Two Additional Business Directory Listing
  • Enhanced Membership Directory Listing
  • Logo on the Walton Chamber and the Buy Local web-site sponsor banners

Executive Membership                                                             $2,750

Total Package Value-$6,210

Platinum Membership - $5,000

Benefits, Marketing & Services: The Platinum Membership level includes all of the benefits of the Business Plan level, PLUS

  • $2,200 Event Dollars
  • $4,400 Sponsorship Dollars
  • 10 Additional Business Representatives
  • Four Additional Business Directory Listing
  • Enhanced Membership Directory Listing
  • Logo on the Walton Chamber and the Buy Local web-site sponsor banners

Platinum Membership                                                              $5,000

Total Package Value-$8,845

Chairman’s Circle Membership - $10,000

Benefits, Marketing & Services:

The Chairman’s Circle Membership level includes all of the benefits of the Business Plan level, PLUS

  • $3,000 Event Dollars
  • $5,000 Sponsorship Dollars
  • Unlimited Business Representatives
  • Unlimited Business Directory Listing
  • Enhanced Membership Directory Listing
  • Logo on the Walton Chamber and the Buy Local web-site sponsor banners
  • Guaranteed participant in Leadership Walton - $650 fee included
  • Traveling Banner Sponsor
  • Logo on all emails sent from the Walton Chamber Office to membership, volunteers, etc.
  • Organization profile on the Chamber Web-site
  • Invitation to attend the Washington D.C. Fly-In
  • Invitation to visit Georgia Capitol with Leadership Walton

Chairman’s Circle Membership                                                        $10,000

Total Package Value-$15,600

“Walton EMC operates on co-operative principles and our 7th cooperative principal, “Concern for our Community” we strongly support.  Belonging to our local Walton County Chamber of Commerce allows us to network, support local businesses and build relationships with community leaders.  Through our membership, we are also knowledgeable of the needs of community organizations and are able to work with them to help make our county the best and strongest it can be as we pave the way for our future.”

Kathy Ivie, Youth & Community Specialist
Walton EMC

Member Testimonials


“Newcomers to the Walton County community, as well as long term and native residents, reach out to the Walton County Chamber of Commerce for referrals of goods and services from established businesses and trusted professionals. Through their marketing efforts via website, internet, print, and just good old fashioned networking, our Golf & Country Club has received several such referrals resulting in a significant increase to our membership.”

Tracie Mauldin, Membership Director
Monroe Golf & Country Club

“The Walton County Chamber of Commerce is one of the most valuable resources I have in my businesses. Teri Smiley, Kerie Rowe and the entire staff affords me the extra benefit of a source needed to help market and promote my businesses as well as provide beneficial networking opportunities through the events and publications sponsored by the Chamber.  Not only does the Walton County Chamber help to expose my businesses to the surrounding community they support and care about each and every member.  Walton County is very lucky to have this level of local support for small businesses under the leadership of Teri Smiley and the Chamber staff.”

Susan Boss
Southern Belle Boutique
Boss Brothers Country Store

“The Walton County Chamber is the standard bearer of Chambers in Georgia.  It has been a cornerstone to the growth of my agencies over the past 17 years in Walton County.  The relationships we’ve built, the networking and advertising opportunities available, and the ability to “plug-in” where necessary sets our Chamber apart from any other.  If you’re looking to be a part of the business community and grow your business, start at the Walton County Chamber!”

Peyton Pettus, MDRT, Presidents Club
State Farm Insurance

“Our membership in the Walton County Chamber of Commerce has been a huge asset to the growth of our company.  The Walton Chamber has provided us the opportunity to meet so many great people in the local governments and other like-minded business people who truly care about our community and the spirit of team work.  These relationships are important for the future of our success.”

Renee Park, Co-Owner
TAPP Plumbing

"Whether you are a new business in Walton County or one that has been operating for many years, membership in the chamber is a key component to long-term success. The relationships you build with the community in general and the business community specifically through your membership in the chamber will be extremely beneficial to your business now and in the future. Walton County is a tremendous place to own and operate a business, and I can tell you from experience that a big reason for that is the outstanding work done on a consistent basis by the Walton County Chamber of Commerce staff and its volunteers.”

Patrick Graham, Publisher
Walton Tribune

“Over the past almost 24 years as a Chamber member, I have built fabulous friendships with other business leaders in our community.  That is the #1 reason to become involved with the Chamber!  My agency gets referrals and new clients as a result of just being involved.  You have to show up, get on a committee, roll up your sleeves, have fun and everything else will fall into place!”

Patti Souther, Owner Agent
State Farm Insurance

“When I started my business in a new-to-me community, I thought the best way to get to know my potential market would be to get involved in the local community.  It was a natural first step to join the Walton County Chamber of Commerce.  10 years later and I can easily say over 75% of my clientele comes from a direct relationship built through the Chamber or a referral from a chamber member.  I truly believe in the cliché “ People Do Business With People They Know & Trust”, what better way to get to know people and build trustworthy relationships than through involvement in your local chamber.  As far as ROI, the Chamber membership has far surpassed any other investment of marketing funds and time in growing my business.”

Ginny Givens, CEO
Ginny’s Custom Embroidery Inc.

“As a non-profit organization, being a part of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce has allowed our district to build invaluable relationships with local businesses and community stakeholders. Through the Chamber's unique Walton Proud initiative, we have been able to work alongside other public and private schools in our county to promote outstanding educational opportunities for all students in the area. We are thankful for the Chamber's continued support of our district and look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership.”

Dr. Nathan Franklin, Superintendent
Walton County School District

“As an active member of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce, we continually have the opportunity to build strong relationships with business and individuals alike within our community. Building strong relationships often grows into excellent referrals which continue to advance Liberty First Bank.”

Dawn Griffin, President/CEO
Liberty First Bank

“When coming to Walton County and the Bank in 1997, I quickly learned that the Walton County Chamber of Commerce is one of the most important organizations in our community!  I have since encouraged every new member of our Athens First team to get involved on a committee that interests them as they will realize immediate benefits from the relationships and connections made.”

“The Chamber has a long history of supporting and promoting every sector of our community, including small and large business, our local cities and county government and our public and private schools systems.  The Chamber’s presence is noticeable in almost every event or activity you will find in Walton County.   I would strongly recommend all new and existing business owners to take the time to connect with our Chamber staff and let them help you find ways to be more engaged in our community and ultimately more successful!”

Meredith Malcom
Senior Vice President
Athens First Bank & Trust