Participating in Chamber Committees is a great way to gain maximum value of your membership investment by broadening your relationships with other business professionals and government leaders. Learn more about the issues and trends impacting your business and help your company gain a strong position in the Athens area.

Ambassador Team

A dedicated group of individuals from a cross section of our the Chamber membership, Ambassadors are a vital part of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.

This volunteer committee is responsible for assisting in planning and executing the flagship events of the Chamber. Additionally, they serve as liaisons for the business community, armed with Chamber resources and information about the benefits of membership.

For more information about the Ambassador Program please contact Chamber Director of Membership, Kristin Miller, or Ambassador Co-Chairs Angela Carter of PersonnelPlus and Melissa Bailes-Jewell of Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Learn more about the Ambassador Team!

Athens Uptown Business Association (AUBA)


This active association is made up of representatives from businesses located in the Historic Athens Uptown Area. Focused on issues, challenges, and solutions unique to the Uptown Area, this committee drives programs and initiatives like the Pilot Program for Extended Outdoor Space, focus on Town/Gown relations, Comprehensive Parking Plan and generally driving commerce into the district.

This association is the primary sponsor of special events such as Summer Sidewalk Sales, Uptown for the Holidays, and the Uptown Trick-or-Treat.

For more information about AUBA and how to join, please contact Chamber President Kristin Miller, or AUBA Chair Jessica Thomas, Owner of Brenan’s Coffee CafĂ©.


Business Advocacy Committee

This standing committee seeks to build a business-friendly Athens Area that allows businesses to fully compete for customers and market-share based on the goods and services they provide. The primary responsibility of the Business Advocacy Committee is to promote a positive, proactive business environment.

For information on the committee’s primary responsibilities, their public policy criteria, or to submit a Request for Advocacy Form, click on the button below:

Learn more about the Business Advocacy Committee



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