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 Club

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 and how to apply, please contact Chamber Director of Operations,Dawn Worley-Sims, or Ambassador Co-Chairs Bailey Shooner of Career Connections and Laurie McKnight of OhioMeansJobs/Workforce Development.

We are now accepting 2021 Ambassdor Applications. Click the link to apply.

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, Uptown Trick-or-Treat.

For more information about AUBA and how to join apply, please contact Chamber President Dani Underhill, or AUBA Chair Jessica Thomas, Owner of Brenan’s Coffee Cafe.

Governmental Affairs Committee

Providing a proactive approach to connecting with local officials, the Government Affairs Committee creates a round-table platform to discuss and address current issues, policies, and implementation that affect the business community. This committee is informal, and open to all business leaders in the community that has good standing with the Chamber. If you are interested in learning more about this committee, or to be a guest, please contact Chamber President Dani Underhill.

Promotions & Special Events Committee

Chamber Promotions and Special Events Committee members are important to the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. This collaborative group of community partners shares and promotes exciting events or promotions in the area. To learn more about this committee or to join, please contact Chamber President Dani Underhill.

Header Photo Credit: Tim Martin – Athens, Ohio