On behalf of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce staff and Board of Directors, I wish you all a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

I am beginning this year full of excitement for what is to come. Our members and the community can expect to see some changes to our signature events, beginning with the Annual Awards and Dinner Meeting which will be held on Thursday, January 26th – reserve your seats and/or sponsorships now! Rather than announcing our winners at the dinner, we have revealed them ahead of time – read more about our winners here. This gives us more time to celebrate the accomplishments of these members and share their stories with the community. Expect to see more of this as the year progresses. We want to honor our members and all they accomplish throughout the year.

As I enter my first full year as Chamber President, my focus will be on our members and potential members. We will be conducting surveys to gather member feedback on chamber benefits, networking events, and more. Please take our 1-minute Networking Preferences Survey today!

We will be reaching out to all members to ensure all businesses know about and are receiving the most value possible from Chamber membership. We will explore new ways to network and collaborate. We will tell the stories of our members to fellow businesses and the community at large. It is my mission to truly make this the Year of Our Members. I hope you will all join me in celebrating the outstanding work of our businesses!

Let’s make 2023 a great year, together! I appreciate each of you for your continued support of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. It is a great honor to serve in this role. Along with our visionary Board of Directors and staff, it is our mission to strengthen our business community through collaboration, engagement, and strategic partnerships.


In gratitude,

Kristin Miller

President, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce