Membership

As a member of the chamber of commerce, your business benefits from the available resources, services, and information we can provide. The Chamber and its members are dedicated to promoting positive commerce and community relationships to create a prosperous environment for all.

New Member Application

Starting A Business

Have a business vision but aren’t sure how to make it happen? Whether you’re starting a new business or looking for ways to boost your existing business, meeting with a specialist can give you the tools you need to take your idea to the next level. Through the TSBDC and JSCC, specialist Ron Acree offers free confidential sessions to help you develop a business plan designed for success. The Chamber also provides comprehensive support to all members, with event planning, free marketing, and so much more.

Topics Offered Through the TSBDC:

New Businesses

  • Ownership Structure

  • Business Plan

  • Banking Needs

  • Market Research

  • Sales and Marketing

Existing Businesses

  • Growth Capital

  • Cash Flow Issues

  • Employees Issues

  • Customer Service

  • Growth Issues

  • Government Procurement

  • Thriving in Hard Times

To schedule an appointment with Ron Acree or for more information on how to start your new business, contact the Chamber here or call 731-925-2363 today.

Small Business Administration Business Guide
Resources for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Business Support

When you join the Chamber as a member, you join a community of both new and experienced business professionals committed to supporting each other to promote successful commerce and workforce development in Hardin County.

Chamber Check-In Newsletter

Each month, the Chamber publishes the “Chamber Check-In” newsletter, providing free publicity for members announcing new products, services, job openings, and promotions in the Chamber Members section. Upon becoming a member, your business is listed in our newsletter with paid advertising space available to all members after joining. If you’re a member interested in sharing an announcement in the newsletter, simply contact us via e-mail with your announcement details.

Sponsorships

When you support Chamber events through sponsorship, we provide high visibility and advertising value for your business! Interested in being a sponsor? Contact us and ask how you can support one of our events or programs today.

Sponsorships Opportunities

  • Angel Tree Program

  • Leadership Program

  • Business Expo Palooza

  • Distinguished Service Award Banquet

  • Professional Administrative Assistant’s Luncheon

  • Pickwick Information booth

  • Business After Hours

  • Golf Outing

  • Workshops

  • Farm Day

Mailing List

Get the word about your business with our extensive member mailing list! Members have direct access to our mailing labels as a benefit of membership while non-members who would like to use the same list may purchase it for $100.

Referrals & Relocation Packages

Each year, the Chamber receives thousands of information requests from local residents as well as visitors looking to vacation in, or relocate to, Hardin County. From shopping and dining to recreation and real estate, we provide referrals and recommendations for good and services that can be purchased right here in Hardin County.

In addition to personal recommendations, we also send out comprehensive information packages detailing the incredible people, culture, attractions, and businesses that make our county a wonderful place to stay. We exclusively utilize our member directory and database to match newcomers and citizens with the local businesses that meet their needs.

Online Directory

With more active users every day, the internet is a powerful business marketing tool both locally and globally. Our website features a full directory of our entire membership, sharing your business information with patrons and customers looking for a business just like yours! We also link your website from ours to bring your customers directly to you.

Display & Showcases

Both at the Tennessee River Museum in Savannah and the Pickwick Inn’s main lobby, we maintain fully stocked information centers exclusively displaying member information including brochures, pamphlets, and business cards for guests and visitors looking for businesses just like yours. With tourists coming from around the world to experience everything Hardin County has to offer, our members benefit from maximized exposure to new prospects every day.

We also provide opportunities for to showcase your business as a member with booths at the Hardin County High School Career Fair, Middle School Career Fair, Christmas in the Park, and the annual Distinguished Service Awards.

Social Media Spotlights

As more people use social media to connect with businesses and organizations every day, it’s more important than ever to utilize these powerful platforms to build lasting relationships. The Chamber provides spotlight opportunities for members, sharing your story, new product, job opening, or event with our social media audience. We can also share your business social media accounts to grow your audience and help you connect with more prospects.

Education & Assistance

Members receive the full support of the Chamber and its resources, including event planning and hands-on assistance with business location projects and expansions. We also offer our expertise through one-on-one collaboration with you to develop a strategic business plan that works for you. All members have access to our conference and multi-media rooms for professional meetings and presentations as well as an Office Depot discount to facilitate your business success. Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or a budding entrepreneur, we provide comprehensive county information, city and county maps, and educational seminars to empower you and help you make informed decisions that benefit your business.