What exactly is

the Chamber of Commerce?

Great question!

The South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization. It is a partnership between businesses, professionals, and organizations who work together to build a healthy local economy and improve the quality of life in a local community. We are a not-for-profit 501c6 organization with over 150 businesses, non-profits, and individuals in the area.

Our Mission: Strength of Business is our priority

Vision: To create and promote economic vitality in South Columbia County

Our Core Values



Being a chamber member means more than a business directory listing. It shows you support economic development and growth in the community



The chamber is a collaboration of businesses, professionals and organizations working together


Economic Development

Chamber members join together because they stand a better chance of getting things done when speaking with a collective voice. They work together towards building a healthy economy and improving the quality of life



Word of mouth is the most powerful marketing. Chamber members are offered numerous opportunities to network, create intimate connections and be involved in the community.

Who Are Chamber Members?

Sole Propietors

Sole Proprietors

Small Business Owners

Financial Institutions

Local Government


Non-Profit Organizations

Why Should You Join the Chamber?


Business Promotion


Business Connection


Business Education

What are the benefits of joining the Chamber?






Cost Effective Advertising


Event Promotion


Health Benefits through OSCC


Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies


Social Media Promotion


Community Involvement




After Hours Access to Conference Room


Meeting & Event Spaces


Business Directory Listing


Local Business News


Bulk Mailing


Business Resources


Job Postings

Why I’m A Chamber Member

Serving members at InRoads Credit Union has been my passion for the last 14 years. At the South County Chamber, we also focus on the members. We understand the value of helping local businesses succeed, which in turn grow our economy. By creating a more collaborative business climate we are contributing to greater business stability and ultimately a stronger community.

I’m reminded of a quote from Paul Allen on the topic: “Our net worth is ultimately defined not by dollars but rather by how well we serve others.”

The SCC has been the backbone of business in Columbia County for many years. I’m honored to be a part of it and feel privileged to serve and to be able to give back to the Chamber and its members.

Susana Hensley

Commercial Member Service Officer, InRoads Credit Union

United Way of Columbia County serves as a connection between our regional business partners and philanthropic opportunities.  In partnership with local, regional, and state-wide businesses, we can strengthen the support for ALL of our neighbors in Columbia County. 

South County Chamber of Commerce provides an opportunity for building partnerships, meeting new faces, and sharing about programs and services that can benefit us all.  United Way of Columbia County is 100% local, from giving to providing services. Being a Chamber of Commerce Member helps us achieve our vision of having thriving communities with opportunities for a better life for all.

With the support of local business United Way will work for the common good by focusing on the basic building blocks of health, education and financial stability for everyone

Claire Catt

Executive Director, United Way of Columbia County

Being a part of the Chamber of Commerce is being a part of the local business community. It’s a great way to network with business owners, give and receive referrals, and make sure our local businesses are as successful as possible.

David Wayslenko

Commercial and Personal Agent, Hagan Hamilton Insurance

Our Top Benefits of Chamber Membership


Networking Opportunities

As a chamber member, you have the opportunity to attend or host a Coffee & Commerce event. This is a bi-monthly meeting that is extremely well-attended and is a great opportunity to connect with other chamber members. Bring your business card and your 30-second elevator pitch. As the host, you have a great opportunity to showcase your business to a captive audience.


Business Center

The Chamber of Commerce offers complimentary Wi-fi and an inviting co-working space for anyone who needs a change of scenery from their office. We also have two conference rooms that are available at a discounted price for chamber members. Coffee cart coming soon.


Chamber Newsletter

As a member, you can submit information about something new or a special event that we will feature in our newsletter emails that are sent to over 900 subscribers.


Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber provides the service with ribbon and giant scissors. Chamber members and your city officials are invited to attend the ceremony.  The picture and an article on your business will be featured in our newsletter. A press release is sent to the local newspapers. You can also feature the story and picture on your own website or social media accounts.


Website Listing

Your business listing is part of our Chamber website.  If anyone is looking for a business, service or attraction, they can search for on our website.  Your landing page on our website includes a description, your business logo, and a link to your website.


Advertise at the Chamber

Chamber members can drop off their business cards, brochures and flyers to be displayed at the chamber. Chamber members can also have their business be displayed on the maps located in the chamber visitor center.

Membership Plans

Platinum Membership

For our Community Stakeholders and Investors – you value the mission of the chamber and view your membership as a partnership and an investment in the community. You see the chamber as a liaison to connect key stakeholders in order to build a stronger and better local economy. Our Community Stakeholders are often recognized sponsors of the chamber and leaders in our community. In exchange, they receive maximum exposure for their engagement.

This is the best fit for:

  • Large employers
  • Hospitals
  • Major financial institutions
  • Educational institutions
  • Local municipalities

Gold Membership

These business members have a vested interest in the community-at-large and wish to support the mission of the Chamber. They see the chamber in strengthening the local economy, representing business interests in government, and promoting the community.

This is best for established professional business services:

  • Medical and dental offices
  • Accountants,
  • Lawyers
  • Commercial developers
  • Construction firms
  • Financial firms
  • Title and escrow
  • Real estate firms
  • Manufacturing
  • Local media firms
  • Charitable organizations with a large budget

Silver Membership

This level is best for smaller to medium-sized businesses that are already established businesses that are seeking additional exposure, community engagement, and networking.

Best for:

  • Retailers
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Entertainment venues


Bronze Membership

This is the perfect fit for small local businesses that are just getting started. You want to join the chamber for exposure. Attending networking events is important to you.

This membership level is also a great fit for:

  • Home-based businesses that don’t have a physical location
  • Newer service professionals in the real estate, financial, and insurance industry
  • Charitable organizations with smaller budgets.


Individual memberships are for those people not associated with a business or organization who would like to support the chamber’s work in the community. This membership is available at $75/year. Individual members receive our newsletters, invitations to our Coffee & Commerce events, and our Annual Banquet Award Ceremony.

Membership Packages