Membership Benefits

Networking

Business After Hours
Network with over 250 area businesses while generating new contacts and finding out what your competition is up to.  Bring plenty of business cards to this monthly event.

First Friday Means Business
Power networking and informational program to keep members updated on community information.  Representatives from the city, county and chamber will provide timely updates on business related news.

Annual Dinner
Attend this annual gala and entertain key employees, corporate guests or valued customers; network with Aiken’s elite business community.

Committee Involvement
Increase your exposure and level of business contacts while assisting the Aiken Chamber in building and developing a better community.

Ambassador Program
Assist in maintaining open lines of communications between the Chamber and its members, while gaining new contacts and opening doors in the Aiken business community.

Business Promotion

Welcome Aiken Magazine and Membership Directory
The Chamber offers a relocation magazine and membership directory, updated annually, that lists members by main business category, alphabetical with main contacts.  We distribute approximately 12,000 of these magazines annually and recommend that all Chamber members use it before the yellow pages of the phone book. Advertising opportunities are available. Deadline for this publication is annual each October.

Online Membership Business Directory
All members receive one complimentary listing on the Chamber’s Online Membership Business Directory at www.aikenchamber.net.  This information is updated regularly throughout the year to keep the most current information available. 

Monthly Newsletter
This newsletter keeps members and the community up-to-date on Chamber activities with a readership of 42,000 and “member-only” advertising opportunities.

Business Development

Business Academy
The region’s premiere small business program; learn valuable information about starting, maintaining or expanding your small business.  Be a part of an entrepreneurial network that works to help your bottom line.

Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament
Aiken County’s vitality and quality of life are heavily dependent upon the manufacturing and business industries located within the area.  The tournament celebrates the partnership that exists between the private and public sectors.  

All About Aiken
An orientation program designed to be an overview of Aiken’s culture and personality. It is designed for those who know little about their community to be better informed and those who know a lot about their community to add to their repertoire of Aiken knowledge.

Public Affairs

Governmental Affairs
The Chamber has a proactive governmental affairs program that helps members become aware and take action on critical issues affecting the business community.

Education Initiative
Fosters partnerships within the education and business communities to help prepare students in becoming productive citizens

Access to Elected Officials
The Aiken Chamber hosts many social and educational events that provide opportunities for members to interact and build relationships with local, state and federal officials.

State of our Community Luncheon
The Aiken Chamber hosts the annual State of our Community luncheon featuring updates on the State of the Chamber, City, County and Public School System. This is a great way for business leaders to stay informed on items of concern to them and the entire community.

 

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