Frequently Asked Questions

Your guide to understanding the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, our services, and how we support Georgia's business community.

General Inquiries

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce serves as a fierce advocate for the business community at the state and federal levels. It offers strategic guidance, advocacy, and a range of resources aimed at promoting growth, prosperity, and competitiveness among Georgia's businesses. By facilitating networking opportunities, providing valuable insights, and championing policy that supports the business environment, the Chamber works to ensure that Georgia remains a leading state for business.
While the state and local chambers are similar in name, they serve separate purposes that promote and support each other without duplication or conflict. The Georgia Chamber’s number one goal is to aggressively lobby state and federal government on behalf of the statewide business community on issues that transcend regional boundaries and that impact a company’s bottom line, no matter their size, location, or industry.

A local Chamber of Commerce plays a vital role in the business community of a specific city or county. Focusing on the specific issues that impact their members helps them garner influence with locally elected officials. Local chambers also provide valuable services to their members through economic development and events that increase communication between businesses in the same community. The Georgia Chamber believes that all businesses should belong to their local Chamber of Commerce.
Businesses can join the Georgia Chamber by completing an application on our website or contacting the membership department directly for personalized assistance.

Membership Benefits

Membership offers legislative advocacy, networking opportunities, access to health plans, educational events, and discounts on services and events aimed at supporting business growth. Learn more about the benefits of Chamber membership here.
The Georgia Chamber provides small businesses with access to health plans, legislative advocacy, resources for growth, and networking opportunities to connect with other businesses and leaders.

Health Plans

The Georgia Chamber offers the SMART Plan for small businesses with 2 to 50 employees and the Chamber Plus Plan for businesses with 51 to 99 employees, providing comprehensive healthcare benefits. Learn more about Chamber health plans here.
Yes, membership in the Georgia Chamber of Commerce or a participating local chamber is required to access the SMART Plan and the Chamber Plus Plan.
Small business employers with 2 to 50 employees enrolled in their medical plan, headquartered in Georgia, and members in good standing with the Georgia Chamber or a local participating chamber are eligible.
Businesses with 51 to 99 employees, headquartered in Georgia, and members of the Georgia Chamber or a local participating chamber are eligible for the Chamber Plus Plan.

Federation Membership

The Federation is a partnership between the Georgia Chamber, local chambers, and their small business members, serving as the collective voice for small businesses with minimal investment and maximum impact.
Federation membership offers legislative advocacy, access to exclusive resources and discounts, participation in health plans, and opportunities for increased visibility and influence.

Events and Programs

The Georgia Chamber hosts a variety of events, including networking opportunities, legislative briefings, educational webinars, and signature events like the Eggs & Issues Breakfast.
Event attendance and sponsorship opportunities are available to Chamber members, with detailed information and registration options provided on the Chamber's website. Learn more on our Investor Benefits page.

Advocacy and Policy

The Chamber's government affairs team actively lobbies on behalf of the business community on critical issues at the state and federal levels, shaping policy to support a favorable business climate. You can view this year’s legislative priorities here.
Yes, members are encouraged to participate in policy development through surveys, committee involvement, and by providing feedback on key business-related issues.