About the Chamber

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View of Waynesville, courtesy of artist Ann Vasilik

The Haywood Chamber of Commerce is a business organization with a vested interest in the community. Our organization continues to provide the resources necessary for business success, economic vitality and a sustained quality of life in Haywood County. The Chamber is a not-for-profit 501 C(6) organization, governed by a Board of Directors and our membership, guided by a set of core values. We provide networking and marketing opportunities, political advocacy, economic development and professional enrichment through out mission to create and sustain a successful economic environment.


Guiding Principles

  • That the quality of life for our citizens should be continually improved
  • That responsible economic development is vital to future growth of Haywood County
  • That quality education is fundamental to enhancing the quality of life
  • That a progressive and healthy business climate is essential for sustained economic growth
  • That responsible government is necessary for a healthy business climate
  • That dynamic leadership is needed to bring about positive change in our community

Learn more about our Chamber by viewing one of our publications

Now more than ever is the time to be a member of the Haywood Chamber of Commerce. Being a chamber member is one of the best investments you will make for your business. The Haywood Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business for the growth and prosperity of our members and the community. We are committed to being a voice for local business, building community prosperity, and collaborating with community partners to enhance the quality of life for all.

Download a PDF of the Chamber’s 2015 Annual Report