Join the Chamber


About the Chamber

The Chamber is a not-for-profit 501 C(6) organization, governed by a Board of Directors and our membership.Our chamber of commerce is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in a community. As a chamber we take on many different functions: economic developer and planner, tourist information center, business spokesperson, economic counselor and teacher, small business resource, government relations specialist, human resources advisor, and public relations practitioner. We provide networking and marketing opportunities, political advocacy, economic development and professional enrichment through out mission to create and sustain a successful economic environment.

The Chamber provides opportunities to impact critical business and community issues. Together, with our Board of Directors, professional staff, talented leaders in business, community and government along with Chamber members, we work to make Haywood County a better place to live work and play. We achieve this objectives by:

  • Building leading businesses
  • Building leading communities
  • A strong dynamic business community benefits the entire community

Our Chamber is directly involved in the community to create an environment where people want to live & work.

Join the Chamber

Click HERE  to receive an application via email or call 828.456.3021!

Advertising Opportunities

Maximize your marketing dollars and reach your target market in the business directory, newsletter, relocation guide and other media outlets.  One such opportunity is advertising with Profile Display.  Please visit www.touchhaywoodcounty.com for more information.

Membership / Business Directory

Categorical and alphabetical listing in our printed Membership Directory.  The directory is distributed to all member businesses, included in the relocation materials and is accessible online via our website.

Save Local Now

A digital marketing platform and suite of analytical tools to help Chamber members create dynamic campaigns and promote themselves across all social media platforms. They offer mobile apps, email marketing, SEO (search engine optimization) services, plus “deal” and event publishing.

Website Listing

As a member, you will receive a free listing in our Online Business Directory. Listing will feature business name, contact information and web address. Upgraded listings available that includes feature photo/logo and up to 25-word description.

The eWeekly

You and your employees receive an unlimited subscription to our weekly electronic newsletter for the duration of your membership. The eWeekly updates members with current news, events and information. As a new member, your business will be featured in the “Welcome New Members” section of The eWeekly for 30 days.

Networking Events

Increase your business relationships by attending our ongoing events including Issues & Eggs (monthly), Women in Business Luncheons (quarterly), our Young Professionals of Haywood meetings (monthly ) and other special Chamber events.

Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreaking Ceremonies

Let the Chamber help you plan your grand opening celebration, which includes an announcement in The eWeekly and Chamber Events calendar.

Referrals

Referrals to inquiring customers, new residents and businesses are made using our rotating online business directory system.

Mailing List

Direct Mail to Chamber members by purchasing mailing labels ($90) or an Excel file by email ($80), for a one-time use.

Insurance

Several types of insurance are available exclusively to Chamber members. This includes: Worker’s Compensation, Supplemental & Disability, Worker’s Compensation Insurance, provided through First Benefits Insurance and your insurance company is designed to lower the worker’s compensation expenses for members. Please contact the Chamber office for more information at 828.456.3021 or cday@haywoodchamber.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Added exposure and support for the Chamber can be accomplished by sponsoring events that put your business in the spotlight!

Brochure Displays

Display your business brochure and cards in our Chamber office racks and in the Bethea Welcome Center at Lake Junaluska.

Board Room Use

Chamber members receive the use of the Chamber Board Room, AV Screen and LCD Projector. Subject to availability, contact the Chamber for more information 828.456.3021

Relocation Packets

Reach potential newcomers before they move here with your own single page brochure inserted into our packets.

Business Recognition & Awards

Business of the Month, Business of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards are nominated by, and given to, area businesses and Chamber members.

Governmental Relations — A Voice in Business

The Chamber influences business regulations and civic leadership at the local, regional and state levels by formulating a political agenda to represent all Chamber members. We establish strong relationships and communicate the concerns of our members to our elected officials.

Partnerships — Partners Sharing a Vision

Partnering with surrounding counties gives us a stronger voice and more clout for strengthening of WNC business climate on a political level to benefit all businesses.

Tax Deduction

The Chamber is a 501 C(6) and an advocate organization for businesses. Membership dues are tax deductible as a necessary business expense.