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Why Join the Chamber?

Learn about the benefits of membership today!



Why Join the Chamber?

Learn about the benefits of membership today!


Governmental Affairs Committee

The Governmental Affairs committee works to monitor, analyze, and develop recommendations on legislative issues affecting the local business community.

Chair: Michael Cottrell (Cottrell Photography)

Meetings: This committee does not have a regularly scheduled meeting time. Please contact the Chamber about upcoming meetings.

More Information: Contact Robb Nichols, President, (706) 867-3766 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2016 Action Items

  • Establish an active and engaged Governmental Affairs Committee, focusing on local issues to help businesses
  • Monitor the 2016 Georgia Legislative Session
  • Analyze benefits to maximize our memberships with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Communicate and advocate with our regional state representatives through visits to the Capitol, letters, and emails
  • Develop a system to regularly communicate legislative issues with members through emails and website updates
  • Develop a marketing campaign to educate members and the community on the chamber’s role as serving as a voice for business and to promote successes
  • Develop process for members to submit business issues and concerns for the Chamber to be able to respond on a case-by-case basis
  • Produce a town hall meeting, candidate forum, and other legislative events as need arises
  • Produce an Eggs & Issues Breakfast with our regional state/representatives

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