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Life's too short to stand on the sidelines. Get involved. Here's your chance. Are you ready for your company to have a say in the future of doing business in our county? Ready to shape your own destiny and gain ground on the pinnacle of success? You have a role to play, a vested interest in ensuring the successes we've built in Dahlonega and Lumpkin County continue. So, take action. As a current member, involve yourself in the task of giving back to your community through volunteering for one of the many Chamber committees and programs. Ask us about participating in any of these and other community committees and events that we are involved with.

Ambassadors

The Ambassador Program is an outreach and retention program for Chamber members with a built-in opportunity to provide public relations exposure for the Ambassadors and the businesses they represent.

The Ambassadors are a group of professional volunteers from varied backgrounds who, while representing their business, act as a liaison between the Chamber and its members.

Ambassadors assist in membership retention and work to improve member’s relations by making contact with new and existing Chamber members. They assist members in obtaining the maximum value from their Chamber investment. Ambassadors help to increase member’s knowledge of the Chamber and keep the channels of communication open between the Chamber and its members.

The Ambassador volunteers make solid and long-lasting business contacts through participation in the Ambassador program. There are also many benefits to a firm willing to “lend” their employee to the Chamber to serve as an Ambassador.

More Information: Contact Sandra Andriakos, Member Sales Coordinator, at (706) 867-3761 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dahlonega Network Leads Group

The purpose of the Dahlonega Network to assist you in getting good business referrals that will expand your business success. Dahlonega Network is dedicated to maximizing the use of your time and resources to get good business referrals.

Dahlonega Network Leads Group is composed of chamber members who are sales people and business owners located in, and/or doing business in, Lumpkin County. The Group provides a structured, positive, and professional "word-of-mouth" program that enables members to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals, gain a more in-depth knowledge of fellow member’s businesses, exchange business referrals, and utilize these resources to grow and expand their respective businesses. Dahlonega Network is dedicated to maximizing member’s time and available resources to secure reliable business referrals.

More Information: Contact Sandra Andriakos, Member Sales Coordinator, at (706) 867-3761 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Governmental Affairs Committee

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

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..

Tourism Committee

The Tourism Committee, comprised of local tourism industry segment partners, advises the planning and management of the Chamber's destination marketing strategies to increase overnight visitation and maximize tourism-based economic impact and development.

Chair: Matthew Garner (Montaluce Winery)

Meetings: The Tourism Committee meets every other month on the 2nd Wednesday at 12:00pm at various locations.

More Information: Contact David Zunker, Tourism Director, at (706) 867-3767 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-          Utilize a balanced media mix to market and promote Dahlonega-Lumpkin County as a regional “hub” for North Georgia travel to our primary target markets and interest segments (Outdoor Adventure, Wine Enthusiasts, Arts & Culture, History & Heritage, Agri-tourism).

o   Promote packages and itineraries to target identified interest segments

o   Engage the services and direct the resources of professional public relations firm focused on target market interest segments

o   Host FAM Trips and Travel Writers

o   Implement strategic, state-wide distribution plan for print materials

o   Enhance website content and navigation to improve the virtual visitor experience, including comprehensive event planning, group meetings, and wedding information

o   Market “Dahlonega: Civil War Soldiers & Gold Miners” app

o   Market and promote seasonal festivals and events

-          Develop and enhance attractions, events, and tourism assets.

o   Continue to develop interest specific promotional and resource guides and manage print collateral inventory

o   Develop an agritourism trail

o   Continue to pursue AVA designation

o   Explore trademarking “Heart of Georgia Wine Country”

o   Create new packages and itineraries with partners and attractions

o   Analyze current community-wide directional and wayfinding signage

o   Conduct a hotel market and research feasibility study

o   Explore enhanced parking options for visitors

o   Offer support for merchant extended shopping hours campaign

o   Work on the long-term goal of obtaining designation as a Bike Friendly Community by installing bicycle racks downtown, creating up-to-date community bicycling maps, and hosting a Bike Safety Rodeo for children during Six Gap

o   Partner to secure historical markers for local points of interest

-          Leverage local and regional industry partnerships through membership associations and cooperative advertising.

o   Coordinate destination marketing efforts with the Lumpkin County Development Authority and Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority

o   Analyze and utilize all available marketing tools offered by Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division and assistance of Northeast Mountains Regional Rep

o   Participate in co-op advertising programs with Northeast Georgia Mountains Travel Association and Hospitality Highway partnerships

-          Provide destination management services by assisting leisure and group travel, event planners, Georgia’s film and entertainment industry, and local accommodations partners.

o   Host periodic forums with lodging partners for networking, communications, and maintaining status of current accommodations

o   Develop a system to better serve as the county Camera Ready Liaison to facilitate Georgia Film Industry opportunities

o   Provide software for group sales management and tracking

o   Provide resource materials for groups (i.e.: bags, print materials, Golden Ticket, banners, etc.)

o   Represent Dahlonega-Lumpkin County at regional and Southeastern tourism industry trade shows

o   Host a familiarization tour with wedding planners from the Atlanta market

Economic Development Team

The Economic Development Team brings together key players in our community to develop initiatives and programs that will facilitate business growth and retention and create a healthy business environment.

Chair: N/A

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

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

2016 Action Items

  • Work with economic development partners to define which business prospects should be assisted by the Chamber, Downtown Development Authority, and/or Lumpkin County Development Authority to serve all desired business types and location interests
  • Develop a Buy Local and Locally Grown campaign
  • Continue to work on an economic development broad community visioning
  • Create an economic development strategic action plan with economic development partners based on the results of the community visioning

 

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