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Government Affairs Council
Represents the business community to local, state and federal elected officials; aggressively promoting legislative issues that pertain to business development.

Military Affairs
Continues a long standing tradition in our community of cultivating and enhancing a positive relationship between the business community and local military personnel.

State Legislative Lunch 
An annual luncheon featuring a program presented by State Legislators on top issues for the upcoming State Legislative Session.
Federal Legislative Lunch
An annual luncheon featuring a program presented by a U.S. Senator or Representative on issues concerning the business community.



​Annual Economic Summit
The Chamber Economic Summit is a forum that brings together top businesses, community and education leaders to discuss topics that are important to the growth, development and sustainability of Valdosta-Lowndes County. The event features a presentation by Valdosta State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research on the economic health of the community and how it compares to 14 peer communities.
Business Outlook Breakfast
The Business Outlook Breakfast is an annual event at which the Chamber welcomes top business leaders to hear about the economic outlook.
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SEEDS Business Resource Center
SEEDS is an acronym, which stands for Sowing Entrepreneur and Economic Development Success. It is a source of up-to-date information for aspiring entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, existing businesses or individuals searching for custom market data, industry profiles, demographic reports, competitor information, targeted sales leads and much more. The primary goal of the SEEDS Business Resource Center is to enhance the capability for new venture clients to compete more successfully in their respective businesses via strategic partnerships.



Business After Hours
Scheduled once a month throughout the year, Business After Hours events are a great way to network with other business professionals in the area.  Your business can sponsor a Business After Hours, or you can join us and be one of the 200+ attendees at our next event!

Membership 101
Membership 101 occurs on the first Wednesday morning of every month, and is an introductory course in the various programs and services that the Chamber has to offer.  If you are a new member, or an established member looking to get more involved, Membership 101 is a great opportunity for members to learn more about the Chamber, get to know the Chamber staff, and let the Chamber staff get to know your business a little better!                


Certified Military Friendly
These businesses go above and beyond to provide excellent service to all clients, and they are especially proud to support our men and women in uniform.
Chamber Annual Awards Dinner
This event gives the Chamber an opportunity to shine the spotlight on outstanding Chamber individuals and businesses.  The Chamber presents awards for Members’ Choice, Young Professional of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Most Valuable Employee.  In addition to these awards, the Chamber presents two special awards: The A.L. Girardin Award and the BIG Thinker Award.
Connection Magazine: Connection Magazine is a publication targeted for affluent seniors in the Valdosta area.  If your business offers special deals or discounts for seniors, or if your business offers programs and services specific to the needs of seniors, Connection magazine is a great place to advertise your business directly to your target market.

Progress Magazine
Progress Magazine is a business-to-business magazine that is published twice a year.  Members have the opportunity to showcase their business in Progress by purchasing ad space, or by writing articles.  In addition to promoting our members, Progress magazine showcases the various events and programs that the Chamber has hosted over the previous six months.

MoodyLink Magazine
MoodyLink Magazine is just one example of a program that the Chamber has put in place to strengthen relations between the Valdosta community and Moody Air Force Base.  The Chamber advocates for the protection of Moody on a regular basis, but to make the connection personal, the Chamber offers a “Certified Military Friendly” program, free of charge, which gives members the opportunity to advertise in MoodyLink Magazine, and also to be present on base during new arrival seminars to help distribute the magazines.

PrimeTime Business Expo
The Chamber offers members the opportunity to showcase their products and services at an annual business-to-business Expo.  This functions as a great networking event where members can exchange ideas and business cards, as well as being a great way to market your business if you offer services targeted at other businesses or consumers.