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SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: Are you struggling to enjoy running your business?
The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber & Cooper Craft Communications are making a BIG deal over small business in May with a jam-packed month of opportunities for you!

Join the Chamber

Membership Drive:
  • Join between now and May 31 at a discounted rate of $150 for the remainder of this year.
  • Receive your pick of tickets to our Chamber Small Business Month events.
  • Be included in our New Member eblast sent to 1,900 contacts and posted on the Chamber website, which will include a 50-word description and photo of your business.
  • Take part in our new member celebration, held at the end of the month to meet fellow members, have your photo taken for future promotions and enter a drawing for a door prize.

Already a Member?

Take part in these events designed specifically for you:
(All events are open to Chamber Members ONLY)
Tuesday, May 7
11 am-Noon Registration; Noon–1 pm Lunch
Valdosta State University

When you join our Chamber you have the option of joining the GA Chamber’s Small Business Alliance at no cost. Hear from Georgia Chamber 2013 Board Chair Steve Green and President and CEO Chris Clark. Interact with Georgia Chamber members and business people from Valdosta-Lowndes County and learn more about the issues that are most important to our state’s business community. Registration for this event is now closed.
Thursday, May 9
5-7 pm
416 N. Ashley Street

Be a part of our “Making Small Big” Business After Hours, presented by South Georgia Vein Centers. This extreme networking event will feature the following room sponsors: CooperCraft Communications, Marketing Communications, Options Now, Digital Solutions, Audibel Hearing, Verizon Wireless, New Hire Solutions, Ashley’s Business Solutions, the Little Actors Theatre, Valdosta Theatre Guild and Special Occassions. Attendees will enjoy food from Ahh David RSVP, Jessie’s Eats & Treats and Marco’s Pizza and adult beverages. The Back Street Blazers band will provide live entertainment.
Thursday, May 16
6-7:30 pm
Cotton Corner • 101 N. Ashley Street

Do you have young professionals in your organization that are looking for ways to become more active in the community, and participate in professional development and leadership opportunities? Come to the MetroOne Young Professionals 4 Under 40 Reception sponsored by CJB Industries and Archer Daniels Midland. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with more than 50 YP’s who are making a difference in the area, and learn more about the group as we announce Metro Valdosta's 4 Under 40.
Wednesday, May 22
8:30-9:30 am
Drury Inn & Suites

Information Technology Specialist, Sean Strickland, will take you on a well guided tour around Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft provided training will help you focus more on your business and less on your tools. Work more efficiently and unlock more of the potential from your Microsoft Office software.

Attendees will have the opportunity to win Microsoft Office Professional 2010.
Thursday, May 23
James H Rainwater Conference Center
Help us recognize State Senator Tim Golden and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle for their pro-business efforts during the 2013 Legislative Session. Senator Golden and Lt. Gov. Cagle will be recognized as our 2013 Champions of Business for their efforts to create the $100 Million Invest Georgia Fund. This fund is designed to provide financial support for Georgia companies and keep them in Georgia.

Thursday, May 23
9:30 am
James H. Rainwater Conference Center

The Technology Association of Georgia, a strong Invest Georgia supporter, will give their 2013 State of the Industry Report. Melanie Brandt, Chief Operating Officer of TAG will give this presentation which will be open to the public.
Saturday, May 25
All Day
Chamber Small Businesses
Open to the Public

Small Business Saturday is a day to support the small businesses that fuel the Metro Valdosta economy and invigorate our community. Introduced in 2010, Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express to help address small businesses' greatest need: driving sales. The Chamber is creating an occasion to recognize the importance of small business and their vital contributions to the economy, job creation, and local community by encouraging consumers to shop at small businesses on this day.