Features and Benefits

Networking/Events

Learn more about the chamber's great regular networking and educational events on our Programs & Events page.  Events like Business at 212 Degrees, Business After Hours and our Quarterly Membership Breakfast offer our members the opportunity to promote their businesses, while engaging with other community business leaders. 

Programs

The chamber offers a number of programs tailored to foster local leadership, encourage political dialogue and improve education in our community.  To learn more about the chamber's many leadership development, outreach and service programs, visit our Programs and Events page.

Tools for Your Business/Organization

Teaming up with the chamber means your business gets plugged into a number of great resources for developing your customer base, improving marketing efforts, streamlining the way you do business and more.  The chamber acts as an advocate for business, with a strong presence at all levels of government to protect and advance business interests. The chamber also provides a number of educational and mentoring opportunities for members to network with successful business leaders.  To learn more about these benefits of chamber membership, visit our Business Resources page.

Marketing/Advertising Opportunities

Free listing in the chamber's online membership directory at jacksontn.com

Free listing in the chamber's printed membership directory.

  • 2,200 copies of the chamber's directory are produced. The directory lists members alphabetically and by category. Advertising opportunities are available.

Business referrals from the chamber's website, call-ins and walk-ins.

Free online subscriptions to the chamber's weekly Chamber Highlights and monthly newsletter called Chamber Connection.

New members listing through the two publications mentioned above.

New members receive a chamber plaque and decal to display in their business to show chamber affiliation. E-plaques are available for web use.

The chamber will host a groundbreaking, ribbon cutting and/or open house for a member. Call Shirley Jones at (731) 423-2200 at least two weeks in advance.

Affordable advertising rates for members to advertise in chamber publications as well as on the chamber's website at jacksontn.com.

City maps highlight our area and are published periodically by the chamber. Only members may advertise within this map. It's a great way to reach newcomers in the area. For more information, please contact Ryan Porter at (731) 423-2200.

Specialty brochures provide information about major employers, manufacturers and distributors as well as local clubs, organizations and housing. These items are printed annually and distributed upon request. For more information, please contact Jill Erling at (731) 423-2200.

Membership mailing labels are available to chamber members for purchase. For more information, please contact Jennifer Lawson at (731) 423-2200.

Sponsorships - Chamber members can sponsor various events and programs such as the Annual Celebration, Business After Hours, Quarterly Membership Breakfasts, luncheons, business expos and more. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alexis Long at (731) 423-2200.

Chamber Member Deal - Special member discounts are featured on the chamber's Facebook and Twitter pages. For more information, contact Julie Daniels at (731) 423-2200.

Relocation Information - Each year, the chamber distributes over 300 relocation packets that include real estate and school information. For more information, contact Jill Erling at (731) 423-2200.

Other Benefits

Tax Deductibility: Your membership investment is 97 percent tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Dues are not a charitable expense for federal income tax purposes.

Volunteer Opportunities

Ambassadors (Red Coats) - Goodwill representatives of the chamber. Present at ribbon cuttings, ground breakings and grand openings held by chamber members. The mandatory wearing of the red coat is a proud distinction of the Ambassadors. For more information, contact Shirley Jones at (731) 423-2200.

Committees - Serve on various committees for programs or special events. For additional information about different committees, contact Ryan Porter at (731) 423-2200. 

Emissaries - Volunteer group that contacts existing chamber members to verify their contact information and reinforce the importance of chamber membership. For additional information, contact Lisa Cothran at (731) 423-2200.