The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of businesses and professionals working together to build a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in a community. As the chamber works to accomplish these goals, it must champion many different functions: economic developer and planner, tourist information center, business spokesperson, economic counselor and teacher, government relations specialist, human resources adviser, and public relations practitioner.
Our members are businesses, organizations, and individuals concerned with the socioeconomic climate of the Jackson County community. These groups have joined together because they stand a better chance of getting things done when speaking with a collective voice. Chamber members can include the small hardware store on the corner, the mom-and-pop diner, the established bank downtown, franchise and major retailers, and the local baseball team. There are no limits or restrictions on the number or kind of members that choose to get involved in the chamber.
Now, more than ever, building substantive relationships is crucial to sustaining and growing your business. The Chamber provides opportunities daily for you to meet new contacts, whether it’s networking at one of the events or gaining education through one of our meetings or seminars. There are plenty of opportunities that fit your schedule. If you’re interested in finding out more information about the Chamber, please contact one of our staff at (228) 762-3391.
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce covers businesses who serve the Jackson County area. That means even if your business isn’t located within the county, we are still here to work for you!
Those businesses whose business is conducted primarily outside the county still depend on other businesses here for materials and supplies, transportation facilities, good utilities and other elements which combine to make Jackson County a great place to live, work, and play.
Currently, there are nearly 700 members in our portfolio.
Membership dues, or “membership investments” correlate with the size of your company. Please contact the Chamber at (228) 762-3391 for more information.
Dues are based on the size of your company and are deductible for federal income tax purposes as a business expense.
Membership is not a contribution. Membership is an INVESTMENT in your business and in the county’s present and future success.
Benefits of being a Chamber member are valued at over $5,000 per year. And we can setup a payment plan for you so that you don’t have to worry about the membership dues all at once. Your membership is also tax deductible.
One of the best ways to make a small business larger is through support of the Chamber through business-to-business contacts. The Chamber affords a network of nearly 700 businesses.
There are many benefits to joining the Chamber that don’t require your active volunteer hours. But there are always opportunities available for you to get involved anytime you feel you can do so. We still need the membership to move forward.
Can you recall any professional person who prospered in a desert? It takes a community to provide opportunities for success. A new factory means more job opportunities, newcomers, and more trade. This means new clients and more homes. The Chamber is in the business of building the business community here. More business means greater professional opportunity.