The Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce exists to provide exceptional services to its members in the areas of professional development, information and networking opportunities; and to advocate for economic and community development in Waycross and Ware County.
Professional and Business Development
- Recommend members to inquiries
- Member Directory provided upon request and on the website
- Georgia Chamber Small Business Alliance program – Partnership with Local Chambers to ensure the voice of small business is heard with minimal investment and maximum impact.
- A Taste of the Chamber annual event highlighting local restaurants and caterers
- Lunch & Learn Programs
- Drugs Don’t Work Program
- SwampTown Scarecrows – a fun fall event that provides exposure for businesses who participate and dresses up the community during the fall season.
Informational and Networking Opportunities
- Friday Flyer newsletter with Chamber and local events
- Rise & Shine Breakfast-networking breakfast held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, starting at 7:45 a.m.
- Business After Hours-networking event held the 3rd Thursday of each month, starting at 5:00 p.m.
- Constant Contact emails promoting Chamber member services and chamber events
- Doughnuts & Dialogue annual event-local annual event question and answer session with local officials and representatives before the legislative session
- Sponsor of the Okefenokee Occasion-regional annual event held in Atlanta that includes all state officials
- Ambassador Program-volunteers that assist the Chamber in the community at Chamber events
Economic and Community Development
- Community Reports at Board Meetings
- Chamber Networking with contiguous counties
- Leadership Waycross
- Assist Ware County High School with Junior Leadership
- Community Information Desk
- Newcomer Packages/Information
- City/County Map
- Partnership with local and state representatives
- Partnership with Small Business Development Center
- Partnership with CPTC Economic Development
- Community Representation at regional events
- Facilitate membership involvement with Ware County High School-Business Partners, Advisory Councils, Mock Interviews and Report Card Conferences
- New Teacher Host Program
- Local and Regional STAR Student Coordinator
- GOAL Student Selection Panel Coordinator
- Service Recognition Awards for members and community