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  • Our Mission

    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
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  • Membership

    The Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce is an association of over 400 businesses and professional people organized to strengthen the local economy and enhance the overall quality of life for the community through special events, providing information, services and advocacy for our members.

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  • Community

    We are delighted that you would like to experience Waycross-Ware County. We welcome you to the gateway of Southeast Georgia and the Okefenokee Swamp and invite you to visit our area’s natural beauty and most of all, our friendly people.

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