The Auburn Chamber is a dynamic, member-driven organization dedicated to making Auburn a better place to do business. Every chamber has a different look, personality and set of benefits, but, in short, a chamber of commerce is the hub of the business community. The voice. The source of information. The place (in both a literal and figurative sense) to make connections, form partnerships and deepen ties. The helping hand. The community cheerleader. A chamber of commerce is where businesses go to be part of the bigger picture.

If you look inside our doors on any given day, you’ll see six very busy, dedicated staff members putting together the pieces of events to showcase the business community and bring people together, producing publications to showcase the business community or provide information to help our members do business, celebrating the business community, building programs to educate the business community, meeting with business and community leaders to take the pulse of the community and advocate for businesses, or creating opportunities for members to connect, meet one another and get plugged in.

BUT—and it’s a big one—the success of our work depends on YOU. The Auburn Chamber is a membership organization that belongs to the members. Show up, pitch in, listen, give an opinion, connect, plug in. The community we’re building is yours, and our village takes a village.

WHAT WE DO

Advocate // Connect // Inform // Celebrate // Educate // Promote

ADVOCATE:

Every single day, the Auburn Chamber is working to make Auburn a better place to do business—even if you don’t know it’s happening. We attend local, regional and state meetings to monitor impactful business issues, identify opportunities and ensure that the Auburn business community has a voice. Your membership dollars strengthen that voice.

Have a concern or question about doing business in Auburn? Email Anna Hovey, President, at anna@auburnchamber.com.

CONNECT:

Connecting people and creating productive, community-strengthening partnerships are at the core of what we do. We are the hub of the business community. Whether it’s attending events, identifying and connecting with other members on social media, hosting an event or serving as a diplomat, there are limitless opportunities to find new customers, create new business partnerships and strengthen community ties. And having the benefit of a bird’s eye view of the business community, we’re always playing matchmaker; we refer and connect our members daily.

INFORM:

Whether it’s details about the upcoming local election or information about the next concert coming to the Plains, we believe an informed business community is a stronger, more engaged community. We send a weekly e-newsletter and emails as needed. You’ll also find a chamber and community calendar on our website.

CELEBRATE:

We take our celebration responsibilities very seriously. We’re your biggest fans! We love gathering to celebrate a business opening, recognizing the wealth of talent in our community at our annual meeting, or surprising a community gem with a Customer Service Crown.

AWARDS

Best of Small Business Award
Customer Service Crown

Young Business Person of the Year Award

Lifetime Impact Award

Norm Caldwell Excellence in Industry Award

Auburn Opelika Tourism Partnership Award

Teague Award

Diplomat of the Year Award

    Email Anna Hovey at anna@auburnchamber.com for more information or to nominate a business or individual.

    GRAND OPENINGS & RIBBON CUTTINGS

    Whether you are opening a new business, have moved your business location or are simply celebrating a renovation or addition, we’ll be there with the ribbon, scissors and a camera! The chamber will also coordinate with the city of Auburn to have the mayor or councilperson there to cut the ribbon.

    Email Stephanie Calhoun at stephanie@auburnchamber.com for details.

    EDUCATE:

    The Auburn Chamber offers a number of professional development opportunities for members to take advantage of right here at home. No hotel or travel fees required!

    For more information on our events and programs, click here.

    PROMOTE:

    The Auburn Chamber is always working to encourage members to shop with other members and the community to shop, dine and play right here at home.

    MEMBER EVENTS PROMOTION

    Call/email the chamber with your special events and business milestones so that we can add them to our weekly e-newsletter. For information to be included in the weekly e-newsletters, email Crystal McKelvy at crystal@auburnchamber.com. Members can also add their events to the chamber’s online calendar.

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    The Auburn Chamber offers a number of sponsorship opportunities that allow members to support the chamber while also increasing their visibility in the community. Create a custom package through Invest & Connect or choose a single event sponsorship. For details, email Stephanie Calhoun at stephanie@auburnchamber.com.

    WEEKLY RADIO SHOW

    The chamber has a weekly presence at a number of radio stations—and we’re there to talk about you! We update everyone on upcoming chamber events as well as member happenings like ribbon cuttings, grand openings and celebrations.

    LOBBY BROCHURE RACK

    The brochure racks in the chamber lobby are reserved for members to display brochures, business cards and other business information. Stop by any time to bring us your information.

    WELCOME

    The Auburn Chamber partners with Auburn University each year to publish WELCOME, a relocation and community information guide. WELCOME is distributed on campus and throughout the community and is mailed to anyone who requests relocation information. Advertising is only available to members of the Auburn Chamber.

    For more information on advertising in WELCOME, email Stephanie Calhoun at stephanie@auburnchamber.com. To view the WELCOME media kit, click here.

    JOB POSTING

    Hiring? The Auburn Chamber promotes jobs for free on the Auburn Chamber’s website. Email Kimberly VanderWal at kimberly@auburnchamber.com.

    WHAT ELSE DO WE OFFER?

    NOTARY PUBLIC

    The chamber’s Director of Finance is available to notarize documents for members. For an appointment, call the Auburn Chamber at (334) 501-3292.

    MAILING LABELS

    A complete set of mailing labels (either all or main contacts) is available to members for $75. Labels can be sorted alphabetically or by zip code.

    MEMBER DECALS

    Let everyone know that your business is a proud supporter of the Auburn community with an Auburn Chamber decal on your front door. Want to advertise you are a chamber member on your website? We’re happy to share our logo digitally upon request. If you need a member decal, call the Auburn Chamber at (334) 501-3292.

    RELOCATION LISTS

    The chamber is contacted frequently by new residents, soon-to-be residents and potential residents for relocation information. A list of those who contact us for information can be emailed or mailed to any member. For details, email
    Kimberly VanderWal at kimberly@auburnchamber.com.

    TOURISM PROMOTION

    The Auburn Chamber works closely with the Auburn-Opelika Tourism to bring visitors to our area to eat in our restaurants, shop in our stores, stay in our lodging properties and spend their dollars with our members.

    MEETING ROOM SPACE

    The EAMC Briefing Center of Auburn can be used for meetings or set up classroom-style for training sessions, events or presentations. Call the chamber at (334) 501-3292 to reserve this space.