WHAT WE DO
Advocate // Connect // Inform // Celebrate // Educate // Promote
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 Lolly Steiner, president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
- 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
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 Payton Beck at email@example.com. Members can also add their events to the chamber’s online calendar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com. To view the WELCOME media kit, click here.
Hiring? The Auburn Chamber promotes jobs for free on the Auburn Chamber’s website.
WHAT ELSE DO WE OFFER?
The chamber’s director of finance is available to notarize documents for members. For an appointment, call the Auburn Chamber at (334) 501-3292.
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.
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.
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
Crystal McKelvy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Two meeting spaces are available for members—the EAMC Briefing Center of Auburn and the Chairman’s Room. The Briefing Center can be used for large meetings or set up classroom-style for training sessions, events or presentations. The smaller Chairman’s Room is a more intimate setting for small meetings. Call the chamber to reserve space.