261 West Plum Street,
Jesup GA 31545

912-427-2028

Programs

Wayne County Chamber serves the economic interests of the
region. We are the largest volunteer-membership driven
organization of businesses in Wayne County.

The Chamber’s vigorous program of work is carried out by volunteer committees from Chamber membership.

Committee involvement is a great way to develop business relationships with others in the Chamber and to impact the economic well-being of the community as well as your business. Be involved and contact a committee chair to learn more.

Networking Events

Business After-Hours

Network to increase sales and build awareness for your business! Business After-Hours is Wayne County’s premier networking event. Meet new clients/customers and promote your business. Alternates with Coffee Card Exchange. Complimentary.

Business After-Hours Request Form
Coffee Card Exchange

Promote your business and increase your customer base. Exchange business cards with potential customers and business leaders with morning coffee and light bites. Alternates with Business After Hours. Complimentary.

Coffee Card Exchange Request Form
Lunch & Learn Series
Sponsored Lunches Announced Seasonally

The Chamber provides ready-to-use techniques to make your business stronger. These interactive sessions provide valuable information that can be used by you and your business immediately. Engage in sessions about Customer Service, Budgeting, Hiring and Retention Practices, Marketing Business Manners, Worker’s Compensation, and more. Chamber Members $20; Public $25 *Chamber Members can sponsor a Lunch & Learn for $300.

Quarterly Membership Breakfast/Luncheons
Sponsored by First Horizon Bank

Our Quarterly Membership Breakfast/Luncheon is designed to keep our community informed on topics relative to our local business economy. Also offering members an opportunity for increased networking, another avenue to promote their businesses, learn more about the Chamber, meet new members, and be motivated to take a more active role in the community. Ask about reserving tables of 8 and sponsorships. Members $25; Public $35

Launch Events

Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening, Groundbreaking and Open House ceremonies are a fantastic way to introduce or reacquaint your business to the community and attract new customers. The Chamber of Commerce assists you by promoting your event to Chamber membership and with local media. To ensure higher profile promotion – we are here to help!

Ribbon Cutting Request Form

Business Development

Lunch & Learn

Join us at the lunch table as the Chamber presents quarterly programs with relevant topics that support business owners and employees.

Industry Roundtable

Meet with staff of Wayne County Economic Development Authority and interested Chamber members to enhance communications with area industries and learn more about community concerns and successes.

Agri-Business Committee

Dig into our region’s rich agricultural industry and its economic impact on our community.

Young Professionals Network
Sponsored by Marshland Credit Union

Join the movement to energize, engage, and empower next-gen leaders between the ages of 21 and 45 to actively shape the future of our community.

Manufacturing Appreciation Week
April 2023

Support Coastal Pines Technical College by nominating a leading, local manufacturer for Georgia Manufacturer of the Year recognition.

Community Development

Leadership Wayne

Do you have a passion for serving your community? If you are interested in seeking public office, joining as a business board of director, commissions and key leadership roles in business, Leadership Wayne is for you.

Wayne County Community Calendar

Wayne County Community Calendar The Wayne County Community Calendar is designed to inform you of what is going on in our community on a day-to-day basis. Click the following link to view and submit events to the community calendar.

 

www.calendarwiz.com/WayneCountyCommunityCalendar

Shop Local Committee

Elevate our local artisans and manufacturers and stimulate sales tax revenues by encouraging the community to Shop Local, and to embrace the national Small Business Saturday following Thanksgiving.

Support Community Events

Volunteer to provide support and promotion for community events, concerts and programs hosted by the Wayne County Board of Tourism and Jesup Downtown Development Authority.

Education

Wayne County High School Student Chamber

Youth are our emerging leaders. We encourage high school students to learn about the roles and function of the Chamber and Board development process while learning about their local community and developing leadership skills.

Teacher Appreciation

Show appreciation for teachers twice yearly by providing Georgia Grown and locally made gifts for local educators. This stimulates our local economies as investors in education.

Business Back Education Newsletter

Publish a quarterly education newsletter to Chamber membership including school news and student spotlights.

PAGE STAR Student and Teacher Recognition

Recognize local academic achievement through the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program with STAR Student and STAR Teacher of the Year.

Wayne County Public & Private School Programs

Support programs within the Wayne County School System to include: Junior Achievement & Entrepreneurship, Partners in Education, Responsive Education for All Children initiative (REACH) and all athletic programs.

Government Affairs

Legislative Advocacy

Advocate for legislative action that represents the interests of the business community and Wayne County.

Election Forums/Debates

Plan and coordinate a forum for candidates to report and debate local, state and national issues.

Day for Wayne
1st Thursday November

Support Day for Wayne for invited guests to learn more about Wayne County, hosted by the Board of Tourism.

Eggs & Issues

Plan and coordinate the annual event for Wayne County’s legislative delegation to report on issues prior to the General Assembly. This is coordinated with planning a delegation for the Georgia Chamber Eggs and Issues.

Post Legislative Luncheon

Coordinate a post-legislative luncheon after the General Assembly for Wayne County’s state legislative delegation to report on progress/issues during the General Assembly.

GA Chamber of Commerce/GACCE Events

Coordinate Wayne County’s participation in the Georgia Chambers and Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executive (GACCE) legislative events.

Membership Services

Recruitment & Retention

Coordinate and implement programs that will ensure member recruitment.

Quarterly Membership Luncheon

Organize quarterly membership luncheons themed: State of Education, State of Health, and State of the County.

Networking/Business After Hours & Coffee Card Exchange

Coordinate and promote Business After Hours and Coffee Card Exchange networking events for members, alternating on 3rd Thursdays monthly.

Ambassadors

Recruit and inspire 10+ ambassadors to conduct personal visits to Chamber members to encourage participation and to reach out to prospective members. Ambassadors are the key liaison to member businesses by motivating, educating, and communicating with members.

2023-2024 Ambassador Application

Business of the Quarter

This program recognizes outstanding achievement to business and non-profit organizations in our community. This award is presented to a Chamber member business that does extremely well in the areas of community involvement, economic growth, customer service and/or professional relationships. Companies can be nominated by any Chamber member, business and/or companies may nominate themselves. This award is available only to Chamber members.

Nominate a Business for Business of the Quarter
Chairman’s Club Appreciation

Host an annual appreciation dinner for Chairman's Club level members.

Membership Appreciation

Plan and coordinate an annual membership appreciation Southern-Style Cookout.