Mission Statement
Cultivating a successful economic environment and a desirable quality of life for our businesses and community.

Workforce Development Tasks:
  • Plan workshops and seminars for members
  • Business Mentoring Program
  • Plan Leadership Dawson
  • Chamber Classroom program and CTAE partnership with Dawson County High School
  • Online Courses
Chair - Troy Lindsey, Lanier Technical College

Membership  Committee Tasks:
  • Plan a Membership Drive
  • Set Sponsorships
  • Coordinate Events
  • Plan Membership Luncheons
  • Host Business After Hours
  • Shop Local Campaign
  • Communications
  • Create Member Retention Plan
Chair - Steve Melching, Smoke Signals
  Advocacy Committee Tasks:
  • Increase voter registration
  • Support business interests with all elected officials
  • Participate in business and development simulations
Chair - Mike Berg

Agriculture Committee Tasks:
  • Build bonds between business and agricultural communities
  • Host local farmers market

Tourism Committee Tasks:
  • Set priorities for marketing Dawson County attractions
  • Develop new ways to attract visitors to Dawson County
  • Maintain a resourceful Welcome Center
  • Create plans to engage with travel writers and tour planners
Chair - Eric Graves, LenFoote Hike Inn
  Leadership Committee Tasks:
  • Increase alumni engagement
  • Recruit and determine members
  • Devise plans and enhance experiences for upcoming classes
Chair - Carol Tyger

Executive Committee Tasks:
  • Bylaws Review
  • Policies and Procedures Update
  • Audit
  • Financial Policies
  • Board Development
  • Improving Operations
  • General Oversight
Community Development:
  • Non Profit seminar series
  • Communicate available servies and volunteer opportunities
  • Promote mini-libraries program
Chair - Regina Varnado, United Community Bank