Why The Chamber?

What is The Chamber? Who are we to you and your business? Why are we worth the investment?

The Chamber is your:

Chance to drive business

Voice in government

Ability to further economic and workforce development

Opportunity to give back to the community you call “home”

We operate on a four-pillar model of service: CARE. Each pillar focuses on a wide variety of programs, events and initiatives, echoing our promise that we CARE for your business!

Community (Main focus: Membership & Young Professional Development)

Events (golf tournaments, Lunch & Learns, ribbon cuttings)

Young Professionals of Johnson City program

Bob Owens Community Leadership Fund

Livability relocation guide and storytelling magazine

Networking opportunities


Advocacy (Main focus: Government Relations)

Weekly Zoom calls with state legislators

Chamber-representation on city and county boards/commissions

Bill tracking for local, state and federal business and community legislation

Civic events


Resources (Main focus: Business Development)

Placemakers Grant

Move to Johnson City relocation program

Directory of diverse businesses (Black, LGBTQ+, women, veteran, etc.-owned)

Access to programming from partners like Incredible Towns, SyncSpace, ETSU

Cloud Wise Academy digital marketing, AI training, CrushingIt intern programs


Education (Main focus: Workforce Development)

CO.STARTERS entrepreneur development course

Leadership Johnson City program

3D Youth Leadership program

CARE student leadership

Still wondering “Why The Chamber?”

Email Bob Cantler, President/CEO

Want to take your time? See below for our Membership Packet and 2023 Annual Report, detailing how we impacted members last year!

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