Chamber Benefits

Chamber Benefits

  • Member of the only community organization which has a cross section (business, education, government, industry, religious, and retail) coming together to make our community a better place to live.
  • Automatic membership in the Georgia Chamber Small Business Alliance (if you have 10 or fewer full-time employees).
  • The Chamber provides internet exposure through the Chamber web page and can link directly to your website.
  • The Chamber acts as your legislative advocate and voice in decisions that affect your business on the local and state level.
  • The Chamber provides continuing education for members through workshops, seminars, small business classes, forums, and more.
  • The Chamber plans and/or assists at ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, and open houses.
  • Member Referral Service – It is the chamber’s policy to first refer its members when we receive inquiries for a particular type business or service in our community.
  • The Chamber provides fax and notary services to members.
  • A Membership Directory is available for members.
  • The Chamber serves as a welcome center for the community and for traveling guests.  Members are invited to place their business brochures and cards in the display racks at the   chamber office.
  • By participating in the “Drugs Don't Work” program, member businesses receive 7.5% on their workers’ compensation insurance premiums.
  • Chamber members can receive discount health insurance such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Health Care through Purchasing Alliance Solutions.
  • Chamber members have the opportunity to receive a 10% discount on Long Term Care Insurance through New York Life.
  • The Chamber provides demographic information about Early County, Blakely, Jakin, Arlington, and Damascus to the public.
  • The Chamber provides leadership programs for both youth and adults in the community.
HRgear.com/BlakelyEarly

Your Chamber of Commerce brings you HRgear.com, an award-winning, comprehensive resource and reference center, containing the tools and information you need to keep your business running smoothly.

As a Member of the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce, you have free unlimited access to this valuable business resource, including all of the forms, documents and information on HRgear.com, for the duration of your membership.

HR Gear.com is an authoritative explanation of the Human Resources laws, forms, checklists, policies, model documents, trends and developments, that you will refer to every day.

Already have your account information? As a Member you should have already received a Welcome Kit with login instructions and your Username/Password. Then simply click over to HRgear.com/BlakelyEarly and with your Username and Password. If you need help logging in, please refer to the login tutorial here.

Didn’t receive your login information? Please contact the Chamber for your Username and Password.

Once you're on the site, be sure to click on the Contents tab to see all the topics covered. Check out the extensive Tools & Resources, or, click on Site Overview, and let Stephanie give you a brief overview of the site. It’s All the “HR gear” You Need to keep your business running smoothly.

"The Pataula Center for Children, a non-profit child advocacy center, debated about becoming a member of the Chamber.  We thought (and hoped) that Chamber membership might bring community awareness about who we are, our mission, the population we serve, and ways we help the community in both the short- and long-term.  This is exactly what happened!  We have gained much support, recognition and awareness in the area through our Chamber membership and we have also learned of other needs we could meet within the community.  We have benefited from other Chamber members and community businesses who have donated items, skills, expertise, and services which have helped us work more efficiently and effectively and be able to do more for the community."

Julia Houston, Director
Pataula Center for Children

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