What is the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce?
The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce is an organization dedicated to helping local businesses prosper in Darlington, Lamar, and Society Hill. We exist as an organization of businesses that come together to advance our community and business-community. We focus on building up our community, the prosperity of businesses and the business-climate, and representing our local business community in a positive and proactive way.
What does membership do?
Businesses, organizations, and individuals are welcome to join the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce! Membership is obtained by paying an annual fee based on your organization classification. Becoming a member is a wise business move and can help further a firm’s organization into our local market. Organizations from surrounding communities are also encouraged to join, as it allows them to introduce their presence to a new, otherwise untapped, market. The Chamber is governed by an Executive Committee and Board of Directors, comprised of community and business leaders. The Chamber staff and board work together to advance our business community and pursue community-building endeavors.
The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce works to provide opportunities and resources to strengthen businesses. We work to promote your organization and help it grow. We are happy to give you referrals to potential clients, promote your events, and offer networking opportunities. The growth and success of our community is important to us. We attend city and county council meetings to help participate in business-relevant decisions. Our job is to help your business grow; our community growth is directly correlated with the growth of the businesses around and within it. We are happy to work with you in any way possible to help your business thrive.
Listed below are membership perks:
- Lunch and Learns on important and interesting topics
- Extensive Social Media and Web Reach
- Ribbon Cuttings/Open House
- Opportunities with Community Events
- Window Decals
- Free Listing on our online Business Directory
- News, events, and jobs posted on Darlingtonchamber.com, social media, and newsletter
- New member recognition on E-Newsletter, Social Media, and Darlingtonchamber.com
- Unlimited Business Referrals
- Networking (See our Calendar of Events for more details)
- Access to networking opportunities throughout the year
- Admission to educational seminars on important business topics
- Opportunity to participate on committees and work groups
- Advocacy on small business issues at local, state, and federal level
- Group Health Insurance with BCBS
- Weekly E-Newsletter and Chamber Update
- Use of Chamber meeting space (when available)
How is the Chamber involved in our community?
The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce is community-driven in every aspect. We know that the health of our businesses, economy, and members depends on the status of our community. To positively impact our community the Chamber is involved in many events, fundraisers, initiatives, and organizations. Listed below are a few Chamber community-events:
- Annual Banquet
- Freedom Fest
- Toast of Darlington
- Spring Fling
- Darlington’s Biggest Tailgate
- Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon
- Bow Ties & Pearls
- Golf Outing