Member Resources

By promoting and showing the benefits of buying Georgia, Authentic Georgia is helping businesses throughout the state connect with more consumers, while achieving growth and stimulating our economy. In turn, consumers who seek out Georgia businesses and services value the Authentic Georgia brand and take pride in helping to support the businesses, people and places that make our state great.

There are multiple ways you can engage with Authentic Georgia: memberships, memberships with marketing packages, or through customized partnerships.

Not an Authentic Georgia business, but interested in getting involved? Find out how to join below.

Want to start a business?

The UGA Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University is a public service outreach unit that provides business and economic development assistance for Atkinson, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, and Thomas Counties in South Central Georgia.  As part of VSU’s Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration, the UGA SBDC is an essential resource for small businesses.  Practical experience, combined with advanced education, gives our consultants the ability to apply current business theory to the challenges faced by today’s entrepreneurs. 

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Georgia Chamber FederationDownload

For more information on ways to start or grow your small business, please visit:

The Georgia Chamber has introduced the Georgia Chamber Federation, a partnership with local chambers focused on grassroots advocacy – working to empower our state’s small businesses by providing them with the information and resources necessary to actively engage their elected state officials and local leaders.

Through the Georgia Chamber Federation, any business with 10 or fewer full time employees who is a member of a participating local chamber will receive free membership into the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  Check below to find out all the benefits of being a member of the Georgia Chamber Federation.