Mission & Goals


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The Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce offers opportunities to direct efforts for business development and community improvement through participation on committees charged with addressing specific business and community needs.  


Membership is dedicated to the recruitment of new members, membership retention, and membership services. Membership publications, incentives and benefits are continually reviewed to maintain relevance in membership recruitment (incentives) and retention (benefits) including services such as Stirring Up Business promos.  The Ambassador program is a vital part of the membership committee and provides support of chamber program networking opportunities, ribbon cuttings, and networking opportunities and power lunches. 


Marketing is dedicated to effective programs, services, and promotions of Douglas-Coffee County as a thriving community to visit, live, work, and play.  All avenues of marketing are continually explored and reviewed to ensure up-to-date information and relevancy including but not limited to social media, relevant publications, magazines, etc. and events that highlight Douglas-Coffee County such as Taste of Douglas, festivals, etc.

Leadership Development

Maintains a focus on building capacity by sustaining a pipeline of highly qualified and well-prepared leaders in the community.  Leadership Development focuses on identifying and developing leadership skills for the workplace, community, region, and state.  It introduces emerging leaders to community topics such as government, education, economic development, and other issues dealing with quality of life on the local, regional, and state level.  Leadership Coffee program is a vital component as well as state and regional leadership training opportunities such as Locate South Georgia LEADS.

Governmental Affairs

Composed of business and community leaders who serve as advocates of legislative and regulatory issues affecting our businesses and community and recommend action, when necessary, to the Chamber’s board of directors.  This committee focuses on legislative and regulatory issues affecting our businesses and community.  It provides opportunities for information exchange between the chamber and governmental offices and encourages cooperation and communication between local, regional, and state governmental entities. Douglas-Coffee Co Eggs & Issues and Georgia Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues are two examples of functions provided for members to interact with state and local leadership.

Workforce Development

Focuses on implementing quality, employer-driven workforce development initiatives and partnerships that support business success. Workforce efforts aligned with business and industry demands, provide education and training programs to assist with workforce development.  Partnerships and collaboration with Coffee County public & private PreK - 12th grade schools and postsecondary institutions as well as programming such as Ga TECH Ga Manufacturing Extension Partnership, STEAM, SGRC, School Business & Industry Connection, Douglas Dept of Labor Area Employer Committee.