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Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Dec 19, 2016

The Burke County Chamber is now accepting nominations for the annual awards to be presented at the Chamber Annual Meeting in January. The awards include Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Outstanding Youth of the Year. If you would like to make a nominations, call the Chamber to receive a nomination form.

Chamber Annual Meeting planned for January 26th

Dec 19, 2016

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017.  The event will be held at the Waynesboro-Burke Campus of Augusta Technical College.  This year's keynote speaker will be Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Labor, Mark Butler. The evening will also include the passing of the gavel as well as the recognition of very worth individuals and businesses.  For more information, contact the Chamber at706-554-5451.

Drugs Don't Work

Mar 23, 2016

The Burke County Chamber is excited to announce we are now official local coordinators for the statewide Drugs Don't Work program in Georgia.  This is a great program where businesses can become drug free certified and earn a 7.5% discount on their workers compensation premium.  For more information, contact Ashley or Stephanie at 706-554-5451.

Chamber to Host "Meet the Candidates" Luncheon

Mar 23, 2016

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a "Meet the Candidates" Legislative Lunch on Wednesday, May 4th at 11:30am at the Wardlow Building.  Candidates who are running for local and state offices will be there to introduce themselves and tell a little bit about why they are running for office and why they should get your vote.  Reservations are $20 for chamber members and $40 for non-members.

2nd Annual Expo set for April 28th

Mar 23, 2016

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Expo will be held on Thursday, April 28th from 11am - 1pm at First Liberty Market.  Vendor registration is now open and invitations to attendees will be going out soon. We hope you will all come "Catch Some Business Waves" with us and learn more about what businesses and organizations we have right here in our community!

Weather Looks Great for Chamber Golf Tournament

Oct 27, 2015

After a five week postponement due to inclement weather, it looks like the weather is now going to cooperate beautifully for the Chamber Annual Golf Tournament set to be held this Thursday, October 29th at the Waynesboro Country Club.  Registration and box lunches will begin at 11:00am, followed with a shotgun start at 12:30 and a fish fry, awards and door prizes to be held at the conclusion of the tournament.  For more information, contact the Chamber at 706-554-5451.

39 Vendors Set to Showcase at Chamber Expo

May 15, 2015

There are currently 39 vendors registered for the Burke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Expo coming up this Tuesday, May 19 from 3pm - 5:30pm.  We are so excited at the wide array of sectors we have represented from healthcare, insurance, retail, restaurant, banking, industry and community organizations.  This will be a great opportunity for our businesses and organizations to promote what they offer while giving the community the chance to see what all is offered right here in our own backyard.  The Expo will be held in Downtown Waynesboro at 621 Liberty Street, which is located right next to Captial City Bank. Attendees are encouraged to park in the back parking lot or even in the True Citizen parking lot, both which are on Shadrack Street.

Chamber to Host "Roundin up Business" Expo

Apr 23, 2015

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its First Annual Expo touting the theme, "Roundin' Up Business" on Tuesday, May 19th from 3 - 5:30pm.  The Expo will be held in Downtown Waynesboro at 621 Liberty Street so that it will be centrally located and convenient for attendees.  The Chamber is encouraging all of its members, whether it is a business, community organization, school or church to come out and promote their respective organization.  We are looking forward to a great crowd and the opportunity to showcase all that Burke County has to offer. If you are interested in registering as a vendor, there is a nominal $35 fee for chamber members to help cover the cost of logistics and marketing for the event, and $95 for non-members. For more information, contact the Chamber Office at 706-554-5451.

Burke County Designated as Camera Ready Community

Sep 24, 2014

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce recently recieved  the Burke County Camera Ready Designation at the Governors Tourism Conference held in Augusta, GA.  This designation will allow Burke County to market its community to the movie industry in an effort to entice film companies to shoot movies here in out community. This can be very profitable and provide economic benefitso the community and its buinesses.

Annual Legislative Breakfast to be held on November 13th

Sep 24, 2014

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Pre-Session Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, November 13th.  Invitations will be in the mail soon and invited guests include State Senator Jesse Stone and Representative Gloria Frazier.  For more information, contact the Chamber at 706-554-5451.

Coffee Before Hours to be held at Law Office of Jesse Stone & Vic Hawk

Sep 24, 2014

The Chamber will be hosting its monthly Coffee Before Hours on Friday, September 24th at the law offices of Jesse Stone and Vic Hawk located on North Liberty Street.

Chamber Golf Tournament set for October 23rd

Sep 24, 2014

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, October 23rd at the Waynesboro Country Club.  For more information, contact the Chamber at 706-554-5451.

Chamber Banquet set for January 30th

Jan 09, 2014

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting for 2014 will be held on Thursday, January 30th.  The keynote speaker this year will be Paul Bowers, President of Georgia Power Company.  Recipients for Small Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year will also be recognized. Nominations are currently being accepted at the Chamber Office.  Please call 706-554-5451 or come by if you would like to make a nomination.

Chamber Annual Golf Tournament Set for September 23rd

Jun 05, 2013

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 23rd at the Waynesboro Country Club. Shotgun Start will begin at 12:30pm.  Mark your calendars now to participate.  The tournament will feature 4 man teams and have a wide array of sponsorship levels so that there are opportunities for all types and sizes of businesses to participate. We look forward to you being a part of this great opportunity for you and your business!

Chamber Hosts Plant Vogtle Vendor Meeting

Jun 05, 2013

Over a dozen chamber member businesses recently attended a Plant Vogtle Vendor Information Meeting to learn more about how to do business with Plant Vogtle.  Representatives from Southern Company, as well as its main contractor, CB & I presented information to help businesses learn how to get their foot in the door and do business with these companies. Pictured above are representatives from Delta Termite and Pest Control, TruFlame, Rob White Signs, and Manpower.

Burke County Night at the Augusta Green Jackets

Jun 05, 2013

Come join us at the Ball Park on Thursday, June 20th for Burke County Night at the Augusta Green Jackets.  Our great community will be highlighted along with some feature performances from some of our own.  Prior to the game, our own Chris Steward with Major League Retrievers will be doing a dog retrieving demonstration.  Jason White will perform the National Anthem and the EBA Baseball Team will do the honors of throwing out the first pitch.  More local highlights and performances are in the works.  $5 Tickets are available at the Chamber and Recreation Department to purchase up until June 18th. 

Coffee Before Hours Friday at Capital City Bank

Mar 19, 2013

Join us for Coffee Before Hours Friday, March 22nd at Capital City Bank in Downtown Waynesboro.  Hosts for the event are United Way of the CSRA, Wimberly House and Communities in Schools of Burke County.  Drop by between 8 - 9am and enjoy great food and fellowship.  For more information on hosting Coffee Before Hours in the future, contact Ashley Roberts at 706-554-5451.

Mary Lou's Re-Do's Grand Opening

Mar 19, 2013


Congratulations to Mary Bargeron on the Grand Opening of her new store "Mary Lou's Re-Do's located in Old Waynesborough.  This store offers beautiful and unique furniture and home decor, some reburbished and some new, but all beautiful!

2013 Chamber Board Members & Officers Elected

Mar 19, 2013



The Burke County Chamber of Commerce recently elected its 2013 Board of Directors and Officers for the 2013 Year at their Annual Meeting.  Pictured above: Dominee Thomas, Val Prescott, Renita Crawford, Wayne Lively, Robin Baxley, Jason Blackburn, Greg Coursey,Jr., Pete Cates, Joy Rowell, Art Lively and Cam Parker.  Not Pictured: Ron Smith

Community Video Ready to View

Aug 30, 2011

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the community video they have been working on is now complete. You may view the video from our website link, as well as find it on many facebook pages. The purpose of the video is to use as a part of a marketing package to recruit newcomers to our community. The video was designed and produced by Green Peas Production in Waynesboro, Georgia.