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Volunteering Matters


Are you passionate about community involvement? Do you want to lend your expertise in a leadership position?

If so, consider joining one of the Chattanooga Chamber’s 11 area Councils or International Business Council as a board member.

The Councils serve as the backbone of the Chamber’s volunteer presence.

As a Council board member, get involved in solving problems, discussing issues and supporting events and civic projects that benefit businesses, schools and other constituencies within the Council's footprint.

Find more information about the Councils here


Ready to get started? Complete the volunteer application here and a member of our staff will get in touch with you.

Questions? Contact Meredith Rivers.

Meredith Rivers

Director of Member & Investor Relations

[email protected]

423.763.4372


“It has been a pleasure to be involved with the Chattanooga Chamber. As Director of Community Engagement at the Chattanooga Zoo, I have led outreach, community-building, educational efforts and workforce development programs for youth. Under my leadership, community support for Chattanooga Zoo has grown exponentially. I could not have had that success without the connections I have gained through a network of opportunities the Chamber has offered. The Chattanooga Chamber has welcomed me and placed me at the table during its tremendous growth. Its commitment to diversity and inclusion is outstanding and appreciated. I always know when I walk through their doors that I'll be met with a smile and often a hug.” – James Brantley, Chattanooga Zoo, Enterprise Gateway Council President

“The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce is an essential component for anyone looking to do business in Chattanooga or the surrounding community. It is the hub where the full range of industries and professionals in Chattanooga’s vast economic ecosystem connect.'

Having the opportunity this year to lead the International Business Council, I have developed lasting relationships with different business professionals who have now become friends. I am overjoyed with the networking opportunities that the Chamber offers as well their focus on connecting businesses to the right group of professionals.” – Jessica Oliva-Calderin, Calderin & Oliva, P.A., International Business Council President

“Becoming involved with the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce through the MidTown Council has been a great opportunity to connect and serve the community in which I work. The networking with businesses, organizations, community leaders and members has been invaluable, and the relationships I have built will continue to serve me well in my job and in my commitment to serve the community.” – Bess Bonner Steverson, McCallie School, MidTown Council President

“As a member of the Downtown Council board and soon to be president, I’ve really enjoyed serving alongside others who are passionate about the downtown area and the businesses who call downtown home. With the connections to other board members and the larger Chamber, we’ve been able to help keep people in the loop on important projects affecting their businesses and employees, give back in real ways to the schools who fall within our Council footprint and take steps to continue making downtown a hospitable place to do business.'

As professionals with demanding work and family commitments, sometimes it can be a difficult task finding a place where you can give back in tangible ways and also balance those responsibilities. Participating on a Council is a great way to do just that.”  – Amy Donahue, River City Company, Downtown Council President-Elect

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