Why Join the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce?

By joining the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, your company connects with a network of more than 500 Wilkes and surrounding businesses, with more than 26,470-/+ employees, working together to promote economic growth and job creation in Wilkes.  The Chamber also provides resources and networking opportunities to support the growth and prosperity of your business. 


Invest in your business. Invest in Wilkes County’s future. Join the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce today.



Why Join the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce?

  • Connect with a network of more than 550 Wilkes Chamber members

  • Gain a greater presence through chamber marketing: www.WilkesChamber.com; www.ExploreWilkes.com; www.Livability.com; social media; Chamber Connection; Chamber Newsletter; Livability Wilkes magazine; referrals; media marketing partnerships; and chamber sponsorship opportunities

  • Build relationships attending committee meetings; monthly held business after and before hours; ribbon cuttings and open houses; annual meeting; Chamber Night @ Merlefest; and Chamber Foundation Golf Tournament

  • Enhance leadership skills while participating in Leadercast; Leadership Wilkes; and Wilkes Women in Leadership

  • Increase the community’s brand and image

How are Membership Dues Structured?


  • Investment is based on Number of Employees

  • Investment increases with Employees

  • Every 2 part-time employees equals one full-time

  • Renews automatically on anniversary date

Chamber Benefits

  • Referrals

  • Business credibility

  • Increased visibility with website inclusions; Livability Wilkes magazine printed and online business directory; Chamber Newsletter; Chamber Connection e-newsletter;

  • Free or discounted newspaper and radio marketing

  • Hot deals and job posting at no charge

  • Ribbon Cuttings and promotion of open houses

  • Social Media marketing

  • Networking and relationship building opportunities

  • First Benefits Insurance discounted worker’s compensation

  • Investment is a tax deduction


• Numerous Networking Opportunities

• Coupons to advertise on two local radio stations, 1240 3WC and 100.9WIFM.

• Free Business directory ad in one Chamber newsletter, published quarterly by the Wilkes Journal Patriot.

• Free 1/4 page ad in the Elkin Tribune

• Wilkes Chamber provides ribbon cutting services.

• Chamber newsletter highlights members, after hour events, ribbon cuttings, etc.. and is distributed quarterly as an insert in the Wilkes Journal Patriot.

• Personalized Member Info Page with Contact Me Form Generator and Link to your website

• Livability Wilkes, a magazine published annually focusing on business and quality of life in Wilkes. Each member is listed in the directory, and ads may be purchased. This magazine is distributed to NC Welcome and Visitor Centers across NC. Copies are located in hotels/motels and realtor offices as well. Also available to view online.

• Exposure on Chamber websites wilkeschamber.com & explorewilkes.com

• Social Media Marketing

• VisitNC.com

• Chamber Connection- monthly e-newsletter distributed monthly to over 2,000 subscribers. Low cost advertising opportunity.

• Chamber Calendars

• ChamberMaster account with email marketing op9ons, ability to post Hot Deals and Job Openings.

• Referrals from Chamber Staff and Members

What does the Chamber of Commerce mean for your business?

• Make new business contacts

• Market your product & services

• Invest in a healthy economy

•Advocacy for a strong business climate

• Increase your knowledge of Wilkes County.

• Heighten your company’s visibility

• Support Education

• Increased global exposure

• Enhance your professional skills

Your Chamber's Mission:

"Promoting Economic Development and Striving to Enhance the Quality of Life for all Wilkes County Citizens."