The Macon Area Chamber of Commerce is an independent membership funded organization whose programs involve small business assistance, regional marketing, business advocacy, economic development, tourism attraction, and event planning and promotion. The Chamber works to improve the growth, diversity, and health of the business community; encourages residents to shop locally; and supports the efforts to recruit new businesses to Macon County. The office provides visitors with many items such as area maps and information on lodging, restaurants, recreation, local entertainment, and community events. The Chamber also sends packets of information to prospective residents and businesses to inform them of the opportunities awaiting them in Macon.
The Chamber is governed by a 10-person board of directors with an executive director hired to perform all daily operations.
Membership offers many benefits, such as monthly newsletters, business referrals, a local gift certificate program, monthly membership luncheons, daily emails, ribbon cuttings and grand openings, an in-city transportation service, a visitors center, and much more.
The Chamber hosts programs throughout the year, such as the Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament, the Lighting of Jackson Street Park at Christmas, the 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza, the Annual Chamber Banquet, and the Christmas Parade.