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Enjoy our many member benefits & support the community

Membership Benefits

When you become a member of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, you’re not only supporting the community, you’ll also enjoy our many member benefits. A complete list of Member Benefits are available at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce.


  • Listing in the Annual Franklin/Nantahala Visitor Relocation Guide 
  • Listing on the Chamber’s website
  • Special Events, Special Offers and Announcements posted in the weekly Chamber E-News
  • Brochures and Business Cards in the Franklin Welcome Center
  • Referral from chamber staff


  • Eggs & Issues!
  • Annual Installation & Awards Banquet
  • Annual Networking Social
  • Numerous opportunities to Sponsor & Participate in Special Events such as Mountain High Music, Craft & Car Show, Christmas Parade, Gem Shows & more!

Franklin Chamber Membership Fees

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce offers affordable rates for annual membership. The fee schedule is based on your type of business. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Franklin Chamber of Commerce at 828-524-3161.

Membership fees are as follows.


Listing On The Chamber Website

Each year the Chamber Web Site has visitors seeking to learn more about Franklin and what it has to offer.


Ribbon Cuttings For Grand Openings Or Expansions

Professionally written articles and photos are released to area newspapers as well as included in on the chamber’s social media and E-News.


Visitor Center Exposure

Member Brochures, Business Cards or other materials are displayed FREE. Approximately 25,000 people are serviced each year by the Franklin Chamber Visitor Center. Visitor referrals are made to Chamber Members only.


Listing in Annual Visitor/Relocation Guide

Your membership provides you a listing in the Annual Franklin/Nantahala Visitor/Relocation Guide.  The opportunity to advertise in this guide is only available to chamber members.  Advertising opportunities end December 1 for the following year.

Basic General Business Membership


1-2 Employees            $175

3-15 Employees          $200

16-40 Employees       $300

Over 40 Employees   $525

Other Business Memberships


  • Lodging $175 basic fee plus $3 per unit
  • Campground or RV Park $175 basic fee plus 50 cents per site
  • Restaurant $175 basic fee plus 50 cents per seat
  • Attractions/Gem Mines $210
  • Real Estate $250
  • Individual Real Estate Agents $100
  • Educational $225
  • Financial $525
  • Non-Profit $75
  • Houses of Worship $75
  • Patron (Individual or Couple) $75
  • One Time Processing Fee (new members only) $25

Other Services Available with Membership


  • Extra Category listings $25 annually
  • Annual Email Inquiries from Website Visitors $25 annually
  • Banner Ad on website $225 annually

Franklin Chamber Of Commerce Meeting Schedule


PlaceVarious Restaurants
Day(s): To be determined
Time: 12 Noon


This committee is to develop plans and implement strategies to recruit membership and to enhance member services and value.

PlaceChamber Board Room
Day(s): 2nd Tuesday
Time: 8 am


This committee consists of the Current President, Past President, President Elect and Secretary / Treasurer.

PlaceChamber Board Room
Day(s): As Needed
Time: As Needed


PlaceChamber Board Room
Day(s): 3rd Tuesday
Time: 8 am

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