Become a Member

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, but you’ll also enjoy our many member benefits. A complete list of Member Benefits is available at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce.

Exposure Access

  • Chamber E-Mail Inquiries
  • Tickets Sales to Special Events & Activities – The Chamber is a great central location
  • Access to Seminars & Workshops
  • Demographic & Economic Profiles
  • Exposure through our weekly E-News for your special events and special offers
  • Listing on the Chamber’s wesbite
  • Ribbon Cutting and press release
  • Creation of Member Minute video
  • Display brochures and literature in our Visitor Center
  • Inclusion in our Facebook page
  • Invitation to chamber events, classes, workshops and advertising


  • Eggs & Issues!
  • Annual Installation & Awards Banquet
  • 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 an 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 more than 300,000 visitors seeking to learn more about Franklin and what it has to offer. Enhanced listings are available for a nominal fee.


Ribbon Cuttings For Grand Openings Or Expansions

Professionally written articles and photos are released to area newspapers as well as included in The Chamber 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.


Staff To Help

3 full-time, 1 part-time and numerous volunteers are here to assist you and those visiting the area.

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
  • Home Based Business  $100
  • 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



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


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

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


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

Place: Chamber Board Room
Day(s): As Needed
Time: As Needed


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