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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.



  • Use of Chamber Fax
  • Chamber E-Mail Inquiries
  • Tickets Sales to Special Events & Activities – The Chamber is a great central location
  • Access to Seminars & Workshops
  • Demographic & Economic Profiles


  • Alive After Five!
  • Annual Installation & Awards Banquet
  • Numerous opportunities to Sponsor & Participate in Special Events such as 4th of July Celebration, KCBS BBQ & Music Festival, 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 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
  • 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): 1st Thursday
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 Wednesday
Time: 8 am

Member to Member Specials

Offered To All Chamber Members

Printing Special from Macon Printing

  • Print 500 full color (4/4) brochures on 100# gloss text with coating, 8.5X11 (includes fold in fold or tri fold), get another 500 using same art FREE.
  • Print 500 full color (4/4) rack cards, 4X9, 14 pt C2S heavy weight paper, with coating, get another 500 using the same art FREE.
  • To redeem contact Lindsay Rumans at 524-7045.

Advertising Special at Macon County News

  • Buy any size ad (2″ X 2″ or larger) for 13 consecutive weeks and received FREE COLOR
  • Buy 3 ads (2 col X 3″ and larger)  and get 4th ad FREE.  Ads must run consecutively.
  • To redeem contact Betsey Gooder at 369-6767.

Offered To New Chamber Members

Advertising Special at Smoky Mountain News

  • All new chamber members who run three ads of any size over three consecutive weeks will receive their fourth ad for free, at double the size and in full color.
  • Or, run four consecutive ads at the regular price and we’ll give you free color for all four weeks.

Advertising Specials atWFSC or WNCC Radio

  • Offered exclusively to newly established businesses who join the chamber.
  • Ten (10) Thirty second Ads to run on your choice of WFSC (1050 am) or WNCC (96.7 fm).
  • Ads must run within a 1 week’s time period Monday through Friday. (i.e. 4 ads a day for 5 weekdays). Businesses can choose between WFSC and WNCC.  Certificates will be given to businesses who qualify.
  • To redeem contact Sean Gibson, General Manager of WNCC/WFSC at 524-4418.

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