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  • About The Chamber

  • chamber houseJoin the Chamber now!**

    Download our CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, which details all the benefits of being a member!"

    The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce serves as the driving force behind the county's prosperous and diverse business community. At 425 members and growing, the Chamber's mission is to:

    "Improve the welfare and quality of life of Jackson County citizens through smart economic growth."

    The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is headquartered in the historic Hooper House at 773 West Main Street in downtown Sylva. The Hooper House, built in 1905, was completely restored in 2002 and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The Hooper House is also home to the Jackson County Visitor Center and the Heritage Gallery.

    The Chamber office:

    • Is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and select Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., No Sunday Hours. 
    • The Chamber and Tourism Development Authority also operate a second seasonal visitor center in Dillsboro May-October, as well as stocking 3 kiosks each week.
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    There are numerous reasons and benefits to chamber membership. Read more below!

    **Any person, association, corporation, partnership or estate having an interest in the objectives of the organization shall be eligible to apply for membership. Applications are subject to review by the membership committee and/or the board.

  • A Note From Our Director A Note From Our Director

         Welcome to Jackson County! 

         By visiting our website, you have taken the initial step toward familiarizing yourself with Jackson County, N.C. We are grateful for your interest in this beautiful place we proudly call home.
         On our website, you will find everything you need to plan a memorable short visit or a long extended stay. Who knows? You might even want to ultimately move here to live!
         We are proud of our county and its many wonderful events, over 400 unique member businesses and incredibly talented and friendly citizens.
         The chamber is the lead producer of the Concerts on the Creek summer music series, the July 4 fireworks celebration, and is a strong supporter of shopping small and locally. The chamber is honored to provide two scholarships each year to Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College. All told, the chamber funds a Community Grant Program each year that has given back more than $143,000 to deserving non-profit organizations in Jackson County. We also assist with Outdoor Movie Nights, host monthly S.T.I.R. Business After Hours events, the popular Stonewall Challenge Golf Tournament, the WNC Fly Fishing Trail and led Jackson County to being named the Premier Trout Fishing Destination in the state of N.C. in 2016.
         Take a moment to learn more about this special place we call “Our Town.”
         Sincerely,



    Julie Spiro
    Executive Director
    Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center

  • Jackson County Tourism Development Authority

    The Chamber partners with the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority (www.DiscoverJacksonNC.com) to carry out the daily program of work, responding to all tourism-related inquiries and fulfilling other aspects of the TDA's responsibilities. We work cooperatively with the TDA to increase the number of visitors to our county, while encouraging local awareness of the economic impact of tourism. 

    The Tourism Development Authority Board of Directors meet on the 3rd Wednesdays of most months at 1:00pm in Cullowhee at the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). If you wish to be on the Tourism Authority agenda, please contact Chairman Robert Jumper, Robejump@cherokee-nc.com or Director Nick Breedlove, Nick@nb-management.com, 828-848-8711, at least 10 days in advance. Meeting location and dates subject to change. For all tourism related advertising opportunities, questions, grant information, and general correspondence about tourism activities - please contact Director Breedlove, 828-848-8711. Correspondence may be mailed to Jackson County TDA, PO Box 990, Dillsboro, NC 28725.

  • Membership Information

    Membership Benefits**

    Download the Chamber Brochure

    Jackson County Chamber of Commerce members benefit from the following services:

    A free listing in the annual Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory and Community Magazine, Our Town. The guide is available online at www.mountainlovers.com and is mailed out to all potential new residents and distributed from our office to all members and interested visitors. Members may purchase advertising in this publication, independent of their free listing.

    The benefits of our members-only referral program. We provide our members with a Member Benefits report, showing statistical data and quantifiable leads from our site to your site. We also serve as the Jackson County Visitor Center, where thousands of visitors and newcomers to the county are greeted and serviced each year. Your promotional materials would be available for disbursal in our Chamber office, Visitor Center and five external kiosks. 

    A free listing on the Chamber of Commerce website, www.mountainlovers.com, FREE link to your web page, FREE link to your Facebook page.

    The opportunity to display brochures and literature in our Visitor Centers and kiosks, with exposure to more than 35,000 visitors annually.  

    An ability to post “Hot Deal” coupons on our website, list job opportunities, market your new or gently used business items on our MarketSpace page, and list your major events on our website calendar of events. 

    Inclusion in our Facebook page “Like” section to increase your Facebook following, as well as a new member “shout out.” We have a very healthy following on our social media networks of Facebook & Twitter. 

    Free ribbon-cutting ceremonies, Grand Opening and Sale banners are available to new or expanding businesses along with several services provided by the Chamber Ambassadors Club (some geographical restrictions apply on grand openings.)

    The Chamber has endowed two scholarships at WCU and SCC. Preferences will be given to candidates closely affiliated with the Chamber, as well as meeting other requirements.

    Chamber members can reserve and utilize the conference room at Chamber headquarters for projects and business meetings.

    Opportunity to partner with the Chamber and market your business at premier events such as Concerts on the Creek, July 4 festivities, attended by thousands of people each year. 

    Exposure through our monthly e-mail “This Month in Jackson County,” featuring all upcoming calendar events posted by Chamber members. 

    Join the Chamber Now! Download our Chamber Membership Application, which details all the benefits of being a member!"

    **Any person, association, corporation, partnership or estate having an interest in the objectives of the organization shall be eligible to apply for membership. Applications are subject to review by the membership committee and/or the board.