About Us

Since 1999, the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber has been serving the communities of Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. We represent businesses of all type and size from small entrepreneurs to large industrial complexes. The Chamber is a non-governmental organization structured as a non-profit, 501(c) 6. Membership investments are at the core of our operations and go to support an annual program of work that includes advocacy, community, talent development, regional impact projects and all forms of business development and education. Our number one asset is access and our team works with area businesses by facilitating connections to people or solutions that will help them grow and remain profitable, by working with local government and area partners to support business growth, and by serving as a clearinghouse of information to create new opportunities.


We believe in the strength of our membership and welcome your participation, your ideas, and your energy.
It’s Your business. It’s Your Chamber. It’s OUR community!

 

MISSION

The mission of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber is to strengthen and enhance the local business environment, represent the interests of our members, and foster balanced growth in our region. As a champion for our business community, we advocate, empower, inspire, and lead to build an environment where business can grow and thrive.

VISION

A central Shenandoah Valley Region with an exceptional economy where businesses succeed and people thrive.

Core Values

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber is the champion for business and community progress in the central Shenandoah Valley. We provide passionate leadership for our region to create, grow and prosper and we are doing all of this with these core values in mind: 

Influence: We champion regional solutions and advocate for issues that foster a favorable business climate, delivering excellence through high-quality programs and services to meet the expectations of our members. 

Focus: We focus on the needs of our members and find ways to provide programs, services and benefits that are cost-effective, beneficial and convenient. 

Collaboration: We maintain positive and collaborative relationships with regional leadership, organizations and stakeholders, improving our quality of life by promoting initiatives that create a vibrant community. 

Connection: We help members become more profitable and competitive by providing access to opportunities that build business relationships. 

Integrity: We are open, candid and fair; honor our commitments; and adhere to high ethical standards and objectives while respecting the diversity of people, of businesses, and of ideas as strengths to be sought and utilized in the Chamber. 

Leadership: We are visionary and future-oriented in our thinking, decision-making and programming, while respectful of our history and past commitments. 

DIVERSITY

In both its values and practices, the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to the inclusion of all diverse people irrespective of differences. There are no barriers to participation in any activity on the basis of economic position, gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. Diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision making.