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Becoming a member of the Chamber of Commerce is an investment in your community.  Approximately 500 Transylvania County businesses are members of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce.  Members are comprised of both large and small businesses, employing from one to several hundred employees.  

Below is a list of the many benefits offered by Chamber Membership as well as information on becoming a member of the Chamber.

Information and Service Center

  • A display area for member businesses
  • Area information center including business resource material
  • Referral service of members to residents, visitors, and newcomers
  • Meeting room available on a pre-scheduled basis
  • Ribbon cuttings for new businesses, relocations, or expansions
  • Internet listing on the Chamber website

Contact and Exposure

  • Monthly Board Meetings (open to membership)
  • Business After Hours - monthly evening networking meeting
  • Coffee Connections - monthly morning networking meeting
  • Annual Meeting & Gala
  • Business/Industry Appreciation Meal
  • Chamber Expo
  • LEADS Transylvania
  • MEGA Networking
  • Weekly Enews
  • Sponsor Opportunities
  • Buy Local Transylvania Program

Professional Development

  • Seminars on business improvement, marketing, etc.
  • Committee participation and leadership opportunities
    • Economic Development
    • Events
    • Governmental Affairs
    • Member Services
  • Small business counseling
  • Small Business Week offerings

Economic Development

  • Visitors Bureau and Welcome Center
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Membership in Regional Development Organizations

Benefits and Services Offered

  • Business After Hours
  • Website Membership Directory Listing
  • Referrals
  • Visitor's Center
  • Weekly Enews
  • Business Expo
  • Business Seminars
  • Resource Center
  • New Member Recognition
  • Ribbon Cutting
  • Groundbreaking
  • Annual Meeting & Gala
  • Sponsorships
  • Relocation Subscription
  • New Member Orientation Breakfast
  • Special Projects and Events

Annual Events

  • Annual Meeting & Gala- our annual meeting where members are recognized for outstanding performance, contributions, and achievements.
  • Business Expo- an opportunity for member businesses to share their products and services with attendees.
  • Small Business Week- members have opportunities to learn the latest in technologies and skills to enhance their business.
  • Christmas Parade- a fun time when locals show their Christmas spirit by participating in a two-mile parade going through downtown Brevard while onlookers line both sides of the street to watch this exciting event.
  • Mega Networking- a fast paced facilitated networking event where you meet with many businesses that may become your next best customer and vice-versa.
  • Breakfast- members gather for a meal featuring a prominent speaker.

Monthly Events

Business After Hours- members are invited to network at our monthly Business After Hours.  Each month, a different business hosts this event, giving them an opportunity to showcase their business to the membership.

Coffee Connections- members are invited to our monthly morning networking event at the Chamber of Commerce. The morning also includes an update regarding Transylvania County news and events by a featured speaker.

Board of Director's Meetings- members are invited to join the Directors for an informative monthly meeting held on the third Thursday of every month at 8:00 am in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room.   

How to Become a Member

For information on joining the Chamber, call 828-883-3700 or email the membership department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

At the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, there are always plenty of opportunities to enhance business relationships and contribute time to making this region a more productive place to live, work, and play.  The Chamber offers a wide array of products and services, with a special focus on the needs of small businesses.

Membership is open to all businesses in Transylvania County or those with an interest in doing business in this area.  Annual membership dues are based on a company's number of employees and category of business.

Click here to download the Membership Application.