The Chamber began the Area Council Program in 1987. The purpose of the Area Councils is to expand the programs of the Chamber to the outlying areas of the county, including all the small municipalities and unincorporated areas. This also allows these outlying areas to feel that they are a part of the Chamber and can receive the same benefits as those businesses that are located in the immediate area of the City of Spartanburg. Any business belonging to the Chamber is automatically a member of the area council it is located in, and there are no area council dues.
The Area Council Program includes the following areas:
The Downtown Business Council, hosted by the Downtown Development Partnership, includes businesses in Downtown Spartanburg.
The Foothills Area Council includes all Chamber member businesses in School District 1.
The East Spartanburg Leadership Council includes all Chamber member businesses in School District 3.
The Middle Tyger Area Council includes all Chamber member businesses in School District 5.
The North Spartanburg Community Leadership Council includes all Chamber members businesses in School District 2.
The Woodruff Area Council includes all Chamber
member businesses in School District 4.
Each Council provides a common voice in promoting the economic well-being of the business, professional and industrial community of its respective area. Councils provide a voice to advance the agricultural, civic, industrial, commercial, professional and general welfare of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Each council formulates and executes group activities to improve business and civic conditions in the area.
For more information, contact John Kimbrell.