Southern crescent small business chamber of commerce

About us

Reinventing the Member-Based Chamber

The Southern Crescent Small Business Chamber of Commerce is a regional trade organization unlike any other. We focus on growth - not the growth of our member-based organization, but the growth of your small business.  

We help startups, Small, women, minority veteran, and rural-owned small businesses strengthen and grow in three core areas: 

  1. Access
  2. Relationships
  3. Contracts
We are located in the Atlanta Metropolitan Service Area, the only chamber in the region created specifically for startups and small businesses. While it is true that we specialize in helping small, minority, women, veteran and rural owned businesses secure government contracts and grants, the most valuable service we offer you as a Southern Crescent subscriber-member is access: 

You get access to a growing network Southern Crescent subscriber-members to provide you with guidance, information, and teaming opportunities. 

You get access to business development experts who  will help you build growth strategies to scale your business and move your organization seamlessly into new markets. 

You also get access to ongoing opportunities to expand and fine-tune your skill set through training. 

We gauge our success by measuring the growth of YOUR company, not our membership.  When you're successful, we're successful. Become a subscriber-member today. Subscriptions start at just $50 per year.

We have a vested interest in your success. 

We are the only performance-based chamber of commerce. 

9 Business Development Tools for Your Business

The Southern Crescent Small Business Chamber was founded on the belief that a member-based trade organization can be an invaluable resource for small and emerging businesses. This chamber has developed nine business development tools to help subscriber-members. 

The Southern Crescent Small Business Chamber is not just an advocacy group. We provide Business Development Services. Therefore we offer "subscriptions" instead of memberships as a way to demonstrate our commitment to providing ongoing services to help you grow your business.

 Performance Assessment Rating System(PARS) 

A system designed to vet all of our members so everyone is confident of performance. We also provide a Corrective Action Plan for those businesses that do not score favorably.

Contract Exchange Network

As a condition of Participation in this program, and to ensure that we all grow together, we require that members awarded contracts of $250,000 pledge 5% to another chamber member who has been vetted.

Capital Exchange Network

In 2019, we will be able to provide Chamber subscriber-members access to interest-free business loans with no credit check to help underwrite the cost of contract start-up.

Triple-Core Growth Strategy

Assistance and guidance for small businesses and start-ups in three major areas: contracts, relationships, and access.

Virtual Programming

All events will be live streamed so You no longer have to miss great events.·

Unprecedented Accountability 

Southern Crescent Chamber is the first ever performance-based Chamber of Commerce boasting metrics for not only its membership but for the Chamber as well.·

Expanded Focus

Southern Crescent Chamber will provide specific assistance in two under-served industries that are growing rapidly in Georgia: Entertainment and Movies/Films.·

Federal/Defense Contract Access and Support

Southern Crescent Chamber will provide specific growth services for federal and defense contract bids, negotiations and project execution for all types of businesses, including those looking to provide their services remotely.·

EBid System

We are the only Chamber currently offering an E-bid system to members!

Our President, Linda Chatmon has over 20 years of experience providing program management, training, contract management, acquisition support, and strategic planning/consulting through her company, Contracts and Grants. She has written two books on the subject and continues to serve as a champion for growth to her clients and now Southern Crescent Chamber members.

Boost your access and acumen to close more deals and grow your business. Join the Southern Crescent Chamber today and start reaping the benefits of membership.

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The Southern Crescent Small Business Chamber is a performance-based trade organization serving created to help startups and small businesses get access to opportunities, build new relationships, and find and win government contracts and grants.


Phone (678) 833-5759

Serving  Georgia, Alabama, New Orleans, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas


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