About the Chamber
About the Chamber
On Thursday, July 30 the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce met with leaders from our local City and County officials, along with our Health, Police, and Fire departments to discuss safety measures necessary for a successful Buggy Days festival.
This year, in light of COVID-19, we must make the safety of our citizens and participants top priority considering this event brings thousands of people from all over the southeast to Barnesville, GA. We have determined that we aren't able to meet the recommended safety measures for an event drawing this many people to our town with close contact between vendors and attendees with food and crafts.
A unified decision has been made to cancel this year's Buggy Days Festival. We hope everyone understands that this decision was not made lightly. We will be contacting our vendors with pertinent details regarding this decision. We look forward to seeing you at next years festival and invite you to follow our social media outlets for updates and future activities.
Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce
The Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce’ s mission is to provide leadership that will help create the best possible place in which to operate a business while enhancing Barnesville and Lamar County as a desirable place to live, work, and visit.
We believe in the dignity of all citizens, in demonstrating a sense of community, and in promoting cooperation among governmental agencies and quasi-governmental agencies.
There are different programs that members are encouraged to participate in that provide valuable networking opportunities including: Ribbon Cuttings, Business After Hours, Business Exchange Meetings, Battle of the Bones Festival, Summer in the Sticks Concert, Movies in the Park, Leadership Lamar, Buggy Days Festival, and Awards Banquet.
The Chamber of Commerce receives daily requests for goods and services within our area in which case only Chamber members are referred. Contact information such as telephone numbers and addresses are given to those making the request.
Business Publicity and Exposure
The Chamber lobby displays are available for members’ business cards, brochures and other promotional items. Member listings are also included in the membership directory. Hard copy membership directories are printed on a yearly basis with the next one set for the summer of 2016.