• About the Chamber

  • 2020 Leadership Lamar Nominations!

    We are proud to announce that we will sponsor and hold the next Leadership Lamar class in February 2020!  Leadership Lamar has proven to be a very successful opportunity to mold leaders in our community.  Our graduates from Leadership Lamar currently serve our community as City Council members, County Commissioners, County Chairpersons, and many sits on the board for our Industrial Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce.  We are very excited about this program and hope that you see the level of importance for this program and support the need to continue to offer such a program. 


    To continue the program, we need to fill twenty spots in the upcoming class with eligible leadership candidates.  You will find a nomination form enclosed.  Please take a moment to consider the following:


    • Do you know of a co-worker, professional associate, leader in your church or civic organization that you feel will benefit from this leadership program?
    • Do you have an employee that you wish to sponsor in this leadership program?
    • Would you or your business be willing to sponsor a student in this leadership program?  There will be candidates that would like to take the program that may not financially be able to pay the $300.00 tuition - would you be willing to sponsor such a candidate?


    Please take a moment to complete the enclosed nomination form with anyone that you wish to nominate as an upcoming leader in our community that may benefit from this program.  Also, please note the form where indicated if you wish to sponsor a candidate that is unable to attend due to the financial commitment.  

    Please click here for Nomination Forms.

    Please submit your 2020 Leadership Lamar Nomination Form by Friday, December 13, 2019. 


    Thank you for your time and consideration!  We appreciate your input!


    Best Regards,


  • 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.

    Business Referrals

    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.