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Invest in the economic future of Orangeburg County by supporting a strong, effective local Chamber.

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Why invest in your chamber?


Why Invest

Invest in the future of Orangeburg.

Your Benefit

Contribute to a strong, robust economy in Orangeburg County. Your Chamber works toward this goal by maintaining a pro-business regulatory environment, promoting Orangeburg to outside investors, attracting tourism dollars, and supporting local economic development organizations.


Why Invest

Set your Chamber's annual agenda.

Your Benefit

Let your Chamber be your voice by contributing to the conversation. Each year, our agenda is set by our members. By participating in our forums, panels, and committees, you have the opportunity to speak to the goals and obstacles of your sector – and help us craft a plan to keep you supported.


Why Invest

Drive tourism dollars to your area.

Your Benefit

Attract tourism dollars to Orangeburg County (and to your business). A percentage of our budget is dedicated to promoting Orangeburg’s attractions to tourists who will use your services and spend at your shops.


Why Invest

Network and promote your business.

Your Benefit

Connect with potential partners and customers. Your Chamber hosts over 200 face-to-face and virtual networking events each year, from our flagship Business Expo (with over 750 participating businesses) to small happy hours across the county.

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James McQuilla
(803) 534-6821

“We’re here to support our business community, and we believe very strongly that, by doing that, we’re promoting a higher standard of living here in Orangeburg County. Our role is to be a catalyst for that progress by making sure our local businesses have the tools to succeed and grow; that their needs are heard and addressed by our public leaders; and that our home is on the map as a great place to do business and invest.”

Benefits of Membership


Connect with over 350 businesses and organizations.


Establish yourself as a leader of the business community.


Sit on committees and host Chamber events.

Statistical Data

The Chamber is your source for information relating to Orangeburg County’s business climate.

Quality of Life Magazine

The Chamber publishes the biennial Quality of Life magazine as a high-quality recruitment tool for potential businesses and industries.

Health Insurance Availability

True Blue Partnerships with Blue Cross Blue Shield available to Chamber members.

Assistance for Startups

The Chamber can assist with making contact with the SCSU Small Business Development Center for those interested in starting a business.

Online Business Resources

Comprehensive business resources and linkages are included on the Chamber’s website.

Educational Programs

The Chamber operates the Junior Leadership Program for selected 11th grade students from our county’s public and private schools and provides scholarships each year.

Alliances with Economic Development Organizations

The Chamber works with the Orangeburg County Development Commission and Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association in an effort to promote and support business growth.

Website Links

Chamber members have a listing on the Chamber website that includes a link to the member’s website.

Ribbon Cutting

Gain visibility for your business through ribbon cuttings. The Chamber will provide a Dignitary/VIP list, scissors and coverage in our monthly newsletter.

Recognition of Exemplary Businesses

The Chamber maintains an awards program to honor outstanding members at the annual banquet.

Onward Orangeburg County Newsletter

A monthly newsletter (distributed to over 350,000 readers) showcasing Chamber events, ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours and Shop Local news.

Visitors & Tourism Guide

Advertisements are provided to Chamber members at reduced rates. Annual distribution of 10,000 plus availability on the Chamber website and Visitors & Tourism Guide website.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms at the Chamber facility are available at a greatly reduced cost for marketing and training purposes.

Business & Professional Guide

Listings in the Business & Professional Guide (distributed to over 350,000 readers) put the name of your business in the hands of thousands of people who are looking for products and services.

Brochure Display

Chamber members may display brochure on a space-available basis in the Chamber lobby for all members and visitors to Orangeburg County to peruse.

Leadership Orangeburg County

Brings tomorrow’s leaders together with the leaders of today for ten informed sessions concerning what Orangeburg County has to offer.

Fall Golf Tournament

Your opportunity to enjoy a day of fun and recreation with other county movers and shakers.

Chamber Committees

Help shape the direction of the Chamber and increase your company’s visibility by participating in Chamber committees and activities.

Business EXPO

This annual event provides the opportunity to market your business to more than 750 potential customers through display and interaction with other chamber members and the citizens of Orangeburg County.

Business After Hours

Discover potential customers, meet business associates and community leaders, and learn what other businesses have to offer – all in a relaxed social setting.

Annual Banquet

The capstone event of the year, the Annual Banquet recognizes Chamber members for outstanding service and community leadership.

Administrative Professional Luncheon

An annual luncheon to honor vital support staff, held on Administrative Professional Day.

Visitors Center

The Chamber operates a visitor’s center at the Chamber facility to provide guests with information about Orangeburg County.

Visitors & Tourism Guide

The Chamber publishes an annual Visitors & Tourism Guide, which is distributed at South Carolina Welcome Centers and other outlets.

Orangeburg Festival of Roses

The Chamber co-sponsors this annual festival which attracts 20,000 people to the Edisto Memorial Gardens each spring.

Leadership for Tourism

The Chamber is designated as the lead agency for tourism by the County of Orangeburg and the City of Orangeburg.

Legislative Agenda

Your Chamber participates each year in a grassroots forum to gather concerns for legislative action. Each Chamber member has an opportunity for input through this event.

Governmental Issues

Through its Division of Public Affairs, your Chamber monitors governmental issues on the city, county, state, and national levels.

Chamber Events

Automatic invitations to all Chamber events.

Leadership Opportunities

Opportunities to lead by joining your Chamber’s Board or a Chamber Committee.

Advertisement Opportunities

Exclusive opportunities to place ads in Chamber publications.

Event Hosting

Option to host Chamber Networking Events.


Annual Member Window decal.

Mailing Labels

Access to Chamber Member mailing labels.

Ribbon Cuttings

Access to Chamber-led ribbon cutting ceremonies with full coverage on Chamber social media and website.


Free promotion on Chamber social media, in newsletters, and on the Chamber website.

Investor Directory Listing

Appear in our Investor Directory with your organization’s name and contact information.


Connect with over 550+ businesses and organizations to help you grow.

Member Levels

See dues for businesses of all sizes, or consider making a larger investment and receiving additional benefits as a Community Builder.

Standard Membership Levels

25 employees or less


26 - 50 employees


51 - 100 employees


101 - 200 employees


201 employees or more


Nonprofits (501c3)


Home Based Businesses

1-2 employees, no brick-and-mortar location



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Year-round recognition on the website
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Sponsorship for a Chamber Event with preferred seating at annual events
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(1) Coupon offer in a Chamber publication
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Foursome & Hole Sponsorship for the Chamber’s Cup Golf Tournament
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Table space at the Business EXPO
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Credits toward Leadership Orangeburg County
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Waived cost for Membership Add-ons
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Contact Information

PO Box 328
155 Riverside Drive, SW
Orangeburg, SC

Phone: (803) 534-6821
Fax: (803) 531-9435
Toll Free: (800) 545-6153
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