About Us

The Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce has been a vital part of the community since 1953. It is an organization of businesses, organizations and individuals who have joined together with the overall objective to foster progressive and orderly community development. It is the hub of our community. Efforts on behalf of the Chamber do not stop with business. The Chamber works for the good of the entire community. More than anything, the Chamber is people…concerned, dedicated and committed to support and improve the overall economic strength and quality of life for Evans County residents. Our Mission is to promote and support business, civic, cultural, and educational growth in our community.

Our History

The Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce was officially organized on April 3, 1953, in a meeting held at the Evans County Courthouse. Ralph Dixon was elected to serve as the Chamber’s first President. The Chamber was originally housed in a small two-room building, formerly occupied by the Claxton Police Department on the corner of Railroad Street and Highway 301. Years later, the Chamber moved in a building located at 4 North Duval Street which is said to be one of the first brick homes built in Claxton in 1939. In June 2016, the Chamber moved to its present-day location at 302 West Railroad Street adjacent to Claxton City Hall.

The Chamber is proud to have been a part of the growth and progress of Evans County during the past 6 decades and looks forward to continued business growth, economic development and success for the community.

Member Testimonals

"As a third- generation business owner, I understand the vital role the Chamber of Commerce plays in making Claxton and Evans County a great place to do business. The Chamber staff helped me prepare a successful Tourism Product Development grant application that has enabled me to provide an outdoor seating area for my customers. Little did I know in 2019 that outdoor seating would be so significant in today’s hospitality industry."
- John Womble, Georgia Fruitcake Company

"I am proud to say I have been a chamber member for 35 years. Membership in the Chamber of Commerce is one of the best investments you can make, not only for your business, but for the community. Whether you invest your money, time, or both, partnering with the Chamber is an investment in the future of our community."
- Bruce Purcell, Quik Kut Distributors