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Our Mission

To promote an ideal business environment which supports growth and total community development.

Welcome to the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce. Leading the business community for over 100 years, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce is a driving force behind economic development and community growth. We are proud to be the largest business advocate in our region. We offer a small town, family-oriented feel with city amenities. Sumter hosts an abundance of outdoor resources and community events that will give you that good home feeling.

Our Chamber of Commerce represents nearly 1000 member businesses; so whether we are helping existing businesses grow, recruiting new companies to the region, striving to establish a world-class workforce, or advocating for business-friendly government, we are working to fulfill our goal...


“Originally, we became members because it was the thing to do as a business owner, however, over the years we learned how to get plugged in through The Chamber. It works because the better The Chamber does, the better Sumter does, and then we are more successful as a business. The Chamber is there whenever we need them whether it helps us connect with the community, gain access to like-minded professionals or brainstorm business growth ideas.”

-Victoria Bailey

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“When I retired from the military, The Chamber of Commerce wrapped their arms around me and my family to help get connected in Sumter. I figured I owed it to our community to be a part of The Chamber because they have done so much for me. They continue to do so by providing opportunities to be a part of the community, helping our youth, understanding what truly makes Sumter thrive. Because of The Chamber, I don’t have to sit on the sidelines…I am part of the team. I highly recommend that you join yourself.”

-Lefford Fate

Support Services Director
City of Sumter

“I choose to be a member of the Greater Sumter Chamber not only to benefit my business through connections and networking opportunities, but also for the greater good the Chamber does for our community.   Our community can only get better if we all work together toward common goals."   

-Nancy Lee Zimpleman

Sword Lily Marketing

“Being a part of the chamber to me means a sense of community where I feel many would not have known about my salon if I wasn't a part of the chamber. It is a great networking opportunity to meet other business owners who are going through the same issues you may be going through as a new owner or just if your stuck without grown. I’ve learned about many other events in the community I might not have known about.”

-Monique Ballier

Le Bon Temps Boutique

“I have been associated with The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce for more than a decade and one element has always held true: The staff makes every effort to reach out to not only the business community but the community as a whole. Events like Porches in the historic district is a great way to involve area residents. And I look forward to The Chamber Retreat every year, where I get to spend a weekend with Sumter professionals who are as invested in our community as I am. It's always a great exchange of ideas and we hope those thoughts will translate into a better Sumter. Those are just a few examples of why The Chamber is vital to the future of the Gamecock City.”

-Chip Chase

Public Relations Director

“Joining the Chamber is the smartest move you will ever make for your business. The networking alone is worth it-there is not another group you can join and get as much face time, and personal exposure, for yourself and your business. Once you begin meeting other members and they start to picture your face when they need something you provide, you’ll notice the difference! Not only that, but you will know who to call yourself, when you need anything. Chamber membership has rewarded me not only with more business, but lifelong friends who I may not have met, otherwise. Being a member is a no-brainer!”

-Kim Hatchell

Galloway and Moseley Jewelers

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