• Advocacy

  • Giving Business a Voice

    The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee is at the heart of the organization’s mission… to be the leading – and most effective — advocate for pro-business and quality of life issues in the McDuffie County. With that in mind, your Chamber and volunteers work year-round to ensure that our city, county, state and federal representatives are aware of the issues which affect the McDuffie County business community, and that they are actively engaged in our efforts to make our area an even better place to live, work and do business. Locally, governmental issues are monitored by the Chamber’s Economic Development/Government Affairs Committee which meets monthly to consider issues pertinent to its area of interest, and makes recommendations to the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber’s Board of Directors on issues that require action and/or advocacy. The Chamber also organizes an annual Pre-Legislative Luncheon each November, when state and federal lawmakers are invited to meet – and share their views – with McDuffie County business and community leaders.

  • GAC Members

    • Bennett Dudley, Dudley Nurseries
    • Aaron Talbott, Thomson First United Methodist Church
    • Andy Knox, Jr., Chamber Board Chairman, Watson & Knox
    • Bob Kepshire, University Hospital McDuffie
    • Carrie Lokey, One Stop
    • William B. Swan, Knox & Swan Attorneys
    • Chief John Seay, Thomson Police Department
    • Neal Tam, McDuffie County School System
    • Chief John Thigpen, Thomson Fire Department
    • Bobby Hildreth, Georgia Power
    • David Crawley, McDuffie County Administrator
    • Don Powers, Thomson City Manager
  • Upcoming Events