About the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce

The Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce was established in November 2013 by a group of business leaders who wanted to build a business identity for Alpharetta much like the Chambers in Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, and Roswell INC do for their cities. The goal was to create an organization that Alpharetta businesses would be proud to be a member of, and use to grow its current and prospective business base.

The Chamber has grown significantly in membership since inception. During the first two ‘Charter months’ (November and December 2013) the Chamber established a base of 77 Charter Members. After the Chamber’s first full year in 2014, the membership total increased to over 170, and reached over 350 members in July 2016.

Joining the Chamber gives members the opportunity to take part in several signature events throughout the year. These events include: Women Who Walk the Walk, Golf Networking League, Golf Tournament, Alpharetta Business Academy, Thirsty Thursday!, Coffee & Commerce, Annual Gala, Clay Shoot and Alpharetta Restaurant Week. In addition to signature events, the Chamber provides an extensive range of benefits to assist members in networking, education, and marketing. It is also a vehicle for connecting the business community with the general population and showcasing what Alpharetta has to offer to prospective businesses and residents.

Executive Board

Scott Hutchison

Chairman, Wilson Hutchison Realty

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Kim Matherly

Chairwoman Emeritus, PMG Commercial

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Fergal Brady

Chairman Emeritus, Clover Financial

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Dan Merkel

Chairman Emeritus, Southern States Insurance

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Keith Bowermaster

WellStar Health System

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Eric Carter

Treasurer, Brady Ware

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Kevin Suchecki

Wells Fargo

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Grant Schmeelk

Dime Capital

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Lisa Shippel

Lisa Shippel Law, LLC

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Board of Directors

Ron Altman, Burgerfi
Hans Appen, Appen Media Group
Matt Berndt, TemperaturePro North Atlanta
Richard Cade, Kaiser Permanente
Christian Ngo, BB&T
Heather Demis, Anchor Marketing
Scott Doll, Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA
Shan Florence, South Main Kitchen/ Butcher & Brew
Ted Schwartz, Joel and Granot Commercial Real Estate
John Goss,
Konnarock Healthcare
Kimberly Graver,
Layne Kamsler, Hipes & Belle Isle
Kathy Weeks Karlin, Coldwell Banker
Kile Lewis, oXYGen Financial, Inc.
Casey Robinson, Envision Office Solutions
Janet Rodgers, Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kathy Swahn, The Drake House
Peter Tokar, City of Alpharetta
Philip Wahl, Kale Me Crazy