The Mission of the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce is to promote a vibrant business climate and economy while enhancing the quality of life within our surrounding community.

To accomplish this mission, the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce shall adhere to these guidelines:


Encourage business and community prosperity by promoting economic programs designed to strengthen and enhance the financial opportunities for all businesses within Alpharetta.


Serve as an effective non-partisan, non-sectarian voice for business on legislative, business, social, governmental and community issues affecting Alpharetta.


Identify and overcome obstacles that are detrimental to the business climate and community growth.


Support civic, social and cultural programs designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the community.


Promote life long learning.

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 has reached nearly 400 members in 2018. Now, in our 5th successful year, and with strong leadership in place, we have established ourselves as a valuable resource in the business community and have built strong partnerships with the City of Alpharetta and the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Awesome Alpharetta.

Joining the Chamber gives members the opportunity to take part in several Signature Events throughout the year. (Please visit our Signature Events Page to learn more about these events). In addition to these events, the Chamber provides an extensive range of benefits, programs & events to assist members in networking, education, and marketing. We also provide tools and resources to promote prosperity foster success. The Alpharetta Chamber is the perfect vehicle for connecting the business community with the general population and showcasing what Alpharetta has to offer to prospective businesses and residents.



Deborah Lanham

President & CEO, Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce

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Melody Cookson

Member Services Coordinator, Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce

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Executive Board


Ron Altman

Board Chair, Burgerfi


Michael Gordy

Treasurer, Michael Gordy Country Financial

Dana Cox

Secretary, Penn Hodge Properties

Lisa Shippel

Immediate Past Board Chair

Dr. Alex Paulk

Chairman – Elect 2021, North Atlanta Spine

Casey Robinson

Envision Office Solutions

Eric Carter

Brady Ware

Scott Hutchison

Wilson Hutchison Realty

Ted Schwartz

Joel and Granot Commercial Real Estate


Board of Directors

Adam Danielson
Fermented Atlanta
Ann Wisniewski
AJW Designs
Carl Appen
Appen Media
Charlcie Forehand
Atlanta Fine Homes Realty
Tracey Craft
Ansley Atlanta
Deborah Pittman
Miles Hansford & Tallant
Donna Shaw Murphy
Murphy Sanders Realty
Garrett Rowland
Renasant Bank
George Colmant
Mercury Marketing
Heather Demis
Anchor Marketing
Janet Rodgers
Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jenna Garber
WellStar Health System
Dave Yuhas
Parrish Construction Group
Kerry Pierce
Mannahrett Homes, LLC
Kim S. Lounsberry
Marlene Kovacs
Quantum Bank
Matthew Thomas
City of Alpharetta
Mike Garrison
Georgia Swarm
Patty Murray
Element Funding
Jorge Valencia
Regions Bank
Rookmin Maharaj
Fulton Science Academy
Ruben Sanchez
ReMax One Stop
Tina Godwin
Pedego Electric Bikes Alpharetta
Roger Bauer
Kaiser Permanente