A New Day for Downtown


Deborah Lanham

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Located in the 6th fastest growing city in the U.S. the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is well-positioned to promote economic growth in North Atlanta. With over 400 active members representing a variety of industries and business sizes, r ACC is reflective of the community it serves. Members often describe it as one of the most supportive and dynamic chambers in North Atlanta.

Through its Jump Start program, members learn clear steps to finding their next client, meeting a mentor, and discovering new partnerships. “We want to be a true advocate, linking our members with the people, tools, and services they need to strengthen and expand their career or business,” says Chamber President & CEO Deborah Lanham. Additionally, the Chamber works closely with business leaders and policy makers to champion business-friendly initiatives in the community.

The Alpharetta Chamber is also leading the way in tech initiatives, recently launching ATX (Alpharetta Tech Exchange) to help connect business to technology solutions and tech talent. ATX will also foster partnerships with local technology organizations and the education community to create an enduring ecosystem.

Downtown Alpharetta District Initiative The Alpharetta Chamber has also entered a unique partnership with the Development Authority of Alpharetta (DAA) to create a Downtown Alpharetta District. The DAA has agreed to provide funding for a period of three years, while the Chamber has committed to spearheading events and experiences to drive activity downtown, including a branded website and social media presence. The initiative will continue to attract visitors and residents downtown while encouraging the retention and recruitment of businesses in Alpharetta's city center. The Alpharetta Chamber will also create a governance/advisory board comprised of relevant public and private stakeholders and continue to strengthen its partnership with the Alpharetta Convention & Visitor Bureau as well as business-focused organizations within North Fulton.

To learn more about the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce or

to become a member contact:

Deborah Lanham, President & CEO