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Our Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization that welcomes, enhances, supports, promotes and encourages tourism, a healthy business environment, and quality of life.

our Representatives

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors include representatives from all sectors of our membership. Please feel free to communicate with any or all of them to express your concerns or wishes in terms of Chamber direction.

Monthly Board Meetings

The Board of Directors of the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce meets the 4th Thursday of each month in the Chamber Board Room at 8:00 am unless otherwise posted. Members are welcome to attend meetings. Those wishing to address the Board must notify the Chamber office at least one week prior to the meeting date to be placed on the agenda.

2021 Board of Directors

Bryson Burt

Homestar Financial Corp



Shannon McConnell

First Citizens Bank


Jim Breedlove

United Community Bank


Tiffani Tallent

Countryside Chevrolet


Tiffany Henry

Southwestern Small Business Center


Your assistants

Chamber Staff

Our staff is delighted to assist visitors, residents, and businesses. Please feel free to call upon them.

A Message From Executive Director Linda Harbuck

Welcome to the online extension of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. We are here to serve your needs. As a visitor, we welcome you and are here to provide information and guidance. As a resident, we are here to support the community in a variety of ways. And as a business, we’re here to support you through our many member benefits. Feel free to e-mail me or come by the Chamber office and let us know what we can do for you.
-Linda Harbuck

Linda Harbuck

Executive Director

Diane Baldwin

Administrative Assistant

Cindy Cavender

Director of Marketing & Special Projects


COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

You are always welcome in Franklin, NC    UPDATE AS OF February, 2021   North Carolina to Move to Phase 2.5    Read the latest North Carolina Governor's Executive Order    For links and information concerning Macon County’s COVID-19 phase orders visit...

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Scenic & Free

Scenic & Free

You are always welcome in Franklin, NC When you come to the Franklin NC area, you are in the foothills of some of the oldest mountains in the world.  The Blue Ridge Mountains and The Great Smoky Mountains rise up from the valleys of the Nantahala National Forest...

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Experience Like a Local

Experience Like a Local

You are always welcome in Franklin, NC A lot of folks visiting Franklin want to experience life like a local. Here's a list of what locals like to do when the weekend comes and it's time to play . Business stay do eat shop calendar Franklin is home to the Smoky...

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Networking –
Eggs & Issues Business Forum

Eggs & Issues is Macon County’s monthly business forum where our community gathers to network and discuss business issues of the day. Please join us for a delicious breakfast, networking and discuss business issues of the day.

For more information  or to RSVP contact the Franklin Chamber of Commerce by calling (828) 524-3161.

Eggs & Issues - Oct., 2019

DATE:   October 17
TIME:   7:45 am
TOPIC: State of the County Update with Derek                  Roland and Ronnie Beale
COST:   $10 per person includes hot breakfast
SPONSOR::  WNC Aerial Imagery
LOCATION:   Franklin Chamber of Commerce
                       98 Hyatt Road, Franklin NC  28734


Eggs & Issues Registration
Name of Business
Name of Responsible Party
May be owner or contact, but should be the main business email address
Billing Address
Street Address
Apartment/Building/Suite #
Payers billing address for credit card purposes.

Attendee Information

Number of attendees calculated x $10.00
How would you like to pay

Your assistants


The Chamber could not function without the gracious help of many, many people. Our volunteers provide many hours of services so that we might better serve the community.

“We can use your unique abilities and services as well! If you would be interested in volunteering at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce contact.”
Executive Director –Linda Harbuck

Chamber Committees
All Chamber members are urged to actively participate in our many activities. Volunteer for a committee, help out in special events, spend a few hours at the Chamber or contribute a service or some goods. We have several committees in which we invite your participation.

Special Events
This committee assists the Chamber Director and staff in the organization and execution of the Fourth of July celebration, the Mountain High BBQ & Music Festival, the Christmas Parade and other activities of a general community service nature that the committee shall create.

Chamber Masters
Coming soon.

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