Our Chamber

Since 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has been the driving force behind ensuring our community is vibrant and our business community grows and prospers. We are very proud of the strategic relationship we have developed over the years with Bowling Green and the surrounding region. Through that relationship, we’ve developed a unique sense of trust and collaboration that allows us a distinct competitive advantage. In that sense, we consider our Chamber members to be partners.

“The word ‘partner’ encompasses our relationship with our lifelong Chamber supporters,” said Tonya Matthews, Vice President of Partnership Services. “The supporters of the Chamber are more than ‘members’; they are active partners in the Chamber’s accomplishments.”

Thanks to the engagement of our dedicated Chamber leaders and partners, we strive to be bold in our vision and inclusive in our actions so that we best represent the interests of our partners. The scope of benefits for a partner spans business leads, network-building and business advocacy, just to name a few. Included for every partner are monthly networking events and important programming on relevant business topics. Through Chamber-initiated collaborations, partners receive exclusive savings on countless products and services. 

With more than 1,200 partners investing in the Chamber and an award-winning retention rate, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce reigns nationally as a 5-Star chamber recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 2009 Chamber of the Year awarded by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

In addition to our regular Chamber partnership, we are proud to offer President's Club for those interested in investing in and supporting South Central Kentucky’s economic development strategy. The investment made by these individuals, businesses and organizations contributes to the community’s economic development efforts, business expansion opportunities and overall quality of life. 

Similar to our Chamber team, our economic development arm, South Central Kentucky, is a well-respected, award-winning organization. South Central Kentucky boasts several awards from the Southern Economic Development Council, as well as an Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council. 

If you are not already a partner with the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, please join us in our collective mission as we provide valuable services to our partners, advocate a positive business environment and stimulate economic development for South Central Kentucky.