We plan and implement strategies for the controlled growth of Roane County’s economy as a unified voice representing the best Tennessee has to offer businesses, citizens and travelers.

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We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.

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We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.

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We connect leaders and organizations for the benefit of local and regional business growth.

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We empower leaders, parents and students to invest in education, so they are better prepared to fulfill the workforce opportunities of Roane County’s future.

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We offer natural beauty, historic charm and low-cost living, distinguishing Roane County as one of the best retirement destinations in the nation.

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It Really Does Benefit Us All!

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Shop local, Shop Roane - It Benefits Us All!

Roane Chamber’s buy-local program,Shop Roane,’ has been raising awareness of the importance of shopping local for many years.  Initiatives such as the Shopping Spree Contest held the weeks leading up to Christmas, drives shoppers to participating businesses for a chance to win cash prizes; while the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become nationally known as Shop Small Saturday, the Roane Chamber calls it Super Saturday, a day when we challenge everyone to spend at least $50 at a local business, specifically advertising our Chamber member retailers. 

New in 2020, the Roane Chamber is hosting the Jingle & Mingle Market on Sunday, November 8 at the Barn at Maple Creek in Kingston!

 The Chamber promotes shopping local all year long - not just during the holiday season.  And we specifically promote Chamber member businesses as they are the ones investing in their community through membership.  For a complete list of Roane Chamber Members click here and search by category or by name.

Be sure and 'like' the Roane Chamber Facebook page to learn about the many programs and events held throughout the year.   To get in on the conversation and promomte your Roane County business, join our new Forward Together Facebook Group.

And we challenge YOU to shop local whenever possible, because it really does help us all.   It provides money for our communities and also for each household - including yours - through the taxes generated from the sales. 

According to one nationally-known "shop local" advocacy group, did you know? 

  • One half of all local sales tax goes directly to Roane County Schools;
  • For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the county for other important services; 
  • It's cheaper and greener, saving you the energy and expense of traveling out of the county; and
  • Nothing returns to Roane County when purchased online.