Perimeter Chamber Launches Partnership with Entrepreneurship Program

For Immediate Release: ATLANTA (July 8, 2024)  The Perimeter Chamber has launched a partnership with the Access Georgia Foundation (Access) to promote economic growth for its members and further entrepreneurial growth in the City of Dunwoody and its surrounding areas.

The Perimeter Chamber, a nonprofit organization, is committed to promoting economic prosperity, fostering professional connections and advocating for businesses in metro Atlanta. 

Access Georgia Foundation is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Dunwoody that provides education, mentoring, and capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs in all stages and industries. 

The Foundation’s long-running Founders Cohort program welcomes early-stage entrepreneurs across Georgia seeking angel investments to grow their ventures. Launched in 2020, the program has invested $2 million in 14 companies and provided over 1,200 hours of mentoring. 

"Partnering with the Access Georgia Foundation aligns perfectly with our mission to foster economic prosperity and professional connections within our community. By combining our resources and expertise, we aim to create a robust support system for entrepreneurs and small businesses, driving growth and innovation in Dunwoody and the Perimeter region."

— Paula Shiver, Vice President of Engagement, Perimeter Chamber of Commerce

Together, the Chamber and Foundation will work to expand their offerings to support small businesses, growth-stage businesses, and solo entrepreneurs with resources such as business workshops, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help them grow and scale.

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About Access Foundation: The mission of the ACCESS Georgia Foundation is to provide education, mentoring, and capital for underserved and unserved entrepreneurs and their companies to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. The Foundation has invested over $2 million into 14 companies across the Southeast and engaged over 60 mentors who have provided over 1,200 hours of mentorship.   

About Perimeter Chamber: Founded in 2008, Perimeter Chamber is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to advancing the economic prosperity of businesses of all sizes, shaping an inclusive and magnetic community. Governed by a Board of Directors and supported by professional staff, they operate independently to serve, amplify, and advance the interests of their members and the broader economic progress of metro Atlanta, standing as a trusted partner. Through strategic connections, resourceful networking, and a thriving business environment, they propel businesses forward and contribute to the broader success of the community.

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