Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Return to In-Person Events

We’ve Missed You!

Starting in July, the Cobb Chamber is taking a phased and hybrid approach to offering in-person events and meetings along with offering the option to attend virtually for many events. We’re excited to welcome you back to the events you know and love, like Cobb Connections, Area Councils and Business After Hours.
As our community’s response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, our in-person events will include measures to promote safety and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. If you choose to attend our events in person, the event environment will promote social distancing and event protocols guided by the CDC and Cobb & Douglas Public Health.

As part of our phased approach, Cobb Chamber members will continue to have the option to attend most of our events virtually. For events such as Marquee Monday and Area Councils, the Cobb Chamber is launching a livestreaming option for attendees. If attending virtually for an event is an option, you’ll be able to make that selection when you register, before the event.

Whether attending virtually or in-person, you will be required to register in advance. We will not be able to accept walk-up attendees not registered at this time.

There’s a lot to cover, and we imagine that you’ll have a lot of questions about our new event experience. Please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions, and our answers below.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Will I have to wear a mask at Chamber events?

    At this time, yes. The Cobb Chamber team is requiring attendees to wear a mask upon entering and exiting the event facility and while moving about the space. Once attendees have been seated and are socially distanced from other attendees, masks may be removed.

    All venue and chamber staff not seated will be required to wear a mask throughout the event for your safety.

What measures are being taken to ensure the event facility is clean and sanitized?

    Events at the Cobb Chamber: The Cobb Chamber’s meeting rooms are sanitized daily and each meeting or event will be set up to encourage social distancing. In addition, hand sanitizing stations are placed in strategic areas throughout the meeting areas. Our restrooms are cleaned, sanitized and serviced multiple times daily. Also, a suggested flow of traffic is marked on the floor to decrease the need to open doors and cross paths with other attendees in narrow hallways.

    Depending upon the size of the event and staff capabilities, attendees will be asked to complete a temperature check at the event or at home.

    At this time, the Chamber is discouraging event and meeting attendees from giving handshakes, high fives, fist or elbow bumps, and hugs.

    Events at partner venues: Each venue is responsible for following strict CDC guidelines and current executive orders in order to host groups. The event space will be set up to encourage social distancing. Each venue will take all precautions necessary to reduce exposure to high-touch surfaces, such as door handles, and offer hand sanitizing stations.

    Depending upon the size of the event and staff capabilities, attendees will be asked to complete a temperature check at the event or at home.

    At larger-scale events, the Chamber may use staggered arrival times and departures to decrease crowd size in narrow entry ways and exits.

    At this time, the Chamber is discouraging event and meeting attendees from giving handshakes, high fives, fist or elbow bumps, and hugs.

What changes can I expect with the event check-in process?*

    Cobb Chamber staff will be on hand to ensure that you have registered for the event. At this time, attendees cannot walk-in without registering in advance of the event. Attendees must register for events in advance to ensure a contact-free event check-in experience.

    Depending upon the size of the event and staff capabilities, attendees will be asked to complete a temperature check at the event or at home.

    Attendees are encouraged to wear their own name tags.

Will I be able to network?

    Yes, but we are asking that everyone respect social distancing recommendations. When you arrive, attendees will complete the event check-in process and find their seat. We’re encouraging you to network with the people around you, avoiding large groups and keeping a safe distance.

Can I shake hands, hugs or fist bump?

    The Cobb Chamber is promoting social distancing and asking attendees to refrain from any physical contact, including high fives, fist and elbow bumps, handshakes and hugs.

Can I pay at the door?

    No. In order to provide a contact-free experience for guests and staff, event attendees will have to register and pay for events in advance.

How can I attend virtually?

    As you are registering for events, you’ll be able to select your preference, to attend in person or virtually. Virtual attendees will be sent a link to view the event in an email after registration. Please note that not all Chamber events fit the requirements for a virtual attendee experience and this option may not be available for every event.

Will there be food at events?

    Events offered during meal times will still offer a COVID-safe dining option. Meals may be prepackaged or served cafeteria style. 
    If you are attending an event during standard meal times and have any concerns, please contact the event manager associated with that event (contact information is available on the event registration page).

How will I be notified if there was an exposure to COVID-19 at a Cobb Chamber event?

    If someone has been exposed or tests positive after attending one of our events, Cobb Douglas Public Health will perform contact tracing measures and will notify all exposed individuals. Contact tracing is the process of quickly identifying, assessing, and managing people who have been exposed to COVID-19 to prevent additional transmission. To learn more, visit: cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com