We view our participation in local Chambers of Commerce as not only a commitment to the local business communities we serve, but as a reflection of our willingness to be visible and to be held accountable for the work we do.
The chamber is a non-profit organization representing a broad-based coalition of businesses organizations throughout Seminole County and Central Florida. Our funding comes from membership, special events, and publications. Although we are not a government agency, we do work closely with the State of Florida, Seminole County, and the cities and officials. Those Seminole County cities are Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford, and Winter Springs.
The mission of the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce is to be the premier organization providing leadership that enhances the business climate and quality of life of the greater Winter Haven area. The Chamber was founded in 1910 as a Board of Trade. It later incorporated as a Chamber of Commerce in 1923. The organization has more than 850 members with nearly 2000 designated representatives. The Chamber is administered by a 19-member Board of Directors who set policy and strategic goals. Major areas of Chamber focus include economic development, small business support and programming, public affairs, education, beautification and tourism. The organization is a strategic partner with the City of Winter Haven, East Polk Committee of 100 and the Central Florida Development Council.
The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce is a business membership organization which represents more than 1,000 businesses in the Tampa Bay area. The programs and services of the Chamber range from tourism promotion, networking opportunities, government affairs and access to local and state officials. The Chamber works closely with government officials at all levels to help maintain and encourage a business friendly environment.
Established in 1922, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce set out with the vision to be the premier Voice of Business in the Clearwater region. Today, that vision is a reality. Representing more than 1,700 member businesses, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest chambers in the Bay area and has become a large and powerful voice for its members through its ability to partner with other agencies and advocate on behalf of business and their chamber members.
The Casselberry Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization representing a broad base of prosperity minded businesses and professionals who serve the greater Casselberry community. We are pleased to have been recently listed in the Orlando Business Journal as one of the fastest growing Chambers in the area.
The Chamber benefits its members by providing numerous member-to-member activities and events to gather and network, a very powerful business-building medium. The Chamber also benefits the community with four major events that both preserve and enhance the quality of life and character of St. Cloud, each of which brings thousands of people together celebrating community pride. The Chamber provides leadership and education on governmental issues; growth and economic matters through several types of forums; job development using workshops, receptions and employment connections; and candidate forums to inform the public for elected official selection. Chamber members enjoy the privilege of being the best informed in the community on a wide range of opportunities, issues and activities.