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- Website flchamber.com/
- Founded in1916
- Presidents name Mark Wilson
- Ribbon cuttings in last year150+
- Has members2000+
- Employees it represents20000+
- Last year events230+
- Approximate attendees4000+
Chamber Serves In
Focus Area of the Chamber
Taxation, Transportation, Right-to-work Laws, Tort Reform, Growth Management, Economic Development, And International Trade
About Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Chamber of Commerce is a leading state chamber located in Tallahassee. It connects Florida’s family of chambers into a “chamber of chambers” that promotes state business climate by sharing information and collaborating on business events, training and advocacy. Florida chamber of commerce is much different from local and regional chambers of commerce, as it work on state level as well as federal level issues impacting the business community. It was founded in 1916 and is a registered member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Florida Chamber of Commerce’s mission statement broadly covers and conveys - And while many would have you believe our state’s successes come from only our sunshine and beaches, at the Florida Chamber we know firsthand that our state continues to move forward thanks, in part, to a united business community that believes in free enterprise, believes in private-sector job creation and fights for a stronger Florida.
Florida Chamber of Commerce is the unified voice of Florida’s business and premier advocacy organization in the state. The organization helps local and regional chambers with lobbying for pro-business initiatives. It promotes statewide economic growth, and globally competitive workforce. Staff lobbyists make sure that laws and regulations will promote an economic climate that will allow companies to thrive, grow, and provide jobs.
Florida Chamber of Commerce is committed to focus on Taxation, Transportation, Right-to-work Laws, Tort Reform, Growth Management, Economic Development, And International Trade. It leverages the expertise of state government and work with their Governor, state representatives, state senators, US congressional leaders and US Senators with representing the entire business community to enhance and advocate for a better business environment. For strengthening, referring and connecting state level businesses, the organization also works with Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).
The association helps in giving operational assistance to the Chamber CEOs/Leaders and staff-volunteers that serve them. Giving access to a Policy Clearinghouse which enables member chambers to share knowledge internally about state and local public policy issues and strategies being employed in various regions to deal with those issues. Assisting with professional training, arranging conferences and meetings held throughout the year which provides information as well opportunities for exchanging ideas, networking with fellow chamber executives, staff and volunteer board members. Committee members provide valuable guidance and share ideas with each other to continually improve and grow their chambers and each other as professionals. Members receive discounted pricing for events as well as access to a variety of revenue sharing services that can save local/regional chambers and its members money while generating additional revenue for their organization.
The business network has many benefits, services that it offers to its subordinates and membership holders. Some of the benefits include increasing productivity through an educated and highly-skilled, capable workforce, advocating a balanced, predictable tax and spending system, fostering a favorable climate among members and their diverse employees, providing relocation aid, promoting the pro-business agenda focused on the statewide issues that impact state’s entire business community, networking opportunities with other business leaders who share concerns about policy issues that affect their companies, providing market information, making sure that business pays no more than its fair share of taxes, cutting state government red tape, serving as a coordinating entity for chambers of commerce throughout the state, providing member services and resources to address evolving business needs, maintaining and improving the cost of doing business and many more.
The trade union has a wide variety of events from monthly networking mixers to annual luncheons to build and enhance member businesses. It offers engaging events such as Economic Outlook Summit, Future of Florida Forum, Florida Town Hall Meetings, Florida International Trade and Investment Conference, Florida Business Leaders’ Summit.
Florida Chamber of Commerce has partnered with The Able Trust, Duke Energy, Florida Realtors, Holland Knight, Wells Fargo for the economic development and growth of Florida.