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About the Chamber

 

The Chamber is a member-based organization. Our vision is to advance the most prosperous business environment in the region. Our mission is to be the catalyst for the business community by serving as its advocate, by promoting education and strategic economic growth, and by providing programs and services that enhance the quality of life for the entire community.

 

Member businesses benefit from networking, referrals, business development, advertising opportunities and much more. We invite and encourage members to be active members, participating in programs of interest to them and their businesses. The Chamber Board of Directors is comprised of 21 Chamber members elected by the general membership, all focused on serving member business interests on many levels.

 

Historical Note:  The first Charter for the Chamber of Commerce was issued by the Bartow Superior Court on July 13, 1889. Those petitioning the creation of the Chamber at that time were J.A. Stover, E. Strickland, R.G. Mays, W.C. Baker, J.P. Jones, R.W. Satterfield, and J.R. Wikle.