What is the purpose of the Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber strives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life of the Greater Seminole area by building business success, and seeks to attract new residents and industries to the area while retaining existing businesses. The Chamber offers educational and networking opportunities, business resources like directories and mailing lists, and government advocacy to protect and advance the interest of business. The Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit organization. The Chamber is not a government body.
What is the Chamber and what does it do?
Established in 1963, the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce is made up of 400 members representing businesses and organizations of all sizes. The Chamber’s mission is to maximize our members’ success and the area’s economic strength…
Why do I need to join the Chamber?
Now, more than ever, building substantive relationships is crucial to sustaining and growing your business. The Chamber provides opportunities on a daily basis for you to meet new contacts, whether it’s networking at one of the events or gaining education through one of our meetings or seminars. There are plenty of opportunities that fit your schedule. If you’re interested in finding out more information about the Chamber, please contact one of our staff at 727-392-3245
How do I become a member of the Chamber?
Joining the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce is easy! Fill out one of our “join now” forms, either on our web site, or at our office and a we will contact you shortly.
What are the dues? Are dues tax deductible?
Dues are based on the size of your company and are deductible for federal income tax purposes as a business expense.
What does it cost?
Membership dues correlate with the size of your company. Please contact the Chamber at 727-392-3245 or email us at seminolechamber.net for more information.
What types of programs does the Chamber offer?
The Chamber offers a wide variety of programs for our members, most of which are included in the cost of your membership. We offer professional development seminars for women in business, as well as a wide variety of educational, marketing and business related programs…
Who are the Members of the Chamber?
Our 400 members range from single-person shops to corporations with hundreds of employees. We have members, who have just started their business, and members, who have been in business for more many years. If you’re looking for advice on how to grow your business or transition it to the next generation in your family, the Chamber has members who will be there to support you.
Where is the Chamber located?
The Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce offices are located at 7985 113th Street N. Suite 208 Seminole, FL. 33772. Our phone number is 727-392-3245
What geographic area do you represent?
The Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce covers businesses in southern Pinellas and Hillsboro counties.
When is the next Chamber event?
The Chamber hosts a wide variety of events and meetings each year. Anywhere from luncheons and evening receptions, to trade show and breakfast groups. To browse our upcoming events schedule, please visit our online event calendar.
How do I register for Chamber events?
Online registration is available through our online event calendar. Advance registration with payment is required. Online registration is secure and requires payment by credit card. If you prefer not to register online, you may contact Donna or Gretchen to register for an event.
I registered for an event and now I cannot attend. Can I get a refund?
Though we regret we are unable to offer refunds for event registrations, we are happy to accommodate substitutions. If you registered for an event and are unable to attend, please send a representative in your place.
I want to be informed about upcoming Chamber events. Can I sign up for the Chamber’s mailing list?
The Seminole Chamber of Commerce sends a monthly newsletter that provides details about upcoming events. These newsletters can also be viewed on our web site.
What types of sponsorship opportunities are available at the Chamber?
There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available through the Chamber – everything from presenting sponsor of a major event like the Night Parade, the annual golf tournament or the yearly banquet to sponsoring a mixer, luncheon or networking event. If you’re interested in learning more about sponsorship, please contact Donna or Gretchen for sponsorship opportunities.
Can I offer a special discount to Chamber members?
Yes, you can, our web site has a link to all members who are offering discounts to other Chamber members. You can call the Chamber for more details and how you may be able to participate.
How can I look up my company listing or other companies?
To look up a company, use the member directory function on our website and you can also search by either category or by using the keyword function.
How can I update my company listing or add representatives?
You can update your company’s information by contacting anyone on the Chamber staff.
How do I find other Chamber members that offer discounts to fellow members?
The Chamber’s Member to Member Discount Program encourages members to do business with other members.
Can I use the Chamber logo on my website?
The Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to use the Chamber logo with “member of” included as part of the logo on their website. To get a copy, contact Donna or Gretchen.
COMMUNITY & GENERAL
Frequently Asked Questions – General!
How can I find out when a certain event in Seminole will take place?
Many events are listed on the Chambers web site and others can be found on the link to the Seminole city’s web site and calendar.
I need demographic and/or population information for the Seminole area.
Demographic information can be found on the web site under the Seminole information tab as well as other information about the area and activities.
What to do in the case of a Hurricane?
Links for Hurricane Preparation and Information:
- 2013 Pinellas Hurricane Guide: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/hurricaneguide
- Disaster Planning for Business: http://www.pced.org/disaster“
- and http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/businesssolutions
- Pinellas County Emergency Management and Preparation: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/default
- County Connection Hurricane & Safety news: http://www.pinellascounty.org/newsletters/e-lert/Hurricane_news
- Subscribe to monthly hurricane/safety news: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/subscribe
- Follow Pinellas County Emergency Management on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PinellasEM
- Sign up for the Community Notification Service to receive text emergency information on your cell phone: (888) 689-8905