A Chamber of Commerce
(or COC) is a non-profit entity made up of local businesses, all of which pay
for membership. The Chamber of Commerce acts as a voice for business interests
in political and public venues, and is often tasked with the job of attracting
businesses, investing time and effort into the vitality of the area, and
maintaining community-oriented programs.
The COC is a voice for
business. When you add your voice to your Chamber of Commerce, you find a place
where your opinion makes a difference in the way the organization operates.
Why Join the Chamber?
Advertising and directory listings. We publish a popular newsletter on a
regular schedule, and distribute our own business directories. When you join
The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, you automatically increase your
Professional networking. We are made up of like-minded
businesspeople. Some will become friends and colleagues, some will share their
years of expertise… and in the years to come, newcomers may look to you for
advice. We build a family of entrepreneurs and community businesses.
Resources. Outreach, programs, and incentives for
small businesses are part and parcel of your membership. We offer resources for
businesses and startups, and support as you continue to grow your business
through the years. The Chamber also works with organizations to offer
incentives to businesses that move into our county.
Member Benefits. The benefits of membership extend beyond
advertising and funding potential. These benefits are exclusive to members.
Representation. The Chamber of Commerce offers a
concerted voice for business interests at the local, state, and national
levels. From influencing local policy to advocating for national business
interests, we have the resources to bring your concerns to a larger audience.
Guidance and Consulting. Membership in our Chamber includes
access to a small business resource center and to information that can make a
difference to even the most seasoned business professional. Workshops, smart
business counseling, and question-and-answer sessions are part of membership.
Information Services. We can offer you top-quality information
on the rules, regulations, and laws governing business in your particular
A rising tide lifts all ships. We have the funds, organization, and
mission to help bolster our local economy. When you work for prosperity in the
community, the community is better able to support your business.
Tap into a pool of knowledge, resources, and
hands that can help you build a community that supports your business, and a
business that supports your community. Join The Citrus County Chamber of