About the Chamber
We are a regional business organization that builds leadership as a strategic contribution to the community. We deliver quality information, services and value to our members that provide a positive contribution to their business. Four key divisions drive the “business building leadership” mission of the organization: Governmental Advocacy, Strategic Business Information, Leadership Development, and Membership Service.
The Mission of The Chamber of Southwest Florida is to be a regional business organization that builds leadership as a strategic contribution to the community. We will be strong advocates of our members’ interests before government and we will encourage the continuing development of regional infrastructure. We will deliver quality information, services and value to our members that provide a positive contribution to their business.
The region’s premium community leadership program is Leadership Lee County, now recruiting its next class to begin their journey through the community acquiring valuable information about all aspects of Lee County and Southwest Florida and the skills required to become future trustees of the community and volunteer leaders guiding our collective future.
Strategic Business Information
The quarterly economic roundtable events provide an exploration of issues followed by our traditional economic and technology forecasts. We are known for our national and local experts who provide valuable information your business can put to use. See The Chamber’s website for information about the next event.
Our regional chamber has a tradition of advocacy for regional solutions and adequate infrastructure. Our government relations committee-the Regional Business Leadership Coalition-educates business leaders about public policy issues and encourages major investor members to become politically active.
In a Time of Change and Challenge, We Make a Difference!
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Exponential growth has placed extraordinary demands on Southwest Florida. We must develop community leaders committed to a great future for our region. That’s exactly what the Chamber is doing-and at an accelerating pace.
The Chamber is the oldest and strongest provider of leadership programs in the region. We have graduated more than 1000 community leaders since 1987.
We are building the next generation of community leadership through Leadership Lee County and the brand new regional L.E.A.D. program. We teach veteran and up & coming executives alike about the challenges we face as we cope with unprecedented growth and change.
Graduates of our programs emerge ready to tackle the obstacles that threaten the creation of a high-functioning community.
Providing Strategic Information
Succeeding in Southwest Florida means staying abreast of business trends, best practices, and public policy issues. The Chamber keeps our members and the regional business community current on the topics that will have the greatest impact on their organizations.
Each year the Regional Economic Outlook Conference provides a unique overview of where we’ve been and where we’re headed in Southwest Florida.
Individual workshops, seminars, and luncheons examine both business and policy issues that affect the business community.
The Chamber website as well as our monthly print & E-Newsletters provide both timely and timeless information to help business leaders do a better job of driving growth and profitability.