Business Building Leadership!

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 Four Key to the Chambers’ mission:

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 members to become politically active. Every year we organize SWFL Tallahassee Days, a 2-day trip to our state capital by a delegation of Southwest Florida’s business leaders, who provide our state legislators with an understanding of the unique needs of our region.

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 1400 community leaders since 1987 and are building the next generation of community leadership through Leadership Lee County (LLC).

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. Individual workshops, seminars, and luncheons examine both business and policy issues that affect the business community.

The Chamber of Southwest Florida provides our members with the support they need to grow their leaders, improve their operations, and showcase their mission and vision. Each member has unique goals and needs so we take a concierge approach to assisting our members. If there is something we can assist you with, be it leadership development, public relations, government advocacy, or strategic business planning, please feel free to contact us at