Seminole County Chamber Featured on News 13
This past weekend as the nation started Small Business Month, the Seminole County Chamber was the centerpiece of a special program on Spectrum News 13 all about small businesses. Both our president & CEO, Rebekah Arthur, and our Chair, Lauren Miller, were invited to a lengthy discussion on how our community can help small businesses thrive. Of course, not only is Lauren our board chair, but she is also an owner in two family-owned small businesses. "There are definitely advantages to being a small
Meet our March and February New Members
Wow, what a March for the Seminole County Chamber! Last month, we set a record for the most new members in March and the highest revenue for new members in March. It was a great month lead by a new chairman level member: Concentrix! Our team brought in more than 30 new members in March, bringing the total number of new members to nearly 70 businesses in 2023. This is important to you because each one of those businesses represent an opportunity. It’s an opportunity for a new client. It’s an opportunity
Welcome Our New Members!
Take a minute to welcome the new members who have made the decision to join our chamber! You can visit their website, give them a call or just say "Hi!" when you meet them at the next Seminole County Chamber event. Company NameRepresentativeWebsitePhoneA Trinity Counseling CenterDorothy Pehowichttp://atrinitycounselingcenter.com(407) 402-5088Abilities Workshop, IncJeanetta Bryanthttp://www.abilitiesowrkshop.com(407) 519-3377Alexia Emerson State FarmAlexia Emersonhttp://www.alexiaprotectsfl.com(407)
Stax Chooses Seminole County Chamber for New Savings Program
Two leading organizations enter partnership to help businesses save moneyHeathrow, Fla. (January 13, 2023) – Orlando-based payment platform company Stax has joined forces with the Seminole County Chamber to offer significant savings to its members in a first-of-its-kind program for chambers.The program provides members of the chamber a 40 percent savings on their credit card processing fees - on top of the 40 percent that Stax saves businesses each month with their non-Seminole Chamber member rates.“For
Looking Forward to a Great Seminole County Future
Happy New Year! As the calendar turns to 2023, the Seminole County Chamber is also turning a page and I’m proud to be in this position, in service to you, our members, and our community. I’m truly looking forward to working to continue our position of being one of the premier organizations in Central Florida helping create economic opportunities for everyone. Of course, I’m at an advantage that many chamber leaders do not have when they start their tenure – our chamber is
Florida Association Of Chamber Professionals Installs 2022-2023 Board Of Directors
OCALA, FL (December 6, 2022)– The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) installed its 2022-2023 Board of Directors at their Annual Conference, held December 6-8, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Ocala in Ocala, Florida. The Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for overseeing the operations of FACP, whose mission is to advance excellence in chamber management in the State of Florida. Tamara Fleischhaker, IOM, FCCP, Chief eXperience Officer of the Ocala Metro Chamber &
Welcome Emalynn Johnson to the Chamber Team
With more than 200 events run by the Seminole County Chamber every year, we are certainly thrilled to be adding to our event staff! Emalynn Johnson joined the chamber in November as the event coordinator working with our great events director, Nathaniel. She is responsible for overseeing the planning of events within the seven Area Councils, as well as other monthly events such as ChamberU, Business After Hours, and Ribbon Cutting events. You can read her full bio here, but we have a bit of extra
The Future of the Seminole County Chamber
Chamber members and friends, Two months ago, the Seminole County Chamber undertook a comprehensive review of our chamber, its hiring practices and our involvement in politics. I’m proud of our efforts. We were diligent. We listened. We gave every opportunity to allow our members to openly express any concerns. Here are the steps the chamber took over the past two months:Our board came together in September and held an executive session where board members could share their thoughts with each other.We
News Release: Cybersecurity Awareness
Identity Theft October 24th, 2022 The cybersecurity leader uncovered new data on the top digital behaviors that leave consumers vulnerable to cyberattacks In recognizing the effort of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, identity protection provider IDShield unveils new data on consumer digital behaviors that increase the risk for cyberattacks. Of those surveyed, more than 40 percent feel conducting life and business online is getting more dangerous. Although 82 percent claim to have familiarity with what
Genske & Co. Magazine Feature
Genske & Co. Accounting and HR is delighted to be the October Sponsor of the Month for Stroll Heathrow Magazine! Check out our spread in the magazine and learn more about how we can help your business with your accounting and HR needs. Contact us today to set up a free 30-minute business consultation! To read the article, please visit our Facebook page.
Disaster Relief Information for our Members
If your business had damage or lost revenue because of Hurricane Ian, you may be eligible for help from the SBA. Below is information they have provided for us to share. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)<https://www.sba.gov/>announced today the addition of several Florida counties to the disaster declaration for Hurricane Ian that began Sept. 23, enabling more Florida businesses and residents to be eligible to apply for SBA’s low-interest disaster loan program.The disaster declaration now
CareerSource Central Florida Unites with Local Businesses Offering Workforce Solutions to Help Individuals During Opioid Recovery
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 8, 2022) –CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF), Florida’s second largest regional workforce board, announces it has teamed up with local businesses in the region to provide workforce solutions to HR professionals and employers to help support, and integrate into the local workforce, individuals recovering from opioid addiction. The opioid epidemic has been fueled by COVID-19. According to some of the latest research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than
Welcome More than 100 New Members!
What an incredible time of growth for your Seminole County Chamber in the first six months of 2022! Dena and her team have brought in more than 100 new members since January from all over Central Florida. In June, nearly 30 businesses made the choice to invest in a membership to the chamber. This is an incredible opportunity for members of the Seminole County Chamber to truly build their network and grow new relationships. These companies want to meet YOU! They want to work with YOU! They want to be
Congratulations Rebekah on IOM Graduation
Since its inception, the Seminole County Chamber has encouraged its staff and leadership to embark on journeys to learn, to become a leader and improve their already superior skills. This week, the Seminole County Chamber's executive vice president, Rebekah Arthur, has graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute of Organizational Management. Having the IOM after her name signifies that Rebekah is among the top professionals in the country in managing organizations like chambers of commerce.
Meet your new Seminole Chamber board
Thank you to all of the people who have stepped forward to volunteer their time and talents to keep the Seminole County Chamber among the top chambers in Florida. Your service to the board is invaluable and we are looking forward to a great new year. Of course, thank you to Shawn Molsberger with Orlando Health South Seminole for leading us for the past year. We're looking forward to the leadership of Lauren Miller of J. Wayne Miller over the next 12 months. And after Lauren's term ends a year from now,
Congratulations Seminole Business Awards Nominees!
Congratulations to the 70 companies who were nominated for our annual Seminole Business Awards, the time when we recognize those firms who are making a difference in growing the economy of Seminole County and our region. These companies represent a wide range of businesses in all types of industries. We're looking forward to what our judges think and the final results of their decisions. Remember, our nominees will be judged by people outside of the Orlando metropolitan area. If you're on the list, please