Clearwater Area Chambers of Commerce to Merge
The merger of Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce will create economies of scale and efficiencies, legislative leverage and a larger base of hundreds of member businesses, officials said.
The target date for consolidation of the two Chambers is Jan.1.
During the remainder of 2019, the chambers will assemble a comprehensive plan that embraces all members and anticipates needs across all industries. The boards of directors of both chambers say they are confident this unification will result in a tangible increase in value for the benefit of all area businesses.
The CEOs and directors of each respective chamber’s board anticipate a geometric increase in value with new opportunities organic from the blend of business and tourism stakeholders.
“It’s all about creating value for members. Chambers facilitate meaningful connections for members and having these memberships consolidated will be a tangible catalyst for the North Pinellas business environment.” said Carol Hague, CEO of Clearwater Regional Chamber.
Jason Zelenak, chair of the CBCC, said he agrees that focusing on expanded opportunities for our members is the goal of this initiative.
CRCC Chamber Chair Mike Sutton said, “We encourage the members of both chambers to become engaged and continue to build long lasting relationships that will help promote your business and brand. By taking advantage of these unique opportunities, members can directly benefit from the best of both chambers and what their respective communities offer.”
Amanda Payne, CEO of the Clearwater Beach Chamber, said, “I believe this move will be highly beneficial for business community as a whole. Working together will help ensure the long-term success of the missions of both organizations. Bringing our organizations together will allow us to offer even more resources to our businesses and the community.”
In addition, they said, the union will create economies of scale and efficiencies, legislative leverage and a larger base of hundreds of member businesses that will be part of this unique network.
While the comprehensive plan for unification is being built over the remaining months of 2019, each chamber will continue to execute its individual strategic plan and scope of work according to budget.
It is essential, they said, that the chambers continue business as usual for 2019 while crafting the vision for 2020 unification. Officials said they trust their members will continue to support the efforts of each chamber throughout the months until consolidation comes to fruition.
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