The Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization focused on improving and preserving Winter Haven's business climate and quality of life.
Our Vision is advance commerce and community.
Our mission is serving, representing and enhancing business growth.
We have a long history of doing this in Winter Haven, from our founding in 1910 as a Board of Trade and then later our incorporation as a Chamber of Commerce in 1923.
The Chamber of Commerce serves as the hub for all information relating to Winter Haven - both for business and community. If we don't have the answer, we will strive to connect you with the right people to help you grow your business or expand your network. We have more than 750 businesses with nearly 2,000 designated representatives that represent our member investors. The Chamber is administered by a Board of Directors who set policy and strategic goals.
Major areas of Chamber focus include small business support, marketing and programming, business advocacy, education, economic development and tourism. We are strategic partners with the City of Winter Haven, Main Street Winter Haven, Winter Haven Economic Development Council, the Central Florida Development Council, Polk Vision and the Central Florida Partnership, to name a few.
The Winter Haven Chamber Foundation, Inc., is a 501 c(3) affiliate that supports economic development, education and beautification efforts. Its programs include Leadership Winter Haven, the Endeavor Winter Haven young professionals group, Endeavor Serves, partnerships with the Public Education Partnership (PEP), sponsor of the Polk Emerging Leaders Awards and various other leadership and professional development seminars.
The Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce has been accredited for 35 years, and was designated as a "Five Star" chamber by the US Chamber of Commerce in 2018. Less than two percent of the nation's Chamber's achieve accreditation and only a small percentage earn three, four or five stars.