I was a Margate Chamber member do I need to sign up again under the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber?

If you were a member of the Margate Chamber as of January 2017, you were automatically added to the Pompano Beach Chamber membership. You will be sent your renewal notice on your anniversary.

My business is not located in Margate, but I do have interest in reaching the Margate community and businesses. Can I pay an additional fee to be a member of the Margate Chamber Council?
There is no need to! Once you are a member of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, you have access to the entire membership, including the Margate Chamber Council - regardless of location.

OK - Now what?
First thing you would want to do is check to make sure your information is correct in our Membership Information Center. (MIC) If your information needs to be corrected or updated and you need your individual login information, email info@pompanobeachchamber.com
Now you get involved - there are events, meetings, ribbon cuttings and Enterprise Groups, in both Margate and Pompano Beach. Check out our EVENT CALENDAR and register for any one of our over 200 programs, events and/or meetings.

Need more information? See press release below or contact the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber staff at (954) 941-2940 or info@PompanoBeachChamber.com

The Margate Chamber and The Greater Pompano Chamber of Commerce’s respective board of directors today announced they have come together to form a regional organization, strengthening the voice of the business community in North Broward. Effective January 1, 2017, the Margate Chamber of Commerce will be known as the Margate Chamber Council, operating under the auspices of the Greater Pompano Chamber, a 600+ member organization representing an array of industries across Broward County.

Conversations began in October 2016, as each organization explored how to best serve its membership. “We wanted to make a decision that we felt was in the best interest of our members to help them grow and be successful,” stated Kathy Mantz, President of the Margate Chamber of Commerce. “We, like most smaller Chambers, are continually challenged to meet the vision of our Chamber; which is to help our members be successful and promote economic, civic and community progress.” Mantz continued, “Given the difficulty in capturing and sustaining funding, it was becoming more and more difficult and time consuming to realize our vision, and was not effectively serving our members.

The agreement between the two Chambers involves the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce managing the administrative, financial and membership needs of the Margate members. The Margate Chamber Council will have its own Board of Governors and have representation on the on the Pompano Beach Chamber’s Board of Directors. Their programs, events and committees will continue as usual. When meeting with the Margate Chamber board members, it was apparent that it was critical to retain the Margate Chamber’s identity and continue with those member-driven programs that are successful and foster engagement.” stated Ric Green, CEO, Greater Pompano Chamber of Commerce.

From an industry perspective, regionalization is becoming the norm. Chambers of Commerce and other non-profit organizations are constantly competing for funding while working to raise money to keep the organization viable and growing. Both board of directors view the alliance as the perfect opportunity to look towards the future and build a strong sustainable organization for all members.

The Pompano Beach Chamber is a highly-respected and vibrant organization. This will be a mutually beneficial arrangement for members of both organizations; increasing exposure to new markets, expand networking opportunities, streamline our operational and administrative functions and build a strong partnership between the two cities”, concluded Mantz.

The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce is a business organization of over 600 business and professional people who have joined together to promoting the civic, commercial and economic progress of the community. The Chamber is not only the VOICE of business; it is a way for our diverse membership to channel their energies into efforts from which the entire community benefits. The united efforts of many can accomplish much more than any single business.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact
Cristina Agnone at 954.941.2940 or email at cagnone.pompanobeachchamber.com.

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The Margate Chamber of Commerce is single-mindedly focused on supporting the needs of our business community by providing networking opportunities, advertising and marketing support, information and referral services within the business community, and representing the voice of the Margate Business Community to the local government.
The Margate Chamber of Commerce is undoubtedly a vehicle to encourage personal business growth, increase local community referrals, and establish powerful business connections. However equally important are the collective benefits the entire Margate Community experiences as a result of increased civic involvement, rigorous dialogue, and collaborative action. Membership in the Chamber is an invitation to reach across multicultural divides and multiple generations to join forces and impact the future of our city in a positive manner. Chamber membership gives you a voice to discuss your hopes for the city, your ideas and concerns regarding the redevelopment of Margate, and suggestions regarding on how to better serve the needs and concerns of the Margate business community.
In these challenging economic times it becomes difficult to hold onto a vision of hope and prosperity but striving towards this vision of a better tomorrow well worth the effort if we are to succeed in building a thriving business community that responds to the needs of its members and the community. We hope that you will share with us your vision of that better tomorrow with the Chamber at upcoming meetings and events.  In doing so you will be encouraging, supporting, and inspiring those who commit themselves to civic involvement, and helping to create a business community that is grounded in hope and personal commitment.
A Note from the Executive Director: 

The very first thing I think about each morning is most definitely  coffee. However shortly thereafter and a very close second is how I can spend my day increasing the value of the Margate Chamber of Commerce for our membership. Simply signing members up and collecting dues is vastly overrated. Instead my goal is create a space where like-minded business people can network, brainstorm, and socialize with one another.

More than anything I believe I have done my job well when I have facilitated a business lead, provided a networking opportunity, answered a nagging question, or even just provoked a genuine smile from one of my members. After all hard work, success, and professional growth are essential in the business community but I see absolutely no reason  we cannot have a great time while pursuing them. Laughter and joy are absolutely essential in my world! Fortunately we have plenty of both here at The Margate Chamber of Commerce! 

I encourage you to get engaged and involved with some of the many events, committees, and activities we offer at the Chamber. We offer monthly membership meetings, lunch and learns, and have a variety of committees you can join to improve your business visibility, increase leadership skills, and contribute to your community. Check out our Calendar of Events to see what is happening in community! It is my most sincere desire to create a dynamic, engaged, and most importantly, enjoyable Chamber that encourages mutual prosperity and social connectedness. 

Thank you, 
Rebecca Case


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