Benefits of Membership
Why invest? Our Mission
The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to advance the economic, industrial, professional, cultural and civic welfare of the Carrabelle area. The Chamber will encourage the growth of existing industries and businesses, while giving all proper assistance to any new firms and individuals seeking to locate in the Carrabelle area.
The work of the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce is service to its’ Members and the community funded by Membership Investments. The Chamber’s Board of Directors and staff will give top priority to efficient service. Every effort will be made to provide the best service possible, without favoritism, prejudice, or unwarranted delay. The Chamber’s existence depends upon its Members, who deserve and expect the ultimate from the Chamber staff.
The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce is recognized under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(6) as an exempt non-profit organization. Contributions to section 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor’s federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business.
Top Four Ways the Chamber Helps Grow YOUR Business and improve YOUR standard of living:
The Chamber provides numerous cost efficient ways to promote your business.
The Chamber website is being renovated and additions and improvements are being made daily. Your name and photo/logo is listed in the Membership Directory and under your category of business.
Work with our PR team to gain media exposure by promoting newsworthy happenings in the area via posting on the Chamber’s website and Facebook page, inclusion in our professional monthly newsletter, and posting your event flyer in the Visitor Center. Interaction, referrals, and brochure rack space at the Carrabelle Official Tourist Development Council’s Visitor Center is provided and a knowledgeable staff member is on hand to answer questions and help a visitor locate available resources in person or by phone.
Each quarter we plan to offer an opportunity for you to get out in front of prospective customers through our Chamber meetings and mixers. This is the ideal opportunity to meet the other Chamber Members in a casual and relaxed environment. Be as involved as YOU choose.
FREE Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies. We will arrange a grand opening/ribbon-cutting using ceremonial scissors, ribbon and a Chamber Ambassador. To further market your business or new attraction, the Chamber will feature photo highlights and a brief summary in the Newsletter and on Facebook.
The Chamber has a representative to represent you at every level of local government and affiliated advisory committees-monitoring legislation, ordinances, and representing your interests as a business person and citizen of our area. By working together, our voice is stronger than by working individually.
Quality of Life
The Chamber continues to be involved in community projects and events in order to enhance the quality of life for residents of our area, and build a better environment for all of us to live in. The Chamber plans and hosts two major festivals each year – Holiday on the Harbor w/ the Boat Parade of Lights on the 2nd Saturday in December and the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival on the 4th Saturday in April. We also hold a number of smaller community events like Small Business Saturday and support many events being hosted by Carrabelle Chamber members. Your membership investment not only keeps current programs and community services available, but will help us in developing more.