FAQ

General FAQs

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

A Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to protect and improve the business climate and quality of life within a specific region. Although Chambers often work with large public agencies, they are not departments of any government organization.

At the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, our mission is building community through business. To do this, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce divides its work into several areas: Disruption, Governmental Affairs, Industry Growth, International Business, Leadership Programs, Marketing & Membership Growth and Urban/Community Growth.

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of more than 4,000 business representatives from businesses, organizations and coalitions that work toward common goals of supporting the entire South Florida region.

Who can join the Chamber?

Any company or nonprofit entity interested in networking, advocacy, leadership development, and becoming more involved in the South Florida region can join the Chamber. Additionally, companies located throughout the world may become a GMCC member in order to become acquainted with how and with whom to conduct business with in the Greater Miami area.

When was the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Founded?

Since its inception in 1907 as the Miami Board of Trade, the Greater Miami Chamber has been advancing issues and building a better community being widely recognized and well regarded for its legacy of leadership in economic development and community improvement.

What are the benefits of joining the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce?

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce offers its membership various networking opportunities with peers, government officials and business leaders. Members receive timely, relevant information so that they are kept informed; have access to professional development workshops and seminars so that they may gain valuable knowledge and skills to help them succeed; and policy and communications expertise to assist them in advocating their positions and business interests. Members also receive significant discounts on products, services and special events and conferences.

Is the Greater Miami Chamber a member of the US Chamber of Commerce?

The Greater Miami Chamber is an organization focused on advancing economic growth and addressing community issues. The GMCC is a member of the US Chamber.

I'm a member of my local chamber of commerce. Does that make me a member of the U.S. Chamber?

No, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is not a parent organization of other chambers, nor are other chambers necessarily members of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Chambers of commerce are independently started and operated.

Who will I meet at events?

We offer a network of more than 4,000 business leaders from family-owned to Fortune 500 companies in virtually every industry based in South Florida.

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