The City of Plantation’s partnership with the Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce extends over 50 years, to 1961, when the Chamber first opened its doors to the community. Since then, it has grown to over 400 members, representing small businesses, retail, office, light industrial and general business. It acts as a central agency and conduit between Plantation businesses, citizens and the City of Plantation government.
The Plantation Chamber of Commerce coordinates events and opportunities to create partnerships and connections that sustain and grow our business community. Through the Chamber, members can make contacts to help their business grow, obtain referrals for services, take advantage of members-only discounts for things useful to their business, and gain access to seminars and workshops on issues pertinent to today’s business climate. The Chamber also has several active Leads groups that meet regularly, networking events open to all members and hosted by a different business each month, and helps new or re-established businesses organize grand opening events.
But the Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce is not just about supporting the business community. The Chamber partners with the City of Plantation to host a number of exciting events throughout the year. Signature events include the Celebrate Plantation Twilight Concert at Volunteer Park, featuring a great local band, a first run movie for the kids, a children’s activity area, a Health, Family and Business Expo, specialty dishes from local restaurants and a Food Truck Corral.
The Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast is a spiritual and uplifting event that celebrates the diverse cultures and faiths that make Plantation special. At the Wine, Jazz and Taste of Plantation, guests can sample a variety of wines and spirits, and dishes from Plantation’s finest restaurants. The Mayor’s Gala, held every four years after Mayoral elections, formally welcomes the City’s newly elected leaders and introduces them to the community.
The City of Plantation partners with the Chamber of Commerce for its annual Economic Development Summit, hosted in the Fall, to help showcase the tremendous opportunities for growth and expansion that exist here in Plantation. And of course each year, thousands of residents enjoy the Annual Holiday Parade, which runs down Broward Boulevard and kicks off the holiday season.
More recently, the Chamber joined with the City to present the Halloween and Safety Festival, and will be working with the City and the Plantation Junior Woman’s Club to expand and enhance Plantation’s premier art show, Art in the Park.
The City is proud of its partnership with the Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce. Together, they are working for Plantation’s citizens, business and residents to sustain and maintain our place as South Florida premier place to live, work and play!