About the Chamber
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber located in Oldsmar, Florida is an independent, not-for-profit business organization, dedicated to ensuring our area's economic vitality and improving our quality of life.
The Chamber is comprised of over 400 business members, unified in their desire to meet the needs of the local business community by fostering economic opportunity and a favorable business climate. Our members are involved, committed partners who join the Chamber for a variety of reasons, from networking to civic leadership.
Our membership includes both the region's largest employers and the area's smallest companies, and our emphasis on helping small business is woven throughout our organization's structure. In fact, nearly two-thirds of all Chamber members have 10 or fewer employees, and many of the programs and services we offer are geared specifically toward assisting the small business owner.
The Voice of the Business Community
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber is the collective voice of the business community, setting the pace on issues critical to the health, survival and growth of businesses in the Top o' the Bay area. We are the business community's spokesman at City Hall, the County Courthouse and the State Capitol, lobbying on governmental issues that directly affect the local economy, the quality of life in our communities, and the bottom line of our member businesses.
By working together, the Chamber's staff and its volunteer leadership are able to accomplish far more than any one business could ever hope to achieve on its own. And in doing so, we are building a community that we can all be proud of!
Building a Strong Economy
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber markets the community on a global basis, in an effort to:
· Attract new investment and companies;
· Create new jobs through corporate relocation and the expansion of existing businesses;
· Promote Upper Tampa Bay's assets to prospective employers, investors and residents;
· Improve the community by encouraging planned economic development, strong civic leadership, better education and increased cultural and recreational opportunities.
In addition, we constantly strive to provide value-added services and products to our membership, including: small business assistance programs; educational seminars; networking opportunities; trade shows; special events; and affordable marketing opportunities.
As a result, the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber located in Oldsmar, Florida is a leader not only in its own community, but for the entire region and state as well. Our aggressive approach to advocating the interests of business were recognized and rewarded in 1999, when we were named Florida's Chamber of Commerce of the Year by the Florida Chamber of Commerce Executive's Association.