David Colby joins the Chamber after 20 years of chamber of commerce experience throughout the northeast. Most recently, he was the president and CEO of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce in Hudson, New York. During his time in the chamber industry, Colby has served as the membership director for a regional chamber of commerce in southeastern Massachusetts, as the executive director of a chamber outside of Boston, and as the president and CEO of a chamber in western Massachusetts.
Director of Membership
Laura comes to us with over 20 years of leadership experience. In her former role as a District Manager, Laura has successfully coached and developed Store Managers and led sales teams within a district of 17-25 retail stores. Laura has also worked as a Human Resource Manager. Laura will be responsible for all phases of membership sales and service, new member orientations, activation and retention of members.
Director of Marketing
Chelsea is a long time resident of Lake County and brings over 8 years of customer service and marketing experience. With her degree in Advertising & Business Administration from the University of Florida, and former roles with Visit Orlando and Georgia Southern University, her focus is in special event marketing, hospitality/tourism and recruitment/sales strategy. Chelsea is responsible for all marketing, advertising and promotional campaigns, P/R communications, event planning and promotions, and social media strategy.
Dorrie has been a Clermont resident since 1990 and brings over 20 years of administrative and bookkeeping experience. With her most recent employer, she started as an Administrative Assistant and moved up to various rolls including Office Manager, Finance Accounts Manager, and most recently, Payroll and Human Resources Administrator. In her role as Office Administrator, Dorrie is responsible for all bookkeeping and office administration tasks.
Email Dorrie at email@example.com
What Our Members Are Saying
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce is a remarkable vehicle for growth, opportunity, and cohesion. With an active and engaged membership, the Chamber is a central hub of connection, local development, and strategic vision that provides exciting opportunities and a valuable network for all its members.
Congressman Daniel Webster
From unparalleled networking to support in our business, membership at the South Lake Chamber of Commerce has enriched Royal Oak Homes in a variety of ways. We’re happy to be a part of this blossoming community in the Central Florida region, and are excited to see not only the continued success of our partnership with the Chamber, but also the progression of the county as a whole through synergistic efforts and initiatives among all entities involved. With Royal Oak Homes’ nearby communities, like Ardmore Reserve, Vista Grande and Eagle Pointe, our partnership with the Chamber is built on the same goal – to provide the area’s residents a lifestyle rich with opportunities and fulfillment.
Joining the South Lake Chamber of Commerce was a priority with us as we wanted to become true members of the community of commerce in our area. We value the resources that are available through the Chamber. From our initial meet and greet with Laura up to the present, we have had a positive experience and have been able to meet and make contact with other members of the community. Whether it has been local suppliers, organizations for partnering, or just support, information and advice, we have found the Chamber very valuable.
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce is a progressive, forward thinking organization dedicated to advancing business in our community. It is made up of hard working individuals who have the best interest of all of us foremost in everything they do. You could not ask for a better organization to help all of us move forward and be successful.
Thank you to the whole South Lake Chamber staff for all that you do to promote my business and South Lake County. As a longtime member of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, I have watched the Chamber grow from 250+ members to over 800+ members. The Chamber is not only the best value for a business in the area, but also a terrific cheerleader for Economic Development for Lake County.
As a commercial realtor working with small businesses, I have received many referrals that untimely have been traced back to a Chamber connection or lead generation. The value of a Chamber membership is incalculable. You meet and make lifelong business, professional and personal friendships through the Chamber. People do business with people they know! This is a proven fact. There is no better place than Chamber networking to make this type of connection, So I would like to say to new businesses coming into the market area and businesses that are already here . . . Don’t delay join the Chamber today!
My company’s experience with the South Lake Chamber has been excellent. The Chamber has incredible leadership that keeps companies abreast of all the issues relevant to our area. This includes everything from policies to politics. The Chamber goes the extra mile in mentoring new businesses to help them succeed. Their charitable outreach into the community includes a yearly “Back to School” celebration of all the teachers in the county. Over 1,000 teachers are celebrated with breakfast and door prizes. I am so proud to be a member of the South Lake Chamber!
Thank you for being an advocate for small business in South Lake!